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16 Oct 2015

Moving to Australia – ‘Moving Forward – Down Under’

‘Moving Forward – Down Under’

A lot of people are moving abroad and relocating to Australia. The two standout reasons for this lay at both ends of the gamut – adventure and retirement. Many young couples take a year out to travel throughout Oz, taking in a few major cities, sampling the lifestyle, the scenery and the culture. Others look to Australia as a way of putting on the brakes; in contrast to the UK, Australia seems like a more relaxed setting in which to approach semi-retirement. The weather helps too. If you’re in either bracket, you may find the following tips useful ahead of any decision you make.

  • Many people choose Australia for its intoxicating coastlines. It’s true that the country has numerous hotspots for swimming, snorkelling, surfboarding and much more.
  • However if you’re on a limited budget, remember that the closer a home is to the coast, the more pricey it’s going to be.
  • There’s no denying that if you’re moving to be with friends or family who have also made the big leap, then you will be in a better position than someone who is not.
  • Those without that familial safety net will need to know how to make a connection. If you like sports, join a local club or a gym.
  • If you have children, get them involved in family-related community activities.
  • Unless you’re moving to the far reaches of the Australian outback, there’s a very good chance you will be moving into a friendly, approachable neighbourhood that will provide ways of making a connection.
  • Finally, one of the most off-putting factors about moving to Australia for many is the presence of spiders. Here are the facts: Yes, some of them are big. Big and crawly. Yes, some of them are poisonous.
  • However no one has died from a spider bite in Australia for over 30 years. So if you can get past the size thing, you’ll be fine.

And should you be looking for a suitable relocation company to take care of all collection, storage and deliveries, talk to Seven Seas Worldwide about their revolutionary method of moving items from A to B. Moving has never been simpler.


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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