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Australia – Student visa holders working in aged care only.

10 May 2023   From 1 July 2023​​, work restrictions for student visa holders will be… More details

Review of the Australian Migration System Final Report 2023

This Review outlines a series of directions and options for the future of Australia’s migration system… More details

NZ Citizens to become Australian Citizens

A surprise announcement by the Government over the weekend looks like Australian citizenship will… More details

Extended Post Study Rights

The Australian Government has announced that the post-study work rights for international students… More details

Work restrictions for student visa holders

From 1 July 2023, work restrictions for student visa holders will be re-introduced. Student… More details

Working holiday visa extension on 6 month work limitation

On 19 January 2022, the 6-month work limitation for working holiday visa holders was temporarily… More details

Covid Tests required for travellers entering from China, Hong Kong and Macau

From 00:01 AEDT 5 January 2023, travellers entering Australia from China, including Hong Kong and… More details

Australia-India Free Economic and Trade Agreement (IAECTA)

The India Australia Economic Cooperation and Trade Agreement (IAECTA) – passed the Australian Senate… More details

Accredited Specialist in Immigration Law – Sarah Loch-Wilkinson

At a conferral ceremony held on 1 December, the Law Institute of Victoria (LIV) recognised the accomplishments… More details

Goodbye to the Priority Skilled Occupation List (PMSOL)

Cybersecurity and Home Affairs Minister Clare O’Neil introduced a ministerial direction this week… More details

Victoria – Financial assistance for health or mental health professionals

27 October 2022.  Victoria's healthcare system relies on an experienced and highly skilled workforce… More details

Jobs and Skills Summit outcomes

So lets not talk about the AFL - biased umpires, unwarranted 50 metre penalties and the… More details

General Skilled Migration to Western Australia

Some exciting changes on the visa from for those people looking at living and working in Western… More details

Schedule of Australian Government Fees – July 2022

The latest Australian Government Fees have been released.   More details

Arrivals to Australia no longer required to declare vaccination status

From 12.01am 6 July 2022 international arrivals will be able to travel to and from Australia without… More details

Goodbye JobActive Hello Workforce Australia

Today, 4 July 2022, JobActive is being replaced with a new online service called Workforce Australia. … More details

Increase in minimum wage and what it means for visa holders

The Fair Work Commission has today ordered that the minimum wage will be lifted $1.05 an hour from… More details

Visa Update Changes

Hello to everyone from the team at Visa Executive.  Winter is now upon us in Australia and we watch… More details

Australia and UK Sign Historic Free Trade Agreement​​​​

Visa Executive are proud members of the Australian=-British Chamber of Commerce and with… More details

Pathway to Permanent Residence

From 1 July 2022, 482 Visa Holders in the Short Term Skill Shortage Stream may be able to transition… More details

Update on Australia border opening

Processing backlog With the opening of Australia’s borders on 21 February, the Government… More details

Full reopening of Australian borders

The Prime Minister has announced today that Australia's borders will be fully reopened on 21 February… More details

Working Holiday Maker updates

6 month work limitation relaxed The Treasurer and the Minister announced have announced… More details

Temporary relaxation of working hours for student visa holders

As of today, 20 January 2022 there is a temporary relaxation of student visa work limits to all… More details

Merry Christmas and Thank You

Let’s finish off a bloody awful year with some good news and this is it…………… Australia is… More details

The TEMI Spotlight Series

Presented by Quest Apartment Hotels Insights and tips from some of the global talent mobility… More details

Border reopening for eligible visa holders

This is a good news story……an announcement was made today that Australian borders will reopen on… More details

Quarantined arrivals to Australia

It’s a good news day as since the Prime Minister, the Hon Scott Morrison MP, announced Australia’s… More details

Easing of Australia’s borders

The Australian Government is finalising plans to safely reopen Australia’s international border next… More details

August Australia Travel Ban Update

While Europe is in the midst of their Summer holidays, we in Australia are in full Winter hibernation… More details

Update to the Priority Migration Skilled Migration List

The Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs Alex Hawke… More details

Australia - Travel Ban June Update

Winter is upon us in Australia and so with the coming of another season we thought it useful to provide… More details

Relaxation of Student visa work restriction

What a great way to start the week for the Australian beleaguered tourism and hospitality sector.… More details

Arrivals to Australia from India

As of todays date, 3 May 2021, the Australian Government has advised that a person must not enter… More details

Visa Executive is changing for the better!

Well if covid-19 didn’t throw enough spanners in the works, the VE team had an extra challenge to… More details

Australian COVID Vaccination Policy

We are being asked if expats in Australia are able to get vaccinated when Australia starts… More details

Australia - Travel Ban update

Our last update on Australia’s travel ban was produced on 8 July and oh how long ago that seems. … More details

Australia - Permanent residence applications and labour market testing (LMT) update

September 2020 - the Australian Government has recently released new guidelines for case officers… More details

Australia – Labour Market testing changes

Goodness what a week of changes we are having in the Australian immigration space.  A new day comes… More details

Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List (PMSOL) announced for 482 visas

2 September 2020 - Acting Minister for Immigration Alan Tudge has announced a new Priority Migration… More details

Australia – Extension of visas for Hong Kong Passport Holders

August 2020 – as recently announced by the Australian Government, the Department of Home Affairs… More details

Closure of BUPA Medical Centres in Victoria

We have just been advised of the following information which comes from BUPA Medical services in… More details

Student visa arrangements for those impacted by COVID

The Morrison Government is making a number of changes to student visa arrangements to ensure Australia… More details

Australia - Quarantine requirements

July 2020 - Australia has strict quarantine rules for local travellers as well as international arrivals.… More details

Fair Work High Income Threshold 2020

1 July 2020 - The Fair Work Commission has released its annual increase to the high income threshold.… More details

Australia – update on travel ban

8 July 2020 – Australia has seen a tightening of travel restrictions in the last 2 days so we thought… More details

New Financial Year Updates

Status of all state nomination authorities at the start of new Financial Year. The General… More details

JobKeeper and JobSeeker Allowances

Job Temporary visa holders are not generally eligible for either JobSeeker or JobKeeper allowances… More details

Red Cross announcement - Assistance to Temporary Visa Holders

The Red Cross has announced on its website that it will be receiving funding from the Australian… More details

Australia – COVID – 19 Visa Holder Information Sheet

Q:- I am working in Australia and my visa is due to expire shortly and I cannot/don’t wish… More details

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