LA to Melbourne
If you’re a Los Angelino who is a film producer, spouse of an Australian, or simply a traveller, Migration Ways can help you apply for your visa to enter the land called Down Under. We can also help other Angelinos or Americans understand the myriad of Australian visas (99 and counting!) and advise them on what is the best visa for them to travel, work or live in Australia. To personally help you, we have a visa expert with extensive local knowledge of both LA and Melbourne.
Migration Ways co-director Alberta Miculan is an American-Australian who lived 25 years in the City of Angels and knows well its industries, citizens and high business standards. Alberta speaks American! She has helped many Angelinos to enter Australia, especially from the film, television and commercial production industries. Alberta understands the specific context and needs of the entertainment industry, as well as those of many other businesses and individuals from California. If you are in the Entertainment or Hi-Tech industries read more information about Australian visas related to your industries, such as the 408 Entertainment visa, the 189 Skilled Independent visa, and the 190 Skilled Nominated visa.
Call Our LA Hotline!
Please call our office using this Los Angeles phone number: 310-278-2574. Any of our overseas clients call also call us via Skype, at: migrationways.australia
New York Production Companies
Alberta can also help production companies from anywhere in the United States, especially New York and Atlanta.
Book a Consultation with Alberta Miculan, Your Australian Visa Expert
To investigate and discuss possible vias pathways for you to live in or enter Australia, contact Alberta now, via this form.
Interesting Facts About Americans in Australia
Lyman Stone, an American academic and writer at the “In a State of Migration” website, reveals the following interesting fact from his research: “there was only one country that had received more historic migration from the US than the US had received from it: Australia. For some reason, Australia has succeeded in attracting a relatively larger US diaspora than other countries.”
Mr. Stone continues, “there were 90,000 US-born individuals in Australia in 2011, up from 60,000 in 2001.” He further notes that “the US-born community in Australia is the 6th largest American diaspora group in the world”, but also adds that this total figure is relatively low. “US-born individuals come to [just] 0.4% of Australia’s population.” Read more about Americans coming to Australia.
Why Americans Come to Australia
Mr. Stone also told the Sydney Morning Herald why Americans come to Australia: “‘Australia has enjoyed relatively rapid economic growth over the last five to 15 years,” he explains, noting that Australia also offered a mix of the foreign and the familiar that made a move attractive.
“‘My inclination is that Australia is about as exotic as it gets while still getting to speak English and live an approximately American-feeling lifestyle. It feels simultaneously close to home and quite far from home – on the edge of the world but part of the edge of the world you can actually get to.’” Read more of this article about why Americans come to Australia.
Americans Traveling to Melbourne
Migration Ways is headquartered in Melbourne, the capital of the state of Victoria, situated in Australia’s south east corner. The flight from LAX in Los Angeles to Tullamarine in Melbourne is 12,683 km, with non-stop flight travel time for the journey being about 14.5 hours.
Americans and Melbourne
Melbourne has a strong American presence, including a US consulate and an American Chamber of Commerce.
The “Live in Melbourne” website notes the following facts about Melbourne and Americans:
“19% of American migrants choose to live in Melbourne
2850 Americans have migrated to Victoria since 2011
37 YEARS average age
48% of American migrants are families with children and 25% are couples with no children
54% have Australian citizenship”
Other Stats Re Americans and Melbourne
The “Budget Direct” website reports the following statistics about Americans visiting Melbourne. The stats are primarily from 2018, when almost 800,000 Americans visited Australia and spent $4 billion here.
–Three million foreign visitors came to Victoria, with 2.9 million of those visiting Melbourne.
–Melbourne is the second biggest market for tourists coming to Australia from the United States.
–32% of American visitors come to Melbourne and stay an average of 17 nights in the country.
Things for Americans to Enjoy in Melbourne
Melbourne and the state of Victoria have many attractions that Americans enjoy. Learn more about these by visiting the websites listed lower, but some favorites the staff of Migration Ways can personally recommend are:
Many Classic Pubs. Especially those from the 1890s, when Melbourne was the richest city in the world.
Learn About the Joys of Melbourne
Read our article about other attractions that Melbourne offers and find links of Things to Do in this exciting city and for official services helping tourists and migrants.
Read this article about Victoria (and Melbourne) and its many links about Things to Do in the Garden State.
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