Furnishing Your Home

Setting Up Your Home

Furnishing Your Home

  Although short term rental accommodation is usually furnished, once you are ready to commit to longer term lease  you will find that most rental properties in Australia come unfurnished. Check with your real estate agent first to find out if any white goods are included, for example dryers and ovens are usually already fitted in the property. If you are not bringing furniture with[...]

Purchasing your home

Accommodation

Purchasing your home

Purchase a property is a big decision and commitment, and the preparation is also an equally lengthy one, but it doesn't have to be a stressful experience. It is useful to familiarise yourself especially if you are relatively new to the country and/or have not purchased a property in the country before, as practices and rules may differ from those of your home country. There are a[...]

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[...]

Packing for your big move

Pre-Departure: Moving to Australia

Packing for your big move

  When packing for your big move to Australia, keep in mind that The Australian Department of Agriculture will be interested in: any item that originated from an animal or a plant (including timber), or contains part of an animal or a plant any item that has been in contact with animals, plants, water, food or soil. For example, these items of interest could include[...]