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Ranked in the top 10 most livable cities. With a wonderful smart design and park lands all around, you will find yourself being able to get around easily and always be close to nature.


The energetic capital of Victoria. Warm and welcoming with a worldy demographic, you will find this city has something new to offer every day. A cultural and historic delight.

Sunshine Coast

Surfing, glorious beaches, national parks: a popular destination for holidays as well as relocating indivduals and families. 


The river city, with an average 280 days of Sunshine every year, a laid back atmosphere and growing cultural scene it is enticing in so many ways. 


Perth is a large city that has a community feel. Ranked as a top 10 city to live in with its great beaches and lovely climate, surrounded by natural wonders.


The most iconic of Australia’s cities. Known for the Opera House and Harbour Bridge, a bustling hub welcoming people from all over the world.


Canberra is the capital of Australia and is a vibrant place to live and work. A family-friendly city with a  laidback vibe – it has everything you need!

Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie is a homely town with beaches, rainforests and diverse wildlife. The ideal place to relocate to away from the hustle and bustle of large cities.


Where people come to enjoy an undisturbed life, recharge in nature and immerse in a lively scene of art, music and cuisine

So, you want to relocate to Australia, but the thoughts of landing a job, obtaining a work visa, finding affordable accommodation, and enrolling your kids in a local school are so overwhelming that you’ve hardly had a chance to enjoy the excitement. Not to worry. Because we know how challenging the international relocation process can be, we’ve created this quick guide to answer your burning questions about how to relocate to Australia.


Fast facts

  • Australia is the only place in the world where kangaroos exist in the wild.
  • Due to the large deserts of central Australia, around 90% of the country’s population resides along the coast.
  • Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is the largest ecosystem in the world.


Why do people relocate to Australia?

Australia is one of the world’s most popular relocation destinations. With great weather, an inviting local culture, a strong economy, world-class schools and universities, and plenty of opportunities for career advancement, Australia is a wonderful place to live and work. The country offers vastly diverse landscapes, ranging from the scenic countryside, impressive mountains and white sand beaches to lush forests, urban jungles and deserts that stretch as far as the eye can see. Some of the most popular places to relocate to in Australia include Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide, Tasmania, Port Macquarie, the Gold Coast, and the Sunshine Coast.

Considering that Australia is world-renowned for its quality of education, it comes as no surprise that it is one of the countries with the most international students in the world. The University of Melbourne, University of Queensland, University of Sydney, Australian National University and University of New South Wales boast some of the best ratings not only in Australia but worldwide.

Thanks to Australia’s flourishing job market, opportunities for work are abundant after completing your studies. Some of the most in-demand jobs in Australia are in IT, data science, engineering, manufacturing, project management, software development, retail, childcare, and creative roles in the digital marketing space. When looking for work in Australia, the best option is to apply for a job at a company or registered employer in order to ease the process of obtaining the necessary work permit.


What do I need to know before moving to Australia?

Several visa types are available for relocation to Australia, depending on the details of your work and family situation. Work visas for which you can apply or get sponsored by your employer, include visas for skilled workers, highly specialised workers, short-term workers, and trainees. The Business Talent Visa is available for experienced business professionals and investors. Expats who have been living in Australia for at least four years on a permanent visa qualify to apply for permanent residency. Permanent residency grants you eligibility to remain in the country indefinitely, apply for loans, sponsor family members for permanent residence, work in New Zealand, and more.

Wondering if you can take your pet with you when relocating to Australia? Yes! Cats and dogs are permitted to travel in and out of Australia. Although the specific travel regulations depend on the country from where you are travelling, the most important requirements include microchipping your pet, ensuring they are up to date with their vaccinations and blood tests, and obtaining the necessary import documentation.


Ready to relocate to Australia?

Do you have any other questions about how to relocate to Australia? Book your free consultation with one of Claymore Thistle’s professional relocation agents today to kickstart the process of relocating to Australia. Visit our blog for more useful articles about relocating to Australia!


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