Thinking about moving to Australia to live and work? What a great idea. We’re a friendly nation of people, living in an ideal climate with the ocean, the mountains and the bush at our doorstep, and we’re operating in a promising economy. Here are a few steps to help you make the move: Research the job market: If you’re planning on working in Australia, you’ll need to make sure you have the skills required to obtain a working visa. You can find the current skills list here. Find a job. Before departing your home country, identify potential employers and job opportunities and submit your application. There are many online job boards and recruitment agencies that can help with this process. Obtain a visa: Before arriving in Australia, you’ll need to obtain a valid visa. This can be done by applying for a work visa through the Department of Home Affairs. There are different types of work visas available, depending on your qualifications, work experience, and the specific job you have been offered in Australia. If you have a partner and children, you’ll also need to obtain visas for them. You can explore your visa options here. Find accommodation: Finding suitable accommodation is important when settling into a new country and the Australian rental property market is challenging right now. Talk to your prospective employer, search for rental properties online, or go through local real estate agents. Open a bank account: Once you’re in Australia, you’ll need to open a bank account to manage your finances. To do this, you’ll need to provide identification documents, such as your passport and proof of address. Obtain a tax file number: All workers in Australia must have a tax file number (TFN). This is used to identify individuals for tax and superannuation purposes. It’s easy to apply for a TFN online. Enrol in healthcare: All residents in Australia are entitled to access Medicare, the country’s public healthcare system. As a foreign worker, you can enrol in Medicare once you have arrived in Australia and have obtained a valid visa. You may also consider private health insurance which will provide cover you for health services such as dentistry, physiotherapy, elective surgeries and ambulance transportation, should you need it. Connect with the community: To really settle into the country, try joining local clubs, groups, or volunteering in the community. Additionally, many cities in Australia have multicultural centres that provide support and services for new arrivals. The Ayers Group is Here to Help Overall, settling into Australia as a foreign worker can be a challenging process, but by taking these steps and seeking support from local resources, you can make the process easier. The Ayers Group can also help. Our experts in migration can advise you on eligibility for a 482 sponsorship visa, arrange pre-approval and lodge your application. We can even sponsor you for up to four years so you can work in Australia. With over 20 years in the industry, and as one of few companies approved by the Australian Department of Home Affairs (Immigration Department) to hire and on-hire international workers, it’s what we do.