Moving to Melbourne
With it’s hidden street-art laneways and boutique street side cafés, Melbourne seems to be the capital of everything in Australia – the capital of coffee culture, shopping, sport and fine dining just to name a few. Expats moving to Melbourne appreciate the diversity the city has to offer.
To help you move and settle into your new home city, we have assembled a team of handpicked and stingingly vetted service providers that specialise in assisting expats living in Melbourne.
Top 5 tips for expats moving to Melbourne
With it’s picturesque Yarra river and plentiful gardens, Melbourne is a visual delight that offers a range of activities for all lifestyles.
Below are the top 5 insider tips for expats moving to Melbourne
Finding a place to live
The housing market is very competitive and high-priced in Melbourne. Demand for property is ever growing. It is best to engage the services of a real estate agent when looking for a place to lease. Those looking for a property to purchase are advised to employ the services of a buyer’s agent who often have access to properties that are on the market that are not available to the general public.
Getting around Melbourne
Although Melbourne has a wide-ranging public transport system, it is not always efficient and timely. Driving is the advised form of transport for those living outside of the city centre. For those commuting to work, the public transport system is the best option as driving in the city centre during peak hour poses its own challenges.
Access to healthcare
Australia has free healthcare for residents under the Medicare system. It is advisable that you check whether you will be able to access the healthcare system based on your visa type. Many expats choose to take out private health cover when moving to Melbourne to avoid long waiting lists in the public system.
A balanced lifestyle
Melbourne offers a perfect blend of the modern active lifestyle with a refined cultural character. There is always something to do in Melbourne. From exclusive exhibitions and theatre productions, to world stage sporting event like the Australian Open Tennis and Formula One, there is never a dull moment.
Coffee is a religion
Be prepared to be converted into a coffee addict. Even the die hard non-coffee drinkers eventually turn to some form of coffee consumption.
Meet your Melbourne Team Leader
George has many years of experience advising expat clients with tax matters.
The insight he has gained into the issues expats face when moving to Melbourne enables George to provide invaluable advice to those newly arrived to Melbourne.
He can assist you to settle into Melbourne and provide an introduction to other members of our E-Team.
Expatland Global Network Pte Ltd is a separate entity to service providers mentioned on this website. Please read our full disclaimer here.