Do you have questions about renovation, education, kids, transport, healthcare and more. Within the 'Settling In' section we cover anything and everything to do with owning a property and/or living in Australia.
National sports and pastimes of Australia
Surely given that as you are planning a move down under, you will already
know that Australia is a nation of passionate sport lovers. Given the
beautiful climate, a lot of people spend much of their lives outside, and
often that involves engaging in some kind of activity. The warm weather is
certainly a great reason to be outside as much as possible – as are
the beautiful beaches and countryside.
So that you won’t feel like too much of a fish out water, today More...
Tips for finding work in your new home
Beginning your job search when looking for work in Australia can seem
like a daunting task, especially given the current economic climate. This
week, the Australia Buying Guide provides an insight into the type of work
available, tips on how to find work and how to increase your chances of
finding employment by looking for the right employment
Unless you are lucky enough to be moving abroad with a healthy nest-egg to
fall back on, the majority of people More...
Healthcare in Australia
The benefit of being a British expat in Australia is that, because of a
reciprocal agreement between the two governments, healthcare is free. This
is also the case for citizens of New Zealand, Ireland, Sweden, the
Netherlands, Belgium, Finland, Italy, Malta, Norway and Slovenia.
However, the Australian public healthcare system is not as comprehensive
or rigid as the NHS and this has its advantages and disadvantages.
Rather than a National Insurance number, in More...
Setting up TV, internet and mobile phones in Australia
When moving to Australia, one of the first things to tackle is getting
yourself connected. We live in modern times where even the suggestion of
not being able to get online to check your email or your various social
media feeds will make your blood run cold. As well as being absolutely
essential for practicality, having phone and internet allows you to keep
your business affairs in order and means that should you miss the voices of
your loved ones back home, they are only on the end of More...
Australian residency visas and citizenship
There are a wide range of Australian visas available which provide
permanent residency to the visa holder and their families. Once granted
Australian permanent residency, you are entitled to live, work and study in
Australia on a permanent basis as the name suggests.
In addition to these basic rights, an Australian permanent resident will
get access to government subsidised healthcare (Medicare), certain social
security benefits and More...