Which city to move to in Australia

Moving to Australia is a big step and choosing a city is not an easy task, because Australia has many amazing places to live. They all have their own unique opportunities and the below will help you choose which city suits you and your family best.

The eight states have individual characteristics and climates. Do you want to live in tropical Queensland, cooler Canberra, laid-back Darwin or right in the hustle and bustle of Sydney?

Whether your moving for better pay, a warmer climate or adventure... Australia has it all!

Are New Zealand citizens eligible for Australia's First Home Owners Grant?

The First Home Owners Grant (FHOG) in Australia is designed to encourage and assist home ownership across the country, and for eligible borrowers it’s a great start to life as a property owner. The grant differs in each state and territory and in most places it applies to new homes only.

The Australian government’s First Home Owners Grant (FHOG) and other benefits are available to permanent residents, as if they are citizens of Australia.

Because NZ citizens are considered to be permanent residents of Australia they are eligible for the grant.

General Migration Blog - to and from NZ

Guest blog: Steve Smith – Ausmove New Zealand Limited

Migration data to and from New Zealand in September 2017 held very little surprises to previous months.

New Zealand’s major destination and source of migrants Australia, remained relatively steady. The number of kiwis Moving to Australia from New Zealand was up 6% from September 2016 and the amount of people moving from Australia to New Zealand was down 9.6%.

For the 12 months ended September 2017, 25,003 people moved permanently (for more 12 months) from Australia to NZ and 25,069 moved to Australia from NZ in the same period. A mere 66 being difference in the migration both ways across the Tasman.

Please read further for a full summary and a snapshot of New Zealand’s migration over the last 7 years…

XE vs OFX (NZForex)!
Who should you use to transfer your money from NZ to Australia

XE vs OFX (NZForex)!

Moving money through foreign exchange is something every New Zealander living in Australia needs to do at some stage. So what company should you use to transfer your money?

First things first... don't use the banks to transfer your money to Australia

Moving to Australia from NZ – Latest Migration Trends



Guest blog: Steve Smith – Ausmove New Zealand Limited

Welcome to our first monthly commentary on the migration behaviours between New Zealand and Australia

The latest migration statistics released yesterday by Statistics New Zealand show a continued trend for New Zealanders moving to Australia to the previous months of this year.