Living in Australia

PR Pathway for Retirement Visa Holders

Couple applying for Australian parent visa

From 17 November 2018, holders of Retirement (subclass 410) and Investor Retirement (subclass 405) Visas will have a pathway to Australian permanent residency. Background Introduced over 35 years ago, these visas were designed for retirees over the age of 55 who had a set income and wanted to retire in Australia. However, the visas were only temporary and – until now – did not lead to PR. Applications for both of these retirement subclasses have now closed, but there are still thousands of people living in Australia who hold Retirement and Investor Retirement Visas. Pathway to PR The Government announced […]

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Major Working Holiday Visa Changes Announced

Backpacker working on a farm in Australia

  The Government has announced changes to its working holiday visa program aimed at supporting farmers and attracting more backpackers to regional areas. People on subclass 417 and 462 visas will soon be able to stay in Australia for up to three years, provided they meet new regional work conditions. This represents one of the biggest ever overhauls of the popular program. Key Working Holiday Visa Changes: 1. Working holiday visa holders will be able to work for the same agricultural employer for a year instead of just six months. This is great news for anyone wanting to prolong their […]

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10 GIFs That Prove Living in Australia is Awesome

As a leading migration agent in Melbourne, True Blue is well placed to offer some valuable insight into what it’s like to live here. So without further ado, and with our tongues firmly in our cheeks, we present 10 reasons why Australia is awesome, as told by GIFs. The weather is glorious… all the time (Image courtesy of: Trip.me) Okay, so this may not be entirely true, but Australia is known for being incredibly warm pretty much all year round. While some countries find themselves slowly drowning in rainwater for 51 weeks out of 52, the Australians get to enjoy […]

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