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Published on January 19th, 2010 | by


Get To Australia Day comes to London

Thousands of people looking to avoid another UK winter now have the chance to sample everything Australia can offer at The Business Design Centre, Islington on the 30th January.

The day will provide visitors with everything they need to know about travelling ,working, studying or living in one of the world’s most iconic destinations.

Over one million Britons travel down under every year, and Australia remains the number one destination for migrants from the UK. Australia is still in desperate need of migrants to fill critical skill shortages, and it is expected that this need will grow as an ageing population and state growth targets fuel more migration to Australia from the UK.

Visitors to the show can apply for jobs across a range of industries, including IT, healthcare, automotive, construction, engineering and finance, as well as talking to representatives of both the Australian government who will be on hand to offer relocation advice. Free visa assessments will be on offer to any visitor looking to relocate down under, and there will also be a detailed seminar programme running which will provide attendees with a complete overview of

There is also a Travel Zone, dedicated to anyone interested in backpacking, touring or travelling down under, which will save visitors time and money in booking the holiday of a lifetime to Australia. Exhibitors include Royal Brunei Airlines, YHA Australia and a host of travel specialists and there will also be presentations on travel down under in the Travel Theatre.

Another growing area of interest for students in the UK is studying down under – education is Australia’s third largest export – and the Learning Zone will provide information and advice to anyone looking to further their education down under.

John Weir, director for show organisers EDP, says “Australia is becoming more popular both as a tourist destination and an opportunity for families to have a new life in the sun. Visitors to the show will find a host of information, advice and money saving offers , guaranteed to make anyone want to Get To Australia. The success of TV programmes like Wanted Down Under shows that people want more information about Australia and on the 30th January they can visit the event to get all the information they need.”

More than 35 companies will be represented at the show, making a visit essential for anyone looking to travel or move to the other side of the world.

Get To Australia Day forms part of Down Under Live!, the leading show for Australia and New Zealand.

Down Under Live takes place on the 30th and 31st January 2010 at The Business Design Centre in Islington. Doors open at 10.30am. Tickets are available for as little as £5 each (under 16’s go free) from the website or by calling the ticket hotline on 01179 323586.


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