Luscious, scenic, and filled with remarkably diverse experiences. This film which is getting a bit of air time on the TV here in Oz at the moment begins with the dramatic landscape of the Stirling Ranges, and moves through stunning South West locations including the coastal views of the Cape to Cape Walk, the cathedral roof […]
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 […]
If you have children and are considering a move to Western Australia on a 457 Visa then I’m afraid your journey down under looks likely to be a slightly more expensive one. Following changes flagged in the recent Western Australian budget, from January 2014 a new $4,000 fee per child per year will apply if […]
The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) has revealed its sponsorship criteria for workers wanting to emigrate to the state. The changes will have repercussions on Australian immigration for that area as some migrants choose to look towards other states for work. Each state or territory of Australia have their own skilled occupations in demand lists according […]
I know I can often be a little romantic about the wonderful weather we receive here in Western Australia. Perth is the sunniest capital city in the world at the end of the day so it’s often very easy to gloat when the weathers so damn nice all the time. Yesterday it would seem was […]
Almost 90 per cent of temporary skilled migrants who were granted Subclass 457 visas in 2009-10 to date are managers and professional workers, new figures show. The average total salary package for all new Australian temporary skilled migrant workers is almost $100,000 – an increase of $10,000 on the same time last year. The highest […]
Western Australia job advertisements surged 6% in December which is the strongest monthly growth since May 2007. Experts say that the renewal of the mining boom could force business to compete ferociously for workers. This isn’t good news for businesses in WA but it could be great news for folks looking to migrate to the […]
So I’m sat on the train on my way to work this morning and it’s not going to be a typical day. Sure, the suns still shining, the sky is still blue but today I’ll find out whether or not my job has been made redundant. Like many large organisations, the company I work for […]
I thought I would save the last entry in the recent series of Blog entries following our Western Australia Road trip to Shell Beach. Shell beach, just a few Kilometres south of Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort is an amazing place. From a distance the beach looks like any other ‘amazingly beautiful’ tropical beach with clean […]
Since arriving down under I’ve already written about the wonders of the bird life here in Western Australia. Coming from Northern England, the most exotic birds we saw were the pigeons we’d often see waddling around. The poor things normally had a toe missing or stumpy foot due to a close call with a piece […]
As I mentioned yesterday, we travelled quite some distance during our road trip, 4449 kilometres to be exact and I have to say, I have never been so awe struck by the vastness of the place that we now call home. The reality of the sheer size of Australia first struck home when I had […]
It’s been a while since we arrived in Australia and even though we have been living down under for over two years now we have still to undertake any kind of extensive travelling. We have always been very busy since the day we arrived down under. To begin with we had to find somewhere to […]
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I’ve just read an interesting article posted by the Australian Newspaper about the number of extra workers required if Western Australia is going to continue to grow at its current rates. Apparently an extra 400,000 workers will be needed in Western Australia over the next 10 years if the state is to reap the full […]
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 […]
I’ve just been watching a story on the news this afternoon about the influx of migrants into Western Australia. According to figures produced by the clever statistitions at the Federal Department of Immigration and Citizenship; Western Australia accounted for 14.1 percent of all new settler arrivals in Australia. It seems Western Australias ‘booming economy and […]
Perths Transport System Perth is served by Perth Airport in the city’s east for domestic and international flights and Jandakot Airport in the city’s southern suburbs for light aviation. Perth has a road network with three freeways, nine metropolitan highways and no toll roads. Perth metropolitan public transport, including trains, buses and ferries, are provided […]
- Perthâ€™s Public Transport Network â€“ My First Impressions at Getting Down under[...] Not so long ago I wrote a high level ov...
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