Relocating to Australia
Before relocating to Australia it is worth doing some research. Australia is famous for the warm welcome it gives to new migrants of all nationalities. Australia is officially called the Commonwealth of Australia, comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, Tasmania, and many smaller islands. Australia is the world’s sixth largest country by total area. The head of state is Queen Elizabeth II.
The Australian continent was discovered by Dutch explorers in 1606, Australia’s eastern seaboard was claimed by Great Britain in 1770. Australia has a stable democratic political system that functions as a federal parliamentary democracy and constitutional monarchy comprising six states and several territories. The population of 24 million is highly concentrated on the east coast.
Australia is one of the wealthiest countries in the world. In 2014, Australia had the world’s fifth-highest per capita income. Australia ranks highly in many international comparisons of national performance, such as quality of life, health, education, economic freedom, and the protection of civil liberties and political rights.
Visa requirements when relocating to Australia
There are a number of visas available for working and living in Australia: The main visas are:
• Visitor visa for Australia (Subclass 976)
• Visitor visa for Australia (Subclass 651)
• Visitor visa for Australia (Subclass 676)
• Visitor visa for Australia (Subclass 679)
• Work and holiday visa (Subclass 462)
• Employer-sponsored work visa (Subclass 457)
• Permanent residence in Australia
• Retirement visas for Australia
*Visa regulations are subject to change at short notice and expats should contact their respective embassy or consulate for the latest details.
Currency when relocating to Australia
The Australian Dollar (AUD or $A) is the official currency in Australia, and is divided into 100 cents.
Time difference when relocating to Australia
There are three time zones: Eastern (GMT +10), Central (GMT +9.5) and Western (GMT +8). Daylight savings is observed.
Australia is +10, +9.5 or +8 hours ahead of London , depending on location.
Useful facts when relocating to Australia
Official Language: English
Unit of measure: Metric
Electricity supply: 240/250 volts, 50Hz.
000 – for police, ambulance and fire services.
Travel connections when relocating to Australia
Airports: Sydney Airport, Melbourne Airport, Brisbane Airport, Perth Airport & Adelaide Airport
Train stations: Central railway station, Sydney, Central railway station, Melbourne, Central railway station, Brisbane, Perth railway station & Adelaide railway station.
Main Road: Route 1 is a ring road around the whole country.
Major cities in Australia: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth & Adelaide
Relocating to Sydney
LSS Relocation have built up a wealth of knowledge on locations around the World. To find out more please visit our information page on relocating to Sydney
Property prices when relocating to Australia
As a general guide you will find property prices are influenced by location and demand. Your choice of location will be influenced by your place of work.
Local agents will be the best place to start. The process of buying any type of property or land is strictly regulated. The services of certain professionals are usually required for the process. The local estate agent should be able to give an estimation of all fees and the property charges the buyer will be responsible for when they become the owner.
Typical property prices in Australia
Price per square meter for an apartment in a city centre – 8,196.00 A$
Typical property rental prices in Australia
A three bedroomed apartment in a city centre – 2710.00 A$ per month.
Property estate agents when relocating to Australia
Ace Properties Estate Agents Sydney
451 Pitt Street Sydney
T: +61 2 9212 2282
Cayzer Real Estate Agents Melbourne
330 Montague Street
T: +61 3 9699 5999
Greg Hocking City Residential Estate Agents Melbourne
333 Collins Street
T: +61 3 8199 1600
Acton Cottesloe Estate Agents Perth
500 Stirling Highway
T: +61 8 9384 6999
Ray White Estate Agents Adelaide
32 Halifax Street
T: +61 8 8213 5900
Local government offices when relocating to Australia
Contact the Australian Government on http://www.australia.gov.au/ to find your local office.
Leisure & entertainment when relocating to Australia
Each state in Australia has its own places of interest and celebrates individual festivals annually. Art festivals and Comedy festivals are all popular yearly events in the larger cities and towns in Australia. There are also a lot of leisure activities based around water. Australia has thousands of miles of coastline to enjoy.
Restaurants when relocating to Australia
ARIA Restaurant Sydney
1 Macquarie Street
T: +61 2 9240 2255
Nirankar Restaurant Melbourne
174 Queen Street
T: +61 3 9642 1995
Alchemy Restaurant & Bar Brisbane
175 Eagle St,
T: +61 7 3229 3175
Agatha’s Licensed Cafe Adelaide
1 Gawler Street
T: +61 8 8384 4393
Zafferano Restaurant Perth
171-173 Mounts Bay Road
T: +61 8 9321 2588
Home entertainment & communication when relocating to Australia
Broadband: Iinet – http://www.iinet.net.au/home/
Television: Connectnow – http://www.connectnow.com.au/
Telephone: EFTel – http://www.eftel.com/consumer.cms
Mobile phone: SpinTel – https://www.spintel.net.au/
Education when relocating to Australia
UK Expats will often send their children to the American Schools which teach the syllabus in English. www.australianschoolsdirectory.com.au/.
Australian schools caters extremely well for migrants. With English as the first language it is a simple process to sign up with a local school.
UK Relocation Companies
Location Strategy Solutions (LSS) was established in 1986. The Company has grown through innovation and excellent customer service provision and now includes many major international companies among its clients.
LSS is very much engaged with and involved in the world of national and international relocation with memberships and council involvement within the ARP, EuRA to name but a few. Through LSS’s long history within the relocation arena, deep rooted partnerships have been established across the globe allowing LSS to deliver to their corporate clients the right service for their particular needs, whether requiring seamless coordination across multiple jurisdictions or delivery in a single location.
We understand the need to combine a professional service with the personal touch, so important when dealing with the inherent stress of relocation and the particular requirements of each individual and family. Through maintaining our independence we can treat your employees as human beings and not a number in a database.
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