Moving to Australia
Sometimes you reach a point in life where you feel like you need a change and for many people, moving to Australia can provide the perfect solution to this. Australia is very much a land of opportunity and can offer a great deal to anyone who chooses to move there. Whether you are looking for sand, surf or just a completely different lifestyle, Australia has something for everyone and provides an opportunity for you to lead the life you've always wanted.
LAKE BURLEY GRIFFIN
NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AUSTRALIA
Requirements for moving to Australia
Although moving overseas may seem like a great idea, the reality is that for many of us it just isn’t a possibility and as with any country, you require a visa to enter and remain within Australia. Before you consider moving overseas you need to ensure that you are actually eligible and you need to work out what types of visa might be available to you. Some Australia visa types that you may consider include:
What to expect
Aside from very warm weather, there are a number of changes that you will have to adapt to upon your arrival in Australia. Although Australians drive on the same side of the road and speak the same language, there are many very obvious culture changes and you need to be prepared — remember you are entering a completely different country.
In general, Australians are very friendly, but they also have laws and regulations the same as any other country and you need to ensure that you are familiar with these before you enter Australia. Speed limits, road rules and various other legalities can be very different to what you are used to and as a result you could find yourself with a hefty fine if you don’t take the time to study these before you leave.
take into consideration
Although Australia is very much the land of opportunity, as with any move, you will only get out what you put into it. Preparation is key when it comes to a move of this type and there are many things that you will need to take into consideration to make a successful move, these include:
Australia can be an expensive country and as a result you need to ensure you have substantial financial backing for your move
Do you have a job offer in Australia? Are you able to financially support yourself if it takes a little while to find work?
Australia has a top notch education system but have you decided if it will be suited to your child?
Have you considered where you might live? The rental market in Australia can be incredibly competitive so it’s a good idea to have some thoughts on this before you leave.
The Emigration Group are here to guide you through all these considerations