Steps to Moving to Australia


Moving to a new country can seem incredibly daunting, and we can appreciate why. Everything about the process can overwhelm, from logistical issues like how to ensure all your belongings are properly shipped, to personal concerns like how you’re going to ‘fit in’ to your new life and surroundings.

Fortunately, The Expat Concierge team is here to take the stress out of relocating. Here are our 6 steps to moving to Australia.

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The first thing you’re going to want to do is assess your decision objectively. That is, really consider why you think the move to Australia is the correct move for you. After you have confirmed that an international move like this is definitely the next major milestone in your life, you’re ready to consider all your other wants, needs and lifestyle criteria. Knowing exactly what you want your new life to look like is the first step in ensuring that you achieve it.


Embarking on your relocation is both a complicated and time-consuming effort. In order to work through this step, you’re going to need to be patient, positive, and implement proper planning. You will also need to be prepared to deal with various assortments of mandatory paperwork.

take up residence

After your processing period, you will finally arrive in Australia. It’s important to do whatever you can to prevent any issues of significant homesickness or culture shock. As soon as you find a new home, it’s imperative that you establish a daily routine that emulates the essential elements of your old life.

tackle the necessities

Living in a new country also means handling any new mandatory government/legal registrations or service memberships. Handle these tasks as soon as possible. This will allow you to being developing your new life without worrying about any unnecessary legal surprises.

learn the ropes

Once you’ve completed your primary settlement period, where you’ve found a home and are enjoying a regular routine, assimilation will become a priority. You will want to learn more about the local culture, customs, and quirks.

explore and discover

With the practical phases of settlement now finished, the next step is the most exciting—You will make local friends, and begin to experience and appreciate the Australian culture and lifestyle. Your exciting new life will be well and truly underway!

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