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Moving to Australia Process
Are you one of the many New Zealanders who are moving to Australia?
Australia is one of the main destinations for New Zealanders looking for a change of scenery, better climate, job opportunities/or they want to earn more, be closer to family/friends, a new lifestyle or simply a change because we can move to Australia so easily from NZ.
Check out the below ‘To Do List’ to know what you need to do before you leave and what you need to do once you’re there.
Below is a general list of areas you will need to address when weighing up your potential move to Australia. It covers the big stuff you’ll need to organise when you are thinking/planning an international move.
Moving to Australia Checklist
After you’ve confirmed your flight to Australia and know your departure date, then you are going to need my moving to Australia checklist. It gives you a more detailed list of what you need to do 4 weeks before you move to Australia, two weeks, on move day and handy hints.
Find a school for your children. You will need an approximate move date to register your kids.
Find some short-term accommodation. It is highly recommended to give yourself some time to find which suburb suits you and your family best before you buy or rent any real estate in Australia or sign a fixed-term agreement (one year).
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Let everyone that you deal with in NZ know you are moving to Australia: – Doctor: advise your doctor you are moving and that when you find a new doctor you will request for your records to be transferred. – IRD: they will talk through your individual circumstances and obligations with you.
Good luck with your move and please feel free to ask any questions you have in the comment section at the bottom of each post.
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I’m the creator and editor of Moving to Australia and have been for 15 years! I know everything there is to know about New Zealanders moving their families and life to Australia. Either from first hand experiences and research or through the questions from visitors to this website… and I’m here to help!