28 episodes

A regular news and information show featuring by leading Australian immigration lawyer David Bongiorno discussing the latest news and updates about migration to Australia with co-host Grant and answering listener questions about specific visa and immigration issues.
This podcast is all about Australian Immigration Law, Policy, and Practice.
Visit us at our website www.migratingtoaustraliapodcast.com for access to the show notes and other helpful information related to each Podcast. You can also book a free consultation with David to discuss your personal immigration situation.

Migrating To Australia Podcast David Bongiorno, Leading Migration Agent & Grant Williams, Content Producer

    • Society & Culture

A regular news and information show featuring by leading Australian immigration lawyer David Bongiorno discussing the latest news and updates about migration to Australia with co-host Grant and answering listener questions about specific visa and immigration issues.
This podcast is all about Australian Immigration Law, Policy, and Practice.
Visit us at our website www.migratingtoaustraliapodcast.com for access to the show notes and other helpful information related to each Podcast. You can also book a free consultation with David to discuss your personal immigration situation.

    Finding a Job or continuing your career after migrating

    Finding a Job or continuing your career after migrating

    David and Grant are joined by Career Coach, Marina Pitisano.

    Marina shares her family migration story and then lays out what is required to find a job in the Australian job market, or develop a career in a changing employment environment.

    Check out Marina's resources and her podcast at Letz Create, her career coaching information centre. www.letzcreate.com.au

    • 1 hr 24 min
    State nominated Skilled Migration - 491 visa State of Victoria

    State nominated Skilled Migration - 491 visa State of Victoria

    In this episode David looks closely at the requirements and conditions to be successful in getting the State nomination for skilled migration from the State of Victoria.In this episode David looks closely at the requirements and conditions to be successful in getting the State nomination for skilled migration from the State of Victoria.

    All of the ins and outs are covered, but pay attention to what to look out for if you change jobs or are offered a promotion or pay rise. This is super important!

    • 1 hr
    Don't Study Accounting Or Smoke Weed

    Don't Study Accounting Or Smoke Weed

    The latest invitations for the Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189) and Skilled Work (Provisional) visa (subclass 491) has been released. 

    The latest round lifted the MINIMUM points required to 100, making Accounting a very poor choice for anybody thinking about studying in Australia to gain permanent residency.

    David and Grant walk through how to get 100 points, and discuss how it is basically impossible for Accounting students.

    Also answer a question about cannabis (weed) and the blood test.

    • 53 min
    General Skilled Migration - Skilled Work Regional Visa 491 Tasmania

    General Skilled Migration - Skilled Work Regional Visa 491 Tasmania

    If you are considering a move to Australia, the individual States of Australia each have special visas to help them find the skilled and qualified workers needed for their employment markets.  This episode focuses on the State of Tasmania.

    David walks through the new state-based skilled work visa for Tasmania, the Subclass 491 -Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) Visa, discussing in detail the criteria required for a successful application.

    • 1 hr 58 min
    End of Year Message from David and Grant

    End of Year Message from David and Grant

    A short message from David and Grant wishing everyone a happy holiday season, with a big thanks for listening for the past year!

    • 4 min
    Prospective Marriage, Backpacker, Resident Return and Contributory Parent Visa Handy Tips

    Prospective Marriage, Backpacker, Resident Return and Contributory Parent Visa Handy Tips

    David and Grant discuss tips to be successful and the pitfalls to avoid when applying for several classes of visas.

    Maximise your chances to get a Tourism Visa 
    Prospective Marriage Visa (300)
    Working Holiday or "Backpacker Visa" (417 & 462)
    Skilled Migration (189 & 190)
    Resident Return Visa (155)
    Contributory Parent Visa (143)

    Does Australia have a discriminatory immigration policy based on geography?

    Australian culture and its effect on our labour market.

    • 1 hr 13 min

Customer Reviews

Ahmad B.A. ,

David is great

I talked to David for 20 minutes about migrating to Australia. He was friendly and very knowledgeable about Australian immigration laws. And this podcast is terrific.

Brasileiro Boy 1975 ,

Great podcasts

Friendly and knowledgeable hosts.

Edward2259 ,

Brilliant

These podcasts are essential for anyone interested in immigration issues in Australia or wishing to immigrate to Australia. The lead commentator David Bongiorno is a top lawyer in this area. Having also bee. an international journalist he understands the issues facing migrants and those displaced in the world. I travel a lot as a documentary maker, and previously as a journalist and photojournalist, I can guarantee David is giving real world advice vital for the Australian immigration environment. (Ted McDonnell)

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