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Pinoy in Australia Information Forum
Things to do FirstBelow 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 MedicareThe Australian Government provides help with basic medical expenses through a scheme called Medicare.3. Open a bank accountIn Australia, most income including salary or wages and government benefits are paid directly into a bank account.4. Register with CentrelinkCentrelink 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.htm5. Register for English ClassesCommunicating 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 SchoolUnder Australian law, children must attend school until they are 15 years old.7. Apply for a Driver's LicenceInformation on gaining a driver's licence.heres the link:http://www.immi.gov.au/living-in-australia/settle-in-australia/to-do-first/
Before doing the list below I highly suggest:1. Have a break first by going to the nearest park.2. Buy your own Cadburry, Lindt or whatever choc or coffee you like. Enjoy it and pat yourself on the back while saying "well done!"3. Call your parents or nearest relatives how surreal the experience is.4. Call your friends in Oz as they might invite you to experience your first bbq experience.5. Go to the church and thank Him likewise ask Him to help you adjust
@paris_hipon sis, una ka lang saken ng isang araw... antayin moko hahahhaa...
Sa driving right side dito and yung international license yes 3 months lang and you need to take an exam then kung sanay ka sa right side driving yung mga traffic rules ipraktis otherwise yung sanay sa left dagdag praktis syempre. Driving lesson cheapest 35AUD per hour. Ang kotse mura at pautangan yan e kung papasa sa requirements. May cheap na kotse para sa mga gusto na magdrive ng sarili pero maliit ang spare. I suggest kung Pinas kayo galing bago dumating dito hingi kayo ng certificate sa LTO para mas mura car insurance. Yan ang proof nyo na wala kayong traffic record and since when kayo nagstart magdrive. Para may idea kayo magkano ang mga kotse both brand new and second hand go towww.carsales.com.au.... wag mag alala pautangan dito basta mameet mo requirements...Yes, may ikea sa Sydney 2 po. Punta kayo gumtree na website dahil uso dito either second hand from gumtree or garage sale eto para sa mga bagong dating na limited ang funds pero gusto solo. Sa gumtree din makakakuha kayo ng mga shared accommodations or kung ayaw nyo may backpackers na tinatawag everywhere pag solo kayo. Cheapest ng bunkbed 8 na tao siguro 20 dollars per night yung iba na room naman e may nag offer ng 100 per week furnished, cheapest na room na solo unfinished sigurado 250 kasama nun stove, dishwasher. Marami ng mga dating Pinoy ang nagbubukas ng bahay nila for short accommodation. Finally, nagagaya na rin natin ang mga taga ibang bansa.Hmmm sana may folder para sa prices per area yung katotohanan para mabasa ng parating para makaprepare. For example cost of living as per writing sa Sydney ng isang couple or single. I guess mas mabuti yun dahil yan naman ang cost of living something like that.... likewise folder kung saan pwede post mga FAQ.Ta.
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