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Relocating to Australia: Your Guide to Moving to the Land Down Under

Here are some of the important things to know before moving to Australia.

Posted on

28 August 2017

Last updated on 19 January 2020
Relocating to Australia: Your Guide to Moving to the Land Down Under
Australia is at the top of many people's wish-list when picking a place to relocate to, this is not surprising considering that it shares a common language with many of the largest economies in the world. The land down under also offers accessible visas and an impressive number of hours of sunshine throughout the year, there is little about Australia that does not instantly capture one's attention.

If you are looking to do the same as so many hundreds of thousands before you, here are some of the most important things to know before moving to the Land Down Under. It is believed that an impressive one in four of all expats moving away from the UK now call Australia their home.

  • Choosing a visa

Before you go ahead and book your one-way ticket to Australia it is important to check flight prices and find the best visa type for you and your particular situation. Through checking online which workers are most in demand in the country you will be able to find a good indication of how you will fare in the bid to find work online. If your occupation can be found on the list provided by the Australian Government you could move to the country on a permanent basis. Among some of the most popular ways to move to Australia is via a temporary skilled visa that allows you to remain in the country for up to four years if your skills are in demand.
  • Choose your education

For some people moving to Australia is a long-term goal which is why it is recommended that individuals begin planning to for the move before they finish higher education. It is also advised that students choose a widely recognised qualification to increase their chances of being accepted into the country. Those who are in education can also choose to undertake an exchange term at an Australian university as part of their degree which can prove to be helpful in making up their mind on their long-term future. 
  • Working holiday visa

Should you find that your occupation cannot be located on the skilled occupation list there is the option of being able to take out a working holiday visa which will allow you to be able to live and work in Australia for a year. Take note that while this visa grants you entry into the country for a year it does not permit you to work for an employer for more than 6 months.
  • Selecting an employer

Finding work in another country is always a challenge but this should not be something that discourages potential applicants. It is known that many companies in Aus are happy to hold Skype interviews- these may be held in the middle of the night due to the time difference, however! Alongside getting the job you want it important to also pick the best possible employer to suit you. For example, choosing a sponsorship with a particular business could tie you to your right to stay in Australia which means that you will only be able to change that position when you find another company to sponsor you too.
If you have any further queries or want to find out more how you can move to Australia, contact us today!
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