Migrating to Australia

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Seeking a new home in a new country can be a very exciting prospect for citizens from other places who might be looking for more opportunities and a better life for themselves and their children. Or possibly, the idea of moving to a new country appeals to retirees who are looking for an adventure and a change of citizenship to live out a lifelong dream. Whatever the reason for wanting to migrate to a new country, Australia is one that offers many diverse opportunities including fabulous weather, superb health care and a growing economy.

Let’s take a closer look at some of the top reasons why people consider a move to Australia.

Free or Subsidised Health Care

Australia has a robust and accessible Medicare program. Many visitors and citizens alike are eligible for the benefits that the Medicare program offers. Once eligible for Medicare, many people enjoy less costly health care, cheaper prescription costs and access to the best medical facilities and physicians in the world. In addition, all types of medical specialists participate in providing services in the areas of dentistry, optometry and many more highly specialised areas of medical need. This program can be especially helpful to young families and their children, easing the burden and the fear by knowing that a sick child will always be taken care of.

Exceptional Public Education

Australia offers an extensive free and subsidised education plan for all ages from the youngest preschooler through their University students. The Australian education system is one of the top education systems in the world, providing compulsory education to all students. Australian universities attract high quality students from all over the world who bring fresh perspectives and creativity to their intellectually rigorous programs.

The Weather and the Climate

Australia boasts of some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. These beaches offer a chance to enjoy the sunshine, surf and explore the beauty of the ocean via snorkelling, scuba diving and boating. And if the mountains and the snow are your joy, Australia offers this form of outdoor sports and enjoyment also. Lastly, there is the desert climate which provides residents the chance to explore and travel to a completely different landscape. But remember, all of this beauty is in the Southern Hemisphere which means the seasons are inverted. So, if your current home provides summer from June 21 – September 21, this will now be your winter!

Comfortable Livable Cities

For those who love city life, Australia has some of the top ranked livable cities in the world. And while there are many wonderful cities that can provide fabulous living opportunities, Australia can boast about having one of the most livable cities in the world; Melbourne.


Australia is very welcoming of those who would like to become Australian citizens and does offer dual citizenship if the required qualifications are met. Once permanent residency is established, Australia allows an avenue to citizenship that can be navigated with some assistance from an immigration professional.


For most people who are looking to live permanently in another country, it will be necessary for them to continue to work and support themselves and their family. Australia has a vibrant and stable economy that welcomes the talents and work ethic of its newest long-term residents and eventual citizens. One of the most significant benefits of the Australian workforce is that it is English speaking. This removes the language barrier for many coming from other countries and allows for new residents to join the workforce with greater ease.

But before starting out on a journey to migrate to Australia, we highly recommend securing a professional in the laws of immigration and meeting the requirements of the particular type of Visa you might need to make your dream come true. These professionals can help shepherd you through the paperwork and various requirements to enable you to more smoothly secure your change of citizenship or long term stay in Australia. 


In the event that you find yourself in need of assistance, please contact the law offices of Owen Hodge Lawyers. At Owen Hodge, we are always happy to assist clients in understanding the full ramifications of any and all of your legal needs. Please feel free to call us at your earliest convenience to schedule a consultation at 1800 770 780.



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