A Guide To Living In Sydney

Moving to Sydney From Overseas

If you’re an overseas skilled migrant considering moving to Sydney, or any other state, then there are a few things you need to consider before you start apply for your Australian Skilled Visa. From finding Australian migration agents in the uk to international shipping companies, overseas pension transfers to banking, housing to schools and health insurance to migration cover, there's a world of important factors going into your move. Choosing which Australian city to live in is highly important as this could change the Australian visa that you can apply for. If you're not sure which Australian visa to apply for you could find out by filing out our free online visa assessment form. Once you’ve got a good idea of where you want to live and the type of work and visa available you’ll want to think about where to live, as no doubt cost of living and lifestyle will be a big factor in your plans of emigrating to Australia. Sydney in NSW is one of the most popular choices of Australian cities for overseas migrants. With a growing and strong industry, businesses across the city are always seeking skilled migrants to fill the job demand. Sydney is a diverse city full of culture and prospects and surrounded by diverse suburbs, from popular beachside towns to bustling urban hubs and family friendly towns - there’s something to suit everyone’s preferences. However, there are a few things you need to consider… Work Opportunities Travel Expenses Commuting Time Rental Costs Local Amenities

Living Near the Beach

If you’ve chosen to move to Sydney for the Aussie lifestyle of BBQ’s on the beach and surfing in your spare time, then you may want to consider a location such as Manly. Manly works well for both young commuters as well as families and makes for a scenic commute via ferry to the Sydney CBD, meaning you can start and end your working day in style! Manly has a great deal of restaurants and bars, fantastic beaches and a bustling town centre, so there are few opportunities to get bored, making it perfect for active types who like to keep busy and enjoy the beach!

Living close to The Sydney CBD

For those of you who want to keep things more urban and closer to the CBD, you may want to consider an area such as Paddington and Darlinghurst. Here you’ll find chic boutiques, fairly high rental prices, tons of fantastic restaurants and bars, as well as an easy walking route into the city. This area’s charm resides in its unique style and colonial architecture intermixed with modern apartment blocks. It’s definitely a cool part of town, and also has good transport links such as regular buses into the city centre. However due to its close proximity to the city, it makes for a pleasant walk or cycle in to town.

Living Costs in Sydney

On the whole, rental prices in and around Sydney are quite high, and demand for apartments is also high, so your best bet is to act quickly when you find something you like, and make sure you don’t inconvenience yourself with high commuting costs. Supermarkets goods can also be quite expensive in Australia, so you may want to seek out areas that have a good selection of restaurants and cafés which are all generally reasonably priced. For more information on moving to Australia and the visa application process contact one of our migration agents at enquiries@my-oe.com

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