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

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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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 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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ITV: British in Australia

We are looking at the traditions British people living or visiting Australia bring here from the UK.. eg: What is a pommy Christmas here like?? What traditions are carried out under Australian summer sun? If you know people who might have some stories (especially surprising, quirky ones) about bringing British life to Oz, I would …

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Salary Sacrifice and Compulsory Super

Salary Sacrifice and Compulsory Super Compulsory Super is the 9.5% (from July 2014) that an employer must pay you on top of your taxable wages. Salary Sacrifice can cover among other things, a contribution to your own Super. Add the TWO together and you may create a problem, but this depends on the Employer. Note …

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Unemployment Rates per Australian State Feb 2014

Unemployment Rate for February 2014 is 6.0 per cent

Australian Unemployment Rate for February 2014 The unemployment rate for February 2014 varied between 3.4% and 8% depending on what State you lived in and what Sex you are. The 3.4% Unemployment rate is for Males or Females in ACT. The 8.0% Unemployment rate is for Males in Tasmania. Full Time Employment INCREASED by 80,500 …

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OECD Hourly Earnings Index

A report produced by the OECD shows an index of changes in the Hourly Earnings from 2010. These figures show the change using a base index of 100 in 2010   Index  2013 Quarter 4 114.6 Australia 104.1 Canada 114.9 Czech Republic 106.1 Denmark 108 Finland 127.5 Hungary 102 Ireland 111.2 Israel 107.4 Italy 123.7 …

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One in 10 Australians say they cannot afford to buy enough food..

A report from the Guardian newspaper states that “One in 10 Australians say they cannot afford to buy enough food..”  and that “Relative poverty in Australia is higher than the OECD average”. How accurate is this and what does it mean ? The OECD’s Society At A Glance report revealed that 14.4% of Australians live on less …

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Australians have 4th highest Disposable Income in the world

According to the OECD, Australians have the 4th highest disposable Income in the world AND the 3rd highest average wage. Disposable Income: 2012 USD  Full Time     Disposable Income Country 1  $                      38,753  United States 2  $                      38,210  Ireland 3  $                      33,373  Luxembourg 4  $                      33,319  Australia 5  $                      32,066  Switzerland 6  $                      31,501  Canada 7 …

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Top 25 World Beaches in 2014 – UK and Australia take FOUR places

In the Tripadvisor list of the top 25 beaches in the World for 2014, Australia and the UK took FOUR of the 25 places. These positions were: 5: Whitehaven Beach, Whitsunday Islands, Queensland, Australia 9: Rhossili Bay, Swansea, Wales, United Kingdom 20: Turquoise Bay, Exmouth, Western Australia 22: Cable Beach, Broome, Western Australia   The Full …

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