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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 19th June 2011

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.

Father's Day in the UK - Sunday 19th June 2011

  • Minimum Wage in Australia 2017 The Australian annual minimum full time wage increases to $36,134.80 on 1st July 2017Continue reading »
  • Australian Public Transport Travel Cards Australian Public Transport Travel Cards for each State Various areas in Australia have their own prepaid travel cards for using the Public Transport services in their area. They are paid for in advance, and normally need tapping or swiping when travelling, with the card balance being adjusted depending on each recorded trip. Automatic top up ...
  • Belong Internet in Australia Latest Australian Internet Plans from Belong NBN and ADSL month to month plans and 12 month contractContinue reading »
  • GBP Rising in Value against AUD again The Pound  is standing at a value of 1.75 Australian Dollars, still low compared to pre Brexit, but better than the low it reached of about 1.55 last year. With CBI figures showing that 41 per cent of manufacturers have seen production rises in the past three months, compared to only 12 per cent showing falls…Continue ...
  • Australian Visa Fee Changes from July 2017 Changes to the charges for Australian Visa Applications from July 2017 There will be some small Visa Fee Changes from July 2017 Visa ApplicationsContinue reading »
  • Drive My Car Coupon Codes May-June 2017 $50 to $150 off your next Car Rental with Drive My Car.Continue reading »
  • Repaying an Australian University Loan Australian University Loan Repayments An Australian worker earning $807 per week would pay back $8 a week for the student loan that funded their degree. (1% of the Salary) An Australian worker earning $2,300 per week would pay back $230 a week for the student loan that funded their degree. (10% of the Salary)Continue reading »
  • FEE-HELP and HECS-HELP Loans for Australian University FEE-HELP Loans for Australian University FEE‑HELP is a loan scheme that assists eligible fee paying students pay all or part of their tuition fees. It cannot be used for additional study costs such as accommodation or text books. The total amount of FEE‑HELP a person can use is known as the ‘FEE‑HELP limit’. HECS-HELP Loans for Australian ...
  • Australian Students: Domestic or International Permanent Residents University Costs Before 2018 Permanent Residents are eligible for Commonwealth supported places , but are not eligible for HECS HELP loans Permanent Residents University Costs After 2018 Permanent Residents are no longer eligible for Commonwealth supported places, but are now eligible for Loans to pay for the education cost.Continue reading »
  • Commonwealth Assistance for Australian Universities 2017 Commonwealth Assistance Options for Australian Universities Most domestic students undertaking a bachelor degree at a public university are enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place (CSP) and pay ‘student contributions’ rather than tuition fees.Continue reading »
  • University Course Costs for Permanent Residents 2017 Budget Changes to Australian Commonwealth supported places From 1 January 2018, subsidies for Australian permanent residents and New Zealand (NZ) citizens enrolling in a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) will be withdrawn, making them fee-paying students. The Commonwealth will instead support permanent residents and NZ citizens through access to income-contingent loans which means that they will not have to ...
  • Queens Birthday Holiday in Australia 2017 The Queens Birthday Public Holiday in Australia 2017 For those of us in Australia, it’s a Public Holiday for us in Australia, on 12th June, 25th September and 2nd October 2017…. read moreContinue reading »
  • British £5 Note Ceasing to be Legal Tender 5th May 2017 British Paper £5 Note being replaced by Polymer £5 Note The paper £5 note featuring the Elizabeth Fry portrait will no longer be legal tender from midnight on Friday night, 5th May 2017.Continue reading »
  • Australian Visa List Listing of Visas for Australia at April 2017 The following is a list of Visas, current and repealed, at April 2017, with the link to the official Immigration page for each Visa.Continue reading »
  • HECS and Permanent Residency HECS Fee Help and Support While a Permanent Resident HECS-HELP loans are available to eligible students who are studying in a Commonwealth Supported Place and are Australian citizens. Since 2005, most New Zealand citizens and Australian permanent residents are not eligible for HECS-HELP loans. They must pay up-front and are not eligible to defer their unit fees ...

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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