Several of our systems will be unavailable on Friday and Saturday for planned maintenance activities. We recommend clients conduct all necessary activities before Friday, with maintenance starting at 9 pm Friday 3 March and continuing until 1 pm Saturday 4 March AEDT. More information on the maintenance and affected systems can be found on our website at: [ Border.gov.au Link ]
Xin chao! Work and Holiday visa arrangements between Vietnam and Australia have kicked off today. The visa gives young people aged between 18-30 the opportunity to live, study, work and explore either Australia or Vietnam. Find out more: [ Ow.ly Link ]
Follow us on Instagram for exclusive behind the scenes content, staff profiles, events and #ThrowbackThursday including this one of John Lennon’s 1964 incoming passenger card when The Beatles arrived in Australia for the first time. Check us out: [ Instagram.com Link ]

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Record student numbers, record student satisfaction! Our grades have just been released and nine out of ten international students have scored Australia as a great place to study: [ Education.gov.au Link ]. To join the class: [ Border.gov.au Link ]
You asked and we listened. Our new Visa Finder makes it easier to find the best option for you. The new tool allows you to compare visa options side by side to help you select the right visa. Try it now: [ Border.gov.au Link ]
Australian Border Force and the fairwork.gov.au continue to crack down on foreign worker exploitation with 27 illegal workers located in Southern Queensland yesterday. It is a reminder that employers are responsible for ensuring that their workers are employed legally and likewise, foreign nationals must abide by their visa conditions. [ Border.gov.au Link ]

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ImmiAccount is the front door to our online services. You can apply for a visa or citizenship online, access the My Health Declarations service and check the status of your online application. Get started here [ Immi.gov.au Link ].
Yesterday we welcomed more than 16,000 new Australian citizens at over 400 citizenship ceremonies across the country. The City of Wanneroo in Perth hosted the largest #AustraliaDay ceremony, with 800 conferees taking the pledge. #AusPledge
2017 #AustraliaDay citizenship ceremony. Live from Rond Terrace, #Canberra.
Happy #AustraliaDay. Today we welcome more than 16,000 new citizens at over 400 ceremonies in #Australia from all around the world. Tune in to our live stream of the citizenship ceremony from 10.40am (AEDT).
Congratulations to Vicki Jellie, Australia's Local Hero 2017.
#AustraliaDay gives us the opportunity to reflect on what it means to be Australian.

Join us here tomorrow, 26 January from 10.40am (AEDT), for live streaming of the citizenship ceremony at Rond Terrace in Canberra. #AusPledge
We’re proud to sponsor Australia’s Local Hero Award, a category of the Australian of the Year Awards. Here's our Secretary, Michael Pezzullo with this year's finalists at an event in Canberra today. Check back here tomorrow evening, 25 January, to find out who is Australia’s Local Hero for 2017.
Australian citizenship is the bond that unites us as Australians, regardless of whether we were born in Australia or have decided to make Australia our home. Check out our digital showcase of Australian citizenship here: , and share your citizenship journey with us using #AusPledge.
Congratulations to our 50 newest Australian citizens who took the pledge of commitment at Melbourne City Football Club last night. We wish them all the best with this next step in their migration journey.

Join us next week as we cover the #AustraliaDay citizenship ceremony, live from Rond Terrace in #Canberra. #AusPledge
We’d like to wish you a safe and happy festive season. We’re taking a short break and will be back on Facebook from Tuesday 3 January 2017. If you have any urgent enquiries, you can contact us here: [ Border.gov.au Link ], except during the public holidays. Thanks for following us this year and stay tuned for 2017.
Looking forward to arriving in Australia this summer? You don’t need to queue to clear passport control. Just scan your ePassport, collect your ticket and go.
Visit our website to find out if you’re eligible to use our Arrivals SmartGates: [ Border.gov.au Link ]