How to move to Australia from America
June 4, 2019
If you’re planning on moving internationally from America to Australia, you’re in for a lot of changes and a positive new start! It can, however, be overwhelming to take on such a big move. So, here at Crown Relocations we’re going to outline the main things to consider when making this move, and hopefully make the start of your adventure a whole lot easier.
Plan for your family and pets
This may seem like an obvious step as your family is the most important thing in your life. However, although your family may be supportive and happy to move internationally, it’s important to consider all factors including; schools your kids will attend, sports groups in the area and so on. In regard to your pets, every country has its own protocols. The best thing to do when moving to Australia is research the regulations for the pet’s vaccinations and any restrictions that may apply.
Secure your employment in Australia
First and foremost, you should ensure that when you move from America to Australia that you have a new place of employment. This may seem like an obvious step, but for some individuals or families, moving internationally can be an impulsive move. We’re all for impulsive moves and fresh starts, but to make sure you have employment and secure income is vital for the wellbeing of you and your family. Also, keep in mind the company’s protocols are always different depending on the country, so it may be worth looking into the company’s mission statement and key values before starting the application process.
Get familiar with Australia’s systems
Every country has different systems for everything including healthcare, banking, taxes and insurance. It would be ideal if you can research and get familiar with these systems before you leave rather than learn as you go. This will save you a lot of time and effort as well as any possible fines you may receive for simply not being aware of the system in Australia.
Decide on what transport you will use
First things first, if you have a car in America, its vital that you decide on whether you will keep your car or sell it and buy a new car in Australia. The process of shipping your car from America to Australia is quite extensive, but for some people it is worth it. For most, it is more practical to sell your car in America and buy a new car in Australia. Our team here at Crown can help you relocate your beloved car, but just make sure you’re aware that driving is on the left-hand side in Australia. Alternatively, you may even opt out of using a car altogether and utilise the amazing public transport systems that Australia has in place. Depending on the state and region you are moving to, there is likely either a local bus route, train line or even a ferry you and your family can use to get around.
Find a good relocation company
Last but not least, it’s impossible to move countries without a reputable relocations company. Having an experienced relocations company on your side will be beneficial for the entire process of moving internationally. Make sure you research and choose a company with both experience and expertise in the field. Avoid moving companies that have lower prices as this could mean a lack of quality service and you may end up with broken goods and higher costs to pay later on! Here at Crown Relocations we have been relocating families for more than 50 years. We are the interstate & international moving experts and pride ourselves on delivering award-winning relocation services for you, your families and businesses. Get your free online quote here.