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- Travel in and out of the country all you want for the length of your visa (usually 5 years). Even if it has expired, you can remain in the country indefinitely BUT can’t travel out. If you still want to travel, you’ll need a Resident Return Visa.
- Work for anyone in any industry for unlimited hours a day (EXCEPT Australian Public Service and Defence Forces jobs and those under an employer sponsorship visa)
- Sponsor relatives to migrate into Australia, LINK.
- Travel to New Zealand without a visa
Health & Social:
- Entitlement to Medicare (provides heaps of free health benefits, MUST-READ article HERE) and cheaper health insurance.
- Assistance from Centrelink (2 year waiting period after PR, with some exceptions) – provides social security payments and gives assistance to the unemployed, retirees, students, families, parents, people with disabilities, etc.
- Same ‘domestic’ tertiary education rates as Citizens
- Free primary and secondary education in government schools (especially NSW)
- Eligible to apply after meeting the REQUIREMENTS.
- Children that are born in Australia are automatically citizens by birth
- First Home Owner’s Grant – a $7,000 incentive for first home buyers (NSW) and stamp duty waivers
- No longer subject to Foreign Investment Review Board restrictions on purchasing residential real estate
Finally, being a new permanent resident entitles you to better credit ($) and terms for personal loans, home loans, car loans, etc.
...and with all the above, you can now stare admiringly at your new visa label and crazily but confidently shout out "WOOHOOOOO!!!"