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You’ve been planning this move for a while. The Lucky Country was going to welcome you with open arms in 2020, but now with COVID-19, you’re not sure. Should you still go?

When this article was written, the situation world wide is uncertain. There’s unknown rates of infection, unknown outcomes, and unknown resolutions. Despite this, if you want to move, it’s still worth doing.

Throughout history, there have been disasters. Earthquakes, fires, eruptions, famine, recessions and pandemics. But if you are bold, your fortune awaits, as the past teaches us.

If you were planning a move to Australia and COVID-19 feels like someone has just thrown cold water all over your plans, don’t feel too disheartened. All through history, the people that have made the difficult decisions, who have battled big and pushed against the status quo are the ones that fate has favoured.

Moving is always an adventure, but especially when you are moving countries. As you set sail and start your new home in Australia, there’s so many things to think about, plan for, and then execute.

You are making the big decision to move countries, leaving your native shores for a new life in Australia. Whether you are a working professional, a supportive significant other, family member, student or retiree looking to while away your days in warmth and comfort, you will have questions that need answering and a lot of planning to do before you make the physical move to your new home.

Pictures of oversized creepy-crawlies and mega crocs going viral on the internet give Australia’s wildlife an infamous reputation. Does living there mean you’re constantly looking over your shoulder for a hairy-scary? More than 20 million people make Australia their home – and they don’t all share Steve Irwin’s passion for biting things.

The continent of Australia is one of the oldest in the world and thanks to its specific weather patterns and geographic isolation, it has developed one of the most unique bio-diversities in the world. Many birds, plants, animals and reptiles found in Australia cannot be found anywhere else on earth. Some are cuddly and others… not.

Think you know everything about Australia? It’s an incredibly large, diverse country… and it will constantly surprise you.

Sports bring entire nations together in fervent support of their teams, and many friendships at the local has blossomed over a shared favourite team. New Zealand and Australia have some long standing sporting rivalries, over rugby, cricket, netball, league… anything really. As a Kiwi moving to Australia, you need to be up with the Down-Under sporting scene.

While there are loads of similar sporting passions across both sides of the Tasman, Australia has local events- the Australian equivalents of the Ranfurly Shield. While your heart is still supporting the Kiwis, you might find yourself supporting your local team in Aussie competitions too.

Australia is an amazing country, and you will make friends here and feel at home pretty quickly. But, we know moving is hard and finding your way in a new school could suck.

Luckily, you don’t need to worry about school too much. There are loads of similarities between NZ and Aussie schooling, and it won’t take long til you feel at home. Soon, all you’ll be worried about is how best to say ‘six’ or ‘deck’ without getting teased.

The first thing you’ll find in Australia is a friendly acceptance and rivalry. And in that, is the inevitable joking and making fun of your Kiwi accent. Your best defence; adopt their unique language and try to blend in.

It’s not difficult for a Kiwi, as we’ve grown up with Aussie accents in our communities, TV’s and sports commentaries. So, here’s how you can sound like an Aussie.

Moving home and hearth across the ditch isn’t as simple as ringing a friend and stealing a few banana boxes from Countdown. Luckily, there are plenty of companies who can help you move all your belongings to your new home. But how do you pick the right one?

As is generally the case, services will vary between companies. Some may not work for your specific needs and it’s better to identify them at the beginning so you don’t have a difficult experience.  With this simple guide, you can narrow down your choices and pick the company that best suits your requirements. 

This checklist lets you know what you should be looking out for when zeroing in on an international relocation company.

Moving your pet to a new country requires certification and paperwork. Once done, you are faced with the challenge of helping them settle in. Here is how you can do it all with the least disruption to your furry best mate.

Moving internationally is quite the task for the family. There is a lot that changes and you need time to get everyone and everything settled down. If you have a family pet and want to take them with you, then you have another important element added to your to-do list – transporting your pet to the new country and helping them adjust. Because having your furry family member is important to help the whole family feel at home and happy.

Moving pets to Australia is simple for Kiwis, in the sense that you will not need to quarantine them on arrival. However, it can be expensive. You will be looking at approximately $800 for a cat and around $1000-$2500 for a dog. The added advantage for pets coming from New Zealand to Australia is that you don’t need a permit for them. It is worth the cost and extra work to have them join you in Australia- your family is not complete without them.

Moving is stressful, and the reasons why vary for adults and kids. It is important to help children adjust to the idea of a move to a new country and all it entails. Here is how.

Immigrating to a new country is done for several reasons. Irrespective of age, a move to a new country can be stressful for an adult, and even more so for a child. With younger children, those not yet in formal school, the time taken to adjust to a change of country may be smaller. But, the older a child is, the more they will need your help in coping with the change. While you may see the move from the lens of better future prospects, a kid’s view can be (not always) black or white. They may look at the move as a whole new adventure, or may simply reject anything to do with the idea.

Many Kiwis move to Aussie and never return. They might plan a few months, a year, or a few years, but inevitably they decide to stay. What makes Australia so good?

There’s a whole bunch of ex-pat Kiwis that swear they’ll never return to NZ. The reasons are varied but there are a few central themes.

When Trump was campaigning, Barbara Streisand threatened to move to Australia if he was successful in his bid to become POTUS. Now, almost two years post Trump’s success, she still remains in the USA…Why?

 

In August 2016,  Streisand had an interview on 60 Minutes with Michael Usher in Australia. After expressing her distaste for Trump, she stated:

“He has no facts. I don’t know, I can’t believe it. I’m either coming to your country, if you’ll let me in, or Canada.”

Usher said that she was very welcome in Australia.

Then, on November 8 2016, Trump was elected as President of the United States. Yet Babs is still in the USA. But why is she still at home? Why hasn’t Australia received her on their fair shores yet?

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has been one of the first world leaders to congratulate Australia's incoming Prime Minister Scott Morrison and says he has been involved proactively in promoting New Zealand to the world in the past. 

The Treasurer will be Australia's 30th prime minister after defeating Peter Dutton in a ballot to replace Malcolm Turnbull, who called a spill of the Liberal Party's leadership positions in a meeting in Canberra this afternoon.

Mr Morrison is being sworn in by Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove this afternoon, having first knocked out Foreign Minister Julie Bishop in a three-way contest and then defeated ex-Immigration minister Peter Dutton 45-40.

Vale Malcolm Turnbull. Hail Scott Morrison — Australia's latest Prime Minister and their business sector's clear choice to occupy The Lodge.

Morrison — known by the moniker "ScoMo" — is the Australian Treasurer.

He is a known figure on this side of the Tasman, where he led the New Zealand Office of Tourism and Sport in Wellington in the late 1990s.

He is at home with New Zealanders, as was obvious at the Australia New Zealand Leadership Forum in Sydney this year, where he mixed easily with politicians and businesspeople alike, knowing many of them by their first names.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says she looks forward to building a strong relationship with new Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison.

Ardern told reporters this afternoon she had already phoned Morrison to congratulate him on the win.

They had discussed opportunities to meet and it was likely it could be at one of several upcoming events including the Pacific Islands Forum, UN General Assembly, APEC and East Asia Summit.

"He's been involved proactively in promoting New Zealand to the world. He acknowledged his warmth for this country. I look forward to building a really strong relationship with him," Ardern said.

IT’S been a while, but house prices are on their way down again after big falls in Sydney and other areas.

TUMBLING house prices in Sydney and Melbourne are the main drivers behind the first annual drop in national property prices in six years, a new report shows.

The national median house price fell 1.0 per cent over the June quarter and year, according to a report by property classifieds group Domain released on Thursday.

WHILE house prices continue to fall in NSW and Victoria, there could be a new state leading the country for housing growth.

QUEENSLAND’S housing market is tipped to lead the country for capital growth in the next two years while prices in NSW and Victoria continue to slide, according to a survey of hundreds of property professionals.

The latest National Australia Bank (NAB) quarterly survey of 300 respondents reveals the industry expects house prices in Queensland to increase by 0.7 per cent in the next year and to have risen by 1.3 per cent in two years.

INTEREST rates look set to be on hold for the “foreseeable” future as house prices in Sydney and Melbourne continue to slide.

THE Reserve Bank has left the official cash rate on hold at its record low of 1.5 per cent for its fourth meeting of the year, extending Australia’s longest ever run without a change to 21 months.

The previous record of 19 months between January 1995 and July 1996 was surpassed last month. The RBA last cut the cash rate in August 2016, following an earlier cut to 1.75 per cent in May. There has not been an official cash rate increase since November 2010.

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