Relocating to Sydney
Before relocating to Sydney it is worth doing some research. Sydney is the state capital of New South Wales and is the most populous city in Australia. It is located on Australia’s east coat and is home to the world’s largest natural harbour. Expats moving to Sydney will be bowled over by the breathtaking natural beauty and high quality of life in the city. It has a gentle mild climate, a great number of outdoor pursuits and offers a very healthy lifestyle.
Sydney benefits from an advanced market economy with strengths in finance, tourism and manufacturing. In 2013 the gross regional product was £337 billion, making it a larger economy than countries such as Singapore, Hong Kong and Denmark.
Sydney now stands in fifth place in a new survey, rating the world’s most liveable cities. The international global affairs magazine Monocle has elevated Sydney to within the top five of the world’s best cities in its annual quality of life survey, a rise of six places since last year!
Visa requirements when relocating to Sydney
There are a number of visas available for working and living in Australia: The main visas are:
• Visitor visa for Australia
• Work and holiday visa (Subclass 462)
• Employer-sponsored work visa (Subclass 457)
• Sponsored training visas for Australia
• Permanent residence in 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 Sydney
The Australian Dollar (AUD or $A) is the official currency in Australia, and is divided into 100 cents.
Time difference when relocating to Sydney
Sydney is 9 hour ahead of London. Daylight savings is observed.
Useful facts when relocating to Sydney
Official Language: English
Unit of measure: Metric
Electricity supply: 240/250 volts, 50Hz.
000 – for police, ambulance and fire services.
Travel connections when relocating to Sydney
Airports: Sydney Airport
Train stations: Central Railway Station, Seven Hills Railway Station, Merrylands Train Station
Main Road: M4, M5, A34, A22
Major cities close to Sydney
Property prices when relocating to Sydney
As a general guide you will find property prices are influenced by location and demand. Your choice of location will be influenced by your place of work. Local agents will be the best place to start. The process of buying any type of property or land is strictly regulated. The services of certain professionals are usually required for the process. The local estate agent should be able to give an estimation of all fees and the property charges the
buyer will be responsible for when they become the owner.
Typical property prices in Sydney
Price per square meter for an apartment in a city centre – 14,388.00 A$
Typical property rental prices in Sydney
A three bedroomed apartment in a city centre will cost – 4445.00 A$ per month.
Property agents when relocating to Sydney
Ace Properties Estate Agents Sydney
451 Pitt Street
New South Wales
T: +61 2 9212 2282
Ray White City Precinct Estate Agents Sydney
Level 21, 201 Sussex Street
New South Wales 2000
T: +61 2 9283 5511
Marquis Realty Estate Agents Sydney
235 Charlotte Street
New South Wales
T: +61 902 565 9525
Coldwell Banker Estate Agents Sydney
208 Charlotte Street
New South Wales
T: +61 902 539 7430
Local government offices when relocating to Sydney
Contact the Australian Government on http://www.australia.gov.au/ to find your local office.
Leisure & entertainment when relocating to Sydney
• Sydney celebrates a number of individual festivals annually; here is a selection of the largest:
• Sydney’s Big Day Out (January) – this is an annual music festival with a huge line-up of local and international bands. Tickets sell out fast.
• Royal Easter Show (March/April) – this is Australia’s largest annual event and showcases Australian culture and heritage.
• City to Surf (August) – this is Sydney’s favourite sporting event.
• Crave Food Festival (October) – this is Australia’s biggest food festival and runs for the month of October with numerous special events.
• Carols in the Domain (December) – A favourite family Christmas celebration, held at The Domain, in the heart of Sydney’s Royal Botanic Garden.
Restaurants when relocating to Sydney
Jamie’s Italian Sydney
107 Pitt Street
T: +61 2 8240 9000
85 Commonwealth Street
T: +61 2 9280 2888
Masuya Japanese Seafood Restaurant
12-14 O’Connell Street
T: +61 2 9235 2717
Home entertainment & communication when relocating to Sydney
Mobile phone: SpinTel
Education when relocating to Sydney
UK Expats will often send their children to the American Schools http://www.australianschoolsdirectory.com.au/, which teach the syllabus in English. With English being the official language of Australia, schools teach subjects in English and are experience with the integration of new arrivals, what ever the nationality.
Location Strategy Solutions (LSS Relocation) 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 relocation 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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