Starting a new life in Australia
September 20, 2016
Not only does Australia offer the promise of warm weather all year round, it offers a diverse range of job opportunities, affordable housing, healthcare and schooling. These make Australia as one of the places in the world where a smooth transition is achievable.
Moving with your family and all your possessions can be a stressful journey, often it is hard to know where to start, how to plan and the actual logistics– when, where, why and how?
Here are a few tips to help with your move down-under:
Check your passport details – Ensure you and your family have a valid passports that are in date for the full duration of the visa application. Be prepared by understanding the latest immigration requirements, you can keep track of the update on Australian Government Department of Immigration and Border Protection.
Determine your budget – Research the costs involved with relocating and living in Australia. Develop your budget with these budgeting categories: housing, transportations, food and personal spending (entertainment, education) etc.
Consider your living arrangements – Will you rent or buy a house in Australia? If you are looking at renting to start off with, there are plenty of temporary accommodation available, a great place to start is on Australia’s Real Estate site.
If you have decided to go ahead and buy a property, then this brings with a whole new set of considerations – particularly from a financial perspective.
School options – If you are moving with school-age children, help them understand why you have decided to move and how it will benefit them. Take advantage of resources available to help find the best schools for your children in Australia.
Preparation is everything, but there will always be surprises. Contact our local consultants to give you a unique insight into how to settle in your new destination.