Finance

What is 100 points of ID ?

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When we arrived in Australia, we were constantly asked for 100 points of ID and had no clue what this was and I found various lists and decided to place the concise list in this post, so that you too may learn learned what this is, as we sometimes had incorrect documents for the total 100 points.. [...] Read more

Claiming Back Tax (TRS)

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When you departing Australia and have spent $300 (GST inclusive) or more in the one store and have a single tax invoice, you may be able to claim a refund, subject to certain conditions, of the goods and services tax (GST) and wine equalisation tax (WET) that you paid on those goods you bought in Australia. The Tourist Refund Scheme (TRS) was implemented by the Federal Government of Australia and enables you to claim this refund. [...] Read more

Gold Coast discount vouchers

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Over the weekend my daughter wanted to see the kangaroos and some Australian wildlife, well having enjoyed Currumbin before, started researching for the prices of tickets online and found a website that contained discounts for a range of things when one visits the Gold Coast in sunny Queensland! Since we live on the Gold Coast, this website could be quite handy and offering all these discount vouchers ! [...] Read more

How to get a Tax File Number (TFN)

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Before you can do anything financially, such as receive your salary when you get a job, submit your tax return, open a sole trading business, etc.. you need a tax file number. [...] Read more

What is Centrelink

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On the Centrelink website we quote the definition: “Centrelink is an Australian Government Statutory Agency, assisting people to become self-sufficient and supporting those in need.”[...] Read more

Banks in Australia

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The ‘big four’ Australian banks are: [...] Read more

Open a bank account

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This is an important step when you arrive in Australia, without a bank account you cannot get paid, you cannot even buy prepaid phone credit.[...] Read more

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