Moving to Australia is one of the biggest life transitions you will ever make. Organising the move is going to be challenging and require many steps, it will also be a rewarding experience as you prepare for your next adventure in life!
Good planning is going to make all the difference. This section of Prepare for Australia offers guidance on the things you should consider well before moving week…or month! We cover topics including preparing your finances, children, and pets; packing and shipping your household goods and car; setting up a temporary residence; and timing the steps of document preparation for the move.
Important First Steps
You have a lot to think about, so we suggest a few very important things to do to get ahead more quickly when you arrive. Learn more
Give yourself the best start in Australia by organising everything in advance. Read our top tips for relocation success. Learn more
Australia is free from many diseases, so a lot of planning goes into bringing your cat or dog. Learn more
Packing & shipping
Shipping personal & household goods is costly and takes a lot of planning, so only pack what you really value. Learn more
Importing a car
Importing a car into Australia is expensive, time consuming, and involves a large amount of paperwork. Learn more
Importing a boat
Importing a boat into Australia has rules attached depending on the type of craft you are bringing. Learn more