What people have got to realise is that houses are much cheaper in Tamworth, houses are much cheaper in Armidale, houses are much cheaper in Toowoomba.
...we can define data science as a field that deals with description, prediction, and causal inference from data in a manner that is both domain-independent and domain-aware, with the ultimate goal of supporting decisions.
Further reading: My 10-step path to becoming a remote data scientist with Automattic
Further reading: data.blog
Further reading: Reflections on remote data science work
Pros (if done well):
Cons (if done badly):
You don't have to...
...work for a bank
...pay millions to live in "Sydney"
...move to Tamworth
Ask recruiters and employers for remote options
Let your teams work remotely, at least part-time
Strive for asynchronous calm conditions