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Making the most of winter in Australia

June 27th, 2014 / Visiting Austrailia

When most of us in the UK are going on our summer holidays Australia is in the middle of winter, situated as it is on the opposite side of the equator. This makes it a fantastic spot for those who would prefer a more active holiday – the winter sports are one of the country’s biggest and best secrets, not to be missed if you’re looking for a more interesting holiday destination this year! Here are three of our favourites, to give you an idea of what you could be getting up to this summer. Read the rest of this entry »

Visiting Lizard Island

June 19th, 2014 / Visiting Austrailia

Lizard Island is a stunning island paradise just off the north-east coast of Australia, promising soft sands, lush countryside,a diverse wildlife and water so clear you can see to the bottom – and it’s practically unspoiled by modern tourist fare, making it ideal for those looking for a little peace and tranquility. Whether you’re taking a day trip from the mainland or seeking a little luxury in the Great Barrier Reef, this is a fantastic destination. Read the rest of this entry »

Visiting Kangaroo Island

June 10th, 2014 / Visiting Austrailia

Kangaroo Island is a must-see destination for anybody looking to get up close and personal with one of Australia’s most iconic national animals. Situated just off the coast of Adelaide, this lush green space is famous for its towering cliffs, fertile soils, soft sandy beaches and of course, the multitude of kangaroos living across the island. Read the rest of this entry »

The Great Alpine Road Itinerary

June 3rd, 2014 / Visiting Austrailia

Victoria’s Great Alpine Road runs from Wangaratta to Metung, taking about five hours and offering a wealth of places to stop and beautiful views throughout the journey. Along the way you’ll pass the stunning Gippsland Lakes, drive up into the mountain ranges and right down into the valleys below for a truly beautiful look at the many diverse landscapes of this corner of Australia. Read the rest of this entry »

Vivid Sydney – a festival through May and June

May 28th, 2014 / Visiting Austrailia

If you’re visiting Australia during the end of May, you may be interested in the Vivid Sydney festival which takes place until 9 June 2014. It’s a festival of light and music, which sees the city transformed by colourful displays and performances.

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Prince William and Kate’s visit Down Under set to boost tourism

May 21st, 2014 / Australia News

It’s been reported that the recent trip to Australia and New Zealand by Prince William and Kate will attract tens of millions of dollars with a boost of visitors to the country.

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Exploring Aboriginal Australia

May 14th, 2014 / Visiting Austrailia

if you’re visiting Australia, one of the things you simply must enjoy and appreciate is the country’s Aboriginal heritage. Many of the main attractions and sights Down Under have Aboriginal roots, and if you’re a history buff you must add seeing some of the culture’s relics and landmarks to your list of things to do.
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El Questro Wilderness Park opens for the season

May 7th, 2014 / Australia News

The privately owned wilderness park El Questro has reopened for the 2014 season, offering visitors a whole host of new experiences.

Based in Kimberly, West Australia, the park spans over one million acres and was once a cattle station. It now is home to an array of natural and man made wonders, and has three resorts on site which offer everything from camping up to luxury hotel rooms and suites.
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Things to do in Canberra

April 30th, 2014 / Visiting Austrailia

Canberra is often overshadowed by its bigger neighbours Melbourne and Sydney, however it’s a city that shouldn’t be overlooked on your visit to Australia as it has many of its own unique sights and attractions to see.
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Running tours down under

April 23rd, 2014 / Visiting Austrailia

A running tour is the ideal way to see Australia in a way that you may not have ever thought of before. If you’re an avid runner and want to combine your passion with your holiday, then a running tour can be the ideal way to do this.
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A guide to touring the Outback

April 16th, 2014 / Visiting Austrailia

The Outback of Australia is the most thrilling, desolate and wild place in Australia. It’s home to an array of breathtaking natural wonders, roaming wildlife, and miles and miles of serene desert.
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A guide to The Vision Splendid Outback Film Festival

April 9th, 2014 / Australia News

This year, from 27 June to 6 July, the Vision Splendid film festival will take place in the remote small town of Winton in Queensland.
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The lure of Australia’s Big Things

March 26th, 2014 / Australia News, Visiting Austrailia

Australia’s Big Things are one of the more unusual tourist oddities that you can expect to see on your travels Down Under. They are a set of more than 150 novelty architecture sculptures which are dotted all over the country, in every state, originally designed as a tourist trap between destinations.

However, many of the Big Things form part of a vital trip for tourists in Australia, so here are a few of the well known, and not so well known Big Things to visit on your holiday. Read the rest of this entry »

2015 ICC Cricket World Cup just one year away

March 19th, 2014 / Australia News, Visiting Austrailia

If you’re mad on cricket then now is the time to start making preparations to go Down Under to see the ICC Cricket World Cup. It takes place in New Zealand and Australia over the course of a month and a half from 14 February 2015, finishing with the dramatic final in Sydney on 29 March 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Celebrating 30 years of throwing another shrimp on the barbie

March 14th, 2014 / Australia News, Visiting Austrailia

It’s one of those things that easily comes to mind when thinking of Australia: shrimps on the barbie, and it was a term that was put widely into use back in 1984 when Paul Hogan of Crocodile Dundee fame urged US tourists to put Kakadu at the top of their list of places to go on holiday. Read the rest of this entry »

Bleach Festival Round Up

March 14th, 2014 / General, Visiting Austrailia

The Bleach Festival is an arts, music and beach culture festival which takes place on the Gold Coast each year. This year it happens from 7 – 23 March, and moves down the coast, starting at the surfing world tour Quiksilver and Roxy Pro, moving to Currumbin, before ending in East Street, Tugun in a flurry of barbecues, activities and music.

Musicians playing at the event include Ash Grunwalk, Violent Soho, Elizabeth Rose and Jeremy Marou. As part of the festival a unique outdoor opera will also take place at Greenmount Beach, Coolangatta, where a performance of Mozart’s Magic Flute will be performed underneath the stars and to the sound of the rolling waves of the sea. Read the rest of this entry »

Top 10 Things to do in Perth

February 25th, 2014 / General, Visiting Austrailia

1. Perth Zoo

A great family day out, Perth Zoo has been open to the public for over 100 years, and has over 1,200 animals including reptiles, primates, tortoises, giraffes, big cats and more. Read the rest of this entry »

Australian mentorship scheme offers UK under 24s a chance to work abroad

February 20th, 2014 / Australia News, General

The opportunity of lifetime awaits young UK residents as the launch of the Mentor Me scheme gives eight lucky winners the chance to work and live in Australia for a month.

STA Travel and the Government of South Australia have teamed up to offer the placements which will take place at eight prestigious companies. The scheme is also backed by Karren Brady CBE of The Apprentice fame.  Read the rest of this entry »

Best Places to Eat in Perth

February 19th, 2014 / Australia News, Visiting Austrailia

As western Australia’s capital, Perth offers up a huge array of activities and things to do, especially fascinating cultural exhibits. After a long day sightseeing you’ll want to round the day off with a fab meal, or even before you get started you’ll want to fill up on the best that Perth has to offer. Here’s our suggestions for where to get your breakfast, lunch and dinner. Read the rest of this entry »

Best Places to Drink in Perth

February 12th, 2014 / Australia News, Visiting Austrailia

Situated on the oft-forgotten about west coast of Australia, Perth is becoming more popular because of its exciting cultural scene and diverse population. As such a number of exciting bars and pubs have opened up in the city, and now there are hundreds of unique little drinking establishments dotted through the city’s winding lanes.

Whether you want a refreshing cocktail, a small-batch beer or some tasty local wine, Perth has the right thing for you. Read the rest of this entry »

Best Beaches in Perth

February 5th, 2014 / Australia News, Visiting Austrailia

Australia boasts some of the best beaches in the world and Perth is no exception. Looking out onto the waters of the Indian Ocean, you can find a beach to sit back and relax on, or to spend the day surfing on – there really is endless opportunities here. Read the rest of this entry »

What to pack for a working holiday

January 29th, 2014 / Visiting Austrailia

If you’re considering heading to Australia for a working holiday, then don’t delay in planning everything you need! Once you get your working visa approved, you can start planning everything that you will need to take with you, including a few of these essentials.  Read the rest of this entry »

Hottest year on record for Australia in 2013

January 22nd, 2014 / Australia News, General

Officials from the Bureau of Meteorology have said that 2013 was the hottest year on record in Australia with temperatures up 1.2C on average.

It’s the hottest since 1910, when records began, and 2013 saw a record warm winter which produced the most devastating fires since 1968 in Sydney. Other significant events which affected the climate included the arrival of an early spring and a number of devastating tropical cyclones.  Read the rest of this entry »

Adelaide voted the best city to visit in 2014

January 15th, 2014 / Australia News, General

For once Melbourne and Sydney aren’t topping the charts! Adelaide has been voted as one of the top cities to visit in 2014 in a global poll conducted by Lonely Planet.

Adelaide was voted the 10th best city to visit in 2014 due to its quiet beaches, and emerging wine and arts scene. Paris, France topped the list, but there were some other unexpected contenders in the top 10 too, including Riga in Latvia and Trinidad in Cuba. Other cities included Cape Town in South Africa, Zurich in Switzerland, Shanghai in China, Vancouver in Canada, Chicago in the USA and Auckland in New Zealand. Read the rest of this entry »

8 Things to Do in Australia in 2014

January 8th, 2014 / General, Visiting Austrailia

1. Australia Day

Celebrating the anniversary of the day that Captain Arthur Phillip first claimed the land at Sydney Cove, Australia day is a national holiday, a lot like the USA’s Independence Day and crowds gather in major cities like Sydney to celebrate and party. Read the rest of this entry »

Tourism Australia highlights food and wine holidays

December 23rd, 2013 / Australia News, Visiting Austrailia

Tourism Australia is launching a new marketing campaign to begin next year, promoting its food and wine experiences. While many people familiar with travelling to Australia know how great its food and wine are, according to research by BDA Marketing, it found that only a quarter of people who had never been before associated it with good food and wine. Read the rest of this entry »

The world likes Queensland

December 16th, 2013 / Australia News, Visiting Austrailia

The Visit Queensland Facebook page has been liked by over a million people, gaining status as the world’s most popular tourism page.

The Visit Queensland page has gained more likes than other tourism pages including those for California, Switzerland, Hong Kong, Fiji and Singapore. Over a third of the million likes are from key visitors from the USA, New Zealand and the UK.  Read the rest of this entry »

Sydney set for a wet summer with the arrival of Wet ‘n’ Wild

December 13th, 2013 / Australia News, Visiting Austrailia

West Sydney is set to launch it’s newest water park – Wet ‘n’ Wild on December 12, ready for the summer season. With over 30 water slides, the park is set to offer something a little different from its Gold Coast counterpart with its own unique attractions and decorations. Read the rest of this entry »

Royal Brunei to offer flights to Melbourne on the Dreamliner

December 2nd, 2013 / Australia News, Visiting Austrailia

 Flying to Melbourne has just got easier, with the announcement from Royal Brunei that they will be offering flights from London to Melbourne on their new Dreamliner 787 plane. Read the rest of this entry »

A Foodie Holiday in Sydney

November 29th, 2013 / Visiting Austrailia

As Australia’s largest city Sydney is jam-packed full of chic restaurants, low-budget eateries and high class dining experiences. Some of the best food in the world is available here, and as such any budding foodie will enjoy indulging in the treats Sydney has to offer. Read the rest of this entry »

A Bite Sized Guide to Sydney

November 25th, 2013 / Visiting Austrailia

The Harbour City is Australia’s oldest, largest and most vibrant metropolis. Any visit to Down Under wouldn’t be complete without seeing the hidden marvels and landmarks that epitomise Aussie culture.

Nestled on a harbour that features two of the most iconic landmarks in the world: the Sydney Opera House and the Harbour Bridge, it offers up a mix of cosmopolitan restaurants, inspiring culture and some of the best bars surrounded by miles of coastline and rolling beaches. Read the rest of this entry »

Sydney to come alive in New Years Eve celebrations

November 18th, 2013 / Australia News, General

It may be a little early to think about ringing out the year already but if you want to do it on the other side of the world, in the most iconic city, then you might want to start planning right now!

Over 1.6 million visitors flock to the city each year to be one of the first people in the world to ring in the new year, with many people sticking around in January for the Sydney Festival and the culture it offers.  Read the rest of this entry »

Finalists for The TNT Golden Backpack Awards Announced

November 12th, 2013 / Australia News, General

The finalists for the prestigious Golden Backpack Awards have been announced ahead of the award ceremony on 8 November 2013.

The awards recognise the best that New Zealand and Australia have to offer backpackers in the way of hostels, tours and transportation. Read the rest of this entry »

Shopping in Melbourne

October 21st, 2013 / Visiting Austrailia

As a cosmopolitan city, Melbourne offers up one of the greatest shopping experiences Down Under. It’s the fashion capital of Australia and boasts plenty of shopping malls, boutique-lined streets and unique designs that can only be found here.

Shopping hours are typically from 9am until 5.30pm, with stores open seven days a week. Most shopping centres will stay open late on Thursdays, and there are also a range of 24-hour supermarkets too. Read the rest of this entry »

Brits flocking to Australia for the Ashes – A Guide to the Ashes cities

October 7th, 2013 / Visiting Austrailia

As the Ashes are due to start at the end of November, many Brits are making preparations to head Down Under to catch England play against long-time cricket rivals Australia.

This is the first time that the Ashes have been played twice in one year. Usually series are held approximately every two years, but this new one-of change in schedule will ensure that the Ashes will not fall before the Cricket World Cup, which will take the pressure off of the cricket teams’ schedules.

The five venues for the matches are The Gabba in Brisbane, Adelaide Oval, WACA Ground in Perth, Melboune Cricket Ground, and the Sydney Cricket Ground. Here are a few things that you can do in each of the cities if you’re planning on visiting to support England. Read the rest of this entry »

A Bite-Sized Guide to Melbourne

October 4th, 2013 / Visiting Austrailia

Sunny Melbourne is Australia’s second largest city and is Down Under’s cultural capital. Victorian-era architecture, sweeping skyscrapers and extensive museums, galleries and theatres pepper the city’s landscape.

It’s the home of that great Australian export, Neighbours and also hosts many of Australia’s major sporting events including the Australian Open and the Grand Prix. Surrounded by beautiful sights such as the Great Ocean Road and Phillip Island, you won’t be short of things to do in and out of the city. Read the rest of this entry »

Tasmanian Wine Holidays

September 30th, 2013 / Visiting Austrailia

A trip to Australia isn’t complete without visiting a few wineries along the way and sampling some of its characteristic plonk. Before you leave, make sure you visit Tasmania, Australia’s most southerly island which produces a huge bulk of Australia’s wine, and because of its cooler climate there are a plethora of wines to get your tongue round! Read the rest of this entry »

Tasmania Activity Holidays

September 26th, 2013 / Visiting Austrailia

Miles of untouched beauty, roaming wildlife, majestic mountain peaks and rolling rivers, Tasmania is a haven for those who want to be at one with nature.  With so much to do including diving, trekking, mountain biking and fishing, you’ll be spoilt for choice on a holiday to Tasmania. Read the rest of this entry »

Foodie Holidays in Tasmania

September 19th, 2013 / Visiting Austrailia

The majestic beauty of Tasmania offers up a whole selection of activities for any intrepid explorer to enjoy, and foodies will particularly love the unique cuisine on offer, in restaurants in beautiful locations and bustling cities. Read the rest of this entry »

A Bite-Sized Guide to Tasmania

September 11th, 2013 / Visiting Austrailia

Australia’s Island of Inspiration, Tasmania offers up unique experiences off the south coast of the continent. Characterised by unusual rock formations in the Tasman Peninsula, the majestic sweeping beauty of the Derwent River and its Tasmanian devils (yes, they exist!), Tasmania is the perfect place to go for serene beauty, natural landscapes and for something a little different to the beaches and outback Australia is famed for. Read the rest of this entry »

Melbourne Fringe Festival taking place next month

August 28th, 2013 / Visiting Austrailia

The independent arts festival, Melbourne Fringe takes place from the 18th September to the 6th October, offering a range of different forms including comedy, music, circus and dance.

The events will take place in a myriad of different venues across the cities from tiny bars to high-profile locations. Full details of the line-up is expected to be revealed on the 7th August, but highlights from last year included an opera based on the re-enactment of the British colonisation of Australia, a performance of Sylvia Plath’s work, and a party celebrating 30 years independent art in Melbourne. Read the rest of this entry »

Brisbane Festival set to blend a mix of the arts next month

August 21st, 2013 / Visiting Austrailia

From the 7th to the 28th September, Brisbane will come alive with a mix of music, theatre, dance, comedy, art and performance in its annual Brisbane Festival. Read the rest of this entry »

A Foodie’s Guide to a Holiday in Australia

August 5th, 2013 / Visiting Austrailia

If a holiday for you means trying out as much food as you possibly can while in foreign territory, then check out this mini-guide to taking a foodie holiday in Australia. Read the rest of this entry »

Seven people are awarded Australia’s “best jobs”

July 15th, 2013 / General

Tourism Australia has announced the winners of their competition to give people the “best jobs” in Australia. Read the rest of this entry »

Australian domestic airline Tiger Airways rebranded

July 8th, 2013 / Visiting Austrailia

Australian low-cost airline Tiger Airways has been rebranded Tigerair after Virgin Australia is set to take control of its operation. Read the rest of this entry »

What is a sports visa?

July 1st, 2013 / General

 You may be considering travelling to Australia and in weighing up the options you will have seen that there are many different types of visas to apply for. So what exactly is a sports visa and are you qualified to get one? Read the rest of this entry »

The best places for sports in Australia

June 24th, 2013 / General

If you’re sports-mad and want to visit Australia, you’ll be spoilt for choice as it’s a nation which loves getting physical. There are loads of sports to enjoy if you’re visiting and some cities are better than others when it comes to certain types of sport. If you’re a keen sportsperson and are interested in visiting Australia to compete in a sporting event, consider getting an Australian sports visa, which will let you enter the country to do just that. Read the rest of this entry »

What To Do on a Working Holiday in Australia

June 24th, 2013 / General

Going across the other side of the world for a 6 month working holiday is the perfect opportunity to get away from it all and experience life down under. Getting a working visa enables you to try your hand at a number of professions so it can be hard deciding what the best job for you is. Here are a few ideas to inspire you, if you’re considering a working holiday in Australia Read the rest of this entry »

First Stream of the Great Barrier Reef Broadcast Live

June 17th, 2013 / Australia News

To celebrate World Oceans Day, the Queensland tourist board and James Cook University organised a live 12 hour stream of a dive to the Great Barrier Reef in Australia.

Three divers led the stream in a popular dive spot near Lizard Island in Queensland, north Australia. Read the rest of this entry »

Three Reasons Why Taking A Working Holiday is Beneficial to You

June 13th, 2013 / General

Taking a working holiday in another country is a relatively simple thing to do and it enables you to go and experience life in another country without having to save up too much money at first. It also means you can try out a profession that you’ve never considered before, plus you have the freedom to travel wherever you like throughout the country. Here are a few more reasons why working holidays are a great idea: Read the rest of this entry »

Australia Named Best Place to Live and Work

June 6th, 2013 / Australia News

For the third year running Australia has been named the best place to live and work in the OECD Better Life Index.

This comes after the UK was only ranked number 10 in the index. Australia has a happiness score of 7.2 out of 10, with the average being 6.6, plus a life expectancy of 82 years- two years above the average.

Australia is one of the most popular destinations for ex-pats to go on a working holiday, and it’s easy to see why, with the statistics showing that Australia is really one of the most satisfied countries in the world. Read the rest of this entry »

Applying for university? Why not study in Australia?

May 15th, 2013 / General

Over 600,000 international students study in Australia every year. With teaching of internationally renowned quality combined with one of the world’s finest support systems, it’s no wonder so many people choose to study in Australia. Read the rest of this entry »

Love the Rugby? Join the Lions Tour in Australia!

May 3rd, 2013 / Visiting Austrailia

This year, the British & Irish Lions return to Australia for a series that has been 12 Years In The Making. They will play nine games, including three Tests and will be hungry to revenge the hurt of 2001. Read the rest of this entry »

Why choose Visas4oz for your Australian Visa?

May 2nd, 2013 / General

Applying for an Australian Visa for as little as £6.99 may seem too good to be true… fact is, it’s not! Read the rest of this entry »

150 Shortlisted for Australia’s ‘Best Jobs’

April 25th, 2013 / General

Tourism Australia’s ‘Best Job’s in the World’ competition – which offers six lucky people to win the six best jobs in the world, all of which offer an attractive salary package worth AUS$100,000 and a sixth month contract – is beginning to hot up, as 150 people from 35 countries have been shortlisted. Read the rest of this entry »

Entering Australia on the correct Visa

April 22nd, 2013 / General

Make sure you enter Australia on the correct visa; otherwise you could end up spending a lot more than you intended! Read the rest of this entry »

Australia working holidays: Ideal for graduates

April 16th, 2013 / General

Not sure what you’d like to do after university or college? An Australian working holiday could be the ideal chance for you to think about your career whilst enjoying a holiday down under! Read the rest of this entry »

Driving in Australia – it’s easy!

March 27th, 2013 / Visiting Austrailia

It’s easy to drive in Australia – it’s just the same as driving at home; Aussie’s drive on the left, road signs are familiar and recognisable and the language is English! Read the rest of this entry »

New job site for those planning a working holiday in Australia

March 25th, 2013 / General

Tourism Australia and Monster have joined forces to launch a new online jobs board, targeting youth around the world planning a working holiday in Australia. Read the rest of this entry »

WIN! Tickets to the Lions Tour 2013 in Melbourne, worth £45,000!

March 21st, 2013 / General

Sign up for the chance of winning tickets to the 2013 British & Irish Lions Tour in Melbourne, Australia. This is an exciting opportunity for you and 14 friends to travel with Lions Rugby Travel, the official travel company for The British and Irish Lions Tour in June 2013! Read on to find out more… Read the rest of this entry »

Best Jobs in the World competition receives quarter of a million applications

March 13th, 2013 / General

Since the launch of the Best Jobs in the World competition just one week ago, Tourism Australia has revealed that it has received over a quarter of a million job applications already. It’s safe to say that the ‘prize’ – that is, winning the Best Job in the World – is incredibly sought-after. If you’re aged between 18 and 30 then why not apply today for the job of a lifetime? Read the rest of this entry »

Apply for the Best Job in the World

March 7th, 2013 / General

Right now, there are six very special job positions available in various parts of Australia, all of which come with a six-month contract and an enticing package worth $100k. Known as the ‘Best Jobs in the World,’ you’d be silly not to apply for this amazing opportunity! Read the rest of this entry »

Looking for a change of scenery?

March 6th, 2013 / General

Are you yearning for a spontaneous break away from the usual 9-5 job? Then consider working in Australia… it’s far more achievable than it sounds! Read the rest of this entry »

Australian Grand Prix Melbourne, March 2013

February 20th, 2013 / Visiting Austrailia

If you’re not attending the Australian Grand Prix this year then you sure are missing out; with five FIA Formula One World Champions on the grid, the Grand Prix promises to be an electrifying start to the year. Read the rest of this entry »

What will you need for your trip to Australia?

February 18th, 2013 / General

If you’re planning a trip to Australia this year then you’ll need to jot down a list of everything you’ll need, including visa information, insurance, airport transfers and more. Fortunately for you, we’ve done all the hard work for you… Read the rest of this entry »

Studying in Australia, University information and more

February 6th, 2013 / General

Thanks to its reputation for academic excellence, Australia is inundated with interest from prospective overseas students looking for further education. In fact, more than 600,000 international students choose to study in Australia every year. Read the rest of this entry »

Have you ever thought about working in Australia?

February 4th, 2013 / General

In a recent survey by Working in Australia, 43% of Britons said that they would consider relocating in Australia. In fact, multiple studies have revealed that Australia is listed as a ‘Top 3’ destination for skilled workers, expats, students and migrants. But why, you may wonder? Read the rest of this entry »

Australia: the best country to live, work and play

January 22nd, 2013 / General

Australian financial duo David and Libby Koch explain why Australia is the envy of the world, financially and economically, and discuss why it really is the best country to live, work and play. Read the rest of this entry »

What kind of holiday are you searching for this year?

January 18th, 2013 / Visiting Austrailia

If you’ve already decided that you’d love to visit Australia, but not so sure about where exactly, our handy guide may help you narrow down your decision. Below, we’ve listed Australia’s top destinations to suit the needs of every traveller. Read the rest of this entry »

Choose Australia for your 2013 family holiday

January 16th, 2013 / General

Whether you’re planning a well-needed family holiday or a last-minute getaway with the kids, why not consider choosing Australia for your 2013 retreat? Covering a total area of 7.69 million square killometres, we’re sure you’ll find plenty to see and do down under – too much in fact! Read the rest of this entry »

Travelling to Melbourne? Here’s a cheap way to get around!

January 14th, 2013 / General

If you’re planning on taking a trip to Melbourne this year then why not learn a bit more about Melbourne Bike Share? A new form of public transport, Melbourne Bike Share is ideal for short trips across the city. All you need to do is purchase a subscription that suits you, take a bike when you need it and return it to one of the 50 bike stations across the city! Read the rest of this entry »

Working Holiday Visa Fee Increase

January 3rd, 2013 / General

From 1st January 2013, the Australian Government have increased visa fees by at least 20%. Read the rest of this entry »

Visas4oz Celebrates 15 Years of ETA Australian Tourist visas

January 3rd, 2013 / General

Happy birthday Visas4oz!  We are celebrating 15 years of issuing ETA tourist visas. Read the rest of this entry »

Virgin Australia & Tourism Australia double marketing spend

December 21st, 2012 / Visiting Austrailia

According to a report, Tourism Australia and Virgin Australia have made a commitment to double the amount they spend together on marketing activities to AUS$12 million over the next three financial years, in a bid to further support the growth of Australia’s inbound tourism market. Read the rest of this entry »

Latest Posting Dates to Australia

December 7th, 2012 / General

Are you posting to Australia but not sure if your mail will arrive before Christmas? Read the rest of this entry »

January 2013 Australia Events

December 6th, 2012 / Visiting Austrailia

Kick-start your New Year like never before and watch some of Australia’s most specular events during January 2013.

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New Years Eve in Melbourne

December 6th, 2012 / General

You can expect huge celebrations on New Years Eve pretty much everywhere in the world, however, we bet you haven’t had a New Years Eve quite so spectacular as one spent down under; expect beautiful summer weather, great open air shows, parties, fireworks and more. Read the rest of this entry »

What’s Christmas like in Australia?

November 29th, 2012 / General

If you’re spending your Christmas down under or planning a last-minute trip just in time for the New Year then you might wander how different the festive season may be in comparison to your usual white Christmas. Read the rest of this entry »

CONCERN AS WORKING HOLIDAY VISA FEES SET TO RISE

November 26th, 2012 / General

According to a report, “Australia’s tourism industry is fighting government plans to raise the cost of a working holiday visa by nearly 30 per cent.” Read the rest of this entry »

Working in Australia: Working Holiday Visa

November 21st, 2012 / General

Do you wish to explore Australia but worried about how you’ll fund your travels? If you’re aged between 18 and 30 then you should consider applying for an Australia Working Holiday Visa; this way, you can live and travel anywhere in Oz for a whole year and do any job you like! Read the rest of this entry »

Make life easier for yourself and purchase a visa that can be amended!

November 14th, 2012 / General

If you have applied for an Australia E Visa through the Australian government then it’s extremely important that you check your passport details before arrival at the airport.
This is because the E Visa, issued by the Australian Government, cannot be changed once it has been issued.

Therefore, if you haven’t checked your passport details before arriving to the airport and realise there is something you need to amend on your visa, you’ll need to re-apply for another visa. Not only will you have to pay an extra £35.00, you’ll also risk missing your flight, as the visa application process can take up to 48 hours.

However, if you apply for an ETA Visa through Visas4oz then you can amend your visa free of charge… even when you’re at the check-in desk! Visas4oz can also provide a fully copy of your Australian ETA Visa once it has been issued. Apply online for your Australia ETA Tourist Visa today. For just £6.99, you can have a full copy of your Visa and added peace of mind knowing that you can amend it anytime.

Top must-have travel apps for Australia

October 30th, 2012 / General

Taking your smartphone on holiday with you? Then check out these essential apps to help your Australian journey run even more smoothly. Besides, Australia is a big place and the power of your smartphone can help you to discover a whole lot more down under! Read the rest of this entry »

Australian visa fees set to rise

October 25th, 2012 / General

It may be worth applying for your Australian visa before the year is out, seeing as the Australian government has announced plans to increase some Australian visa application charges by 20 per cent. The new charges are set to roll out 1st January next year. Read the rest of this entry »

Australia wins top accolades in Conde Nast Traveler Awards

October 24th, 2012 / General

Australia has taken out top accolades in the Condé Nast Traveler ‘Best in the World!’ Readers’ Choice Awards. Australia claimed a perfect score for Qualia, which is on CNT’s 2008 Hot List of chic new hotels. We look at the top 5 cities in Australia and the Pacific, voted by readers! Read the rest of this entry »

What’s hot in Queensland?

October 24th, 2012 / General

Escape from the dreary wet weather of Britain and snap up some sunshine in glorious Queensland, Australia! Bursting with endless fun for all the family and plenty to see and do, Queensland has lots to offer its visitors including koala encounters and the chance to explore the Great Barrier Reef. Read the rest of this entry »

Emirates and Tourism Australia’s joint marketing campaign

October 10th, 2012 / Visiting Austrailia

Visas4oz, a provider of low-cost Australian visas, has noted that Tourism Australia and Emirates are joining forces and have signed a global marketing agreement in order to “further boost visitation from key markets in Europe and New Zealand.”

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Your health and safety in Australia

October 1st, 2012 / General

Despite Australia being an extremely safe holiday destination by international standards, thanks to its safe water and amazing medical facilities, it’s always good to play it safe and take necessary precautions! Visas4oz have listed a few hints and tips on how to prepare for your trip to Oz… Read the rest of this entry »

Qantas and Emirates Airlines join forces

September 11th, 2012 / General

“The world’s leading airline partnership” was formed last week between Emirates and Qantas, after Qantas CEO Alan Joyce and Emirates Airlines President Tim Clark announced they had signed a commercial agreement. The partnership will give customers a seamless international and Australian network in addition to world-class travel experiences. Read the rest of this entry »

What’s the difference between an ETA Tourist Visa and an E Visa?

August 23rd, 2012 / General

The Australian ETA Tourist Visa is an electronic visa, which provides you with the authority to enter Australia, allowing you to stay in Australia for up to three months within a 12-month period. Visas4oz are authorized to issue Australian visas and we charge just £6.99. Read the rest of this entry »

Working holiday visa for Australia: The benefits of applying with us

August 16th, 2012 / General

If you plan on staying in Australia for up to 12 months and would like to engage in incidental employment to supplement your stay then you’ll need a working holiday visa. This Australian visa is designed to provide people aged between 18 and 30 to holiday in Australia the chance to work. Although there are a few checks and conditions for eligibility for a working holiday visa, the application process is so simple! What’s more, there are multiple benefits if you apply for a working holiday visa for Australia through Visas4oz. Read the rest of this entry »

Top tips for travelling to Australia

August 7th, 2012 / General

Prepare for your trip down under with Visas4oz’s practical tips. After you’ve prepared and you’ve got all of your important documents together, you’re good to go!

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