Some sites newly arrived Australia Migrants Will Wanna Check Out – Posted 2015


Ozbargain

    This site tells me when there are deals/bargains happening. For instance when a sale at Coles or Woolies happens, then it’s posted here.

2% Cash Back on Paywave

    ING offers 2% cashback for every paywave transaction, which effectively means there you get a 2% discount. Ozbargain also discusses this offer. Feel free to use my Friend refer code: DTL423. [2016 update:] ING are ending the cashback program by September by the friend referrals are still good.

http://www.parkrun.com.au

    Is there a better a way to spend Saturday mornings than to join a free 5k run around beautiful parks and scenery, with a large bunch of like-minded friendly people. These parkruns are located all over Australia and other countries. They’re on faceboook too. This one is for my favourite parkrun at Albert Park

ABC News

    Keep up with local events on the web, phone, or on TV (channel 24).

Medicare

    As a migrant, one of the first things you should sort out is access to medicare. This will allow access to free or reduced cost doctor consults and hospital services.

After Hours Doctor service

    One of the nice services available in Australia is the after-hours GP service where a doctor does home visits. The case does not have to be an emergency. It just has to be after daytime office hours, so after 5 or 6pm you can get a doctor to come over for a consult. There are many of these services available online and the link provided above is just one of them. And very often the service is free as it is bulk-billed.


Victoria-specific:

MozFr – Melbourne Oz FreeCycle

    This is where people freely give away stuff they no longer need. They are on facebook too, but be sure to join the yahoogroup first by mailing your location and name to the subscribe address.
    It’s easy to find free furniture here like bed, couch, tables, and at times appliances too. If you believe in the concept of recycling used stuff instead of just putting them in the bin, this is a good site to subscribe to.

Queen Victoria Market

    The Market is Open Five Days a Week Tuesday & Thursday 6am – 2pm Friday 6am – 5pm (General Merchandise til 3pm) Saturday 6am -3pm Sunday 9am – 4pm
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