10 things to do before you leave on an extended trip

So much of planning a trip includes the flights, lodging, important documents, and “how will I possibly fit two weeks’ worth of stuff in 1 carry-on”. There’s so much to think about that it’s easy to forget the important things that you’re leaving behind. So, I wanted to put together a little handy dandy list
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3 Things you should know before moving to Australia

Endless sunshine.  Beach after beach, hugging the coastline as far as the eye can see.  BBQs everyday. Koalas and kangaroos in your back yard.  Who wouldn’t want to move to the lucky country? Move to Australia? Well, the reality is slightly different to this, yet Australia does remain, one of the best places to live
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Professional Resume Service

Are you moving to Australia and looking for a job?  Why not make your resume stand out by sending it to our associated Professional Resume Service.  Ensure you are in with a winning chance of landing your ideal job.  All of the resumes provided by our associated professionals use the  Australian format.  The professional service
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8 Reasons To Move To Melbourne

Ever thought of living where the beach meets culture? Melbourne is the place to be with a series of excellent beaches, a mix of theatres, magnificent art galleries, fine 19th century buildings and great back street cafes and restaurants. Melbourne is renowned for its excellent coffee, boasts itself as the world’s sporting capital, all under
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Planning

Checklist For Moving To Australia

Check out our checklist for Moving to Australia. It will help you organise items that you need to take with you. We have three helpful lists below for you, comprising of what you will need, what original documents to bring with you, and also what to bring if you have kids. Checklist before moving to
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Travel In Australia

To travel in Australia there are plenty of different modes of transport to choose from. We will take a look at: hitching a lift, campervans, bus, planes, cars and trains. For tips about traveling in Melbourne read this article. Hitch a lift There are a number of carpooling websites that you can use. You can
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Travel Insurance

When things start to go wrong… Holidays were invented to help you relax and enjoy life. Sometimes they can have exactly the opposite effect when things start to go wrong! That’s why travel insurance was invented. It can save you from: Delayed luggage Flights being cancelled Money stolen / lost Sickness Injury Lost or stolen
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Living

Where To Live In Melbourne

Are you thinking of moving to Melbourne?  Heres a few reasons why that is a great idea.Melbourne has been voted the worlds most livable city for the fourth year in a row and for good reason. It has great transport, long stretching beaches, exciting nightlife, awesome markets, bustling cafes, tasty oriental food and much more.
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Working

How To Do An Australian Tax Return

Who has to do a tax return? Each working individual who pays taxes in Australia needs to do a tax return. When to do a tax return The tax year runs from 1 July to the 30th June of the following year. Each person has four months to submit their tax return each year, from 1
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Superannuation

Superannuation age increases from 65 to 70 Superannuation, otherwise known as pension in Australia is the setup of funds for when you retire.  The age of retirement in Australia is currently 65.  It is set to rise to 70 from 2035.   The pension qualifying age will start rising by six months every two years, from
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Tax File Number

What do I need a Tax File Number For? In Australia you will need a tax file number (TFN) to work. It is also needed for: open a bank account apply to government agencies to claim benefits seek financial help to go to university lodge a tax return Apply for your TFN online You can
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Looking For Jobs

Australia’s number one Jobs Site – Seek.com.au Australia’s most popular job site is Seek.com.au for when you are looking for jobs.  When applying for a job on the site the competition can be very high.  Seek often get 250+ applicants for each job they have advertised. It is a good idea to set up a profile on
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Networking

Networking is a very important aspect of looking for a job, and can be a great way of meeting people from your industry and forging relationships in business. To become part of a group or community that involves your work check out the meetup.com site. No matter what industry you are in you will find a meetup group
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Australian Resume

A resume is the first contact you will have with employers and it is essential to create a good impression.   To create an awesome Australian resume that will stand out and give an excellent first impression we’ll take a look at the steps involved.   Format of a Winning Australian Resume Length of CV should
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Immigration

Migration Agent Service

Find out your visa options Are you trying to get a visa but you’re not sure what one to choose? Talk to our associated Migration Agent Service today.  There are a variety of visa options available for Australian migration (both temporary and permanent, with some temporary visas having an associated pathway to permanent residency). Moving2Oz
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News

5 Reasons for Families to Move to the Sunshine Coast

Sunshine Coast is a city on the southern coast of Queensland, located 100 km north of the capital of Queensland, Brisbane. Sunshine Coast is a family friendly place to live and loved by residents for a variety of reasons. While it is a popular tourist destination, it is not overly crowded with tourists like the
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The Myki Card – Melbournes Travel Card

The Myki Card is Melbournes travel card.  It allows you to travel by trams, trains and buses by tapping the card on a Myki machine. The Myki card Myki has four categories. Myki money Myki pass Free Myki Myki for visitors Myki Money Concessions If you are entitled to concessions or free travel, these concessions
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Buy Moving To Oz eBook – The A To Z Guide

Buy Moving to Oz eBook – The A to Z Guide Check out our “Moving to Oz eBook – The A to Z Guide for Moving2Oz.  It is packed with useful information for anyone moving to Australia.  If you are visiting, working, living, or traveling around Australia, this book is for you. It was written by an
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Take Your Super With You When Leaving Oz

Who can claim back their super? Anyone that has visited Australia for a year or more and is returning back home can claim back their super if they do not have permanent residency. This means if you were a temporary resident on a working holiday visa or a temporary working visa (e.g.: 457) you are
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Wi-Fi

One of the cheapest options for WiFi in Melbourne is unlimited broadband for $60 a month offered by a company called TPG. There is a one off connection and delivery fee of $110. For more information click here. To compare more deals from different companies around Australia check out this price compare website for all
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To Melbourne, With Love

There is nothing I didn’t love about my time living in Melbourne, even the fact the I was living back with my gorgeous parents didn’t faze me, in fact it was nice to have the three of us back together again under one roof enjoying each other’s company and being a part of each other’s
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My Melbourne – by Patrick Benc

Why did you move to Australia? Being a 19 year old gap year student from the UK, I was looking for something fun and exciting to do in my year off. The opportunity to play and coach Hockey around Australia for 6 months came up and, being a keen hockey player, it was the ideal
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