Even though it’s basically across the road, moving to Australia is still a big deal. You’re starting a new life, doing a new job with new people in a new place. It might even be the biggest thing you’ve done in your life so far!
So, how do we prepare for that? We make a to-do list. An extensive to-do list. That’s what we’ve prepared for you today: this is our criteria to tick off when moving to Australia.
Forget about work visas
As Kiwis, we enjoy the great privilege of not needing a work visa when we move to Australia. This saves a heap of money and loads of time waiting around for your visa to be accepted. Instead, we have a Special Category visa (SCV) which allows us to stay and work in Australia for as long as we like.
Research the job market
You can’t move somewhere without having something to do that pays the bills. Sure, it’d be nice to move to the Gold Coast without a job and just hang at Surfer’s Paradise all day. Unfortunately, that ain’t gonna cut it in the real world, sweetie. Looking at job opportunities in your industry is a must. That way you can decide which place suits you best and will allow you to live comfortably in Australia.
Find a place to live
So, you’ve nailed which city or town seems to have the best job prospects for you. Congrats! Now it’s time to find a roof over your head. Accommodation options in Australia are far and wide. From compact units, perfect for you and your cat, to suburban houses which will fit the whole family. Depending on which area of which city you’re looking at moving into, rent tends to be quite affordable in comparison to salary.
Open a bank account
Now you need somewhere to put all your money. Australians don’t store it under the mattress or bury it in their backyard. Instead, they store it in magical things called ‘bank accounts’. Look into a few different banks and see which one appeals to you the most.
Move your stuff
Finding someone to move your stuff from New Zealand to Australia can be a daunting task. It’s a long way across the Tasman and you’ve probably got a fair few precious things to move. Who do you trust to move all your stuff safely, reliably and quickly? Well… that brings us to our next point.
Ausmove. Ausmove are New Zealand’s most trusted team for moving Kiwis to the land of Kangaroos. They’ve been turning Kiwi tourists into Aussie locals for over 25 years. With affordable pricing and top-quality service, get in touch with the team at Ausmove for a quick quote today.