Thinking about moving to Regional Queensland? Here’s 10+ reasons why making the move can happen within the next 12 months

Posted: 25th Feb

New research released yesterday by the Regional Australia Institute (RAI) shows one-in-five city residents are looking to move to the regions, with more than half wanting to make the jump within the next 12 months.

RAI CEO Liz Ritchie said metro movers are looking for more space, to be better connected to the natural environment and they want a more relaxed lifestyle – all the things that Regional Australia has to offer.

“What’s really interesting about the survey we had commissioned is that the appeal of Regional Australia is a stronger motivation to move than any dissatisfaction with city life,” Liz Ritchie said.

When asked about the reasons for considering a move, 70 percent rated traffic congestion as a major factor and 68 percent want to reduce their cost of living. But it’s the positives of life outside the city limits which resonate even more, with 77 percent of potential movers ticking both space and connection to nature as reasons to shift. The improved general well-being that regional life offers is a major drawcard for three-quarters of those surveyed.

“Concern about limited job opportunities was identified by respondents as the biggest barrier to moving to Regional Australia…” Liz Ritchie said. The Jobs in Queensland platform can help potential movers find the job that will be a catalyst for them and their family to make the move. With over 25,000 Queensland jobs and more than 10 regional Queensland Talent Communities across the Jobs in Queensland network, there is no better place to start planning a move.

As an example, right now in Outback Queensland there are over 150 jobs aviailable from Cloncurry in the north through to Cunnamulla in the south. There are also positions aviable in the iconic locations of Birdsville and the desert country.

Over in Central Queensland, they have “$4.6 billion-dollars of major projects underway, resulting in an abundance of varied career opportunities for both sea and tree changers searching for an escape from bustling capital cities,” Capricorn Enterprise CEO, Mary Carroll said.

“The Capricorn footprint in Central Queensland is one of the fastest growing areas outside the southeast corner and the enviable destination for more than 120,000 residents already calling the region home.”

“Our ever-growing, vibrant and welcoming communities offer everything needed to provide a consistently great mix of lifestyle choices without compromising on quality employment opportunities or housing choices.” Mary said

To help start planning your move, head to the other regional Queensland Talent Communities below; search for job of interest and save your search as job alert. You will then be sent relevant regional jobs every few days.

Shoalwater Bay Jobs

Gold Coast Student Jobs

Whitsunday Jobs

Capricorn Coast Joblink

Ipswich & West Moreton Jobs

Local Workers

Mackay Region Joblink

Scenic Rim Jobs

Outback Queensland Jobs

CQ Joblink

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