True Blue Migration Blog

Working Holiday Visa – Tax Time Bomb

Australian tax reforms mean you’re going to lose A LOT of money… For many young people, the Australian Working Holiday Visa is a rite of passage. It’s an opportunity to venture out into the world and earn a few bob whilst soaking up the sun and meeting new people. Some people return home, some apply for a second Working Holiday Visa and some are offered sponsorship by an Australian employer. One thing that most Working Holiday Makers have in common – until now – is benefiting from a generous annual tax-free threshold of $18,200. But all that’s about to change… […]

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Getting PR through TRT – easy or a trap?

So you’re on your 457 visa and moving towards the date where you can apply for permanent residency (PR) on a 187 or 187 visa, through the Temporary Resident Transition (TRT) stream. You love your job and your employer wants to keep you, so it should be a piece of cake, right? Wrong.   Many 457 visa holders assume that as long as they have worked on a 457 visa for two years, they are eligible to apply for PR. There is a lot more to it, so we’re sharing some of the assumptions we hear and how they trip […]

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What does Melbourne mean to you?

A view of Melbourne at night

You’ll never forget the first moment you set foot in Australia. The gorgeous weather, the laidback lifestyle and the friendly locals. No matter what part of the world you come from, Australia is unlike anywhere else. A popular destination for many of those who visit our glorious country is Melbourne. A place known for its captivating culture and social scene, Melbourne has a knack for turning holidaymakers into permanent residents. So what is it that makes this place so magical?

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