What to Do When Moving to Australia as a Couple

Moving to Australia is a big decision, but many couples are doing it these days. Whether you’re moving for work or pleasure, there are lots of things that must be taken care of before you leave. Here’s how to move successfully as a couple:

Research the area

Once you have decided to move, research the area as much as possible. The research will give you a good idea of what your new home will be like and help you get settled in once you make the move.

    • Local schools: You should find out which local schools are best for your children based on their ages and needs. Schools typically offer programs for students with special needs, such as autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). You may also want to consider homeschooling if there is nothing available in your area that meets your child’s needs or interests.
    • Local amenities: There are lots of different things that go into living comfortably—such as getting through long winters, summer heat waves, and icy cold winters! Compare weather reports from different sources so that when moving time comes around again next year, we’ll have all head knowledge on hand regarding these issues before making any big decisions about where we live outside our home city limits this time around too – especially since everything else is already set up between now & then anyway.”

See a marriage counseling if needed

Marriage counseling can be a great way to help you and your partner work through any issues that have come up since moving to Australia. Marriage counseling can also be done over the internet, which means it’s available practically anywhere in the world. If you’re not sure where to start, look for local counselors who offer marriage counselling in Sydney or find an online counselor through your insurance company or employer’s benefits package.

Organize your paperwork

Before making the move, you’ll need to organize your paperwork. This includes:

    • Visas and passports for each person (and any kids)
    • A health insurance policy that covers all travel, including emergency medical treatment in Australia.
    • Open bank accounts in Australia, if you haven’t already done so. You’ll need these for things like getting a driver’s license and renting an apartment or house.

As far as household items go, it depends on what makes sense for you—your stuff might already be shipped over with someone else’s belongings or be coming in a separate container later in the year when they are ready to move in themselves! I recommend having all of your important documents available at all times during this process so that everything goes smoothly when it comes time for them to arrive here too…once again thanks again 🙂

Research the place

When you’re moving to a new country, it’s important to research the area. It will help you understand what it’s like there and decide if the place is right for you. You should research:

    • The climate of the area. Is it hot? Is it cold? What about rainfall, humidity, etc.?
    • The culture and traditions of the people who live there. Do they celebrate holidays differently than you do? How do they interact with one another? What are their beliefs when it comes to marriage, gender roles, family life, and other things that might matter to you?
    • How difficult or easy will it be for your children (if applicable) to adapt once we arrive in our new home country/state/province/etc?
    • Also, a simple research like how to commute to and from an airport would be helpful. For example, research about airport shuttle in Central Coast.

Decide who is going first

    • Decide who is going first: The partner who goes first should find a place to live, research the area, and find a job. This can take a couple of months or longer (if you’re moving from abroad), so it’s best to get started on this process as soon as possible.
    • Have a place to stay in advance: If you don’t have an apartment lined up yet, make sure that someone will be available “on call” when they land at their new destination. They’ll need somewhere safe and welcoming where they can rest their head while they look for permanent housing — which could take weeks or months!

Get a removalist

When you move to Australia, it is important to get a removalist. A removalist is someone who helps you move your things from one place to another. It’s best if they have experience with moving people to Australia. If they don’t, they may not know what the process is like or how much it will cost. If you’re looking for a Gold Coast cheap removalists, here are some things you should know:

    • How much do they charge?
    • What exactly do they cover? (For example, do they pack up all of your stuff?)

Get advice from others who have done it

One of the best ways to avoid going through a move alone is to ask others who have already made the journey. If you’ve never been abroad before, it’s unlikely that your friends will have any personal experience with moving overseas—but maybe they know someone who has!

There are also tons of online communities where people love to share advice about their moves. Reddit’s r/movingtoaustralia is filled with advice from people who have traveled across the globe themselves (and nothing beats asking someone in real life).

Pack lightly and take less than you think you need

If you’re moving to Australia with a partner, the best thing you can do for yourself is pack light. You should take less than what you think you need. While it’s true that there are plenty of things available in Australia (and often at great prices), it’s just not worth taking all of your old stuff along with you. Here are some points to help guide your packing decisions:

    • If it’s not necessary for living or working in Australia, leave it behind! Don’t bring anything unnecessary.
    • Don’t bring things that aren’t valuable, either because they’re not worth much monetarily or because they don’t hold sentimental value for anyone but yourself (or both).
    • Think about whether or not an item is going to be useful when considering whether or not it should come along on the journey across the Pacific Ocean and into foreign territory.

Make sure you have a place to stay in advance

You can’t just drop everything in your home country and make a move to Australia. You need to do some research ahead of time, or else you might end up with nowhere to stay.

In general, it’s best to find a place before moving. That way, you’ll have time to scope out your options and decide what kind of place is best for the two of you (and any pets or children). If this isn’t possible, make sure that when you arrive in Australia, someone makes arrangements for a room or apartment for at least the first few days until things settle down.

Find a job before you leave if possible

You may have to look for a job from overseas, which can be difficult. You may have to move to another city where there are more opportunities. If you’re on a visa that requires you to work in Australia, it’s best to start looking as soon as possible so that you can make the right decision about what kind of job is right for your situation.

If you’re moving with a partner and don’t already have jobs lined up, both of you should consider taking lower-paying jobs at first (as long as they are still legitimate) so that one or both of you can get started in your field while earning money and proving yourself capable. If this means relocating temporarily outside of Sydney or Melbourne, then do it! Jobs in other cities like Perth or Brisbane tend not to pay as much but will still allow for some semblance of financial stability until something better comes along down the line.

Be sure to plan

Planning is important because it can save you money, time, and stress. If you plan and make sure everything is in order before moving to Australia as a couple, then there will be less chance of mistakes being made.


When you think about it, moving to a new country as a couple can be a daunting task. But with the right planning and preparation, you will be on your way to living abroad in no time at all! If you are looking for more information about how to move to Australia as a couple or just want some advice from other couples who have done it themselves, please don’t hesitate to reach out today.

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