If you are planning on relocating from the UK and are looking take a big step and move to Australia, then there will be a whole host of things that you will need to consider.
Australia is one of the most popular destinations for British expats, and this is largely due to the laid back and relaxed lifestyle on offer. Hours of warm sunshine mean that you will undoubtedly find that you spend more hours enjoying the great outdoors –
Strolling along the beach, entertaining friends with a BBQ or trying out plenty of water sports across the Australian coast.
As good as this lifestyle sounds however you are going to experience a bit of a culture shock at first. How are you going to feel celebrating Christmas in the summer with a BBQ on the beach? At least the language won’t be a problem though!
There is going to be lots to sort out in the build up to your big move. One of the most important things to consider when you are planning on moving to Australia is your Visa application. Are you looking to be sponsored, are you moving over on a working Visa or are you in the process of becoming an Australian citizen? If you are planning on your move being permanent, then you will also need to undergo a health check so that they can see you are in good order.
Then you have to begin your house search unless you already know the area you will need to find somewhere that suits your needs. If you have a family, then you need to research schools and find out how to enroll your child or you may simply want to check out the local amenities.
On top of that you need to consider selling your UK home too which can also be a stressful occasion. One thing that will prove to be extremely beneficial when you eventually move into your new Australian home will be to surround yourself with your furniture. This sounds quite trivial, but lots of people assume that it will be too much hassle to arrange this and they start afresh in a new country.
There are lots of International Removal Companies who can help to make this a stress-free occasion. They will monitor every step of your move to ensure that your furniture and other household bits arrive when you want them to arrive.
Australian houses are not like British houses and can take a bit of getting used to – so by surrounding yourself with your furniture really can make the world of difference.