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Moving to Australia

If your planning on moving to Australia from the UK or any other worldwide location then Advance Moves and our Agents can take care of all your Removals to Australia requirements.

We can take care of all requirements for Shipping to Australia with a complete door to door service so that your Move to Australia is made a simple as possible.

We also have a wealth of information and advice on how to move to Australia and a quick scroll down on this page will tell you just about everything you need to know on how to move to Australia from UK and if your moving your household, then information and details on Shipping to Australia from UK for shipping of 20 or 40 foot container loads.

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How to move to Australia from UK

To enter Australia you will need to apply for a visa, and depending on your circumstances, there a different types of Visas to choose from. If you are Moving to Australia from UK you will need one of the visas listed below:-

Apply for an Employer Sponsored Migration visa if you have a job offer in Australia. There are 2 types of visas under the category of Employer Sponsored Migration: 1) A Temporary Skilled Work visa  2) An Employer Nominated Scheme visa. If you have already accepted a job offer in Australia you can get your employer to sponsor you for temporary work visa so you can live and work in Australia. This visa lasts up 4 years and requires you to be employed by the company that sponsored you for the duration of the visa. This is the best visa to obtain if you are looking to move to Australia from the UK permanently.

An employer nominated scheme visa is a good option if an employer is looking for you to  you for a fill a position that they cannot fill with an Australian applicant. Your employer will have to prove  that they have not been successful in finding and Australian candidate to fill the position and that it can only be filled by an expat.

A skilled Migration Visa is a type of visa that allows you to move to Australia and then look for a job once you have arrive. You do not need a sponsor, but you must show you have certain skills and qualifications required for positions on the Australian Skilled Occupations List.  You will need to enter your personal information into the Skill Select database, as part of the visa application, so you find employment easily and quickly. you will also need to have sufficient funds in your bank account to prove that you can support yourself during the time you will not have work.  When moving to Australia it is best to have a job already lined up, as you are under a lot of pressure to find work quickly on this type of visa.

If you have an immediate family member such as parents or siblings, a spouse, or romantic partner who already resides in Australia, you can ask them to sponsor your visa to Australia. However, this option can be expensive and time consuming, and it often take years for the visa to process. You are not always guaranteed to be granted this type of visa, but if you are retired and have sufficient funds to support yourself, this is the only visa you can opt for if you are looking to move to Australia to join family.

You can access all of the above visa applications through the Australian Visa Bureau: http://www.visabureau.com/australia/. Generally the application  takes 10-30 minutes to complete. You are required to provide basic personal information like your name, address, gender, country of residence, age, and email to create an account on the site. Once you create an account, you can complete and submit the visa application online.

  • You can also get a free assessment done on the website so you can determine the best visa for your skills and needs.

You will need to Include all the required documentation. Most visa types will require a valid passport that does not expire within 6 months. If you are applying for a Skilled Migration visa or a Working Holiday visa, you will need to provide bank statements to show you have sufficient funds, usually several thousand dollars, to support yourself when you first arrive and are looking for a job.

  • If you are applying for an Employer Sponsored Migration visa, your sponsor will need to provide documents that show you have a job waiting for you in Australia. Most companies will hire a migration agent to handle your visa application on your behalf.

A basic requirement when applying for a visa to Australia is having strong English language skills. If your first language is not English, you must achieve a certain score on an English language proficiency exam and note this on your visa application.

  • Alternatively, you may need to sign up for English classes in Australia as part of the visa process before you arrive in the country.

You will need to meet the health requirements noted in your visa application form and you should have no serious health issues or concerns. You may be asked to get a health examination done by a certified doctor before you arrive in the country to ensure you are in good health.

 You will probably need to undergo a background check as part of the visa application to ensure you have a clean record. Having no prior arrests or convictions will also speak to your character and help boost your chances at landing a visa. Any convictions will be taken into account and may result in a visa being denied.

Sign an Australian Values Statement. The Australian Values statement can be accessed here: https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/trav/life/aust/values-statement. There are 2 types: provisional and permanent for individuals who plan to move and stay in Australia, and temporary for individuals who are only planning to stay in Australia for a short amount of time. You will then need to include the signed statement with your visa application.

you should not book a flight  to Australia until you receive your visa by mail, as you cannot get into the country legally without it. If you are looking to save money on a flight, budget airlines often have good deals if you fly  on weekdays. You can also try booking your flight out of season which is from May-September.

  • Look for airlines that allow a the larger KG (Kilo) allowance for baggage, as this can make fitting everything you need for the move in your luggage easier. you will need as much clothing as possible as you may need to wait for your household possession to catch up with you.

If you do not have a job lined up in Australia, you may have a better chance of finding one in a major city like Sydney, Melbourne, or Perth especially if you have a specific skill set. Alternatively, if you don’t mind working in a rural area like a farm, you may opt for an area in the countryside or a smaller city or town. if you are looking at moving to a city you may need to research the different neighborhoods to see what areas suit you best.

 You can use a multitude of websites online to find a short-term and long-term rental within your budget. Opting for a room in a shared property will likely be cheaper than getting a place on your own. Book the rental before you leave for Australia to make moving easier.

Another option is you book a bed or a room at a hostel in the city so you have somewhere to stay when you arrive. Hostels are popular with young people who are travelling through Australia and are generally much nicer than those found in Europe. Homestays, a bit like bed and breakfast, are also a cheap option, as you are able to stay with a local for a discounted rate. They can also be a good way to get to know others at the homestay and to see how locals live.

  • Many hostels and homestays offer a discounted rate if you book a room or bed for several weeks or months in advance. it will give you a chance to look around the area and make sure you find the ideal neighborhood for you.

If your employer is sponsoring your move to Australia, work out your accommodations with them beforehand. Many employers will help you arrange a place to live so you are all set up when you arrive. often employers have handled relocations before, and will therefore be able to guide you in the right direction when it comes to good areas to live in.

Finding a job in Australia can be a challenge, especially if you arrive during peak season, and it is worth applying online before you arrive. You should apply for as many jobs as you can and try to get 1 before you move to the country so you have employment when you arrive. Look online for job postings on the Australian government website as well as on websites for expats. Search for jobs in rural areas like farm work, as these jobs are often available and easy to get.

Living in Australia can be very expensive, as accommodations and basic items can cost double what they do in other countries. You should have around $5,000 as a financial safety net, so make sure you save up a decent amount of money before you move. The ideal is to ensure you have a bit of a buffer if you do not have a job yet and need money to live off of.

  • You should take enough money for the first 12 weeks of your rent, as many rentals require a 4 week deposit and 1 month's rent in advance.
  • Some visas, such as the Working Holiday visa, require you to have a certain amount of money in the bank to ensure you can support yourself when you arrive.

 Avoid having your bank account or credit card frozen by letting them know you are moving as well as your move date. You will need to inform your bank that you will need to withdraw money from your account when you are in Australia, many banks will block a card if used in a foreign country without prior authorization. You may also get a travel credit card to make using it easier once you move.

If you do not have a job already in Australia that provides health insurance, you need to consider getting private health insurance so you are covered in the event of an accident or medical issue. This  insurance can then be cancelled once you get a job that covers it for you as part of your employment. You can find a number of companies online that will offer quotations to suit your budget. 

You will need to ship any large items to Australia in advance. If you have furniture or books you want to take with you on your move from UK to Australia, ship them 2-3 weeks in advance a good removal service. The cost of shipping items to Australia can be expensive, especially if they are heavy, so make sure you budget for this option. we can provide varying quotations for you and quotations cover different shipping methods, at a cost to suit any budget.

Most employers will deposit money directly  into your Australian bank account monthly, rather than give you a pay check. Opening a bank account in Australia is a necessity of you are working in Australia , and many utilities companies will want to take direct debit details in order for you to pay your standing bills. if you are moving money from the UK, it will also be easier for you to undertake transfers. You must also obtain a Tax File Number (TFN) through the Australian government as soon s possible after you arrive, as you must pay tax while you live in Australia.

 Australia has a network of buses, trains, trams, and ferries to make getting around easy. You can buy a weekly or monthly pass to make using transit easy and affordable once you arrive in Australia. There are several reliable taxi services in Australia, but they can be expensive to use to get around, especially if you rely on them often. If you plan to buy a car in Australia, you can use your foreign driver's license legally for 3 months. After 3 months, you will need to get change your foreign license to an Australian driver's license. The cost of buying and maintaining a car in Australia is high so you may avoid this option until you get settled in.

Removals to Sydney

So you’ve decided to move to  Sydney, the Harbour City?! Sydney has it all, with the most incredible beaches, world-class entertainment,  and top education facilities, there are great career prospects in Sydney, and you have everything you need to live in comfort, health, and happiness.

Sydney is Australia’s most expensive city, but here you will enjoy a cosmopolitan lifestyle. Sydney has the best job opportunities in the country. as it enjoys a strong economy and a diverse range of industries . There are many corporate head quarters here, to medical care, hospitality and tourism to construction and the public sector, there’s something for every worker.

Sydney, like many cities around the globe, is an expensive city to buy or rent in. In Sydney’s inner suburbs, a studio or one bedroom apartment to rent, at the cheaper end of the scale can cost between $400 and $600 per week. 

If you’re moving to Sydney to study, most universities offer on and off-campus accommodation.

Sydney’s property market is complicated and it is best to look for an agent that can guide you through the process. Sydney’s previously been celebrated for its fantastic investment potential, especially within coastal and inner city suburbs. Part of that is the lifestyle appeal of Sydney, which isn’t likely to change any time soon. There are lots of other factors to the price of housing in Sydney. If you’re considering buying, we recommend doing some deep research before you make any decisions.

If you’re willing to commute when you need to get to the city, or you’re looking for a more suburban lifestyle, Sydney’s suburban hinterland is vast. The northern Hornsby region, Parramatta and Blacktown in the west, or Miranda in the south all offer the local essentials, and much more affordable property, and it is worth checking out each area, as each neighborhood has different things to offer.

Removals to Melbourne

With a fantastic year-round festival calendar,  many art exhibitions and a world-renowned dining scene, Melbourne is a city with something to offer everyone. Plus, if you’re a coffee fan, then moving to Melbourne might just be the best thing you’ll ever do. Here are some tips and tricks to help you start the ball rolling towards your big move to Melbourne.

Like most Australian cities, the closer you live to the centre city the pricier – and usually smaller – property is.

The beauty of moving to Melbourne is that many suburbs are fairly close and accessable to the city centre and are like miniature cities within themselves. The median rental price for houses is $430 per week, while apartments are about $410 per week. However, houses within the city boundaries are closer to $600 a week.

Competition for good rentals can be fierce, so if you decide you like a property don't wait, it’s always best to get in quick and have your applications ready to go at inspections. You also might find it useful to register at local real estate agents in your areas of interest, so they can have your application on file and ready to go.

Melbourne’s most expensive suburbs for property include East Melbourne, Docklands, Toorak, and Brighton. If you’re looking for homes at the cheaper end of the scale, start your search in areas such as Melton, Garfield, Millgrove, Werribee, Footscray, Dallas, and Braybrook. Finding the right neighborhood for you in Melbourne shouldn’t be difficult. From cosy inner city pockets full of trendy cafes, to wide, leafy streets with community vibes, there are plenty of areas to choose from when you’re moving to Melbourne.

Removals to Perth

As housing prices in Sydney and Melbourne have grown to unachievable proportions for most first home buyers, many have turned to Perth. From beautiful sunny weather to stunning scenery, Moving to Perth could be the best Australian city choice for you. Perth is home to some of the most exquisite natural beauty in the country. From national parks and wineries, to the beautiful Swan River that intersects the city, there’s plenty to marvel at in Perth.

Although housing prices seem unreachable in Sydney and Melbourne, the cost of living in Perth is actually above average for the rest of the world. Perth is up there with Sydney as one of the most expensive places to live in the world. Perth is considered one of the most isolated cities in the world and living here can make it feel as though you’re disconnected from the rest of the country.

Perth isn’t as busy as larger cities like Sydney and Melbourne so you might find there’s less to do. That’s not to say that nothing ever happens in Perth, simply that there’s less to do compared to much larger cities.

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