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

Country: Australia
Official Language: English
Unit of measure: Metric
Electricity supply: 240/250 volts, 50Hz.

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Emergency numbers:
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
Suite 301
451 Pitt Street
T: +61 2 9212 2282

Cayzer Real Estate Agents Melbourne
330 Montague Street
Albert Park
Vic 3206
T: +61 3 9699 5999

Greg Hocking City Residential Estate Agents Melbourne
Level 7
333 Collins Street
Vic 3000
T: +61 3 8199 1600

Acton Cottesloe Estate Agents Perth
500 Stirling Highway
Peppermint Grove
WA 6011
T: +61 8 9384 6999

Ray White Estate Agents Adelaide
32 Halifax Street
SA 5000
T: +61 8 8213 5900

Local government offices when relocating to Australia

Contact the Australian Government on 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
NSW 2000
T: +61 2 9240 2255

Nirankar Restaurant Melbourne
174 Queen Street
VIC 3000
T: +61 3 9642 1995

Alchemy Restaurant & Bar Brisbane
175 Eagle St,
QLD 4000
T: +61 7 3229 3175

Agatha’s Licensed Cafe Adelaide
1 Gawler Street
Port Noarlunga
SA 5167
T: +61 8 8384 4393

Zafferano Restaurant Perth
171-173 Mounts Bay Road
WA 6000
T: +61 8 9321 2588

Home entertainment & communication when relocating to Australia

Broadband:  Iinet –
Television:  Connectnow –
Telephone:  EFTel –
Mobile phone:  SpinTel –

Education when relocating to Australia

UK Expats will often send their children to the American Schools which teach the syllabus in English.

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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