There are things about life that I feel you should know about if you’re thinking of moving to Australia. Aussie culture is so much more than beer, barbecues and hot weather. This is a land of genuine variety, where you can go skiing and surfing on the same day. Australia is a place where, unless they follow each other round, no two people can have the same experience. Before your big step to Oz, let us direct you through all the essentials you must have when moving to Australia.
Get a Visa.
Don’t try to fly without a proper visa to Australia; you probably won’t even make it on the flight! It is easy to get a working holiday visa if you follow the requirements.
Make sure that for your stay, you budget adequately!
Australia is an expensive country, especially in cities like Sydney and Melbourne, and you need to save every cent if you’re not working, so make sure you have at least AU$5,000 to live without a job for a few months.
Bring prescriptions for any medications you want to bring in the country.
In Australia, the healthcare system is adequate, but you will probably have to pay a good deal for it unless you can benefit under the medicare levy!
Book accommodation before you travel
The cheapest choices are hostel or student accommodation! Be aware that a hostel in some of the more central places, such as Melbourne or Sydney, will still cost you up to $50 a night for a private room. Don’t miss UniAcco’s pocket-friendly accommodation and save yourself from burning a hole in your pocket.
Research jobs before you leave
Australia may have a strong economy, but finding a job/internship might not be as straightforward as you think. Ensure that your company is licensed as a working student company so that you are taxed at the correct rate.
You know, a sort of obvious category, regular summer shorts and tees, and winter jumpers and jeans seem simple enough, right? Yet, we all know nothing worse than not packaging the best products for the best climates.
Sunscreen and insect repellent
This is not negotiable. Before you leave, make sure you put it on sunscreen. I suggest a Neutrogena SPF 45 Drytouch Sunscreen; it absorbs into your skin immediately for up to 80 minutes. You may find that it will be more comfortable when you have some form of insect repellent and a mosquito net if you go to the forest or a trek.
A momento from home
Some videos, a little back home memory to take with you (but something irreplaceable)
Jet lag Remedy
Research suggests that taking extra melatonin will allow the body to adapt to a recession. Talk to your doctor and chat about the best ways to help the body adapt as quickly as possible.
You can buy anything you need in Australia’s toiletry stores unless you are allergic or brand-specific. Pack only sufficient to get you through the first day or two.
- Coconut oil-Double as a conditioning agent, moisturizing agent, deodorant after heat.
- Pads for cotton
- Toothpaste & toothbrush
- Mini first aid kit – antiseptic, plasters, pain killers, etc.
Make sure you book flights well beforehand. A ticket can be required for check-in, so copies of the documents can be printed. If you book flights for about three months in advance, you can get the best value.
Refillable water bottle
Australia sets a high tap water standard, so it is not necessary to purchase bottled water. Staying hydrated in the heat is incredibly required. Keep a bottle of water with you and fill it whenever you get the chance. A perfect alternative is the Nalgene OTF.
When you are driving, you are less likely to be about a wall socket, so take a power bank.
Investing in this stuff is worth taking precautions to avoid opportunistic tragedy with your luggage.
Cash, credit cards, and documents are secure and safe in a good quality travel wallet.
Planning, planning, and more planning are the secrets to a successful move. Pack your things accordingly to ensure you do not miss your necessities and have a wonderful time in Australia.