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Tips and practical questions – moving to Australia

When we were in the process of weighing the pro’s and con’s of moving to Australia and after we made the decision to follow our dream a lot of practical questions came into our mind.

We have answered questions from our personal experience:

I think many of these questions will be questions that most expats will have before they move or right after they have moved. We found rather little answers to/experiences about these questions. Maybe because you sort these things out once and then forget about it as quickly as possible. Or they end up at the bottom of a blog, where they can hardly be found.

You can google just about anything, but we were looking for practical experience from other people. You do find a lot on forums, but you have to go through so many pages. One of the goals we have with our blog is to inspire or help others with the same dreams or plans.That is why we made the plan to include as many tips and practicalities on our blog and keep them accessible. They are all based purely our personal experience.

If you have any more questions about moving to Australia , feel free to leave a comment or send us an e-mail and I will try to answer them and add them to this list.


Mother, wife, explorer and loving the outdoors. We recently moved to Australia, so lots to explore here. We are keeping a blog about our experiences of moving and living on a different continent as a family.

7 thoughts on “Tips and practical questions – moving to Australia

  1. A very informative and helpful blog. We are a family of four with two kids aged 5y and 9 y and we hope to move to Melbourne. Would you please be able to provide details with regard to the 457 Visa. How long did it take for you too obtain the visa? What are the pros and cons of 457 Visa? For what things do we need to pay for? etc. Thank you.

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    1. Hi HL, thanks for the compliment and great that you are considering a move to AUS. It is definitely a great experience! I am sorry that I can not help you much with your visa question though. Our 457 was sponsored through the company that Oliver works for. That all went very quickly, I believe the actual application took 6-8 weeks. Good luck and let us know when you are making the move!


  2. Hi Willemijn

    I would love to create the ultimate blog roundup, with some of the top bloggers, on their greatest challenge moving to Australia.

    I would love to have your input as an expat!

    What was your biggest challenge when moving to Australia? And how did you overcome it?
    (And of course I will link back to your awesome blog 🙂 )


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    1. Hi Rosy,
      Thanks for the compliment. There do not seem to be that many active expat Blogs, so I am happy that you found us. I checked out your Blog and I like it too! Your idea sounds great an we would be happy to contribute. I will send you an e-mail.


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