How to Work and Live in Australia (1)

How to Get Work Visa and Live in Australia

With a population of 23 million, Australia is one the best continents in this world. Everyone wants to move to Australia & settle there. Moving to Australia starts with a reason. Why do you want to move to Australia ?

Great job opportunity & different lifestyle are the most popular reasons to move to Australia. Australia is one of the best continents that has excellent infrastructure, healthcare and schooling. Moving to Australia requires a lot of planning and research about the country you are going to live in because it will be  hard to know where to start, who to talk to and who to trust. But in the end, it will be possibly one of the most stressful and exciting times of your life.

So, if you are ready and you have finalized the decision of moving to Australia, we are going to help you with some steps that will be useful to you in arriving, settling,  living & working in Australia.

Step 1. Apply for Australian Visa

The beginning of any successful move overseas is obtaining the right visa for yourself. If you are not an Australian citizen, you must have an Australian Visa and a passport to enter Australia.  Take your time to decide what do you want to do in Australia, short term working holiday or a longer term employment and residency.

If you are on short term working holiday  to check out Australia, then you have to apply for a Working Holiday Visa. With this visa, you can work in Australia for 8- 12 months.

If you want to live in Australia for longer term employment & residency, then you have to apply for an Australian citizenship.

Step 2. Find a job –

Finding a job when moving to a new country should be at the top of your priority list. Many people choose to seek employment before even arriving in Australia. Employers usually seek employees internationally at large recruitment exhibitions &events across the globe like The Working Abroad Expo which is a great way of meeting employers in person.

Most people who migrate to work in Australia are sponsored by their employers. They must have an Australian Work Visa such as Employer sponsored visas, Skilled independent visas or The Skilled – Nominated or Sponsored visas. If you have any skills or qualification that Australia needs, then you can apply for an Australian Skilled Migrants Visa.

Step 3- Calculate the cost of living –

Planning the cost of living in Australia is always important to ensure that you will be able to live the lifestyle you are accustomed to. Currency is measured in Australian Dollars. Combo Meals at McDonalds or Similar usually cost $ 8.00. Coke/Pepsi costs $ 3.00. A pair of Nike Shoes costs around $150.00. Rent of a 3-bedroom apartment ranges from 2,000- 3,000 $.

Step 4. Find a home –

Renting a property – Once you know that the area suits your needs, you will want to live it in for some amount of time to ensure if it is the place you will want to settle for long term. Usually you are expected to pay 1 month’s rent in advance depending on the type of property & rental agreement. Various real estate websites such as & will help you figure out what a long term rental will cost.

Buying a property –  With Australia’s economy rising through the global financial crisis & the Australian Dollar being the highest, buying property in Australia has become quite expensive.  The quality and size of houses in Australia is excellent.

Step 5. Check Insurance & Tax –

You should have some kind of travel insurance to cover your trip to Australia. This applies to anyone going on a short term trip or moving over long term.

The tax is paid to the government out of money you earn from a job, business or investment to pay for important community services like hospitals, schools, roads and railways. For incomes over $18,200 to $37,000, 19c is charged as tax for each $1. For incomes over $37,001 – $80,000,  $3,572 plus 32.5c is charged for each $1.

Now, you have all the information needed before making a decision to move to Australia. Call Permits and Visas and take the first step in your plan of migrating to Australia. Dial Call Us +971 4 553 8913 or fill out the Free Assessment form online and one of our team will contact you within 24 hours.

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