5 Tips For Students Planning to Study in Australia

If you come to study in Australia you will have more options than just to study. Australia’s taxation system allows for you to do a lot more. The system is not that complicated and you might want to think about the other activities that you can do to earn money. It is also a good idea to take full advantage of your stay and partake in activities you normally could not.

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  • Working. Student visas will allow you to work for 20 hours a week. Some students can actually earn a decent income if they have the unique skills that are required in a particular field. This will help you to stay on in Australia at a later date. Employers will have to sponsor your visa in Australia for you to work full-time, and this situation is not as difficult as you may think. There are many ways for an employer to prove they need you in particular, if they want to. They must advertise the position to the general public, but your particular language set is an easy way for them to demonstrate you are the candidate they need. Fostering a good relationship with a company, so they will do what it takes for you to get a full-time visa, is a very good way to plan for your future and earn a good income. Continue reading “5 Tips For Students Planning to Study in Australia”

Some of Australia’s Top Places To Live In 2011

If you are thinking of moving, which many of us do in Australia, moving to another state or region can be a very exciting prospect. Choosing somewhere completely new to live can mean amazing lifestyle changes for the better. Do some research because sometimes a place turns out to be quite different from you think. When checking for home insurance you can get help with finding out more statistics from your insurer about the area you are thinking about. Here is a list of some of the best areas to live in Australia and why…

North Terrace in Adelaide
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North Adelaide. SA. If you like to live in a very quite neighbourhood, and also be very close to the city, this is an excellent place to choose. The local area has a range of great pubs and coffee shops. For those looking for a metropolitan lifestyle without all the noise, North Adelaide is one of the quietest around. Close to the Zoo and surrounded by park lands, it is a truly wonderful place to live only minutes walk to the University of Adelaide and many of the Arts and culture of the city. Continue reading “Some of Australia’s Top Places To Live In 2011”

Australian Pubs, Food and Etiquette

Pubs are a popular place for social gatherings in Australia. From summer to winter, university students, co-workers, and people from all backgrounds gather to mingle in pubs. While pubs have their origins in ancient Rome, Australians have taken this British institution and created their own version. There is no formal difference between a bar and a pub, but generally pubs are bigger and more casual than bars. Colourful and interesting pubs can be found throughout Australia, and many people will have their favourite local watering holes. Perhaps pubs are so popular in Australia as they provide a relaxed and social atmosphere for drinking.

Pub at night
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Pub food tends to be rich and hearty, and pub menus have a range of traditional and modern café items. There are many pubs that serve top cuisine, functioning as restaurants, and others that serve modern, café-style food. Some common and very popular traditional pub menu items are: Continue reading “Australian Pubs, Food and Etiquette”

Perth Flying and City Guide

Australia’s capital city Perth is the largest city of the Western State of Australia and is home to around 1.5 million people. It was originally founded as the political centre for the Swan River free settler colony in 1829 by Captain James Stirling.

Swan river - Perth
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Perth Airport lies a little outside the main city of Perth. Nine miles to the north east in fact. It is the 4th busiest of Australia’s airports, and provides both domestic and international flights. Because Perth is a popular place to travel to, there are over 50 different airlines that fly here meaning that for people who are searching for deals, there are often some excellent deals to be found. One of the best ways to do this is via online flight finders such as netflights.com Travel between the airport and the city is easy with plenty of choice in airport shuttle busses, taxi services and hire cars, and the journey only takes about 30 minutes.
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3 Exciting Markets to Visit in Sydney

Whilst tourist attractions are bound in the City of Sydney, many tourists enjoy the opportunity to get more involved with the locals, and what better way to do this than by visiting a market? It is easy to jump on a train or bus, usually located close to your accommodation, to get to any of the markets will be talking about, but if you have a rental car, Sydney has some great markets for you to visit within easy driving distance of the CBD.

Paddy's Market, Sydney
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Markets come alive, particularly at weekends, and will give you a unique opportunity to not only mingle with the locals and enjoy the camaraderie and repartee it can bring, it also picked up a few bargains along the way.
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