Moving to Australia – What you need to know

Moving to Australia

Moving to Australia

Migrating or moving to Australia? Here are some helpful information you should know about moving to Australia.

Australia is a developed country and one of the wealthiest in the world, with the world's 12th-largest economy. In 2014 Australia had the world's fifth-highest per capita income. Australia's military expenditure is the world's 13th-largest. With the second-highest human development index globally, 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.For generations, the vast majority of immigrants came from the British Isles, and the people of Australia are still mainly of British or Irish ethnic origin. In 2011, 24.6% of Australians were born elsewhere and 43.1% of people had at least one overseas-born parent; the five largest immigrant groups were ›those from the United Kingdom, New Zealand, China, India, and Vietnam.

Reasons moving to Australia

›Protection of the environment is a major political issue in Australia. It has the lowest air pollution levels in the world.

›Although most of Australia is semi-arid or desert, it includes a diverse range of habitats from alpine heaths to tropical rainforests, and is recognised as a mega-diverse country.

›Australia has a beautiful natural ecosystems, have golden sandy beaches, clean water, tropical forests and snowy mountains.

›Australia has a multi-cultural society which people were born elsewhere and had at least one overseas-born parent.

›Much of the northern part of the country has a tropical, predominantly summer-rainfall (monsoon) climate. The south-west corner of the country has a Mediterranean climate. Much of the south-east (including Tasmania) is temperate.

›Australia has no state religion; Australian Constitution prohibits the federal government from making any law to establish any religion, impose any religious observance, or prohibit the free exercise of any religion.

›Australia has no official language, English has always been entrenched as the de facto national language. Australian English is a major variety of the language with a distinctive accent and lexicon, and differs slightly from other varieties of English in grammar and spelling.

›Australia is a wealthy country; it generates its income from various sources including mining-related exports, telecommunications, banking and manufacturing.

›Education is the responsibility of the individual states and territories so the rules vary between states, but in general children are required to attend school from the age of about 5 up until about 16.

›Australia has the third and seventh highest life expectancy of males and females respectively in the world.

Useful tips moving to Australia

Obtaining Visa to moving to Australia. Every people should need to know what is the right visa for them. Visa will be issued depending on  the reason of moving (e.g. work, study, etc.), what is your nationality and how long will you stay.

Every type of visa has its eligibility and requirements need to fulfill. The Australian Department of Immigration will greatly guide you through obtaining different types of visa as well as eligibility and its requirements.

Some requirements you need to fulfill moving to Australia:
     · Skills and qualifications assessment
     · Available Funds
     · Police check
     · Health Insurance
     · English proficiency

The most common migration categories to live in Australia are skilled, family and study migration.

Getting your household goods to Australia

•There are numbers of relocation companies that specialize in shifting your household goods to Australia. Collect range of quotes among these relocation companies before making a decision. Remember that cheapest quote not always the best one for you to save money. To be able to choose the best relocation company you must take these consideration:

•Read reviews or testimonials from people who already used the relocation company you are considering that might help you in choosing before making final decision.

•Check with customs on what you can bring and what are prohibited. Although you are used to be surrounded by your familiar things, it is advisable to make a thorough review when moving to a new country.

•Australia runs on 230V power (5oHz), so some electronics you have might require transformers and adapters to work.

•Consider the things you can buy in Australia compare the costs of shipping you might spend for bringing the old stuffs with you.

•Australia has a tight quarantine laws particularly on food, plant and animal material. There are restrictions on what you can bring into the country and some will be subject for biosecurity before your things can be released. If deemed necessary, some items require treatment, and if treatment is not possible, government may seize and destroy these items.

The department of customs will not permit the importation of the following personal effects:

·fresh fruit and vegetables
·live plants and bulbs
·prohibited and restricted seeds
·unidentified seeds, which can include some foods, including spices
·live animals (including pets) that require an import permit
·biological products including some plant based, herbal medications
·unprocessed goods of plant or animal origin
·soiled items, or items containing organic residues
·items knowingly infested with pests or a disease

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