Australian Visa Finder

Do you need help to work out which visa you need?  The Australian Visa Finder can help you find the visa which is most likely to suit your circumstances. You can access the Australian Visa Finder on the Department of Home Affairs official website. This handy tool includes the most …

10 tips to avoid being caught in a visa scam in Australia

Thinking about working in Australia? You’ll need a valid work visa. If you are told that you can work on an Electronic Travel Authority (ETA), you’re being lied to. You could be caught in visa scam if: the individual or agent demands upfront fees/money for an Australian visa you are …

Latest news about changes to 457 visa rules

As of 19 April 2017, the lists contained in these schedules have been re-named: the Skilled Occupation List (SOL) as the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL); and the Consolidated Sponsored Occupation List (CSOL) as the Short-term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL). In addition, some significant changes have been made …

Fraudulent Migration Agent Targeting Nepalese Workers

Three Nepali women who aspired for a life in Australia have been allegedly duped of Rs. 4.2 million (AUD 84,000) by a migration agent based in India’s capital, New Delhi. The Embassy of Nepal received a complaint from three women last week, seeking help to locate Gopal Prasad Limbu- also …

Migrants Strengthening Australia’s Economy

An Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has this week announced that migrant tax payers have generated $53.4 billion in total personal income in 2011-12, an increase in real terms of 17 per cent on 2010-11. CEO of Migration Council Australia Carla Wilshire welcomed the report’s findings and said that the …

Government Report Reveals the Importance of Migrant Farmers to Australian Agriculture

A recent study by the Australian Government’s Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation has revealed the importance of migrant farmers to Australian agriculture.  The report shows that immigrant farmers and workers make a major contribution to the productivity of Australia’s agriculture sector. These [migrant] workers bring new skills and overcome …

Major changes to the Temporary Activity Visa Framework

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) has announced that on 19 November 2016 major changes to the Temporary Activity Visa Framework will commence.  The changes have come about as a result of the Australian government’s review of the skilled migration and temporary activity visa programmes. The new framework …

Updated ACT Skilled Occupation List September 2016

The Australian Capital Territory has released the latest ACT Skilled Occupation List for the Skilled Visa program. The latest list, which comes into effect on 1 September 2016, specifies the skills that are in high demand in the ACT.  There are 11 new occupations which have been removed from previous …

34 Malaysians charged with working illegally near Woolgoolga

The Australian Border Force and Australian Federal Police have detained 34 Malaysians charged with working illegally near Woolgoolga on farms in New South Wales.  Woolgoolga is a small town on the east coast near Coffs Harbour. 20 workers were “lawful non-citizens” who were in breach of conditions associated with tourist …

Skilled Nominated Visa Program Closed to Overseas Applicants in ACT

The ACT Skilled Nominated VisaProgram has been closed to Overseas Applicants Important announcement The Australian Capital Territory is pleased to announce that program targets for ACT nomination of a Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190) have been met for the 2015/16 financial year. Effective 18 March 2016 at 4:00pm AEST, applications …