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Moving to Australia?

You're not alone! Kiwis are moving to Australia in record numbers each year.

Tasman Jumper is a free website built by a couple of Kiwis who moved to Melbourne. The goal is to provide simple, easy to read content that's full of practical advice. We'd love to hear your story about moving between Australia and New Zealand - your advice may help others in their move!

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House hunting

Renting a house in Australia

Whether you're looking to Flat, Rent or Buy a house, the most important thing is to make sure you look around at a range of properties. The competition can be fierce so it pays to keep your options open.

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Finding a job

Employment in Australia

If you are a New Zealand citizen, you are legally able to work in Australia without having to apply for a special working visa. You can even kick-off your job hunt while you're still in NZ.

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Money matters

Banking Australia

While the currency in Australia isn't that much different to back home, it's still a good idea to familiarize yourself with a few things and open a bank account before you leave.

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Australia Medicare

Healthcare works a little different in Australia to how it does in NZ.

Read up on Medicare and find out how you can apply for a card to get your medical costs refunded.

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Taking your pets

Dog Australia

Don't forget about the small and furry members of your family! Generally, all cats and dogs may enter Australia from New Zealand but there a few things you need to do in preparation.

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Taking your stuff


Shipping your personal items to Australia is not a cheap task. Read up on your options and find ways to save yourself some money.

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Drivers Licences

Driving in Australia

Driving in Australia is almost exactly the same as in NZ but you will still need to get yourself an Australian licence. We've put together a guide to show you what you need to do - depending on the state you move to.

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