Why Should You Migrate to Australia?
Australia has fantastic weather, great beaches and a laid back way of life that is unmatched anywhere else in the world.
There are many reasons why migrating to Australia might be great for you, so we’ve created a list of some of our favourite migration pushes.
The Australian economy is booming and that reflects of the job market, if you are looking to migrate you have plenty of employment options available to you, including sponsorships, and working holiday visas.
Relaxing & Quiet
Although it is large, Australia has the lowest population density of any continent in the world.
This low population density brings with it a variety of benefits for example it is not uncommon to find yourself completely alone of one of Australia’s many beaches.
Because of the sheer size of Australia the climate can vary somewhat depending on geographical location. So depending on where you choose to migrate you may find some differences. If you would like to see a Breakdown of Australia’s climate by State, Australia 101 have an informative guide available, right here on their website
Travel & Activities
Australia is a vast continent that is aching to be explored, you will have access to a plethora of Historical Landmarks, Beaches, and Ski Resorts as well as much more.
Australia has fantastic public transport, much of which is free and most of which is air conditioned so travelling couldn’t be easier with 1000’s of great attractions only a bus ride away.
You will not find better working conditions anywhere else in the World, in fact the minimum wage workout somewhere in the region of £17 per hour (no that’s not a typo). Australia was also the first place in the world to win the 40 hour work week.
Since the 1920’s Australia has welcomed migrant workers with open arms. When travelling to Australia either for a holiday or looking for work you have many visa options available to you for all manner of circumstances.
If you are aged between 18-30 you may be entitled to a working holiday visa allowing you to live and work in Australia for 1 year while you decide if it is for you.
Migrating To Australia – Available Visa Types
Australia is a beautiful place, with a warm climate, beautiful beaches and a laid back way of life quite unlike anywhere else in the world.
Last year alone 20,000 British Citizens took the leap and migrated to Australia but if you want to join them you are going to need a Visa.
Australia has a variety of visa options available, each with their own set of requirements and criteria for eligibility.
This article should serve as a simple resource allowing you to determine which visa is right for you.
Skilled Migration Visas
Australia has an ever increasing demand for skilled occupations, with a variety of jobs on offer in the construction, engineering and healthcare fields.
When it comes to a skilled migration visa, you have a number of options available to you.
- Skilled Independent Visa (Subclass 189)
- Skilled Nominated Visa (Subclass 190)
- Skilled Regional Visa (Subclass 489)
You can find out more about each of the skilled migration visas by following the above links through to the government website.
Employer Sponsored Visas
An employer sponsored visa enables an approved employer to act as a sponsor for skilled workers looking to migrate.
You have three choices of employee sponsored visas available to you which include:
- Employer Sponsored Visa (Subclass 457)
- Employer Nomination Scheme Visa (Subclass 186)
- Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme Visa (Subclass 187)
Working Holiday Visas
A working holiday visa is designed for eligible applicants between 18 – 30 years of age, this visa allows you to live and work in Australia for up to 12 months in which you can hold a position with an employer for a maximum of 6 months.
Between 18 – 30 Years of Age
Not Previously Held A Working Holiday Visa
Family Visas & Spouse Visas
Family Visas are broken down into a variety of different categories however as the name suggests they are all family or dependent based.
You have many options when it comes to Family Visas including
- Partner & Marriage Visas (including interdependent relationships)
- Parent Visas
- Child Visas
The Australian Home Affairs Website has a wealth of great information regarding family and spousal visas.
Tourist and Short Stay Visas can be applied for by anyone holding a valid passport from an ETA eligible country allowing you to have a short break and take in the laid back, Australian way of life.
As you can see from the above list Australia is not short of visa options, whether you are travelling for work or pleasure, long stay or short stay you will likely find the right option for you.
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