Sydney Awaits: Essential Tips for Aucklanders Relocating to Australia’s Iconic City

Sydney Harbour

Recently, more and more Kiwis have been choosing to jump across the ditch. Australia has many beautiful cities, but one of the most popular for incoming Aucklanders? Sydney. As the centre of vibrant, diverse culture, stunning harbours, and a bustling city lifestyle all rolled into one, this city is a magnet for anyone seeking something new.

If you’re thinking about moving to Sydney, there are a lot of elements you’ll need to manage. As they say, the devil is in the details! As New Zealand’s largest international private mover, we annually manage over a thousand sea and air shipments to Australia. In other words, we have some practice guiding people through their hop, skip, and jump to the neighbouring country.

Read on as we outline some of our essential tips for Aucklanders who want to relocate to Sydney.

Research, Research, Research

Before embarking on a journey like this, take the time to research everything you can about where you’re going. Sydney is a big city, and it pays to know as much as possible before you touch down. For a start, you could look into:

  •       Neighbourhood transport
  •       The housing market
  •       Local supermarkets

Secure Your Documents

Speaking of research, make sure you have all the necessary visa and work permits sorted in advance. When it comes to working in Australia, New Zealand citizens can enter the country and work indefinitely without needing to apply for any further authority. New Zealand permanent residents or residents, on the other hand, do need to apply for visas to Australia.

Prepare Your Finances

You will need to prepare for an international move financially, so make sure you get in touch with your professional movers quickly. Having a transparent, professional consultation with The Moving Company makes all the difference, allowing you to budget accurately for your move.

If possible, you should also open an Australian bank account before arriving to make managing your finances easier. Many banks offer migrant banking services tailored to newcomers, so put that on your research list.

Nail Your Healthcare and Insurance

Think about moving insurance, health insurance, home and contents insurance, moving insurance or whatever you need to have lined up before you hit Syndey airport. Don’t risk losing valuables or coming up short if you fall ill. Try to ensure your New Zealand and Australian insurance periods overlap so you’re covered over the transition.

Build a Support Network

Making an international move is a big deal! Whether you’re making the trip solo or you’re headed to sunnier climes with your family, establishing a support network after you move to Sydney will help you adjust quickly.

Moving to a new city can be challenging, and getting to know the surrounding landscape is much easier when you have locals to lead the way. If you don’t know anyone, research and join local community groups and clubs or attend some work social events to meet new people. With a bustling, lively place like Sydney as your final destination, there’s no shortage of ways to connect with a like-minded community.

Plan Your Move A-to-Z

Finally, we recommend planning your move as well as possible – preferably with professional international movers like The Moving Company. 

Moving across a country is one thing, but moving to an entirely new one is a whole different ball game. Laying out an expected schedule for your possessions to be picked up and dropped off, establishing clear lines of communication with your moving company, and ensuring you’ve packed ahead of time will all contribute to everything going as smoothly as possible.

Relocating to a new country and city is a major adjustment that brings a lot of change. With all the potential stress that comes with such a major move, it helps to have a clear action plan. A packing list, a schedule, and clarity from your moving company all go a long way toward a smooth landing.

Embrace all the opportunities that Sydney has to offer. Remember, you’ll feel right at home with time and patience.

Make Australia’s most iconic city your new home with help from The Moving Company.

Are you ready to make the trip but need some help to ensure it goes smoothly? That’s our specialty. We offer a complete moving service range, accounting for everything from pet transportation to furniture removal.

We’ve been moving Kiwis to Australia for thirty-six years, including to Sydney, and we annually manage over a thousand shipments down under. Whether you need a sea shipment or air freight, we’ve got you covered with all the options you need to make your move a breeze.

Not sure where to begin? We’ve got you covered. Get in touch with The Moving Company today.

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