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Melbourne will be biggest city

13 February 2016 In: Melbourne

Melbourne is Australia’s 2nd largest city with a population of 4.5 million but it will grow to overtake Sydney in coming decades according to government forecasts. “Rising migration, an expanding economy and rising birth rates will make Melbourne Australia’s No 1 capital city,” says Darrell Todd, CEO of thinkingaustralia. “Add this to the laid-back culture, friendly welcome and fantastic weather in Victoria and it’s easy to see why Melbourne is the fast-growing city in Australia.”…

Travel job in Melbourne

08 February 2016 In: Jobs, Melbourne

A Leisure Travel Consultant is required to fill a full time position in Melbourne, Australia. A vacancy has arisen in a boutique travel company based in a lovely office in Melbourne. You will join a dynamic team of like minded professionals in a hot seat with repeat clientele and potential for growth. Successful applicants will be well rewarded with a fantastic base wage and additional incentives. There is also career progression on offer for the…

Australia house prices in 2016

05 February 2016 In: Property, Finance, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Queensland

House prices in Australia are forecast to rise by just 1% in 2016 while the price of apartments is set to fall by 1.2%. And, in further good news, credit lending for mortgages and home loans has almost doubled in recent years the result of historic low interest rates. “These latest figures are great news for anyone seeking to live and work in Australia,” says Darrell Todd, CEO of thinkingaustralia. “Housing costs are set to…

New flights from Australia to Bali

04 February 2016 In: Travel, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide, General

Tigerair has launched new short-haul services from Australia to the holiday island of Bali. The airline will begin direct flights to Bali on March 23 from Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth and has recruited over 100 new cabin crew to service the new routes. Tigerair will use three Boeing 737-800s on the routes and flights will be all-economy class with 180 seats including five rows of ‘extra legroom’ seating that can be reserved for an additional…

Hospitality job in Melbourne

22 January 2016 In: Jobs, Melbourne, General

A hospitality professional is required to fill a full time position in Melbourne, Australia. Supported by Melbourne head office national resources, you will work together with a team of state consultants to ensure that inquiries and bookings are managed efficiently and that staff is rostered to meet the requirements of clients. This role requires attending to the many special requirements of our clients and the need to accommodate the availability of your staff. Additionally, you…

Rental costs in Melbourne

17 January 2016 In: Property, Finance, Melbourne

The cost of renting a home in Melbourne Australia has risen by 5.3% over the past year. The average weekly rent for a house in Melbourne is now $400, while renting a house in the inner city can cost up to $600 per week. The average cost of renting a unit in Melbourne is currently around $370 per week. A house in the city’s inner east will cost $548 a week to rent, an increase…

Emirates’ Business Class to Australia

16 January 2016 In: Travel, Melbourne, Perth, General

Emirate Airlines aims to make travel to Australia more comfortable with the launch of new A380 first class suites and Boeing 777 business class seats. Tim Clark, CEO of Emirates, said the new bedroom concept will take passenger privacy to the next level. “We’re talking fully enclosed rooms, with all the touches and amenities that you’d expect in hotel or a luxury yacht, including room service.” In March 2016 Emirates will launch its sixth Airbus…

GP job in Melbourne

14 January 2016 In: Jobs, Melbourne, General

A general medical practice is seeking a qualified GP to fill a full time position in Melbourne. This practice is centrally located in Melbourne and is well established, having been in the community since 2009. You will be joining a small team and have great flexibility. The practice is mixed billings so there is an opportunity to bulk and private bill with the patient base; this will be completely at your discretion. The patient population…

24hr transport in Melbourne

09 January 2016 In: Travel, Melbourne, General

Buses, trains and trams in Melbourne, Australia, now run 24 hours a day every weekend. A 12 month trial of the new all-night city services began last weekend when around 10,000 people used Melbourne’s public transport. Jacinta Allan, Victorian Public Transport Minister, said use of trains, trams and buses increased by 300% over the weekend. In addition to the existing Night Rider bus service, new hourly train services and half-hour tram service have been scheduled…

Australia weather sets records

08 January 2016 In: Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Canberra, Brisbane, General

Australia has experienced the fifth-hottest year since records began in 1910. Sydney had its third-warmest year on record with temperatures across the State one degree above average. 2015 was the seventh-hottest year since records began. In Melbourne maximum temperatures reached one degree above average and across Victoria it was one degree warmer than average making it the seventh-hottest year. Perth recorded its second hottest year on record with temperatures across the State matching levels equal…

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