Well, let’s be honest: any time is a good time to move to Australia. However, there are several important aspects to consider before getting on the first flight out. The same way you would plan your vacation, you will definitely want to plan this big transition:
Moving to Australia during bad weather isn’t the worst thing in the world, and it is definitely not a deal-breaker. However, wouldn’t it be nice to move to Australia when it’s sunny and warm, rather than dragging your luggage through the snow?
It’s also important to note that different states in Australia have different weather conditions. For example, if you are travelling to New South Wales, the weather is relatively mild during the year. On the other hand, if you are travelling to Melbourne, you’ll want to go sometime after October to avoid the cold weather.
If you are not prepared for your own move, who will be? You should take just under a year of preparation between the time your visa was granted to your travel date. This should be enough time to sell your home, package your things, and other time-consuming preparations.
Schools in Australia usually open at the end of January or early February. If you have kids who are still going to school, it might help to move to Australia 3 months before the school year starts to help everyone settle.
Receiving your Australia permanent residency and knowing that you are finally going to make your dream come true is extremely exciting, so much so that you might forget that you have a deadline to make this happen. On your permanent residency grant, you will find an “Initial Entry Date” which means, that you must enter Australia before that date is up.
Time for a fun fact! Most people who move to Australia plan their move for the months of January-March or July-September. According to public perception, those are the best time periods to find jobs in Australia (assuming you don’t already have a job offer). Apparently, there is a surge in job openings during those times.
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