The Department of Home Affairs (DHA) is in charge of the management and processing of all visas relating to people visiting, living and working in Australia.
In total they provide access to over 100 visa types to Australia, however here at Austral Migration Consultancy, we focus and specialize in a few of those visa types.
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Australia is a vast and beautiful country with over 7.7 million square kilometres of land on which a mere 24 million people, with almost one-quarter of the population being migrants.
A popular destination for tourists, students and new migrants alike, Australia boasts a wide berth of benefits as well as being the closest developed Western country to Asia.
The seasons dominate Australia’s climate and defines the main climate regions. From tropical, to subtropical and wetter and colder weather, Australia has it all.
This wide variety of climates gives rise to perfect agriculture regions in states like Queensland which has wonderfully grown fruits and vegetables, to the vineyards of Victoria producing award-winning wines.
In most of the Southern and Southeastern states you would be able to experience living in all four seasons in a year. However unlike the Northern hemisphere, Australia experiences summer at the end of the year and winter in the middle of the year.
Australia holds the record for the most consecutive years without a recession, which last happened almost 30 years ago!
They boast a very stable and competitive economy, recording growth averaging 3.3% per year since 1992. This sustained growth places Australia in the top ranks of developed countries in the world.
With the Australian dollar considered somewhat of a ‘safe haven’ currency, it usually trades well against other currencies in the region and even against the likes of the US dollar and Euro.
Businesses in Australia promote local manufacturing and ‘Proudly Australian’ products, encouraging healthy business activity targeted from local businesses to Australian citizens, residents and the rest of the world.
Primary through to secondary school is free or heavily subsidized for any Australian resident or citizen, giving families access to a wide range of schools across the country.
Australia is renowned for its universities, with hundreds of thousands of international students studying at faculties throughout the country at any given time.
Residents also enjoy a subsidized fee for most major universities if entry requirements are met. Household university names such as Monash University, Melbourne University, Victoria University, RMIT,LAtrobe, Deakin, ANU and more give prospective university students plenty of options regardless of the state they reside in.
Skills in strong demand in Australia tend to be in particular for computer technicians, programmers, IT specialists, nurses, medical practitioners, engineers of various shades, finance executives such as accountants and most especially tradesmen (of every description).
These same occupations are also in demand for migration purposes, however the list above is not exhaustive – if you have an occupation on our skilled occupation list, you may also qualify to migrate and we strongly encourage you to get in touch with us.
Australia practices a fair and high minimum wage (one of the highest in the world) as well as equal opportunities – for example you can’t ask about a person’s age or family structure during an interview.