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Need a Temporary or Permanent Visa to Australia? All the information you require to make a decision and advise and guidance.

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Work Visa Australia

Want to live and work in Australia? Australia needs skilled workers! Over 200,000 jobs are advertised weekly, and the unemployment rate is the lowest in years.

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Work & Holiday in Australia

Australian Working Holiday visa provides opportunities for people between 18 and 30 years of age from some countries to work and holiday in Australia.

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Visitor Visa (ETA) to Australia

Are you planning on travelling to Australia to visit family and friends? The Australian Government has now made it possible to arrange an ETA via the Internet. Issued Online.

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Student Visa to Australia

Would you like to study in Australia? Each year over 150,000 international students from around 140 countries drawn to Australia to study, work and live in Australia. Find out if you are one of the lucky ones.

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Business Visa Australia

Want to manage, purchase or set up a business in Australia? The Business Skills Visa class encourages successful business people to settle permanently in Australia and contribute to the Australian economy by developing new or existing businesses.

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Facts & Figures


Australia’s population has now reached 21 million. The average fertility rate is below 2 children per female – well below replacement rate given the rapid ageing of the Australian population. Couple these statistics with the fact that Australia is the sixth-largest country in the world and yet maintains very low population levels, then it should be no surprise that Australia is a major world immigration destination and is set to increase its immigration throughout the 21st century and beyond. Sparse population distribution levels remain a major concern – the Australian Bureau of Statistics report that 85% of the population live on just 1% of available land! Most of the occupied areas lie on the eastern seaboard, where you will find the major cities of Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne.

Australia’s capital city is Canberra, not Sydney or Melbourne as many foreigners believe! The story of how Canberra became the selected site for the future capital city in 1908 is an amusing tale of a war of two cities: subsequent to Federation in 1901 and unable to resolve the dispute between Melbourne and Sydney as to which city should once and for all become Australia’s pre-eminent one, the Commonwealth government reached a compromise: the capital would be somewhere between both cities (north of the Murray River but at least 100 miles from Sydney).

The present site, 300km south-west of Sydney at the foot of the Australian Alps, and several hundred more kilometres north of Melbourne, was finally chosen after extensive searching for a suitable place. The rivalry continues to this day - albeit in somewhat friendlier circumstances! Melbournians are proud of their reputation for its sophisticated cultural activities and the arts, and time and again it has been voted by international panels as the ‘world’s most liveable city’.

Sydney on the other hand, claims title to being the most picturesque harbour city in the world, and remains the pulse beat of Australia’s vibrant business affairs.

Other Interesting Facts & Figures:

  • Australia is the world’s largest exporter of beef
  • Australia is comparative in size to the United States (only slightly smaller than the US contiguous states) – but, at only 20 million people, is home to only about 15% of the total US population (currently around 290 million+)






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