Perth and Gold Coast will no longer be classified as major cities. Both will fall under the definition of regional Australia, coming to effect from 16th Nov 2019.
The regional visa places has also been increased from 23,000 to 25,000 under the permanent migration planning program.
Cities & Major Regional Centres – Perth, Adelaide, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Canberra, Newcastle, Wollongong, Geelong & Hobart. International students studying at a University in these areas will be eligible for an additional year of 485.
All other regional areas – International students studying at a University in these areas will be eligible for an additional 2 years of 485.