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Backpackers to help with bushfire recovery

Backpackers will be able to help Australia rebuild after summer’s devastating bushfires under federal government changes to visa rules. The changes mean backpackers living and working in bushfire zones can stay with the same employer for a year instead of six months. Construction work in disaster zones will count as work under the new rules designed to support farmers and regional businesses. Paid and volunteer disaster recovery work in fire-hit areas will count towards the specified work needed to apply for a second or third year visa. Acting Immigration Minister Alan Tudge will confirm the changes on Monday in Victoria’s …read more

Updated travel advice about the coronavirus

Updated travel advice to protect Australians from the novel coronavirus Joint media release The Hon. Scott Morrison MP, Prime Minister Senator the Hon. Marise Payne, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Minister for Women The Hon. Peter Dutton MP, Minister for Home Affairs The Hon. Greg Hunt MP, Minister for Health 01 February 2020 The National Security Committee of Cabinet met again today to consider new and urgent information regarding the novel coronavirus situation. Based on updated health advice from the Commonwealth’s Chief Medical Officer and the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee and the increased risk posed by the spread of novel …read more

New sc. 491 and 494 visas

The new sc. 491 and 494 visas commenced on 16 November 2019. The Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 489) invited pathway has been closed to new applications on 16 November. The Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (Permanent) (Subclass 187)-Direct Entry stream has been closed to new applications on 16 November 2019. More information here: Subclass 494 Skilled Employer Sponsored (Regional) Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) subclass 491 visa

Gold Coast confirmed as regional

The Gold Coast will be included in the list of locations designated as regional on 16 November 2019. An extra 2,000 skilled regional visa places have also been announced, increasing the regional cap from 23,000 to 25,000.

Perth to increase in attractiveness for international students

Perth will be a more attractive destination for international students, with the Federal Government reinstating Perth’s status as a regional city, helping to create local jobs. In response to recent changes to visa and migration settings, the State Government requested for Perth to be re-classified as a ‘region’ for international students. This will come into effect on November 16. “As a regional city, Perth will be an option for international students who want to study here, as they will now be eligible for an additional year in Australia on a post-study work visa.” “That additional year of post-study work by …read more

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Victorian Institute of Technology

Coral Coast Migration Service is pleased to announce that they are now a Registered Education Agent for the Victorian Institute of Technology (VIT). The VIT offers a number of English and VET courses, as well as Bachelor and Masters programs. VIT have campuses in Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide.

Temporary Parent Visa sc. 870

PNG Education Roadshow, 19-20 July

Coral Coast Migration Service will be attending the 2019 PNG Education Roadshow representing Education Queensland International at the Hilton Hotel, Port Moresby on 19 and 20 July.

Current Australian Citizenship Processing Times

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