Taking the plunge and moving to Australia can be a bit daunting – hopefully this blog post helps to clear your mind and gives you some valuable advice on what steps to take to move to Australia.
Plan your move
What do you intend to do when you move to Australia? Are you planning on working, studying, living with a partner? Another thing to consider is where you want to move in Australia. Australia is a HUGE country so it is important you do your research and have a look at what you intend to do and where exactly you can do it. The climate also varies significantly across Australia, so that is another thing you may want to take into account. If you enjoy cold winters and pleasant summers, you might like some of the southern cities such as Adelaide, Melbourne or Sydney. If tropical climates are more your cup of tea, Darwin or Cairns could be your ideal location to move.
Apply for an Australian Visa
Applying for an Australian visa is one of the most important stages of your application process. It can also be one of the hardest which is why it is best to consult with a registered migration agent to ensure you apply for the correct visa and that your application has the best chance of approval.
How to move to Australia
We had so many of our clients ask us how to move to Australia, which is why we now offer relocation services. The main part of this service is found in our virtual relocation portal which all clients will have access to as a part of our service. This relocation portal will help you to research the city you plan to move to, work out suitable schools, living areas and houses, develop a plan for when you land in Australia so that you have the best chance of success, and action a number of practical tasks before you arrive so that everything runs smoothly.
One thing you will want to consider before your move is how you will transport your belongings. Be aware that Australia has quite strict quarantine laws which prevent some items being bought into Australia, or require them to be held in quarantine before they are released back to you. Another thing to consider is which removalist company you will be using. Make sure that whoever you do choose is a reputable company and have a good insurance policy in place. Some companies will even help you with customs documentation. Another alternative is to sell the majority of your furniture and purchase new furniture upon your arrive to Australia. Gumtree is a fantastic resource if you are looking for secondhand furniture. Selling your furniture before you leave will also free up some money for you during your relocation.
This article by the website moving to Australia has a great list of things to consider and prepare during your move!
The best place to start when you are wondering how to move to Australia is to simply get in contact with Emergico. Our friendly, experienced staff can talk you through the process and get you on track to relocate yourself or your whole family as soon as possible!