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Pre-Departure: Moving to Australia

Short-term car rental

Car Rental

Short-term car rental

  Having a rental car can be the most efficient way for you to get around after arriving in Australia, especially in cities or towns that do not have large public transport networks as central Sydney and Melbourne locations do. A GPS system may come in handy to help you navigate your way around. You can collect a rental car at the airport when you arrive as[...]

Banking in Australia

Banking

Banking in Australia

  We recommend that you open an Australian bank account prior to leaving for Australia so that you can transfer your home accounts and credit history to Australia, and more importantly so that you have access to funds upon arrival without being charged high bank fees to draw money from overseas.You will also need an Australian bank account for your employers to pay your salary[...]

Travel Insurance

Pre-Departure: Moving to Australia

Travel Insurance

Travel Insurance It is advisable to have some form of travel insurance cover for your initial trip to Australia. You will purchase this cover from your originating country either online or through your travel agent. There may also be complementary travel insurance if you pay for your trip using a credit card that offers such benefits - check with your credit company if you are[...]

Renting in Australia

Accommodation

Renting in Australia

  Once you are settled in and have familiarised yourself with the neighbourhood you wish to live in for the longer term yet are not ready to commit to purchasing your own home, it is a good idea to move from your fully-furnished short term accommodation to a longer term rental. Long term in this sense refers to 12-month lease or longer. Popular websites to start[...]

Travelling to Australia

Pre-Departure: Moving to Australia

Travelling to Australia

  Flights You have the options of many different airlines to travel to Australia depending on your country of departure. Due to Australia being geographically remote from most countries, you may most likely need to take connecting flights. Booking for your flights online is usually the most straightforward, quick and convenient option and you can usually monitor deals on fares well ahead of your travel dates.[...]

Pre-departure accommodation arrangement

Pre-Departure: Moving to Australia

Pre-departure accommodation arrangement

  Unless you have a place to stay upon arriving in Australia, you will need to make accommodation arrangements before leaving for Australia. It is advisable to get this sorted ahead of time so that you have access to more choices on accommodation types, location and prices. Although most long-term rental properties in Australia are unfurnished, there are plenty of fully furnished options offered for[...]

Moving with pet(s)

Pre-Departure: Moving to Australia

Moving with pet(s)

  It may not come as a surprise to you that moving pets into Australia from any country is not a cheap process with requirements for microchips, vaccinations, vet checks, flights and a minimum of 10 days in quarantine. There are companies which specialise in pet relocation and having them manage the process for you may be the easiest solution. Most breeds of dogs and[...]

Shipping your belongings

Pre-Departure: Moving to Australia

Shipping your belongings

  There are a number of options for bringing more personal belongings with you to Australia, once you've worked out what to move and what to leave behind.   Checked in Baggage Most airlines allow 2 pieces of baggage on long-haul flights with a weight limit of approximately 23 kilos each in economy class, with extra allowances for business and first class travellers. Check with[...]