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  • jjmjjm MandaluyongTotal Reaction Points: 0Member
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    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/
    Hi.

    Magkano nman po ang school fees for elementary & high school?
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  • TotoyOZresidentTotoyOZresident Total Reaction Points: 141Member, Moderator
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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. :)
    I'm telling you mate mahirap kapag marami kayo sa isang pamilya. buti kung you earn good salary. ang mahirap dito ay kung sino titingin sa mga anak mo while in your work. Kaya usually ang mga moms dito part time job sila while ang mister full time work. palitan ang pagsundo at hatid sa mga anak. Dito wala kang kasambahay o katulong dito. kaya yung ibang pinapapunta nila ang mga magulang nila o kapatid to look for their kids.

    anyway thats my opinion sa nakikita ko dito. its up to you. you have a free will. you can decide what good for you. cheers man.
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    '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. :)


    I'm telling you mate mahirap kapag marami kayo sa isang pamilya. buti kung you earn good salary. ang mahirap dito ay kung sino titingin sa mga anak mo while in your work. Kaya usually ang mga moms dito part time job sila while ang mister full time work. palitan ang pagsundo at hatid sa mga anak. Dito wala kang kasambahay o katulong dito. kaya yung ibang pinapapunta nila ang mga magulang nila o kapatid to look for their kids.

    anyway thats my opinion sa nakikita ko dito. its up to you. you have a free will. you can decide what good for you. cheers man.
    thank you ulit @TotoyOZresident. 4 kids okay na ko. :) wag lang talaga dalawa. thanks ulit. :)
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  • TotoyOZresidentTotoyOZresident Total Reaction Points: 141Member, Moderator
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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. :)


    I'm telling you mate mahirap kapag marami kayo sa isang pamilya. buti kung you earn good salary. ang mahirap dito ay kung sino titingin sa mga anak mo while in your work. Kaya usually ang mga moms dito part time job sila while ang mister full time work. palitan ang pagsundo at hatid sa mga anak. Dito wala kang kasambahay o katulong dito. kaya yung ibang pinapapunta nila ang mga magulang nila o kapatid to look for their kids.

    anyway thats my opinion sa nakikita ko dito. its up to you. you have a free will. you can decide what good for you. cheers man.


    thank you ulit @TotoyOZresident. 4 kids okay na ko. :) wag lang talaga dalawa. thanks ulit. :)
    pre mahirap ang marami. tingnan mo muna kung kaya ng sahod mo suportahan ang mga anak mo.
    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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  • sheepsheep SydneyTotal Reaction Points: 3Member
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    add klang po..last month i read some news and it say's na some u.s state is not already giving allowance to unemploy person/family due to financial problem in u.s economy,there some politician debating kung pwede bang bigyan ng expiration ang pagbibigay ng allowance sa mga unemplyment say,2,3,or 5 months after that wla na silang makuha na allowances from goverment..so it really depends prin sa economiya and the law that it makes...so d pa rin pwedeng mkadepende sa goverment ...just my thoughts..
    "god thank you for everything!!!!!1


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  • Davidx23Davidx23 BrisbaneTotal Reaction Points: 18Member
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    ^true, similar din dito sa au. Isa ata sa mga proposed next year is to cut child support to increase the tax generated to bring back the fed budget to surplus.
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  • tootzkietootzkie SydneyTotal Reaction Points: 3Member
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    ^true, similar din dito sa au. Isa ata sa mga proposed next year is to cut child support to increase the tax generated to bring back the fed budget to surplus.
    may nabasa akong ganyang news. Confirmed na ba yan?
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  • Davidx23Davidx23 BrisbaneTotal Reaction Points: 18Member
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    I think so. too bad sa mga parents or planning to have kids. who knows baka ibalik rin nila ulit pag medyo nagstablise na yung economy. after ng euro crisis, maybe?
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  • TotoyOZresidentTotoyOZresident Total Reaction Points: 141Member, Moderator
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    I think so. too bad sa mga parents or planning to have kids. who knows baka ibalik rin nila ulit pag medyo nagstablise na yung economy. after ng euro crisis, maybe?
    US at Europe crisis kaya naapektuhan kaunti ang Australia. Malakas pa rin ang economy ng australia pero syempre Nagiingat at nag hahanda ang gobyerno kaya nagbawas ng kaunti ang budget dipende din yan sa state. Dito sa ACT binawasan kaunti ang infrastructure budget in 2012 pero nilakihan nman nila yung budget sa heath.

    too bad sa mga nagplaplano magkaroon ng maraming anak. Mag family planning dapat.

    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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  • LokiJrLokiJr Quezon CityTotal Reaction Points: 25Member, Moderator
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    Ika nga, iayon ang laki ng pamilya sa kinikita ng magulang :D



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  • TotoyOZresidentTotoyOZresident Total Reaction Points: 141Member, Moderator
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    Ika nga, iayon ang laki ng pamilya sa kinikita ng magulang :D
    agree..
    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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  • batmanbatman Gotham CityTotal Reaction Points: 157Member, Moderator
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    disagree. loko lang. pero yung mayayaman bakit kalimitan maliit lang family.
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  • JClemJClem MelbourneTotal Reaction Points: 6Member
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    Para mas maginhawa ang buhay nila and lalo silang yumaman, which is for me practical lang naman and it's a smart decision not to have too many kids. Di lang buhay ng parents ang comfortable pati na din mga anak nila. Mas napaghahandaan ang future nila. :) On the other way around, yung mga not-so-well off naman or shall I say hindi sapat ang kita or walang kinikita ang parents, sila ang mas madami ang anak kaya marami din sa kanila ang hindi nabibigyan ng magandang kinabukasan. Sorry, but that's a sad truth. :(
    disagree. loko lang. pero yung mayayaman bakit kalimitan maliit lang family.
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  • sheepsheep SydneyTotal Reaction Points: 3Member
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    ask klang po..magkano po ba ang minimum kung mag open ng bank account dyan sa australia?
    "god thank you for everything!!!!!1


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  • macaraeg_mjmacaraeg_mj SydneyTotal Reaction Points: 0Member
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    Hi po, I have PR visa for 5 years pero we plan to stay for around 1 week lang just to comply with the initial entry. Question is do I still need to do those things or pwede pagbalik na lang at permanent stay na talaga kami dyan?
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  • OzPinoyOzPinoy BrisbaneTotal Reaction Points: 1Member
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    @jjm primary and secondary school is free of charge... you just need to buy the uniforms, school kit (stationeries) and books.. around $200 per kid at the start of the year like now...february 2 ang pasukan ng most schools this year.. during the year meron pa rin bibilin na books or calculator sa school...
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  • OzPinoyOzPinoy BrisbaneTotal Reaction Points: 1Member
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    @LokiJr agree din ako jan... sa tingin ko lang ha.. sa mga wala pang anak or pamilya.. plan ahead, kayod lang ng kayod at ipon, be good citizens, obey rules..tapos gradually start your family.. kahit maraming anak, say lima, basta napagplanuhan walang problema kasi nga may matatag na govt na tutulong sa inyo. As you blend in it will be much easier that's what I learned sa mga na meet ko sa Oz.
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  • RClemRClem Los AngelesTotal Reaction Points: 2Member
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    Are there cheap places to stay in OZ when you arrive while looking for a place where you could actually rent long term?
    gerardds
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  • sheepsheep SydneyTotal Reaction Points: 3Member
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    sa research ko hostel yung pinakamura between $40 to $50 per night it is just like dormitory type na sa isang kwarto parang anim kayo..,try to goggle this www.hostelaustralia.com,www.hostelbookers.com,www.itchy-feet.com.au
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  • RClemRClem Los AngelesTotal Reaction Points: 2Member
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    Thanks for the info sheep. I'm just not sure about the safety if you have some strangers in the room. Might as well look for more from the links you've posted.
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