Telecommunication: Phone and Internet

Living in Australia

Telecommunication: Phone and Internet

  Mobile Phone Although major cities in Australia are covered by most mobile networks, rural and remote areas usually have reduced or in some cases no coverage. Before deciding which network provider to go with, you need to speak with them to ensure that they at least provide some coverage for the area that you plan to live, work, or spend most of your time[...]

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[...]

Health and Personal Protection Insurance

Insurance

Health and Personal Protection Insurance

Health Insurance Depending on the type of visa you have and your country of origin, you may be required to take private health insurance as part of your visa conditions, e.g. 457 working visa. Residents and citizens of Australia may also need to have private health cover if they meet the set income threshold in order to not be liable for additional tax called the[...]

Professional Insurance

Insurance

Professional Insurance

  Doctors are required to have medical indemnity insurance in order to be registered in Australia. Medical indemnity insurance is vital in the Australian health system as it protects both doctors and patients in the event of an adverse incident arising from medical care, which could at times be inevitable at times even with the best of care. The cover that you need may vary[...]

Property Insurance

Insurance

Property Insurance

Home Insurance Home insurance covers the physical building and in many cases the fixtures that form part of a building of your property against loss or damage caused by fire, storms, earthquake, impact damage and more. You only need to purchase home insurance if you are the owner of the property. If you are renting, your owners should consider how they can protect their premises.[...]

Car Insurance

Insurance

Car Insurance

  In Australia, you are required to have Compulsory Third Party insurance to cover people who are in an accident that you are involved in. In some states, the government includes this cover as part of your car registration fee. Third Party Property insurance covers you for damage to other people‚Äôs property and your own legal costs in the event of an accident. Third Party[...]

Buying a Car

Living in Australia

Buying a Car

  You may find the cost of cars in Australia to differ from your country of origin due to changing import tariffs over recent years. Websites like carsales.com.au and carsguide.com.au are great online sites for new and used car dealers and also provide a great and easy tool for researching the cars market in Australia. Be aware of additional costs to the purchase price when[...]

Setting Up Utilities Connection

Living in Australia

Setting Up Utilities Connection

  Connecting utilities such as energy, electricity, gas and water can usually be done within a few days to a week before moving in as it usually a straightforward process. Organising ahead of time may also save you from additional costs that some providers may charge for urgent connection. Note that you need to organise for home phone and internet connection much more in advance[...]