Where to begin and where to live.
There are two questions I am repeatedly asked here at BobinOz.
- The first is “how do I start the process of getting to Australia?”
- The second is “where is a good place to live in Australia?”
Well, I’ve got good news on both counts.
Your first step in moving to Australia.
There has been a revamp to the website run by the Australian Government which is all about the immigration process and the various visas that are available. I only noticed it today, so I ‘m not sure when they did it, (probably ages ago knowing how observant I am!) but it sure looks pretty good.
People often ask me which kind of visa they should apply for or if their particular skill is on the government’s wanted lists. I can’t really answer these questions, I am not qualified to do so. But fortunately there is now a “walk-through” kind of setup over at the government site.
It’s called the Visa Wizard and you will find the link to it by clicking on the blue image with the heading “Finding a Visa – Information to help you find the right Australian Visa” which is on the top left hand side of the website’s homepage.
Click on my Australian Visa below to get to their home page and then click on the afore mentioned blue image to start the process of checking out your Australian Visa.
Simply answer all the questions and you will then be presented with your options. If you’re option turns out to say that you have no options, you can always hit the back button and change one or two of your answers to see if that helps any.
If you’re thinking of moving to Australia, this must be the best place to start, not forgetting of course that you can always read my entire series “Moving to Australia” from the beginning. If you try in the Visa Wizard I’d love to hear how you got on.
On the other hand, if you are already on your way, then you are more likely to be asking the other question I am often asked.
Where to live in Australia?
I am pleased to announce that I’m now starting work on my membership site (about time) which is all about answering that exact question. I have huge ambitions for that part of my site, and I hope it will be open before the end of this month. I am a bit behind schedule with it but who knows? I might just catch up.
Huge swathes of the membership will be available completely free to members but there will also be a paid option for those who wish to access the premium areas. But the price will be so low that it will have you all laughing like drains!
And if you can’t laugh like a drain, try laughing like a kookaburra!
Well, I did say I had ‘huge ambitions’ for this part of the site, maybe too huge. Needless to say, it hasn’t come off yet. One day it will, but right now I’m working on plan B. Stay tuned!