On this page we have grouped links to information of particular interest to
people planning to move to Australia.
Immigration Requirements, Entry Visas etc
- Australian Immigration from the
Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs' (DIMA)
- Visas and Immigration
- Workers for
professionals and other skilled workers seeking work or business in
People moving permanently to Australia or returning from overseas
- Visitors Tourists, working holiday makers, people visiting family or
friends, or visiting for business or an event
People studying or seeking study, training, or skills development
in Australia. Education agents and providers
Employers who sponsor skilled people to work in Australia
Online and printable applications, information forms and booklets
Information for people seeking assistance under the refugee and
- Australian Customs Service
- Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service
protects Australia's unique environment against exotic pests and diseases.
They inspect incoming luggage, cargo, mail, animals and plants and their
products. This is where you'll find information on taking your cat, dog or other animals into or out of Australia
- Australian Passports for
Australian citizens renewing their passport in Australia or from overseas.
Medicare Information Kit for new arrivals
translated into 19 languages. This website contains important
information about Medicare, the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme, Australian
Childhood Immunisation Register, Australian Organ Donor Register and Family
Assistance Office. Find out about your entitlements to Medicare, how to get a
Medicare card, how to enrol your children on the Immunisation Register, how to
become an organ donor etc.
Cost of Living
- Live in Victoria: Live in Victoria is a non profit government website developed to help people migrating to Australia with work and living
- BCL Jobs & Employment.
Useful job sites and classified listings of positions vacant around
Australia, including Accounting, Engineering, Sales, Tourism and lots more.
You can search by location, industry, type of job and salary required.
(National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition)
- The Universal Currency Converter will tell you how Australian dollars compare to your own currency.
Joining groups and clubs is a good way to meet people and make new friends in
your new home. Each BCL city site has a clubs section with everything from
sports clubs and car clubs to art groups, drama and choral groups.
Moving to a new city or country can be difficult without support. These contacts may be of use to you. Advice offered on
forums may not be reliable. Please seek professional advice when needed.