Tips for Starting a New Life Chapter in Australia

  • If you'd like to move or relocate to one of the magnificent Aussie cities, you'll need to have a suitable visa.
  • The Land Down Under has to offer a wide range of cities with different standards and costs of living.
  • Believe it or not, the sun in Australia is more dangerous than wildlife.

The mysterious Land Down Under has to offer a brand-new start to whoever is seeking it. It’s a great country/ continent that is ideal for new solo or family life. So, what are you waiting for? Pack your bags and fly to this magnificent country full of diversity and versatile wildlife perfect for new beginnings.

However, moving to a completely new country isn’t easy. There’s a wide range of things you need to do and learn before you set your finger into a new life chapter. So, what are the crucial things you need to know that will help you get around?

Australia is, in fact, one of the simplest countries when it comes to the moving process.

1. Get a visa and work permit

If you’ve ever moved or even visited another country, you certainly know that many of them require visas and similar permits for entering. If you’d like to move or relocate to one of the magnificent Aussie cities, you’ll need to have a suitable visa. Even though all this paperwork may seem complicated, Australia is, in fact, one of the simplest countries when it comes to the moving process.

So, what kind of visa do you need? It depends on your age, occupation and where are you from. If you’ve already got a job, the process is simple, let your employer take care of most things. On the other hand, if you just want to move there, doing so before you’re 30 is ideal as you’ll be provided with many benefits.

2. The cost of living

Many people think that Australia is an expensive country. Well, they are partly right. Why only partly? Because the Land Down Under has to offer a wide range of cities with different standards and costs of living. So, which cities should you consider?

The ideal city for newcomers is Adelaide. With friendly locals, many busy markets and charming wineries, Adelaide is a perfect place for starting a new life. On top of that, it has been voted to be one of the most affordable cities in entire Australia! Thanks to the low cost of living, you can start your new life in a city that offers many different activities.

Large cities, such as Adelaide, can offer you up to 15 or more hospitals where you can check yourself in if you have a health-related issue.

3. Don’t neglect healthcare

Health is one of the most important things for Australians. That’s why it’s free! If you’ve got a permanent residency, you’ll get Australian healthcare insurance, known as Medicare. However, you need to be aware that Medicare doesn’t cover everything. That’s why many residents opt for private healthcare insurances.

Being attained by the doctor happens rather quickly if you know how to find one. That’s why many large cities, such as Adelaide, can offer you up to 15 or more hospitals where you can check yourself in if you have a health-related issue.

4. Sun is more dangerous than wildlife

Believe it or not, the sun in Australia is more dangerous than wildlife. Many people go there with the idea that this strange country is filled with deadly animals and insects that lurk around each corner. However, the reality is different.

Sadly, more people die each year from skin cancer than wild animal attacks. Which means that you should learn how to protect yourself from harmful rays and choose the right sun protection for your skin. Even during the Aussie winters, putting on some SPF will protect your skin from the wind and keep it moisturised.

Adelaide is ideal for singles, families and roommate life, as it has to offer a wide range of different activities and places for fun.

5. Pick a suitable place to stay

Before you move to Australia, you need to understand one thing. Australia is massive. It’s almost the size of Europe. That’s why you need to choose an adequate place to stay and live. Therefore, Adelaide is ideal for singles, families and roommate life, as it has to offer a wide range of different activities and places for fun. What are your house choices?

From various apartments and flats for rent to houses, there are a variety of housing types you can choose from. Even though Adelaide is affordable, you usually can’t get a high-quality, yet a cheap place for life. However, if you opt for display homes, you’ll get a top-quality house for an unbeaten price, right there in Adelaide.

6. Learn Aussie slang

If you’re planning on moving to Straya, you need to take a peek at their slang. Even though the official language of this country is English, many people use slang on a daily basis, thereby creating an entirely new language!

So, when you move to Australia, you’ll need to get a hang of Australian slang to understand your mates during the barbie. Besides, that’s how you’ll make friends easier! Listen to the way they talk and try to soak up as many new phrases as you can.

Conclusion

Starting a new life chapter in a completely different country can be exciting, yet frightening. However, if you follow these 6 tips that prepare you for your new life from visa to making friends, then you’ll adapt to a new culture and lifestyle pretty quickly. The Land Down Under is calling your name!

Emma Williams

Emma Williams is an Australian writer with a master‘s degree in business administration, who has a passion for anything lifestyle and design related. 

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