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Living in Australia: A Guide to Moving to Australia as an Expat

Australia has always been my promised land – breathtaking scenic landscapes, awe-inspiring natural wonders, vibrant cosmopolitan cities, quality education and diverse culture. With its metropolises being some of the most liveable cities in the world…


Added by Isla Wright on October 11, 2017 at 20:12 — No Comments

Want to Study Medicine in Australia? Here’s What You Need to Know

Since Australia is home to some of the best universities, choosing it as the country where you will get your education is a smart decision. However, studying abroad comes with its own set of challenges that can catch you off guard if you aren’t prepared. Want a smoother way towards a medical degree that won’t leave you stressed and anxious? To ensure success, you will need to take a few steps.…


Added by Isla Wright on September 25, 2017 at 11:44 — No Comments

Getting Legal Advice and Guidance when Applying for Residency in Australia

So you’re planning to migrate to the Land of Oz, but you’re wondering whether you need professional legal assistance to help with the paperwork and all of the necessary visa application processes in order for your transition to be as smooth and rewarding as possible. The answer to your question can depend on a number of factors and your unique circumstances.…


Added by Isla Wright on September 8, 2017 at 11:42 — No Comments

Most Common Plumbing Issues in Australia

Just like everywhere else around the world, plumbers in Australia are called in to fix plumbing issues for homeowners and business owners every single day. And for those who intend to move to Australia, it might be quite beneficial to know in advance what kind of plumbing issues Australian people have to deal with. That being said, we present to you five of the most common plumbing problems in Australia and brief tips on how to deal with each of them.…


Added by Isla Wright on September 6, 2017 at 10:59 — No Comments

Oral Health and Dental Care in Australia – 4 Things You Need to Know

While most of us keep our health in mind, we very rarely extend the proper care to our teeth. Things get only worse if you move from one country to another and aren’t aware of the laws and practices in place that could help us keep our oral health in check. So, what do we do when we’re new somewhere and have a dental issue that keeps popping up? In Australia, getting the care you need might be a bit tricky, so if you’re feeling confused and overwhelmed, there are a few things…


Added by Isla Wright on August 10, 2017 at 8:51 — No Comments

Will the Visa 457 Decision Affect Australian Companies?

Back in April, it was announced that the Australian government is putting an end to the Visa 457 program which allowed Australian companies to sponsor foreign workers who would then come over and work for them. For anyone who runs a business and for everyone who knows someone who has family outside of Australia, this decision was the biggest news of the year up to that point.

But, will this decision really affect the way people come over to Australia? Will the visa 457 decision really…


Added by Sophie Andersen on May 31, 2017 at 8:34 — No Comments

Top 6 Ways to Prepare Your Home for Winter Vacation

Here’s a phrase you’ve never heard before - winter is coming. And so, with everyone and their grandmothers posting popular TV show quotes across social media, you are left wondering how to have the best winter vacation of your life, while being sure that your house safe and the stove is off.

Luckily, there are ways you can prepare the home for your absence!…


Added by Isla Wright on April 26, 2017 at 14:07 — No Comments

10 Cleaning Tips Australian Women Swear By

Cleaning can be such drudgery, especially if you don’t do it efficiently and in a timely manner. However, this isn’t the case with Australian housewives who do their spring cleaning effortlessly. Luckily, they’ve decided to share their cleaning secrets with the rest of us who struggle with this endeavour. Here’s how you can clean your home the Australian way.

Treat your cutting boards with care…


Added by Isla Wright on April 12, 2017 at 13:33 — No Comments

Autumn Survival Kit for Dog Owners

Fresh mornings full of strong sunshine are sprinkled through February, here and there. It’s a sign that summer days are losing their pace and that autumn is ready to prepare us physically, mentally, and spiritually for colder days. You’re preparing yourself for the change, but you shouldn’t forget to prepare your dog as well, as they are a part of your family as well. Get him ready for the season change so he can enjoy it in the best way possible. The arrival of autumn means less outdoor…


Added by Isla Wright on February 22, 2017 at 14:30 — No Comments

Practical Advice for Driving Across the Land of Down Under

On one hand, going on any long- distance journey can be problematic from many different standpoints. Hazards of the open road, a hidden malfunction on your vehicle, and dangers of the changing road conditions are just some of the things that can go wrong.…


Added by Sophie Andersen on January 23, 2017 at 12:20 — No Comments

TV Production Company is looking for you!

Award winning TV production company Ricochet are creating a new documentary series about people moving to Australia. 

We want to celebrate those who are taking the plunge and relocating their whole family to the other side of the world. As emigrating to Oz is something that most of us would love to do but aren't brave enough to try, we’re looking for six charismatic British families planning a new life down under to inspire the nation.

If you are…


Added by John on June 10, 2016 at 12:14 — No Comments

Foods You Should Not Give To Your Dog

Dogs are the most lovable creatures and almost every human owns a dog today. Dogs need care and attention just like humans and sometime even more. Humans can eat pretty much everything but when it comes to dogs, there are some foods that are poisonous to dogs. Care should be taken while giving food to your dog and special attention is needed while giving some specific food.

Some important information about the foods that you should never give to your dog is given in the article below.…


Added by Alice Thomas on January 25, 2016 at 18:30 — No Comments

Need help emigrating to New Zealand ?

Our friends at Migration Associates have just relaunched their website to cope with the growing demand for moving to New Zealand. Full of useful information and advice, make sure you check it out!…


Added by John on December 8, 2015 at 10:00 — 1 Comment

Guide to Property Conveyancing in Australia

Buying and selling properties are probably the biggest transactions many people ever make. This is why it is important that the whole deal goes through without any problems. There are many things that have to be checked and fees to be paid. All of this can make the whole deal be pretty exhausting. There are many things to be done and some of them can take quite a long time. In addition to that, there are many legal aspects of the transactions that have to be taken seriously. In order to make…


Added by Sophie Andersen on August 20, 2015 at 12:04 — No Comments

People Are Finding Jobs in Australia Doing What?

Did you know that other people are finding employer sponsorship in Australia, whilst you are slaving away, trying to get some kind of positive response?

I've been working with more than 20 people in the past 7 weeks and they have seen a spike in their job sponsorship search results, with many getting interviewsand some even landing employer sponsored…


Added by Nadine Myers on May 26, 2015 at 1:21 — No Comments

Australia visas remain at record high

These remain for the fourth year in a row at the highest levels in Australian history at 190,000 permanent residency places.

These are broken down with 128,550 for skilled migration (including General Skilled Migration, permanent Employer Sponsorship and Business Skills) and 57,400 places for family migration. The remaining places out of this 190,000 comprise 565 under the Special Eligibility stream and 3,485 for Child category migrants.

The skilled migration…


Added by John on May 12, 2015 at 20:39 — No Comments

Christmas in Australia; adapting to the changes.

If you’re heading Down Under for Christmas this year, you should ready yourself for a few culture shocks and differences which may be a jolt to the system. From the temperature of the climate to the temperature of the food, it probably won’t be like anything else you’ve ever experienced at Christmas before.  Here, we’ll go through a few of the changes you’ll experience and also a few things which might seem a little more familiar as you…


Added by Fiona Mayers on December 16, 2014 at 16:50 — No Comments

Did you know that the working visa had changed?

Good news! It’s become easier for you to fulfil your dreams and make the move Down Under!


The Australian government has recently implemented changes to the sub 457 visa, more commonly known as the working visa. The review of the working visa has come about in an attempt to boost the Australian economy by attracting more skilled foreign workers.


What is the 457 visa?


The working visa allows thousands of skilled prospective expatriates to…


Added by Fiona Mayers on November 14, 2014 at 8:55 — No Comments

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