12 months to go
Make sure you have at least two years left on your passports.
Dig out all your personal paperwork, including birth, adoption and marriage certificates, employment references, driving licences and qualifications.
Make an appointment with your chosen migration agent.
Start filling in Visa application forms.
Update your CV to make it suitable for the Australian or Kiwi market place.
Get your finances in order, consolidate bank accounts and reduce debts. Avoid entering into any new long-term commitments or contracts.
Discuss your plans with your extended family and friends.