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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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Visit the Murraylands and Riverland Regions

Whether you want to relax on a leisurely houseboat holiday, explore the backwaters and creeks of Australia’s greatest waterway or simply drop a line and enjoy a spot of fishing, the region is the place to relax and rejuvenate.
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Two Wells and Barossa Region

The region is the heart of Australia's foremost wine making state, with more than 20% of Australia's wine made in the region, contributing $660 million to the regional economy and 5,000 full time jobs, which represented 24 per cent of the regional total. The region also produces significant quantities of cereal, fruit, vegetables, forest products, pigs and poultry.

The region has strong in-ward population migration and has a larger than average concentration of younger people and a slightly smaller than average share of persons aged between 15 to 64 years. Over 48 per cent of all persons aged 15 or over held some form of non-school qualification with participation in tertiary education increasing by 9 per cent in recent years.

The top five contributors to total employment in the region are manufacturing, retail trade, agriculture, forestry, health and community services and education and training. The region has three country hospitals - Tanunda, Angaston and Kapunda, and one District hospital in Gawler. There are two colleges of Technical and Further Education (Nuriootpa and Gawler) and the Roseworthy Campus of the University of Adelaide which is known for its agricultural research, veterinary school and equine hospital.
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New South Wales

New South Wales is Australia’s most populous state with a population of approximately 7.2 million people. The State is located in the south-eastern part of the Australian continent. Its coastline extends from the relative temperate coastal and mountainous areas in the south and centre to the warm and humid sub-tropical north.

The areas of the State west of the Great Dividing Range become increasingly arid and the diversity of the New South Wales landscape becomes readily apparent with the change in the environment from rich pastoral or grazing country to expanses of desert towards the centre of Australia.

In total, New South Wales covers an area of around 802,000 square kilometres or approximately 10.4 per cent of Australia’s total area. This figure includes Lord Howe, a small island in the Pacific Ocean. New South Wales.


The capital of New South Wales is the city of Sydney, the site of the country’s oldest European settlement. Sydney is Australia’s largest and most cosmopolitan city, with ethnic communities from more than 100 countries. It has a population of approximately 4.2 million people.

The city’s icons include Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Sydney Cricket Ground and the Sydney Opera House. Sydney is an important international finance centre and is home to one of the world’s most beautiful harbours and great seaports.

Sydney enjoys a temperate climate with warm to hot summers and mild winters. Its location on the Pacific Coast influences the city’s weather patterns with the climate on Sydney’s north shore more mild than that in the city’s western suburban areas.

Despite its size, Sydney invariably ranks highly in surveys of the world’s most liveable cities. It is also a city that is world famous for its attractions and also for its significance as a financial centre.

Not surprisingly, Sydney’s education and health facilities are world class, with a comprehensive network of hospitals, both public and private, as well as health and medical centres and access to pre-school, primary and secondary schools and universities readily available to the population. There are also four multi campus institutes of Technical and Further Education that provide a wide range of vocational education courses and programs.

The facilities available in Sydney are, to a significant extent, mirrored in the State’s major regions and regional centres. The people of New South Wales have ready access to a wide variety of health, education and community services that are provided through a comprehensive network of regional centres across the State.

New South Wales Economy

New South Wales is Australia's largest state economy, with approximately 31% of the nation's Gross Domestic Product. The next largest state, Victoria, currently contributes around 22%.

Since the early to mid 1970’s, New South Wales has experienced a period of rapid economic change. Many of the more traditional industries such as ship building and steel production have largely ceased to exist while agriculture has declined as an important area of economic activity.

The services sector, and particularly financial services, plus new areas of economic activity such as the information industries have developed rapidly and largely replaced to more traditional drivers of economic growth.

For more information on the New South Wales economy: here

Major Regional Cities

Newcastle, with a population of over 300,000, is the second largest city in New South Wales. The city is located on the NSW coast approximately 160 kilometres north of Sydney at the mouth of the Hunter River. Newcastle enjoys a warm sub tropical/maritime climate with mild winters and warm to hot summers.

For more information on the New South Wales regional communities: here


The school system in New South Wales commences with Kindergarten and concludes with Year 12. Primary schooling ends at the conclusion of year 6 and secondary schooling runs from year7 to year 12.

The public school system is comprehensive and state-wide in extent. There is also a private school system although it is not as extensive as the state system.

Vocational training is provided by the state’s ten institutes of Technical and Further Education.

New South Wales has eleven universities with the majority of campuses located in Sydney. Australia’s oldest university the University of Sydney is the largest. Macquarie University, the University of Technology, Sydney and the University of Western Sydney also have campuses in the city. The Australian Catholic University and the University of Notre Dame Australia are private universities located in Sydney.

Outside of Sydney, the University of Newcastle, the University of Wollongong, the University of New England, Charles Sturt University and Southern Cross University are available to regional students.

In summary, New South Wales is a vibrant, multi-cultural society with a highly developed economy that offers it's growing population a bright and prosperous future.

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Overseas Trained Doctors

Sadaf Seyedsalehi was inspired by her brother’s journey to Queensland where he was working as a registered general practitioner.

After completing her medical degree at one of Iran’s top medical universities, Sadaf practiced medicine for 17 months. But it wasn’t long before she was looking for new opportunities and adventures. Sadaf’s brother, Ashkan had described the amazing countryside, the relaxed and safe nature and opportunities for trained doctors and general health care workers in regional Queensland. Sadaf decided that she wanted to join her brother in Australia.

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Dream Australia Study Tours

Would you like to develop a lasting international friendship with an Australian student and their family?

Looking to enhance your English language skills?

Like to learn more about Australia's unique lifestyle, culture and play Australian sports?

Then join the Dream Australia Study Tours 

​Dream Australia Study Tours will allow you to taste a sample of what it is like to study in Australia. Dream Australia Study Tours offer school students that are aged between 10 and 18 years, the opportunity to participate and study in an Australian school.

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  • Two Permanent General Practitioners - Chinchilla (Health Workforce Queensland) The practice is looking for two Dr’s for a start and one nurse. This will increase as patient lists increase. There will be a Sr. receptionist and a Jr. receptionist plus a Practice manager.
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  • Early Childhood Teacher Job (Horsham, Victoria) Applications Close: 7 July The successful candidate will lead our 30 place of 3-5 year-old Kindergarten Room and will partner with our educators, families and the local community to provide the highest quality early education and care to the children attending our service.
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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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