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Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in Australia Have you moved to Australia from another country? Are you thinking about making Australia your new home? Want to meet others like you and discuss immigration, property, sport, socialising, food, cars, insurance, laws, taxes and anything related to Australia?

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If you're a member of this website and you have used a website that you would like to recommend then send it to me on a PM and I'll check it out (that is not a promise that it will be added in).

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Government Immigration

ALWAYS Check the LATEST NEWS on the website
What's New? Recent Changes in General Skilled Migration

If you are currently with an agent please contact them for more details on your particular case


DIAC (Government Visa Websites)

Visa Wizard from the Department of Immigration and Citizenship
Department of Immigration and Citizenship
Is your occupation in demand
The IELTS test is for those people you need to prove that they can speak English
Points test information
Skilled independent points test
Links to state / territory websites

State Sponsorship Websites Post
http://www.expatforum.com/expats/aus...inks-post.html

Medicals (Government Websites)
Health Requirements for Visa Applicants

Bringing things into Australia - quarantine
Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service - DAFF
Entering Australia - DAFF
Travellers

Visa Timelines
(N.B aussietimeline.com has been taken down forever.)

Timeline Spreadsheet for Australian Visa Applications

http://www.expatforum.com/expats/aus...line-here.html This is a long thread that started when nothing else was available.

Australian Computer Society Skills assessment (for IT professionals)
Australian Computer Society - Skills Assessment
Thread for CV and reference format - http://www.expatforum.com/expats/aus...ormat-acs.html

Statutory Declaration examples - http://www.expatforum.com/expats/aus...larations.html

Civil / Structural engineers
Engineers Australia - http://www.engineersaustralia.org.au/
Engineers Australia Migration Skills Assessment - http://www.engineersaustralia.org.au...8-16FF03511C24

Migration agents organisations
You can search through these organisations to find registered migration agents
Migration Agents Registration Authority
Migration Institute of Australia - Welcome

Importing vehicles
Importing Vehicles to Australia

Driving Licence
Apply for a Driver's Licence

State Information
ACT - ACT Government Entry Point: Home
Northern Territories - Northern Territory Government
NSW - NSW Government Portal
Queensland - Queensland Government: Welcome to the Smart State
South Australia - South Australia Central
Tasmania - Tasmania Online - your gateway to Tasmania
Victoria - Victoria Online: Government Entry Point for Victorians
Western Australia - Government of Western Australia

Property - sales and renting
Real Estate, Property, Land and Homes for Sale, lease and rent - realestate.com.au
www.domain.com.au
Flatmates.com.au - Australia's biggest free site for flatmates, share house, share accommodation in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.
Video Guides - Australian region and suburb locality guides - realestate.com.au
Foreign Investment Review Board - approval no longer needed for some temporary resident visas but check the website for latest info.

Police Recruitment to South Australia
Try this thread since there is some excellent info from someone who's made the move:
http://www.expatforum.com/expats/aus...-transfer.html

Crime statistics
4509.0 - Crime and Safety, Australia, Apr 2005

Weather
Bureau of Meterology - Home Page - Bureau of Meteorology
Elders Weather - Australia & World Weather Forecast, Live Bom Radar

Jobs
Government job search - https://jobsearch.gov.au/Login/Login.aspx?WHCode=0
CareerOne - Job Search - Australian jobs - Job listing - Find a job - CareerOne
Seek - SEEK - Australia's no. 1 jobs, employment, career and recruitment site

Websites for possible job sponsorship
Reverse Jobs: Jobs find you

Taxes
Australian Taxation Office Homepage
Tax Tools - Simple Tax Calculator
Individual income tax rates

First Time Home Owners Grant - Permanent Residents only
First Home Owners Scheme

Healthcare
About Medicare - Medicare Australia
Lifetime health cover surcharge - avoid the extra payments - maximum loading 70%
Medical tax levy calculator
Health insurance commercial website (there are others available too)- Private Health Insurance Australia - iSelect

Schools
Related websites
The Australian Schools Directory – The only online guide to all Australian Schools

Also check out the other sticky posts for useful info!
If you can't find what you're looking for just ask on the forum and someone will be along to help!

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