Tag: Melbourne

  • Victoria Announces Changes to Sponsorship Occupations

    The Australian state of Victoria has announced sweeping changes to the list of occupations that it deems eligible for state sponsorship under the class 176 visa for emigration to Australia. Migrants to Australia who seek permanent residence have the option of applying for a subclass 176 visa, if they are unable to pass the immigration […] More

  • Getting Down Under Australia

    So where are you heading?

    A little while ago I added a poll (which is displayed on the left hand side of every page) to the site to try and get an indication of where folks would be heading to once they move down under. I’m not sure if the poll is a little bias towards Western Australia because that’s […] More

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  • Getting Down Under Australia

    Busy Busy Busy

    Hi Guys It’s probably been the longest time I’ve spent without updating the blog and I feel ashamed :( I managed to get a promotion at work which has resulted in some pretty significant travel and a little less time to update the blog. Still, things seem to be calming down a little now so […] More

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    The Yarra Valley – A Premier Australian Wine Region

    The Yarra Valley is located a short 90 minutes north-east of Melbourne, the capital of the southern Australian state of Victoria, and is an idyllic destination for a day tour or weekend getaway. The Yarra Valley’s rolling green hills are brimming with vineyards, boutique wineries, orchards, cheesemakers and quality restaurants, and the whole region is […] More

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    A New Beginning Down Under

    Australia, according to the 2005 IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook, is the best place in the world to live in! That is probably why the application for migration to Australia annually is extremely competitive as many people dream of starting a new life down under. There are numerous factors attracting people to live in Australia – […] More

  • All About Perth – Perth City Skyline

    Traditionally, Perth and Perth’s Swan River have usually been viewed and photographed from Kings Park, situated on a hill to the south-west of the city or from the South Perth foreshore. The historical record of the view shows clear river banks close to the city and a low skyline through to the 1960s. Since then, […] More

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    Nearly the World Cup and the Socceroos can play proper footie

    It’s a few days old, but i just saw this online: Australia 1 (skoko 16) Greece 0 att: 95,000 Ninety-Five Thousand people and that was in Melbourne, that’ll be a decent sized city in Western Australia. Good to see that the Aussies seem to be getting into proper football ;) Non of this Australian Rules […] More

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    The Australian Real Estate Market in 2006

    Australia has led the worldwide real estate boom and enjoyed record price increases over the past three years, but as 2006 gets underway many fear that the recent success of the Australian real estate market is not sustainable. While the Australian housing market may well face a short period of economic adjustment, there are still […] More

  • Getting Down Under Australia

    Australia Culture

    The primary basis of Australian culture up until the mid-20th century was Anglo-Celtic, although distinctive Australian features had been evolving from the environment and indigenous culture. Over the past 50 years, Australian culture has been strongly influenced by American popular culture (particularly television and cinema), large-scale immigration from non-English-speaking countries, and Australia’s Asian neighbours. Australia […] More