When it comes to thinking about emigrating to Australia, it’s not too hard to see why Australia has long been one of the most popular locations for people hailing from all four corners of the globe. Boasting a fabulous year-round climate (even the coolest state, Tasmania, enjoys an average annual temperature of a balmy 16oC), a world-renowned laid-back, outdoors-oriented way of life and some of the planet’s best beaches, it’s fair to say that Australia has come a long way since its notorious beginnings as a British convict colony – when it was commonly described by its early settlers as ‘hell on earth’.
But being an idyllic lifestyle destination is not the only string modern-day Australia has to its bow. The country is also one of the most forward-thinking and developed nations in the world, boasting a brilliant education system (The Human Development Index ranks Australia’s education system as the joint best in the world – alongside Finland), top quality healthcare facilities (an international comparative study of the healthcare systems in six developed found that Australia ranked highest for healthy lives, scoring first or second on all of the indicators), and an economy which recovered quicker than most from the global economic plight of 2008.
However, it’s one thing to think about how great a new life in Oz would be. It’s quite another to turn your dreams into reality. For a start you will need to qualify for a visa to emigrate to Australia – to live there – this is likely to require having certain skills which are in demand in Oz or family members already living in the country. Without these things a move may still be possible, but it will be a great deal harder and more time consuming to make this happen.
If you can qualify for a visa to emigrate to Australia, you will need to have a plan and prepare well to make the move a success. Emigrating is not a holiday and many of the challenges you faced in your old life will still be present once you move: work, saving for retirement, house maintenance etcetera. Therefore, in order to settle successfully you will need to take into account all these factors and more.
Thankfully, in this section you will find all manner of information specific to moving to Australia. From visa guides, to job listings, banking considerations, property information, healthcare, education, financial considerations and even booking your flights to start your new life, no stone has been left unturned.
And what’s more, to make sure this information is as relevant and up-to-date as possible, we’ve called on a number of impartial experts to provide advice, including emigration industry experts and expats themselves.
New content will be updated regularly so keep checking back to make sure you’re fully prepared for the challenge of making your dream of a new life in Oz a reality.
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