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Here you’ll find top tips for working holidaymakers, our picks for this year’s best tourist destinations, business travel advice & much more



Australian Working Holiday Makers Who Work In The Hospitality Sector Call For Visa Extension

Hospitality jobs are one of the most popular choices for Australian Working Holiday Makers. Thousands of young backpackers, however, cannot extend their stay in Australia, because the tourism industry is excluded from the list of occupations that are eligible for Second Working Holiday Visa. The Federal Australian Government is currently under pressure to allow working […]

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Working Holiday Visa Lottery in Germany

Australia is a top choice destination for a lot of young people from Germany, who want to travel. Many students visit the country after high school or after university in order to gather valuable working and international experience and to improve their English language skills. In order to let young people fulfil their travelling dreams, […]

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Backpackers jobs in Australia

The Working Holiday Visa allows young people not only to travel to Australia but also to work for 12 months so that they have enough money to finance their adventure. Finding a job provides all backpackers with an opportunity to explore the labour market in Australia and to settle down in one place for a […]

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Australia and Greece negotiating working holiday agreement

As the working holiday visa is beneficial for both Australia and the visa holders, Australia will be soon negotiating an agreement with Greece for granting the popular visa. Australia has agreements for working holidays with 15 countries so far. If Australia reaches an agreement with Greece, young Creek people will be able to go to […]

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Australian Working Holiday Visa Growing in Popularity

The Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship registers a major increase in working holiday visa applications during 2011. According to recent statistics published by the Australian government, the popularity of the Australian Working Holiday Visa grew up significantly. The total number of visa applications granted in 2011 has been 110,541 which is 13,6% increase from […]

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What Is a Substantial Criminal Record?

Applying for a visa (even if it’s a working holiday visa) is definitely stressful and time-consuming as you are required to gather all kinds of papers and proofs that you are a normal person with good intentions. Sometimes you just need luck. We have all heard those stories where someone’s application was absolutely perfect and […]

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Do I Need Savings to Stay in Australia

“Do I have to have savings to stay in Australia” is what many working holidaymakers ask themselves. You do need to bring money with you when going to Australia, even if you are on a working holiday visa and plan to work. Few are lucky to find jobs prior to or with their arrival, and […]

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Illegal Workers Cost More Than What They Are Worth

Australian employers are now encouraged to use the Visa Entitlement Verification Online (VEVO) service as part of a national campaign designed to educate employers about the importance of legal workers. The participating organizations in the campaign are the National Farmers Federation, Australian Workers Union, Horticulture Australia Council and the Australian Industry Group. Whether you are […]

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