What is Australia Day?
British settlement/invasion began in Australia on 26 January 1788.
A survey of 5,000 people in Australia showed that 60% want to keep Australia Day on 26th January.
74% of those aged over 75, and 70% of those aged 55 to 75, feel the date should remain … Read the rest
Is Austudy available for New Australian residents?
One of the requirements, to be eligible to claim Austudy, is the requirement to be an Australian resident and in Australia on the day that an Austudy claim is made.
However, if you have recently arrived as a resident in Australia, you may … Read the rest
Kelly Slater cannot Enter Australia unless Vaccinated?.
American surfing legend Kelly Slater (11-time world champion) has been told he will not be allowed in Australia unless he is vaccinated against COVID-19.
Slater has made various comments about the Australian attitude to unvaccinated people entering Australia.
He has suggested that the … Read the rest
Backpacker Visa Fee Rebate..
There are currently 23,500 backpackers who have an Australian visa, but are not in Australia at the moment, 19 January 2022.
If they return to Australia between now and twelve weeks time, their visa fee will be re-payed back to them.
The Australian Prime Minister said:… Read the rest
Student Visa Fee Rebate..
There are currently around 150,000 overseas students who have Australian visa, but are not in Australia at the moment, 19 January 2022.
If they return to Australia between now and eight weeks time, their visa fee will be re-payed back to them.
The Australian Prime Minister … Read the rest
Novak Djokovic’s visa cancellation been confirmed on 16 Jan 2022.
The three judges hearing Novak Djokovic’s second visa appeal have unanimously confirmed the Australian Immigration departments decision to cancel his visa. He will now be deported from Australia, as no further appeal is permitted.
The information below was dated … Read the rest
Covid Parties to purposely catch the virus.
Some countries permit those who have recovered from Covid within the previous six months, to be treated the same as those who are fully vaccinated.
A number of people choose to attend a party with a Covid positive person in an attempt to … Read the rest
Working Hours increase for Student Visa holders.
Some student visa holders in Australia may be able to increase their working hours from 40 hours per fortnight, up to 80 hours a fortnight, under a temporary relaxation of rules due to Covid.
This is to help in filling staff shortages caused … Read the rest
Partner Visa (subclass 309) GRANTS in 2022.
These are some of the known subclass 309 Provisional Partner Visas GRANTED in 2022.
This is to give people, who are still waiting on an offshore 309 application, an idea of how long it can take to be finalised.
A small selection of … Read the rest
Can I enter Australia without a Covid-19 vaccination?
Most people that want to enter Australia must be fully vaccinated to Australian standards. Full details at covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/vaccinated-travellers
Does a previous Covid infection allow an exemption?
No, a previous Covid-19 infection does not grant an exemption from vaccination requirements.
The Australian Department … Read the rest