I thought it may be useful to add a FAQ to gettingdownunder.

This way folks who may just want a quick overview can do get one by clicking on the FAQ Link from our main menu.

So, to kick off. What is the difference between permanent residence and migration?

Well, people wishing to live permanently in Australia must apply for, and be granted, a permanent visa. If you apply outside Australia, you are applying to migrate. If you apply in Australia, you are applying for permanent residence.

Simple as that.