Moving to Australia from New Zealand?

Get all information you need to make a successful and stress-free move across the ditch.

Australia’s First Home Owners Grant?

Are New Zealand citizens eligible for the First Home Owners Grant in Australia? The First Home Owners Grant (FHOG) in […]
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First Home Owners Grant

Are New Zealand citizens eligible for the First Home Owners Grant in Australia?

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.

FHOG does not take into account NZ property for eligibility, only property you’ve owned in Australia.

Moving to Australia Checklist

What you need to do when Below is our Moving to Australia Checklist (Pre Move Planner). Let us help you […]
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Sep 13, 2023
Moving to Australia Checklist

What you need to do when

Below is our Moving to Australia Checklist (Pre Move Planner). Let us help you organize and plan your move. You can download a printable version here, ready for you to print and put on your fridge – MTA-MovePlannerChecklist.pdf.

Jobs in Australia

Moving to Australia and want to find a suitable job? If you are a New Zealand citizen, you are legally […]
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May 15, 2024
Jobs in Australia

Moving to Australia and want to find a suitable job?

If you are a New Zealand citizen, you are legally able to work in Australia. If you are not a New Zealand or Australian citizen, you may need to apply for a work visa.

Hunting for jobs in Australia is very similar to looking for a job in New Zealand. The majority of jobs are advertised online, mostly by recruitment companies but also by individual employers.

Australia Pre-schools and Kindergartens

Are you moving to Australia with little kids? In Australia, every state is slightly different when it comes to schooling. […]
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May 15, 2024
Australia Pre-schools and Kindergartens

Are you moving to Australia with little kids? In Australia, every state is slightly different when it comes to schooling.

Pre-schools, kindergartens, child care centres and early learning centres are all options for schooling/childcare before age 6.

The Australian Government provides funding to all states and territories to ensure all children have access to early childhood education, particularly in the year before they start school (4-6 years old). There might still be a fee, especially for kids under four.

SCV Visa Exclusions

What you need to be aware of when you move to Australia on an SCV There are a number of […]
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Sep 13, 2023
Special Category Visas Exclusions

What you need to be aware of when you move to Australia on an SCV

There are a number of exclusions to government help that you should be aware of when moving to Australia on an SCV (special category visa).

Which city to move to in Australia

Should I move to Australia? This is a question hundreds of thousands of people around the world ask themselves each […]
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May 15, 2024
Which-City-To-Move-To-In-Australia

Should I move to Australia? This is a question hundreds of thousands of people around the world ask themselves each year.

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?

Moving money to Australia from New Zealand

There are definitely a few things you need to organise from NZ before you leave when it comes to money… […]
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May 15, 2024
Moving money to Australia from New Zealand

There are definitely a few things you need to organise from NZ before you leave when it comes to money…

Whether it’s opening an Australian bank account, moving money into that bank account, having money ready to spend after you arrive, Australian tax obligations and BPAY (I was like, what is BPAY). Below is all the information you will need to know about moving money to Australia from New Zealand and banking in Australia in general:

KiwiSaver for your Home Deposit

Use your KiwiSaver towards your home deposit for your first Australian home with First Home Super Saver Scheme (FHSSS)! The […]
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May 15, 2024
Use KiwiSaver to buy a home in Australia

Use your KiwiSaver towards your home deposit for your first Australian home with First Home Super Saver Scheme (FHSSS)!

The Australia Government First Home Super Saver Scheme (FHSSS) – lets you withdraw some of your KiwiSaver to help buy your first Australian home.

Yes, you read right… There is quite a history with this, but once again New Zealanders moving to Australia can transfer their KiwiSaver to Australia and use some of it as a deposit for their first home. You must meet the criteria set out by the ATO and make sure you set up the right account with the right super fund provider.

Filing your Australia Tax Return

It’s time to make a plan for filing your Australian tax return, with the year ending 30 June! New Zealand […]
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Sep 14, 2023
Filing Your Australia Tax Return

It’s time to make a plan for filing your Australian tax return, with the year ending 30 June!

New Zealand citizens are treated as residents for tax purposes once they complete a stay of six consecutive months in Australia (183 days), like in New Zealand with the IRD, you need to complete and file a tax return in Australia with the Australia Tax Office (ATO).

Income tax is applied to an individual’s taxable income and is paid on all forms of income. This includes wages from your job, profits from business and returns from investments (including rental properties in NZ). Income tax can also apply to assets such as when a house or shares are sold, whether in Australia or New Zealand.

The Australian tax year runs from 1 July to 30 June. When you lodge a tax return you include how much money you’ve earnt (income) and any expenses you can claim as a deduction.

Resume Tips

Australian recruiters are astounded at how many mistakes job seekers make with their resumes. Here are the key things to […]
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May 15, 2024

Australian recruiters are astounded at how many mistakes job seekers make with their resumes. Here are the key things to avoid.

Everyone needs to go through the process of creating a resume, keeping it up to date and tweaking it for different jobs.

Here are the common errors many candidates make when creating their CV.

Currency Converter – NZD to AUD

Want to know how much your NZD will get you in AUD? Our online currency converters are a quick and […]
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Sep 14, 2023
Currency Converter

Want to know how much your NZD will get you in AUD?

Our online currency converters are a quick and easy way to see live market exchange rates. Keep more of your hard earned cash by researching the market rates and planning your exchange when you will get the most return.

Check our currency converter now or view our live rate chart to see what the AUD’s been doing.

Moving to Australia Frequently Asked Questions

Below are a list of frequently asked questions we get regularly. If there is something you want to know please […]
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Moving to Australia FAQs

Below are a list of frequently asked questions we get regularly. If there is something you want to know please use the comment form at the bottom of the page.

XE Money Transfer

XE Money Transfer is the quick, easy, and secure way to transfer money around the globe. With competitive exchange rates […]
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XE Money Transfer

XE Money Transfer is the quick, easy, and secure way to transfer money around the globe. With competitive exchange rates you can book international payments 24/7.

Every year, over 330,000 people and 2,000 businesses trust us to make global payments, send funds to family, pay international businesses, and buy foreign real estate. At XE, we’re not just passionate about saving you money, we’re proud of our exceptional service as we connect the world through currency exchange.

XE is the worlds most trusted FX company!

Register free here and find out how much money XE can save/make you!

Moving to Tasmania

If the idea of being surrounded by surreal nature appeals to you, then Tasmania could be your ideal destination to […]
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Sep 14, 2023
Moving to Tasmania

If the idea of being surrounded by surreal nature appeals to you, then Tasmania could be your ideal destination to settle.

Indeed there is no dearth of people who actually came to Tasmania for a holiday, but were charmed by its beauty to such an extent, that they decided to move permanently to Australia! If you one of those who are enamored by Tasmania’s beauty, that you are contemplating moving to Australia, then you will find the information on this page very helpful. Read on…

Moving to Melbourne (VIC)

Many people who move to Melbourne find that Melbourne’s lower house prices, lower crime rates, better transport and lower humidity […]
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Moving to Melbourne

Many people who move to Melbourne find that Melbourne’s lower house prices, lower crime rates, better transport and lower humidity make it more livable than its rival Sydney.

Melbourne is Australia’s second largest city with four million residents. Its the sports, arts and cultural capital of Australia. Its numerous lane-ways of house bars, cafes and restaurants are covered in street art. Its renowned for its coffee culture!

Moving to Victoria

People move to Victoria for the amazing climate, education, employment or lifestyle opportunities. Whatever is your reason behind moving to […]
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May 15, 2024
Moving to Victoria

People move to Victoria for the amazing climate, education, employment or lifestyle opportunities.

Whatever is your reason behind moving to Victoria, you will be glad that this city has a lot in store for you…

Moving to Canberra (ACT)

Canberra is Australia’s capital and therefore home to Parliament. It is also one of it’s smallest cities with a population […]
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Sep 14, 2023
Moving to Canberra

Canberra is Australia’s capital and therefore home to Parliament. It is also one of it’s smallest cities with a population just under 500,000.

The weather does change markedly from season to season. Canberra has low humidity with dry heat in summer and cool winters, including frosts in winter.

“Criminally overlooked Canberra packs a big punch for such a small city.” That’s what Lonely Planet thinks. Named #3 best city to visit in Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2018 – ranking higher than any Australian city has ever been ranked before.

Moving to Sydney (NSW)

The New South Wales capital, Sydney is its most populous, with some 4.6 million people calling it home. Sydney is […]
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Sep 14, 2023
Moving to Sydney

The New South Wales capital, Sydney is its most populous, with some 4.6 million people calling it home.

Sydney is famous for its harbour, beaches and iconic landmarks (the Opera House, Bondi Beach, Darling Harbour) and is Australia’s oldest city.

Its Australia’s most expensive city and often features on the list of the most expensive cities in the world. Sydney has vast amounts of natural beauty, a huge cultural beating heart and epic entertainment scene. It hosts the famous Sydney Mardi-Gras (Australia’s biggest LGBT parade). Its been named the sixth best city for students with several world-class universities.

Moving to New South Wales

Are you interested in living and settling in NSW? New South Wales offers a multitude of experiences, with plenty of […]
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Sep 14, 2023
Moving to NSW

Are you interested in living and settling in NSW?

New South Wales offers a multitude of experiences, with plenty of things to see and do which suit all tastes and interests. Read on to find information on almost everything that is associated with moving to NSW…

Moving to the Gold Coast (QLD)

The Gold Coast is a vibrant modern city built on 57km of beautiful coastline with all year sunshine. Its surrounded […]
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Sep 14, 2023
Moving to the Gold Coast

The Gold Coast is a vibrant modern city built on 57km of beautiful coastline with all year sunshine.

Its surrounded by stunning beaches, lush rainforests and a relaxed lifestyle. It is a playground of theme parks, watersports, top end shops, delicious food and exciting nightlife. Its home to Australia’s most famous theme parks including Dreamworld, Sea World, Warner Bros. Movie World and Wet’n’Wild.

Moving to Brisbane (QLD)

Brisbane is the capital of Queensland and Australia’s third largest city. It’s humid subtropical climate, has warmer weather than both […]
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Sep 14, 2023
Moving to Brisbane

Brisbane is the capital of Queensland and Australia’s third largest city. It’s humid subtropical climate, has warmer weather than both Sydney and Melbourne.

It has a dynamic economy and attracts a large number of migrants. With its friendly locals and laidback lifestyle, it’s no surprise this city is fast becoming Australia’s top spot to live (watch out, Melbourne).

Moving to Queensland

Thinking of moving to Queensland from interstate or overseas? Queensland is the most popular destination for migrants. It’s full of […]
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Sep 14, 2023
Moving to Queensland

Thinking of moving to Queensland from interstate or overseas? Queensland is the most popular destination for migrants.

It’s full of sunshine, beaches, city, culture, theme parks. Find out if this city suits your lifestyle…

Moving to Darwin (NT)

Darwin is known as the most laid-back city in Australia. From the sparkling harbour and WWII history to the city’s […]
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Sep 14, 2023
Moving to Darwin

Darwin is known as the most laid-back city in Australia.

From the sparkling harbour and WWII history to the city’s Asian-influenced food and tropical outdoor lifestyle, Darwin is an outdoor adventures’ paradise.

Moving to Northern Territory

Looking to moving to a place that will allow you to connect with nature? If yes, then you must consider […]
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Sep 14, 2023
Moving to Northern Territory

Looking to moving to a place that will allow you to connect with nature?

If yes, then you must consider moving to Northern Territory! Read on to get an insight into the basics of living in Northern Territory…

Moving To South Australia

South Australia is one of the most livable cities in the world. No wonder many people consider moving permanently to […]
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Sep 14, 2023
Moving to South Australia

South Australia is one of the most livable cities in the world. No wonder many people consider moving permanently to South Australia!

If the beauty and life of Australia appeals to you, then you must consider visiting or moving to South Australia, which is stunning, relaxed and warm.

Moving to Western Australia

More than 1500 people move to Western Australia every week, thanks to the increasing global investment in the state and […]
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Sep 14, 2023
Moving to Western Australia

More than 1500 people move to Western Australia every week, thanks to the increasing global investment in the state and the boost in the demand for skilled professionals in the recent years!

If you are moving to Western Australia from overseas or from within the continent, you must know the following facts about this incredible state, especially as this information will make your move and visit easier and hassle-free. Read on…

Moving to Perth (WA)

Perth has more hours of sunshine than any other Australian city. Want to know more about Perth… read on… The […]
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Sep 14, 2023
Moving to Perth Australia

Perth has more hours of sunshine than any other Australian city. Want to know more about Perth… read on…

The over 2 million residents have an amazing outdoor lifestyle – surf beaches, Swan River and Kings Park (400 hectare of protected park and bushland). From its beautiful weather to its endless day trip options, Perth has plenty to offer its locals.

Moving to Adelaide (SA)

Adelaide is ranked as the fifth-most livable city in the world for the second year running. Adelaide is the capital […]
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Sep 14, 2023
Moving to Adelaide Australia

Adelaide is ranked as the fifth-most livable city in the world for the second year running.

Adelaide is the capital city of South Australia. With a Mediterranean climate and relaxed lifestyle. The city offers an amazing quality of life, affordable housing and good economic opportunities.

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  3. Open an Australian bank account with Commonwealth. It is easier to open an account while in NZ because you don’t need the paperwork you do when you get to Australia.
    Apply online for an Australian bank account now!
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