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International Partners

International Offices

Santa Fe Offices

CHINA – BEIJING

No. 2, Street No. 8 Beijing Airport Logistics Zone, Beijing 101300 PRC
Ph: (86) 10 6947 0688 / Fax: (86) 10 6947 0699

CHINA – CHENGDU

Room 308 Hong Chuan Mansion New 17# 30 Section 4, South Ren Min Road, Chengdu 610041 P.R.C.
Ph: (86) 28 8522 6788, (86) 28 8535 6030 / Fax: (86) 28 8522 6012

CHINA – DALIAN

Room 2804 Tian An International Building, 88 Zhongshan Road
Ph: (86) 411 3981 5111 / Fax: (86) 411 3981 5112

CHINA – GUANGZHOU

Room 1307-09, West Tower Guangzhou Int’l Commercial Center, Ti Yu Dong Road, Tian He, Guangzhou, 510620, P.R.C.
Ph: (86) 20 3887 0630/1/2 / Fax: (86) 20 3887 0629

CHINA – NANJING

Room 3018, Block B, New Century Plaza, No. 1, South Tai Ping Road, Nanjing, 210002, P.R.C.
Ph: (86) 25 8540 0111 /2 /3 / Fax: (86) 25 8545 0006

CHINA – QINGDAO

502B, Fulin Building, No. 87 Fuzhou South Road, Qingdao, 266071, P.R.C.
Ph: (86) 532 8386 4585 / Fax: (86) 532 8386 2246

CHINA – SHANGHAI

5th Floor, Tian Hong Building, No. 80 Xian Xia Rd, Chang Ning District, Shanghai, 200336, P.R.C.
Ph: (86) 21 6233 9700 / Fax: (86) 21 6233 9005

CHINA – SHEKOU / SHENZHEN

Room 2207, CNPC Tower Hotel, No. 1110 Nanshan Road, Nanshan District, Shenzhen, 518054, P.R.C.
Ph: (86) 755 2652 8055 / Fax: (86) 755 2652 8050

CHINA – SHENYANG

Room 4-2-2-2, No. 31-1 Aomen Road, Shenyang, 110031, P.R.C.
Ph: (86) 24 2360 5306 / Fax: (86) 24 2360 5306

CHINA – SUZHOU

6-401C, Tian Xiang Garden, No. 368 Su Ya Lu, Suzhou Industrial Park, Suzhou 215021 P.R.C.
Ph: (86) 512 6296 3976 / Fax: (86) 512 6296 3976

CHINA – TIANJIN

No. 907, Building 2, Heng Wa Mansion, Da Gu Road, He Xi District,Tianjin, 300202, P.R.C.
Ph: (86) 22 5838 3028 / Fax: (86) 22 5838 3026

CHINA – WUHAN

Room 605, Tower C, 2008 New Yangtse Plaza, No. 2 Youyi Avenue, Wuhan, 430060, P.R.C.
Ph: (86) 27 8737 2052 / Fax: (86) 27 8722 8720

CHINA – WUXI

Shanghai, P.R.C.
Ph: (86) 1330 151 5072 / Fax: (86) 510 8584 3722

CHINA – XIAMEN

8C Huang Da Mansion, No. 28, Hou Dai Xi Road, Xiamen, Fujian, 361004, P.R.C.
Ph: (86) 592 531 3471 / Fax: (86) 592 531 3475

HONG KONG

18/Floor C.C. Wu Building, 302-8 Hennessy Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong
Ph: (852) 2574 6204 / Fax: (852) 2575 1907

INDIA – BANGALORE

1189/C, 13th Main, HAL II Stage, Indiranagar, Bangalore 560 008, Karnataka State, India
Ph: +91 80 4052 2222 / Fax: +91 80 4126 9269

INDIA – CHENNAI

No 19,Vellaiyan Road,Ground Floor, Kotturpuram, Chennai, India, 600085
Ph: (91) 44 4306 6993 / Fax: (91) 44 4208 7975

INDIA – DELHI

L-5, Ground floor, Chittranjan Park, New Delhi, India, 110019
Ph : (91) 11 4715 7800 / Fax: (91) 11 4651 6983

INDIA – HYDERABAD

1st Floor, Plot # 287 A, 8-2-293/82/L287/A, Road No. 12 Banjara Hills, Hyderabad, India 500 034
Ph: (91) 40 6610 1198 / Tel/Fax: (91) 40 4262 7676

INDIA – MUMBAI

23 Sangeeta, 6th Floor Tagore Road, Santacruz (W) Mumbai, India 400054.
Ph: (91) 22 6773 9797 / Fax: (91) 22 6773 9700

INDIA – PUNE

603, Sixth Floor, South Wing, Sacred World, Wanowrie, Pune – 411 040
Ph: (91) 20 4004 6993

INDONESIA

Building #208, Cilandak Commercial Estate JI. Raya Cilandak KKO Jakarta 12560 Indonesia
Ph: (62) 21 789 2033 / Fax: (62) 21 789 2034

JAPAN

No. 2 AB Building, 6th Floor , 1-17 Roppongi, 3-chome, Minato-ku Tokyo 106-0032, Japan
Ph: (81) 3 3589 6666 / Fax:(81) 3 3589 0420

KOREA (SOUTH)

5/F, J Tower, 373-35, Sindang-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea 100-840
Ph: (82) 2 2234 3383 / Fax: (82) 2 797 3386

MACAU

Rua de Xangai, No.175, Edif.A.C.M, 8 Andar K & 19 Andar A, B, Macau
Ph: (852) 2574 6204 / Fax: (852) 2575 1907

MALAYSIA – KUALA LUMPUR

No. 4, Jalan Pengarah U1/29, Hicom-Glenmarie Industrial Park 40150 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
Ph: (60) 3 7805 4322 / Fax: (60) 3 7805 3766

MALAYSIA – PENANG

Unit 8-3-13A, Sunny Point Tingkat Batu Uban, 11700 Gelugor Penang, Malaysia
Ph: (60) 4 660 2194 / Fax: (60) 4 660 2195

PHILIPPINES

Unit 3, 1st Avenue, Manalac, Taguig Metro Manila 1604, Philippines
Ph: (63) 2 838 1761 / Fax: (63) 2 838 8190

SINGAPORE

54 Pandan Road Singapore 609292
Ph: (65) 6398-8588 / Fax: (65) 6265 0245

TAIWAN

13F-4, No. 141, Sec. 1, Keelung Road, Xinyi District, Taipei City 110, Taiwan R.O.C.
Ph: (886) 2 2749 4420 / Fax: (886) 2 2749 4039

THAILAND

207 Soi Saeng Uthai, Sukhumvit 50 Road Kwang Prakanong, Khet Klongtoey Bangkok 10110, Thailand
Ph: (66) 2 742 9890/2 / Fax: (66) 2 741 4089

U.A.E. – DUBAI

Warsan Tower #501 TECOM, PO Box 125478, Dubai, UAE
Ph: (971) 4 454 2724 / Fax: (971) 4 454 2726

U.A.E. – ABU DHABI

Airport Road, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Ph: (971) 50 211 6629

VIETNAM – HANOI

Suite 821, 8th Fl., Vietnam Trade Union Hotel, 14 Tran Binh Trong St. Hoan Kiem Dist., Hanoi, Vietnam
Ph: (84) 4 3941 0805 / Fax: (84) 4 3941 0807

VIETNAM – HO CHI MINH CITY

8th Fl., Thien Son Bldg, 5 Nguyen Gia Thieu St. Dist. 3, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Ph: (84) 8 3933 0065 / Fax: (84) 8 3930 5889

ALBANIA

Rruga “Unaza e Re” pas Eurodrin, TIRANA
Ph: +355 2345 814 / Fax: +355 4820 1716

ARMENIA

Komitas Avenue 32, Apt 42, 375012 YEREVAN
Ph: +374 1027 7597 / Fax: +374 1027 7597

AUSTRIA

Eitnergasse 5, 1230 VIENNA
Ph: +43 1 865 4706 / Fax: +43 1 865 4708

AZERBAIJAN

Ismail Qutkashenli Str. 99/16 Baku AZ 1073
Ph: +994 12 447 4346 / Fax: +994 12 447 4346

BELARUS

86-149 Matusevicha Str. 220017 Minsk
Ph: +375 29 6577 880 / Fax: +375 17 205 7722

BELGIUM

Jan Baptist Vinkstraat 9 B-3070 Kortenberg Brussels
Ph: +32 2 757 9285 / Fax: +32 2 757 9379

BOSNIA – HERZEGOVINA

Put zivota 14 71000 Sarajevo
Ph: +387 33 525 143 / Fax: +387 33 525 143

BULGARIA

kv Orlandovtzi Blvd First Bulgarian Army “№ 22, Sofia
Ph: +359 2 9366203 / Fax: +359 2 9367214

CROATIA

14. Podbrezje 19 10020 Zagreb
Ph: +385 98 284 721 / Fax: +385 1 6555 280

CZECH REPUBLIC

161 00 Prague 6 – Ruzyně U silnice 949
Ph: +420 2 3331 3154/55/58 / Fax: +420 2 3331 3156

FRANCE – LYON

Quartier Violesi RN 8, 13320 Bouc Bel Air
Ph: +33 820 821 464 / Fax: +33 820 821 463

FRANCE – MARSEILLE

Quartier Violesi RN 8, 13320 Bouc Bel Air
Ph: +33 820 821 464 / Fax: +33 820 821 463

FRANCE – NICE

Quartier Violesi RN 8, 13320 Bouc Bel Air
Ph: +33 820 821 464 / Fax: +33 820 821 463

FRANCE – PARIS

515 Rue Helene Boucher, BP.124 78531 ZI Buc Cedex PARIS
Ph: +33 1 3920 1400 / Fax: +33 1 3956 3028

FRANCE – STRASBOURG

Quartier Violesi RN 8, 13320 Bouc Bel Air
Ph: +33 820 821 464 / Fax: +33 820 821 463

FRANCE – TOULOUSE

Quartier Violesi RN 8, 13320 Bouc Bel Air
Ph: +33 820 821 464 / Fax: +33 820 821 463

GEORGIA

5B Chavchavadze I Lane 0179 Tbilsi
Ph: +994 502 107 384 / Fax: +99 574 691

GERMANY BERLIN

Hauptstrasse 7 14979 Grossbeeren/BERLIN
Ph: +49 33701 21 3 / Fax: +49 33701 21555

GERMANY – FRANKFURT

Philipp Reis Strasse 3 D-65795 Hettersheim
Ph: +49 6190 8993 (0) / Fax: +49 6190 3160

GERMANY – HAMBURG

Wendenstrasse 130, 20537 Hamburg
Ph: +49 40 311 085 60 / Fax: +49 40 311 085 65

GERMANY – MUNICH

Lerchenstr. 26-28 80995 MUNICH
Ph: +49 89 143 8650 / Fax: +49 89 14 386571

HUNGARY

Szallito UTCA 6 1211 BUDAPEST XXI
Ph: +36 1 888 6750 / Fax: +36 1 277 2877

IRELAND

Damastown Industrial Park, Mulhuddart, Dublin 15, Ireland
Ph: +353 1 809 7032 / Fax: +353 1 809 7001

ITALY – MILAN

Via B. Zenale, 82 20024 Garbagnate Milanese (Milan)
Ph: +39 02 9955 649 / Fax: +39 02 9953 055

ITALY – ROME

Via Cristoforo Sabbadino, 2B 163 00148 Ponte Galeria, Roma
Ph: +39 06 6500 4000/06 6500 4173 / Fax: +39 06 6500 4191

KAZAKHSTAN

103 Furmanova, 8th fl, office #836, 050000 ALMATY
Ph: +7 727 272 52 51 / Fax: +7 727 266 7594

KAZAKHSTAN

23 Mirzoyan St, ASTANA
Ph: +7 717 252 3000 / Fax: +7 717 252 3000

KOSOVO

Dragodan, Fidanishte Rr. Elbasani nr. 4 PRISTINA
Ph: +389 232 15340 / Fax: +389 232 15360

KYRGYZSTAN

Kievskaya 107, 2nd Floor 720001 Bishkek
Ph: +996 312 613 863 / Fax: +96 502 574597

LUXEMBOURG

Allée de la Poudrerie, L-1899 Kockelscheuer (B.P. 2356, L-1023 Luxembourg)
Ph: +352 484422 / Fax: +352 402979

FORMER YUGOSLAC REP. OF MACEDONIA

164 St., No.46, 1000 Skopje
Ph: +389 2 3215 340 / Fax: +389 2 3215 360

NETHERLANDS

A. Einsteinweg 12 2408 AR Alphen aan den Rijn
Ph: +31 172 44 79 79 / Fax: +31 172 44 79 74

MOLDOVA

10/1, AP. 26, Studentilor Str. MD 2045 CHISINAU
Ph: +373 22 321893 / Fax: +373 22 321 893

POLAND

Ul. Geodetow 172 05500 Piaseczno/WARSAW
Ph: +48 22 701 71 71 / Fax: +48 22 701 71 77

PORTUGAL

Centro Empresarial Sintra-Estoril, Armazém Q Estrada de Albarraque – Linhó, 2710-297 Sintra
Ph: +351 219 245 050 / Fax: +351 219 240 170

ROMANIA

Str. Migdalului No 36-38 Sector 6 060592 Bucharest
Ph: +40 21 220 11 68 / Fax: +40 21 220 70 43

RUSSIA

UL. Novocheremushkinskaya 61 3rd Floor/117 418 MOSCOW
Ph: +7 495 933 52 32 / Fax: +7 495 937 95 33

SERBIA

Visnjicka 51, 11000 Beograd
Ph: +381 11 2970 997 / Fax: +381 11 2970 997

SLOVAKIA

Agatova 22 841 03 Bratislava
Ph: +421 2 5263 2447/9 / Fax: +421 2 6428 7813

SPAIN – BARCELONA

Victor Pradera, 20- Nave 3 08940 Cornellá de Llobregat BARCELONA
Ph: +34 934 753 382 / Fax: +34 917 990 107

SPAIN – MADRID

Via de las dos Castillas nº 33 Atica nº 7, E- 3, 2ª planta MADRID
Ph: +34 91 799 22 22

SWITZERLAND – GENEVA

Chemin Grenet 18, ZI. De Mouille Galand 1214 GENEVE-VERNIER
Ph: +41 22 939 1000 / Fax: +41 22 939 1010

SWITZERLAND – ZURICH

Im Langhag 9 8307 Effretikon/ZURICH
Ph: +41 52 355 3636 / Fax: +41 52 355 3637

TURKMENISTAN

Av. The Hero of Turkmenistan, Atamurat Niyazo 122 B, 744000 Ashgabat
Ph: +99 312 431 833 / Fax: +99 312 431 844

UK – ABERDEEN

Augusta House, Woodburn Road, Blackburn, ABERDEEN, AB21 ORX
Ph: +44 1224 790 000 / Fax: +44 1224 791 900

UK – LONDON

Central Way, Park Royal LONDON NW10 7XW
Ph: +44 20 8961 4141 / Fax: +44 20 8965 4484

UKRAINE

3-g Promislova Street, Kiev 01013 UKRAINE
Ph: +38 044 228 7370 / Fax: +38 044 576 7370

UZBEKISTAN

Ul. Okkurgon, 21, 3rd Floor, # 5 100052 Tashkent
Ph: +998 71 235 3547 / Fax: +998 97 111 3547

Netherlands

Moving to The Netherlands? We make it easy.

Santa Fe Wridgways Moving Services: Experts in International Moving

Moving to the Netherlands

The Netherlands is becoming an increasingly popular destination for those wanting to experience a different lifestyle and culture. With the vast majority of residents riding bicycles instead of travelling by car, there are plenty of opportunities to see all that The Netherlands has to offer. If you need to travel further than your legs can take you there are public transport options that will get you right around The Netherlands, and even to most other European countries.

Whether you are moving to The Netherlands for the family and/or career opportunities or the fantastic lifestyle, Santa Fe Wridgways will ensure you and your precious belongings arrive in The Netherlands safe and sound. Let us take the hassle and stress out of your international relocation.

Many Australians move to various European countries each year and you can too, with Santa Fe Wridgways. With extensive experience moving individuals and families household items across the globe for over 125 years, leave the hard work in our very capable hands as we move your most treasured possessions safely to The Netherlands.

Contact us today or get a FREE quote for your move to The Netherlands.

Santa Fe Wridgways Complete Moving Service to The Netherlands

Now you’ve made the big decision to relocate to The Netherlands, but knowing the best time to move, what to take and how to get there can be daunting to consider without the right assistance. This is where your dedicated Santa Fe Wridgways team is here to help! We will keep you updated on the progress of your personal delivery throughout the transport process and be available to answer any questions or queries you might have along the way.

From the professional packing to managing the secure transport of your household goods to insurance, customs and quarantine clearance, and even unpacking your cartons at the other end, we do it all. We specialise in transporting not only your precious personal goods and vehicles but your much-loved pets too.

Other aspects you might face like purchasing or renting a home, arranging passports and visa and immigration documentation, school search programs for the kids and more can also be arranged by our Santa Fe Relocation team.

Sea Freight and Air Freight Delivery from a Global Moving Company

We provide all of our customers with a complete door-to-door moving service from Australia to Amsterdam, The Hague, Utrecht, Rotterdam, in fact anywhere in The Netherlands.

Part of the Santa Fe Group, spanning Asia, Europe, the Americas and the Middle East; Santa Fe Wridgways is part of a global network with 96 offices in 47 countries. This means your personal goods are handled by Santa Fe Wridgways experienced team every step of the way. We are experienced in all aspects of transporting personal and household goods, both domestically in Australia and around the world.

Broad air freight and sea freight transport options are available to suit you. We can handle any size move; from a just a few boxes to a large family home.

5 Reasons to Move to The Netherlands:

Attractions – from the canals of Amsterdam to the Keukenhof Gardens, there are plenty of sights to discover in this beautiful country.

Cuisine – The Netherlands is home to some of the most delicious meals, and produce some of the finest quality dairy products in the world – think of the possibilities for dessert!

Education & Healthcare – the education and healthcare systems are far superior to those in many other countries.

Transportation – The Netherlands boasts a fantastic public transportation system, with trains running at all hours of the day and night. Such a close proximity to other European countries means that you could be in another country within a 2-hour train ride, perfect for holidays and weekend getaways!

Work-Life Balance – the people of The Netherlands are some of the happiest in regards to their work-life balance – forget staying back to finish off that last task you had to do today – your boss will leave right on 5pm and you’re expected to as well!

Moving services

When you are moving home, it isn’t simply enough to just take your possessions and move them to another home. There are a lot of other details that need addressing during your move, such as moving your pets, the insurance and cleaning. Our removalist teams are on hand to assist with all of these aspects of your move in Australia regardless of whether you are moving interstate, locally or even internationally.

Insurance

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Secure Storage

Whether you need long term or short term storage, we have you covered.

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Packing

Let us make your move easy with our team of experienced packers.

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Unpacking

Settle into your new home without the stress, by using our friendly unpacking team.

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Cleaning

Make your next move a breeze and ask about our cleaning services.

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Vehicle Transport

From cars and bikes, to boats and more! We’ll move your vehicles wherever they need to go.

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Pet Transport

Give your furry friend a smooth transition to their new home with our range of pet relocation services.

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IMMIGRATION UPDATE – AUSTRALIA

IMMIGRATION UPDATE – AUSTRALIA

Update on Sponsorship Obligations

The Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) has recently announced updatedamendments to sponsorship obligations.

The two obligations which cause most concern to employees and their assignees are thereturn travel costs and showing equivalent terms and conditions. Please find below anextract from the revised Policy that details how and when records of these obligations mustbe kept.

Return travel costs

Regulation 2.82(3)(a) applies to standard business sponsors, religious worker sponsors,special program sponsors or a party to a work agreement and requires that the person mustkeep the following records:

The Department considers an independent person is a person who is free from influence orauthority of the sponsor, who can establish the correctness of a record on the basis of thepresented facts.

All of the records must be kept in a reproducible format. No record needs to be kept for morethan five years.

Equivalent terms and conditions of employment

Regulation 2.82(3)(c) applies to standard business sponsors or a party to a work agreementand requires that the person must keep:

The following records must be maintained in a manner capable of being verified by anindependent person:

The Department’s position is that cash payments are generally not capable of being verifiedby an independent person. If a sponsor chooses to pay sponsored persons in cash, theonus is on the sponsor to ensure that they keep records of such payments. To avoid anydoubt, sponsors are strongly encouraged to use salary payment methods such as ElectronicFunds Transfers.

Please contact Jane Simpson for further information.

Jane Simpson
NSW Manager, Relocation Services
Tel: (61) 2 96457700
Email: jane.simpson@wridgways.com.au

IMMIGRATION UPDATE – AUSTRALIA

IMMIGRATION UPDATE – AUSTRALIA

Significant Investor Visa

On 24 November 2012, Australia introduced a significant investor visa category.

This category is being introduced as a new stream within the existing business innovation and investment (provisional) visa category subclass 188 which was introduced on 1 July 2012 and offers applicants a clear pathway to permanent residence. Apart from satisfying the usual health and character requirements, applicants applying under this category will be required to invest AUD 5,000,000.00 of their own capital into complying investments in Australia for a minimum of four years.

There are a number of benefits for applicants under this new visa category including:

In this regard, complying investments include:

Applicants may hold investments in each of the above investment options in any proportion and may also change between the complying investments provided they meet specified reinvestment requirements.

To qualify for permanent residence apart from maintaining their investments in Australia, applicants are only required to physically reside in Australia for 161 days over a four year period and this can be extended by two further periods of two years each.

Applicants under this significant investor visa category will require sponsorship by the State Government in the State of Australia where they intend to reside before being eligible to formally lodge an Immigration Application.

Please do not hesitate to contact Ivan Chait (Registered Migration Agent No: 9253612) at ivan.chait@wridgways.com.au or Jane Simpson at jane.simpson@wridgways.com.au for further information.

Thinking Relocation? Think Santa Fe.

Santa Fe provides the full range of relocation services to support businesses with international interests from diverse industry sectors. Santa Fe is conveniently located in 52 countries with 122 offices globally and offers holistic relocation solutions to support businesses and relocating employees.

Last year, we handled 110,000 relocations globally. Our core services are Immigration, Moving, Relocation, Real Estate and Records Management.

We make it easy.

Interstate & International Removalist Company Get Connected With Your Relocation – Download Santa Fe’s NEW Mobile App Today!

Have your entire relocation at your fingertips, like never before. Download the new FREE Santa Fe Relocation Mobile App today!

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Santa Fe’s new App is designed for relocating individuals and provides a wealth of information and interactive features to make your relocation easy. Receive instant access to a broad range of useful tools including:

Get Connected With Your Relocation, Download The Mobile App Today!

Santa Fe’s Relocation App is available now and completely FREE to download via Apple’s iTunes App Store or Google Play. Simply search “Santa Fe Relo”.

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5 Reasons to Store your Goods

It is inevitable that there will come a time in our lives when we will need to part with and store our precious household items for the short or long term.

The top 5 reasons people need storage are:Wridgways container loading boxes for storage

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Buying a Home Overseas – 5 Points to Consider

Buying a house overseas handing keys over to ownerYou might be buying a home overseas to live in, as an investment, or even as a holiday home. Whatever the reason, there are certainly a few key points you will need to consider prior to this commitment, aside from style of course! Spend time to consider these 5 points:

  1. Firstly, you will need to know what you intend to do with the house you’re purchasing. This will help determine where you choose to buy, the type of property and how much you’re willing to spend. For example, if looking to buy a home to live in yourself, you will most likely be led by your emotional responses to the area and look of the home, more so than the price. Having a firm idea of why you want the property and what you want to get from it in the long term will make it easier to narrow your search.
  2. Before you start looking at individual properties, make sure you are 100 percent sure about the country and region you’re looking at. Whether you’re intending to live in the property or not, it’s always better to have visited the area beforehand. If possible, spend time researching and speaking to locals or other foreigners who live in region. Check out local town halls, restaurants, sports facilities etc. Always look into the property market in the area your considering. Is the value of housing going up or down and are there any factors which could significantly alter the value of your property over time?
  3. When purchasing a property, it isn’t uncommon to experience delays and unexpected additional costs. Therefore, knowing exactly how you’re going to be funding your purchase is important. Before you make any firm decisions, determine a realistic budget. Factor in all costs; this includes things like getting the utilities connected and the furnishing / decorating for your property. In the event of an emergency, it is always handy to have back-up funds for a flight home. Having an idea of the average cost of a flight just in case will help you set aside funds for this. (more…)
Moving to Australia – Get a feel for the Aussie way of life!

So you’ve read all the important serious information relating to your move to Australia, such as information on Moving to Australia and Australia Information.

But here is a more-relaxed, view on the Aussie way of life and a peek into the Aussie culture.

So what about the day-to-day Aussie lifestyle stuff, we would say ‘how about having a crack’ at learning a bit more about the ins and outs of the Aussies, how we speak and what we do.

Australian flag

 

Australia prides itself in its multiculturalism, but, despite the large number of different languages spoken, the predominate language is English. The problem is that the Australian variant of English could be considered quite ‘slangy’ and somewhat abbreviated at the best of times. A new arrival may initially struggle to make sense of a conversation given we offer an array of typical Australian Slang in the vast proportion of our dialogue.

But don’t fret, us Australian’s are a good humoured bunch and will happily help you on your way if you’re lost or confused – just be wary of the sprinklings of our sarcasm, we don’t even realise we do it at times and it is completely harmless mate!

Our accents can be thick with Australian idioms, but you’ll soon notice that we seem to abbreviate a great deal of our chatter, here are a few examples:

Aggressive = Agro

Afternoon = Arvo

Barbeque = Barbie

Breakfast = Brekkie

Electrician = Sparky

Chicken = Chook

Cockatoo = Cocky

Budgerigar = Budgie

Good day = G’day

Can of beer = Tinnie

Honestly = Struth

See you later= See ya

Perfect =

Spot On!

Well done = Goodonya!

Hello =

G’day Mate

Tomato Sauce =

Dead Horse

Mosquito = Mozzie

Blow Fly = Blowie

Bricklayer = Brickie

Carpenter = Chippy

Sunglasses = Sunnies

Woman = Sheila

Australian = Aussie

Ambulance = Ambo

 

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