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Visa holders in Australia

31 March 2020 In: Travel, Jobs, Migration, General

Visa for Australia: Visa holders in Australia must apply for a new visa before your current visa expires. You may be eligible to be granted a bridging visa that will keep you lawful until a decision is made on your visa application. Click link to see what you need to do to stay longer. No further stay condition (includes 8503, 8534 and 8535) – This means you can’t apply for most other visas until…

COVID-19 Advice for travellers

27 March 2020 In: Travel, Migration, General

COVID-19 outbreak continues to evolve. Where travel is essential, travellers should follow sensible guidance to prepare for their trip and reduce risk of exposure to COVID-19 while this outbreak is ongoing: Be aware of, and keep up to date with the latest official advice offered by the country you are departing from or travelling to during this COVID-19 outbreak. The pandemic has led to unprecedented international border closures and other restrictions. All countries may restrict…

Aussie Entry Restrictions

26 March 2020 In: Travel, Jobs, Migration, General

Aussie Entry Restrictions are in place that will affect those seeking to enter Australia. Many countries and territories, including Australia, have introduced screening measures including temperature checks, health/travel questions, quarantine and entry restrictions at border crossings and transport hubs. If you have recently been in a country affected by the virus you may need to be quarantined, or you may not be allowed to enter or travel through a third country. If you decide to…

Coronavirus Travel Advisory

25 March 2020 In: Travel, Jobs, Migration, General

Coronavirus Travel Advisory: Most governments now advise people against all non-essential travel worldwide, including to Australia. COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. Its caused by a type of coronavirus Guidance for British people travelling and living overseas during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic from the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office: Unprecedented Border Closures The COVID-19 pandemic has led to unprecedented international border closures and other restrictions. All countries may restrict travel…

Travel Advice Australia

25 March 2020 In: Travel, Migration

Travel Advice Australia: There is an ongoing outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Australia. The Australian authorities have introduced a number of measures to limit the spread of the virus. From 2100 (Australia Eastern Daylight Time) on 20 March, all travellers will be stopped from entering Australia except for Australian citizens or permanent residents. British nationals who are permanent residents and are currently outside of Australia will be required to self-isolate for 14 days on arrival…

Travel to Australia: record numbers visit SA

11 December 2016 In: Travel

Travel to Australia where international visitors spent $970 million in South Australia during the past year, up 19 per cent on the previous year. More people visited SA than any other region of Australia. The Federal Government’s International Visitor Survey results show from September 2015 to September 2016: The Adelaide Hills attracted 8,000 visitors who stayed 91,000 nights in the region. South Australia attracted a record 430,000 international visitors – a 9.6 per cent increase…

Travel to Australia: new deal for Chinese visitors

09 December 2016 In: Travel

Travel to Australia where the outbound China market is predicated to double to over 200 million travellers annually by 2020. “This agreement will help Australia snare a larger slice of that, creating more Australian jobs and economic growth,” said Australia’s Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, Steven Ciobo MP. The Australian Government has already introduced fast-track visa processing for Chinese tourists and confirmed that 10-year multiple entry visas for eligible Chinese visitors will be introduced…

Travel to Australia: Young Brits’ top destination

09 December 2016 In: Travel

Travel to Australia where the Australian government has announced a package of new measures aimed to increase Australia’s attractiveness as a destination for young working holiday makers. Since 1975, Australia has welcomed British citizens aged 18-30 to work and travel on the Working Holiday Maker (WHM) visa. The WHM scheme allows British citizens aged 18-30 to work in Australia for up to two years. Currently around 40,000 British citizens travel on a WHM visa each…

Travel to Australia: China tops visitor league

07 December 2016 In: Travel

Travel to Australia where Chinese visitors spent over $9 billion during their stay Down Under. Visitors from Korea and Japan each spent $1.6 billion in the past 12 months. Australia’s tourism industry is currently growing three times faster than the rest of the Australian economy, with visitors from Asia fuelling the rise. Visitors from China, Korea and Japan now contribute a combined $12.3 billion to the Australian economy. Tourism Minister Steve Ciobo says the government…

Moving to Australia: top Instagram locations

05 December 2016 In: Travel

Moving to Australia: Melbourne is the second most popular place with four locations most favoured by visitors that upload pics to the social media site. Top of the Instagram list is Sydney’s iconic Bondi Beach with its stunning blue sea and picture-postcard sunsets. Surfers Paradise Beach in Queensland is 2nd most popular Instagram location in Australia. In third place is Sydney Harbour, the waterfront area previously known as Port Jackson. The world-famous Sydney Harbour Bridge…

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