Many Australians are hopping across the ditch and moving to New Zealand from Australia, and there are a range of reasons why. From job opportunities to family connections, New Zealand has plenty to offer.
Top Reasons to Move to New Zealand:
Family and Friends:
As New Zealand is located only a short 3-hour plane ride away, you may already have family and friends living there. This makes it an easy decision to relocate to New Zealand if you wish to be closer to friends or loved ones. Australia is still close enough to visit regularly if you do move, so you never feel like you’re too far from home.
New Zealand has a bustling tech scene, as well as a competitive creative and film industry, providing a range of lucrative job opportunities for those with the right skills. Game development is also a hot industry in New Zealand. Many of the big cities are actively trying to lure tech talent to New Zealand, so now could be the right time to make your move.
New Zealand has a very diverse landscape packed into quite a small space. You could be snowboarding down a mountain and just two hours later be surfing at the beach. Outdoor activities are never far from the big cities either, with the capital city, Wellington, boasting mountain biking tracks and a golden sand beach just minutes from the CBD.
New Zealanders embrace their Maori heritage, from the haka before sports matches, to traditional singing, dancing and cooking. Children also learn basic Maori in the classroom to ensure the language lives on through generations. Kiwis also love to show off their creative culture; including performing arts, street art, cultural festivals and more.
Requirements of Moving to New Zealand From Australia:
Being an Australian permanent resident or citizen, you won’t need any type of visa to be eligible to live and work in New Zealand. You’ll only require a visa if you are in Australia on a temporary visa.
You can claim the Australian aged-pension in New Zealand if you were eligible for this in Australia as part of the Social Security Agreement. Or, you may be eligible for Kiwisaver, New Zealand’s Retirement Savings Scheme, when you begin your first job in New Zealand.
If you intend to stay in New Zealand longer than two years, you will be eligible for publicly funded health care. If you do not intend to stay that long, you will pay the full, non-subsidised rate for health care.
How to Move to New Zealand From Australia:
New Zealand’s proximity makes it an ideal destination for shared container services, one of the most cost-effective international relocation options. Our network of Moving partners throughout New Zealand provides for cost efficient and timely moving.
Moving to New Zealand from Australia may seem like an easy task as it’s just across the ditch, but it is still an international move, and one that should be thoroughly planned. So, what are your options?
Full container loads (FCL) – the fastest mode of sea freight. Your goods are loaded into the container by themselves.
Shared container loads (Groupage) – for the budget conscious. Your goods are loaded into the container with other goods (you share the shipping cost). Transit times are longer than FCL in order to make up full loads.
Less than full container loads (LCL) – ideal for small shipments that need to be sent immediately. Your goods are wrapped and secured in a wooden crate and loaded with other goods into a container.
Airfreight – You can’t get it there any quicker than this. We use a modular carton pack to eliminate the spare space that you will be charged for by the airline. Our design is a market leader in way of security and cost effectiveness.
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