Finding and Applying for a Job in Australia as a Migrant

  At Migration Expert, we often get questions from many clients about applying for jobs in Australia. It doesn’t matter if you’re an international student looking for work after you graduate or a skilled employee who is moving to Australia and looking for work – many of the barriers remain the same.   Language, work experience, visa, sponsorship, salary expectations, and the rest of the red...

Continue reading

International companies with headquarters in Australia

Previously, we looked at Australian companies who have their headquarters in Australia.   But various international companies have expanded and brought their operations to Australia; with many choosing Melbourne as the backdrop for their Australian Head Office.   Check out the list below for the biggest global companies in Australia:     BP Their headquarters may be in London, United...

Continue reading

Australian Companies with Headquarters in Melbourne, Australia

You’ve never truly experienced life in another country until you’ve lived and worked like a local. And working in Australia is unlike anywhere else in the world.   Australia is home to numerous major corporations – both local and global – some of which have been recognised as outstanding places to work.   According to LinkedIn, the following organisations were the top 25 Australia- based...

Continue reading

Here’s what we know about the proposed semi-skilled visa

There’s a rumour floating around at the moment that the Australian Government is considering reducing the requirements to make it easier for semi–skilled workers to obtain work visas to regional parts of Australia.   The proposed visas are called Designated Area Migration Agreements (DAMAs). The reason the DAMAs have been proposed is that the Australian Government is looking to fill the...

Continue reading

8 Reasons Why Australia is the Ideal Migration Destination

Australia is the land of opportunity. We have great weather (most of the year), lovely beaches, delicious cuisine and the best coffee.   But in case you need more convincing, here are 8 reasons why Australia should be at the top of your migration destination list. Booming economy Our economy has been ranked amongst one of the best in the western world; having successfully avoided...

Continue reading

Fee Increase for Visa Applications starting July 1st 2018

The Department of Home Affairs has recently announced an increase in fees for General Skilled Migration Visa Applications (subclasses 189, 190 and 489) and Family Migration visa applications (subclasses 100/309, 300, 143 and 864). The new fees have been implemented since July 1st, 2018. See all the new fees listed in the tables below:   General Skilled Migration Visa - Subclass...

Continue reading

Citizens from Peru can now apply for a Work and Holiday visa to Australia

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) recently announced that Australia and Peru have implemented a reciprocal agreement, which permits up to 100 young Australian and Peruvian citizens to apply for a Work and Holiday visa to each country.   This means that Peruvian youths can apply for a work and holiday visa to Australia and, likewise, young Australians can apply for a...

Continue reading

DIBP issued 3500 invitations for Skilled Independent Visas in September

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) has released the results from the latest round of visa invitations issued to Skilled Workers for September.   On September 20, 1750 Skilled Independent visas (subclass 189) were issued to hopeful applicants while only 47 visas were issued for Skilled Regional (Provisional Subclass 489) applicants.   Only 93 invitations in total have...

Continue reading

12 Things to do in Australia this Winter

  Winter in Australia is unlike anywhere else in the world. With outdoor events scheduled throughout the season, the coldest months fly by as you enjoy the best of the country’s food, culture, and natural beauty. If your idea of winter is far from being cooped up in bed, Australia has some great things to do during July and August.   Noosa Long Weekend Festival Mid-July – Noosa,...

Continue reading

What’s the difference between a Working Holiday Visa and a Work visa?

  What’s the difference between a Working Holiday Visa and a Work visa?   And how do I know which one I should apply for? If you've ever wondered this, you're not alone. Many of our clients often ask us these questions too. Hopefully, today's post will help you decide which working visa suits you.    A working holiday visa or a work and holiday visa is only available for 18-30-year-olds...

Continue reading