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Brisbane

Population

4.7m

Unique landscapes, progressive career and business opportunities, and a fantastic outdoor lifestyle combine to make Queensland a great place to work and live for interstate and international migrants.

Queensland - known as Australia’s sunshine state - is Australia’s second-largest state, with a spectacular coastline stretching almost 7000 kilometres. Located on the east coast of Australia, Queensland is one of the country’s most attractive places to live and work, with a lifestyle that ranks among the best in the world.

More than half of the state’s population live outside of the capital city, Brisbane. Excellent infrastructure, health care and education facilities are available across Queensland, and wherever you choose to settle, you’ll enjoy the year-round great weather and an enviable outdoor lifestyle. As a large number of Queenslanders are born overseas, the state’s multicultural communities celebrate their diversity in a safe and welcoming environment.

Opportunity:
Queensland has an abundance of natural resources, sophisticated infrastructure, a highly-skilled workforce, and innovative industry, research and development sectors. The opportunities for career progression are as diverse as the many lifestyle benefits Queensland offers. There are openings in a wide range of professions from engineers to farmers, tradespeople to midwives, hairdressers and diving instructors. Investors and business people also benefit from a stable economy and political system, competitive tax environment and the state’s close proximity to Asia-Pacific markets.

Migration:
The Queensland Government values the contribution that business and skilled migrants make to the economy. The website www.migration.qld.gov.au provides information to migrants on living and working in Queensland, as well as State Nominated Visa requirements and options. Business and Skilled Migration Queensland can provide state nomination under certain visa classes for eligible migrants including:

  • skilled migrants who have work experience and a skill in demand
  • business migrants who are experienced business owners and investors
  • retiree migrants who are financially self-sufficient, have significant assets, and are willing to invest.

Contact: cindy.callander@tiq.qld.gov.au
Visit: www.migration.qld.gov.au

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Capital City

Adelaide

Population

1.3m

Thought you knew everything you needed to know about Australia? Think again. Think Adelaide! Think expansive and affordable homes, close knit communities and families achieving a work/life balance. Think 300 days of sunshine and more than 400 festivals and sporting events a year. Think economic prosperity and projects valuing more than 60 billion and underpinned by a robust, resilient and knowledge-based economy. Think unique employment and investment opportunities.

Lifestyle:
Adelaide is home to more than one million people from over 200 different ethnic communities, living in harmony and sharing the best of their cultural heritage. European migrants transition with ease into what Adelaideans call “the good life”. The city and its outer reaches are easy and safe to explore. No attraction is too far in Adelaide’s gridded city layout, earning it the nickname “20 minute city”. World renowned wine regions of The Barossa, McLaren Vale and Clare Valley are all within day trip distance, making for the ideal weekend. It’s easy to see why Adelaide continues to rank highly as an affordable and liveable city, ranking 5th in The Economist’s World’s Most Liveable Cities index in 2014.

Opportunity:
With 22 years of uninterrupted growth, the South Australian economy supports growing industries such as engineering, advanced manufacturing, mining, business services, tourism and of course its award winning wine industry. Global investors are becoming aware of the advantages the state can offer in market opportunities, access to the rest of the country as well as to Asia, a developing supply chain, readily available workforce, globally recognised universities and perhaps most important of all a government which is smart, flexible, available and hungry to attract investment.

Affordability:
Adelaide is widely regarded as the cost-competitive capital of Australia. Adelaide has significantly lower operating costs than some of the ‘hotspots’ in other parts of the country, which is why Adelaide has been voted the most affordable city in Australia for the third year in a row.

Migration:
Across South Australia, opportunities exist for skilled people to contribute in a variety of sectors. If you are a skilled migrant – professional or trade worker – and you are interested in living and working in South Australia, we may be able to help.

The Government of South Australia, through its key agency Immigration South Australia, coordinates and drives the State’s international migration programs. The government values the contribution that business people make to our economy through increased exports, investment and job creation. Skilled people are warmly welcomed to meet the state’s skills needs.

Immigration SA supports successful and innovative business owners and investors to immigrate to South Australia on a permanent basis for business or investment activity that is mutually beneficial to the migrant and the state.

This support is provided via nominations for applicants who meet state nomination criteria and assisting their settlement in South Australia.

For unique employment and investment opportunities, affordability, work/life balance and 300 days of sunshine, open the door to the 5th Most Liveable City in the World. Open the door to Adelaide, South Australia.

Contact: Melissa Hay
Visit: southaustraliagov.co.uk

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Capital City

Melbourne

Population

5.8m

Victoria has a long history of welcoming professionals and tradespeople as skilled migrants. Melbourne, the capital of Victoria, has been voted as the world’s most liveable city for the fourth year in a row by the Economist Intelligence Unit with perfect scores in the areas of healthcare, education and infrastructure, making it an ideal place for people to call home. Skill shortages in many industries and sectors in Victoria allow skilled migrants to take advantage of a range of employment opportunities.

A cosmopolitan, globalised city of 4.25 million people, Melbourne has a vibrant multicultural community, outstanding arts, food and wine, Australia’s best shopping, and diverse sporting and leisure opportunities. The city has temperate climate with four distinct seasons. Although Melbourne can get quite warm in the summer, coastal breezes and a cool change are never far away. It’s an ideal climate for a wide variety of open-air sports and leisure activities.

In 2010, Melbourne was named the world's Ultimate Sports City for the third consecutive time, and was ranked second behind London, home of the Summer Olympics, in 2012. Melbourne is also Australia’s garden city, with nature never far away. You’ll invariably find a beautifully-tended park or sports ground a short walk from your home or workplace. Victoria’s unique and varied regional destinations include sweeping coastlines, pristine beaches, national parks, and lakes and mountains. Skiing, fishing, surfing, rock climbing, hiking and wineries are accessible as day trips. Melbourne has five wine districts within an hour’s drive. Victoria is Australia’s second largest state economy and continually demonstrates outstanding success. Accounting for only 3% of Australia’s land mass, it is responsible for 22% of Australia’s economic activity and has achieved average economic growth at 2.9% over the past decade, which is significantly higher than the OECD average. Victoria is one of the strongest and most resilient economies in the world. It is the only Australian state to have the highest possible credit rating of AAA from both Standard and Poor’s and Moody’s, which it has maintained for the past decade.

For business and investor migrants, Victoria offers exciting lifestyle and diverse commercial opportunities. Victoria’s broad economy and advanced infrastructure provide businesses with significant advantages. Businesses in Victoria operate within a transparent regulatory system complimented by a stable political and economic environment. It is quick and simple process to establish a business in Victoria. Our open, stable and growing economy will make planning for your business easier.

Contact: Zane Rebronja e: zane.rebronja@dsdbi.vic.gov.au
Visit: www.LiveInVictoria.vic.gov.au

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Capital City

Perth

Population

2.6m

Western Australia is the biggest state on the world's biggest island (you know Australia is technically an island right?). WA, as the locals call it, covers a vast area, incorporating spectacular and rugged tropical regions in the north, arid red inland deserts and cooler climate green forests and farmlands in the south, all fringed by endless white sand beaches. 

The state is an economic powerhouse. The state produces almost half of all Australia's exports with only 10 percent of the population and is one of the world's main centres for mining and oil and gas production.

Perth, the state capital, is a thriving modern city of over 2 million people. The city experiences more sunshine than any other Australian capital and 'Sandgropers', as West Australians are affectionately known, certainly make the most of it, spending their free time at the local beach, playing sport or just enjoying the outdoors. Homeowners in Perth, for instance, have the highest rate of pool ownership in the country, reflecting the relaxed lifestyle and year-round great weather. It's no wonder Perth consistently ranks as one of the world’s ten most liveable cities by The Economist Intelligence Unit.  

Significant growth in the economy and investment in the state's infrastructure, including new hospitals, urban redevelopment, housing and transport have created opportunities for migrants from across the world and the state has been Australia's fastest growing region for the last decade. While the mining investment 'boom' may now have passed, economic growth and low unemployment continue. Opportunities exist for prospective migrants with skills in demand. Click HERE for more info on skilled migration.

Perth is also a renowned centre for education, with increasing numbers of international students choosing to kick-start their careers by studying in the city. In addition to world class universities, one of the city's strengths is the provision of vocational training at one of the government-run TAFE (Technical and Further Education) institutes. TAFE institutes train students in a diverse range of areas with a focus on ensuring graduates leave with the skills needed to gain employment and succeed in their chosen careers. TAFE courses are especially popular with working holiday makers who choose to study in Australia as a longer term and affordable option after their working holiday visas have ended. Click HERE for more info on study options.

If you see a brighter future for yourself or your family, Western Australia is waiting for you.

Contact: jarrod@wago.co.uk
Visit: www.wago.co.uk