8 Awesome Places To Get Advice About Moving From South Africa To Australia

8 Awesome Places To Get Advice About Moving To Australia

***Updated May 2024***

Access to information these days is unbelievably easy – with more people in the world owning a smartphone than a toothbrush, it’s almost impossible not to find information in this day and age. Whether its finding out about something local or something on the other side of the world, everything you need to know is just a few clicks away.

But when it comes to migrating, where are the best sources of information online?

Where to Get Advice About Moving From South Africa To Australia

1. If you are moving from South Africa to Australia, a great site to check out is SAAustralia.

It’s full of people going through the exact same thing and pretty much any questions you have can be answered here.

2. Perth Poms was created for people from the UK moving to Perth but there are a fair few South Africans on here too, as many South Africans (like me!) have taken the long way round from South Africa to Australia via the UK.

It’s a great source of info about life in Perth and many questions and topics on here are just as relevant no matter where in the world you are coming from.

3. Poms In Oz is a sister site to Perth Poms (there are also other sites for Poms in other cities around Australia) but because it has a much bigger member base there is always something new to find out about on this site.

Discussions range from practical to emotional and everything in between. They have sub forums for each state as well so if you are considering multiple states it’s a good place to get some information about your shortlisted states and cities.

4. If you are on Facebook and looking to migrate from South Africa to Australia, one of the biggest groups you can join is Aussiekaners.

5. Another awesome Facebook group that was set up for South Africans moving to and living in WA, is of course, Proudly South African In Perth & WA. But then I would say that as it’s the group I started back in 2013 and which inspired this very blog.

As of May 2024, we have over 12,000 members and are still growing daily and I can honestly say we have some of the most amazing, generous and kind members who are always ready to help and offer advice, support and even their worldly goods to help people in need.

6. Don’t forget the Proudly South African In Perth blog! Of course I hope that this blog will help you before and after your move to Australia.

I write new and useful content every month so make sure you subscribe today and get all my latest posts delivered to your inbox.

I’ve also created a range of digital products like the cost of living calculator and the ultimate emigration checklist to help you plan your move to Australia.

7.  Services Australia has a section all about moving to Australia. It offers help for visitors, migrants, refugees and asylum seekers who are moving to or already living in Australia. It explains all about what kind of support might be available to you from the government once you are living in Australia.

8. And finally, don’t forget to keep an eye on the official Australian Home Affairs website for any changes or updates to visa regulations.

If you want to find out more about the cost of living in Perth, deciding if you should ship all your goods to Australia or looking for some helpful tips for migrating to Australia, check out the Move section of my blog.

I hope you found this list of where to get advice about moving from South Africa to Australia useful and it helps you start planning your move to Australia. Where else do you look for and rely on information when it comes to making the big move to Australia?

About Author

Helping you move to, settle in, and explore your new home in Australia. Avid reader, beach lover, and horse addict. As someone who has emigrated, not once, not twice, but three times, I know exactly what you’re going through. The ups and downs of emigration are faster than a rollercoaster and I’ve been there – three times!


  • Jacq
    22nd October 2015 at 11:29 pm

    Oh my gosh! Cool blog topic! I’m from Manila and have moved to Perth. I hope I can meet you someday! Your blog is awesome! ?

    • Reeva Cutting
      25th October 2015 at 6:44 pm

      Thanks Jacq! Are you enjoying life in Perth? How long have you been here?


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