I mean interstate and overseas. I'm mainly talking about Kalgoorlie and places similarly remotely located. It's a huge culture shock if you've come from somewhere, say, Sydney, which no amount of money will compensate for. There's a reason why these depots are only looking at local hires. What I'm saying is they're not crap depots, and not necessarily crap towns, but for someone who doesnt come from there it can be very hard.
People who lived a city/suburban life would find it hard to live in a small country town mainly due to the lack of public services such as schools, shopping centres, public transport, health services etc. In a country town of say less than 1000 people, there would be only one primary school, one high school and one pre-school/childcare centre, no University or Tafe. There would be a handful of street shops such as post office, newsagent, bakery, convenience store, pub/hotel, cafe/restaurant, petrol station, car mechanic, probably no woolworths, coles, aldi, kmart, target, big w, myer or david jones, but maybe a local supermarket or specialty stores. Everyone would need a car to get around, there is only public transport of train and buses connecting other remote towns or to the capital city, no airport in a country town. There's probably one small hospital with a small handful of doctors and nurses, maybe one dentist. So the bare minimum essentials are still available, but the living environment is a bit different when you move from the big smoke into bush country.