Moving To Australia

David Jones

This is the third in my (yes, you’ve guessed it) four-part series about how the United Kingdom countries are represented here in Australia. I did rather cryptically explain the countries that do form the UK last week in my post about the Scottish in Australia and the first in the series was about the Irish [...]


With around 72,000 Irish estimated to be living here, Ireland sit in 19th position in a ‘country of birth’ league table of immigrants living in Australia as residents. (Source Wikipedia) That doesn’t sound a lot, but Ireland’s population is fewer than 5 million and yet they are only two places behind the United States in [...]


What you need to know about YOUR pension if you move to Australia from the UK. Lives of great men all remind us We can make our lives sublime, And, departing, leave behind us Footprints on the sands of time                                                               ….Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Yes, we are all getting older whether we like it or [...]


There’s a new country at the top of the list of source countries of permanent residents moving to Australia. What is a little surprising though is that this news is hitting the headlines this week when, as far as I can see, it’s been known since July of last year. Brendan O’Connor, who is Minister [...]


About a year ago I wrote a post called Backpacking in Australia: A Simple Guide and at the same time gave a big mention for the Working Holiday Visa (WHV). In this post I am going to talk a lot more about the WHV and at the end of this article, I’ll introduce you to [...]


Step 1: Pick up your passport application form(s) from the Post Office. Step 2: Complete the eight page application form(s), which is actually four pages of instructions and four pages of information about how to fill it in. There are two extra pages for children’s applications in case you need to get a passport for [...]


Last week I re-printed one of my Australia and New Zealand magazine articles, it was called Girlie Shopping in Australia: Retail Therapy. Well, if you look closely at the magazine cover… … you will notice it’s main title is “Discover Brisbane”. That’s something I’ve already done, and so the people from the magazine asked me [...]


It’s always a tricky one, telling your relatives that you’re moving all the way to the other side of the world. When, exactly, is it a good time to mention it? How do you tell “granny” that the cute little fella she dotes on twice a week when she looks after him for you, is [...]