Work, Play, Discover the Central Highlands

Ready for a change of scenery and want to find somewhere that ticks all the right boxes for you and your family? Check out our latest video and you’ll discover the Central Highlands is more than you expect! Offering an unparalleled idyllic lifestyle that is perfect to raise a family or expand your career. There’s more time for life in the Central Highlands. We invite you to visit us and see our region in action.

CQ Job Link

CQ Job Link is a one-stop website for employment-related information for the Central Highlands and Isaac regions to help job seekers find and apply for suitable and meaningful employment quickly and easily.

Wages and Award Entitlements

To find information and advice about Australia’s national workplace relations system visit the Fair Work Online website. You will also find links to Fair Work Australia – the national workplace relations tribunal.

Tax Rates

To find out what your individual income tax rate is, visit the Australia Taxation Office website.

Visa/Immigration Questions

Follow the quick links to the Department of Immigration and Citzenship’s website to find out more information about your particular situation.

Outreach Officer Network
Outreach Officers provide information about skilled migration recruitment options including the rights and responsibilities of workers.

Visa Options Comparison Charts
Comparison charts of visa options for overseas skilled workers and employer sponsored options.

Visa Entitlement Verification Online
Registered Australian organisations can check aspects of a person’s Australian immigration status.

Employer Sponsored Workers
For people with recognised skills seeking to work in Australia after being sponsored by an Australian or overseas employer.

Professionals and other Skilled Migrants
This program is for people who are not sponsored by an employer but who have skills in particular occupations required in Australia.

Regional Employer Initiatives
Information about options available to encourage skilled migrants or temporary entrants to live and work in areas outside of Australia’s major cities.

Doctors and Nurses
Information and visa options for doctors and nurses who want to work in Australia.

Australian employers can sponsor overseas skilled workers to work in Australia on a temporary or permanent basis and check worker entitlements.

Working Holiday
For people aged between 18 and 30 from arrangement countries to have an extended holiday supplemented by short-term employment.

Temporary Residence Sponsor Obligations
For sponsors who are approved as a sponsor for a temporary residence sponsor class.

Job Vacancies and Options

Is there work?

The Central Highlands is an area of continuous growth which brings along numerous career opportunities. Unemployment in the region has been significantly lower than the averages for the state’s capital city Brisbane, Queensland and Australia, since 2006.

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