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27 Questions You Need To Ask Your International Movers Before You Move To Australia
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27 Questions To Ask Your International Movers Before You Move To Australia

If you’re planning your move to Australia and have decided to ship some or all of your belongings, you’ll start shopping around for trusted international movers. There are so many things to think about when it comes to moving your goods to Australia and it can be overwhelming. I’ve created this simple list of 27 questions to ask your international movers before you move to Australia. Continue Reading

The Cost Of Living In Melbourne
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The Cost Of Living In Melbourne 2018

Because of the huge demand from potential migrants to know exactly how much life in Australia will cost them, I’m continuing with this series of posts on the cost of living around Australia. This post focuses on the cost of living in Melbourne as of 2018. Melbourne based Claudia and her partner have kindly shared what the cost of living in Melbourne is like for their family of 2.

Claudia and her partner have lived in Melbourne since July 2016, when they moved to Australia from Johannesburg.

They live in Mount Waverley and are both employed – Claudia is teacher.

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Tax Basics For New Migrants
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Australian Tax Basics For New Migrants

One of the most daunting things about moving country is learning a whole new tax system. The Aussies seem to like to do everything differently and the tax system is no different! I asked Gillian from Simple Accounting Solutions to give my readers a brief overview of some of the things you need to know, so here is her roundup of Australian tax basics for new migrants.

 

Having moved from South Africa to Australia myself 5 years ago, I understand that moving countries and giving up everything that is familiar can be a double edged sword – an exciting new adventure, but one that is both daunting and at times overwhelming.

I remember even the basic things like grocery shopping or finding my way around the city were unnerving, let alone navigating complex new tax laws To take away some of that overwhelm – here are some of the Australian tax basics that all new migrants need to know. Continue Reading

How To Get Consent For Your Child To Move To Australia
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How To Get Consent For Your Child To Move To Australia

If you’re divorced and looking to move to Australia, one of the questions you may be asking is how you can get consent from your ex for your children to move to Australia with you. It’s not an uncommon situation and I’ve heard from readers who have had to wait more than 3 years fighting it out in court before they could even start the visa application process. If you want to find out how to get consent for your child to move to Australia, this blog may help you.

David from Pathway Lawyers & Migration Agents has written this post to help parents who are looking to migrate to Australia but their ex is refusing to allow it.

 

What do you do when you want to move overseas and your ex doesn’t want to give permission for your child to go with you? This is exactly what happened to Sunette* “My ex and I have a terrible relationship. It was a terrible time in my life. As a father, he has not been very involved.” When her new husband received a great job opportunity in Australia, she was torn. “I thought, he’s never going to let us go. He will just make it as difficult as possible.” Continue Reading

5 Things I Wish I Knew Before Emigrating To Australia - cover
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5 Things I Wish I Knew Before Emigrating To Australia

Moving to Australia these days isn’t as daunting as it used to be. Using the internet it’s so easy to research almost every aspect of your move so you be be prepared as much as possible for the practical side of life in Australia. But there are some things that you just won’t be able to prepare for, no matter how much research you do.

Here are 5 things that I wish I knew before emigrating to Australia. Some of them I thought I knew, but until you add your emotions into the experience, you don’t truly appreciate them.

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I Want To Migrate To Australia – Where Do I Start?

I WANT TO MIGRATE TO AUSTRALIA - Where do I start-

One of the most common questions I get asked via my blog is:

“I Want To Migrate To Australia – Where Do I Start?”

While the process can seem overwhelming and complicated, there are some clear and simple steps you need to take when you decide to start looking into migrating to Australia.

David from Pathway Lawyers & Migration Agents has written this post to help all you migration newbies get started on your journey to a life in Australia.

Have you thought about moving to Australia? Migrating to a new country is a big decision. There’s a lot to consider and it can be overwhelming to know where to start. If you’re thinking of moving, here’s a quick guide on how to immigrate to Australia. Continue Reading

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A Guide To Aussie Slang For New Migrants

a guide to aussie slang for new migrants

When you move to Australia, you’ll be confronted by a whole new language.

That’s because despite people speaking English, Aussies love to shorten everything and they have probably some of the most slang I’ve ever heard!

If you thought we had tons of slang in South Africa, just wait until you hear the Aussies talk!

So I thought it would be useful to share this with you!

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Visa & Migration News Roundup – September 2017

Migration News Round Up

With the citizenship changes gaining momentum it’s been an interesting month for visa and migration news in Australia. Here is a round up of the latest news related to migration to Australia.

No Citizenship Transition Period

A Senate committee has been told that there won’t be any transitional period for the proposed new citizenship changes. This means that any application sent from 20 April 2017 will be processed under new rules, if and when they are made legal. Continue Reading

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The Cost Of Living In Sydney In 2017 – Amanda-Lee & Nico Share Their Story

The Cost Of Living In Sydney

Two of my most popular blog posts are the ones about the cost of living in Perth. Clearly there is a huge demand from potential migrants to know exactly how much life in Australia will cost them and what they need to earn to survive or have a comfortable lifestyle. This week, I’ve spoken to the Van Zyl family who live in Sydney and have shared with me what the cost of living in Sydney is like for their family of 3. Continue Reading

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10 Reasons Not To Move To Australia

10 reasons not to move to australia

Everyone always goes on about all the awesome reasons you should move to Australia – the sandy white beaches, friendly people, land of opportunity, blah blah blah. We know all that, right? That’s why you ended up here on my blog! But I thought I’d turn it around and see if you’re really prepared to make the move and live in Australia, so here are 10 reasons NOT to move to Australia. Continue Reading