Moving to a different country where you know very little people can be daunting.
Networking online can be useful before and after you relocate. There are numerous discussion boards/forums, social media pages and groups where people are in a similar situation to you. There are also several expat groups and websites which are a great way to meet new people! Also, getting involved in activities, local groups, your child’s school community is a great way to get to know others.
Checklist for when you arrive
- Apply for Health Insurance
- Apply for Medicare
- Apply for a Tax File Number – this can be obtained prior to you starting work: ato.gov.au .
- Apply for an Australian Driver’s License – Obtained from the Department of Transport Australia: http://australia.gov.au/faq/existing-licence-driving-in-australia
- Apply for a bank account
- Obtain a Mobile Sim Card for Australia
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