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Please find below news items from various sources all about moving to Australia from New Zealand or news about what is happening in Australia that could effect your decision. We do all the searching so all you have to do is check back to see what has happened lately.

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As far as cities go, the Gold Coast is Australia’s biggest playground. Great weather all year round, a bunch of famous beaches to choose from, the country’s best theme parks… what more can we say? The Gold Coast is one of the most fun places to live in Australia, with its constantly lively atmosphere and fun-loving people. Today, we’re going to give you our top five reasons to trade New Zealand for the Gold Coast, and who to consult if you’re thinking of making the move.

Feel like a taste of Australia’s biggest city? Moving to Sydney is the dream for many Kiwis, who want a world of job opportunities, amazing weather and internationally famous beaches all at their doorstep. If you’re intent on calling Sydney home, you probably don’t need much convincing… but, nevertheless, here are our top 5 reasons to hang your hat in Sydney!


Imagine this: you wake up in the middle of winter and, instead of shivering underneath your quilt, not wanting to get up, you rise with a smile on your face, head down to the beach and get an early morning dip in before you start work. This kind of life is calling your name – it’s calling from the Sunshine Coast, Queensland.

Perfect weather, a bustling, vibrant city, and plenty of job opportunities – where else could we be talking about other than Perth, Western Australia? An underdog city with a not-so-underdog size, Perth is fast-growing and ranked as one of the most liveable cities in the world. If you’re thinking of becoming a Perthite, we could probably give you a hundred reasons to do so. Perthites themselves could give you thousands, being such a proud bunch. But let’s keep it simple, hey? Here’s our top five!

Move over, Sydney! There’s a new kid in town. Newcastle is known for its funky vibe, stunning beaches, affordable housing and relaxed atmosphere compared to its bigger sister of Sydney. Many Sydneysiders, who are tired of the skyrocketing house prices and chaotic energy of Australia’s biggest town, are packing up relocating a couple of hours north to Newcastle. So, if you’ve been thinking of living or working in Newie, why shouldn’t you just skip that Sydney phase and go straight there? Here are our top five reasons to move to Newcastle from NZ.

Love arts and culture? Want more job opportunities? Avid foodie and lover of different cuisines? Melbourne sounds like your jam. As Australia’s second biggest city, Melbourne is recognised as one of the best places to live in the world. Ideal for singles, couples, families and retirees, Melbourne welcomes everybody with open arms. In this post, we’re going to outline just five of the one billion reasons to move to Melbourne, and who to call if you’re keen on doing so.

Want to be super close to Melbourne, but keep an arms length away for a quieter lifestyle? Feel like having some of Australia’s most beautiful coastline at your doorstep? Don’t want to overpay when buying or renting a house? You and Geelong were meant for each other. This fast-growing coastal city is the second biggest town in Victoria, with Melburnians flocking there to escape the headaches of a big city. We’re sure you’re already well aware of how cool Geelong is but, just in case, we’re going to give you an extra five top reasons to call Geelong home.

If you’re keen on experiencing an Aussie city that feels like it’s a world away from the rest of Australia, then Darwin could be the place you’re looking for. Hot weather and amazing sunsets all year round, secret waterholes in gorgeous national parks, tropical fruit wherever you turn… Darwin sounds like it’s pretty much a paradise, right? Now, throw in the high paying jobs and friendly people to sweeten the deal! Here are our top five reasons to move to Darwin, which we had trouble narrowing down.

Awesome location, beautiful weather, affordable housing and a uniquely coastal atmosphere… could we be talking about anywhere else but the Central Coast? For many years, the Central Coast has remained a great secret amongst the locals – but the word is starting to get around. The Central Coast is the perfect place to live if you want all the perks of Sydney without being caught up in its hustle and bustle. We’ll talk more about the Central Coast, what makes it so great and who to ask about moving there!

Love waking up to crisp, fresh air? Want to be in close proximity to Australia’s best ski fields? Want to get anywhere within 20 minutes? Canberra is Australia’s capital city and it can offer all of those things and more. A green, leafy city with a peaceful vibe and plenty to see and do, Canberra is ideal for lots of different types of people: from young professionals to young families, retirees and more. Here are our top five reasons for moving to Canberra and who to call if you’re keen to do it!

If you’re put off by the general hype, huge populations and housing prices of Sydney and Melbourne, let’s introduce you to Australia’s third largest city: Brisbane. It’s a place that enjoys picturesque weather, fantastic beaches and liveliness without being too hectic. Brisbane’s population is less than half of Sydney or Melbourne’s, sitting at a comfortable 2.3 million. So, if you’re already a little curious, let’s delve deeper. Here are five top reasons to move to Brisbane.

They call it the ‘City of Churches’, but the truth is, there’s way more to South Australia’s vibrant capital city of Adelaide than that. It’s a place that’s known for gorgeous scenery, world-famous wine regions, pristine beaches and a relaxed, easy-going vibe. Adelaide is one of the greatest cities in the world, and here are our top 5 reasons to prove it.

If you’ve been thinking of moving to Australia for a while, it’s probably the perfect life choice for you. Whether you’re moving for work, for a partner, or simply for a change, moving to Australia is sure to bring some major positives to your life. There tends to be one question on everybody’s mind when they move to a different country: how am I going to do this as affordably as possible? Thankfully, there are lots of ways you can save money on your move to Australia. Let’s go through our top ten below!

COVID-19 has slowed or completely stopped a number of things. But in other ways, the world has to keep turning and so when it comes to moving abroad, you can still fulfil your plans – even if it’s a bit trickier. If you’re planning to move abroad in these ‘unprecedented times’ (don’t worry, it’s the last time we’ll say it), then you’ve come to the right place. Here are our top 10 tips for moving abroad during COVID-19.

How many times have you told yourself that “this year is going to be your year”? Sure, last year or the year before may have been a bit of a write-off. But this year is going to be different. Instead of simply saying that you’re going to move to Australia this year, it’s time to start planning for it! Here are 5 great reasons to move to Australia this year.

Work is a massive part of our lives. For most people, it takes up 8 hours of our day, 5 days a week. And while there’s more to life than work, doing something for such an amount of time is pretty important. It’s important that we enjoy it, and that we’ve got room for growth in our jobs. Moving to Australia to work is something that a lot of Kiwis are doing, so it’s only natural if you’re considering it too.

Today, we’ll talk about a few reasons why Kiwis are moving to Australia to work and who to call if you’re interested in doing it too.

It’s the land of Kangaroos, sandy beaches, awesome weather and great people. There’s no wonder why we Kiwis cannot get enough of Australia. In fact, 600,00 Kiwis have made the move to Australia to live, with many having decided not to return. But why is that? Is there some kind of big secret we don’t know about? If there is, it’s probably exposed right here in this post.

These are our best reasons for moving to Australia to live.

With basically any decision you make in life, there’ll be pros and cons. Even with something as simple as going to the supermarket to buy a doughnut. Pros: doughnuts are delicious, and they make you feel happy. Cons: they’re ridiculously high in calories. Buying a doughnut is a trade-off. And so is moving to Australia.

If you’re thinking of moving to Australia, you’re probably trying to come up with the pros and cons. Well, there’s no need! In this post, we do that for you.

You might find it difficult to pack for a holiday. No matter how many times you double-check things, run through scenarios in your head and write lists, you get to your holiday destination and find out you’ve forgotten something.

It’s even harder when moving from NZ to Australia. If you miss something, you’ve got a long, long way to go back for it… OK, we may be dramatising slightly, but you get the idea. You want to get everything right when you move to Australia, especially the essentials. So, we’ve put together a list of essential items when moving to Australia.

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