• Fringe benefits tax - remote areas

    There are a number of fringe benefits tax (FBT) concessions that can be used by an employer who provides benefits to an employee residing in a remote area.

    Each of these concessions requires the employee to be in a remote area.

    Further information

    For information about the concessions, refer to Housing fringe benefits and Reductions in fringe benefit taxable value

    End of further information

    What is a remote area?

    A location is considered remote if it is not in, or adjacent to, an eligible urban area. An eligible urban area is an urban centre which in the 1981 Census had a population of a size set out in the table below.

    The tables are structured for call centre scripting, not for the user reading them themselves. Restructure, for example, as text (but feel free to consider other ways):

    An area is considered remote for FBT purposes if one of the following classifications apply

    Classification 1

    The location is:

    • not in Zone A or Zone B for income tax purposes
    • at least 40 kms from a urban centre with a population of 14,000 or more
    • at least 100 kms from an urban centre with a population of 130,000 or more.

    Classification 2

    The location is:

    • in Zone A or Zone B for income tax purposes
    • at least 40 km from an urban centre with a population of 28,000
    • at least 100 km from an urban centre with a population 130 000.

    Classification 3

    An area is also classified remote if:

    • the employer is one of the certain regional employers listed below
    • the employer is providing a housing benefit
    • the location is at least 100 kms from an urban centre that in the 1981 Census had a population of 130,000 or more.
    If Then

    The location is all of the following:

    • not in Zone A or Zone B for income tax purposes
    • at least 40 kms from an urban centre that had a population of 14,000 to less than 130,000
    • at least 100 kms from an urban centre that had a population of 130,000 or more.

     

    The location is remote.

    The location is all of the following:

    • in Zone A or Zone B for income tax purposes
    • at least 40 kms from an urban centre that had a population of 28,000 to less than 130,000
    • at least 100 kms from an urban centre of 130 000 or more.

     

    The location is remote.

    • All of the following
      • the employer is one of the certain regional employers listed below
      • the employer is providing a housing benefit
      • the location is at least 100 kms from an urban centre that in the 1981 Census had a population of 130,000 or more.
       

     

     

    The location is remote.

    Further information

    For more information about Zone A or B, see Australian zone list (XLS,1.5MB)

    End of further information

    Certain regional employers

    The meaning of a remote area when providing housing benefits is different for employees of:

    • a public hospital
    • a hospital carried on by a non-profit society or a non-profit association
    • a government body where the duties of employment are exclusively performed in, or in connection with, a public hospital or a non-profit hospital
    • a charitable institution
    • an employer who provides public ambulance services or services that support those services where the employee is predominantly involved in connection with the provision of those services
    • a government body where the employee's duties are performed in a police service.

    Find out more

    For more information, refer to Housing fringe benefits

    End of find out more

    Which towns are remote

    There are two lists for each state and territory that list the:

    • eligible urban area
    • towns that are in a remote area
    • towns that are not in a remote area.

    You need to work out which list to use:

    • List 1 is used by
      • certain regional employers who provide non-housing benefits (other than remote area residential fuel if provided with a housing benefit – see list 2) to their employees
      • all other employers.
       
    • List 2 is used by certain regional employers who provide:
      • housing benefits to their employees
      • both housing benefits and remote area residential fuel to their employees.
       

     

    Concession

    Certain regional employers

    All other employers

    Remote area housing exemption

    Use list 2 

    Use list 1

    Residential fuel reduction

    Use list 1 if not providing a housing benefit

    Use list 2 if providing a housing benefit

    Use list 1

    Remote area loan

    Use list 1

    Use list 1

    Remote area interest

    Use list 1

    Use list 1

    Remote area rent

    Use list 1 

    Use list 1

    Remote area property benefit

    Use list 1

    Use list 1

    Remote area residential property expense payment benefit

    Use list 1 

    Use list 1

    Remote area residential option fee

    Use  list 1

    Use list 1

    Remote area residential property repurchase consideration

    Use list 1 

    Use list 1

    Remote area holiday transport (regardless of whether subject to ceiling)

    Use list 1

    Use list 1

    Remote area home ownership scheme

    Use list 1

    Use list 1

    Further information

    For more information about:

    For the relevant sections of the Fringe Benefits Tax Assessment Act 1986 (FBTAA), refer to:

    End of further information

    List 1

    Alphabetical lists of the eligible urban, remote and non-remote areas for all benefits for most employers and non-housing benefits from certain regional employers:

    Further information

    For information about which employer should use list 1, see Which towns are remote?

    For information about the benefits, refer to Housing fringe benefits and Reductions in fringe benefit taxable value

    End of further information

    New South Wales

    Eligible urban areas

    Albury-Wodonga

    Lismore

    Sydney (population in excess of 130,000 in the 1981 census)

    Armidale

    Maitland

    Tamworth

    Bathurst

    Newcastle (population in excess of 130,000 in the 1981 population census)

    Taree

    Cessnock-Bellbird

    Nowra-Bombaderry

    The Entrance-Terrigal

    Coffs Harbour

    Orange

    Tweed Heads-Gold Coast (population in excess of 130,000 in the 1981 census)

    Dubbo

    Port Macquarie

    Wagga Wagga

    Gosford

    Queanbeyan-Canberra (population in excess of 130,000 in the 1981 population census)

    Wollongong (population in excess of 130,000 in the 1981 census)

    Grafton

    Richmond-Windsor

    Wyong

    Remote and non-remote areas

    Remote Non-remote

    Aberdeen

    Albury-Wodonga

    Balranald

    Alstonville

    Barham-Koondrook

    Anna Bay

    Barraba

    Appin

    Bateman's Bay

    Armidale

    Batlow

    Arrawarra

    Bega

    Austral

    Bermagui

    Avondale

    Berridale

    Ballina

    Berrigan

    Bangalow

    Bingara

    Bargo

    Boggabri

    Basin View

    Bombala

    Bathurst

    Boorowa

    Bellingen

    Bourke

    Bellbird

    Brewarrina

    Berry

    Broken Hill

    Blackheath

    Broulee

    Blayney

    Brunswick Heads

    Bombaderry

    Burrill Lake

    Bogangar

    Byron Bay

    Bonnells Bay

    Canowindra

    Bonny Hill

    Cobar

    Bowen Mountain

    Condobolin

    Bowral

    Cooma

    Branxton

    Coonabarabran

    Brightwaters

    Coonamble

    Bungendore

    Cootamundra

    Bulahdelah

    Corowa-Wahgunyah

    Bundanoon

    Cowra

    Bundeena

    Crescent Head

    Buxton

    Crookwell

    Callala Bay

    Culcairn

    Camden

    Dalmeny

    Camden Haven

    Deniliquin

    Canberra-Queanbeyan

    Denman

    Casino

    Dorrigo

    Cessnock

    Eden

    Chain Valley Bay

    Evans Head

    Coffs Harbour

    Ewingsdale

    Colo Vale

    Finley

    Coolamon

    Forbes

    Cooranbong

    Gilgandra

    Coraki

    Glen Innes

    Corlette

    Gloucester

    Culburra

    Grenfell

    Dora Creek

    Griffith

    Dubbo

    Gulgong

    Dungog

    Gundagai

    Emerald Beach

    Gunnedah

    Estella

    Harden

    Fingal Bay

    Hay

    Forest Hill

    Hillston

    Forster

    Holbrook

    Galston

    Iluka

    Gerringong

    Inverell

    Glossodia

    Ivanhoe

    Gold Coast

    Jerilderie

    Gosford

    Jindabyne

    Goulbourn

    Junee

    Grafton

    Kandos

    Greenwell Point

    Kempsey

    Greta

    Kootingal

    Guyra

    Kyogle

    Gwandalan

    Lake Cargelligo

    Harrington

    Leeton

    Hazelbrook

    Lennox Head

    Hawks Nest

    Lightning Ridge

    Heddon Greta

    Lithgow

    Helensburgh

    Lord Howe Island

    Hill Top

    Macksville

    Howlong

    Maclean

    Huskisson

    Malua Bay

    Junction Hill

    Manildra

    Katoomba

    Manilla

    Kiama

    Menindee

    Killcare

    Merimbula

    Korora Bay

    Milton

    Kurrajong

    Moama-Echuca

    Kurri Kurri

    Moree

    Lake Cathie

    Moruya

    Lake Munmorah

    Mossy Point

    Lawson

    Mudgee

    Lemon Tree Passage

    Mullumbimby

    Lismore

    Mulwala-Yarrawonga

    Maitland

    Murrumburrah

    Mannering Park

    Muswellbrook

    McGraths Hill

    Nambucca Heads

    Medowie

    Narooma

    Mittagong

    Narrabri

    Molong

    Narrandera

    Morisset

    Narromine

    Moss Vale

    Nyngan

    Murrumbateman

    Oberon

    Murwillumbah

    Parkes

    Narellan

    Peak Hill

    Nelson Bay

    Perisher Village

    Newcastle

    Portland

    Nowra

    Quirindi

    Ocean Shores

    Satur

    Old Bar

    Scone

    Orange

    South-West Rocks

    Orient Point

    South Golden Beach

    Picton

    Suffolk Park

    Port Macquarie

    Sussex Inlet

    Pottsville Beach

    Tathra

    Rathmines

    Temora

    Raymond Terrace

    Tenterfield

    Richmond North

    Thredbo Village

    Richmond Windsor

    Tocumwal

    Salamander

    Tumbarumba

    Sanctuary Point

    Tumut

    Sandy Beach

    Tura Beach

    Sawtell

    Tuross Heads

    Shoalhaven Heads

    Ulladulla

    Silverdale

    Walcha

    Singleton

    Walgett

    Stanwell Park

    Wallerawang

    St George Basin

    Warialda

    Sydney

    Warren

    Tahmoor

    Wee Waa

    Tamworth

    Wellington

    Taree

    Werris Creek

    The Entrance

    West Wyalong

    The Oaks

    Wilcannia

    Terrigal

    Yamba

    Thirlmere

    Yenda

    Tuncurry

    Young

    Uralla

     

    Urunga

     

    Wagga Wagga

     

    Wagstaffe

     

    Wangi

     

    Warragamba

     

    Wauchope

     

    Wentworth

     

    Wentworth Fall

     

    Weston

     

    Wilberforce

     

    Windermere Park

     

    Windsor Downs

     

    Wingham

     

    Wollongbar

     

    Wollongong

     

    Woolgoolga

     

    Wyee

     

    Wyong

     

    Yass

    Australian Capital Territory

    No areas within the ACT are more than 100 kilometres from an eligible urban area (Canberra-Queanbeyan) with a 1981 Census population of 130,000 or more. Therefore, no areas within the ACT are remote.

    Queensland

    Eligible urban areas

    Brisbane (population in excess of 130,000 in the 1981 census)

    Gladstone

    Maryborough

    Bundaberg

    Gold Coast-Tweed Heads (population in excess of 130,000 in the 1981 census)

    Rockhampton

    Cairns

    Mackay

    Toowoomba

    Caloundra

    Maroochydore-Mooloolaba

    Townsville

    Remote and non-remote areas

    Remote Non-remote

    Airlie Beach

    Alice River

    Allingham

    Amity Point

    Atherton

    Bargara

    Ayr

    Beachmere

    Babinda

    Beaudesert

    Barcaldine

    Beenleigh

    Biloela

    Beerwah

    Blackall

    Bli Bli

    Blackwater

    Bongaree

    Bowen

    Boonah

    Bulwer

    Boyne Island

    Calliope

    Brisbane

    Cannonvale

    Buderim

    Cardwell

    Bucasia

    Charleville

    Bundaberg

    Charters Towers

    Burnett Heads

    Cherbourg

    Burpengary

    Childers

    Caboolture

    Chinchilla

    Cairns

    Clermont

    Caloundra

    Cloncurry

    Caravonica

    Collinsville

    Clifton Beach

    Cooktown

    Coolum Beach

    Cooroy

    Cordelia Estate

    Cowan Cowan

    Couran

    Craiglie

    Deeragun

    Crows Nest

    Deception Bay

    Cunnamulla

    Dundowran

    Dalby

    Dunwich

    Dent Island

    Eagle Heights

    Dysart

    Edmonton

    Emerald

    Eimeo

    Emu Park

    Gatton

    Fitzroy Island

    Gladstone

    Fraser Island

    Glenella

    Gayndah

    Gold Coast

    Glenden

    Gordonvale

    Goondiwindi

    Gracemere

    Great Keppel Island

    Hambledon

    Green Island

    Helensvale

    Gympie

    Hervey Bay

    Gympie South

    Highfields

    Hamilton Island

    Holloways Beach

    Home Hill

    Jimboomba

    Hughenden

    Karalee

    Ingham

    Karana Downs

    Innisfail

    Kawana Waters

    Karumba

    Kilcoy

    Kingaroy

    Kingsthorpe

    Longreach

    Kooringal

    Mareeba

    Laidley

    Middlemount

    Landsborough

    Miles

    Mackay

    Millmerran

    Macleay Island

    Mission Beach

    Magnetic Island

    Mitchell

    Maleny

    Monto

    Marcoola

    Moranbah

    Maroochydore

    Mossman

    Maryborough

    Mount Isa

    Montville

    Moura

    Mooloolaba

    Mundubbera

    Morayfield

    Murgon

    Mount Low

    Nanango

    Mount Morgan

    Normanton

    Mudjimba

    Palm Island

    Nambour

    Point Arkwright

    Nelly Bay

    Port Douglas

    Nerang

    Proserpine

    Noosa

    Roma

    Oakey

    Smithfield Heights

    Oxenford

    St George

    Palmwoods

    Stanthorpe

    Peregian Beach

    Thursday Island

    Pittsworth

    Tieri

    Point Lookout

    Tin Can Bay

    Redland Bay

    Tully

    Rockhampton

    Warwick

    Rosewood

    Weipa

    Russell Island

    Whitsunday Group of Islands

    Sarina

    Winton

    Sandstone Point

    Wondai

    Santa Barbera

    Wongaling Beach

    Southend

    Woorabinda

    Tamborine North

    Yandina

    Tangalooma

    Yaroomba

    Tannum Sands

    Yarrabah

    Tewantin

    Yeppoon

    Toowoomba

     

    Townsville

     

    Victoria Point

     

    Walkerston

     

    Walloon

     

    Waterford

     

    White Rock

     

    Woodford

     

    Woombye

     

    Woorim

     

    Yorkeys Knob

    Victoria

    Eligible urban areas

    Albury-Wodonga

    Melbourne (population in excess of 130,000 in the 1981 census)

    Moe-Yallourn

    Traralgon

    Ballarat

    Melton

    Morwell

    Wangaratta

    Bendigo

    Mildura

    Shepparton-Mooroopna

    Warrnambool

    Geelong

     

    Remote and non-remote areas

    Remote Non-remote

    Alexandra

    Anglesea

    Ararat

    Bacchus Marsh

    Avoca

    Ballan

    Bairnsdale

    Ballarat

    Beaufort

    Balnarring Beach

    Benalla

    Barwon Heads

    Bright

    Beaconsfield Upper

    Camperdown

    Beechworth

    Casterton

    Bendigo

    Charlton

    Broadford

    Cobden

    Buninyong

    Cobram

    Bunyip

    Cohuna

    Carrum Downs

    Colac

    Castlemaine

    Coleraine

    Chiltern

    Corryong

    Churchill

    Cowes

    Clifton Springs

    Dimboola

    Coldstream

    Donald

    Cockatoo

    Echuca-Moama

    Craigieburn

    Euroa

    Cranbourne

    Foster

    Creswick

    Hamilton

    Crib Point

    Heathcote

    Daylesford

    Heyfield

    Diggers Rest

    Heywood

    Drouin

    Horsham

    Drysdale

    Inverloch

    Emerald

    Kerang

    French Island

    Koondrook-Barham

    Geelong

    Korumburra

    Gisborne

    Lakes Entrance

    Hastings

    Leongatha

    Healesville

    Lorne

    Heathcote Junction

    Maffra

    Hurstbridge

    Mansfield

    Irymple

    Maryborough

    Kilmore

    Mirboo North

    Koo-wee-rup

    Mortlake

    Kyabram

    Mount Beauty

    Kyneton

    Myrtleford

    Lancefield

    Nagambie

    Lara

    Nathalia

    Launching Place

    Newhaven

    Leopold

    Nhill

    Macedon

    Orbost

    Maldon

    Ouyen

    Melbourne

    Paynesville

    Melton

    Portland

    Merbein

    Robinvale

    Merricks

    Rochester

    Mildura

    Rutherglen

    Millgrove

    St Arnaud

    Moe

    Sale

    Mooroopna

    Seymour

    Morwell

    Stawell

    Mount Helen

    Stratford

    Numurkah

    Swan Hill

    Ocean Grove

    Terang

    Pakenham

    Tongala

    Pearcedale

    Wahgunyah-Corowa

    Port Fairy

    Warracknabeal

    Portarlington

    Wonthaggi

    Queenscliff

    Yarram

    Red Cliffs

    Yarrawonga-Mulwala

    Riddells Creek

     

    Romsey

     

    Rosedale

     

    Seville

     

    Shepparton

     

    Somerville

     

    St Leonards

     

    Strathfieldsaye

     

    Sunbury

     

    Tatura

     

    Torquay

     

    Trafalgar

     

    Traralgon

     

    Tyabb

     

    Wallan

     

    Wandong

     

    Wangaratta

     

    Warburton

     

    Warragul

     

    Warrnambool

     

    Whittlesea

     

    Winchelsea

     

    Wodonga-Albury

     

    Wonga Park

     

    Woodend

     

    Woori Yallock

     

    Yallourn North

     

    Yallourn

     

    Yarra Junction

     

    Yarra Glen

    Tasmania

    Eligible urban areas

    Burnie-Somerset

    Devonport

    Hobart

    Launceston

    Remote and non-remote areas

    Remote Non-remote

    Beaconsfield

    Bridgewater

    Beauty Point

    Burnie

    Bridport

    Devonport

    Bruny Island

    Evandale

    Deloraine

    Hadspen

    Dodges Ferry

    Hobart

    George Town

    Huonville

    Queenstown

    Kingston

    Rosebery

    Latrobe

    St Helens

    Lauderdale

    Savage River

    Launceston

    Scottsdale

    Legana

    Smithton

    Longford

    Tullah

    Margate

    Zeehan

    Midway Point

     

    New Norfolk

     

    Old Beach

     

    Penguin

     

    Perth

     

    Pontville

     

    Port Sorell

     

    Ranelagh

     

    Seven Mile Beach

     

    Sheffield

     

    Somerset

     

    Sorell

     

    Turners Beach

     

    Ulverstone

     

    Westbury

     

    Wynyard

    Western Australia

    Eligible urban areas

    Albany

    Geraldton

    Perth (population in excess of 130,000 in the 1981 census)

    Rockingham

    Bunbury

     

    Remote and non-remote areas

    Remote Non-remote

    Augusta

    Albany

    Boddington

    Australind

    Boulder

    Bunbury

    Bridgetown

    Byford

    Broome

    Capel

    Busselton

    Donnybrook

    Carnarvon

    East Bullsbrook

    Collie

    Eaton

    Coolgardie

    Gelorup

    Dampier

    Geraldton

    Denham

    Golden Bay

    Denmark

    Harvey

    Derby

    Kwinana-New Town

    Dirk Hartog Island

    Leschenault

    Dongara

    Little Grove

    Dunsborough

    Mandurah

    Esperance

    Mount Helena

    Exmouth

    Mundaring

    Fitzroy Crossing

    North Pinjarra

    Halls Creek

    Northam

    Kalbarri

    Parkerville

    Kalgoorlie

    Perth

    Kambalda

    Pinjarra

    Karratha

    Rockingham

    Katanning

    Singleton

    Kellerberrin

    Stoneville

    Kojonup

    Thomson Bay

    Kununurra

    Two Rocks

    Leinster

    Wanneroo

    Leonora

    York

    Manjimup

    Yanchep

    Margaret River

    Yunderup

    Meekatharra

     

    Merredin

     

    Moora

     

    Mount Barker

     

    Narrogin

     

    Newman

     

    Norseman

     

    Pannawonica

     

    Paraburdoo

     

    Port Denison

     

    Port Headland

     

    Roebourne

     

    Southern Cross

     

    Tom Price

     

    Wagin

     

    Waroona

     

    Wickham

     

    Wyndham

     

    South Australia

    Eligible urban areas

    Adelaide (population in excess of 130,000 in the 1981 census)

    Port Augusta

    Port Pirie

    Whyalla

    Mount Gambier

     

    Remote and non-remote areas

    Remote Non-remote

    Ardrossan

    Adelaide

    Barmera

    Aldinga Beach

    Berri

    Angaston

    Bordertown

    Angle Vale

    Burra

    Balaklava

    Ceduna

    Bridgewater

    Clare

    Crafers

    Coober Pedy

    Crystal Brook

    Jamestown

    Freeling

    Kadina

    Gawler

    Kangaroo Island

    Goolwa

    Keith

    Hahndorf

    Kingscote

    Kapunda

    Kingston South East

    Lobethal

    Leigh Creek

    Lyndoch

    Loxton

    Mannum

    Maitland

    Mclaren Vale

    Millicent

    Mount Barker

    Moonta

    Mount Gambier

    Naracoorte

    Murray Bridge

    Penola

    Nairne

    Peterborough

    Nuriootpa

    Port Lincoln

    Port Augusta

    Quorn

    Port Elliot

    Renmark

    Port Pirie

    Roxby Downs

    Sellicks Beach

    Streaky Bay

    Strathalbyn

    Tumby Bay

    Tailem Bend

    Waikerie

    Tanunda

    Wallaroo

    Victor Harbour

    Woomera

    Whyalla

     

    Williamstown

     

    Willunga

     

    Woodside

    Northern Territory

    Eligible urban area

    Darwin

    Remote and non-remote areas

    Remote Non-remote

    Alice Springs

    Darwin

    Alyangula

    Howard Springs

    Bathurst Island

    Palmerston

    Bees Creek

     

    Galiwinku

     

    Gove

     

    Humpty Doo

     

    Jabiru

     

    Katherine

     

    Maningrida

     

    Port Keats

     

    Tennant Creek

     

    Virginia

     

    Yulara

     

    List 2

    Alphabetical lists of eligible urban, remote and non-remote areas for certain regional employers who provide housing benefits:

    Further information

    For information about which employer should use list 2, see Which towns are remote

    For information about the benefits, refer to Housing fringe benefits

    End of further information

    New South Wales

    Eligible urban areas

    Newcastle

    Queanbeyan-Canberra

    Sydney

    Wollongong

    Tweed Heads-Gold Coast

     

    Remote and non-remote areas

    Remote Non-remote

    Aberdeen

    Alstonville

    Albury-Wodonga

    Anna Bay

    Armidale

    Appin

    Arrawarra

    Austral

    Ballina

    Avondale

    Balranald

    Bargo

    Bangalow

    Bellbird

    Barham-Koondrook

    Berry

    Barraba

    Bombaderry

    Basin View

    Bogangar

    Bateman's Bay

    Bonnells Bay

    Bathurst

    Bowen Mountain

    Batlow

    Branxton

    Bega

    Brightwaters

    Bellingen

    Brunswick Heads

    Bermagui

    Bulahdelah

    Berridale

    Bundeena

    Berrigan

    Buxton

    Blackheath

    Camden

    Blayney

    Cessnock

    Bingara

    Chain Valley Bay

    Boggabri

    Cooranbong

    Bombala

    Corlette

    Bonny Hill

    Dora Creek

    Boorowa

    Dungog

    Bourke

    Fingal Bay

    Bowral

    Galston

    Brewarrina

    Gerringong

    Broken Hill

    Glossodia

    Broulee

    Gold Coast

    Bundanoon

    Gosford

    Bungendore

    Goulbourn

    Buronga

    Greta

    Burrill Lake

    Gwandalan

    Byron Bay

    Hazelbrook

    Callala Bay

    Hawks Nest

    Camden Haven

    Heddon Greta

    Canowindra

    Helensburgh

    Casino

    Hill Top

    Cobar

    Kiama

    Coffs Harbour

    Killcare

    Colo Vale

    Kurrajong

    Coolamon

    Kurri Kurri

    Condobolin

    Lake Munmorah

    Cooma

    Lawson

    Coonabarabran

    Lemon Tree Passage

    Coonamble

    Maitland

    Cootamundra

    Mannering Park

    Coraki

    McGraths Hill

    Corowa-Wahgunyah

    Medowie

    Cowra

    Morisset

    Crescent Head

    Moss Vale

    Crookwell

    Mullumbimby

    Culburra

    Murrumbateman

    Culcairn

    Murwillumbah

    Dalmeny

    Narellan

    Dareton

    Nelson Bay

    Deniliquin

    Newcastle

    Denman

    Nowra

    Dorrigo

    Ocean Shores

    Dubbo

    Picton

    Eden

    Pottsville Beach

    Emerald Beach

    Queanbeyan - Canberra

    Estella

    Rathmines

    Evans Head

    Raymond Terrace

    Ewingsdale

    Richmond North

    Finley

    Richmond Windsor

    Forbes

    Salamander

    Forest Hill

    Shoalhaven Heads

    Forster

    Silverdale

    Gilgandra

    Singleton

    Glen Innes

    Stanwell Park

    Gloucester

    Sydney

    Grafton

    Tahmoor

    Greenwell Point

    The Entrance

    Grenfell

    The Oaks

    Griffith

    Terrigal

    Gulgong

    Thirlmere

    Gundagai

    Wagstaffe

    Gunnedah

    Wangi

    Guyra

    Warragamba

    Harden

    Wentworth Fall

    Harrington

    Weston

    Hay

    Wilberforce

    Hillston

    Windsor Downs

    Holbrook

    Wollongong

    Howlong

    Wyee

    Huskisson

    Wyong

    Iluka

    Yass

    Inverell

     

    Ivanhoe

     

    Jerilderie

     

    Jindabyne

     

    Junction Hill

     

    Junee

     

    Kandos

     

    Katoomba

     

    Kempsey

     

    Kootingal

     

    Korora Bay

     

    Kyogle

     

    Lake Cargelligo

     

    Lake Cathie

     

    Leeton

     

    Lennox Head

     

    Lightning Ridge

     

    Lismore

     

    Lithgow

     

    Macksville

     

    Maclean

     

    Malua Bay

     

    Manildra

     

    Manilla

     

    Menindee

     

    Merimbula

     

    Milton

     

    Mittagong

     

    Moama-Echuca

     

    Molong

     

    Moree

     

    Moruya

     

    Mossy Point

     

    Mudgee

     

    Mulwala-Yarrawonga

     

    Murrumburrah

     

    Muswellbrook

     

    Nambucca Heads

     

    Narooma

     

    Narrabri

     

    Narrandera

     

    Narromine

     

    Nyngan

     

    Oberon

     

    Old Bar

     

    Orange

     

    Orient Point

     

    Parkes

     

    Peak Hill

     

    Perisher Village

     

    Portland

     

    Port Macquarie

     

    Quirindi

     

    Sanctuary Point

     

    Sandy Beach

     

    Satur

     

    Sawtell

     

    Scone

     

    South-West Rocks

     

    South Golden Beach

     

    St George Basin

     

    Suffolk Park

     

    Sussex Inlet

     

    Tamworth

     

    Taree

     

    Tathra

     

    Temora

     

    Tenterfield

     

    Thredbo Village

     

    Tocumwal

     

    Tumbarumba

     

    Tumut

     

    Tuncurry

     

    Tura Beach

     

    Tuross Heads

     

    Ulladulla

     

    Uralla

     

    Urunga

     

    Wagga Wagga

     

    Walcha

     

    Walgett

     

    Wallerawang

     

    Warialda

     

    Warren

     

    Wauchope

     

    Wee Waa

     

    Wellington

     

    Wentworth

     

    Werris Creek

     

    West Wyalong

     

    Wilcannia

     

    Windermere Park

     

    Wingham

     

    Wollongbar

     

    Woolgoolga

     

    Yamba

     

    Yenda

     

    Young

     

    Australian Capital Territory

    No areas within the ACT are more than 100 kilometres from an eligible urban area (Canberra-Queanbeyan) with a 1981 Census population of 130,000 or more. Therefore, no areas within the ACT are remote.

    Queensland

    Eligible urban areas

    Brisbane

    Gold Coast-Tweed Heads

    Remote and non-remote areas

    Remote Non-remote

    Airlie Beach

    Alexandra Headland

    Alice River

    Amity Point

    Allingham

    Beachmere

    Atherton

    Beaudesert

    Ayr

    Beenleigh

    Babinda

    Beerwah

    Barcaldine

    Bokarina Beach

    Bargara

    Bongaree

    Biloela

    Boonah

    Blackall

    Brisbane

    Blackwater

    Buderim

    Bli Bli

    Burpengary

    Bowen

    Caboolture

    Boyne Island

    Caloundra

    Bucasia

    Deception Bay

    Buddina Beach

    Dunwich

    Bulwer

    Eagle Heights

    Bundaberg

    Gatton

    Burnett Heads

    Gold Coast

    Cairns

    Helensvale

    Cannonvale

    Jimboomba

    Caravonica

    Karalee

    Cardwell

    Karana Downs

    Charleville

    Kilcoy

    Charters Towers

    Kooringal

    Cherbourg

    Laidley

    Childers

    Landsborough

    Chinchilla

    Macleay Island

    Clermont

    Maleny

    Clifton Beach

    Maroochydore

    Cloncurry

    Montville

    Collinsville

    Morayfield

    Cooktown

    Nerang

    Coolum Beach

    Oxenford

    Cooroy

    Palmwoods

    Cordelia Estate

    Point Lookout

    Cowan Cowan

    Redland Bay

    Craiglie

    Rosewood

    Crows Nest

    Russell Island

    Cunnamulla

    Santa Barbera

    Dalby

    Tamborine North

    Deeragun

    Tangalooma

    Dundowran

    Victoria Point

    Dysart

    Waterford

    Edmonton

    Woodford

    Eimeo

    Woombye

    Emerald

    Woorim

    Emu Park

     

    Fitzroy Island

     

    Fraser Island

     

    Gayndah

     

    Gladstone

     

    Glenden

     

    Glenella

     

    Goondiwindi

     

    Gordonvale

     

    Gracemere

     

    Great Keppel Island

     

    Green Island

     

    Gympie

     

    Gympie South

     

    Hambledon

     

    Hamilton Island

     

    Hervey Bay

     

    Highfields

     

    Holloways Beach

     

    Home Hill

     

    Hughenden

     

    Ingham

     

    Innisfail

     

    Karumba

     

    Kawana Waters

     

    Kingaroy

     

    Kingsthorpe

     

    Longreach

     

    Mackay

     

    Magnetic Island

     

    Marcoola

     

    Mareeba

     

    Maryborough

     

    Middlemount

     

    Miles

     

    Millmerran

     

    Mission Beach

     

    Mitchell

     

    Monto

     

    Mooloolaba

     

    Moranbah

     

    Mossman

     

    Mount Isa

     

    Mount Low

     

    Mount Morgan

     

    Moura

     

    Mudjimba

     

    Mundubbera

     

    Murgon

     

    Nambour

     

    Nanango

     

    Nelly Bay

     

    Noosa

     

    Normanton

     

    Oakey

     

    Palm Island

     

    Peregian Beach

     

    Pittsworth

     

    Point Arkwright

     

    Port Douglas

     

    Proserpine

     

    Rockhampton

     

    Roma

     

    Sandstone Point

     

    Sarina

     

    Smithfield Heights

     

    Southend

     

    St George

     

    Stanthorpe

     

    Tannum Sands

     

    Tewantin

     

    Thursday Island

     

    Tieri

     

    Tin Can Bay

     

    Toowoomba

     

    Townsville

     

    Tully

     

    Walkerston

     

    Walloon

     

    Warana Beach

     

    Warwick

     

    Weipa

     

    White Rock

     

    Winton

     

    Wondai

     

    Wongaling Beach

     

    Woorabinda

     

    Yandina

     

    Yaroomba

     

    Yarrabah

     

    Yeppoon

     

    Yorkeys Knob

     

    Victoria

    Eligible urban area

    Melbourne

    Remote and non-remote areas

    Remote Non-remote

    Alexandra

    Bacchus Marsh

    Anglesea

    Ballan

    Ararat

    Balnarring Beach

    Avoca

    Barwon Heads

    Bairnsdale

    Beaconsfield Upper

    Ballarat

    Broadford

    Beaufort

    Bunyip

    Beechworth

    Carrum Downs

    Benalla

    Clifton Springs

    Bendigo

    Coldstream

    Bright

    Cockatoo

    Buninyong

    Craigieburn

    Camperdown

    Cranbourne

    Casterton

    Crib Point

    Castlemaine

    Diggers Rest

    Charlton

    Drouin

    Chiltern

    Drysdale

    Churchill

    Emerald

    Cobden

    French Island

    Cobram

    Geelong

    Cohuna

    Gisborne

    Colac

    Hastings

    Coleraine

    Healesville

    Corryong

    Heathcote Junction

    Cowes

    Hurstbridge

    Creswick

    Kilmore

    Daylesford

    Koo-wee-rup

    Dimboola

    Kyneton

    Donald

    Lancefield

    Echuca-Moama

    Lara

    Euroa

    Launching Place

    Foster

    Leopold

    Hamilton

    Macedon

    Heathcote

    Melbourne

    Heyfield

    Melton

    Heywood

    Merricks

    Horsham

    Millgrove

    Inverloch

    Ocean Grove

    Irymple

    Pakenham

    Kerang

    Pearcedale

    Koondrook-Barham

    Riddells Creek

    Korumburra

    Romsey

    Kyabram

    Seville

    Lakes Entrance

    Somerville

    Leongatha

    Sunbury

    Lorne

    Torquay

    Maffra

    Tyabb

    Maldon

    Wallan

    Mansfield

    Wandong

    Maryborough

    Warburton

    Merbein

    Whittlesea

    Mildura

    Wonga Park

    Mirboo North

    Woodend

    Moe

    Woori Yallock

    Mooroopna

    Yarra Junction

    Mortlake

    Yarra Glen

    Morwell

     

    Mount Beauty

     

    Mount Helen

     

    Myrtleford

     

    Nagambie

     

    Nathalia

     

    Newhaven

     

    Nhill

     

    Numurkah

     

    Orbost

     

    Ouyen

     

    Paynesville

     

    Portarlington

     

    Port Fairy

     

    Portland

     

    Queenscliff

     

    Red Cliffs

     

    Robinvale

     

    Rochester

     

    Rosedale

     

    Rutherglen

     

    St Arnaud

     

    St Leonards

     

    Sale

     

    Seymour

     

    Shepparton

     

    Stawell

     

    Stratford

     

    Strathfieldsaye

     

    Swan Hill

     

    Tatura

     

    Terang

     

    Tongala

     

    Trafalgar

     

    Traralgon

     

    Wangaratta

     

    Warracknabeal

     

    Warragul

     

    Warrnambool

     

    Wahgunyah-Corowa

     

    Winchelsea

     

    Wodonga-Albury

     

    Wonthaggi

     

    Yallourn North

     

    Yallourn

     

    Yarram

     

    Yarrawonga-Mulwala

     

    Western Australia

    Eligible urban area

    Perth

    Remote and non-remote areas

    Remote Non-remote

    Albany

    Byford

    Augusta

    East Bullsbrook

    Australind

    Golden Bay

    Boddington

    Kwinana-New Town

    Boulder

    Mandurah

    Bridgetown

    Mount Helena

    Broome

    Mundaring

    Bunbury

    North Pinjarra

    Busselton

    Northam

    Capel

    Parkerville

    Carnarvon

    Perth

    Collie

    Pinjarra

    Coolgardie

    Rockingham

    Dampier

    Singleton

    Denham

    Stoneville

    Denmark

    Thomson Bay

    Derby

    Two Rocks

    Dongara

    Wanneroo

    Donnybrook

    York

    Dunsborough

    Yanchep

    Eaton

    Yunderup

    Esperance

     

    Exmouth

     

    Fitzroy Crossing

     

    Gelorup

     

    Geraldton

     

    Halls Creek

     

    Harvey

     

    Kalbarri

     

    Kalgoorlie

     

    Kambalda

     

    Karratha

     

    Katanning

     

    Kellerberrin

     

    Kojonup

     

    Kununurra

     

    Leinster

     

    Leonora

     

    Leschenault

     

    Little Grove

     

    Manjimup

     

    Margaret River

     

    Meekatharra

     

    Merredin

     

    Moora

     

    Mount Barker

     

    Narrogin

     

    Newman

     

    Norseman

     

    Pannawonica

     

    Paraburdoo

     

    Port Denison

     

    Port Headland

     

    Roebourne

     

    Southern Cross

     

    Tom Price

     

    Wagin

     

    Waroona

     

    Wickham

     

    Wyndham

     

    South Australia

    Eligible urban area

    Adelaide

    Remote and non-remote areas

    Remote Non-remote

    Ardrossan

    Adelaide

    Barmera

    Aldinga Beach

    Berri

    Angaston

    Bordertown

    Angle Vale

    Burra

    Balaklava

    Ceduna

    Bridgewater

    Clare

    Crafers

    Coober Pedy

    Freeling

    Crystal Brook

    Gawler

    Jamestown

    Goolwa

    Kadina

    Hahndorf

    Kangaroo Island

    Kapunda

    Keith

    Lobethal

    Kingscote

    Lyndoch

    Kingston South East

    Mannum

    Leigh Creek

    Mclaren Vale

    Loxton

    Mount Barker

    Maitland

    Murray Bridge

    Millicent

    Nairne

    Moonta

    Nuriootpa

    Mount Gambier

    Sellicks Beach

    Naracoorte

    Strathalbyn

    Penola

    Tanunda

    Peterborough

    Victor Harbour

    Port Augusta

    Williamstown

    Port Elliot

    Willunga

    Port Lincoln

    Woodside

    Port Pirie

     

    Quorn

     

    Renmark

     

    Roxby Downs

     

    Streaky Bay

     

    Tailem Bend

     

    Tumby Bay

     

    Waikerie

     

    Wallaroo

     

    Whyalla

     

    Woomera

     

    Northern Territory and Tasmania

    No towns in Northern Territory or Tasmania exceed 130,000 population in the 1981 census. Therefore, all towns in Northern Territory and Tasmania are considered to be remote for the purpose of determining whether a housing benefit provided by certain regional employers is a remote area housing benefit.

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