Information for British Expats in Australia

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An information site for British Migrants to Australia, providing information since October 2005.


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Need a Visa for Australia ?

Not sure which visa to apply for ? The Australian Government immigration website now has the FIND A VISA WIZARD at: Answer the questions and the wizard will point you in the right direction…

Immigration Rule Changes

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Books about Australia

There are many books about Australia, and"" and both have an excellent choice. Some of these are a must read for people wanting to find out more about Australia.

For Books with Free Delivery to Australia: BookDepository UK and USA

Australian Superannuation Co-contribution scheme

Australian Superannuation Co-contribution scheme The super co-contribution scheme is designed to assist eligible individuals to save for their retirement. If you are eligible and make personal super contributions during a financial year, the government will match your contribution with a super co-contribution up to certain limits. If you are a low or middle-income earner and …

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Low Income Superannuation Contribution

Australian Low income superannuation contribution The low income superannuation contribution (LISC) is a superannuation contribution made on behalf of individuals with an adjusted taxable income (ATI) of $37,000 or less in an income year. The maximum contribution amount payable is $500. The contribution is designed to effectively return the tax paid on concessional contributions by …

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Australian Compulsory Superannuation Rates from 2014

Australian Compulsory Superannuation Rates from 2014 The minimum Superannuation contribution from your Employer rose to 9.50% from July 2014. The majority of Workers in Australia, have had individual Superannuation schemes since 1992 when the Compulsory Superannuation Scheme was first set up, with a rate of 3%. This changed to 9% in 2012. This is an EMPLOYER …

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Gross Disposable Australian Household Income rises by 58% from 2004 to 2012

The average gross disposable income of Australian households grew 58 per cent in the eight year period between 2003-04 to 2011-12, according to figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). The following shows that prime growth area was in the 35-44 age group where the prime earner paid about $26,000 tax in the 2011-12 financial …

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Average Hourly Wage rates rise by 2.60% from June 2013 to June 2014

Average Australian Hourly Wage rates rise by 2.60% in the year to June 2014 According to the ABS 6345.0 – Labour Price Index, the increase in the trend wage index through the year to June quarter 2010 for all employee jobs in Australia was 2.60%. Employees in the Public Sector averaged 2.90% Employees in the …

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Average Wage in Australia

Average Wages in Australia 1998 to 2014 The average wage in Australia for a MALE working FULL TIME is now $1,649 per week, or $85,779 per year. This is a 2.8% increase during the previous 12 months. Full time Females average 78% of the Male rate, at $1,292 per week.  The Average wage is NOT …

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Unemployment Rates Australia and England

Unemployment Rates Australia and England   2014 Update: United Kingdom: Unemployment fell by 154,000 to below 1.97 million in the three months to the end of August, the first time it has been below two million since 2008, according to the latest Office for National Statistics (ONS) figures. Australia: The seasonally adjusted number of people unemployed increased …

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Hotel Accommodation in Brisbane

Hotel Accommodation in Brisbane Hotels in Brisbane CBD, Hotels in Brisbane CBD, Hotels in Greater Brisbane QLD, Hotels in Greater Brisbane QLD, Hotels in Annerley, Brisbane Hotels in Ascot, Brisbane Hotels in Ashgrove, Brisbane Hotels in Bowen Hills, Brisbane Hotels in Brisbane South, Brisbane Hotels in Brookfield, Brisbane Hotels in Carindale, Brisbane Hotels in Carseldine, …

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Australian Unemployment Rate for September 2014 is 6.1 per cent

Australian Unemployment Rate for September 2014 is 6.1 per cent Australia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased 0.1 percentage points to 6.1 per cent in September 2014, as announced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) This varied from 9.2% for Males in Tasmania down to 3.31% for Males in the Australian Capital Territory (Canberra) The …

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Webjet Hotels

Webjet Hotels Australia and New Zealand’s leading online travel agency, Webjet leads the way in online travel tools and technology. Webjet enables customers to compare, combine and book the best domestic and international travel flight deals, hotel accommodation, holiday package deals, travel insurance and car hire worldwide. $50 Off Your Hotel Booking with Minimum Spend …

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Dragonfly TV – British Documentary on Working in Australia

Dragonfly TV – British Documentary on Working in Australia I am a TV Producer at London-based Dragonfly Film and Television.  We’re developing a new documentary series about British people who work, or are planning to work in Australia on major construction, energy and mining projects. I’m looking for British expats with every kind of hands-on …

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Banks: NAB Transaction Fee Refund – VDC

Australian Banks: Transaction Fee Refund – VDC A surprise credit on my Bank statement this month: I got $27.38 credit to my account with the words: “Transaction Fee Refund – VDC”. No clue what this was… Why did the bank give me money ? It seems that the VDC stands for Visa Debit card. I …

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£100,000 Unclaimed Premium Bond prize for Australian Resident

£100,000 Unclaimed Premium Bond prize for Australian Resident A Premium Bond prize of £100,000 that has been unclaimed for seven years belongs to a winner who was last listed as living in Australia. The prize was allocated in the February 2007 draw, with the bond number of 5ET395766 It is one of the largest of …

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Drink Driving on the Gold Coast July 2014

Police pleased drivers seem to be getting the message about drink driving – Gold Coast A weekend traffic operation on the Gold Coast (July 20-21) codenamed Blue Strike, saw 3,416 breath tests with only 13 drivers detected drink driving. Police are pleased that drivers seem to be getting the message about drink driving after a …

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Budet Car Rentals Australia

Budget Car Rental: Special Offers to August 2014

Budget Car Rental: Special Offers to August 2014 Budget Car Rentals has launched its new winter offers.Free Single UpgradeRent an Economy car through to a Full Size car for 2+ days and receive a free one car-class upgrade (to a maximum Premium Full Size car). Offer is valid for rentals commencing between 1 May and 31 …

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Claiming Australian Superannuation back when leaving Australia

When leaving Australia for good, you may wish to claim as much of any Australian Super as you can. This can be reclaimed in some circumstances before you reach retirement age. If you are a former temporary resident, you can claim the super benefits you accumulated while working in Australia. To claim the Departing …

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Tax when Retiring in Australia

When a Brit retires in Australia, as a resident, and has a UK pension, either State or Private, this will be taxed in Australia. (The same as any other income). To ensure that this income is NOT taxed in BOTH countries, you must advise the British Tax Authority (HMRC) of the situation. As at April …

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Australian Aged Pension Rates 2014

Australian Aged Pension Rates 2014 The Australian Aged Pension was increased on 20th March 2014, and the new FORTNIGHTLY  rates are now: SINGLE PERSON $766.00 Base $ 62.90 Supplement $ 13.90 Clean Energy Supplement $842.80 Total This is an Increase of $15.70 per fortnight COUPLE (each) $577.40 Base $ 47.40 Supplement $ 10.50 Clean Energy …

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Income Tax Rates 2015-2016

Income Tax in Australia 2015 – 2016 2015-2016 Tax Rates for Earners classed as Tax-Resident Taxable income Tax on this income 0 – $18,200 Nil $18,201 – $37,000 19c for each $1 over $18,200 $37,001 – $80,000 $3,572 plus 33c for each $1 over $37,000 $80,001 – $180,000 $17,762 plus 37c for each $1 over …

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Avis Win a Nissan Altima ST

Avis Nissan Altima competition

Avis Win a Nissan Altima competition Renting a car ? Now may be the time to try AVIS. You may end up winning a FREE car !! Not just a rental.. It may be worth trying if you need to rent a car now.. and get one FREE The Avis “Win a Nissan Altima ST …

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