Eligible New Zealand Citizens (ENZC)

What is an Eligible New Zealand Citizen (ENZC)? An ENZC is a New Zealand citizen, who at the time of their last entry to Australia, would have met their health and character checks, and: held a Subclass 444 (Special Category) …

Trans-Tasman Travel Bubble: Fact or Fiction?

We wait with bated breath for the two governments to confirm a travel bubble between Australia and New Zealand. According to Parliamentary records, NZ COVID-19 Recovery Minister Chris Hipkins told Parliament yesterday that Auckland airport would require 10 days to …

Looming Deadline for Student Visa Holders

March 15th holds particular significance to many international students who have recently completed their studies. This date in most cases signals expiry of their student visa. By now most students would have completed their studies and received or are about …

Post COVID-19 Economic Recovery Event

Australia, through the Department of Home Affairs, is offering a new visa stream in the fight-back from the crippling effects of Covid-19. For overseas businesses wishing to relocate to Australia, the Department has created the Temporary Activity (subclass 408) visa …

Clean up Australia Day

Caring for the world around us starts in our own backyard. Clean up Australia Day is a fabulous initiative that gives everyone an opportunity to showcase their respect for their local community. Keeping our communities clean and tidy not only …

Harmony Week

Harmony Week celebrates the cohesive and inclusive nature of our diverse nation. It will be held from the 15th to the 21st March 2021. Schools, community groups and organisations across Australia host Harmony Week events. Some events that will take …

Retiring in Australia

The golden years are approaching, and you just want to play golf, go fishing, walk on the beach or soak up the sunshine. There’s no better place for retirees than Australia. With its low cost of living, exceptional healthcare, and …

Business and Skilled Migration is Open in Queensland

For 7 days only, the Queensland Government is taking onshore nominations for the 491 and 190 visa subclasses. SkillSelect – Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) Visa (Subclass 491) Applicants will need to submit a brand-new Expression of Interest (EOI) with priority …

Tasmanian Skilled Migration Program to Reopen

From today, Friday 29 January 2021, The Tasmanian Skilled Migration Program will reopen to general applications. To aid in Australia’s economic recovery, the Department of Home Affairs has directed that priority be given to: High quality subclass 188 and 132 …

Employing Overseas Workers

When businesses cannot find suitable employees in Australia, the government enables them to hire skilled workers on the following visas: 186 Employer Nomination Scheme 494 Skilled Employer-Sponsored Regional (Provisional) visa Subclass 407 Training visa 482 Temporary Skill Shortage visa The …