Average Australian House Price On The Rise

By |January 6th, 2014|Featured, Real Estate|

It’s been a while since we published an update on the state of the housing market here in Oz so I thought I’d use the focus of our first article for 2014 to do just that. To begin with, by way of context, it’s worth mentioning that data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics showed that the national population of Australia increased by 407,027 persons over the 12 months to June 2013. This increase equates to a growth rate of 1.79% over the year making it the most rapid rate of population growth since December 2009. This increase in population has had a compound effect on the average house prices here in Australia. Data obtained from the property information and analytics firm RPdata has identified that the average annual increase in house prices across Australian capital city represents an aggregate rise of 9.8% to $540,000 AUD. […]

Happy New Year 2014

By |December 31st, 2013|Featured, Site Stuff|

Hi Guys. Please let me take this opportunity to wish you all the very best for the new year! :yahoo: [...]

Western Australian Population Surges With Australian Visa Holders

By |November 22nd, 2013|Featured, Immigration News, Western Australia|

The population of Western Australia increased to 2.5 million people in March this year according to the latest figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics – with over 60% of the growth due to Australian visa holders. Western Australia is the country’s largest yet most remote state, meaning the state has relied on Australian visa holders to capitalise on its abundant natural resources in the height of the mining boom. The state’s population has been growing steadily as both Australian and international workers have flocked to high paying positions in the state’s remote mining and construction projects, finally reaching 2.5 million people for the first time earlier on this year. “WA’s population nudged 2.5 million people at the end of March, 2013 and grew at annual rate of 3.4% or 82,600,” said Bjorn Jarvis from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). […]

Western Australian Skilled Migration Occupation List

By |October 26th, 2013|Featured, Immigration News, State Sponsored|

Just a heads up that the Western Australian Department of Training and Workforce Development will release the Western Australian Skilled [...]

Australians the worlds richest people

By |October 9th, 2013|Featured, Finances, Immigration News, Lifestyle|

There’s lots of benefits associated with moving to Australia? Sunny weather, a better lifestyle, beautiful beaches and the Aussie way of life but to name just a few. According to a new survey undertaken by company, Credit Suisse, you can add being ‘completely minted’ onto the list. According to the report released today, the median wealth of adult Australians stands at $US219,505 ($233,504) – the highest level in the world. Median wealth is the midpoint between richest and poorest, meaning that 50 per cent of the population has more than $233,504, and 50 per cent less than that. By the measure of average wealth, Australians fall back to second with $US402,578 per person, ranking behind the Swiss who were the world’s richest on $US513,000. […]

Australian Family Visa Scheme

By |September 18th, 2013|Australian Family Visa, Featured, Parent Visa, Thinking About It|

We’ve already written an article providing an overview of the Australian Skilled Migration Visa Categories. This time we’ll provide you [...]

The Australian Skilled Migration stream

By |September 18th, 2013|Business Skills Visa, Employer Sponsored, Featured, General Skilled Migration, Thinking About It|

The large array of Australian visa options can be a little intimidating for some. With this in mind we thought [...]

IT Workers On 457 Visas Needed To Plug The Gap

By |September 1st, 2013|457 Visa, Employer Sponsored, Featured, Immigration News, Jobs in Australia|

A state parliamentary inquiry into skills shortages is yet to hear from the Australian technology industry, but it has already signaled it will make recommendations to the federal government on 457 visas. The NSW inquiry by the Legislative Assembly Committee on Economic Development has held two hearings, it has two more scheduled, in Coffs Harbour in September and in Sydney in October, with a report due to be tabled in Parliament in November. On Monday it heard companies would struggle to staff large projects such as the national broadband network (NBN) without importing workers on 457 visas. The size and nature of the NBN rollout means it does create some challenges, Australian Industry Group NSW director Mark Goodsell told the inquiry. […]

Australian Migration Agent Fees – 2013

By |August 19th, 2013|Featured, migration agents|

It was all the way back in 2011 when we last wrote about the fee’s charged by registered Australian migration [...]

Schools In Australia And How To Choose The Right One

By |August 13th, 2013|Doing it, Education in Australia, Featured|

It seems like forever ago that we were choosing a school down under for our 4 year old. I guess [...]