Regional Migration Survey

 Have you moved to regional or rural Victoria in the last five years?


In recent years there has been a migration trend which has seen more people relocating to regional areas and away from capital cities. During the COVID-19 pandemic, this trend has accelerated with many people taking advantage of the opportunity to work remotely and live regionally.

The University of Melbourne’s Future of Work Lab is currently seeking participants for a research project that aims to better understand the motivations, skills, experiences, and work aspirations of people who have moved to regional Victoria. We are looking for people to complete a short survey online about their experience of living regionally. To be eligible to participate in the study you will need to have moved to regional or rural Victoria within the last five years from a metropolitan region such as greater Melbourne or greater Sydney.

You can access the survey here or scan the QR code at the bottom of the page. 

The survey will take between 10-12 minutes to complete. All participants are eligible to enter a prize draw to win a $250 voucher from JB HIFI. The winner will be announced in early December.

For more information about the project you can contact the Responsible Researcher by emailing

This project has received clearance from the Human Research Ethics Committee HREC (Project ID: 22741). This research has been supported by funding from the state Government’s Victorian Higher Education Infrastructure Fund.