Month: October 2021

Travel freedoms for fully vaccinated Australians and permanent residents

From 1 November 2021, Australian citizens and permanent residents aged 12 and over who have received two doses of an approved or recognised vaccine will be able to leave Australia without needing an outwards travel exemption. Children under 12, and those who cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons, will also be able to travel overseas without anRead more

Partner Visa Sponsorship Changes

Reforms to the Partner visa program were announced as part of the 2020-21 Federal Budget. The objective is to scrutinize sponsors more and avoid family violence by changing how the sponsorship and partner visa applications work. These changes should come into effect from November 2021, but applications that have already been lodged won’t be affected.Read more

Parents to be classified as ‘immediate family’ for travel to Australia

The decision to classify the parents of Australian citizens and permanent residents as immediate family, opening the door for them to travel into the country, has been met with relief and much excitement. The rule change will allow parents of Australian citizens and permanent residents to travel to Australian states and territories that have reachedRead more

No quarantine for fully vaccinated travellers entering NSW

Quarantine will no longer be necessary for fully vaccinated international arrivals entering New South Wales from 1st November 2021. The aim of the decision is to allow Australians stranded abroad to get home by the end of the year, and to relaunch international travel and tourism. How will this work? To qualify for no quarantine, arrivals fromRead more

We’re excited to announce that we’re back at the office…

We are pleased to have remained fully operational throughout the ongoing pandemic. Like many businesses, our staff worked from home during lockdown. So we’re excited to announce that we are officially back in the office from this week to start getting things back to normal. We are proud of our team who have successfully continuedRead more

COVID Travel Updates – October 2021

Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison recently announced that borders will be opening for Australian citizens and permanent residents within the next few weeks. States and territories are to open borders at different times given their varying vaccination rates but are expected to commence opening their borders in November. Mr Morrison said the next priority wouldRead more