Dream Australia

Welcome to Dream Australia

If you are looking to migrate to Australia for work, business, to study or for a holiday, the Dream Australia multi-media platform will allow you to see first hand through free video podcasts and television stories the breadth of opportunities which exist across Australia.  You now have a visual guide into the many different local communities, workplaces and/or education institutions spread across Australia.

Dream Australia explores and captures the diversity, the energy and the rhythm of Australia through the eyes of the people who have come to live in this great land. The good and the bad, the difficulty of making a new life, the hopes and the aspirations people have for the future. 

Australia is a very large and diverse country.  From the tropical north to the mineral rich west, from the Snowy Mountains to the glistening cities of the coast to the wild and rugged south and hot arid deserts of the red centre, each State, each region, each city has its own unique character.

And every person has their own experience and perceptions of life in Australia – their own story to tell.  Their own sense of place.

If you are thinking about migrating to Australia  then become a Dream Australia member. As a member you will receive regular e-newsletters and alerts with the latest Australian job vacancies, free migration advice, education, company, industry and regional profiles and much more.  Best of all, it is free: join, and like the Dream Australia Facebook page to view new video links.

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Thinking about migrating to Australia to work in the health sector?

With over 30 years experience in the Australian health industry Chris Mitchell, the CEO of Health Workforce Queensland, shares his insights into the work opportunities for overseas health workers in regional Queensland. In his article, Chris covers the current shortages; where the jobs are; how to successfully apply for a position and the pitfalls to avoid when applying for your migration visa. View this article.

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  • Chief Executive Officer (Local Government) Applications Close: 30 June 2015 The CEO is key to the success of the organisation, leading the secretariat, the pivotal link between the LGA Board and the secretariat and playing a key role in establishing and utilising key relationships within other levels of government for the betterment of the Local Government sector, therefore Councils and communities across the State.
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  • Vineyard Workshop Mechanic (Murraylands and Riverland Region) 2 July Local employer is seeking someone with good knowledge of mechanical duties for mechanical repairs in their workshop. The successful applicant will be required to work on various vineyard machinery such as grape harvesters, trucks and tractors and also capable of working on their vineyard. Applicants must be physically fit, willing to work flexible hours and have a 'can-do' attitude.
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  • GP Permanent Rockhampton URGENT (Health Workforce Queensland) Rockhampton is a thriving metropolitan city situated 20 minutes from the Capricorn Coast. Rockhampton is the Beef Capital of Australia and supports not only the farming and agricultural communities, but the rich Bowen Basin Coal Mining communities.

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Childcare agencies struggling to find staff in Australia

Everywhere in Australia, especially in regional and rural districts, literally hundreds of childcare centres are advertising for qualified workers, but there simply aren’t enough. Childcare centres and nanny agencies are being forced to recruit offshore for qualified staff, because they cannot find enough Australians to do the job.

A report prepared by Charles Darwin University on the employment in the early childhood education and care sector (ECEC) in the Northern Territory found that nearly one third of the workforce were from overseas with the largest number from Asia.
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TV Series

Claudia and Rachid Ait-Touati (Murraylands / Riverland region) and Mary and Javier Centenera (Mallala region) Stories

After feeling trapped in their home country of Holland, Claudia and Rachid decided it was time to realise Claudia’s childhood dream of moving to Australia. A migration agent advised them they would not be granted an Australian working visa. They didn’t have much money in the bank. If they couldn’t work they wouldn’t last long. But they decided to try their luck. They packed five bags, their young family and headed to Australia on a tourist visa.
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Company Spotlight

Italian family builds business dream in the Barossa Region

"Our dream was to start a business around food and wine, and when we discovered Angaston in the Barossa Valley region, with its weekly Barossa Farmers Market, beautiful fresh farm gate produce and an incredible group of like-minded people who were passionate about sustainable farming and whose motto was ‘buy local’, we instantly thought we could create something there and build a future for our babies, Sofia and Filippo. After all the wonderful places we had visited in Europe, we never imagined that we would find what we were looking for in Angaston in South Australia"

When the Carboni family arrived on Australia’s shores in 2011 they were destined for Melbourne. But a close friend managed to lure them to the Barossa Valley region in South Australia - a place famous for its local food produce and world renowned for its wonderful wines. Their friend insisted they would full in love with the stunning landscape, the friendly people and the relaxed outdoor lifestyle.
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Growing work opportunities for nurses in regional and remote parts of Australia

Across many locations in Australia, particularly in regional and remote areas, hospitals and other healthcare providers are recruiting well-qualified, experienced overseas nurses to fill vacancies they cannot fill with the local workforce.

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection reports that 10.9 per cent of the 457 visas granted in 2012–13 were in the Health Care and Social Assistance sector.
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Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

QUT is a major Australian university with a global outlook and a 'real-world' focus. We are one of the nation’s fastest growing research universities and our courses are in high demand. Our graduates include eight Rhodes Scholars, five of these awarded in the past six years. 
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Northern Territory

The Northern Territory has experienced a period of strong economic growth in recent years. Forecasters expect this growth cycle to continue with a growth rate of more than 6% expected for 2013/14.

Almost 95 per cent of businesses in the Northern Territory are small businesses, with the tourism sector which provides around 18,000 jobs the largest private sector employer.

Mining is the Territory’s most important industry. The Territory is rich in mineral deposits: gold, uranium, nickel, copper and many other minerals are either being mined or are under exploration.

Additionally, the Timor Sea is highly regarded as a prospective location for petroleum resources and contains large-scale oil and gas fields under various stages of operation, construction and consideration. The Northern Territory Government is working to secure and develop these resources.

The Territory’s horticultural sector is also significant and famed for its mangoes, but also produces melons, citrus fruit, bananas, pasture crops, cut flowers, peanuts, table grapes and a range of leafy greens and vegetables.

Housing affordability in the Territory has improved in recent years as the cost of housing finance, ie interest rates, has declined. The median price of a house in Darwin is currently approximately $592,000 while adult Average Weekly Earnings, on a seasonally adjusted basis, approximate $1540.00 per week.
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