Direct flights to Perth and cheaper homes are making a move to Western Australia increasingly attractive for emigrants from the UK. Two very different pieces of news this week will warm the hearts of any Brits planning an early escape from the British winter. Virgin plans direct flights “as soon as possible”, while real estate analysts claim that property prices in parts of WA have dropped as much as 75%.
Many of us are attracted to Australia by the sunny climate and plentiful job opportunities. However, before you start packing your bags, there is one hurdle to overcome. How do you get an Australian visa?
If you’re an Australia permanent resident and property-owner, you might be considering buying an investment property to rent out (or even letting your own). With yields ranging from 3.3% to 5.8% in the country’s major cities, there’s a real potential to get strong returns on renting out your property in Australia. As with many legalities, there are slight differences between various states and territories. Today, we’re covering the main areas you need to know, no matter where you are in Australia. Find out about tenancy types, rent regulation, lease agreements and more.
Melbourne is the ‘cultural capital’ of Australia, a UNESCO city of literature and centre of the Australia arts. Not only that, but moving to Melbourne also means enjoying over 2,360 hours of sunshine a year and summer temperatures in the 30s. A hard task, but someone has to do it!
Australia has more UK expats than any other nationality and many of these expats find their way to Sydney to work, raise children and retire. Sydney is a dynamic and world-class city, it is surrounded by stunning natural beauty and boasts a high standard of living. With plenty of work opportunities, a diverse array of neighbourhoods to choose from, and loads of activities available, life in Sydney is anything but dull.