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Australia - USA - New Zealand

Read the general advice featured in the Working Abroad page and the RTPI Guide to Working Internationally. Further information on Australia, USA and New Zealand below.


Planning Institute of Australia

Info on employment, policy, becoming a member, events and news.


Australian Department of Immigration & Border Protection

Job-hunting websites

Search for recruitment agencies in the larger cities (Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney). They are generally keen to talk to and advise qualified UK planners.




American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) oversees the recognised qualification for planners. American Planning Association (APA) promotes and defends planning.

Common website covering membership, policy, events, jobs:


US Embassy in the UK
UK planners may experience difficulties in finding a job and obtaining a visas in the USA.

Job-hunting websites

Other opportunities

Irish students and graduates up to 12 months after receiving their degrees have access to a special one-year work visa. Check updated information:


New Zealand

New Zealand Planning Institute

Website covering membership, policy, events, jobs.


Check the Long Term Skill Shortage
Once a job is offered it may be easier to apply for a work visa.

Job-hunting websites

Online resources