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'The Migrants Guide to Emigrating and Settling in Australia'

GOING TO LIVE IN AUSTRALIA?

This book now in it’s 3rd edition is an essential information resource for people who are recently approved Australian migrants, or those who have applied to immigrate to Australia. It would also be of benefit to those who have just arrived in Australia as migrants. It would assist people such as students, who are expecting to live in Australia over a period of time. The book covers a range of topics, from finance to childcare. There are over 30 chapters full of essential information.

Many important tasks should be carried out before leaving the UK, and if overlooked these items could cost you time and money, and give rise to a great deal of frustration. Once you arrive in Australia this book will become your handbook, guiding you through all the channels dealing with health care, applying for your drivers license & employment opportunities. All these items and more are covered with clear factual explanations & even a checklist has been incorporated in this book to help guide you thought these critical steps.

In Short you cannot afford to be with out a copy of this book. Without a doubt you will find it helpful & informative. Detailing the various steps before your departure to your arrival in Australia. All this vital information will assist you to settle down into your new life.

This book has been written for migrants by migrants, who have themselves have endured the ups & downs of finding out the hard way. You cannot afford to be without it.
Priced at just £15.00  (£17.00 inc P&P)
Table of Contents

1 MIGRATION WHERE TO START
Australia’s Visa System
Migration Agents
The Reality

2 RESEARCH BEFORE YOU GO
Do Your Homework
Where Do I Emigrate To?
Employment Opportunities
Wages, Cost Of Living
Collecting Information about Australia

3 SOURCES OF INFORMATION
Australian Bureau of Statistics
Population, Incomes, Crime, Health
Australian newspapers
Publications & Locations
How to Source Copies

4 WHAT TO TAKE OVERSEAS
Furniture, Household Items
Televisions, Video Recorders & Players
Electrical Goods, DVD, Computers
Telephones, Fax, Mobiles,

5 INTERNATIONAL SHIPPER & REMOVALS
How Does It All Work?
Selecting a Removal Company
Paperwork, Additional Costs
Delivery & Damaged Goods

6 CUSTOMS & QUARANTINE
Australian Customs Service
Australian Quarantine & Inspection Service
Shipping Of Unaccompanied Goods into Australia, Clearance of Goods, Concessions Allowed

7 IMPORTING & KEEPING A PET IN AUSTRALIA
Decision Time, Importing Facts,
Quarantine, Cost, Export
Australian Local Council Regulations

8 IMPORTING VEHICLE REQUIREMENTS
Details of the Procedure & Paperwork

9 AUSTRALIAN FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS
Banking Operations
Cheques, Credit Cards, Cash Cards
Internet Banking, Telephone Banking
ATMs (automatic teller machines),EFTPOS (Electronic Funds Transfer at Point Of Sale),
Opening an Australian Bank Account in The UK
Australian Banking Terms,
Building Societies ,Credit Unions

10 MONEY TRANSFERS
Currency dealers
Contracts Available
UK Pension Transfers

11 TRADESMEN RECOGNITION
Tradesmen Beware

12 GETTING THERE
Flights, travelling with medication

13 A PLACE TO STAY
Relocation agents / Meet and Greet
So Why Should You Rent?
Renting, What Are Your Options?
How to Find Rental Properties
Rental Agreements Terms & Conditions
How to Rent a Property
Moving In, , Moving Out
What Bills Will You Have?
Opening an Account with a Utilities Company
Paying Your Utilities Bill

14 MEDICARE
What Is Medicare?
Who Is Eligible? How to Enrol?
What Is Not Covered By Medicare?
Paying Your Doctor, Direct-Billing / Bulk Billing
Possible Extra Charges, the Gap
PBS Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme
Medicare Safety Net Scheme
St Johns First Aid Service

15 PRIVATE HEALTH INSURANCE
Costs, Types of Policies
Gap Payments & Tax Levy
Rules Common to Most Health Funds
Types of Memberships, Waiting Periods
Conditions Applicable, When You Join
Hospital Cover

16 EMERGENCY SERVICES Ambulance (Ambos)
Facts about the Ambulance Service
Who Does The Ambulance Subscription Cover?, How to Become A Subscriber & The Cost, What You Are Entitled To As A Subscriber, Who to Call In an Emergency
Australian Police Force
An Overview
State Emergency Services (SES)
An Overview

17 CENTRELINK
They Are & What They Do
Registration, Benefits for New Migrants

18 HAVING CHILDREN IS A BENEFIT IN AUSTRALIA
Child Benefit, Maternity payment
Maternity Allowance
Immunisation register
Child care

19 EDUCATION, SCHOOLS, TAFES & UNIVERSITIES
Early Schooling
Primary & Secondary Schooling
School Terms, Private Schools
Child Care, After School Care
What Is TAFE? Recognition of TAFE Courses,Universities, HECS, Austudy

20 IDENTITY & DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENTS
Examples of Typical Identity Requirements
Primary & Secondary Documents
Proving Your Identity under a Points System

21 BUYING PROPERTY IN AUSTRALIA
Where Do You Look For Property For Sale?
Research Your Suburb
The Australian Difference
Private Sale, Auction, Real Estate Agent Sale, Tender
Different Titles of Ownership
Steps in Purchasing Your Property.
Financial Information On Buying Property.
Australian Government Help, First Homeowners Grant.
Money Matters, Deposits, How Much Can I Borrow?
Fees & Charges, Insurances, Surveys, deposits Etc.

22 INSURANCE IN AUSTRALIA
Overview of Types of Insurance In Australia

23 UTILITIES IN AUSTRALIA
Electric, Gas, Water, Telephone
Cheaper Telephone Rates
Opening an Account with a Utilities Company, Paying Your Utilities Bill,
Council Rates

24 INCOME TAX GUIDE
Tax File Number (TFN) &
How to Get One
Goods & Services Tax (G.S.T.)
Tax Rates Table, Medicare Surcharge
Completing Your Tax Return
Stamp Duties, Other Taxes

25 EMPLOYMENT IN AUSTRALIA
Before You Go, Registrations & Licensing
Unions in Australia
Your Resume or CV
The Pommy (UK) Factor
The Searching Process Begins
Newspapers, Professional & Industrial Journals

Writing To Companies / Employers Direct
Internet, Employment agencies,
Cold Calling, Networking
Centrelink (Job Centre)
Selection Criteria for Job Applications
Wages, Enterprise Bargaining Agreements

26 VEHICLES & LICENSING INFORMATION
Car Registration (REGO)
Compulsory Third Party Insurance (CTP)
Types of Vehicle Insurance
Driver Testing & Licensing
Buying a Used Vehicle, Roadworthy (MOT)
Transfer Duty or Stamp Duty

27 JUSTICES OF THE PEACE IN AUSTRALIA
What Is A Justice Of The Peace?
What a Migrant Should Know About Them
Their Duties & Where They Can Be Located

28 INTERNET ACCOUNTS & ACCESS
Timed, Prepaid, Flat Rate, Unlimited, ADSL,
Broadband, Dial up, which Is Best For You?

29 SURF LIFE SAVING CLUBS, AUSTRALIA
Who They Are, Club Houses,
Safe Swimming Guidelines, Sun smart

30 GARDENING DOWNUNDER
What to Bring and Not Bring
General Gardening, Watering, Flora & Fauna
Hazardous & Poisonous Plants
Garden Insects

31 AUSTRALIAN WILDLIFE AND INSECTS
Spiders, Snakes, Insects
Marine Creatures, Sharks, Jelly Fish
Staying Safe, Precautions

32 AUSTRALIAN SYSTEM OF GOVERNMENT
Elections & Electoral System
The Australian Federation &
Three Tiers of Government

33 WORLD OF DIFFERENCE
The Big Country, Time Zones, Currency
Dialling Codes Electricity & Plugs,
Telephone information, Weights & Measures,
Clubs, Map Info, Public Holidays,
School Holidays, Smoking Rules,
UK Consular, Cycling.

34 UPS & DOWNS
The Roller Coaster Ride of Feelings
You May Experience, During the Various
Stages of Your Journey to
& Settling Into Australia

35 CHECKLIST
Financial
UK Bank Accounts, UK Tax Liability
UK Insurance Policies
Transferring Funds, Offshore Bank Accounts
Pensions, Child Benefit, Cash or cheque
Medical
Doctors & Dentist
Medical records
Vehicles & Licensing
Driving License, No Claims Bonus
Documentation
Important Papers
Children
School Placement, Immunisation Records
Medical Records
Miscellaneous
References, Mailing Address
Planning the trip, Travelling with medication
Removals, Research
Arrival in Australia
Rental Property/Postal Address Not PO Box
Bank Accounts
TFN Tax File number
Driver license
Medicare Card
Registration with professional bodies
Apply for licensing in trade occupations

NOTE: At the End of Every Chapter Is a CONTACT & MORE INFORMATION SECTION
So you can research further (where applicable)

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