Many expats make the move to Sydney each year. Commonly, various features of Australian law and the Australian legal system apply to their stay.

Australian employment law is covered by both Federal and State law. Employment law covers such issues as minimum terms/conditions, work, health and safety, long service leave and superannuation.

Should an expat purchase assets, then estate planning becomes relevant. This is so as a foreign will may not have validity. Therefore, an Australian will for an expat is advised at a very minimum.

An expat purchasing real estate needs foreign investment approval. stamp duty applies at a higher rate on the purchase of real estate. An expat selling real estate is required to pay a foreign investment withholding tax.

An expat renting does not require foreign investment approval. Australian rent law is regulated. An expat renting in Sydney will usually require one month’s rent in advance and one month’s rent as security.

A signed tenancy agreement is usually required. It is strongly suggested that an expat moving to Sydney obtain the advice of an Australian lawyer specialising in the field of their enquiry.

Our E-Team member will assist you with navigating the complexities of the Australian legal system.

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NL Legal ensures to provide you with a customized expert legal service by first understanding your needs and coming up with practical, realistic and commercial advise at the shortest time possible.

With focus on Corporate & Commercial, Property, Franchising, Trademarks and Dispute Resolution, they ensure that attention to detail and accuracy is maintained.

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Contact Person: Nicole Leggat


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