You may decide to relocate for a long term; you have booked your travelling, and now you are ready for a new life. You may lose yourself in the excitement, but it is necessary to tie loose ends and get ready for one of the many stressful occurrences of your entire life.
Most people underestimate the amount of preparation they need to do hence learning everything the hard way. There may be a number of questions stick in your mind such as “should I hire some Sydney movers?” That would be a nightmare. Here are the basic needs that you need to consider before moving to Sydney.
It is necessary to identify the serviced apartments provided in Sydney which will serve as a short-term accommodation while you search for a place to live. Buying a house to live in new place maybe not a good option. Alternatively, you can still search for available apartments or rooms online through AirBnB.com, Gumtree.com.au, or Wotif.com, which are Australia’s version of Craigslist. Apartments in Sydney have scheduled 15 minutes citing on Saturdays. You can put down an application if you find something that you like. It’s a free process to apply hence it is risk-free. Approval of your application will lead to payments of a deposit which hold the place for you before signing the tenancy. Viewings can also be scheduled on weekdays as now it is a real estate agent. Since there are fewer people on this viewing, you can have a chance to acquire places new in the market. Unlike most states, in Sydney apartments are represented by a single estate firm.
The worst time to move in Sydney is during the summer (January-March) as there a lot of locals here renting out holiday homes hence the inventory of places is limited. Therefore, it is necessary to move during any other season as there will be more housing options available. Rent is displayed on a weekly basis hence it is necessary to consider your monthly calculations. Rent need to be paid on a weekly basis, and most places allow payments through credit cards, which come with extra reward points.
Shipping household goods may prove to be expensive, but a fact is that it is much cheaper than getting to replace everything in Sydney. Shipping is always prone to risks since it is not something one has experience on. It is great that we can now view reputable ratings of several shipping companies via their website. Thorough research shows that price can be based on weight or cubic feet, or both. You may not need to carry everything, but it is best to have a shipping company come to your residence and conduct a full estimate.
Sydney is prone to a high cost of living as it is among the list of the most expensive cities. This is an assurance that moving to Sydney will be more expensive. It is, therefore, a necessity to determine the amount of money you need to relocate. The budget must consist of the deposit to your new apartment, your first month’s rent, tuition for public schools if you have children. Other costs will comprise of the internet, mobile phone and house set up in Sydney. Paying for health insurance in Sydney may cost less than in the states but should still be included in your budget. Most rentals in Sydney do not hold the comfort of providing appliances such as refrigerators and washing machines hence you can purchase them in Sydney where they provide free delivery.
It is going to be a challenge to find favorable childcare in Sydney. Childcare is not only expensive, but it has a long wait list. You should take into consideration the budget on childcare, time availability to visit a day care center and determining the number of days you shall require childcare. Cost differences between daycares will be due to differing operation hours and services provided at the center such feeding and providing diapers. Long daycare centers are open from early mornings to late evenings. They provide lunch but no diapers. Family daycare is cheaper and offers more flexible hours, even overnight.
If you are moving to Sydney in search of a job, you should take into consideration: the pros and cons of working there, determine the amount of salary you want to earn, discovering if the nature of work you require can be found in Sydney and how to identify the job. Recruiters possess all the job listings, and they hold your direct access to acquiring a job. You can also search online on these job listing engines: Seek, CareerOne and MyCarrier.
Purchasing a car in Sydney is as expensive as purchasing everything else. The same models of vehicles are more than twice as much sold in the states. Besides the unbearable cost, purchasing a car here is relatively straight forward. You can purchase used or new cars from dealers or through private sales. Companies such as NRMA provide pre-purchase inspections services to ensure you do not buy lemons. Legal driving in Sydney requires a green slip that shows you have a road worthy car and a pink slip that that indicates you have paid your annuals.
Australia has a superannuation compensation program. Employers are requested to deposit 9% of their employees’ monthly salary into superannuation plan. The money is accessible to you once you retire, that is if you plan to live there forever. Otherwise, the money could also be available to you once you decide to leave the country. Compensation comprises of both superannuation payments and salary. Ensure you are explicit about your income expectations in the negotiation process and ensure superannuation is not included.
Sydney’s telephone providers: Optus, Vodafone and Telstra are also very expensive to subscribe. Telstra is the most expensive despite the fact that it is the most expensive. Vodafone may be the first to provide unlimited text/voice plans at a low price, but unfortunately, it has a poor service. A pay-as-you-go plan only requires a credit card. 100 points of documentation are needed for a monthly plan provider. They include rental agreements, passports and Australian credit cards.
Anyone wanting to vacate to Sydney on a visa must confide private health insurance before issuance of a visa. Advantages of private insurance are that you do not require referrals to see a specialist. Visit payments are made upfront and thereafter handing in a claim to your insurance company.