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Old Jan 18th 2005, 1:54 pm
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Any help on the questions below please........

I'm out to Aus for ten days to activate my visa start of March, but plan to be out there for good in September with the family.

So, what are the first things to do when I get out there ? Apart for the obvious, like renting a house and getting a car, any idea what State Government Departments I need to visit - assuming that "I do" need to visit some.

How do I go about getting a Tax File number, and are there any local authority departments I need to register with ?

One last question, I have seen the info on getting Trade Certificates recognised, but can anyone give me any details regarding Technical company courses as well. I have City and Guilds in Electronics and Electrical Engineering ( Sparks), but also Telecoms Transmission, Switching and some Data/Cisco courses as well,( as this has been my field of work for about 20 years) all these were company instigated and related to my work at that period of time, is it worth sending copies of these in with my C&G certificates copies when apply for Trade recognition ?

Any info on the above will be well received.........

Cheers.

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Old Jan 18th 2005, 9:59 pm
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I think you can apply for your tax file number online .............yup just looked up the website....if u r in Oz u can apply online.....if not in oz u can print off the form and post it
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I think you can apply for your tax file number online .............yup just looked up the website....if u r in Oz u can apply online.....if not in oz u can print off the form and post it

http://www.ato.gov.au/individuals/pa...02_001_008_002
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Old Jan 18th 2005, 10:00 pm
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Originally Posted by biggy
I think you can apply for your tax file number online .............yup just looked up the website....if u r in Oz u can apply online.....if not in oz u can print off the form and post it

I think, you need to have your visa validated first (if you're not in OZ)
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Old Jan 18th 2005, 10:50 pm
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From what I remember the application process was very quick. I think we got our numbers within a week of doing the online application. The bank refunded the witheld tax as soon as they received the TFN.

The only places I think you need to visit are Medicare (but the need about 10 days after your arrival) and Centrelink.

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Originally Posted by kirsty&al
From what I remember the application process was very quick. I think we got our numbers within a week of doing the online application. The bank refunded the witheld tax as soon as they received the TFN.

The only places I think you need to visit are Medicare (but the need about 10 days after your arrival) and Centrelink.

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Why Centrelink? I haven't, no-one advised me to do so.

You've got me worried now that I've missed something really important!

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Old Jan 18th 2005, 11:27 pm
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Originally Posted by Elaine M
Why Centrelink? I haven't, no-one advised me to do so.

You've got me worried now that I've missed something really important!

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Ditto!
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If I were you I'd wait until September for getting the tax file number otherwise you might be required to submit a tax return, or at least fill out the form explaining why you don't have to submit a tax return.
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Originally Posted by Elaine M
Why Centrelink? I haven't, no-one advised me to do so.

You've got me worried now that I've missed something really important!

Elaine M

As far as I know, the only people that need to go to Centrelink on arriving are those with children? Or returning citizens if they want to apply for Income support while waiting for a job.

If you dont have children, there isnt alot Centrelink can do to help.

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Originally Posted by Hels
As far as I know, the only people that need to go to Centrelink on arriving are those with children? Or returning citizens if they want to apply for Income support while waiting for a job.

If you dont have children, there isnt alot Centrelink can do to help.

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Oops, sorry If you have children you should get in touch with centrelink. You can get tax offsets and benefit (which are means tested); and you don't have to wait 2 years to get these.

If you don't have kids forget about centrelink.

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Originally Posted by kirsty&al
Oops, sorry If you have children you should get in touch with centrelink. You can get tax offsets and benefit (which are means tested); and you don't have to wait 2 years to get these.

If you don't have kids forget about centrelink.

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Phew, thanks for clarifying! I'm on my own so don't need to contact Centrelink then.

Had me worried there!

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