History of Australia Day

History of Australia Day

January 26 serves as a significant date in Australian history, commemorating the arrival of the First Fleet at Sydney Cove in 1788. However, the journey to this pivotal moment began over a week earlier when the initial ship of the 11-vessel fleet reached Botany Bay on...
Changes to partner visa lodgements

Changes to partner visa lodgements

On 25 November 2023 changes were made to Partner (subclass 309) and Partner (subclass 820) visas. Partner (subclass 309) visa can be granted to applicants in or outside Australia. For more information see Subclass 309 Partner (Provisional) visa Partner (subclass...
Changes to partner visa lodgements

ACS Processing timeframes

Australian Computing Society has updated their processing times for Migration Skills Assessments. Migration Skills Assessments ICT Skills Assessment: 10–12 weeks Review and Appeal Assessment: 8 weeks
Submissions on 2024/25 PR Program for Australia

Submissions on 2024/25 PR Program for Australia

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Home Affairs has released the planning of the 2024–25 permanent Migration Program. Please provide your submission by 11:59pm Sunday 17 December 2023. Home Affairs may share the de-identified content with other parties such...