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Things to do first "After" arriving in Australia

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TotoyOZresidentTotoyOZresident Total Reaction Points: 141Member, Moderator
edited February 2014 in General Posts: 1,330
Things to do First

Below is a list of 7 important things that you should do as soon as possible after arriving in Australia.

1. Apply for a Tax File Number (TFN)

Do this first. To receive an income in Australia, you need a Tax File Number (TFN).

2. Register with Medicare

The Australian Government provides help with basic medical expenses through a scheme called Medicare.

3. Open a bank account

In Australia, most income including salary or wages and government benefits are paid directly into a bank account.

4. Register with Centrelink

Centrelink is a government agency which delivers a range of services to the community.

Check first your eligibility link: http://www.centrelink.gov.au/internet/internet.nsf/forms/claim_index.htm

5. Register for English Classes

Communicating in English is very important and the key to your successful settlement.

Eligibility:

You may be able to learn English with the AMEP if you hold a permanent visa, have little or no English, and:

are an adult (18 years or older)
are under 18 years of age and are not attending school. These clients may be eligible within their first 12 months of arrival to Australia)
Access to the AMEP is extended to some temporary visa holders as specified in the legislative instrument for 'English Courses for Holders of Certain Temporary Visas'.

You can study English with the AMEP for up to 510 hours or until you reach functional English, whichever comes first.

You should register for classes within six months of the date your visa commences and start classes within one year. You will have five years to complete classes. These timeframes may be extended in particular circumstances.


6. Enrol Your Children in School

Under Australian law, children must attend school until they are 15 years old.

7. Apply for a Driver's Licence

Information on gaining a driver's licence.


heres the link:

http://www.immi.gov.au/living-in-australia/settle-in-australia/to-do-first/
Quotes:
"Wise men learn from their mistakes, but wiser men learn from the mistakes of others."
'Success is when you finished what you have started."

If you’re looking for Church in Canberra ACT Australia and you want to fellowship with Christian Filipino Australian.
Come and join us in Jesus Is Lord Church Canberra service every Sunday at 10:30AM to 12:30PM
Where: 53 Georgina Crescent, Kaleen ACT 2617
(Back of Kaleen Shopping Centre)
For more information, please PM me or visit

http://jilcanberra.org.au

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  • JClemJClem MelbourneTotal Reaction Points: 6Member
    Posts: 528
    Thank you, @totoyozresident! Very informative. We'll take note of these. :) God bless!
    Nominated Occupation: Software Engineer (261313) - Husband is the primary applicant.

    10.21.2012 - Arrived in Melbourne. This is the day that the Lord has made. :)
    03.26.2012 - Visa granted. God is good, all the time! All the time, God is good! :)
    03.23.2012 - PCC submitted and medicals finalized
    03.02.2012 - Application being processed further / CO assigned
    06.26.2011 - Lodged Visa 175 application
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  • tootzkietootzkie SydneyTotal Reaction Points: 3Member
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    @totoyresident thanks for sharing
    Jamie
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  • heyits7me_magsheyits7me_mags Imus CityTotal Reaction Points: 10Member
    Posts: 599
    Anyone who would like to open an account with the ff. Australian banks before migrating to Oz here are the links.

    For Commonwealth bank-
    http://www.commbank.com.au/personal/international/moving-to-australia/default.aspx

    For Anz bank-
    http://www.movingtoaustralia.anz.com/english/australian-accounts.html
    05/17/11 - ACS favorable result released for my husband's skills assessment nominated job-261311 Analyst Programmer.
    12/10/11 - Hubby IELTS first take at BC result L & R-5.5, W & S-6.0 OBS=6.0 retake!!!
    12/30/11- Hubby registered at 9.0 Niners.
    03/15/14 - Hubby's comeback at 9.0 Niners preparing for IELTS test. Second attempt for Australian visa.
    05/12/14 - Complete uploading of ACS skills assessment required documents and payment made thru direct deposit.
    05/12/14 - ACS assessment application received.
    07/02/14 - ACS skills assessment result suitable ANZCO code 262113 Systems Administrator as recommended by CO for hubby's job description rather than ANZCO 261311 Analyst Programmer the first ACS ANZCO result suitable released in 2011. I conclude ACS reclassifies ICT Occupations.
    - Work exp. 12yrs. less 6yrs deduction by ACS.
    - Educ. Qualification assessed as AQF Associate Degree major in computing for a 4yr. course BS. Computer Science in a section 2 school.
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  • TotoyOZresidentTotoyOZresident Total Reaction Points: 141Member, Moderator
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    Anyone who would like to open an account with the ff. Australian banks before migrating to Oz here are the links.

    For Commonwealth bank-
    http://www.commbank.com.au/personal/international/moving-to-australia/default.aspx

    For Anz bank-
    http://www.movingtoaustralia.anz.com/english/australian-accounts.html
    i prefer anz and st george bank
    Quotes:
    "Wise men learn from their mistakes, but wiser men learn from the mistakes of others."
    'Success is when you finished what you have started."

    If you’re looking for Church in Canberra ACT Australia and you want to fellowship with Christian Filipino Australian.
    Come and join us in Jesus Is Lord Church Canberra service every Sunday at 10:30AM to 12:30PM
    Where: 53 Georgina Crescent, Kaleen ACT 2617
    (Back of Kaleen Shopping Centre)
    For more information, please PM me or visit

    http://jilcanberra.org.au

    "To God be the glory"
    pa3k_p
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  • heyits7me_magsheyits7me_mags Imus CityTotal Reaction Points: 10Member
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    @TotoyOZresident sir, any points why it seems commonwealth was'nt one of your preferred bank? and why St. George bank against Commonwealth, i have been hearing about Commonwealth was better in banking in Oz, was'nt its true?
    05/17/11 - ACS favorable result released for my husband's skills assessment nominated job-261311 Analyst Programmer.
    12/10/11 - Hubby IELTS first take at BC result L & R-5.5, W & S-6.0 OBS=6.0 retake!!!
    12/30/11- Hubby registered at 9.0 Niners.
    03/15/14 - Hubby's comeback at 9.0 Niners preparing for IELTS test. Second attempt for Australian visa.
    05/12/14 - Complete uploading of ACS skills assessment required documents and payment made thru direct deposit.
    05/12/14 - ACS assessment application received.
    07/02/14 - ACS skills assessment result suitable ANZCO code 262113 Systems Administrator as recommended by CO for hubby's job description rather than ANZCO 261311 Analyst Programmer the first ACS ANZCO result suitable released in 2011. I conclude ACS reclassifies ICT Occupations.
    - Work exp. 12yrs. less 6yrs deduction by ACS.
    - Educ. Qualification assessed as AQF Associate Degree major in computing for a 4yr. course BS. Computer Science in a section 2 school.
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  • Davidx23Davidx23 BrisbaneTotal Reaction Points: 18Member
    Posts: 209
    fyi lang:
    There's a lot of credit (even those debit visa) card fraud sa anz.
    A lot of system bugs/glitches sa nab kaya madalas nagkakaroon ng shutdown ang system nila. These big 4 banks (cba, westpac, nab, anz) are like central processing hubs, pag nag shut down ang isa, madadamay yung iba.
    st. george has already been acquired by westpac. pero they still continue to operate as a sub.
    Nung nagkaroon ng interest rate cuts, CBA was the first to respond to implement sa mga customers, then Westpac. anz were third and medyo nagmamatigas pa rin ang nab.
    Watch kayo ng news to see how many bad news ang na report sa nab.
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  • heyits7me_magsheyits7me_mags Imus CityTotal Reaction Points: 10Member
    Posts: 599
    fyi lang:
    There's a lot of credit (even those debit visa) card fraud sa anz.
    A lot of system bugs/glitches sa nab kaya madalas nagkakaroon ng shutdown ang system nila. These big 4 banks (cba, westpac, nab, anz) are like central processing hubs, pag nag shut down ang isa, madadamay yung iba.st. george has already been acquired by westpac. pero they still continue to operate as a sub.
    Nung nagkaroon ng interest rate cuts, CBA was the first to respond to implement sa mga customers, then Westpac. anz were third and medyo nagmamatigas pa rin ang nab.
    Watch kayo ng news to see how many bad news ang na report sa nab.
    Cguro personal choice na lang at kung saan may advantages ng marami ang pipiliin mostly ng customer, kung saan sila magba bangko, pero kung naunang mag respond ang CBA in favor of their customers mukhang mas ok sa kanila.

    05/17/11 - ACS favorable result released for my husband's skills assessment nominated job-261311 Analyst Programmer.
    12/10/11 - Hubby IELTS first take at BC result L & R-5.5, W & S-6.0 OBS=6.0 retake!!!
    12/30/11- Hubby registered at 9.0 Niners.
    03/15/14 - Hubby's comeback at 9.0 Niners preparing for IELTS test. Second attempt for Australian visa.
    05/12/14 - Complete uploading of ACS skills assessment required documents and payment made thru direct deposit.
    05/12/14 - ACS assessment application received.
    07/02/14 - ACS skills assessment result suitable ANZCO code 262113 Systems Administrator as recommended by CO for hubby's job description rather than ANZCO 261311 Analyst Programmer the first ACS ANZCO result suitable released in 2011. I conclude ACS reclassifies ICT Occupations.
    - Work exp. 12yrs. less 6yrs deduction by ACS.
    - Educ. Qualification assessed as AQF Associate Degree major in computing for a 4yr. course BS. Computer Science in a section 2 school.
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  • Davidx23Davidx23 BrisbaneTotal Reaction Points: 18Member
    edited November 2011 Posts: 209
    Or you can spread your risk by having 2 bank accounts. You can inform your payroll to deposit 50% on 1 bank account or do a 75-25% division, etc. I use cba and hsbc.
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  • LokiJrLokiJr Quezon CityTotal Reaction Points: 25Member, Moderator
    Posts: 2,616
    Sir Totoy, yung items 1 to 5, kaya po ba makumpleto lahat yan ng isang araw?



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  • tootzkietootzkie SydneyTotal Reaction Points: 3Member
    Posts: 200
    I guest landing in Australia as first timer is the hardest part in chasing for australian dream.
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  • heyits7me_magsheyits7me_mags Imus CityTotal Reaction Points: 10Member
    Posts: 599
    @tootzkie , umpisa lang naman yan sabi friend ko nasa Brisbane then after few years makaka adapt kana rin, medyo tiis tiis lang muna sa una...kaya natin yan!!! tayo pa o Pinoy pa sanay sa hirap at madaling mag adjust. =)
    05/17/11 - ACS favorable result released for my husband's skills assessment nominated job-261311 Analyst Programmer.
    12/10/11 - Hubby IELTS first take at BC result L & R-5.5, W & S-6.0 OBS=6.0 retake!!!
    12/30/11- Hubby registered at 9.0 Niners.
    03/15/14 - Hubby's comeback at 9.0 Niners preparing for IELTS test. Second attempt for Australian visa.
    05/12/14 - Complete uploading of ACS skills assessment required documents and payment made thru direct deposit.
    05/12/14 - ACS assessment application received.
    07/02/14 - ACS skills assessment result suitable ANZCO code 262113 Systems Administrator as recommended by CO for hubby's job description rather than ANZCO 261311 Analyst Programmer the first ACS ANZCO result suitable released in 2011. I conclude ACS reclassifies ICT Occupations.
    - Work exp. 12yrs. less 6yrs deduction by ACS.
    - Educ. Qualification assessed as AQF Associate Degree major in computing for a 4yr. course BS. Computer Science in a section 2 school.
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  • LokiJrLokiJr Quezon CityTotal Reaction Points: 25Member, Moderator
    Posts: 2,616
    In terms of climate ata, madali makaka adjust sa Brisbane kasi pareho ng init sa Pinas?



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  • katlin924katlin924 SydneyTotal Reaction Points: 2Member
    Posts: 451
    I have a question regarding first/initial entry in Australia.. Do you know where to locate in the website if you can go back to Phils after initial entry? I mean, is it required that when you land there, you won't go back to Phils for 5 years to get your citizenship?

    Thanks!
    ACS, IELTS and Visa 175 Timeline
    28/07/2011 - Submitted ACS Online Application
    28/09/2011 - ACS Result: Group A
    08/10/2011 - IELTS Exam
    21/10/2011 - IELTS Result: L&R-8.5; W&S-7; OB-8
    22/11/2011 - Submitted Online Application
    05/05/2012 - CO Requested Additional Documents
    31/05/2012 - Submitted requested documents
    02/06/2012 - Visa Grant! Thank you Lord. :)
    05/2013 - Off to Sydney ^_^
    For the detailed timeline, check it here: Journey to the Land Down Under
    My personal blog: Kathleen's Daily Musings
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  • JClemJClem MelbourneTotal Reaction Points: 6Member
    Posts: 528
    Hi @Katlin! Hmm nakita ko yan, pwede ka bumalik ng Phils and be outside of AU for a certain period of time lang. Give me a sec. Hanapin ko. Meron pa nga yun calculator parang mga 2 weeks ago lang ata nakita ko yun.
    Nominated Occupation: Software Engineer (261313) - Husband is the primary applicant.

    10.21.2012 - Arrived in Melbourne. This is the day that the Lord has made. :)
    03.26.2012 - Visa granted. God is good, all the time! All the time, God is good! :)
    03.23.2012 - PCC submitted and medicals finalized
    03.02.2012 - Application being processed further / CO assigned
    06.26.2011 - Lodged Visa 175 application
    enna29
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  • JClemJClem MelbourneTotal Reaction Points: 6Member
    Posts: 528
    @Katlin, eto yung residency calculator: https://www.ecom.immi.gov.au/citz/startIntervalCalc.do. Unfortunately, down sya. :( Anyway, as far as I can remember you can still go back to the Phils after initial entry and up to 90 accumulated days ka pwede wala sa AU to be eligible for citizenship. Anyway, let's confirm once the site is up.
    Nominated Occupation: Software Engineer (261313) - Husband is the primary applicant.

    10.21.2012 - Arrived in Melbourne. This is the day that the Lord has made. :)
    03.26.2012 - Visa granted. God is good, all the time! All the time, God is good! :)
    03.23.2012 - PCC submitted and medicals finalized
    03.02.2012 - Application being processed further / CO assigned
    06.26.2011 - Lodged Visa 175 application
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  • tootzkietootzkie SydneyTotal Reaction Points: 3Member
    edited December 2011 Posts: 200
    @katlin
    An initial entry is required to validate your 5-year permanent resident. After validation, or after staying 1 day in Australia, you can go back to the philippines. No one can stop you.

    For citizenship - you are required to accumulate 36 months (consecutive or non-consecutive) of stay in Australia in 4 years and should stay there 9 months straight for the last year before applying for citizenship.
    rareking
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  • TotoyOZresidentTotoyOZresident Total Reaction Points: 141Member, Moderator
    Posts: 1,330
    @katlin
    An initial entry is required to validate your 5-year permanent resident. After validation, or after staying 1 day in Australia, you can go back to the philippines. No one can stop you.

    For citizenship - you are required to accumulate 36 months (consecutive or non-consecutive) of stay in Australia in 4 years and should stay there 9 months straight for the last year before applying for citizenship.
    thanks for info sa October next year puede n ako mag apply ng citizenship. 5 weeks ang total na lumabas ako ng OZ punta sa PInas this past 3 years.

    cheers
    Quotes:
    "Wise men learn from their mistakes, but wiser men learn from the mistakes of others."
    'Success is when you finished what you have started."

    If you’re looking for Church in Canberra ACT Australia and you want to fellowship with Christian Filipino Australian.
    Come and join us in Jesus Is Lord Church Canberra service every Sunday at 10:30AM to 12:30PM
    Where: 53 Georgina Crescent, Kaleen ACT 2617
    (Back of Kaleen Shopping Centre)
    For more information, please PM me or visit

    http://jilcanberra.org.au

    "To God be the glory"
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  • aldousnowaldousnow SydneyTotal Reaction Points: 14Member
    Posts: 494
    hi mates! ask ko lang, kasi I've been to the wedding of my friend last night. Tapos ang toast speech ng father sa kanila.. "..Kelangan madami kayong anak. Kasi sa australia.. the more kids you have.. the more money you'll get. Remeber, 6K AUD na per child." Yung allowance ba na yun binibigay kahit na may stable job yung parent ng child? tsaka yung 6K na yun monthly? nacurious lang ko. :)
    Skilled – Family Sponsored (Migrant) Visa (Subclass 176)
    Nominated Occupation : Developer Programmer (261312)
    02/28/2011 - ACS Finalized the Case (261312, PIM3, Group A)
    03/07/2011 - IELTS Result Received L- 6.5, R-7.0, W-6.0, S-7.0, Overall Band Score-6.5 (BC)
    03/13/2011 - Lodged Visa Application (Online)
    11/09/2011 - CO Allocation
    12/02/2011 - Medicals Finalised
    12/02/2011 - FINISH LINE!! (Visa Grant)
    03/23/2012 - My first day @Melbourne
    04/14/2012 - Started looking for a .Net Developer job
    06/04/2012 - And finally got one! :)
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  • TotoyOZresidentTotoyOZresident Total Reaction Points: 141Member, Moderator
    Posts: 1,330
    hi mates! ask ko lang, kasi I've been to the wedding of my friend last night. Tapos ang toast speech ng father sa kanila.. "..Kelangan madami kayong anak. Kasi sa australia.. the more kids you have.. the more money you'll get. Remeber, 6K AUD na per child." Yung allowance ba na yun binibigay kahit na may stable job yung parent ng child? tsaka yung 6K na yun monthly? nacurious lang ko. :)
    thats not good idea mate... kahit may suporta ang gobyerno di pa rin sapat yun. kapag nasimulan yan habang buhay kana naka dipende sa gobyerno mahirap ka pa rin. di ka puedeng humahanap ng trabaho na lalaki ang sahod mo kasi may maximum gross of income total ng asawa mo. di ka puede lumapas kundi bawas ang suporta saiyo. o kaya di kana eligible. paanu na lang kung nag iba ang batas at ibinababa ang amount ng allowance sa mga anak at kung nandaya naman di habang buhay ganyan. marami pasaway na ganyan.

    Mabuti na yung may family Planning para may chance umangat ang status pamumuhay ninyo.

    cheers.

    Quotes:
    "Wise men learn from their mistakes, but wiser men learn from the mistakes of others."
    'Success is when you finished what you have started."

    If you’re looking for Church in Canberra ACT Australia and you want to fellowship with Christian Filipino Australian.
    Come and join us in Jesus Is Lord Church Canberra service every Sunday at 10:30AM to 12:30PM
    Where: 53 Georgina Crescent, Kaleen ACT 2617
    (Back of Kaleen Shopping Centre)
    For more information, please PM me or visit

    http://jilcanberra.org.au

    "To God be the glory"
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  • aldousnowaldousnow SydneyTotal Reaction Points: 14Member
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    ahh okay. thanks mate. I'll keep that in mind. matagal tagal pa naman bago ko mag asawa. pero may allowance man o wala.. gusto ko talaga big family. dalawa lang kasi kami ng kapatid ko.. at medyo malungkot. pagbubutihan ko na lang work ko para masupport sila maayos. :)
    Skilled – Family Sponsored (Migrant) Visa (Subclass 176)
    Nominated Occupation : Developer Programmer (261312)
    02/28/2011 - ACS Finalized the Case (261312, PIM3, Group A)
    03/07/2011 - IELTS Result Received L- 6.5, R-7.0, W-6.0, S-7.0, Overall Band Score-6.5 (BC)
    03/13/2011 - Lodged Visa Application (Online)
    11/09/2011 - CO Allocation
    12/02/2011 - Medicals Finalised
    12/02/2011 - FINISH LINE!! (Visa Grant)
    03/23/2012 - My first day @Melbourne
    04/14/2012 - Started looking for a .Net Developer job
    06/04/2012 - And finally got one! :)
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