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					    AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY (ACT) SKILLED AND BUSINESS MIGRATION PROGRAM SETTLEMENT

                                                                                                                          Issue 3: October 2008




                                  Welcome to Canberra – Your One-Stop Guide for the
                                                                                                  ‘Capital’
                                           G’day to all our friends out there! We had a wonderful time at Floriade this year, taking in the smells
                                           and views of the magical flowers of spring. Summer is well and truly on its way now, so it’s time to
QUICK LINKS                                put away those jumpers and enjoy the sunshine. This month we’re bringing you a super edition, jam
•   ACT Skilled Migration Program          packed with some of the hottest sites in town as well as our regular features. There’s sure to be
•   Visit Canberra                         something for everyone — shopping, sports, arts, music, or simply taking it easy. So take
•   Live In Canberra                       advantage of the warmer weather and head out there for some action in the Capital and discover
•   Arts Around Canberra
•   Map of Canberra                        We’ve done our research and we thought we’d give you a heads up on some of the coolest spots
•   Events in the ACT                      around town to hang out and enjoy summer in the Capital.
                                           GOURMET GUIDE . . .
SETTLEMENT SERVICES                        To find out all about the Canberra dining experience check out the Gourmet Guide – your guide to
The ACT Government offers a range
                                           gourmet heaven.
of free settlement services to help
new migrants move to Canberra.             PLAY . . .
These include:
                                           Canberra residents enjoy a clean, safe natural environment. Walk, ride,
• a dedicated ‘Welcome to Canberra’
   team member who will be in              play, race … your way to a healthier life in the Canberra outdoors.
   contact with you throughout the         Check out the Get Out There! guide and see for yourself how to make the
   whole process;                          most of the great wide open spaces, right at your doorstep.
• a meet and greet service on arrival;     MEET A CHEETAH . . .
• a 2-hour guided tour of Canberra;
   and                                     National Zoo & Aquarium
• accommodation assistance and             Indulge yourself or a loved one in a ‘touching experience’. Book a guided tour for you and the kids,
   employment support.                     or just come along and check out the most amazing animals. > More
For further information contact Jenny
at: welcometocanberra@act.gov.au
                                           What’s On in November
OUR TEAM                                   • Live In Canberra ‘Welcome Events’. These events are complimentary and exclusively for
                                             people who have moved to Canberra in the past 12 months.
                                           • Guided tour of the National Museum of Australia
                                           • Behind the scenes look at Canberra Glassworks

                                           Other Events
                                           Here is a snapshot of what’s on next month around town:
                                           • Wine, Roses and all that Jazz: Various venues, Canberra city. Sip on some fine wine and enjoy
                                             the view, while listening to the soulful sounds of jazz.
Our Skilled and Business Migration Team.
From left: Jenny, Julianne and Jeannine.   • Paddy Pallin Adventure Race Series:       If you love the outdoors and a little competition, then this
                                             is for you. Grab your friends and join in on a day of mountain-biking, kayaking and on-foot
                                             adventure. Want to find out more? Go along to a Paddy Pallin Gear & Info Night on Tuesday 28
                                             October 6–9 pm, Paddy Pallin Store, Lonsdale Street, Braddon.
                                           • Tea & Symphony — The Romance of Dance:          Canberra Theatre Centre. For all you romantics
                                             out there, this show will sweep you off your feet. Enjoy some of the best loved ballet
                                             performances, including Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake and The Nutcracker.
DIRECT FACTORY OUTLETS (DFO)               • Round Town Films at Twilight:    Garema Place. Get your dose of some of Hollywood’s biggest
One of Australia’s largest and best          blockbusters every Saturday night in November, right in the heart of the city. Why not dine
value-for-money factory outlets has          beforehand in one of the great restaurants and cafes in Garema Place? Pick from 5 movies, or
come to Canberra. Some of the                maybe all if you’re a movie buff. Catch an ACTION bus with the family or friends for a fun night
biggest brands under the one roof            out and a great outdoor cinema experience.
with up to 70% off! > More                 There is much more to keep yourself and the family entertained in November. See our Quick Links for
                                           more information.



                                                                                      Phone: 1800 244 650 (Australia); +61 13 22 81 (International)
                                                                                      Email: welcometocanberra@act.gov.au
                                                                                      Website: www.business.act.gov.au

				
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