Before you arrive
It is better to pre-arrange temporary accommodation for a few weeks so that you have a place to get to from the airport. If you are a state/ territory sponsored migrant, you may get some assistance with temporary accommodation if you inform them of your arrival well in advance. You can also pre-book temporary accommodation by surfing the net using Google to search for 'Accommodation' and typing in 'the relevant Australian city'. You may also like to try the website: www.wotif.com If you are single and migrating, you can look up the listings at the airport. Use the free numbers listed there and ask for a quote on the weekly stay.
If you are migrating with family, you would need to arrange temporary accommodation for a week or two prior to arrival until you are able to rent an apartment or house.
Invest your time in knowing more about Living in Australia well before you arrive. Remember the 6 P formula of success - Prior Proper Preparation Prevents Poor Performance. Get your Australian Style resume done even before you arrive in Australia. Preparing a persuasive resume can take 2 to 3 weeks. There is a process involved. Most immigrants migrating to Australia are highly educated, well experienced, and possess numerous skills. However, it is critical to be able to articulate them in an effective way so employers can tangibly feel them. Schedule consultation with us and get your current resume reviewed. The reason most immigrants struggle to find a job in their usual profession is due to absence of a persuasive resume.
At the Airport
Declare everything you have brought. Honesty is the best policy. The best option is "when in doubt, declare". It is better than taking the risk if you are unsure, because it can lead to hefty fines. Unprocessed food items are generally difficult to get through the Quarantine here. Plants and soil are also strictly not allowed. The website outlining the Australian quarantine guidelines is www.customs.gov.au
Respect Australian values
Australian values include:
Although these values may be expressed differently by different people, their meaning stays the same. The values may not be unique to Australia, but they have broad community agreement and underpin Australian society and culture.