Emigration Guides: Migrating to Australia

Australia is a beautiful and culturally rich country that offers a high quality of life. The friendly, laid-back attitude, for which Australians have a reputation, extends to their attitudes towards work and career. The social structure of working hours and wages are different from that of many other countries and allows for more time to be spent with friends and family.

But for many, the dream of moving to Australia seems like an impossible dream, due to the country’s strict immigration policies. However, if you are trained in a specialised skill, then the dream of migrating is much more probable than you may think.

Here’s why people from the UK are Migrating to Australia

Australia is in short supply of skilled trade workers. Every year, the Australian government releases a Skilled Occupations List(SOL), which details the most in-demand occupations. The most common occupations are those that fall under construction, medical and engineering. If you are currently in any of those occupations, then it is more likely that an application to migrate to Australia will be successful.

For example, the SOL is currently looking for: Surgeons, Registered Nurses for varying specialities, Dentists, Bricklayers, Plumbers, Electricians, Engineers specialising in different fields, Architects, Accountants and many others.

If your occupation appears on the SOL, then the process for applying to emigrate to Australia is fairly straightforward. You can apply for a Skilled Migration Visa which will allow you to live and work in Australia as a temporary or permanent resident. Or, if you are lucky enough to find a job before migrating, your employer may be willing to sponsor you.

Don’t be put off by the potentially daunting task of applying to migrate. There is plenty of support available to help you with your visa application and if you are skilled worker, then it is more likely that you will be considered for a visa.

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What Our Clients Say

  • We have all settled in well in Oz. We have now been here a year and loving it. Thanks.
    – Simon & Gillian Vamplew, Australia
  • Thanks so much for all of your help and support with my application. Everyone there has been so responsive every time we’ve contacted you, it really does make a difference. I should refer our estate agent back in Edinburgh to you for some tips on customer communication! And we certainly would recommend to anyone thinking of making the move to contact the team at OE.
    – James Cooke, New Zealand
  • Thank you so much to all at OE, yourself and Lawrence can you send the gratitude to Mark too, it is only just becoming real, we are so pleased.
    – Christopher Barber & Jayne Harris, New Zealand
  • Things are working out really well for us in NZ and I am more than happy for my comments to be posted on your website, I meant what I said regarding my positive view of your company and I would like people to know. There are so many companies offering the same kind of service, it’s hard to know who to trust and we had OE recommended by a friend and I would recommend to anyone without a second thought.
    – Sam Whittam, New Zealand
  • Our emigration to Australia is going great so far thanks. Thank you for all your help.
    – Lynn McBride & Family, Australia
  • Now that I have scraped myself off the ceiling following the exciting news regarding my VISA grant I received on Friday, I just wanted to pass on my thanks for your part in making all of this possible. A number of years ago I had a phone consultation with another company (didn’t know about OE at the time) and came away disheartened as there thoughts on my success at this was far from favourable. Yet on conversation with Laurence he stated to me that I could get a visa without state sponsorship and it would take 7 months and that I should be wary of the IELTS test. If I have my dates correct it took about 9 months but would have been 7 were it not for the IELTS test! Again, your patience support and effort were greatly appreciated and I have passed on this experience to a number of friends who are also thinking of making the move and that they should use OE.
    – Graeme and family, Australia
  • They explained each process of the application and kept us up-to-date on what was happening at each stage; telling us when we needed to be doing things and in what order – they made the whole process very straight forward.

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    – The Colberts, Melbourne, Australia
  • Thank you, thank you, thank you. I am so pleased and there have been a few tears this morning, including my family. Phew! Superbly professional.
    – Karen Johnson, Canada
  • We have arrived in Brisbane safely, goods and all!! Been here since September and loving it so far. Thankfully our house was not damaged in anyway by the floods, although we have been involved in Volunteering to help clean up after the floods (that was an experience!). Thanks again.
    – Elaine, Kevin and Kim Lawrence, Brisbane, Australia
  • All going well. Thank you, after all the work that was put in from your office with regards our emigration we cannot thank you enough, again many thanks for everything!
    – Michael Coombes, Australia
  • We’ll keep you updated about how we get on but for now Lin and I would like to sincerely thank you, Richard, Magda and everyone else at OE who have made the process of getting our visas so straightforward for us. You are all so professional and we have felt at every stage that we are in the best hands possible. Your customer service is truly outstanding!
    – Scott McKenzie, Australia
  • Currently we have been staying in Thailand since before Christmas and in 5 weeks we travel to Australia to arrive at the same time as our personal effects. We can’t wait! Again – many thanks to everyone for everything!
    – Maxine Warhurst & Family, Australia
  • Currently we have been staying in Thailand since before Christmas and in 5 weeks we travel to Australia to arrive at the same time as our personal effects. We can’t wait! Again – many thanks to everyone for everything!
    – Maxine Warhurst & Family, Australia
  • Thank you so so much and everybody at OE for everything. We are over the moon! We are all in shock and there are tears! Thank you again.
    – Warren Baldwin-Jones, Canada

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