This is where you will find essential information about planning and implementing your move to Australia. Remember, you will need a visa to come to Australia, and if you want information about that, please visit my page about Visas or, if you want professional help, check out my Visa Assessment Service.
Let’s start planning.
The where and the who:
Top of your list ‘to-do’ is to decide where you’re going to live, and that means Choosing a City first, and then deciding Which Suburb to live in. Of course, you can always live in a smaller city or town, you can find lists of those from each of my Australian States pages.
Here’s what you Must Read if you are Bringing Children with you, and of course if you are, you’ll need to choose Which School they will go to. Finally, if you want to bring your dog, cat or any other family pet, you can find out all you need to know from my page about Bringing Your Pet to Australia.
Jobs in Australia:
For many, coming to Australia depends on whether or not you are likely to get a job and for some getting a visa may depend on getting a sponsor job. My page about Jobs and Sponsorships will help with that. I also have additional pages that can help both Doctors and Nurses register to work in Australia.
Money, money, money:
Your biggest expense, of course, will be accommodation, and my page about The Cost of Buying or Renting a House in Australia will help you with that. For everything else, check out my page all about the Prices of Everything in Australia.
What will it cost you to live here though? How Much Money Will You Need will help answer that for you and my Currency Exchange page will help you get the best exchange rate. Which Bank will help you decide where to put it.
Ah, yes, the critters. Australia is well known for its dangerous animals, so how will you survive? Well, it’s not so bad, as my page Australia’s Killer Creatures and Death will explain. And Living with Snakes in Australia will help you do just that.
Is it all worth it though? What’s it really like to live in Australia? For each of the first 10 years I lived in Australia I created a short five minute (or less) video of the highlights. See what our life in Australia is like for yourselves from my Yearly Videos page.
Finally, if English is not your first language, you might like to brush up on your speaking skills. This will help you integrate better into the Australian lifestyle, secure a job more easily and also help to make some Aussie friends. The Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) delivers free English lessons to new migrants to Australia; check out my Study English page for more information.