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What Property Can You Afford To Buy In Australia In 2018?

What Property Can You Afford To Buy In Australia In 2018? The recent fall in Australian property prices is good news if you’re looking to buy your first property in Australia. Moving to Australia is the dream of many UK residents with the weather and relaxed way of life usually being a huge factor. However, another important part of the Aussie dream for many people is having a spacious house with a swimming pool. Having the ability to own your...

Best Jobs in Australia - Teaching, Nursing and Trades

Date 30/08/2018   Best Jobs in Australia - Teaching, Nursing and Trades According to the global jobs website, Indeed, the technology, healthcare, teaching and trades industry are the "best jobs in Australia" this 2018. There have been remarkable levels of growth over the past three years of well-paid roles being advertised which present great opportunities. Teachers came on top of the list. The average salary for a teacher in Australia is $93,723 AUD. Across Australia, skills shortages in healthcare continue...

Making Cost-Effective Regular Overseas Payments when Living Down Under

Making Cost-Effective Regular Overseas Payments when Living Down Under   If you’re heading Down Under, you might need to make regular overseas payments for property costs, transferring pensions, or just sending money back home. Our currency partners FC Exchange discuss what you can do to make the most of your money when making regular payments.   Get Great Rates   Currency brokers like FC Exchange are specialists in currency, so you’ll be able to speak to a dedicated market expert...

Five Reasons Why Expats Love New Zealand

Date 06/06/2018 Five Reasons Why Expats Love New Zealand Impressive waterfalls, glow-worm lit caves, volcanoes, glaciers, and stunning sandy beaches are just a few of the reasons why expats love New Zealand. This beautiful country has plenty to offer, and our currency partners FC Exchange are highlighting why expats fall in love with the wonderful world of Down Under. A Warm Welcome The people in New Zealand are notoriously friendly and inviting, so it won’t be long before you’re settling...

Changes to Skilled Occupations Lists Flagged for Mid 2018

Date 01/06/2018   Changes to Skilled Occupations Lists Flagged for Mid 2018  The Department of Jobs and Small Business has published a statement for the potential changes to the skilled occupations lists for migration to take effect in mid-2018. Which Application Types Will be Affected? The potential changes will affect employer-sponsored applications as well as General Skilled Migration. Which Occupations May be Removed? The following occupations which are on the STSOL have been flagged for possible removal from the list entirely:...

London Premiere of KANGAROO: A Love Hate Story & VIP Afterparty

Date 01/06/2018   London Premiere of Kangaroo: A Love-Hate Story KANGAROO (2017)Kangaroo hops into U.S. theaters starting January 19.Posted by Kangaroo on Tuesday, December 5, 2017   Film Synopsis This groundbreaking film reveals the truth surrounding Australia’s love-hate relationship with its beloved icon. The kangaroo image is proudly used by top companies, sports teams and as tourist souvenirs, yet when they hop across the vast continent some consider them to be pests to be shot and sold for profit. This...

Five Things You Didn’t Know About Australia

Date: 08/05/2018   Five Things You Didn’t Know About Australia Life Down Under is full of excitement; from interesting wildlife that can’t be found anywhere else in the world, slick city streets with plenty to see and do, to gorgeous beaches ready for you to try your hand at water sports. Our currency partners at FC Exchange have highlighted five things you might not know about Australia and life Down Under.   A Room with a View It’s estimated that...

Hear from Accent Health Recruitment

Date: 20/04/2018   Hear from Accent Health Recruitment. Hear from Prudence Thomson from Accent Health Recruitment! Accent Health Recruitment specialises in permanent and contract placements of medical professionals throughout New Zealand.   “Accent Health Recruitment have been working with Wes Zandt and the Down Under Centre for many years now and we find them as the ‘go to’ for webinars and networking. The webinars are hugely successful, and Wes Zandt provides amazing ways to meet migrants who are looking to move and...

Down Under Centre New Zealand!

Date: 19/04/2018 Down Under Centre New Zealand! Hear from Paul Goddard, the director of Down Under Centre New Zealand “I have worked with Wes Zandt, company director, and The Down Under Centre for over 5 years. I am always very selective when it comes to partnerships and the people who are the core of the business is what is important to me. Wes Zandt and the team share my ideals and ethos so that we put all our clients first...

Smart Teachers attending our monthly migration webinars!

Date: 18/04/2018   Smart Teachers attending our monthly migration webinars! Smart Teachers attend our monthly Australian Migration Webinars! Our webinars for Australia are on the first Tuesday of every month.  If you're a teacher and want to get through the challenge of moving to Australia to live by the beaches and change your lifestyle, Smart Teachers can help! This is a blog from Monet Hawkins, from Smart Teachers, who works with us at The Down Under Centre!    The Down...

Skilled Workers In Australia

Date: 23/03/2018   Skilled Workers in Australia. Want to trade up? Are you a skilled trade worker dreaming of a new life Down Under? Our expert answers your top questions... If you’re a skilled worker working in the trades industry and dreaming of a new life Down Under then you’re in luck – your skills are needed! There are plenty of fantastic job opportunities available in Australia for trades such as carpenters, bricklayers, electrical, fitters and joiners, but where do...

Update For Nurses Looking to Move To Queensland Australia!

Date 28/02/2018 UPDATE FOR NURSES LOOKING TO MOVE TO QUEENSLAND AUSTRALIA! Important news for Nurses who were looking to move to Queensland this year! Due to high numbers of EOIs, Business & Skilled Migration Queensland will not be issuing any more invitations lodged on or after 27 February 2018 for the below occupations: Registered Nurse (Aged Care) (254412) Registered Nurse (Child and Family Health) (254413) Registered Nurse (Community Health) (254414) Registered Nurse (Critical Care and Emergency) (254415) Registered Nurse (Developmental Disability)...

Australia And New Zealand Top The List of Dream Destinations For UK Residents

AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND TOP THE LIST OF DREAM DESTINATIONS FOR UK RESIDENTS Date 08.03.2018 Australia and New Zealand Top the List of Dream Destinations for UK Migrants in New Survey PSS International Removals have released their results for the inaugural National UK Emigration Survey! This survey asks which country British people most wanted to move to and without surprise, Australia and New Zealand have come to the top! English speaking countries dominated the top 5 with Canada in third,...

Things to do in Sydney!

THINGS TO DO IN SYDNEY! Date 06.12.2017 Up and about in one of Australia's well-known states? Here's a list of things you should do!    Explore The Rocks – The Rocks are the oldest part of Sydney. With its fine lanes, buildings, sandstone churches, and Australia’s oldest pubs, this area is where Sydney started when the British first landed. Rocks’ weekend markets, art museums, street theatre, lovely restaurants, beautiful views of the harbour, Opera House and bridge make this is one...

What factors sould you consider when moving abroad?

WHAT FACTORS SHOULD YOU CONSIDER WHEN MOVING ABROAD? Date 11.12.2017 Want to move to Australia for a better lifestyle? Here are some things you should consider when you are a middle-aged adult intending to make a big move!   Visas Visas are one of the most important parts of moving overseas – obtaining one can be tough and possibly expensive. If you’re fantasising of meeting wild and unique creatures on your way to work and still want some light after...

Down Under Centre Webinars - What are they all about?

DOWN UNDER CENTRE WEBINARS - WHAT ARE THEY ALL ABOUT? Date 14.12.2017  The Down Under Centre hosts monthly migration webinars for Australia, New Zealand and Canada. These webinars are a great way for our viewers to connect and engage with our expert partners, employers and a MARA approved migration agent.  How can our partners help you? We have a range of expert partners specialising in different areas. Our partners specialise in:  Banking Removals and Shipping Health Insurance Pension Transfer Tax ...

Australian Skills Assessments

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Australia Day

AUSTRALIA DAY Date 19.01.2018 What is Australia Day?   The national day of Australia is celebrated every year on the 26th of January. This joyous occasion celebrates the arrival of the First Fleet of British Ships in New South Wales and the raising of the Flag of Great Britain at Sydney Cove. Celebrations on Australia Day are marked by locals to reflect upon the diverse society across the nation. People also hold official community award services and citizenship ceremonies to...

Travelling Alone In Australia?

TRAVELLING ALONE IN AUSTRALIA? Date 23.01.2018 10 Top Tips for Solo Travellers!   Travelling is such a great thing especially when the country you're visiting is Australia! But has anybody given you any tips to enhance your experience? Make sure you book in advance:  The cheapest way of travelling around Australian cities is public transport but you need to remember, each city will have a slightly different system in comparison to their neighbouring cities. Pre-paid transport cards are mainly used...

Are You Amongst One of The 10 Hardest to Find Tradies in Australia?

ARE YOU AMONGST ONE OF THE 10 HARDEST TO FIND TRADIES IN AUSTRALIA? Date 01.02.2018 The shortage of skilled workers! Often it is likely that we find it hard getting qualified trades people to do a quick task around the house; employers in Australia sometimes find it hard to hire tradies too! One of the global jobs site in the world has analysed the job market in order to identify the hardest positions to fill. These include jobs posts that...

How You Should Celebrate World Oceans Day In Australia!

HOW YOU SHOULD CELEBRATE WORLD OCEANS DAY IN AUSTRALIA! Date 15.02.2018 World Oceans Day Atleast 70% of the planet's surface is covered by our ocean's and still 95% of the sea has remained untouched. We've still got some time until World Oceans Day (8th June) but here's how you can celebrate when you reach Queensland, Australia. Admire from Above: You can view the ocean from above in the Whitsundays with a few Air Whitsunday Seaplanes. This includes soaring over the Great...

Happy Australia Day!

HAPPY AUSTRALIA DAY! Date 26.01.2016 Happy Australia Day everybody! 3 events not to be missed this Australia Day!Australia day marks the establishment of the first European settlement in New South Wales in 1788. Throughout the century, the continent experienced coastal landings by European settlers looking to start a new life on this vastly unexplored continent. Migration to Australia has therefore been a massively popular pathway for centuries, enticing people with its sunny shores and eternal summers.Over the years this national day...

White Night Festival!

WHITE NIGHT FESTIVAL! Date 17.02.2017 Check out Melbourne's White Night Festival! White Night Melbourne is a dusk to dawn event that takes places on the 19th of February. It beings the city's dark corners to life with over 100 events celebrating the passions of the Victorian capital!Run from 7pm to 7am, it celebrates culteral instituions that shine with free and ticketed events from outdoor light displays and street performances to uban adventure and fashion experiences. Local, national and international artists, musicians and...

Changes in Migration From July

CHANGES IN MIGRATION FROM JULY Date 03.07.2017 Many variations to Working Holiday, General Skilled Migration and Employer Sponsored visas have been announced as part of the 1 July changes.General Skilled MigrationFrom 1 July, all candidates for General Skilled Migration must be under 45 at the date of invitation. Previously, legislation was released which amended the Skilled Independent Subclass 189 visa, but it is now clear that this will also be the case for Skilled Nominated Subclass 190 visas and Skilled Regional Provisional Subclass 489 visas.New skilled...

General Skilled Migration Changes

GENERAL SKILLED MIGRATION CHANGES Date 24.05.2017 Changes to the General Skilled Migration ProgramAs of July 1st 2017, there will be a nuber of changes to the General Skilled Migration Program. These are:The maximum aged for the Skilled Intdependent Subclass 189 Visa will be reduced from 49 to 44. This will not affect the Skilled Nominated Subclass 190 Visa, the Skilled Regional Provisional Subclass 489 visa or the new NZ Citizen stream of Subclass 189. Fortunately, only 1% of applicants are in...

Top Places To Visit in Western Australia

TOP PLACES TO VISIT IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA Date 29.03.2016 With its vast desert landscapes, tropical beaches an incredible geological rock formation, Western Australia is a playground for those looking for adventure. Aside from its abundance of natural spectacles and beautiful settings, it is also home to the cosmopolitan city of Perth, and the neighbouring port city of Fremantle – both bustling metropolis’ idyllically located on the Western Coastline Whilst Perth is the most isolated city in the world, life on...

Down Under Centre Webinars!

DOWN UNDER CENTRE WEBINARS! Date 19.04.2017 Down Under Centre - Migration Webinars The Down Under Centre hosts monthly migration webinars for Australia and New Zealand. These webinars are a way of allowing our followers and potential clients connect with our expert partners so that they get to understand how the migration process works and how we can help!Jobs in Australia Carpentry Jobs Electrician Jobs Plumbing Jobs  Cooperate Jobs  White-collar Roles Nursing Jobs How can our partners help you?We have a range of expert partners specialising...

Why You Should Watch Our Webinars...

WHY YOU SHOULD WATCH OUR WEBINARS... Date 17.03.2016 Join us for free online and find out all the information you need about migration just from sitting at home! We hold two monthly Webinars (Australian & New Zealand) to give you the right information and point you in the right direction. Our aim is to make your migration journey as easy as possible. Find out more about how who will attend our Webinars and how they can help!The Down Under Centre...

Tips For Getting Trade Jobs in Australia

TIPS FOR GETTING TRADE JOBS IN AUSTRALIA Date 13.07.2016 Whether you're planning to permanently move to Australia or go on a working holiday visa you're probably looking to get a trade job in the country. This is a wise decision since there's a high demand for skilled labourers in Australia, which means you won't find it hard to find a job. You can make the search even easier by using the following tips: 1. Skilled Occupation ListBefore wondering whether you can...

Electrical Jobs in Australia

ELECTRICAL JOBS IN AUSTRALIA Date 20.12.2016 Australia Needs ElectriciansIf you have enough skill and experience as an electrician and want to look for better job opportunities abroad, Australia needs you!If your profession falls in accordance with the Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO) 3411-11, then you have a great chance of gaining employment in Australia as an Electrician.Electricians are listed on the Skilled Occupation List as well as the Consolidated Sponsored Occupations List. As such, you can...

Improved Licensing Process

IMPROVED LICENSING PROCESS Date 04.02.2016 The Victorian Building Authority(VBA) has implemented an improved system of registration and licensing for plumbers and builders. The new process is designed to deliver better outcomes for building and plumbing industries in Victoria and giving consumers a system simpler to use, which will ultimately reduce the regulatory burden on industry. The system guides those who are applying through the registration process which makes it easier for them to see if their current qualifications support and...

Sydney To byron Bay

SYDNEY TO BYRON BAY Date 24.08.2017 SYDNEY TO BYRON BAY – TRAVEL ITINERARY Take a drive along the Fabulous Pacific Coast touring route, a popular beautiful road trip from Sydney to Brisbane.  Whilst travelling north from Sydney along the coast, you’ll see some of the most prominent landscapes in New South Wales, some of which are well-known. Follow the Pacific Coastline through national parks, lavish rainforests, and along some of Australia’s beautiful beaches.  DAY ONE MORNINGBreakfast with a view!Less than an hour’s drive from the core...

Why Migrate To Australia?

WHY MIGRATE TO AUSTRALIA? Date 23.03.2016 Australia has it all! The beaches, hot weather, beautiful landscapes, natural environment and laidback lifestyle. Most importantly, an excellent education system and countless job opportunities. Australia’s economic growth has made Australia one of the top destinations for migration from the UK. Here are some great reasons why. Job opportunitiesWith a 5.8% unemployment rate which had recently fallen in the last month, Australia is undoubtedly one of the best places to secure a job. Tradesmen on...

Transferring Your Uk Pensions To Australia?

TRANSFERRING YOUR UK PENSIONS TO AUSTRALIA? Date 25.08.2016 Pension Transfers can transfer your pension to an Australian Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension Fund (QROPS).  Tax free transfer of your funds out of the UK can only be achieved by transferring to a QROPS fund.Pension Transfers has over 20 years experience providing individuals, families and business owners with pension transfer advice and management when leaving the UK. Pension Transfers have an office in the UK with the Down Under Centre. They are industry experts and...

Which Tradies Get Paid Most in Australia?

WHICH TRADIES GET PAID MOST IN AUSTRALIA? Date 10.05.2016 It is found that from the '2016 Tradies Rich List' from ServiceSeeking.com.au, Plumbers in Western Australia make the most money out of any other tradies in the whole country, and Electricians also in Western Australia coming in second.On average, plumbers in Western Australia make up to $87.87 AUD an hour and Electricians making $87.33 AUD an hour.The CEO of ServiceSeeking, Jeremy Levitt has stated that the reason for such a high...

Kid Friendly Pubs in Melbourne!

KID FRIENDLY PUBS IN MELBOURNE! Date 30.06.2017 We all know tradies love a pint after work, now you can take your family! Although a pub might not be the most usual venue to hang out with the family for a nice and relaxed outing, they might just be the best!Lots of Melbourne pubs offer child-friendly facilities such as dedicated kids menu, play areas and arcade games! Some pubs also offer magic shows, petting zoos and free kids entertainment! So whilst mum...

Ice Age Australia!

ICE AGE AUSTRALIA! Date 27.09.2017 Wombat Annual Migration!  It is being compared to the migration of the wildebeest in Africa. Scientists have discovered that Australia’s extinct diprotodon probably also made extended yearly treks across the continent in the search of food.The animal, which was a type of enormous wombat, left revealing chemical clues due to its behaviour in its teeth.Investigations led by the University of Queensland, proposes that the creature would make regular round-trip journeys of up to 200km.“It goes back to...

Australian Photographer Stuns World With Her Pictures of Europe

AUSTRALIAN PHOTOGRAPHER STUNS WORLD WITH HER PICTURES OF EUROPE Date 18.11.2016 Australian photographer Lisa Michele Burns captures Europe like you've never seen it before!Her unique technique captures famous landmarks and popular places has literally got people turning their heads!From London to Germany to Greece, her images are absolutely fantastic!Check them out!Source: www.news.com/au...

Bricklayer Saves Another Tradies Life!

BRICKLAYER SAVES ANOTHER TRADIES LIFE! Date 09.06.2017 On April 21 2017, Kyuss Smith, a Bricklayer Apprentice in New South Wales saved another tradies life performing CPR when saw his colleague had collapsed and started fitting. Kyuss explains was ‘fitting and frothing at the mouth and his eyes rolling back in his head’.  Several other people also noticed but no one knew what to do, so Kyuss stepped up to do what he had recalled from the US Police television series. Kyuss remained...

Nsw Takes Out Top Spot On Construction League Table

'NSW TAKES OUT TOP SPOT ON CONSTRUCTION LEAGUE TABLE' Date 09.12.2015 The 2015 Summer edition of the Construction Monitor (analysis and insights on conditions within non-residential building and engineering construction sectors) has been released by the Australian Construction Insights(ACI).“The gradual winding down of construction work related to the expansion of mining operations over the last few years is the most pervading factor affecting the overall level of non-residential and engineering construction activity nationally,” said Geordan Murray. “Our forecasts show this...

Top Tips For Transferring Money To Australia

TOP TIPS FOR TRANSFERRING MONEY TO AUSTRALIA Date 02.03.2017  If you’re thinking of moving to Australia but need some help regarding the banking department then you might just benefit from using one of our expert partners, Moneycorp, who are currency specialists.  We all know that many banks can be expensive as they don’t naturally offer the most inexpensive exchange rates or a private service. However, through Moneycorp you may be able to benefit from: Low transfer feesBy using a professional, instead...

Creation of Jobs To increase Even Further

CREATION OF JOBS TO INCREASE EVEN FURTHER Date 25.02.2016 Good news for those looking for jobs! Job vacancy data over the past year shows the Government’s goal of job creation to boost the economy is well on track.The Department of Employment’s latest Vacancy Index figures released today show there were around 166,700 newly lodged vacancies advertised during January 2016, representing an increase of 7.9 per cent (or 12,100 vacancies) over the year.“Particularly encouraging is that this increase in ads, along...

Australian Start-Ups Reliant On Overseas Workers

AUSTRALIAN START-UPS RELIANT ON OVERSEAS WORKERS Date 13.10.2014 A board member for the not for profit organisation StartupAus has pleaded with the Oz government to make it easier, and not harder, for immigrants and temporary workers to enter Australia.According to Peter Bradd, Australian Start-up companies in the technology sector simply can’t afford to bring in much needed workers from overseas and believes that the country is not making the most of the thousands of overseas students who study in Oz...

the Down Under Centre Teams Up With Afl Europe!

THE DOWN UNDER CENTRE TEAMS UP WITH AFL EUROPE! Date 05.04.2017 We are proud to announce that The Down Under Centre has officially teamed up with AFL Europe! The Down Under Centre comes on board with assisting AFL Europe grow the game of Aussie Rules all over Europe! Ryan Davey, General Manager of AFL Europe said, “The partnership with the Down Under Centre will provide great benefit to the AFL Europe community and will assist the growth of Australian Rules Football in...

Not Sure What City To Move To in Australia?

NOT SURE WHAT CITY TO MOVE TO IN AUSTRALIA? Date 02.12.2015 If you're at the beginning of migration journey or even once you've got your visa, deciding what city you'll move to is a big thing to consider. Is it right for your family? What kind of atmosphere are you looking for? Can you afford to live in certain places? What kind of transport is available?This article will inform you on different aspects within the different cities of Australia. Whether...

Jobs in New Zealand With Beca

JOBS IN NEW ZEALAND WITH BECA Date 19.07.2017 Hear about one of New Zealand's top recruiters! BECA are sufficiently diverse to bring a wide range of perspectives, skills and disciplines to every client and every challenge. They are a team that understands the power of working together to bring resourceful, smart solutions from their collective experience and insights.Beca is a leading Asia Pacific multidisciplinary consultancy and has operated in over 70 countries. With around 3000 employees, their employee owned organization has the diversity...

Courses And Training With the Down Under Centre

COURSES AND TRAINING WITH THE DOWN UNDER CENTRE Date 09.05.2017 We're proud to announce that we now deliver training in the following courses: RESPONSIBLE SERVICE OF ALCOHOL (RSA)The Provide Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) certificate is Nationally Recognised and is a compulsory requirement for anybody working in an environment where alcohol is available for purchase. After completing the Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) unit, you will be able to serve and sell alcohol in licensed premises.RESPONSIBLE SERVICE OF GAMBLING (RSG)RSG must be provided wherever gambling activities are undertaken. In the hospitality...

Why Move To Melbourne?

WHY MOVE TO MELBOURNE? Date 07.07.2017 Which part of Australia is best for you?Want to move to Oz but don't know exactly where yet? We'll help you make up your mind. What is Melbourne like?Being the capital of the Australian state Victoria, Melbourne is a popular destination to live with almost 4 million people who currently reside there! With it's historic architecture, ethnic diversity and rich cultural life migrants feel at home no matter where in the world they come from....

Australia Day!

AUSTRALIA DAY! Date 11.01.2017 As most of our fellow Aussies must know, Australia Day is coming up!!How are you going to celebrate on the 26th of January? Australia Day is a pubic holiday in Australia that celebrates the true meaning of what it means to be Australian. On Australia Day, the nation's population usually celebrates by going to a community organised event or spending the day with their friends or family. These celebrations reflect the contemporary Australia, it's diverse society and...

Carpentry Jobs in Australia - Event in London

CARPENTRY JOBS IN AUSTRALIA - EVENT IN LONDON Date 22.09.2016 We have an event at our Centre in London, focused for Carpenters who are moving to Australia! Joined by a big recruiter from BD Building Management who are Sydney's leading carpentry company based in Sydney and operating throught Sydney. If you have questions about your migration process and Visa, a Registered Migration Agent, Visa Bureau who will be able to have consultations on the best visa pathway for you.Our partners will also be...

Top Tourist attractions in Australia!

TOP TOURIST ATTRACTIONS IN AUSTRALIA! Date 23.10.2015 Check out top tourist attractions in Oz!With the beautiful scenery and fun activities you'll never be stuck indoors! http://www.planetware.com/tourist-attractions/australia-aus.htm...

5 Unmissable Events This July!!

5 UNMISSABLE EVENTS THIS JULY!! Date 06.07.2017 Out and about in Oz? Here's some things you should definately not miss out on!French Festival: Brisbane, 7-9th JulyHere's where Brisbane's official Bastille Day celebrations will take place by the river at South Bank. Enjoy yourself with entertainment, French cuisine, wine, culture and music! Take the kid's along and let them enjoy fun workshops, face painting, puppets and more!Beercan Regatta: Darwin - 9th JulyPeople will run to the beach to see it being invaded...

Why Carpenters Should Move To Sydney!

WHY CARPENTERS SHOULD MOVE TO SYDNEY! Date 28.09.2017 Why have carpenters moved to Sydney?If you’re a carpenter or joiner by trade and you’re thinking about moving to Sydney but you’re still unsure if that’s that place for you, here are five reasons why you should make the move ‘down under’.The Down Under Centre will be able to help you with your Trade Skills Assessment, and our expert partner employers are always on the lookout for carpenter and joiners to join...

Anzac Day 2016!

ANZAC DAY 2016! Date 25.04.2016 Today is Anzac Day!  Anzac Day is celebrated by Australia and New Zealand and is a national remembrance day of those Australian and New Zealand soldiers who served and died in all the wars. Anzac Day originally honoured the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (The Anzacs) who fought at Gallipoli during World War I.  Anzac Day was first nationally announced in 1916, marking today the 25th of April 2016, the 100th anniversary. Every year on...

Gold-Winning Brickie!

GOLD-WINNING BRICKIE! Date 31.08.2017 Tradies really do have great skills! The world's 'best brickie' has got a gold medal! Bricklayer Ashley Terron rose to fame after winning 'top bricklayer' at the WorldSkills competition - the equivalent to the Olympics of vocational training!His skills were recognised whist Ashley was still at college and he was chosen for mentoring by WorldSkills UK. This wasn't Ashley's only win as the bricklayer was awarded the British Empire Medal after his victory at a competition in...

Carpentery in Sydney - Bd Building Management

CARPENTERY IN SYDNEY - BD BUILDING MANAGEMENT Date 26.09.2016 BD Building Management are Sydney’s leading carpentry company only a stones throw away from Bondi Beach. They run various types of projects throughout Syndey that range from high end seaside residential new builds to commercial constructions of all sizes.BD Building Management provide secure and steady work to all our skilled carpenters who stem from countries including Australia, UK, Ireland, Canada and Germany to name a few. Having such a culturally diverse team,...

Tips On Flying With Your Baby

TIPS ON FLYING WITH YOUR BABY Date 21.08.2017 Tips on flying with your babyTaking your baby on holiday for the first time might be a scary experience you’d want to avoid but why should it be? Don’t let what you’ve heard affect your opportunity to sit down on the beach and relax, be smart!  These tips will give you the self-assurance to make the booking and prepare for your first (peaceful) flight with your baby: What seat?It’s always good to get...

Meet And Greet!

MEET AND GREET! Date 11.08.2017 A chance to meet one of New Zealand's top recruiters? Yes please!The Down Under Centre is hosting a meet and greet event with BECA on Thursday 7th September at 6:30pm. This is a chance for you to learn more about living in New Zealand and what BECA can do to help.Who are BECA?Beca is a leading Asia Pacific multidisciplinary consultancy and has operated in over 70 countries. They are a team that understands the power of working...

Employment Rates in Australia

EMPLOYMENT RATES IN AUSTRALIA Date 18.03.2016 The Labour force figuresthat were just released shows a fall in the unemployment rate by 0.2%, further reflecting a strong growth in the Australian economy.Overall employment has increased by 300 in February 2016 and risen by 239,400 over the year. These results are abover the long-term average of 1.8%Full-time employment had risen greatly, by 15,900 whilst part-time employment fell by 15,600Encouragingly, both female employment and youth employment has risen in February 2016. Female employment...

Butterfly Photobombs Koala

BUTTERFLY PHOTOBOMBS KOALA Date 04.10.2016      A butterfly and koala seemed to have struck up an unlikely friendship at Symbio Wildlife Park in New South Wales, Australia, with adorable results. This happened during a film shoot at the zoo about the zoos sustainability initiatives.Footage courtesy of Symbio Wildlife Park. Source: www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia...

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Australian Schools

AUSTRALIAN SCHOOLS Date 03.10.2017 What type is the best for your child? Australia’s standard of education is well-known and many emigrants pick to move to Australia for that very reason – whether it be for their own education or their children’s.The Australian government puts a strong importance on quality and diversity of subjects meaning many skills, qualifications and benefits are provided for through the Australian education system.In Australia the ages for school attendance vary from state to state – however the...

Vivid Sydney

VIVID SYDNEY Date 09.06.2017 Vivid Sydney is a 23-day festival of light, music and ideas. Vivid Sydney features many of the world's most important creative industry forums, a mesmerising free public exhibition of outdoor lighting sculptures and installations and a cutting-edge contemporary music program.Vivid Light transforms Sydney into a wonderland of 'light art' sculptures, innovative light installations and grand-scale projections for all to enjoy - for free. It is a magical celebration of light-design excellence and the world's largest outdoor...

Top 5 Pubs And Bars in Brisbane!

TOP 5 PUBS AND BARS IN BRISBANE! Date 24.05.2016  Whether your going out for drinks with your mates or having a couple drinks after work with some co-workers, Brisbane has countless bars and pubs around. From chilled out and relaxed pubs, rooftop bars overlooking the city to underground nightclubs! Here is a list of the top 5 coolest places to go out in Brisbane: Dandys RooftopSituated at the top of The Fox Hotel, Dandys Rooftop has stunning views overlooking the city...

Would You Take a Road Trip With a Koala?

WOULD YOU TAKE A ROAD TRIP WITH A KOALA? Date 18.09.2017 Koala hitches a ride behind car wheel! One crazy koala has managed to survive a 10-mile road trip in Australia. The little dude managed to cling on to the axle of a four wheel drive vehicle before the driver stopped and heard the cries of the scared animal.The fire brigade has to be called to take the wheel off so that a wildlife rescue worker could free the animal!The driver states...

Government Funds Diploma in the Building & Construction industry

GOVERNMENT FUNDS DIPLOMA IN THE BUILDING & CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY Date 21.04.2016 The Housing Industry Association (HIA), the voice of the residential building industry, are proud to annoyne that the Government will provide funding through their Skills Fund Special Release Program for 14 places in the Diploma of Building and Construction course delivered by the HIA. Rick Sassin, Executive Director, stated that “Tasmania is currently experiencing immense residential growth. It is important to plan for future leaders who can continue to provide...

Adelaide Fringe Festival!

ADELAIDE FRINGE FESTIVAL! Date 17.02.2017 Go and check out the Adelaide Fringe Festival! One of...

Unemployment Rate Falls Again

UNEMPLOYMENT RATE FALLS AGAIN Date 18.04.2016 The Australian Bureau of Statistics has reported that the Unemployment Rate in Australia has once again fallen.Australia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate unexpectedly fell to 5.7 percent in March of 2016 from 5.8 percent in February and below market consensus of 5.9 percent. It is the lowest jobless rate since September 2013, as the economy added 26,100 jobs and the number of unemployed decreased by 7,300. Unemployment Rate in Australia averaged 6.95 percent from 1978...

Bupa - Health insurance

BUPA - HEALTH INSURANCE Date 15.03.2016 Moving to another country can be overwhelming, especially if the healthcare system is different to the one you’re used to at home. If you’re thinking about migrating to Australia, join the 3 million people in Australia who have taken out health insurance with Bupa to ensure you’re covered for any eventuality. We spoke to Bupa to find out what they offer. Why take out cover through Bupa Australia?If you are making plans to work in...

How To Take Your Retirement Fund With You To Australia

HOW TO TAKE YOUR RETIREMENT FUND WITH YOU TO AUSTRALIA Date 14.09.2017 Moving To Australia? How To Take Your Retirement Fund With YouIf like many Brits, you are considering leaving the UK for the sandy golden beaches, clear blue skies and opportunities Australia has to offer, you may want to give some thought to your UK pension funds and what you will do with them once you are living down under.There is an option for you to leave your pensions...

Housing in Australia - Hia Media Release

HOUSING IN AUSTRALIA - HIA MEDIA RELEASE Date 08.04.2016 There has been a boost in February’s new residence approvals which recovered January’s decline.according to ABS data released today, said the Housing Industry Association (HIA), the voice of Australia’s residential building industry.“The data for January showed that 2016 started on a rather sour for new home approvals. Today’s figures show that growth returned during February,” noted HIA Senior Economist Shane Garrett. During February 2016, new home building approvals rose by 3.1...

Top Reasons To Move To Australia

TOP REASONS TO MOVE TO AUSTRALIA Date 11.12.2015 These are realistic things to consider when making a move to anywhere around the World.1. Beautiful and unharmed natureAs well as golden sandy beaches with clean water, Australia has a large variety of tropical rainforests, deserts and mountains. They have over 500 national parks in Australia where you can explore Australia’s nature. Explore the outback, the Great Barrier Reef and hundreds more!2. ClimateThe climate in Australia is mild throughout the whole year...

Aqf Iii Qualification

AQF III QUALIFICATION Date 22.03.2016 The Down Under Centre deliver an AQF III Qualification as well as Trades Skills Assessments. An AQF III Qualification is required for specific Trades, so that you can go on further to gain your Trades Skills Assessment for the purpose of migration. We deliver an AQF III Qualification to these trades:Stonemason | Painter | Glazier | Glass Processor | Fibrous Plasterer | Ceiling Fixer | Gyprocker | Solid Plasterer | Renderer | Roof Plumber | Metal Roofer | Floor Finisher | Carpet Layer | Timber Floor | Vinyl/Roof Tiler | Roof...

Working in Australia

WORKING IN AUSTRALIA Date 14.12.2015 In order to determine what kind of work you’re looking for in Australia, it is important to have the right visa, also depending on whether your looking to move permanently or not. 2 Common Visa types for working in Australia: 457 visa - allows a skilled worker to work in Australia approved by a sponsor for up to four years, providing that the sponsor is an approved business 189 visa - is for skilled workers who...

Future Builders To Assist Housing Boom

FUTURE BUILDERS TO ASSIST HOUSING BOOM Date 23.05.2016 The Housing Industry Association (HIA), is pleased to announce that the strength of the local residential construction industry during 2015 has continued into 2016. Latest ABS figures show that from January to March this year 1,587 approvals have been issued for new dwellings in the Hunter and Central Coast regions, an increase of 37.17 per cent when compared to the same period in 2015. Over this period multi-unit approvals have increased by...

Have You Thought About these Yet?

HAVE YOU THOUGHT ABOUT THESE YET? Date 03.08.2017 Moving to Australia – Prior to departureIf you are moving to Australia, there are a number of services you’ll need to make the move happen. You’ll need to set up your bank account, private health insurance, removals, currency exchange and even find your accommodation. This article includes a number of our partners who can assist you prior to departure. At the Down Under Centre, we can assist you with getting all your...

Changes Announced For the 457 Visa Program

CHANGES ANNOUNCED FOR THE 457 VISA PROGRAM Date 30.11.2015 The Abbott Government has announced that they have taken in recommendations from a review of the 457 Visa program. This includes banning businesses from seeking payment in exchange for sponsoring a worker's visa.Employers who abuse a scheme allowing skilled overseas workers to take jobs in Australia will face harsher penalties.The immigration department and tax office will cross check records to ensure that visa holders are being paid the correct salary and aren't...

Travelling in Sydney?

TRAVELLING IN SYDNEY? Date 23.03.2017 Travelling in Sydney on your Working Holiday Visa? Or just visiting Australia?Why not start your Australian adventure in Sydney by climbing the Harbour Bridge or plan a visit to the Opera House? Also, explore the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains or the vine-lined Hunter Valley for an amazing glass of wine! Swim with dolphins in Port Stephens or Jervis Bay. Indulge in the culture in the galleries and drink, dine and shop in secret laneways. Whatever you...

Top Tips For Securing a Teaching Job in Australia

TOP TIPS FOR SECURING A TEACHING JOB IN AUSTRALIA Date 09.11.2017 Meet Monet of Smart Teachers - get your dose of top tips from an expert! We've been in conversation with Monet, if you watch our monthly Australian Migration Webinars, you might remember that familiar face! Our Australian Migration webinars are on the first Tuesday of every month so remember to register for this free event! You can register on our events and webinars page. Can you give us the top tips...

Top Tips For Getting Trade Jobs in Australia!

TOP TIPS FOR GETTING TRADE JOBS IN AUSTRALIA! Date 09.08.2017 We've got you covered!Whether you're planning to permanently move to Australia or just spend your gap year in it, you're probably looking to get a trade job in the country. This is a wise decision since there's a high demand for skilled labourers in Australia, which means you won't find it hard to find a job. You can make the search even easier by using the following tips:1. Skilled Occupation...

Baby Koala Found in Backpack!

BABY KOALA FOUND IN BACKPACK! Date 09.11.2016 Why would you choose to hide there, you crazy koala! Australian police have found a baby koala in a woman's backpack whilst conducting a routine police search. The koala is said to be 6 months old and the woman has claimed to be looking after it. The baby kola weighs 1.5kg and had been given the name Alfred! Police have taken Alfred into custody where he is being well looked after at a station...

Nursing in Melbourne, Australia

NURSING IN MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA Date 24.03.2016 There is high demand for nurses of all departments, such as; A&E, Midwifery, General Nurse, Childcare and more! If you are a Registered nurse looking to migrate to Melbourne, Australian Nursing agency is here to help you along your journey to become a nurse.The conditions for working as a nurse in Melbourne is outstanding. Not only is it enjoyable and rewarding, but youcan be offered opportunities to enhance your nusring knowledge and experience. All...

Top 10 Things To Do in Perth!

TOP 10 THINGS TO DO IN PERTH! Date 16.02.2017 Perth is an extremely beautiful city and it’s perfect for exploring! Find out the top 10 must do activities whilst you’re travelling in Perth! 1. Enjoy Views at Kings Park!Take a walk-in Kings Park and enjoy the views of the Swan and Canning rivers as well as enjoy the city’s skyline whilst you walk through bushland trails.2. Explore Perth’s Diverse Precincts:Go and visit Hay Street and you’ll find a collection of cafes,...

Nursing Jobs Event

NURSING JOBS EVENT Date 05.08.2016 The Down Under Centre are inviting all nurses in the UK & Ireland to joing our Nursing Jobs Event, focused to assist with finding your nursing job in Australia and on all other areas regarding migration.A Migration Agent will be here at our event to be able to give you migration advice and consult with you on the best visa pathway. The Government of Western Australia Health Department will be joining us to give some great...

5 Reasons Why Australia is a Great Place To Be An Expat

5 REASONS WHY AUSTRALIA IS A GREAT PLACE TO BE AN EXPAT Date 10.11.2017 5 Reasons Why Australia Is A Great Place To Be An Expat Wild rainforests, enigmatic cities, street-art alleyways, and cinematic beauty on your doorstep is the stuff of dreams for many, which is why Australia is one of the world’s top expat destinations. Just in case you needed some reasons as to why Australia’s a great place to expatriate to, here’s our top five. Adventure is out thereAustralia...

the Aussie Culture

THE AUSSIE CULTURE Date 15.08.2016 This is an article exploring the Australian culture; it’s vibrant mix, innovative ideas and aboriginal heritage. Aussie-English:Australians often abbrievate their words and then add an “o” or “ie”. This video explains it all.   Outdoor lifestyle:Beaches are a big part Australians lifestyle, especially with 80% of the population living within 50km off the coast! The most famous beaches are Bondi, Manly (Sydney), St Kilds (Melbourne), surfers Paradise (Queensland gold Coast), Cottesloe (Perth) and Glenelg (Adelaide). Australians will...

the Down Under Centre are Starting 2016 Big!

THE DOWN UNDER CENTRE ARE STARTING 2016 BIG! Date 15.12.2015 Hosting our major event, 'Moving Down Under' with our expert partners, meet us all and get everything you need to start or help your migration journey to Australia. Over the day you'll have the opportunity to have a one to one migration and employment talk, speak to an international removal specialist, talk skills with the Australian Government Approved Skills Assessing Bodies, talk finance with National Australia Bank (NAB), currency exchange experts Moneycorp and...

Australian History Discovered!

AUSTRALIAN HISTORY DISCOVERED! Date 20.07.2017 Archaeologists have found the first evidence that suggests the Aboriginal people have been in Australia for at least 65,000 years.The finding shows their arrival on the land was up to 18,000 years earlier than people had previously thought.It was made after urbane artefacts were dug from a rock shelter in the Northern Territory.Researchers excavated what they say are the world's oldest stone axes and ochre crayons which are thought to be used for art.How does...

Housing industry Association

HOUSING INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION Date 10.03.2016 Housing finance eases back in January 2016 The monthly volume of new home loans to owner occupiers, excluding refinancing, retreated modestly in January according to latest ABS figures, said the Housing Industry Association, the voice of the residential building industry.“The total number of loans to owner occupiers (excl. refinancing) declined by 3.6 per cent in January. This was below the recent peak recorded last September, although we still consider the level of lending activity in...

Australia And Greece To Sign Working Holiday Visa Agreement

AUSTRALIA AND GREECE TO SIGN WORKING HOLIDAY VISA AGREEMENT Date 10.09.2013 Greece has commenced the necessary processes for the signing of a reciprocal working holiday visa agreement with Australia and is waiting on the Australian government to deliver the paperwork, according to Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Greece Akis Gerontopoulos.The new work and holiday visa arrangement will allow young people from Australia and Greece to visit each country for up to 12 months.'From now on it's an Australian issue - if Australia...

17Th Century Australia Map Now On Display!

17TH CENTURY AUSTRALIA MAP NOW ON DISPLAY! Date 08.11.2017 A map from the 17th Century was found in an attic and has now gone on display!The map of 17th Century Australia is just one of the two that are left and is visible for you to finally see. It was created in 1659 by a Dutch cartographer Joan Blaeu and was thought to have been lost for all eternity. The Archipelagus Orientalis, or Eastern Archipelago, was found in storage in Sweden...

Top 5 Dangerous Activities To Do in Australia!

TOP 5 DANGEROUS ACTIVITIES TO DO IN AUSTRALIA! Date 07.11.2016  Have you ever wanted to go swimming with sharks or go rapid river rafting? Well now is your chance! Check out the top five dangerous and thrilling things to do whilst you're holidaying in Australia! 1. Shark Cage Diving!Have the most magnificent experience diving with sharks whilst being fully protected and secure in a metal cage. One place to definately visit in South Australia is Port Lincoln where you'll be able...

Surfable Wave Pool in Sydney

SURFABLE WAVE POOL IN SYDNEY Date 29.04.2016 Sydney Olympics Park, Homebush is now going to turn into an enourmous wave pool. It will include lighting, so that you can surf day and night, a cafe, wetsuit and board-hire and even a rooftop bar!It is said that the pool will be able to generate waves from half a metre to almost two metres hight! This pool will be suitable for all kinds of surfers; beginners, and pro surfers, with the three...

Study in Australia With Pathway To Aus

STUDY IN AUSTRALIA WITH PATHWAY TO AUS Date 16.11.2017 Pathways to Aus is Education Agency that has assisted over a thousand clients from 30 different countries study and migrate to Australia. They are now working from our office in the Down Under Centre in Ealing Broadway, London.  We've had a chat with AJ, from Pathway to Aus, to find out about how Pathway to Aus can help you if you want to study in Australia.  Tell us about your experience in Australia.I...

Football Stars Become Superheroes!

FOOTBALL STARS BECOME SUPERHEROES! Date 04.09.2017  Aussie Football stars arrived at pubs dressed as superheroes and gangsters for  Mad Monday celebrations!Thor and Captain America have been spotted today in pubs as rugby league stars descended upon bars following the conclusion of the regular season in Sydney! Identical twins and Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs stars Josh and Brett Morris arrived as the famous Marvel characters at the Harbour View Hotel in Sydney!Captain James Graham walked into the pub sporting a bleach-blonde wig while others came as...

457 Visa To Be Abolished

457 VISA TO BE ABOLISHED Date 18.04.2017 Turnbull government will abolish the 457 visa from March 2018. What is the 457 Visa?The 457 Visa is a temporary work visa that allows overseas workers to work in Australia. Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull says 'We will no longer allow 457 visas to be passports to jobs that could and should go to Australians, Australian workers must have priority for Australian jobs.” Why is the 457 Visa being abolished?There has been a concern that there are...

Sponsored Jobs For Electricians!

SPONSORED JOBS FOR ELECTRICIANS! Date 23.02.2017 Sponsored Jobs in Australia for Electricians The request for skilled electricians in Australia is very high, because the fast growth of the construction and industrial industry. There are 165,500 general electricians in Australia, however, electricians who specialise in a specific field are also needed. These include; domestic electricians, industrial electricians, electrical engineers, and electrical technicians.Australian Skills Assessment:No matter your occupation, you must take an Australian skills assessment or qualification assessment, before applying for a...

Australia And New Zealand Immigration Changes

AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND IMMIGRATION CHANGES Date 11.05.2017 You may have heard that Australia and New Zealand have made huge changes to their immigration policies. Australia Immigration changesAustralia is scrapping the 457 employer sponsored visa and the world is waiting to see what will replace it. The main reason for the change is to protect jobs for Australians so it is likely that people who could previously have gone down the 457 route may not now fit the new criteria.New Zealand Immigration changesNew...

Travel Tips For Western Australia!

TRAVEL TIPS FOR WESTERN AUSTRALIA! Date 12.05.2016 Most of us have probably seen that meme where Australia’s map is sectioned out into things that will kill you. Crocodiles, spiders, snakes, sharks etcetera etcetera. OK OK we know that it’s wildly exaggerated and the chances of any of those things getting you are slim, but there are things you need to look out for.Here’s a practical list of travel tips that will make sure your experience of WA’s great outdoors is...

Construction Jobs in Australia

CONSTRUCTION JOBS IN AUSTRALIA Date 12.02.2016 Take a look at some of the Construction jobs available in Australia.CARPENTERS:Location: BrisbaneSalary: A salary of AUD 80k plus 9.5% superannuation is offered. (may be slightly negotiable for extremely high calibre candidates).Paramount Resourcing have been invited to assist in the sourcing of up to 25 qualified and experienced residential Carpenters, for a company in Brisbane. They are offering a permanent contract to those with their own, current, working visa for Australia. Paramount Global Resourcing (UK) is operating as...

Cities in Western Australia

CITIES IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA Date 19.04.2016 Western Australia is most likely known for its capital, Perth. But check out all the other different cities that you could visit in WA. MandurahMandurah is just the south of Perth and is the second largest city in Western Australia. It is well known for fishing and crabfest, they even have a festival known as Crabfest, which is usually around March. The city attracts many tourists and is home to dolphins, pelicans and other marine...

Trades Apprenticeships Encourage For Young Aussie'S

TRADES APPRENTICESHIPS ENCOURAGE FOR YOUNG...

Queensland Government Seminar

QUEENSLAND GOVERNMENT SEMINAR Date 05.12.2014 We had a great event last night with Queensland Government to provide information and guidance for those looking at migrating to Australia. Thank you to everyone for coming along, Immigration2oz who provided one on one migration advice and to our excellent partners for being on hand to answer questions!...

Construction & Property Job Market in Australia & New Zealand

CONSTRUCTION & PROPERTY JOB MARKET IN AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND Date 27.04.2016 Article written by William Rush from Hays Recruitment -Over the past three months Australia has seen a steadily improving employment landscape, thanks in no small part to the growing number of residential and infrastructure projects. Across the ditch, New Zealand has an unprecedented workload. Here we look at the construction & property job market in both countries.They say positivity is infectious – but it’s not always easy. In...

Western Australia Reduces School Fees For 457 Visa Holders' Children

WESTERN AUSTRALIA REDUCES SCHOOL FEES FOR 457 VISA...

Exploring Australia

EXPLORING AUSTRALIA Date 04.11.2016 Sun, sun, sun! As well as the tropical weather, Australia invites you to explore their island with their majestic attractions such as the Sydney opera house, Sydney harbour bridge and the Uluru/Ayers rock.Australia has many intriguing places to visit and explore their landscape and wildlife, for example the great barrier reef, home to many sea-life such as tropical fish and turtles which you can swim with. There are many national parks for you to explore and see...

Jobs Down Under!

JOBS DOWN UNDER! Date 16.08.2017 At The Down Under Centre, we're hearing of new jobs for tradies everyday in Australia and New Zealand. A number of job opportunities are available for skilled workers in Australia. If you’d like to take the chance to grab an employment opportunity in Australia, you can apply to many jobs for your industry by visiting our jobs page! A number of opportunities for jobs in Australia include the following industries: Bricklayers Cabinetmakers Carpenters Electricians Fabricators Plasterers Welders Project...

Economic Growth in Australia

ECONOMIC GROWTH IN AUSTRALIA Date 08.03.2016 Australia's economy grew by 3% in the three months ending December 2015, compared to the same period a year ago.Compared to the third quarter, growth was up 0.6%, beating market expectations of 0.4%.Household consumption, construction and public spending were the main factors driving the better-than-expected growth.The strong data comes despite the global commodity slump hitting the country's vital mining and oil sectors.Australia's benchmark ASX/200 was up 1.5% on the positive news.'Given Australia is going...

Population Growth in Australia

POPULATION GROWTH IN AUSTRALIA Date 23.06.2016 The latest demographic statistics released today show the pace of population growth steadied in the latter half of 2015, however there are quite wide divergences between the states and territories said the Housing Industry Association (HIA), the voice of Australia’s residential building industry.The ABS figures show Australia’s population reached 23.94 million at the end of December 2015. This was an increase of around 326,000 people over the full calendar year and amounts to 1.4...

the Cost of Living

THE COST OF LIVING Date 13.11.2017 Australia vs London Australia may have been graded as the fourth most expensive place to live, according to a recent study – but this hasn’t stopped vacationers from choosing to travel there. In fact, tourism in Australia has flew this year to a grand total of 6.6 million arrivals from 2014. Let’s compare the cost of living in Australia to the UK; we’ll take a look at the average price of some of the most mutual purchases for holidaymakers...

Discover the Seven Secret Reasons Why Most People Struggle To Start a New Life Down Under

'DISCOVER THE SEVEN SECRET REASONS WHY MOST PEOPLE STRUGGLE TO START A NEW LIFE DOWN UNDER' Date 23.02.2015 'Discover the Seven Secret Reasons Why Most People Struggle to Start a New Life Down Under'We're delighted to announce that Paul Goddard from Migration Planners will be speaking at a special one-off seminar at the Down Under Centre in Ealing Broadway on Wednesday 18th March from 6-8pm.Paul is flying in to explain how to successfully plan your move to Australia or New...

Spend a Weekend in Melbourne!

SPEND A WEEKEND IN MELBOURNE! Date 22.05.2017 Your weekend in Melbourne!Where can you find many of Australia's theatres, finest art collections and heritage buildings? Melbourne ofcourse! Explore the state of Victoria! Consisting of prized wineries, soothing spa's and snow-dusted mountains, you'll have lots to explore!Start your evening by popping into well known restaurant Chin-Chin and settle into an old-school booth while you wait for your table! After dinner, head down to Melbourne's best jazz club, Bennett's Lane and enjoy some...

Job Opportunities For Skilled Workers in the Australian Construction industry

JOB OPPORTUNITIES FOR SKILLED WORKERS IN THE AUSTRALIAN CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY Date 12.12.2016 A number of job opportunities are available for skilled workers in Australia. In particular, the construction industry in New South Wales and Queensland are looking for experienced men and women who can fill key jobs.If you’d like to take the chance to grab an employment opportunity in Australia, you can apply for migration through the following visas: Skilled Independent visa (subclass (189)​This is a permanent skilled immigration visa...

Planning Your Move To New Zealand?

PLANNING YOUR MOVE TO NEW ZEALAND? Date 10.06.2016 Do Not Miss This Free Event!This webinar is the ideal place for you to learn what it is really like to live here in New Zealand and also how you can actually make the move.This webinar is the ideal place for you to learn what it is really like to live here in New Zealand and also how you can actually make the move. Paul Goddard will be joined by recruiters from...

Unemployment Rate at Its Lowest!

UNEMPLOYMENT RATE AT ITS LOWEST! Date 11.12.2015 The growth of jobs hits its strongest since 1980s as the unemployment rate reaches 5.8%. The Australian Bureau of Statistics stated “That’s sent the unemployment rate to its lowest in two years, to 5.8% in November, easily beating expectations.”Official figures show that total number of people with a job had risen from 56,000 from the previous month to 71,400. These past two months has been the strongest two-month period for job growth since...

Electricians Jobs in Australia

ELECTRICIANS JOBS IN AUSTRALIA Date 06.04.2016 As one of the professions on the Skilled Occupations List, electricians are highly sought after in Australia. If you’re thinking about moving to Australia to pursue a career as an electrician, but don’t know where to start, why not visit our Moving Down Under event on 16th April 2016 for advice and information regarding employment, finances and healthcare. Here are just some of the things you can expect from the event. Find A Job Visit the...

Australia Migration Webinar - July 2016

AUSTRALIA MIGRATION WEBINAR - JULY 2016 Date 01.07.2016 We are hosting an online webinar about migrating to Australia. Just from sitting at home you can find out all you need for your migration journey online with us! Attend the webinar and receive great offers for events and magazines subscriptions!One of the first things you may need to look into is speaking with a Migration Agent, to start your journey. We will be joined by a Registered migration agent who will...

Top Tips From Migration Agent - Richard Gregan

TOP TIPS FROM MIGRATION AGENT - RICHARD GREGAN Date 29.01.2016 Interview Questions for Richard GreganRichard Gregan is the owner and director of Overseas Emigration Visas. As founder he has a fantastic insight into the visa process in its entirety. We chat to Richard to find out exactly what the procedure entails and to get some handy hints and tips for hopeful migrants…Can you tell me a bit about your role overseeing the visa process?My role is to ensure that the...

Spike in Aussie Working Holiday Visas

SPIKE IN AUSSIE WORKING HOLIDAY VISAS Date 10.09.2013 According to figures from the Department for Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC), there is an increase of 7 percent in the applications for Australian working holiday visas in the 12 months to the end of June.The figures show that foreigners applying for second working holiday visas went up by 28.5 percent over the same period. Australia is known as one of the most popular gap year destinations for young people and those aged...

Why You Should Live in Australia?

WHY YOU SHOULD LIVE IN AUSTRALIA? Date 13.01.2016 Ever thought about migrating to Australia? The thought of migrating and starting a new life in Australia may be scary…but a life in Australia does have its advantages. The Moving Down Under Event will ease your migration journey and let you know what you may need to set up and consider when making the move. One thing Australian’s love most is their lifestyle and personal time. As well as working hard, they...

Superannuation & Pensions With Globalqrops

SUPERANNUATION & PENSIONS WITH GLOBALQROPS Date 09.05.2016 To get the low down on transferring your pensions down under, get in contact with professionals at GlobalQrops. What are the 3 main reasons why someone should transfer UK pensions to Australia? You can draw on your pensions tax free Your pension will be in your local currency so you have eliminated the ongoing risk of currency fluctuations. Increased flexibility including ability to take higher tax free lump sums in Australia Is it worth transferring your pension...

Calling all Electricians Moving Down Under!

CALLING ALL ELECTRICIANS MOVING DOWN UNDER! Date 21.01.2016 Hays Recruitment are job recruiters who will be able to assist you in finding the right job for when you make the move to Australia. They are seeking Electricians of all grades in Sydney, NSW.Requirements:• NSW Licensed Tradesmen• Unlicensed Tradesmen• Overseas Licensed Electricians• Electrical Trade Assistants• Experienced Site Supervisors/Foremen/Leading HandsWe have varied roles to suit most locations and preferences, so if you are reliable and committed we look forward to hearing from...

Dollarydoos?!

DOLLARYDOOS?! Date 23.10.2015 What started off as a joke back in 1995, has now got a chance of it becoming reality. Catching it's name from The Simpsons, Australians are actually thinking of changing the currency name to 'Dollarydoos'What do you think? Should they change it to 'Dollarydoos'? http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-news/australia-could-change-countrys-currency-6645276#ICID=sharebar_twitter ...

Migrating To New Zealand?

MIGRATING TO NEW ZEALAND? Date 06.05.2016 Did you know there have been recent changes to immigration policy in NZ making it possible for more people to move here and secure residence. If you are under 56 years of age, have skills that are needed in NZ and can meet the health and character criteria you could have options to make this move a reality.The difficulty is often knowing where to start. This is why we are holding monthly online webinars...

Greater Demand For Apprentices in Bricklaying

GREATER DEMAND FOR APPRENTICES IN BRICKLAYING Date 02.03.2016 Some believe 2015 was the busiest construction year since 2007 and forecast predictions are that 2016 will prove to be just as strong as 2015, holding this level for the following year.  HIA figures show residential dwelling starts increasing from 28,610 in 2012 to a forecast 43,980 in 2015, up 54% over 3 years. While Brisbane has been the focus of construction lately, it is predicted that stronger growth will be seen in regional...

Ielts Exam at the Down Under Centre

IELTS EXAM AT THE DOWN UNDER CENTRE Date 04.12.2015 We run the IELTS tests at our location in Ealing Broadway in partnership with Ealing, Hammersmith and West London College (EHWLC). The IELTS Test is mandatory for the majority who are looking to migrate to Australia, in order to get more points for their Visa There are 6 locations where you can sit your IELTS Test, including here at the Down Under Centre, Ealing Broadway:Acton (W3 8EA)Ealing Green (W5 5EW)Ealing Broadway (W5 2NX)Hammersmith (W14 9BL)Southall (UB1 1DP) Regent's (NW1...

Australia Needs Carpenters

AUSTRALIA NEEDS CARPENTERS Date 14.07.2016 Australia currently has a shortage of labourers, and one of the main trade jobs needed, are carpenters. If you are a carpenter who is considering on moving to Australia, read this guide and see if moving to and working in Australia is the right step for you. Employment Prospects“Will I really get a job as a carpenter in Australia?” you might ask. Well, the short answer is “Yes”. This isn't a guarantee that you'll find work...

Construction Jobs On the Skilled Occupation List For Australia

CONSTRUCTION JOBS ON THE SKILLED OCCUPATION LIST FOR AUSTRALIA Date 22.11.2016 If you’re considering moving to Australia and you’re a skilled worker, then you’ll be pleased to know that construction job opportunities await you on the sunny shores of Australia!The best way to find out whether your skilled profession is needed down under is by checking the Skilled Occupation List. The SOL is updated on an annual basis, and jobs are either added or removed from the list, depending on...

Migration in Australia increasing Even More

MIGRATION IN AUSTRALIA INCREASING EVEN MORE Date 31.03.2016 The proportion of Australians who were born overseas has hit its highest point in over 120 years, with 28 per cent of Australia's population born overseas, according to figures released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).'Australia has traditionally had a high proportion of migrants, but we've now hit a peak not seen since the late 1800s,' said Beidar Cho from the ABS.The percentage of Australian residents born overseas has increased...

Article On the Down Under Centre From Bbm Live Magazine

ARTICLE ON THE DOWN UNDER CENTRE FROM BBM LIVE MAGAZINE Date 03.02.2016 ' Ever considered the move to Australia but overwhelmed by the process? The walk-in Down Under Centre in London should be your first point of contact for all your queries regarding the move to Oz! Talk to one of their highly-trained advisors for everything you need to know about migration to the other side of the world and enjoy a smooth transition – quickly and efficiently organised!The primary focus of the...

Nursing Jobs in Australia!

NURSING JOBS IN AUSTRALIA! Date 24.02.2017 Australia needs Nurses! It has recently been revealed that nurses and other members of the healthcare department are in popular demand in Australia! This means that there are many job opportunities available for midwives, qualified nurses and others. So, if you work in the healthcare department then this is good news for you! Why is Australia looking for nurses?Due to an increase in Australia’s population as well as in increase in immigration, there is an immense...

Staying Safe in the Sun!

STAYING SAFE IN THE SUN! Date 22.06.2017 A Builder from Bristol who battled skin cancer is urging all outdoor workers to protect themselves. After battling through skin cancer, he is speaking out to ensure outdoor workers lather on the sun cream! UV Radiation is at its highest levels through April - October, which means it can cause skin cancer at its highest. Spending long periods of time outside in hot weather can cause unseen damage to your skin, which can lead to...

Proposed increased in Gst For Housing

PROPOSED INCREASED IN GST FOR HOUSING Date 08.02.2016 The Housing Industry Association (HIA) has welcomed the Prime Minister’s hesitation over increasing the GST.“The government is right to be apprehensive about increasing the GST on new housing, which would be a big blow to one of the bright lights of our post mining boom economy,” said HIA Chief Executive Industry Policy and Media, Graham Wolfe.“Modelling conducted by the housing industry shows that an increase in the GST by another 5% would...

Taking a Trip To Brisbane!

TAKING A TRIP TO BRISBANE! Date 16.03.2017 Exploring Brisbane! Brisbane’s constant subtropical setting is to be experienced with embracing the nature, sun and sand! Activities to do: Cycle up the Brisbane River! Take a luxurious walk through the City Botanic Gardens Simply just have a barbeque looking through to the sun set You might also wish to experience the festival life of South Bank – there are many live performances, restaurants and bars for you to attend. Why not watch Broadway shows...

Solid Platerer Skills Assessment - Testimonial

SOLID PLATERER SKILLS ASSESSMENT - TESTIMONIAL Date 12.02.2016 It’s been a great start to the year for the Down Under Centre!We want to congratulate all those for getting through their Skills Assessment for Australia!For those who have started the process, we can’t wait to meet you and our team are here to assist you through the process for your Skills Assessment.Today, we had Glynn Rodgers sit through his Technical Skype Interview. Well done to Glynn for getting through the Skills...

Uk is Now independent!

UK IS NOW INDEPENDENT! Date 24.06.2016 As you may have heard...The UK has left the European Union (EU).The UK has voted to leave the EU with the votes of 52 percent to 48 percent remaining. UK Prime Minister David Cameron has announced he will step down as Prime Minister after Britain voted to leave the European Union.  Cameron said there will be a new British PM will be in place by October.“I love this country and I feel honoured to have served it....

What Visa?

WHAT VISA? Date 06.02.2017 What visa is the right visa for you? ...

Changes To Working Holiday Visa in 2017

CHANGES TO WORKING HOLIDAY VISA IN 2017 Date 25.10.2016 Some great changes are coming in January 2017 for those going to Australia on a Working Holiday Visa. Those applying for the 417 or 462 working holiday subclass visa, who earn an income that is less than $37,000 will be taxed 19%, and not the 32.5%. Currently the age of eligibility for the working holiday visa is 20. From January 2017, the age limit has extended to 35. The working holiday visa is...

Shipbuilding Plan Says Skilled Foreign Workers 'Essential' To Navy'S Future

SHIPBUILDING PLAN SAYS SKILLED FOREIGN WORKERS 'ESSENTIAL' TO...

Melbourne Metro Rail

MELBOURNE METRO RAIL Date 25.02.2016 A new infrastructure project has began to improve living standards and productivity, as Melbourne is known as one of the worlds most liveable cities. If you're someone who is wanting to migrate to Australia and live in Melbourne, it is said that this project can save households $3000 (£1,500) a year. Melbourne Metro's twin nine-kilometre tunnels will take two of the busiest rail lines out of the City Loop, creating space for more trains to run...

Skilled Workers Moving Down Under

SKILLED WORKERS MOVING DOWN UNDER Date 28.12.2016 Are You a Skilled Worker Looking for Job Opportunities in Australia?As a tradesperson, there’s a good chance to find employment opportunities in Australia if you have the necessary skills and experience. There’s a high demand for particular skilled work across Australian states. A permanent resident visa is also waiting if you get in independently or through state sponsorship.A number of job seekers tend to find employers who will sponsor them for work in...

Overseas Emigration Expert..Douglas Eckhart

OVERSEAS EMIGRATION EXPERT..DOUGLAS ECKHART Date 01.02.2016 Interview Questions for Douglas EckhartDouglas Eckhart works at Overseas Emigration and specialises in the applications of skilled migrants seeking a new life in Oz! We catch up with him to find out about his role and to get some handy hints for the application process!Can you tell us a bit about your role as a member of the skills team in Edinburgh?I am responsible for working with clients to compile and lodge their skills...

Money Transfers With Moneycorp

MONEY TRANSFERS WITH MONEYCORP Date 07.04.2016 We are proud to have Moneycorp as our partner for your money transfers. Here's a quick Q&A from Moneycorp What is the key advantages of using moneycorp, over a bank?Moneycorp can help you save money when making currency transfers to or from Australia. Being a specialist money transfer company, the exchange rates offered by moneycorp can be up to 4% better than the banks. We also provide a personalised service and can help you with...

Stay Rent Buy Australia

STAY RENT BUY AUSTRALIA Date 19.01.2016 The Down Under Centre are pleased to introduce to you Stay Rent Buy AustraliaStay Rent Buy Australia are a qualified and experienced team to assist you with the right accommodation for when you make the move to Australia, whether you’re looking for short, medium or long term. They offer a diverse range of properties anywhere in Australia.The team can guide you through the entire process from: Property selection Conveyancing Finance Depreciation schedules Building inspections...

What is a Skills Assessment For Australia

WHAT IS A SKILLS ASSESSMENT FOR AUSTRALIA Date 14.09.2016 Skilled Migration for Tradespeople Who Do Not Possess Formal QualificationsIf you are a skilled tradesperson with over five years of experience in your trade, it may interest you to learn that you do not necessarily need a formal qualification in order to qualify as being considered eligible to apply for skilled migration to Australia. Skilled Migration To AustraliaThis five year employment stint can also include periods of training. For those who are...

New Construction Project in Brisbane

NEW CONSTRUCTION PROJECT IN BRISBANE Date 09.06.2016 The 14-level project is set to create more than 1,300 local construction jobs across the next two years. Local Queensland-based company Hutchinson Builders is contractor for the scheme.The new office tower at 900 Ann Street, Fortitude Valley, will become the new headquarters for Australia’s largest rail freight company, Aurizon, and its 1,700 staff from 2018. The project is being delivered by Consolidated Properties Group (CPG) and Charter Hall Group.The building was designed by...

Housing Boosts Gdp Growth in Oz

HOUSING BOOSTS GDP GROWTH IN OZ Date 04.03.2016 Latest ABS data show that GDP growth ended 2015 relatively favourably and beating expectations, with new dwelling construction helping support that outcome, said the Housing Industry Association, the voice of Australia’s residential building industry.“During the final quarter of 2015, GDP saw growth of 0.6 per cent. Significantly, annual growth to the December 2015 quarter hit the crucial 3 per cent threshold, which is consistent with the economy’s trend rate of growth,” noted...

Lumiere Festival 2016

LUMIERE FESTIVAL 2016 Date 15.01.2016 London's first Lumiere Festival this year with dazzling light up displays all over London's landmarksThe free event, which is the biggest festival of its kind ever held in the capital, runs from 18:30 GMT to 22:30 GMT until 17 January.Thirty locations will be illuminated around Piccadilly, Mayfair, King's Cross, Trafalgar Square and Westminster. As London's first light festival this is not a night you want to miss. A new and exciting way to experience London...

Melbourne Does It Again!

MELBOURNE DOES IT AGAIN! Date 19.08.2016 For the 5th consectutive year, Melbourne has been crowned the most liveable place in the world. But of course, we're not disagreeing!Melbourne are constantly planning and creating new ways to improve the quality of life in Melbourne through policies. There are huge infrastucture projects currently in progress such as the Queen Victoria Market precinct and the Metro Tunnel.Shockingly, Sydney has been kicked out of the top 10 and has been rated 11th this year. Adelaide...

What are You Packing?

WHAT ARE YOU PACKING? Date 29.06.2017 Packing tips for your move to Australia!We’re sure that you’re aware that there are some tough rules and regulations regarding what you can and can’t bring in to Australia! But before we jump into the technical side of things, let’s get to the basics!Baggage Limits:Always remember to check the baggage limit of the airline you’re travelling with online, prior to your departure. If your luggage exceeds the baggage limit then it is possible that...

Moving Down Under Event

MOVING DOWN UNDER EVENT Date 29.02.2016 We are hosting another Moving Down Under Event, this April 16th 2016. The Moving Down Under Event is a unique Australia focused migration event brought to you by a group of skilled specialist companies who have been migrating internationals to Australia for over 30 years. The dedicated Australian migration event has been created to give those who want to make the move to Australia a reality.The April 16th Australian migration event will be targeted at professionals from...

Spider Surprise!

SPIDER SURPRISE! Date 24.07.2017 What would you do if a massive Australian spider was hiding in your removals container?An Australian spider, almost the size of a guinea pig, left the removal men scared when it turned up in Surrey.The 18cm huntsman spider was found in a shipping container after travelling 10,000 miles over a period of three months! Fortunately, the spider was non-venomous and did not harm any of the removal men. The giant huntsman variety can grow to up to...

Why Move To New Zealand?

WHY MOVE TO NEW ZEALAND? Date 13.06.2017 Why move to New Zealand?Rugged mountains surrounded by crystalline lakes, wild countryside waiting to be explored, stretching beaches with gently lapping waves, and cosmopolitan city hubs bursting with culture are all part of New Zealand’s appeal to many expats. If you’re considering making the move to New Zealand, we’ve listed some of our top reasons for relocating… Surrounded by beauty every dayDid you know New Zealand is the home to many Hollywood movies? If you fancy...

Housing industry Association - Home Building Record

HOUSING INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION - HOME BUILDING RECORD Date 14.04.2016 Final ABS results for 2015 confirm that last year was the strongest ever for new home building activity, said the Housing Industry Association (HIA), the voice of Australia’s residential building industry“During 2015, just over 220,000 new dwellings began construction,” explained HIA Senior Economist Shane Garrett. “This represents growth of 11 per cent on 2014, which was itself the previous record holder for new home activity.”“It is impossible to overstate the importance...

Nursing in Oz Event

NURSING IN OZ EVENT Date 02.10.2014...

Nursing in Australia Compared To the Uk

NURSING IN AUSTRALIA COMPARED TO THE UK Date 20.11.2017 Ever wondered about the comparisons of working as a nurse in Australia and the UK? Well this infographic, created by Ausmed.com, will explain just that! Compare the patient ratios, average salaries and more! If you're a Nurse looking to move to Australia, then contact Australian Nursing Agency(ANA). ANA work from our UK office and they supply UK Nurses with casual, locum or permanent nursing jobs in Melbourne. Contact them today on 0203...

Albino Echidna Spotted

ALBINO ECHIDNA SPOTTED Date 19.10.2017 A rare Albino Echidna has been spotted at Coles Bay, East Coast. You can see the new sighting of the albino echidna at The Freyciner National Park, who have been offering their cisitors a range of great opportunities to enjoy and admire the scenery over many years at the park. The echidna has been seen over many years at the park and it's most recent sighting has been captured by a photographer from the East...

Why You Need To Visit Sydneys Royal National Park

WHY YOU NEED TO VISIT SYDNEYS ROYAL NATIONAL PARK Date 23.08.2017 7 Reasons why you need to visit Sydney’s Royal National Park Soak up historyThe Royal National Park, 30 kilometres (18 miles) south of Sydney, is the world's second oldest national park. It has spectacular coastal beaches, bush and biking tracks, and calm swimming holes. The Royal National Park was originally known simply as National Park, the park gained the Royal name in 1955, recognising Queen Elizabeth II’s visit to Australia the prior...

Electricians Working in Australia

ELECTRICIANS WORKING IN AUSTRALIA Date 15.02.2017 Are you an Electrician looking to live and work in Australia?  Electricians are highly demanded in Australia and are on the Australian Occupation List and their Assessing Authority is Trades Recognition Australia (TRA). We have Future Skills International working out of our centre, who deliver the Australian Government Approved Skills Assessment and Registration for Electricians in the UK and Ireland. They are TRA Approved, meaning they can deliver the Electrical Skills Assessment on behalf...

Australia To Get Tough On Work Visa Fraud

AUSTRALIA TO GET TOUGH ON WORK VISA FRAUD Date 01.10.2014 Australia’s Assistant Immigration Minister, Michaelia Cash, has launched a national campaign to investigate allegations of unauthorised payments to visa sponsors in return for visas.The minister said that although the overwhelming majority of employers do the right thing, there is a small minority who don't abide by their obligations or attempt to defraud visa applicants.'Visa fraud is not acceptable and anyone who engages in this type of behaviour will face serious...

Housing Finance in Oz

HOUSING FINANCE IN OZ Date 18.01.2016 The ABS today released housing finance figures for November 2015, showing that total lending activity increased during the month, but still remains below the high point reached in August of last year, said the Housing Industry Association, the voice of the residential building industry.“This is a positive update for Australia’s housing sector, showing that lending activity remained healthy toward the end of last year,” commented HIA economist, Diwa Hopkins.“Looking at the detail, lending activity...

Looking For Tv Stars!!

LOOKING FOR TV STARS!! Date 01.12.2015 The Down under Centre has been asked to supply applicants for a New TV series. If you have completed one of our Skills assessments for the purpose of migration to Australia and you fit the below criteria why not give them a call!!! Maybe it can save you a few quid on flights and other migrating expenses.Are you and your family or partner emigrating to Australia?A brand new documentary series is looking to follow...

Oz Opposition Leader Recognises Importance of Immigration

OZ OPPOSITION LEADER RECOGNISES IMPORTANCE OF IMMIGRATION Date 15.10.2014 The leader of Australia’s opposition Labour party has told an Australian newspaper that he favours the idea of a ‘big Australia’ and views immigration as a key driver to any population increase. Speaking to The Australian, Bill Shorten labelled immigration “a great economic driver, and noted that there is a disproportionately high number of immigrants among entrepreneurs and top-rate tax­payers.“I don’t favour that bumper sticker which says ‘Go away, we’re full’,”...

Calling all Carpenters!

CALLING ALL CARPENTERS! Date 07.08.2017 Australia Needs Carpenters! Australia currently has a shortage of labourers, and one of the main trade jobs needed, are carpenters. If you are a carpenter who is considering on moving to Australia, read this guide and see if moving to and working in Australia is the right step for you.Employment Prospects“Will I really get a job as a carpenter in Australia?” you might ask. Well, the short answer is “Yes”. This isn't a guarantee that you'll...

Jobs Down Under Created by the Metro Tunnel!

JOBS DOWN UNDER CREATED BY THE METRO TUNNEL! Date 26.07.2017 The Australian state of Victoria has publicised that almost 7,000 jobs will be created by the Metro Tunnel project.The 7,000 jobs created by the main public transport project in Victorian history include recruitment of 500 apprentices, engineering cadets and trainees employed as part of the tunnels and stations package.Initial works on the project are well underway, with key construction on the tunnel and stations likely to begin next year.More than...

Opportunities For Uk Workers in New Zealand

OPPORTUNITIES FOR UK WORKERS IN NEW ZEALAND Date 10.09.2013 New Zealand is looking for workers from the UK to help with the reconstruction of Christchurch. The city, which is situated on New Zealand's South Island, was destroyed by an earthquake in 2010. The New Zealand government has undertaken to rebuild the city. It estimates that the cost of the rebuild will be NZ$8.5bn (£4.7bn).Immigration New Zealand is keen to attract workers with the skills to help with the rebuild; At...

5 Unmissable Aussie Events!

5 UNMISSABLE AUSSIE EVENTS! Date 31.07.2017 You can't afford to miss these awesome events!The Darwin Festival: 10-27 AugustThis vibrant arts and cultural event takes full advantage of Darwin dry weather! This festival celebrates Darwin's multicultural population and features local and touring performcances and events ehich include dance music, outdoor concerts, film and caberet. EKKA! 11-20 AugustCelebrating more than 130 years of Queensland's lifestyle, heritage and industry, the Royal Queensland show attracts around 700,000 visitors who come to enjoy many spectacular activities.Thereare...

Moving Down Under?

MOVING DOWN UNDER? Date 25.05.2016 Join us for free online and find out all the information you need about migration just from sitting at home! We hold two monthly Webinars (Australian & New Zealand) to give you the right information and point you in the right direction. Our aim is to make your migration journey as easy as possible. Find out more about how who will attend our Webinars and how they can help!The Down Under Centre specialise in Australian...

Annual Picnic Day in Melbourne!

ANNUAL PICNIC DAY IN MELBOURNE! Date 07.12.2015 Building Unions Picnic Day 2015This famous Picnic day is celebrating the union of all the tradesmen out there, in Melbourne, Victoria. It has existed ever since 1976 where BWIU, BLF, Bricklayers, Painters, Plasterers, Plumbers, Slaters and Tilers and the Amalgamated Society of Carpenters & Joiners, put their heads together and planned a trial joint picnic day, which was first held at the Dandenong Showgrounds. This union continues to grow!The success of this event...

the Down Under Centre Will Be at these Events!

THE DOWN UNDER CENTRE WILL BE AT THESE EVENTS! Date 05.10.2016 The Down Under Centre attend migration events all over the UK! Check out some upcoming events below: 1. Down Under Live - LondonSaturday 15th & Sunday 16th October 2016 2. EasiVisa - moving down under - London, at our Centre!Tuesday 18th October 2016 3. EasiVisa - moving down under - ManchesterThursday 27th October 2016 4. Down Under Live - BirminghamSaturday 29th & Sunday 30th October...

Housing Boom Fuels Construction Bounce

'HOUSING BOOM FUELS CONSTRUCTION BOUNCE' Date 07.07.2016 Breaking news: Australia's hot property market has driven the fastest pace of building activity growth in 10 months.Ai Group head of public policy Peter Burn says there was growth across the board last month, noting solid gains in activity, employment and new orders.'The residential sub-sectors of house and apartment building were the standout performers,' he said.That's on track to continue in the coming months, with the new orders sub-index returning to growth for the...

Your Prior To Departure Essentials

YOUR PRIOR TO DEPARTURE ESSENTIALS Date 17.08.2016 If you are moving to Australia, there are a number of services you’ll need to make the move happen. You’ll need to set up your bank account, private health insurance, removals, currency exchange and even find your accommodation. This article includes a number of our partners who can assist you prior to departure. At the Down Under Centre, we can assist you with getting all your essentials sorted. You can visit our centre...

Electrician Skills Assessment Australia

ELECTRICIAN SKILLS ASSESSMENT AUSTRALIA Date 27.06.2016 Need To Know Facts For Electricians Seeking Employment In Australia British, Irish and other international citizens are in high demand for sponsored employment in Australia in the Electricians Trade industry. If you have been pondering a move to Australia now is a great time to make the move a reality.  If you're reading this post, it's likely you're either an electrician or your partner is. At the Down Under Centre we specialise in helping Electricians migration to...

Regulation For Builders And Plumbers in Victoria

REGULATION FOR BUILDERS AND PLUMBERS IN VICTORIA Date 18.12.2015 The Victorian Building Authority are regulators of building and plumbing practitioners ensuring a 'quality build environment in Victoria'. Here's an article about improving the license and registration system for builders and plumbers in 2016' From 2016, the VBA will be implementing a new system of registration and licensing for plumbers and builders. The new process is designed to deliver better outcomes for Victoria’s building and plumbing industries and consumers by making the...

New Zealand Property Price Growth Slowing

NEW ZEALAND PROPERTY PRICE GROWTH SLOWING Date 08.10.2014 New figures released by state-owned Quotable Value New Zealand, reveal that while property prices in NZ are still rising, the pace of the growth in September was at its lowest annual level for 15 months.The figures show that nationwide residential property values for September increased by 6.4 per cent over the past year and 1.1 per cent over the past three months. The national average property prices in New Zealand is now...

Life in Queensland!

LIFE IN QUEENSLAND! Date 01.06.2016 Queensland is filled with beaches, the Great Barrier Reef and all it's amazing islands. Find out abit more about lifestyle.ClimateBecause of its size, there is significant variation in climate across Queensland. Low rainfall and hot summers are typical for the inland and west; there is a monsoon style ‘wet’ season in the far north, and warm, temperate conditions along the coastal strip. Upland areas in the south-east inland can experience temperatures well below freezing in...

Australian Immigration Department Releases 2012-13 Annual Report

AUSTRALIAN IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT RELEASES 2012-13 ANNUAL REPORT Date 11.11.2013 The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) formerly known as the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) has recently tabled its 2012-13 annual report, detailing a busy year of activity.DIBP secretary Martin Bowles said that the past year has been one of unprecedented change. The department has dealt with often unpredictable challenges in supporting the government to shape the country through managing permanent and temporary movements of people in and...

New Qsol For 489 Visa introduced by Queensland Government

NEW QSOL FOR 489 VISA INTRODUCED BY QUEENSLAND GOVERNMENT Date 11.03.2014 New Queensland Skilled Occupation List (QSOL) for the Skilled Nominated (provisional) subclass 489 visas has been introduced by Queensland Government on January 1, 2014.Accordingly, the new list is made up of 151 occupations, including Poultry Farmer (ANZSCO 121321), Mathematician (ANZSCO 224112), Mine Deputy (ANZSCO 312913) and Hairdresser (ANZSCO 391111)The introduction of new occupations is to lureskilled migrants to Australia, especially with skills in demand to Queensland, providing a valuable...

You Can Now Have a Bbq Party On the River Torrens!

YOU CAN NOW HAVE A BBQ PARTY ON THE RIVER TORRENS! Date 28.06.2017  Party on the River Torrens in Adelaide on a giant donut! Chill and Grill on the River Torrens with your friends in a BBQ Buoy! These donut-shaped boats can fit up to 10 people and are fully equipped for all of your BBQ-ing needs! The BBQ Buoys can be used for kid's parties, picnics and ofcourse barbeques! Why not even have a business meeting on the boat?You can...

Room Hire at the Down Under Centre

ROOM HIRE AT THE DOWN UNDER CENTRE Date 08.12.2015 The Down Under Centre is conveniently located adjacent to Ealing Broadway station, occupying the first floor of the original Ealing Station which was built in 1838.Surround yourself with an Australian atmosphere and hire out our newly renovated room, perfect for your training programmes, seminars, conferences and business meetings. Our venue is unique, full of character, with natural lighting and a warm welcome. The venue has been booked out for a number of successful and memorable events. We currently hold Electrical Practical...