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10 things to consider when moving to Australia Tile Thumb

10 things to consider when moving to Australia

22nd May 2017

Moving to Australia is a big deal. There are lots of things to think about, depending on your circumstances and what you want from life. If you are moving, it pays to think about and prepare about a few realities before taking a leap....

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Medicare - the health system and healthcare in Australia Tile Thumb

Medicare - the health system and healthcare in Australia

19th May 2017

There is a reciprocal agreement between the Australia and some countries: the UK, Ireland, New Zealand, Sweden, the Netherlands, Finland, Belgium, Norway, Slovenia, Malta and Italy. This means you are covered during the length of...

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Moving to Australia? 10 reasons to NOT live in a capital city Tile Thumb

Moving to Australia? 10 reasons to NOT live in a capital city

15th May 2017

Considering a relocation to Australia? Our guess is that your thoughts steer to immediately thinking of a city - Melbourne for the culture scene, Sydney for the postcard perfect scenery, Brisbane for the balmy weather. Deciding where to live...

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A letter to friends and family back home Tile Thumb

A letter to friends and family back home

8th May 2017

Having moved multiple times, it's taken until I've reached my forties to realise the impact the expat lifestyle has had on my personality, relationships, and my view of the world. Some of these realisations have been downright...

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A letter to parents of expat children Tile Thumb

A letter to parents of expat children

1st May 2017

After so long of grappling with my identity as a TCK, expat kid, and life as a serial relocator (!) - I'm starting to come to terms with a few things. How I'm different, but in a great way - and how I can really share and make the most...

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10 things women should ask themselves before moving abroad Tile Thumb

10 things women should ask themselves before moving abroad

24th April 2017

Moving overseas is daunting regardless whether you're doing it on your own or with family. Statistics show that 7 out of 10 women want to gain international experience, yet only 1 in 4 expatriates are female. There are a few different...

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Finding accommodation with a pet

12th April 2017

You will need a Pet CV/Resume - and we always recommend that you write a letter to accompany your standard application, whether you have a pet or not. Yes - a resume, and a letter! This sounds a bit silly - but this really makes a...

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I wish I had known (round 2!) Tile Thumb

I wish I had known (round 2!)

29th March 2017

We're doing our regular weekly update of links and info on the SETTLEto website and always have a chortle at these quotes we gathered in our research and from previous clients. Moving to Australia is not easy. This is what...

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I wish I had known... Tile Thumb

I wish I had known...

15th March 2017

We’ve spoken to so many Brits all over Australia about the benefit of hindsight. The SETTLEto team have surveyed, scoured, cogitated, eavesdropped, asked and gathered – there are so many things that Brits wish they knew or wish...

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Moving to Australia with your pet Tile Thumb

Moving to Australia with your pet

8th March 2017

If you have a pet and want to move them with you to Australia, it is crucial to start your research as soon as possible. It's a process with many steps, much paperwork and hoops to jump through - there is of course, a quarantine period...

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Deciding what items to bring with you Tile Thumb

Deciding what items to bring with you

25th February 2017

Any move is an ideal opportunity to rationalise your possessions.  This process is important. It may be tempting to start afresh and buy everything new. On the flipside, you may feel it best to bring everything to minimise any outlay...

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Shopping in Australia is Quirky Tile Thumb

Shopping in Australia is Quirky

10th February 2017

Shopping in Australia can be quite a different experience in some ways. Of course, there are the usual things you'd expect to be different - brands, opening hours, customer service levels and so on. Also that alcohol is sold in separate...

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Getting a job in Australia - Useful terms to know Tile Thumb

Getting a job in Australia - Useful terms to know

29th January 2017

Probation period – this is an opportunity at the start of your employment for both you or your employer to terminate the contract for any reason. Depending on the circumstances, this can range from one to six months. The standard for a...

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1 more thing Aussies love Tile Thumb

1 more thing Aussies love

13th January 2017

Doh! How could I forget the one thing that Aussies love the most? Such an obvious one, I can't believe I missed it! Shortening words, re-naming you and slang - Is that 3 things? Anyway! You get my drift... Aussie -...

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5 things Australians love Tile Thumb

5 things Australians love

6th January 2017

Aussies are a fun and different bunch. When I moved to Australia from the UK, I expected that, bar a bit of bluntness and a different accent, Aussies were pretty much the same as us POMs (what the Aussies call the Brit expats in...

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Testimonials from happy users and clients Tile Thumb

Testimonials from happy users and clients

1st January 2017

We love helping overwhelmed and nervous families navigated the sometimes tricky road to their new life in Australia. We've helped people via SETTLEto, and also via our personalised service, The Expat Concierge reserved for VIPs moving to...

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6 ways Christmas is different Down Under Tile Thumb

6 ways Christmas is different Down Under

18th December 2016

No doubt about it – Christmas creeps up on us just that much faster each year, don’t you think? Every year, us POMs always muse (occasionally with a ‘soupcon’ of a whinge) about how Christmas in Australia just...

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Spring has sprung - with bugs Tile Thumb

Spring has sprung - with bugs

24th September 2016

Emma Marshall joins us once again. This time, with news of creepy crawlies... Spring has sprung and so have some of the more interesting bugs with whom we share this beautiful city of Sydney. There is of course a popular (and...

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