Jamie Gay's story

Mr Gay came to Australia from York in the UK on a 489 regional sponsored visa. He now works at St John’s College, Dubbo where he is a year coordinator and mathematics teacher.  He has a Masters in modern history and his interests include going to the gym, rugby league and music. Since moving to the Orana, he has joined the MUFC soccer club, F45 training and Crossfit Dubbo.


Badar Masud's story

Badar Masud is a firm believer that anything is possible. An accountant originally from Pakistan, she has achieved her dream of living in Australia and couldn’t be any happier. “I am totally in love with the environment and the people around me,” she said.


489/491 Skills List

The occupations that are eligible for the 489/491 migration application.


DAMA Skills List

The occupations that are eligible for sponsorship under the Orana Designated Area Migration Agreement (DAMA).


Our Region

The Orana region covers the central and north western sectors of New South Wales – an area of over 199,000 square kilometres, and has an estimated population of 122, 897. It extends from the hilly western slopes of the Warrumbungle Ranges in the east, to the flat plains of Cobar and Bourke in the west, and north to the Queensland border.

One of the region’s main assets is our people. The people within the region make up relaxed, friendly communities and welcome new residents. You’ll be able to create new connections while still being close to friends and family, enjoy a relaxed, time-rich lifestyle, be rewarded with great job opportunities and take advantage of affordable living.

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