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Important Links

About Australia

Emigrate to Australia Links
The titles in red below are clickable links to the various websites, simply click on the red text, the website will open in a new tab.

Australia’s History – read more about the history of Australia.

Australia’s Geography – read about Australia’s geography.

The States & Territories: – more information about Australia’s states and territories.

Australian Politics – information on the Australian political system.

Australia’s Economy – read about the Australian economy.

Jobs in Australia

Job Search Websites: Seek, Jobsearch, Career One.

Recruitment Companies: Hays, Randstad, Hudson, Adecco.

Sponsored Jobs: Workingin Australia, Indeed, Simply Hired.

Australian Visas and the Department of Immigration and Border Protection

DIBP Website.
DIPB Expression of Interest for information on EOI.
SkillSelect Website to lodge and expression of interest online.
Skilled occupation list (SOL).
Consolidated Sponsored Occupation List (CSOL).
Moving to Work in Australia.
Business Migration (business owner, business investment, business innovation visas).
Visa Fees for the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.
Life in Australia DIBP section for information on visas and news.
Visiting Australia (for a holiday or to research moving here).
Estimated Visa Price pricing tool from DIBP.
Working Holiday Visa (417).
Work and Holiday Visa (462).
DIPB Migration Blog Department of Immigration and Border Protection’s blog with news, updates and information on the migration program.

Migration Events, Seminars & Magazines

Down Under Live UK migration expos.
Australian Futures Events – Australian migration seminars in the UK arranged by the Victoria, Queensland, Western Australia and South Australia state governments.
Merise Magazine – magazine with migrants’ stories and information about moving to Australia.

English Language Test Links

Competent English Language Requirements (for visas other than subclass 457).
English Requirements (for subclass 457 visa applicants).
IELTS Website (to find a test venue and book IELTS test).
TOEFL iBT Website (find venue and book TOEFL test).
OET Website (book OET test).
Pearson PTE Website (only applicable for some visa types).

Migration Agents

Migration Agents Regulatory Authority (to check if your migration agent is registered).
Migration Institute of Australia (to find a migration agent).

Skills Assessments

Skills Assessment Assessing Authorities.
Skilled Occupations List (SOL).
Consolidated Sponsored Occupations List (CSOL).
CPA Australia skills assessment for accountants and associated professionals.
The Down Under Centre in The UK where most tradespeople can have their skills assessed.

Australian Medical Checks

Health Requirements details on the health requirements for Australian visas.
Health Examinations information on the medical examination requirements and process.
Panel Physicians find an Australian approved panel physician to complete the medical examinations.
Bupa Visa Medical Services for visa medical checks if you are in Australia.

Character Requirements

Character and Police Clearances information on what is required and how to apply for police clearances.

The Application Process

The Points Test – information on how points are awarded for Skilled Independent Visas and State Sponsored Visas.
Age, Skill and English Language Exemptions for skilled migration visas and employer sponsorship.
English Language Requirements for skilled migration.
English Requirements for 457 Visas.
Expression of Interest details on the EOI and relevant requirements.
SkillSelect Website where you can lodge your Expression of Interest for a skilled visa for Australia.

Skills Assessment

Skilled Occupations List (SOL) information on occupations that meet the requirements for a skilled independent visa.
Consolidated Sponsored Occupations List (CSOL) list of occupations that qualify under the state or territory government or employer sponsored visas.
Assessing Authorities details of which organisation in Australia is responsible for completing your skills assessment under the migration program.

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