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Tips and useful links

There are a couple of things to think of when relocating to Australia. Fortunately, we are here to help you! You can find an overview of useful tips and links below.

Visa

This depends on your circumstances but in general, the following links will be a good place to start:

You can of course also read more about it here.

Bank account

It is a very easy process to open your bank account from overseas and takes 5-10 minutes. Of course, you don’t have to do it but you can also wait for it till you are in Australia.

There are various options such as the following – please note that we don’t endorse any.

Tax File Number (TFN)

You don’t have to do this before you jump on the plane but you can if you want to. It’s a very easy online form which only takes a couple of minutes.

Transfer some money to get started

If you have opened your bank account already then you can transfer some money to Australia already. You can, of course, do this via the bank but using a money transfer service might save you quite a bit of money. There are various options such as:

Find a place to live

Very important: those links are just FYI – it does not make any sense to apply anywhere before you arrive in Australia and before you have an Australian mobile number.

The most important ones are:

457 Healthcare insurance

If you’re from countries such as the UK, Belgium, Finland, Italy, Netherlands, New Zeland, Norway, Ireland, Slovenia or Sweden you will be on a reciprocal Medicare card. If you are not from one of those countries then you will need a 457 health insurance. There are various options such as:

The good news is that you won’t have to pay the Medicare levy or can claim it back at the end of the financial year. You can find some further information on the website of the ATO.