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  1. Moving to Australia

    1. Visa Chat

      Discuss all aspects about migrating to Australia and the visa process. This forum is for discussing Australian visas and migrating to Australia. 

      553,092
      posts
    2. Skilled Visas

      (e.g. 189, 190, 489)

      7,280
      posts
    3. Family / Partner Visas

      (e.g. Partner 309/820, Parent 143/103, Child 101,802)

      42,326
      posts
    4. Temporary Visas

      (457, 417, TSS)

      3,908
      posts
    5. Business Skills Visas

      (subclasses 132, 188, and 890 to 893)

      36
      posts
    6. Business Sponsored

      (186, 187)

      64,933
      posts
    7. Working Holiday Visas

      Discuss backpacking round Australia and Working Holiday Visas

      21,141
      posts
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  2. Life in Australia

    1. Aussie Chat

      All the latest news, gossip and general chat about migrating to and living in Australia.

      524,977
      posts
    2. Household

      Removals, creepie crawlies, health a, welfare and pets - Everything to making your home in Oz.

      21,186
      posts
    3. Renting & Real Estate

      Renting and real estate discussion on properties in Australia.

      26,280
      posts
    4. Money & Finance

      Discuss foreign exchange, mortgages, lending and finance in general for your new life in Australia.

      40,691
      posts
    5. Education

      Talk about the Australian kindergarten, schools and higher education system.

      17,900
      posts
    6. Health

      Discuss all health related matters

      12,595
      posts
    7. Careers and Vacancies

      Discuss your career , job prospects and employment in Australia.

      82,597
      posts
    8. Kids Down Under

      Forum for chat about schools, playgroups, kids clubs, childcare options, activities, days out, where to shop, playparks and more.

      9,381
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    11. Travel

      Discuss flights, vacations and holidays

      14,193
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  3. Australian States & Territories

    1. ACT

      Discuss migrating to and living in the Australian Capital Territory. This includes Canberra and its surrounds.

      9,332
      posts
    2. New South Wales

      Discuss migrating to and living in New South Wales.

      20,978
      posts
    3. Northern Territory

      Discuss migrating to and living in the Northern Territory

      2,256
      posts
    4. Queensland

      Discuss migrating to and living in Queensland. This includes Brisbane and its surrounds.

      31,391
      posts
    5. South Australia

      Discuss migrating to and living in South Australia

      5,474
      posts
    6. Tasmania

      Discuss migrating to and living in Tasmania. This includes Hobart and its surrounds.

      4,559
      posts
    7. Victoria

      Discuss migrating to and living in Victoria

      29,103
      posts
    8. Western Australia

      Discuss migrating to and living in Western Australia. This includes Perth and its surrounds.

      41,845
      posts
  4. Partner Forums

    1. Money Transfer: Ask Moneycorp

      Chat with Moneycorp about moving your money to / from Australia

      2,795
      posts
    2. Financial Advice: Ask Vista

      Vista Financial Services - Expert Advice on Financial Advice, UK Pensions Transfers to Australian Superannuation – QROP

      1,152
      posts
    3. Shipping Pets: Ask Pet Air

      Pet Travel queries? Ask Pet Air - A bespoke pet travel service owned and run by vets.

      1,436
      posts
  5. Moving to the UK

    1. UK Chat

      Are you an expat in Australia moving back to the UK. Use this forum to discuss the move back.

      126,233
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  • Latest Topics

  • Latest Posts

    • Hi I'm British and currently living in the UK with my Australian girlfriend. We may look to move out to Australia at the end of 2019, depending on a few things. To make the decision easier I would appreciate any help to the following questions. 1) As I understand it the exchange rate on the date at which you become a resident for Australian tax purposes, will be used as a base for working out overseas capital gains in the future. If I move to Australia on a tourist visa and then apply for a de facto 820 visa in Australia, is the date i become resident for tax purposes the date I arrived in the country, the date I lodged my application for the de facto visa, or a later date when I have got my TFN and can officially work? 2) I have some money outside of investments and not gaining any interest in the UK - in various sports betting accounts and a sports betting syndicate specifically and I may choose to keep that money to bet with in the UK. If I did so and then transferred money across 2 years later for example at 1.9 dollars to the pound instead of 1.7 dollars to the pound, would i have to pay a capital gain on the increase in AUD worth, even though the funds are not actually invested in anything, so nothing is being sold and there isn't an actual real capital gain on the money? 3) Do you have to declare every single pound of investments and funds you have overseas when you become an Australian resident for tax purposes, or is this not the case? 4) Furthermore sports gambling is at the moment tax free in the UK and Aus. If I happen to make money after my date of Australian residence for tax purposes and then transferred across in a few years time at 1 pound to 2 dollars for example. Would I still be liable for a capital gain based on the initial 1.7 dollars to the pound rating, when I arrived, even though I made the money well after I became an Australian tax resident? Instead if i had lost for example £50k in sports gambling in the 2 years after I left in the UK, but the exchange rate had gone up to 2 dollars and I decide to send money over, would I still have to pay capital gains on the increase in AUD, despite me actually having lost money in the UK. 5) I also own a small flat in the UK, which we have lived in for the last year. If we were to move to Australia, and become a resident for tax purposes, but only rent in Australia, would I have to pay capital gains on my house in the UK (at 28%) if I was to sell it 3 years later, or would it still be classified as my home and therefore immune from capital gains tax, as I didn't yet own one in Australia?   Obviously I may win or lose sports gambling going forward and i understand losses can't be used as a capital loss for tax purposes. I know this a niche area, but any help or advice to let me understand the situation better, is much appreciated.   Thanks   Mack
    • Just got an email from my agent notifying me that also my visa application has been refused as the nomination was refused.
    • I am quite sure the 103 visas will take much longer than 8 years 
    • Have you read the requirements for the 190? https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/trav/visa-1/190- You must: have a relevant occupation
      have a suitable skills assessment for the occupation
      meet the points test pass mark of 60 points
      be nominated by a state or territory government agency
      be under 45 years of age at time of invitation
      have Competent English
      be invited by us to apply.
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