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Bleach Festival Round Up

Friday, March 14th, 2014

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. (more…)

Top 10 Things to do in Perth

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

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. (more…)

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

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

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.  (more…)

Hottest year on record for Australia in 2013

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

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.  (more…)

Adelaide voted the best city to visit in 2014

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

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. (more…)

8 Things to Do in Australia in 2014

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

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. (more…)

Sydney to come alive in New Years Eve celebrations

Monday, November 18th, 2013

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.  (more…)

Finalists for The TNT Golden Backpack Awards Announced

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

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. (more…)

Seven people are awarded Australia’s “best jobs”

Monday, July 15th, 2013

Tourism Australia has announced the winners of their competition to give people the “best jobs” in Australia. (more…)

What is a sports visa?

Monday, July 1st, 2013

 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? (more…)

The best places for sports in Australia

Monday, June 24th, 2013

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. (more…)

What To Do on a Working Holiday in Australia

Monday, June 24th, 2013

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 (more…)

Three Reasons Why Taking A Working Holiday is Beneficial to You

Thursday, June 13th, 2013

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: (more…)

Applying for university? Why not study in Australia?

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

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. (more…)

Why choose Visas4oz for your Australian Visa?

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

Applying for an Australian Visa for as little as £6.99 may seem too good to be true… fact is, it’s not! (more…)

150 Shortlisted for Australia’s ‘Best Jobs’

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

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. (more…)

Entering Australia on the correct Visa

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

Make sure you enter Australia on the correct visa; otherwise you could end up spending a lot more than you intended! (more…)

Australia working holidays: Ideal for graduates

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

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! (more…)

New job site for those planning a working holiday in Australia

Monday, March 25th, 2013

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. (more…)

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

Thursday, March 21st, 2013

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… (more…)

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

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

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? (more…)

Apply for the Best Job in the World

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

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! (more…)

Looking for a change of scenery?

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

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! (more…)

What will you need for your trip to Australia?

Monday, February 18th, 2013

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… (more…)

Studying in Australia, University information and more

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

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. (more…)

Have you ever thought about working in Australia?

Monday, February 4th, 2013

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? (more…)

Australia: the best country to live, work and play

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

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. (more…)

Choose Australia for your 2013 family holiday

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

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! (more…)

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

Monday, January 14th, 2013

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! (more…)

Working Holiday Visa Fee Increase

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

From 1st January 2013, the Australian Government have increased visa fees by at least 20%. (more…)

Visas4oz Celebrates 15 Years of ETA Australian Tourist visas

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

Happy birthday Visas4oz!  We are celebrating 15 years of issuing ETA tourist visas. (more…)

Latest Posting Dates to Australia

Friday, December 7th, 2012

Are you posting to Australia but not sure if your mail will arrive before Christmas? (more…)

New Years Eve in Melbourne

Thursday, December 6th, 2012

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. (more…)

What’s Christmas like in Australia?

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

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. (more…)

CONCERN AS WORKING HOLIDAY VISA FEES SET TO RISE

Monday, November 26th, 2012

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.” (more…)

Working in Australia: Working Holiday Visa

Wednesday, November 21st, 2012

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! (more…)

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

Wednesday, November 14th, 2012

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

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

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! (more…)

Australian visa fees set to rise

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

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. (more…)

Australia wins top accolades in Conde Nast Traveler Awards

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

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! (more…)

What’s hot in Queensland?

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

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. (more…)

Your health and safety in Australia

Monday, October 1st, 2012

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… (more…)

Qantas and Emirates Airlines join forces

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

“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. (more…)

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

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

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. (more…)

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

Thursday, August 16th, 2012

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. (more…)

Top tips for travelling to Australia

Tuesday, August 7th, 2012

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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