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  1. Thank you all for the feedback. I've looked at the FB group 'Australian Travel & Exemption Support' and it is a great source of information. There doesn't seem to be any certainty of approval even if it is a 1 way move. I'll update in a few week after I've received an approval or rejection! Ash
  2. Hi all, My family (wife and 2 children) are in the process of arranging a permanent move back to the UK. She is Japanese so we are applying for a UK visa. The current stipulations about leaving Australia for more than 30 days appear a little ambiguous. My family are all citizens or permanent residents of Australia. The government website advises exemptions are provided if: https://covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/leaving-australia#toc-7 you are travelling outside Australia for a compelling reason for three months or longer Does anyone have any experience of what a 'compelling reason' is? The UK visa is very expensive and I don't want to fail at the last hurdle by not being allowed out of the country by the Australian government. To be clear, we will all have a one way ticket, relevant passports or visa for UK. I will have also quit my job and terminated my rental contract. Any advice would be greatly appreciated, are there an keys words to include on the exemption request? Warm regards, Ash