15 Jul 2016

Know The Facts Before Emigrating To Perth, WA

Know the Facts Before Migrating to Western Australia

Are you planning to move to Western Australia (WA)? Before you do, find out what to expect when you relocate to Perth. Doing so will make the transition a lot easier, especially where employment and cost of living are concerned.

Western Australia is an amazing place to visit, with Perth as the capital city. It is home to some of the best tourist attractions, such as the Pinnacles Desert and Kalbarri National Park, and Geraldton – a city known as a world-class surfing destination.

Facts about living in Western Australia

Perth Lifestyle

Perth, in particular, is an expensive city to live in, and for good reason. With a reputation to provide its citizens a great lifestyle, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the cost of living in the city is high. However there are more affordable pockets just outside of the city with good local amenities so just do your research on the best places to live near Perth before you make the move to ensure you’re within your budget.

Perth has previously been ranked as one of the most liveable cities in the world, so if you plan to emigrate to Perth, be prepared to pay the price of a fabulous lifestyle, but it will be worth every penny, as well as a great education system, healthcare and the beach lifestyle, life in and around Perth is pretty darn good!

Job Opportunities in Perth

There are currently a good amount of job opportunities for skilled migrants to Western Australia, and in particular Western Australia needs both hospitality and healthcare workers. If you are planning on emigrating to Perth via the Skilled Migration Program, then it’s worth checking the Skilled Occupation List to see if a skilled visa may be one option of you applying for a visa to live and work in Australia.

Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS)

On another note, the Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme may be an option for you. This is a program of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection that helps skilled migrants to fill job positions that are left open because of the lack of local Australian applicants. Under this scheme, employers in WA can nominate skilled migrants to fill vacancies full-time. This makes job hunting a lot easier for skilled migrants.

Whatever your reason for wanting to emigrate to Perth one of our Perth migration agents should be able to help you with visa advice so contact them at

Sheila Woods

Posted by: Sheila Woods

A very experienced migration agent, Sheila has always been fascinated by this field. Her university degree thesis was on Australia’s post-war immigration history (and it earned her first-class honours).

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