Lisa Fernandez

The past few months have seen an increase in Australians relocating to regional areas, and Northern Tasmania has welcomed many to the region.

Lisa Fernandez and her partner decided to leave Victoria for regional Australia. Still, they had job opportunities as the deciding factor, and Launceston won the draw as both had jobs lined up before moving.

Lisa works as a marketing manager for Visit Northern Tas, the regional tourism organisation. “We chose Launceston because it is big enough to enjoy and small enough to be easy-going,” Lisa said.

Easy access to the airport and the availability of a good internet connection has made it possible for her to stay in touch with friends and family on the mainland.

Lisa said life was great in Northern Tasmania.

“I love it! The people at work and in the community are welcoming.”

On her advice to people thinking of making a move to this region, Lisa said: “Do it! If you are open to change, then it is worth it.”

Lisa’s favourite place to visit is the Harvest Market.

NTDC continues to collect case studies of people’s experiences in the region. If you are new to Northern Tasmania and want to share your experience, please write to