How can I help?

How can I help?

Updated on Wednesday, January 11, 2017How can I help? By Sue Ellson I know from my own experience of life, that I have needed help from time to time. But it is not always easy for someone with my education, ability and persistence to ask for help. What I do know is that I don’t Read more about How can I help?[…]

Newcomers Network Our Services

Our Services

Updated on Tuesday, January 10, 2017Newcomers Network Our Services As Australia’s first network for newcomers, started in 1999 and established in 2001, we believe that we can offer genuine professional assistance to newcomers, expatriates, skilled migrants and repatriates. As you have already discovered, our website provides information, events and advocacy for newcomers. Our aim as a Read more about Our Services[…]

Newcomers Network Presentations

Presentations

Updated on Friday, January 6, 2017Newcomers Network Presentations Ms Sue Ellson BBus AIMM MAHRI CDAA (Assoc) ASA MPC has been involved in the following guest speaking presentations related to newcomers, expatriates, repatriates, migrants, settlement, networking, setting up in business, international human resources, global mobility etc – including conferences, expos, forums, discussions, radio interviews, lectures, presentations, Read more about Presentations[…]

Newcomers Network Savvy Settlement Kit

Savvy Settlement Kit

Updated on Friday, January 6, 2017Newcomers Network Savvy Settlement Kit A practical guide for newcomers to help them make the most of their new life in their new location, particularly if they are moving to Australia. Written by Sue Ellson BBus AIMM MAHRI CDAA (Assoc) ASA MPC Founder and Director, Newcomers Network 2nd Edition published 2nd July Read more about Savvy Settlement Kit[…]

Newcomers Network Newcomers Kit

Newcomers Kit

Updated on Friday, January 6, 2017Newcomers Network Newcomers Kit A practical tool to help communities, newcomers and seasoned expatriates make the most of their life in their current location. Written by Sue Ellson BBus AIMM MAHRI Founder and Director, Newcomers Network 2nd Edition published 25th June 2009 1st Edition published 8th September 2004 Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Read more about Newcomers Kit[…]

Newcomers Network On Arrival

On Arrival

Updated on Friday, January 6, 2017Newcomers Network On Arrival By Sue Ellson If you have made the decision to move and planned your move, you may have been so busy that you don’t automatically think about what to do when you arrive at your new destination! However, if you can make every effort to create Read more about On Arrival[…]

Sue Ellson Newcomers Network

Sue Ellson

Updated on Friday, January 6, 2017Sue Ellson Newcomers Network Founder and Director (Biographical information obtained from Sue’s three books) Sue Ellson BBus AIMM MAHRI CDAA (Assoc) ASA MPC Sue Ellson is an experienced trainer, professional learner, consultant in practice and an Independent LinkedIn Specialist. Sue was born in Adelaide, South Australia in 1965. Sue was Read more about Sue Ellson[…]

Newcomers Network Our Team

Our Team

Updated on Friday, January 6, 2017Newcomers Network Our Team Newcomers Network is Australia’s first network for newcomers. We are a socially responsible independent provider of information, events and advocacy for people who have moved. Our Founder and Director is Sue Ellson and she is the main driver of the enterprise. To help people connect in other Read more about Our Team[…]

Newcomers Network Planning to Move

Planning to Move

Updated on Friday, January 6, 2017Newcomers Network Planning to Move By Sue Ellson So if you have already decided to move, now it is time to start planning your move to your new location, and later, prepare for what to do when you arrive. There will be a lot to think about and put on Read more about Planning to Move[…]

Newcomers Network Advocacy

Advocacy

Updated on Friday, January 6, 2017Newcomers Network Advocacy Newcomers Network Advocacy, Events, Proposals, Submissions and Actions that have helped newcomers This section of our website is for summarising the various advocacy, events, proposals, submissions and actions that Newcomers Network has done to help newcomers around the world. 1. Chronological history 2. Research projects 3. Written Read more about Advocacy[…]

Newcomers Network Deciding to Move

Deciding to Move

Updated on Friday, January 6, 2017Newcomers Network Deciding to Move By Sue Ellson Before you make your decision to move, you are going to need to consider a variety of issues, options and people. Most people when they read this article will find themselves somewhere in the middle of all of these questions. Even the Read more about Deciding to Move[…]

Event Listings in Brisbane

Updated on Friday, January 6, 2017Event Listings in Brisbane   1. Links to event listings   This page lists a variety of links to where you can find details of events in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. If you have an event that you would like to promote, the link to either submit or post the event Read more about Event Listings in Brisbane[…]

Moving to Brisbane

Updated on Friday, January 6, 2017Moving to Brisbane   Brisbane, Queensland, Australia is well serviced with a range of publications that provide extensive information about what to do and see and how to settle here. I am pleased to be able to say that the majority of information that has been published is of good Read more about Moving to Brisbane[…]

Business Details

Updated on Friday, January 6, 2017Newcomers Network Business Details Founder and Sole Trader: Ms Sue Ellson BBus (Admin Mgmt) AIMM MAHRI CDAA (Assoc) ASA MPC (previously known as Sue Vitnell from 1985 – 2005) Bachelor of Business (Administrative Management) from the University of South Australia 1993 – 2000 AIMM – Member of the Australian Institute Read more about Business Details[…]

Memberships

Updated on Friday, January 6, 2017Memberships   1. Current Memberships Newcomers Network (and/or Sue Ellson, our Founder) is a current member of: 2009 – present, Member of ABRISA Brazilian Association for Social Development and Integration in Australia 2008 – present, Member of the Melbourne Press Club 2006 – present, Member of the Victorian Community Committee Read more about Memberships[…]

Event Listings in Adelaide

Updated on Friday, January 6, 2017Event Listings in Adelaide   1. Links to event listings This page lists a variety of links to where you can find details of events in Adelaide, South Australia, Australia. If you have an event that you would like to promote, the link to either submit or post the event Read more about Event Listings in Adelaide[…]

Moving to Adelaide

Updated on Tuesday, April 4, 2017Moving to Adelaide   Adelaide, South Australia, Australia is well serviced with a range of publications that provide extensive information about what to do and see and how to settle here. I am pleased to be able to say that the majority of information that has been published is of Read more about Moving to Adelaide[…]

Newcomers Network Our Story

Our Story

Updated on Friday, January 6, 2017Newcomers Network Our Story By Sue Ellson Anyone who has been through a major life transition can relate to someone who has moved… I started work at Westpac Banking Corporation as a Career Recruit 13 days after my final Year 12 exam in 1982. I started a Business Certificate in Read more about Our Story[…]

Worldwide Expatriates

Updated on Wednesday, February 15, 2017Newcomers Network Worldwide Expatriates By Sue Ellson We have personally researched some websites that provide international expatriates, newcomers and migrants with a variety of information, articles, resources and technologies to help you with your relocation and meet new people in your new location. Expat Expert – by Robin Pascoe, well Read more about Worldwide Expatriates[…]

Seven Best Settlement Strategies

Seven Best Settlement Strategies

Updated on Friday, January 6, 2017Newcomers Network Seven Best Settlement Strategies By Sue Ellson After extensive primary and secondary research and as the Founder of Newcomers Network, I recommend the following seven best settlement strategies to help you overcome the common challenges of relocation, migration, expatriation and repatriation. These principles apply to any location anywhere Read more about Seven Best Settlement Strategies[…]

Newcomers Network Research

Research

Updated on Friday, January 6, 2017Newcomers Network Research Our Research Projects Newcomers Network was established as a result of a research project completed in the year 2000 by our Founder, Sue Ellson and supervised by the University of South Australia. 96 people who had moved to Melbourne within the last five years were surveyed and a Read more about Research[…]

Moving to Melbourne

Updated on Friday, January 6, 2017Moving to Melbourne Melbourne, Victoria, Australia is well serviced with a range of publications that provide extensive information about what to do and see and how to settle here. I am pleased to be able to say that the majority of information that has been published is of good quality, Read more about Moving to Melbourne[…]

Living in Australia

Updated on Friday, January 6, 2017Living in Australia   Background On 20 May 2010, Alba Chliakhtine from ABRISA, the Brazilian Association for Social Development and Integration in Australia met with Sue Ellson from Newcomers Network to discuss the concept of creating a ‘Living in Australia’ guide for people moving to Victoria, Australia from Brazil. This Read more about Living in Australia[…]

Holidaying in Australia

Holidaying in Australia

Updated on Friday, January 6, 2017Holidaying in Australia By Sue Ellson Australia is an amazing destination and we are fortunate to have a huge range of sights, attractions, experiences and culture to enjoy whilst you are holidaying here. The tourism websites provided by the Australian and State Governments are very comprehensive and can be relied Read more about Holidaying in Australia[…]

Finding Friends in Australia

Finding Friends in Australia

Updated on Friday, January 6, 2017Finding Friends in Australia By Sue Ellson I started a conversation with a guest host for the Newcomers Network Welcome to Perth event babout the challenges of making new friends in Australia…. As an Australian who welcomes people here in a variety of ways with events and information, I find Read more about Finding Friends in Australia[…]

Migrating to Australia

Updated on Friday, January 6, 2017Migrating to Australia   This page has information for: people from any country who are planning to migrate, emigrate or immigrate to Australia people who have just arrived in Australia people who are moving within Australia   1. Essential Strategies Regardless of where you have come from or how long Read more about Migrating to Australia[…]

Finding a New Job in Australia

Finding a New Job in Australia

Updated on Saturday, January 14, 2017Finding a New Job in Australia By Sue Ellson In the past, most decision makers would have been using Recruitment Agents, newspaper advertisements and their personal networks or referrals to find new recruits for their business. Believe it or not, up to 85% of business is still done by referral and Read more about Finding a New Job in Australia[…]

Event Listings in Perth

Updated on Saturday, December 17, 2016Event Listings in Perth   1. Links to event listings This page lists a variety of links to where you can find details of events in Perth, Western Australia, Australia. If you have an event that you would like to promote, the link to either submit or post the event Read more about Event Listings in Perth[…]

Moving to Perth

Updated on Saturday, December 17, 2016Moving to Perth   Perth, Western Australia, Australia is well serviced with a range of publications that provide extensive information about what to do and see and how to settle here. I am pleased to be able to say that the majority of information that has been published is of Read more about Moving to Perth[…]

Event Listings in Sydney

Updated on Saturday, December 17, 2016Event Listings in Sydney   1. Links to event listings This page lists a variety of links to where you can find details of events in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. If you have an event that you would like to promote, the link to either submit or post the Read more about Event Listings in Sydney[…]

Moving to Sydney

Updated on Saturday, December 17, 2016Moving to Sydney   Sydney, New South Wales, Australia is well serviced with a range of publications that provide extensive information about what to do and see and how to settle here. I am pleased to be able to say that the majority of information that has been published is Read more about Moving to Sydney[…]

Australian Citizenship Pledge

Australian Citizenship And What It Really Means

Updated on Wednesday, January 18, 2017Australian Citizenship And What It Really Means By Sue Ellson I was very honoured to be a conferree’s guest at Australia’s largest Australian Citizenship Ceremony held at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on 19 June 2010. As a ‘refugee’ from Adelaide who moved to Melbourne in 1994, I could certainly relate to Read more about Australian Citizenship And What It Really Means[…]

Building A New Life In A New City

Building A New Life In A New City

Updated on Friday, January 20, 2017Building A New Life In A New City By Sue Ellson Eleven years ago, Sue left her hometown of Adelaide and a large extended family to build a life of her own in Melbourne. This is her story… This month, it will be 11 years since I left my ‘home town’ Read more about Building A New Life In A New City[…]

One Cup of Coffee Syndrome

One Cup of Coffee Syndrome

Updated on Wednesday, February 8, 2017One Cup of Coffee Syndrome By Sue Ellson As many of our regular readers know, Newcomers Network subscribes to a variety of online email groups. Spousesview is an international Yahoo Group that is part of Tales from a Small Planet and we share reciprocal links with them. In June 2003, Read more about One Cup of Coffee Syndrome[…]