Australia - Travel Guide
“Down Under” is a dream destination for many travelers. Understandably so, as
The mystical culture of the Australian natives, the Aborigines, is spellbinding.
The most famous landmark of
A natural wonder in itself is the
Further south, visitors can travel along the
A stunning impression is rendered by the “Twelve Apostles”, giant stone pillars reaching out of the water along the coast line.
The cities of Alice Springs and
If time allows, a visit should be made to
Aside from the wellness-metropolis
Due to its island state,
The Outback, as the Australians call the center of their country, takes on thousands of colors from red to beige. But on the edge, the country is green. Mighty rivers stream to the sea, which allows for agricultural riches.
Along the coast are national parks, and in the North of
The very edge of
A special spectacle of nature can be seen if traveling in spring. The Outback blooms when heavy rain falls turn the desert like landscape into a huge sea of colorful blooms.
By the way: the Australian Alps and
Working Holiday: Tax issues
If you are a European (excluding residents from Commonwealth countries) in Australia on a Working Holiday Visa, you will have to pay 29 percent tax, unless you can claim to be a resident for tax purposes. The major deciding factor in this is if you are staying in one place for six months or more. There is a questionnaire to determine this on the webpage of the Australian Taxation Office. (www.ato.gov.au) Many people I met thought they would get all their taxes back and then were facing a nasty surprise at the end of the financial year. [more ]
How to get a visa for Australia
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Working Holiday Visas
Working Holiday Visa
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