There are many reasons to emigrate to Australia. Those of us who have already come to this incredible country know them first-hand. But today we are not going to talk about the wonders of this country and its people to convince you to come.
Today we want to address all those who have already decided to become emigrants and move to Australia. If you are one of them, these 16 tips will be useful to start your adventure and emigrate to Australia.
1. Choose the right visa
Find out about the visa options to travel to Australia: the Australian student visa and the Work And Holiday visa are the most chosen by foreigners. Never work on a tourist visa in Australia!
2. What to study
If you need to improve your level of English, sign up for an English course. If you defend yourself with English, enroll in a professional course (VET or TAFE). You can also go to university, although this is a much more expensive option. To find a suitable course in Australia for yourself, you can use Course Finder to easily do a course search.
3. Choose your ideal city
There is no exact recipe for choosing a city in Australia. Each one has its advantages and disadvantages, so choose the one that best suits your tastes and your intentions in Australia.
4. Travel in winter
Landing during the winter in Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane is a luxury: there are fewer tourists and many job offers. Also, when summer arrives you will be ready to enjoy your vacation.
5. Check that your Passport and your DNI are valid for more than one year
It is very important that before you start to process your Australian visa, you check that these two documents do not expire soon.
6. Start 4 months before
Start the procedures four months before the date you want to travel to Australia. In this way you will prepare your trip without stress and you will be able to get your cheapest plane tickets. As you can see, when emigrating to Australia you must take into account many different aspects.
7. Prepare your resume
To work in Australia it is important that you have a 100% Australian CV. If before going to Australia you write it down and print a few copies, you can start distributing it from day one and thus have a better chance of finding work faster.
8. Pack your luggage properly
It is important that, among other things, you do not emigrate to Australia with food in your suitcase.
9. Before taking your pet
You should read the conditions for bringing animals to Australia. You have it easier than them to emigrate to Australia. It is a long journey with many requirements to meet.
10. If you want to drive in Australia
Make sure to process the International Card in your country before taking the plane.
11. Book a hostel
During your first week in Australia, staying in a hostel to find a room in conditions to your liking and be able to meet your future roommates in person.
12. Organize the trip from the airport to your hostel
See in advance what is the best transport option to get to the hostel you have reserved. You will avoid finding yourself “lost” during your first hours in Australia, so you’ve better organize the trip in advance.
13. Learn slang
It doesn’t hurt to learn a little Australian slang before the trip.
14. Get Australian dollars
At least two weeks before your flight to Australia, ask your bank for the amount of Australian dollars you want to take with you.
15. But don’t carry too much cash
On the plane you can take up to 10,000 Australian dollars without declaring (if you carry 10,001 AUD you should declare them). However, we recommend that you take around 1,500 euros with you (enough to live a month) and, when you have an Australian bank account, make a transfer of the rest of your money.
16. Don’t let them get on your nerves
The last days before flying it is normal for you to be nervous. Emigrating to Australia is not small and it is difficult to assimilate, we know it! But you still need to adjust your mentality to ensure that the immigration can proceed smoothly.
These are 16 tips for emigrating to Australia. Do you think they are helpful? Do you have more tips for the immigration? Just share your opinions with us.