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Australia announces online visa applications for Indians from July

Australia Announced Online Visa Application Facility For Indians

The Australian government announced that Indian nationals can apply for a visitor visa online starting July 1. Australia’s Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, Alex Hawke, said the online application option would make applying for the country’s visitor visas easier and enhance the experience for Indians. There has been a significant increase in demand for Australian visas in India with the rising popularity of Australia as a holiday destination, an official statement said. In the first four months of 2017 alone, the Department of Immigration and Border Protection granted more than 65,000 visitor visas to Indian nationals. “Online lodgement for visitor visa applications is a significant enhancement that will benefit Indian applicants seeking to visit Australia as tourists or business visitors, or those wanting to reconnect with family and friends,” Hawke said. It will offer benefits like 24/7 accessibility, electronic payment of the visa application charge and the ability to check the status of applications lodged online, all through the department’s ImmiAccount portal. “Being able to check the status of an application online, as …

Indian Visitors to Australia made a record

Indian Visitors to Australia made a record!

Indian visitors travelling to Australia made a record number of 230,000 arrivals till September 2015.This record shows a notable change of 20% increase with respect to the last year reports. Indians are very much attracted towards the amazingly beautiful beaches, unique wildlife and iconic landmarks in Australia. The food and wine that serving in Australia along with the economic holiday packages are another attracting factor for the Australian visitors. The widely accepted and one of the top rated channel show, ‘Master Chef’ have a significant role in bringing the highest-ever number of Indian visitors to Australia. Undoubtedly, the ‘Master Chef’ could showcase Australia’s incredible, diverse cuisine in front of the world. The Australian High Commissioner to India, Patrick Suckling, said the strong people-to-people links between Australia and India had boosted the numbers of Indians holidaying in Australia.India is the eighth-largest market for visitors to Australia. Indian visitors contributed AUD 1 billion to the Australian economy last financial year and, on average, stayed in Australia for more than two months.

The Great Ocean Road & 12 Apostles

Great Ocean Road is one of the most adventurous trip for all travelers going to Melbourne. This road  trip is meant for people who love driving beside beautiful ocean. The scene will make your heart go ferly. The Great Ocean Road is at a stretch of 243 kilometers which is also an Australian National Heritage. It is one of the world’s most scenic coastal drive.The easiest way to reach this place is to hire a vehicle/car rental and drive to enjoy the beauty of nature. For people who are not comfortable with driving don’t worry there are many Tour & Travelers who are providing a day packages. View from great ocean road   We opted to travel via a Travel Agency which has a one day bus package with pick up from different points within Melbourne city. We boarded the bus from a near by stop at Federation Square at 7:30am. On the way  there are beautiful scenic places, if your driving you can stop at at your own convenience but in case you are travelling via bus …