5 Things to do after arriving in Australia
Moving into a new country is difficult, especially to a country like Australia where you know little about the country and its people. Don't worry, here are 5 important things to do after you get to Australia.
Buy sim cards
You will have a lot to do in your first few days, and many phone calls to make!
A pre-paid SIM card can be brought directly from the airport and we recommend you to do the same as soon as you finish security clearance.
Get your Tax File Number (TFN)
Starting, or looking for, work is the reason many of you are moving to Australia. The sooner you have your Tax File Number, the better! If you don’t have a TFN before you start working, your employer is required by law to tax you a massive whopping 46.5%. Save yourself the money and the hassle and get your TFN before you start work
Buy a Pass for Public Transport
Traveling by Uber and cabs can be expensive and with excellent reliable public transport in every city, one needs to buy travel pass to get around. Depending on your location, you need to buy the appropriate pass and recharge it with sufficient amount.
Find Somewhere to Live
Hostels and hotels are fun, but they are very expensive to live full-time, especially in Australia. It is thus advisable to sort out somewhere to live as soon as possible. Renting can also be expensive in some parts of Australia, so it’s best to start off with a house-share until you you can afford.
Singup to Medicare
A Medicare card allows you to receive medical treatment for free or at a reduced rate, so it could save you a lot of money if you do fall ill. To apply for a Medicare card you will need to have Your passport, A valid visa, And, you may also need to provide identification showing you are enrolled in your country’s national health scheme.
Visit the Australian governments Medicare website for more information on how to apply for a Medicare card.
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