24 Feb 2015 Immigration

Share your stories of immigration in regional Australia

Australia’s history is rich with stories of immigrants coming to regional Australia seeking a better life.

Today international migration remains central to the prosperity of regional Australia. Between 2006 and 2011, more than 270,000 international migrants settled in regional Australia – more than the current population of Greater Hobart.

Research shows that these international migrants are important for regional areas; growing their populations, filling labour force shortages and bringing diversity to the community.

The RAI is currently reviewing the contribution of international migration to regional populations and the economy. As part of this work we would like to explore the lived experiences of migrants and regional communities.

To share a story or find out more about this work please contact Morgan Rennie at morgan.rennie@regionalaustralia.org.au by 6 March 2015.