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Moving to Australia

By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Oct 23, 2023

Summary: Many expats and digital nomads move to Australia for its high quality of life, excellent healthcare system, and strong economy. The most popular cities for expats and digital nomads in Australia are Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, and Perth. People looking for a place to live in Australia can search online for rental properties, contact real estate agents, or look for shared accommodation. Additionally, many expats and digital nomads use online forums and social media to connect with other expats and digital nomads in Australia and find housing.

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What do I need to know before moving to Australia?

When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Australia, they said:

"Australia is an incredibly diverse country, with a huge range of climates, cultures and urban and rural environments. To make the most of your time as an expat, it's important to learn as much as possible about the area you'll be living in before arriving – from understanding local customs to familiarizing yourself with the cost of living, local economy and job market. Additionally, it's wise to investigate insurance policies in Australia and learn what healthcare and transport services are available. Finding local expat groups can also be a great way to get a head start and build like-minded networks," said one expat in Australia.

"Take at least 2 months to find a place and be prepared to see quite a bit of junk," said one expat who made the move to Melbourne.

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About the Author

Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder and President of Expat Exchange and is one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Prior to Expat Exchange, Betsy worked at AT&T in International and Mass Market Marketing. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a BA in International Business and German.

Some of Betsy's articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Portugal, 7 Best Places to Live in Panama and 12 Things to Know Before Moving to the Dominican Republic. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.

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