How Difficult is It to Move to Australia?

February 18, 2021

Australia has been luring Kiwis to its shores for a long, long time. And why wouldn’t we be lured? It’s a great country with fantastic weather, job prospects, food and drink and pretty much everything else.

In fact, something that most Kiwis are amazed by is how easy it seems to move to Australia. Is this too good to be true? Is it more difficult than it looks? Let’s answer the big question: how difficult is it to move to Australia from New Zealand?

Not that difficult…

Sorry. If you thought you were going to read some massive journalistic exposé on how it’s actually really hard to move to Australia, you were wrong. In fact, it’s probably the easiest country for Kiwis to move to. Here are some of the ways in which it’s much easier for Kiwis to move to Australia than people from most other nations:

No work visa required

One of the reasons why it’s not difficult to move to Australia is in the fact that Kiwis don’t need a work visa before moving there for a job. Work visas can take a while to process and then you’ve only got a limited time to spend working in Australia. We Kiwis enjoy a Special Category Visa (SCV) when living and working in Australia. This lets us live in AUS for as long as we like!

No import permits for pets

Another reason why it’s so brilliantly easy to move to Australia is due to the rules for Kiwis around pets. New Zealand is placed in Group 1 of Australia’s pet-import categories. This means that cats and dogs don’t need an import permit when moving to Australia because New Zealand is a rabies-free country. Usually, cats and dogs need to quarantine for 10 days in Melbourne before being officially allowed into the country. But not for Kiwis! Your pup or kitty can move straight in with you.

It’s right across the ditch

Moving to Australia isn’t difficult because it’s so damn close to New Zealand. With the same language, similar culture and similar sense of humour, Kiwis generally find it really easy to assimilate into Australian life. When you want to visit your friends and family, you’ll also have a much easier time than expats from other countries. New Zealand is only a short and inexpensive flight away.

So, there you have it: it’s pretty easy to move to Australia and there are very little difficulties. When you’re ready to take the leap, hit up the team at Ausmove! They’ve been moving Kiwis to Australia for over 25 years and get your stuff over the ditch quickly, safely and affordably. Start your new Australian life today by grabbing a quote from Ausmove.


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