Using a shipping company for your move

Pre-Departure: Moving to Australia

Using a shipping company for your move

  The services from a shipping company can really come in handy, if not necessary, especially when you are planning to move more than your accompanying luggage space will allow. There are many companies that specialise in global relocations, so it’s a good idea to get a range of quotes from these companies after you've got a pretty good idea of what and how much you[...]

Your move to Australia: Deciding what to ship

Preparing to Move

Your move to Australia: Deciding what to ship

  What to ship, what to bring with you, and what to leave behind can be tricky decisions when you are relocating to another country. A good rule of thumb to help decide what and how much you want to move is to ship as much as possible if your furniture and personal effects are in good condition or have sentimental value. Most people find[...]

Australian climate

About Australia

Australian climate

  Australia experiences a variety of climates due to its size. There are six climatic zones which translates as two main seasonal patterns. There is a Summer – Autumn – Winter – Spring pattern in the Temperate zone, and a Wet – Dry pattern in the tropical north and subtropical zones. The Temperate zone occupies the coastal hinterland of New South Wales, much of Victoria,[...]

Time zones and daylight saving

About Australia

Time zones and daylight saving

  Australia is divided into three separate time zones: Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) – UTC +10 Queensland New South Wales (except Broken Hill) Victoria Tasmania Australian Capital Territory Australian Central Daylight Time (ACDT) – UTC +9.5 South Australia Northern Territory Town of Broken Hill in western New South Wales Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) – UTC +8 Western Australia   Daylight Saving Time (DST)[...]

About Australia

Quick facts about Australia

  These are some quick facts about Australia that will be handy to know if you are new to the country. Australia is the only country on earth that governs an entire continent. Australia has a population of over 23 million people, making it one of the world’s least populated countries. Australia is the sixth-largest country and the world’s largest island. Australia’s Aboriginal people settled[...]

Driving in Australia

Getting Around

Driving in Australia

  If you are a permanent Australian visa holder and receive your visa before you entered Australia, you need to obtain an Australian driver’s licence within 6 months from the date you arrive in Australia. If you are a permanent Australian visa holder and receive your visa while you are in Australia, you need to obtain an Australian driver’s licence within 6 months from the[...]