The Australia Training program is intended exclusively for people who have completed a high school or college in Culinary Arts or have at least 12 months of paid culinary work experience in the last 2 years. This program is intended for professional development in Australia for a period of 12-18 months. After the completion of the working part of the program, there is no period for travel, but the candidate must return to the home country. There are no age restrictions, as long as the candidate meets all other program requirements.


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Visa 407 allows program candidates to participate in in-service professional development activities to improve their skills that are important to their job. This is a temporary visa and was not created to fill the labor shortage in Australia, but is exclusively intended for professional development and upgrading of already existing knowledge in the required field. The duration of this visa depends on your job offer that you receive and after the work part of the program expires, you must return to your home country.

As experts in the field of cultural exchange and hospitality work in Australia, our partner / sponsor agency Alliance Abroad Group (AAG) is focused on only one occupation within this program and visa and that is COOKS.

The candidate must meet the following conditions:

  • To have at least a university degree or a culinary school (OPTION A) or to have at least 12 months of paid work experience in the field of culinary arts in the last 2 years. In this case, a high school or college degree is not required (OPTION B); An applicant is eligible for the program if he or she meets the requirements of OPTION A OR OPTION B
  • To have a recognized English language certificate, namely: IELTS (4.5 in all 4 components) or equivalent in the following tests: OET, TOEFL IBT, PTE, CAEA);
  • Applicants must meet general health standards;
  • It is necessary for the candidate to have a valid passport which will be valid for at least another 6 months after his return from the program.

You should be:

  • adjustable
  • affordable
  • open to new knowledge and experiences
  • professional
  • confident in what you are doing
  • honest in their opinions
  • patient with their surroundings
  • cooperative at work
  • curious
  • self-critical and accept criticism as advice


Phase 1 includes application and verification of candidates by the program coordinator at the American Adventure Agency. Later, the candidate is also checked by the sponsoring agency AAG, which makes the final decision on whether the candidate is suitable for the further course of the program or not.

The required documentation for PHASE 1 is:

  • AAG CV form completed and updated by the candidate in English;
  • 2 letters of recommendation on the memorandum of the company;
  • Proof of work experience of 12 months in a maximum of the last two years from the moment of application or proof of study or completed studies in the required field;
  • Certificate of completed studies if the student still does not have the original diploma (original certificate + translation into English) or diploma (original + translation into English);
  • Passport – scanned first page of passport with picture;
  • Copy of birth certificate + translation into English;
  • Certificate from the Ministry of the Interior that the candidate has not been prosecuted (original + English translation).

NOTE: The certificate from the Ministry of the Interior must be obtained for each location where the participant stayed for a year or longer (including the country of birth). Those who have worked in the U.S. for a year or more will have to provide FBI confirmation that the candidate has not been prosecuted.


THE FIRST INSTALLMENT IN THE AMOUNT OF $ 100 is paid upon signing the CONTRACT and joining the program.

SECOND INSTALLMENT IN THE AMOUNT OF $ 210 is paid when the candidate brings all the necessary documentation to start the program.


Phase 2 involves the process of finding a job and it begins when all documents are submitted, verified and approved by the sponsoring agency AAG.

  1. Based on all the candidate’s references, the sponsoring agency AAG sends the candidate’s CV document to the potential employer for review;
  2. The employer confirms the interest in the candidate;
  3. A Skype interview is organized between the candidate and the employer;
  4. If the employer agrees to hire the candidate, the business offer is sent to the candidate for inspection;
  5. Checking the skills that will be implied for the implementation of the Training program;
  6. The training plan has been finalized;
  7. The training plan is signed by the employer and the candidate;
  8. Training Contract signed by AAG sponsor, employer and candidate;
  9. The candidate applies for health insurance.



Ova faza podrazumeva prijavu celokupne aplikacije vladi Australije.

  1. Sponzorska agencija AAG podnosi dokumente kod agenata za migraciju;
  2. Agent za migraciju pregleda dokumentaciju i šalje je Ministarstvu unutrašnjih poslova Australije na proveru;
  3. Ukoliko se od kandidata zahteva da dostavi dodatnu dokumentaciju, dužan je da istu dostavi u najkraćem mogućem roku;
  4. Kandidat je odobren za dobijanje Training vize (prosek trajanja provere od strane MUP-a Australije je 3-4 meseca).


Phase 4 involves performing the required procedure before going to the program. The sponsoring agency must go through certain items with the candidate before he or she leaves for Australia. This procedure is usually performed 2-3 weeks before the departure of the candidate.

Pre-trip program items:

  1. Airline ticket – after obtaining a visa, the candidate buys a ticket through the American Adventure Agency and the agency timely submits the candidate’s flight data to the sponsoring agency;
  2. Tax file number and bank account – Applying for a tax number is required. The candidate will complete a TFN document and the TaxBack partner will apply on behalf of the candidate when he arrives in Australia. The candidate will apply electronically to open an account at ANZ Bank of Australia and go to their branch in Australia to pick up their debit card;
  3. IMAN form of health insurance – IMAN form is required. The candidate will complete this form after settling a bank account in Australia. Payment of health insurance begins two weeks after the candidate arrives for work;
  4. Orientation – To make sure that the candidate is ready for the successful implementation of the program, the AAG sponsoring agency will organize the orientation via Skype account with the candidate before his departure to Australia. Orientation topics include the following:
  • Sighting information
  • Culture shock
  • Laws in Australia
  • How to have the most successful job placement
  • Accommodation: The candidate is obliged to provide accommodation as soon as he finds out where his job offer will be located. The sponsoring agency assists in securing the first three nights at the nearest hotel as soon as the candidate arrives (at the expense of the sponsoring agency). The candidate is in charge of the rest of the stay. Only in exceptional circumstances does the employer provide accommodation to the candidate within the job offer (if the job is quite far from public transport or a larger city and if it is very demanding to get from accommodation to the job).
  • Sponsor agency support and procedures while participants are on the program
  • Checklist before departure
  • Orientation allows the candidate to meet other candidates who will also go to the program
  • All candidates must have completed an orientation before going to Australia.


The next phase involves support from American Adventure and the AAG sponsorship agency for the duration of the program. The AAG sponsorship agency will be available to the candidate for assistance in case of any need or emergency.

The candidate will, of course, be able to contact their parent agency American Adventure at any time by email or phone. In this case, the candidate must be aware of the time difference and must be ready to receive an answer from the agency, perhaps even after a few hours. The sponsorship agency will contact the candidate when he arrives in Australia to make sure the candidate has arrived and settled safely and to get from the candidate his phone number in Australia and the address where he will stay during the program. The sponsoring agency is in contact with the candidate even in extraordinary circumstances if the candidate experiences the following:

  • Accommodation difficulties;
  • Problems with the employer;
  • Workplace problems;
  • Culture shock.


  • The candidate must contact their sponsoring agency as soon as they arrive in Australia and settle;
  • The candidate will receive an email from the sponsor each month to post information about their progress in the job and the course of the program in general;
  • The candidate must complete his / her monthly application;
  • The AAG sponsorship agency will check the candidate’s progress with the employer on a quarterly basis;
  • The candidate will be invited to any local meeting or social event organized by the AAG sponsoring agency.

Contact info:

  • For general information or questions – and feel free to put your parent agency in CC email to keep us up to date
  • Candidates in Australia should call 000 for emergencies;
  • The AAG emergency sponsorship agency number is 1-300-797-822 (call is free and can only be called within Australia);
  • AUSsupport@com
  • Address: Shop 7/1 The Concourse, Benowa, Queensland 4217, Australia.


Upon completion of the program, the following will occur:

  • The candidate will complete a survey related to the program;
  • The final Training Plan is signed by the candidate and the employer and submitted to the sponsoring agency AAG;
  • The sponsoring agency AAG notifies the Australian Ministry of the Interior of the conclusion of the program.

After applying to the program, the candidate must bring:

  • AAG CV form completed and updated by the candidate in English;
  • 2 letters of recommendation on the memorandum of the company;
  • Proof of work experience of 12 months for a maximum of the last two years from the moment of applying for a visa or proof of study or completed studies in the required field;
  • Certificate of completed studies if the student does not yet have the original diploma (original certificate + translation into English) or diploma (original + translation into English);
  • Passport – scanned first page of passport with picture;
  • Copy of birth certificate + translation into English;
  • Certificate from the Ministry of the Interior that the candidate has not been prosecuted (original + English translation).

The list of sighting documentation will be subsequently provided to the candidate in the preparation phase for sighting by the migration agent.

The price of the program is expressed in US dollars (USD) and the total amount is $ 4090.00 USD.

When submitting the application and signing the Agreement – $ 100.00 in dinar equivalent of the middle exchange rate of the NBS on the day of payment.

When receiving the documentation and approving the application of the Purchaser by the Sponsoring Agency from Australia: $ 210.00 in dinar equivalent of the middle exchange rate of the NBS on the day of payment;

When signing a job offer $ 3,780.00 in dinar equivalent of the middle exchange rate of the NBS on the day of payment.

Prices are expressed in US dollars, all payments are made to the account of the American Adventure Agency, in dinars at the middle exchange rate of the NBS on the day of payment.

The deadline for all payments made is 5 working days after signing the work offer. Payment must be made in full before the sponsoring agency can create a Training Plan or apply for documentation to obtain a visa.

The price of the program does NOT include the following costs:

  • Plane tickets
  • English test costs
  • Medical examination costs
  • Health insurance paid from Australia
  • Cost of living of a candidate Australia
  • Transport costs from the airport to the accommodation, as well as travel taxes if any.


You have 1-1.5 years of work in Australia ahead of you and one of the items you need to be aware of is the Australian tax system.

Australia has one of the highest taxes, which primarily depends on whether you are a resident or not of the place where you work.

Tax year in Australia lasts from 01.07. current year until 30.06. next year. All employees in Australia, including temporary workers (who hold a subclass 407 visa) are required to pay taxes but also have the option of a tax refund at the end of the tax year. The request for tax refund must be submitted by 31.10. After opening a bank account and employment, employees receive a “tax file number” which is delivered to the employer. The tax is paid by the employer immediately before your salary is paid. The tax you are required to pay depends on your salary. For non-residents, if your monthly salary is up to $ 80,000 AUD the tax will be 32.5 cents per dollar. In most cases, the salary in Australia is paid weekly or twice a month.

If your salary in Australia is between $ 37000-87000 AUD the payroll tax at $ 37000 will be $ 3572 plus 32.5 cents on every dollar over this amount.

It is important to note that if you buy some of the equipment and materials you need for the job, you only need to save the invoice and you will have the right to a tax refund at the end of the tax year.

Upon termination of your employment in Australia you are entitled to a tax refund. Each tax refund depends on the amount of your salary. For an average salary in Australia of $ 78,832 AUD per year, the monthly tax refund is around $ 2600 AUD according to


  1. Standard and quality of life – Australia can offer a high quality of life and standard of living thanks to a combination of its relatively stable economy, climate and way of life.
  2. Economy – While other countries fell into a global recession, Australia achieved strong economic growth, low debt and a triple a credit rating. Unlike most European countries, Australia has so far largely avoided sinking into a deep recession. Australia is the thirteenth largest economy in the world, has a high GDP per capita, a low poverty rate, a relatively low unemployment rate and is rich in natural resources. This means that there is a greater diversity of employment and business opportunities than in many European countries, especially in the services, finance and IT industries. The government is trying to attract the attention of qualified professionals and workers from all over the world, and this has led to a dramatic increase in the quality of services and products coming from Australia.
  3. Health system – Australians enjoy the third highest life expectancy in the world. The Australian healthcare system is world-renowned for its effectiveness and efficiency. An international comparative survey of health systems in six countries (Australia, Canada, Germany, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States) found that Australia ranks at the highest level.
  4. Climate – Australia’s climate varies due to its geographical size, but in general a temperate and warm climate prevails throughout the year, especially in coastal cities.This relatively benign climate has contributed to people in this country spending a lot of time outside.
  5. Multiculturalism – Australia has an extremely multicultural population. The recent history of Australia is a history of mass emigration, from all parts of the world. Today, 1 in 4 Australians was born abroad and the relationship continues to grow. This means that in Australia you will never stand out as a foreigner. If you are smart, positive, have a good level of English and the right attitude, you will find many job opportunities, probably more than in your own country. No wonder Australia is often called the “Promised Land”.

Australians are hospitable and open to foreigners who settle here. In Australia, you will find tolerance, the cosmopolitan atmosphere of larger cities and cultural influence from all over the world.

  1. The happiest nation in the world – For three years in a row (2011, 2012 and 2013), Australia was chosen as the happiest nation in the world among developed countries, by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) based in Paris. The OECD survey ranked more than 30 countries, with criteria such as citizens’ income levels, health, safety and living standards.
  2. English speaking area – We cannot dispute the fact that many people and immigrants from all over the world choose Australia as a country to live in precisely because it is an English-speaking area. Since English is the most widely used language in the whole world, it is easier for people to integrate in a country where this language is officially spoken.
  3. Friendly country – The Anholt Brand Index, which ranks countries based on culture, tourism and people, regularly ranks Australia at the top of the list of friendliest countries in the world. The figure of almost 6 million tourists a year shows us that Australians are doing the right thing to bring people back to this country in as many numbers as possible.
  4. Low crime rate – Australia is one of the safest countries in the world and has one of the lowest crime rates.
  5. Lifestyle – Many foreigners consider lifestyle as the main reason for going to Australia. Due to the sunny and warm climate, as well as a large number of beautiful beaches and other green areas, Australia offers a relaxed lifestyle. There are endless ways you can spend your time in Australia, including swimming, barbecuing or picnicking on the beach, hiking, diving, fishing or simply enjoying the sun. With its long, sandy and clean beaches which are among the best in the world, Australia is also a paradise for surfers. (source


The return of culinary chefs to the list of deficient occupations in Australia has been officially announced at the Australian National Tourism and Transport Forum. This country urgently needs trained chefs to help tourists gain a positive experience of Australia. In the spheres of tourism and transport, numerous occupations are in short supply, but the most urgent is the demand for chefs. During 2011 and 2012, 2,160 chefs and cooks received work visas but, as stated, “many tourism and hospitality businesses still have problems finding adequate staff.” Tourism is a very competitive industry and Australia, in addition to good infrastructure and an interesting cultural offer, also needs experienced people who will be able to meet the requirements of guests at all levels.

For now, the Australia Training program needs people who will go for a certain period of time (12-18 months) to improve in their field and to be able to find the best job in the profession when they return to their home country. The salary that program participants can expect on an annual basis is between $ 42,000 – $ 50,000 AUD.


  • rent: $ 400-1800 per month (smaller apartment for two people)
  • electricity: $ 250 for three months (one bedroom apartment for two people)
  • water: $ 120 for three months (one bedroom apartment for two people)
  • phone / mobile: $ 20-60 per month depending on the package
  • Internet: $ 50-120 per month depending on operator and flow
  • food: between $ 50-100 per week per person (depending on how much you eat)
  • fuel: about $ 1.3 per liter
  • coffee: $ 3.5-4
  • Tooth repair ranges around: $ 150-350
  • hairdresser standard haircut: $ 80, manicure $ 60
  • the two main supermarkets are Woolworths and Coles, however the European supermarket Aldi also has good prices
  • the family’s average consumer basket is $ 150-200 for food only per week
  • The main course in restaurants generally ranges around $ 35
  • for the apartment it is necessary to always set aside a down payment in the amount of one month’s rent
  • bills are generally paid by linking them to a bank account. In that case, they are automatically paid on a certain date in the month and the service will usually inform you before withdrawing money from the account
  • shipping things when you move costs about $ 50-90 per tour
  • the price of a ride in a city bus or metro always depends on the mileage. Transportation works by buying an MZKI card, which is recharged with money in certain places and checked on the device with “touch on” when you get in and “touch off” when you get off the bus, and on the other hand, a certain amount of money is deducted from your card. On weekdays, the maximum amount that can be spent on the card is $ 12. There is also the possibility to take a monthly card for a certain zone, in which case you can drive as much as you want.
  • on average, life in Australia is 10% more expensive than in the United States.


One of the most important things when planning to move even to another city, let alone a state, is a bank account. In modern society, doing business without a bank account is impossible, on the basis of which you receive a salary, receive pension and health insurance, pay all transactions and bills, take out loans and much more.

The thing you need to think about before you go to Australia is choosing the right bank and opening an account in it.

Some banks in Australia allow you to transfer funds even before you go to Australia. Australia’s first bank whose services are used by most citizens is WESTPAC. This bank has a wide range of services and benefits that it provides to both residents and people on temporary work and residence in Australia. Westpac is a bank with offices around the world and has a support service that is active 24/07. In addition to regular banking services, it provides a lot of information and benefits to people coming to Australia for the first time. The most convenient thing with this bank is that it allows you to open a current account even up to 12 months before your arrival in Australia, as well as the possibility of transferring funds.

The Westpac Bank website is if you need additional information.


Australia is one of the first countries to actively introduce mobile phones and is generally among the first countries in the world to implement new techniques and technologies. When buying a new phone, always pay attention to every detail, price, size, brand, memory, additional benefits and so on. The same is the case with the telephone number, what is the strength of the signal by territories, what is the service itself. Mobile phone providers are probably the most professional people who can provide you with this type of information and give convenient advice. This is also the case in Australia. In Australia, an extremely small percentage of the population buys phones that are not tied to a mobile operator.

Australia’s leading mobile providers are:

TELSTRA. Telstra is Australia’s leading mobile provider for sourcing mobile phones with the possibility of repayment in several installments with various benefits. They also have a wide network of stores where you can buy adequate equipment for your mobile phones. In addition to mobile telephony services, they also provide home Internet and fixed telephony services, depending on which package you choose. The largest percentage of the population uses the services of this provider because it provides the best conditions for paying for mobile phones, you can be both a prepaid and postpaid user, and most of the territory of Australia is covered by the signal.

OPTUS. Optus is the second largest mobile provider but is certainly far smaller than Telstra. The scope of Optus’ business is reduced to about 30 private projects and 8 business projects that cover a certain number of people. The biggest difference between Telstra and Optus is in the size of the territory covered by the signal, in which case Telstra is definitely a better provider.

VODAFONE. Vodafone is an even smaller mobile provider than Optus, reduced to only 38 private projects in Australia. The biggest drawback of this provider is that the signal covers only large metropolises and larger cities in the districts.

VIRGIN MOBILE. Virgin mobile is definitely the smallest provider in Australia that is practically part of Optus because it uses its network.

You can enter into the Package Agreement that suits you best with all the listed providers. The most important thing is to emphasize when choosing a package what you really need and emphasize that you want to know the final price with taxes included so that there is no confusion.

We advise that, when you first move to Australia, you take a package that is paid in advance and allows you a certain number of minutes, messages, roaming for that money, because the interest rates for overdrafts on other packages in Australia are quite high.

It is important to note that most of the accessories you may have from previous mobile phones do not match the mobile phones you take in Australia because they have a different technology from us. For that reason, there is no point in carrying additional mobile equipment that you will probably not be able to use.

New South Whales / Sydney


is the oldest inhabited state in Australia, which originally originated as a colony on the shores of Port Jackson in the territory of today’s Sydney. Today, Sydney is the capital and largest city of this country and represents a city with ethnic communities from more than 100 countries. The population of New South Wales is 7.29 million, which is one third of the total population of Australia.

The first people to inhabit this country were Aboriginal people, the original natives of Australia. In 1770, Captain James Cook, under the command of the British Royal Navy, sailed the east coast of Australia and sailed into the bay today known as South Sydney. Cook declared this territory a colony of Great Britain and named it New South Wales. The colony became a state in 1901 after Australia was officially declared a state.

Today, South Wales is one of the largest immigration centers in Australia. It is the most populous state in Australia and an economic center, and as such offers numerous employment opportunities for foreign nationals.

The state is known as the “Premier State” and the inhabitants are known as “cockroaches”.


Sydney is the capital of the state of New South Wales and with 4.6 million inhabitants, it is the largest city in Australia. It is located on the central coast of the state between the Blue Mountains in the west and the Tasman Sea in the east. The city is located on numerous bays and rivers. Sydney has about 480,000 tourists and visitors on a daily basis. Above all, the city offers good entertainment and attracts practically every major musical, dramatic and cultural event. Because of its place in the economy and education of the state, Sydney is one of the first choices of immigrants when it comes to training in the field of education or employment. Sydney is one of the most expensive cities to live in in the world, but it offers many opportunities and great earnings.

The most important sights of Sydney are the opera house, harbor bridge, aquarium, Queen Victoria building, etc.

In terms of jobs, the largest percentage of employers offer jobs related to professional, scientific and technical services in the field of education, trade, tourism and catering. The industry that employs the largest number of workers in Sydney is education, followed by tourism.

Interesting facts

  • Sydney was originally called “Albion”, but its founder, Arthur Philip, changed its name to Sydney in recognition of the efforts of British Lord Thomas Townshend Sydney to establish this colony.
  • Sydney was the first British colony in Australia to be established in 1788.
  • Every year, this city is ranked among the top 10 best cities to live in in the world.
  • With about 4.6 million inhabitants, about 20% of the total population of Australia lives in Sydney and its surroundings.
  • The world-famous New Year’s celebration was watched by 1.5 million people in Sydney and more than a billion people on television around the world. About 4,500 kilograms of fireworks are consumed on New Year’s Eve.
  • Perhaps Sydney’s most famous attraction, the Sydney Opera House, was completed in 1973 and took a full 14 years and 10,000 construction workers to build, with a final total cost of $ 102 million – 14 times the original estimated cost.
  • Sydney has the deepest natural harbor in the world with 504.00 megaliters of water.

Victoria / Melbourne


is located in the southeastern part of Australia and is the smallest of all other countries but is very urbanized and with its 5 million inhabitants is one of the most densely populated regions of Australia. It is the second most populous country in Australia, just behind New South Wales. The state capital is Melbourne. It is often called the capital of Australian culture because it is the center of Australian cinema, art, dance and music.

Before the arrival of the Europeans, Victoria was inhabited by Aborigines, mostly collectively known as Koori. Since Great Britain declared almost all of Eastern Australia its colony, Victoria has been included in the wider colony of New South Wales.

It achieved its self-government in 1855. After the discovery of gold in today’s city of Ballart, the Victorian gold rush officially began, which caused an increase in the population and the wealth of the state. Thanks to that, Melbourne became the financial center of Australia and New Zealand, as well as the capital between 1901 and 1927, while Canberra was still under construction.


is the capital of the state of Victoria and is the second largest and most populous city in Australia, just behind Sydney. This city is the leading financial center in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region, and for the third year in a row, it has been declared the liveliest city in the world. Melbourne ranks extremely high in the fields of education, entertainment, health, research and development, tourism and sports. It is considered the capital of culture in Australia. It is home to Australian cinema, art, dance, football and sport. One of the most prestigious sporting events, the Grand Slam Australian Open in tennis, is being held right in Melbourne.

The biggest sights of the city are: Federation square, Queen Victoria Market, aquarium, zoo, Eureca Skydeck 88, etc.

Melbourne is one of the largest industrial cities in Australia. About 300,000 people are employed in the manufacturing sector, which includes the production of cars, chemicals, food, etc. Of the other industries that are also at the heart of the Australian economy, we single out finance, the IT industry and tourism. The sector where there is always a shortage of workers is health, so all medical experts from abroad are welcome in this city.

Interesting facts

  • Before Melbourne became known by this name, it was called Batmania, Bearbras, Bearport, Bearhip and Bearbury.
  • Melbourne is officially the largest fox capital in the world with between 6 and 23 foxes per square kilometer in the metropolitan area.
  • Melbourne is the only city in the world to have five sports facilities by international standards (including three with retractable roofs). These are: Melbourne Cricket Ground, Docklands Stadium, Rod Laver Arena, Hisense Arena and Melbourne Park Olympic Park.
  • The world’s first feature film, the story of Ned Kelly Gang, was shot and made in Melbourne in 1906.
  • Kilda’s amusement park is the oldest privately run amusement park in the world.
  • The famous tram system in Melbourne is the largest outside Europe and the fourth largest in the world. It stretches for 244 kilometers (152 miles) and has 450 trams.
  • Melbourne is home to eight of Australia’s ten largest R&D investors.
  • The first Olympic Games, hosted by Australia, were held in Melbourne in 1956.
  • The largest stained glass ceiling in the world is located in Melbourne, in the National Gallery of Victoria.
  • Melbourne has the largest number of cafes and restaurants per capita in the world.
  • This city is the only city that has more Greeks outside Greece and Italians outside Italy.

Queensland / Brisbane


is the second largest country in Australia. When compared to other countries, it can be stated as an example that it is 5 times larger in area than Japan. The population is 4.5 million people and the capital is Brisbane. More than half of the people live outside the urban area of ​​Brisbane, which is a different situation compared to other countries where the majority of the population lives in large urban centers. This state has 5 of the total 11 natural garden areas of Australia. These include the scenic Rome National Parks, Frase Island, the Riversleigh Fossil Fields, the Wet Tropics and one of the 7 wonders of the world – the Great Barrier Reef. As the country with the lowest tax in Australia, with new technologies and services and enough space for development, Queensland is certainly a desirable destination for many new businesses every year.

Queensland was inhabited by Aborigines 65,000 years ago. The first Europeans to visit this area were Dutch explorers Willem Jenz and Jan Carstens. The first conqueror of Queensland was James Cook, who came to this territory back in 1970. After that, it became part of New South Wales and a colony of Great Britain at the same time. Queensland officially seceded from New South Wales in 1851.

From an economic point of view, Queensland is one of the largest tourism centers in Australia precisely because of the large amount of natural heritage it possesses.


is the capital and most populous city of Queensland. It has a population of 2.2 million. It is named after the Brisbane River on which it is located and which was named after the Scottish Governor of New South Wales, Sir Thomas Brisbane.

Brisbane is rapidly developing as a diversified and energetic global city with an economy worth 114 billion dollars. It is part of Australia’s fastest growing metropolitan region, Southeast Queensland, with a population expected to double to almost 4 million by 2056.

The biggest sights of the city are Queensland Cultural Center, South Bank Parklands, Brisbane Powerhouse, Alma Park…

The key occupations that are becoming very popular in Brisbane are related to the construction industry, education, finance, health, mining, transport, etc. More than half of the population of this district works in these industries. In addition, still in this part, all these occupations are in short supply and represent an opportunity for immigration.

Business services make up more than a quarter of Brisbane’s total economy. That sector is the largest in terms of the number of employees in this city.

Interesting facts

  • The city of Brisbane is better known as “Bris-Vegas” because of its cosmopolitan way of life. Brisbane’s home name is “Mian-Jin” which means “spike-shaped place”.
  • Brisbane is Australia’s new world city with an economy worth 135 billion dollars.
  • In 2003, the center of Brisbane was recognized as the best center in the world by the International Downtown Association (IDA), beating some of the most glamorous cities in the world.
  • Brisbane is the third largest capital by geographical area in the world. It occupies about 1,140 square kilometers.
  • This city was originally called Edenglassie. The name was changed in 1834 after the Scottish Governor of New South Wales from 1821 to 1825, Sir Thomas Brisbane.
  • During World War II, many American forces were stationed in Brisbane, and the campus of the University of Queensland was turned into a barracks for the last three years of the war.
  • Brisbane is considered one of the 10 best cities of the future according to the London Financial Times FDI magazine.

West Australia / Perth


is a country that occupies a third of Western Australia and is also the country with the largest area. It is also the least populated country in Australia with only 2.5 million inhabitants. Almost 92% of the population in this country lives in the southwestern part. The capital and largest city of Western Australia is Perth.

The history of this state, enriched by Aboriginal people, dates back 40,000 years. The first European to discover the Perth area was the Dutch navigator Willem de Wlamingh, who sailed along the coast as early as 1697 and named the river Swan after the large flocks of black swans in the area. European settlement of this area began in 1826 when the southern port of Albany was set up as a military outpost. The seat of the colony was moved to Perth.

The first large wave of settlement in this country occurred in 1890 with the discovery of gold in the central and southern interior of the country. During the gold rush, there was a large influx of people from all over the world to this region.

Western Australia is internationally known as a high quality supplier of agricultural products with exports of more than 80%. Wheat, oilseed rape, barley, wool and lamb are mostly exported. On the other hand, over 80% of the population of this country is employed in the service industry. Most of these jobs are in Australia’s scarce occupations. Western Australia is also home to the largest maritime industry in Australia.


is the capital of this state. With almost 2 million inhabitants, it is the fourth largest city in Australia. The city is located between the Darling slope and the Indian Ocean, along the banks of the Swan River, only 12 kilometers from the ocean. The river is named after the famous black swans that can often be seen on its banks. The city was originally founded in 1856 by James Stirling as the administrative center of the Swan River colony. It was inhabited en masse at the end of the 19th century, when the gold rush was declared in this area.

Today, Perth is a city that ranks extremely high in the world, primarily for its combination of urban sophistication and international taste, and often this city is the first destination for tourists and immigrants in Australia. The population of Perth has almost double the growth of the national average and is officially the city with the lowest unemployment rate in Australia.

The biggest sights of the city are: The Perth Mint, Swan Valley, Swan River, The Aquarium, Perth Bell Tower…

Most people with a lower level of education work primarily in the mining industry. This is certainly not equated with gold rush, but the fact is that this climate is rich in ore whose exploration the population can earn. In addition to mining, the industries that employ a large number of workers in Perth are: finance and insurance, professional, scientific and technical services, catering, education and retail.

Interesting facts

  • Perth is the most isolated capital in the world. It is over 2,000 kilometers away from the nearest major city.
  • It is known as the sunniest city in the world with an average of eight hours of sunshine a day throughout the year.
  • Perth also became known as the city of light. When astronaut John Glenn orbited in 1962, he could see Perth because all the residents turned on their lights in their homes.
  • Thanks to the mining industry, Perth has the largest number of self-made millionaires per capita, more than any other city in the world.
  • The Perth Mint is the oldest mint in the world that still operates in its original premises.
  • Perth is the only city in the world where planes can land in the business part of the city.
  • Kings Park in Perth is the largest inner city park in the world, bigger than New York’s Central Park.
  • Traveling by bus around Perth is free if you are in the free transit zone or use the free CAT buses.

South Australia / Adelaide


is the fourth largest country in Australia with 1.64 million inhabitants. The largest percentage of the population lives in the capital Adelaide. South Australia is also known as the country of wine. The soil and climate of this part of Australia create ideal conditions for growing vines, so this is a paradise for wine lovers. The country is home to many cultures at the same time, over 300,000 inhabitants of this part of Australia were not born in Australia.

More than 40,000 years ago, Aboriginal people inhabited this area, and although a lot of time has passed since then, this is a country that has preserved most of Aboriginal culture and tradition. The territory that today represents this state remained a British colony in 1788 as part of the colony of New South Wales. In addition to the fact that the colony occupied two thirds of the continent of Australia, its eastern coast was the most populated, which is the case even today. Only 40 years have passed since the more serious settlement of this territory in modern times. The first inhabitants of South Australia settled Kangaroo Island in July 1836.

The main industry in South Australia is manufacturing. The main products are agricultural / horticultural products including wine.


is the capital of South Australia and is a civilized and peaceful city with about 1.2 million inhabitants. The city is divided into two parts separated by the Thorens River, Adelaide and North Adelaide. The city is surrounded by beautiful greenery, mountains and beaches which makes a fantastic landscape. It is best known for its exceptional wine, which is world famous. Adelaide is a city where the Aboriginal culture has left the strongest influence, so this is the place where you can learn the most about the oldest civilization in Australia. Adelaide is surrounded by parks, historic buildings, wide streets, various cafes and as such, a quiet town, is the total opposite of Sydney for example. There is a saying among the population and that is that from any point in the city, it is possible to reach another point in as much as twenty minutes.

The biggest sights of the city are: Adelaide Botanic Garden, National Wine Center of Australia, Adelaide Oval, Victoria Square, South Australian Museum and so on.

Adelaide has the lowest average salary and the highest unemployment rate of all the top five cities in Australia. When we talk about unemployment, we would emphasize that in September 2014, it was 6.7%. The most sought-after jobs in the city are related to education and health. These industries are currently on the rise and represent employment opportunities and an immigration population. What is an advantage over other Australian cities is that life here is among the cheapest. Other industries that enjoy a very important role in the city’s economy are bio-science, engineering, ICT industry, medical research, tourism and the wine industry.

Interesting facts

  • Adelaide was founded as a colony for free residents and is the only capital city that has been inhabited by free immigrants since its founding.
  • It is home to the largest number of depictions of Aboriginal culture and artifacts. They are exhibited in the Museum of South Australia, as well as in Tandania – the National Institute of Aboriginal Culture.
  • Adelaide is known for being a very accessible city. This city is also known as a twenty-minute city because it is known that you can reach any point in the city in just 20 minutes.
  • This city is the first in Australia to abolish sexual and racial discrimination, the death penalty, the first to recognize Aboriginal property rights and the first to give women the right to vote.
  • The exotic botanical garden in Adelaide has the largest and oldest greenhouses in the southern hemisphere. These greenhouses are a famous attraction for tourists.

Australian Capital Territory / Canberra


has about 380,000 residents who are mostly stationed in the Australian capital, Canberra. The territory stretches 88 kilometers from north to south and only 30 kilometers from west to east.

Before the arrival of the Europeans in 1820, this territory was inhabited by three Aboriginal tribes: Ngunval, Valgalu and Ngarigo. In 1901, a decision was made to develop the national capital territory. The move was a direct result of the Federation of Colonies in Australia.

The location of the Australian Capital Territory actually represents a compromise between two great rivals, Sydney and Melbourne. Canberra was built and set up as the capital of Australia precisely because of the impossibility of an agreement between these two cities. That explains why Canberra is right between them.

Officially, this territory received the status of an autonomous region – the federal capital territory in 1910. By the way, the parliament moved to Canberra only in 1927, and until then it was in Melbourne.

The national government and state institutions remain the main sector of this territory, but employment in the private sector has expanded significantly in the last few years and includes the production of sophisticated scientific and communication equipment, as well as computer software.


is the capital of Australia and with a population of 380,000 it is the largest inland city and the eighth largest city in Australia. It was chosen as the capital in 1908 as a compromise between two great rivals, Melbourne and Sydney. It is unusual that Canberra was built as a completely planned city. Canberra gained political significance during World War II and administrative importance from the late 1940s, but its physical development did not progress much until the middle of the twentieth century. The National Capital Development Commission initiated in 1958 to start investing significantly in the infrastructure of Canberra, which resulted in an increase in the number of inhabitants, elegant buildings, beautiful parks and wide boulevards. Today, Canberra is a modern city with a cosmopolitan spirit. It offers all city services: excellent health facilities, the best roads, excellent public transport and endless bike paths.

The biggest sights of the city are: the National Museum of Australia, the Parliament House, the Australian War Memorial, Lake Burley Griffin, etc.

Canberra is a city full of public institutions and services. Thanks to that, it is one of the cities with the lowest unemployment rate and, compared to other cities, it has one of the highest average earnings per capita. The main industry in the city is public administration and security, which makes up almost 30% of the total territorial gross product and employs about 33% of the total workforce of the city. In May 2012, the unemployment rate was 3.4%. The gross average weekly wage in Canberra is 1702 AUD and the national is 1485 AUD.

Interesting facts

  • Land for the Australian Capital Territory (originally known as the Federal Territory of Australia) was purchased from the state of New South Wales.
  • Canberra became the capital of Australia based on the rivalry of the two largest cities, Sydney and Melbourne. After the unification of Australia in 1901, it was decided that the capital of this country would be located between these two cities. The chosen location was 248 kilometers from Sydney and 483 kilometers from Melbourne.
  • No building in the city center should have more than 13 floors due to the strict city plan (only 3 buildings on the outskirts of the city cross this border).
  • Canberra is a word that means a gathering place in the Aboriginal language, although no one can confirm this theory with certainty.
  • It is estimated that Canberra residents, more than any other city dweller in Australia, attend art galleries, concerts, theaters, cinemas and other art events.
  • Canberra is the main center of diplomatic activity in Australia. More than 40 nations have established permanent diplomatic missions employing more than 1,200 workers. A corps of news correspondents is in Canberra to cover political and other events. Also, conventions and conferences of technical, scientific and educational groups are held from time to time. The city attracts around one million Australian and international visitors each year.

Tasmania / Hobart


Tasmania is the smallest country in Australia in terms of size and population. It is located 240 kilometers southeast of the mainland of Australia and is composed of the islands of Tasmania and the other 300 islands in the vicinity. It has a population of half a million inhabitants.

This country is rich in natural resources and beauties, rare species of animals, mountains and beautiful landscapes. As much as 40% of Tasmania’s territory is located in nature reserves and national parks.

Tasmania has more than 2,000 kilometers of hiking trails and 18 national parks. The capital is Hobart.

Tasmania was first inhabited by Tasmanian Aborigines, and evidence of this dates back some 35,000 years. The island was annexed to the mainland of Australia by the end of the last ice age some 10,000 years ago. After that, with rising sea levels, Tasmania separated from the mainland of Australia. The Dutch explorer Abel Tasma was the first to see this territory in 1642. He named this territory after the governor of the Dutch East Indies – the land of Van Dimen.

At the beginning of the 19th century, Tasmania was under British rule and became a penal territory. Its first inhabitants were mostly convicts and their guards. In 1901, it officially separated from the colony and formed the state of Australia together with 5 other Australian states.

Agriculture is essential in Tasmania. Due to the huge natural wealth, tourism is also developed.


is the capital and most populous city of the Australian territory of Tasmania. It was founded in 1804 as a penal colony of Great Britain. Hobart is the second oldest city in Australia right after Sydney and today has just over 200,000 inhabitants. It is located on the Dervent River and near it is Mount Wellington. The city is the financial and administrative center of Tasmania, and its port serves as the home of the Australian and French Antarctic missions. Hobart is on the list of 10 cities in the world that you must visit according to the documentary “Lonely Planet”. This city by industry can certainly find something for everyone.

The biggest sights of the city are: Mona, Wellington Park, Theater Royal, Port Arthur, Salamanca Place, etc.

Hobart is a regional center with a large number of employees in the following industries: Public administration and security, health and social assistance, trade, education and training, professional, scientific and technical services.

Interesting facts

  • The city is named after Robert Hobart, the British Secretary of State for War and the Colonies at the time of its founding.
  • The Royal Theater in Hobart is the oldest Australian theater still in operation.
  • Tasmania, and therefore Hobart, has the cleanest air in the world and the rain is so clean that certain amounts are carried by Australian Olympic athletes who compete abroad.
  • After Sydney, Hobart is the second oldest city in Australia.
  • The French and Australian Antarctic missions are based in Hobart.

North Territory / Darwin


occupies one-sixth of the total area of ​​Australia. The territory has about 230,000 inhabitants with about 40,000 people living in remote areas. Most residents live in Darwin, Palmerston or Alice Springs. Darwin is the capital of this state.

Every region of this country has great natural resources and national parks. The whole territory is divided into two parts: Top End and Red Center.

The first settlements of this territory happened about 50,000 years ago, which makes this territory one of the oldest inhabited in the world. Like all other Australian states, the Aborigines were the first to inhabit this territory. A wide range of Aboriginal culture and traditions are still present in the culture of this region. The proof in support of that is that over 80 languages ​​are still spoken in this territory. Europeans first landed on the coast of this country in the 17th century. This territory was the first that the British tried to occupy. Out of a total of 4 attempts to settle, only one was successful. The others were unsuccessful due to great isolation and difficult conditions.

The economy of this region mainly consists of mining, however, tourism also has its share in the economy of this area, especially with the national parks Kakadu and Uluru-Kata Tjuta.



is the capital of the Northern Territory with a population of about 130,000 inhabitants. It is the smallest and northernmost city of all Australian cities. It is located on the Timor Sea. This city, like other cities in Australia, has a cosmopolitan culture with a population that makes up more than 60% of different nationalities. The multicultural mix of the city is especially emphasized with its numerous festivals and weekly food and craft markets. In business circles and industry, Darwin is known as the gateway to Southeast Asia.

The biggest sights of the city are: Deckchair Cinema, Defense of Darwin Experience, Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Mindil Beach…

Darwin is a city where people are mostly employed in the public sector which employs about 60% of the people. In addition to the state administration, other employees work in other developed industries such as mining, oil and gas production, livestock, tourism and tropical horticulture.

Interesting facts

  • Darwin was founded in 1869.
  • It was named after the famous scientist Charles Darwin.
  • In the last hundred years, the city has been completely destroyed twice. First in Japanese airstrikes during World War II, and again in 1974 during Hurricane Tracy.
  • Darwin is known for its extremely warm climate throughout the year and monsoon showers.
  • The city has a population density of 0.1 per square kilometer, so it is advisable to greet every person you meet on the road because there are great chances that it is the only person you will see for a certain period.
  • Darwin is closer to Jakarta and Singapore than to Sydney and Melbourne.
  • This city is home to the ancient Aboriginal people of Larrakia.