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

It is Father’s Day in the UK on Sunday 17th June 2018

You can now have a card printed and posted from the UK, for not much more than the cost of a card plus postage from Australia.

  • Australian Department of Home Affairs Border is now Department of Home Affairs On 20 December 2017, the Home Affairs Portfolio, including the Department of Home Affairs, was formally established, and includes the Dept of Immigration. All website links that were previously at are automatically diverted to so all existing links on this website will (should) still go through to the new ...
  • Migrants to wait Three Years for Welfare Benefits Migrants to wait Three Years for Welfare Benefits, instead of Two Years. Migrants who arrive in Australia from July 2018 will have to wait three years before they can access certain welfare payments from Centrelink, an increase from the current two year waiting period. Those bringing relatives over to Australia on a family visa will also need ...
  • Warning: Goldman Pintex Migration A NSW Fair Trading Media release: Goldman Pintex Migration Consumers are being warned not to deal with a North Sydney-based migration agency, Goldman Pintex Management Pty Ltd, Minister for Better Regulation Matt Kean announced today. Mr Kean said the warning also applied to the company’s sole director and shareholder, Yoon Seok “Joseph” Choi.Continue reading »
  • NAPLAN 2017 Education Results NAPLAN 2017 Education Results Years 3 to 9 The NAPLAN 2017 results in Australia show how highly influenced the results are by each child’s parents education level. Victoria, ACT and NSW topped the charts for Education results in most categories this year.Continue reading »
  • Sea Echo Retreat, Mandurah, WA Sea Echo Retreat – Short Term Stays for New Migrants Halls Head, Mandurah, Western Australia, 6210 Sea Echo Retreat is a spacious holiday home in Mandurah.This home is located 100mtrs from the Indian ocean and is closed to cafes, restaurants,shopping centres and beaches and a short drive from Mandurah foreshore.Continue reading »
  • Average Earnings in Australia May 2017 Average Full Time Adult Earnings in Australia in May 2017 The Australian Bureau of Statistics’ Average Weekly Earnings survey shows the Full-time adult average total earnings in May 2017 at $83,636.80 per year. The report shows the Average Full Time Wages for Male and Female as: Male average full time wage at $89,741.60. This is a rise ...
  • Nov 2017: Changes to Partner Visa Lodgement Options All Partner Visas to be Lodged Online ONLY From 18 November 2017, all Partner visa applications, including Prospective Marriage visas, must be lodged online through an ImmiAccount…Continue reading »
  • Used Car History Reports CarHistory offers the most comprehensive vehicle history information for Australian used car buyers. CarHistory makes it easier and safer for people to buy their next used car by providing them with an online comprehensive used vehicle report, regardless of how many states and territories a vehicle’s previously been registered in. CarHistory brings together extensive data on millions of ...
  • Lycamobile Phone Service Lycamobile Phones in Australia Lycamobile provides low-cost, high-quality data and voice services to over 15 million customers across 23 countries. Lycamobile uses the Telstra telecommunications 3G and 4G network in Australia.Continue reading »
  • Car Insurance in Australia Car Insurance in Australia The minimum car or bike insurance that you must have in Australia is the COMPULSORY third party cover. This is not as full as the Third Party Cover in the UK, as it only covers personal injury, NOT any ones vehicle or property damage.Continue reading »
  • Aussie Farmers Direct – Save $30 On a Meal Order Aussie Farmers Direct are offering $30 off a Meal Order Limited time only, special offer for new customers to redeem – To help you get started with Aussie Farmers Direct here is $30 on us, to use on a meal order of $60 or more.Continue reading »
  • Cost of Sunglasses in Australia The Price of Sunglasses in Australia Sunglasses, especially the branded ones, are popular, if not a necessity in Australia. Some people can even get a tax deduction for buying them. You can get an idea of the CURRENT cost of Sunglasses in Australia at these links.Continue reading »
  • Dental Treatment Costs in Australia 2017 Examples of Dental rates shown by a Queensland Dental Surgery in October 2017 Check up and Clean Item No. : Dental service : Cost from and to 011 Comprehensive Oral Examination $65 – $90 022 x 2 X-Rays $88 – $114 114 Removal of Calculus – First Appointment $115 – $153 121 Topical Remineralising $35 – $60 Total Cost of about $303 – $417Continue reading »
  • Australian Interest Rates – Reserve Bank of Australia The Australian Reserve Bank Cash Rate The Australian cash rate is the overnight money market interest rate. It is used as the interest rate on unsecured overnight loans between banks. Home Loan Interest rates are often affected by any changes in this rate, but not always. The current Australian Reserve Bank Cash Rate is:Continue reading »
  • Car Depreciation in Australia Top 10 cars that depreciate slowly in Australia Subaru Forester Depreciation after three years: 24 – 31% (27.5% ave) Toyota Landcruiser Depreciation after three years: 26 – 32% (29% ave) .. Continue reading »

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

Updates and changes can be seen at:

Family Tax Benefits stopped for non lodgement of Tax Returns
Changes to the Building Trade Licence Legislation – QUEENSLAND

From 1 December 2009, there was a change to building licensing regulations in Queensland. Most work valued at $3,300 or less is now exempt from BSA’s licensing requirements. The previous threshold was $1,100.

Books about Australia

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

Driving in Queensland

Most speed limits in built up areas in Brisbane are 60kph (37.5mph), but this reduces to 50kph (31.25mph) in many residential areas. Other roads may be 80kph (50mph), with 100 kph (62.5mph) or 110 kph (68.75mph) on the Freeways/Motorways.

More…. Driving in Queensland

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