According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics shows that 43,000 Australians moved from cities to regional areas in 2020. This number is expected to grow in the coming years.
From beautiful surroundings to lower house prices and better life balance, there's plenty to love about living in regional Australia.
There are many reasons to consider moving to a regional or remote location:
Compared to main cities, regional areas have much lower housing costs and a higher standard of living. Rent in regional centres can be up to 30 to 50 per cent cheaper than in Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane.
Nature and local attractions
Whether you love pristine beaches or rolling hills, regional Australia is amongst some of the most beautiful locations in the world. Enjoy the outdoors with bushwalking and camping, or explore art galleries, wineries and farmers’ markets.
A great work-life balance
Had enough of long commutes and cramped living? With shorter travelling time, plenty of space and less traffic, you’ll have more time for the things that matter, whether that’s family, friends or the hobbies you enjoy.
You'll find many towns also have excellent schooling and educations opportunities for the younger family members!
Country towns are known for their sense of community, everybody knows their neighbours and says hello in the main street. You'll be welcomed with open arms into townships that are always there for each other.
So, what are you waiting for?