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Useful Links

Permanent Residence Visas

Search For A Registered Migration Agent – the Migration Agents Registration Authority (MARA) registered agent search page.
Permanent Resident Information – DIPB web page with information on the rights, privileges and obligations of permanent residence visa holders.
Pathways to Permanent Residency – DIPB web page with information on when and how to apply for PR visas.

Australian Citizenship

DIPB Citizenship Web Page – link to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection’s web page with information on how to apply, who can apply and relevant citizenship information.

Buying a Home in Australia

Foreign Investment Review Board – FIRB information on approval necessary for temporary visa holders and non-residents who wish to buy Australian property.
First Home Owner Grant – portal website where you can access information on the first home buyer grant the grant for each state and territory.

Support Networks

Club Aussie – a program run by Aussie Orientation Services to help you to settle successfully in Australia.

State and Territory Support Networks
Victoria Government Settlement Help – support for migrants moving to and living in Victoria.
Western Australia Office of Multicultural Interest – links to events and support networks for migrants in Western Australia.
Small Business Development Corporation of WA – Support for business migrants moving to and living in Western Australia.
Migrant Resource Centre South Australia – events, charities and support networks for migrants in South Australia.
Enriching Queensland’s Community (ECCQ) – support for new arrivals and migrants living in Queensland.
New South Wales and ACT – a directory of support services in NSW and Canberra.

Charities that Provide Support for New Arrivals
Australian Red Cross
Immigrant Women’s Support Service (IWSS)
St Vincent de Paul Society
Community Migrant Resource Centre
Australian Catholic Migrant & Refugee Office

Support for Filipino Migrants in Australia
Philippine – Australian Community Services Inc
Philippines – Australia Business Council (PABC)

Online Support and Meetup Groups

General / All Migrants: Expat Meetups Brisbane, New to the Sunshine Coast

British: Expat British Meetups Sydney, Brits Abroad Perth, Melbourne British Expats, Brisbane British Club

Kiwis: Kiwis in Adelaide, Kiwi Connect Sydney

Irish: Irish Around Sydney (Facebook community), Irish People Living in Australia (FB Community)

South Africans: South African Clubs Listing (national), South Africans in Perth, Friends of South Africa (national), South African Expats Gold Coast

Canadians: Queensland Canadian Club, Canadian Club of Victoria

Americans: Americans in Melbourne

Indians: Indians in Melbourne, Indians in Australia (Facebook Community), Australian Indians (Facebook), Indians in Australia (Facebook)

Germans: Germans Down Under

Online Forums
PomsInOz – forum for British and other communities of migrants living in Australia or moving here.
Perth Poms
Poms in Adelaide
Life in Queensland
Life in Victoria
British Expats – caters to expatriates living all over the world, with a forum for Australia.
SA Australia Forums – for South African migrants and expatriates living in Australia or thinking of migrating.
Expat Forum – forum for expatriates of different nationalities living in Australia.

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