Moving To Australia
- June 22, 2016
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Let’s skip to the part where you have actually applied for the visa and gotten it, after all the bureaucracy that’s only normal when packing up and leaving to another country. Moving to down under is a dream of many, no matter where they currently live. Submitting a bunch of papers along with an application is easy. Being successful in the visa process is not all under your control, so the most crucial part is the actual moving. Before you move, you need to decide if you want to be risk averse and pave and pan all your way to Australia, or you want to take risk and just leave right away with just your dreams and a few clothes.
Whatever mode you choose, however much you plan ahead, even if a job is waiting for you and al your kids have to do is get up and go to the school that is just a few blocks away from the house you were able to secure for yourself, the first few weeks are going to be overwhelming. You will be so excited and thrilled and will be geared up to explore every bit of Australia and make the most of your life there, the next minute will be in rock bottom, contemplating the mere purpose of survival. You are going to be a bit homesick, even if you hated being home.
Your financial resources are going to evaporate without you even noticing, when you are relocating. When you are finally breathing down in Australia, and you think about money, the feeling of distress are all going to come running. You need to find a source for more money. If you went to Australia with a job and a desk waiting for you, you are pretty much safe. If you didn’t, it might be more than a little stressful. Keep looking for one. You could also do temporary jobs until you get accepted at your dream destination. If you are skilled in a particular area, you can even fill in at a job that is missing its everyday employee. You could search on the internet for such jobs, specifying where in Australia you live. For example; if you are in Melbourne and want information on the locum jobs Melbourne has to offer.
You could search for ‘Locum jobs Melbourne’. Be proactive in the job hunt. Help yourself with a realistic budget, for the time period.
A major part of settling in is about making friends and contacts. Talk to everyone, be friendly and get to know people to find your way around. Your car dealer, your landlord, the guy at the fuel station etc. will be your first friend. Make the most of such friendships. Expand your contact data base day by day. Surrounding yourself with people who make you feel welcome, is the key to feel ‘settled down’ yourself.