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Living in Australia 2021

For many people living in Australia has always been a dream, for this reason in Visado Migration Services, our goal is to guide you and provide you with the necessary information so that everything you want becomes a reality. Undoubtedly this country is perfect to live in.

Living in Australia 2021

For anyone it is a dream come true to obtain a permanent residence in this country, of course living in Australia will help you to have a life full of benefits and a unique quality of life. It should be emphasized that initially it was the immigrants who helped to raise the territory thanks to hard work. And, no matter how much time has passed, the doors remain open for foreigners.

Of course, for the country to maintain an excellent quality of life, its government must take care to select very well the profiles of those foreign citizens who wish to live in Australia, with the aim of improving their education, living better, or getting to know other cultures. Remember, speaking English is no longer enough.

What is life like in Australia in 2021?

If you are planning to live in Australia in 2021, it is important that you keep yourself well informed about the main aspects such as, for example, the lifestyle or the cost of living in such an incredible country.

Lifestyle

One of the main characteristics of Australia is that it has an incredible cultural richness, which has developed throughout its history.

What are Australians like?

When living in Australia, you will notice that in every space you will meet people from all over the world. But without a doubt, the identity of the Australians, or Aussies as they are also called, is noticeable from the very first moment. It is impossible to get along with these people, their values are solid, they are respectful, very familiar and open-minded, willing to understand others.

Undoubtedly, they are very educated people, who lead their lives with tranquility and relaxation. From the first moment you can notice their love for animals, sports and their concern for the environment.

In addition, this population has been home to wonderful artists such as the Hemsworth brothers, three great actors, who have made it very far, and we can not fail to mention the famous band AC / DC, whose members are Australians.

Australian Celebrations

Australians celebrate almost all the holidays that are known worldwide, such as Christmas, Halloween, Easter and New Year’s. However, they have two celebrations of their own. However, they have two celebrations of their own that stand out, which are:

Australia Day: on January 26 each year, the declaration of Australia as an English colony is celebrated. Family members, music and fireworks are present to bid farewell to the summer.

Anzac Day: is celebrated on April 25 each year, and during this day, tribute is paid to all those who died in war conflicts, the Australian Anthem is sung and moments of silence and prayers are dedicated to the absent.

Climate in Australia

To live in Australia you must take into account that the climate in the territory is divided into 5 types. Here, you can find areas with tropical, equatorial, temperate or subtropical climates.

You should also keep in mind that the seasons in this country work in the opposite way to the northern hemisphere, that is, spring is between September and November; you can enjoy the summer during the months of December to February; autumn comes from March and ends in May; and finally, winter is present from June to August.

Some people, living in Australia, worry about tropical cyclones, however, it is not a situation that should alarm you, because the Australian Government is responsible for allocating funds specifically to prevent natural accidents.

Cost of living in Australia

Some people think that living in Australia is expensive, but it is really normal, with this we mean, that it is possible to move to this country with enough money and have an ordinary life, where you can satisfy your needs.

Because we are talking about a country with a very high quality of life, it is obvious that your salaries must be high. Of course, compared to our home country you can see that some costs in Australia are a bit high, but a job will help you to live without any complications, it will even allow you to save.

How much does it cost to live in Australia?

The cost of living in Australia will depend on 4 main factors: time of the year, cost of studies, location of the house and the amount of money spent on leisure.

The location of your home: some cities in Australia, such as Sydney and Melbourne require large incomes to live comfortably. But coastal or smaller cities have cheaper prices, which still allow you to live well.

The amount spent on leisure: some leisure activities, such as eating out, playing in casinos, or having a vice, will undoubtedly have a big impact on your economy, so try to limit a little and make the accounts so that you can live comfortably.

The time of the year: if you arrive during the high season to live in Australia, it is very likely that the costs will be a little higher.

The cost of your studies: if you got a student visa, which allows you to work and study at the same time, it is important that before traveling you calculate your accounts very well, to avoid having financial problems in the future.

Where to live

To live in Australia, it is important that you choose your accommodation correctly, remember that it is likely that this will be your home for some months or years.

Basic tips for choosing accommodation in Australia

We recommend that you search for accommodation when you arrive in Australia, this way you can make sure that it is the place where you want to be, and that it is really worth what you will pay for it. The first thing you should do before landing is to book a hotel or hostel so you can arrive and rest comfortably.

Hostels and hostels in Australia

This is not a place for a long stay, we recommend you to stay here for a couple of days, while saving some money. In a hostel you can invest between 25 and 50$ AUD, but everything will depend on the location, the time of the year and with whom you share the room, even the reservation can also influence.

Sharing an apartment to live in Australia

This is an option if you want to live in Australia and share some expenses, here you will have some flexibility and freedom to adapt to the Australian environment in a comfortable way.

Depending on your budget you can decide whether or not to share a room. But apartment sharing costs from 120 to 400$ AUD, and like hostels, it depends on the city, location, the number of people and the equipment of the apartment.

Student residences to live in Australia

Student residences are small buildings within schools, which include a kitchen, living room, bedrooms, with a bed, closet, desk and a shared bathroom. You are probably wondering how much does it cost to live in a student residence? Depending on whether the room is shared or single, or if meals are included, the cost ranges from $250 to $450 AUD. You should know that booking your student residence in advance will be much better.

Homestay or family accommodation in Australia

This type of homestay allows you to live with a native Australian family. That is to say, you will move for at least one month with Australians, to live in first person the culture and the lifestyle of these people.

Here you will have your own room, however, it is possible that you will share with other students. In it, according to the family, you will be able to enjoy computers, television, etc. In addition, you will share some spaces with other family members.

As for meals, the family will provide breakfast and lunch on weekdays. While on weekends you will have full board, that is, you will enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner. The accommodation in these houses can vary between 120 and 300$ AUD per week.   

Australian cities

Each city in Australia has its own personality, being in contact with them will be really interesting. Moreover, you may be able to adjust to its hustle and bustle or calm in a short time.

Sydney, cosmopolitan city: it is one of the most visited cities in Australia, which houses the most representative building of the whole country, the Sydney Opera House. Here, you can also enjoy bars and restaurants, and of course a great nightlife.

Melbourne, graffiti and bohemian: this city is home to murals full of art. Thanks to the graffiti, you can see how the streets of Melbourne are so colorful and striking. Undoubtedly, this is considered one of the best cities in the world to live, because here you can find parks, streetcars and beautiful and picturesque gardens.

Perth, the latest fashion: it is a city a little isolated from Sydney, so much so that it is closer to Singapore. Here you will find wonderful and elegant restaurants where you can enjoy different cuisines.

Brisbane, relaxation and security: this city is one of the most visited tourist spots in Australia, here you can enjoy a mild and sunny climate throughout the year, and a family atmosphere, where the job offers will not stop raining.  

Gold Coast, the paradise of surfing: it is the coast of Australia, a small city, where in addition to finding miles and paradisiacal beaches, you can enjoy a great job offer, but you must take into account tourism and the season of the year to visit this city.

Activities and sports not to be missed when living in Australia

Diving or snorkeling in the Great Barrier Reef: this great reef, the largest living being in the world, is located off the coast of Queensland, and is one of the favorite places for divers or snorkelers. It is undoubtedly a paradise under the sea, where a great quantity of marine fauna can be found.

Surfing: it is impossible to live in Australia and not experience surfing, this sport is one of the most practiced on the coast. Such is the importance given to surfing in Australia that it has given the country several titles and first place medals.

The coasts of Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Gold Coast are the most visited by surf lovers.

Outdoor barbecues: this is one of the activities Australians are most passionate about. Bringing together meat, nature and friends and family is something that cannot be missed in this country. Living in Australia you will notice the frequency with which outdoor barbecues are held, this activity is undoubtedly part of the Australian culture.

Crossing the Australian deserts: much of the Australian territory is composed of desert areas, with a truly unique flora and fauna. In this place you will be able to see camels, and the wonderful scenery used in movies, such as Mad Max.

How to immigrate to Australia in 2021?

If you are a foreign citizen and wish to live in Australia, regardless of whether you are a student, worker or guest, you should know that in order to legally enter this country it is important to comply with certain requirements and attitudes.

The important thing to know is that if you apply for a worker visa you will not be able to study, and with a guest visa you will not be able to study or work in the country, so if you want to perform any work to migrate to Australia, preferably choose a student visa.

It should also be noted that Australia is among the 15 richest countries in the world, and is ranked number 2 in terms of offering the best quality of life. Undoubtedly, these are the main reasons to emigrate to Australia.

Check variety of visas: the Australian Government grants foreigners a variety of visas for people who wish to travel or live in Australia.

Establish the reason for the trip: remember that emigrating is not simple, one of the main factors that you must take into account is that you must choose an appropriate visa to start your journey. Each trip has an associated visa, which supports the traveler to legally enter Australia. So, as a traveler it is important that in addition to defining your purpose of travel, you collect all the documents for the visa you selected to be approved.  

Find the appropriate visa for your trip: the Australian Government website offers a visa search engine, where you can find the appropriate visa, in a simple and easy way. 

  • Go to the search engine.
  • Choose the visa category of your choice.
  • Choose the purpose of your trip and click continue.
  • Fill in the fields and all the questions.
  • Finally, view the search results and see which visas are available.

Apply for the visa you selected to immigrate to Australia: if you have already found the perfect visa to travel to Australia and you know all the fees you have to pay, apply for it. For this, you have two options to apply, online or on paper.

Verify that your documents and travel requirements are correct to enter Australia.

  • Requirements
  • Valid passport, with a minimum of 6 months of validity.
  • Travel visa (student, work, tourist or guest) must be valid.
  • Incoming passenger card.
  • Proof of financial status, so that you are able to support yourself while in Australia.
  • Documents showing your ties to your country of domicile.
  • Requirements for living in australia in 2021

Living in Australia may seem difficult, but it is not. It is important to keep in mind that the requirements requested by the country vary according to the nationality and the type of visa you have selected. But these requirements are mandatory for everyone:

Valid passport: to enter Australia it is necessary that your passport is up to date, and that it has a validity of at least 6 months before applying for the visa. We recommend that you renew your passport before applying for a visa, so you can be sure that it will expire a long time later. Remember that renewing these documents abroad is much more expensive and tedious.

Approved visa: those wishing to enter the country must have a visa corresponding to their purpose in the territory.

Age: to apply for a student visa, you must be at least 16 years old, but keep in mind that if you are of legal age the whole procedure will be much simpler, this is because people under 16 require a legal guardian in Australia.

Hire a course: if your decision is to study and live in Australia, what you must do is to hire a course, and after receiving a document with the COE number, you will know that you have almost one foot in the kangaroo territory. The COE is the verification that the course is paid and everything is in order, remember that the minimum time for the student visa is 12 weeks.

Medical insurance: Medical insurance is compulsory for everyone who decides to travel to Australia, no exceptions. Before traveling you must contract this service and pay for it before applying for the visa. Please note that any insurance will not work, it must be an Australian one.

Medical evidence: this requirement is not mandatory, but you may be asked for this type of document if you have traveled to an exotic country, or where a disease has developed.

GTE: The GTE (Genuine Temporary Entrant) is exclusively for students who wish to live in Australia, and at the same time take a course or study in the country. This letter of introduction reflects the academic intentions of each person.

English level: as well as the passport, this requirement is mandatory. All those people who decide to live in Australia, must have a minimum of medium level in the handling of the language, the important thing is that the person can communicate with clarity.

Economic solvency: this is a request required by the Australian Government to verify that foreigners have sufficient funds to support themselves during their stay in the country. However, countries such as Colombia, Ecuador, Chile, Mexico and Spain do not require this requirement.

List of the most demanded professions in Australia in 2021

Every year in Australia, the list of the most demanded professions is changed by the Government. There are several lists, however, the main ones are the Short Term Skilled Occupations List (STSOL), and the Medium and Long Term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL), in each of them are reflected, some professions, and if your profession appears in it you can apply for a Sponsor visa or Skilled visa.

Every year the demand varies, as well as the needs of the Australians, and even if at the moment your profession is among them, it is very important to investigate in detail if your profession is in high demand before applying. You don’t lose anything, try it, the important thing is to try your best.

Difference between the two lists

Individuals who have already graduated and are qualified for a Temporary Graduate visa, subclass 485, or those self-employed who decide to apply for a Skilled-Independent visa, subclass 189, should verify that their profession is on the Medium and Long-Term Strategic Skills List.

Meanwhile, nominated skilled workers who applied for the Skilled-Nominated visa, subclass 190 must check the Short-Term Skilled Occupations List. However, individuals who have decided to apply for a Skilled Regional Provisional visa, subclass 489 or Regional Skilled Worker Provisional visa, can perform any occupation that is on both lists.

  • Health Care Worker
  • Nurses
  • Accommodation and hospitality managers
  • Accountant
  • Actor
  • Dancers
  • Advertising Manager
  • Engineers
  • Airplane pilots
  • Agricultural Scientist 
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