Perth will be a more attractive destination for international students, with the Federal Government reinstating Perth's status as a regional city, helping to create local jobs.
In response to recent changes to visa and migration settings, the State Government requested for Perth to be re-classified as a 'region' for international students. This will come into effect on November 16.
The Federal Government, with the support of Western Australian businesses and universities, agreed to the change meaning international students will now be able to access incentives to undertake their study in Perth and will enable WA to increase its share in this market.
Finance Minister Mathias Cormann said the State and Federal Government continued to work together to ensure that Australia's migration system meets the needs of our cities and regions. "As a regional city, Perth will be an option for international students who want to study here, as they will now be eligible for an additional year in Australia on a post-study work visa," Minister Cormann said. Read more