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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



Get your visa and flight as soon as possible

The recession has a negative effect on many aspects of our lives, but this is the natural way of the economy to bring order to itself after years of frivolous spending by the common consumer. It is always darkest before the dawn, that good old idiom says, but that isn’t necessarily true if you act […]

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Backpacker Boom in Australia

More and more people head off to Australia. Young individuals, left with no alternative, head Down Under to spend the next 12 months in search of adventure and temporary job placements. The rising number of people travelling on the Australian working holiday visa will definitely have a positive effect on Australia’s economy. Despite the rising […]

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Australia Working Holiday vs. Work & Holiday

More than 12% of the temporary visitors in Australia use one of these visas to spend an extended holiday Down Under. There are some major differences between the Australian work & holiday visa (Subclass 462) and the Australian working holiday visa (Subclass 417) that you should know about: The Australian working holiday visa is for […]

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Australian Backpacker or a Trekkie?

Well, if you are both then be sure you are near Sydney in April. The reason is no other than the world premiere of the latest Star Trek movie. Australian Trekkies sure are lucky to be the first to see the latest addition to Gene Roddenberry’s universe. According to BBC, the upcoming movie will have […]

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Australian Working Holiday Visa Facts

Over 154 148 people were granted Working Holiday visas to Australia in 2007-08. It is expected that they would spend 2.4 billion Australian dollars while on a working holiday. About 8 % of all applicants will apply for a second working holiday visa. The 22% of the working holiday visas 2007-2008 were granted to UK […]

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Australia – Hit the road!

Wondering what to do this summer? Why don’t you and your friends take your trustworthy backpacks and hop across to Australia? An Australian working holiday visa and a ticket and all that is between you and 12 months of excitement. What next? Go on ebay.com.au and buy a rusty old camper van. You can find […]

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Average Weekly Earnings in Australia

Hi there, Working Holiday Makers! In 2009  many of you will undertake a journey to Australia and spend at least one full year there. Once you are in that new place you are faced with so many challenges and decisions. What is ahead of you? Where are you going to stay? Will you find a […]

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Australian Work Related Expenses

If you intend to travel to Australia and work for a while there is a very good chance that you can get a few bucks back by filing a tax return at the end of the tax year. Many working holidaymakers tend to overlook the details and do not always get the maximum possible amount […]

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Finding Work in Australia

Earlier today I was on the phone with one of my colleagues and I got a list of the top 20 employers/recruitment agencies our clients find a job within Australia. Working holidaymakers could really use this information to do research on available job placements. People visiting Australia on a Working Holiday visa usually work every […]

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Australia Working Holiday – Kickstart Pack

The video above describes very well one of our leading services – Australia working holiday visa. Apart from the visa, there are several other services we provide in order to ease the transition. We have them grouped in a single pack called “Kickstart Pack“. In it we provide airport transfer service, so you don’t get […]

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