• Queensland International Student Crisis Assistance Available Now In recognizing that international students are facing financial hardship due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Queensland government has more than tripled its support for students to $15 million. If you are a Queensland student over the age of 18, study at one of the following institutions, and are […]

  • Victoria Closes Skilled Nominated Visa (190 and 491) Applications for 2019-2020 Victoria has announced that nominations for subclass visas 190 and 491 have been filled for program year 2019-2020. Applications received prior to today (28 May 2020) will continue to be assessed with applicants being advised of the outcome in due course. Priority will be […]

  • As coronavirus continues to dominate global headlines, it’s unclear what the future holds. We’ve seen each country implement their own health and economic measures to lessen the impact of the virus, resulting in travel restrictions and business closures. You may have experienced these changes and cancellations first-hand, but what you might not have considered is […]

  • In absolutely fantastic news for people wishing to live, work, travel and study in Australia – Prime Minister Scott Morrison said this week that any cuts to Migration would not only hurt the economy but also put pressure on different communities around Australia. After the CV-19 pandemic the PM would like to see migration levels […]

  • Pictured; Bailey Eder (Campus Manager, Holmes Institute, Gold Coast Campus & Adam Cobb (Head of Marketing, This is Australia) Currently, studying for two years in Australia is an important condition for being able to consider applying for temporary residency which can then possibly lead to further opportunities for both career and extending your stay in […]

  • International students today received welcome news of a Coronavirus relief package from the Victorian Government.  Students who can demonstrate they have been impacted by the pandemic can apply for up to $1,100.  International students from Victoria’s tertiary education providers including universities, TAFEs, private Vocational Education and Training providers and English language colleges are eligible to […]

  • In great news for Temporary Visa holders in Tasmania, the Premier announced this morning a $3Million, 4-step relief package for Temporary Visa holders and affected businesses: Immediate extension the eligibility for Pandemic Isolation Assistance Grants ($250 for individuals; up to $1,000 for families); Additional funding to NGOs involved in emergency relief and assistance; Travel advice […]

  • The Australian Red Cross is working with Federal and State governments to provide assistance to people in need during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. One of the many government measures announced is funding to the Australian Red Cross for emergency relief funds to people on temporary visas who cannot afford basics such as food, medicine and […]

  • New COVID-19 Pandemic event visa Subclass 408 (Temporary Activity) On 11 March 2020, the World Health Organization declared the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak a pandemic. On the 5 April 2020, the Australian government announced a new stream to the Subclass 408 (Temporary Activity) Australian Government Endorsed Event Visa (COVID-19 Pandemic Event Stream) (Subclass 408). Overview The […]

  • Bridging Visa Holders

    Bridging Visa Holders: s48 bar – unable to lodge due to entry ban Source: If an applicant is currently on a bridging visa and has been invited to lodge documents with BSMQ for a subclass 491 visa, they must notify Business and Skilled Migration Queensland of any past visa refusals or cancellations. If an […]

  • covid-19

    Firstly, we hope everyone is keeping safe and staying healthy. We want to assure you that it is still business as usual at This Is Australia. Due to the current developments in Australia with regards to COVID-19, we ask if you are sick with flu like symptoms that you strongly consider staying at home to […]

  • NSW Nomination For Skilled Work Regional Visa

    Sources: As of mid January 2020, the NSW State Government will be taking charge of processing the applications for the new regional sponsored 491 visa. While at the same time, the Regional Development Authorities (RDA) will look after the remainder applications for the 489 visa. New management of the 491 visa plans to deliver […]