How to prepare for the move to Australia
Moving to another country with your family is such a big step, that it is easy to become scatterbrained. It is therefore important to stay ahead of your plans and to not get side tracked.
Here are some tips on how to prepare for the move to Australia
- Create that much needed checklist.
- Ensure all your documents are up to date.
- Leave nothing up to chance.
- Prepare months in advance.
- Make sure you have your international driver’s license.
- Don’t forget documents for the whole family.
- Keep all your paperwork in a very safe place.
- Remember that all your documents need to be originals and not copies.
Divide up your checklists
When it comes to knowing how to prepare for the move to Australia, the best way to do this is by creating multiple checklists.
Many people find it much easier to create a series of checklists and to work through them as opposed to only have one and having to cram unrelated things onto it. Remember these checklists can be as big or small as you need them to be.
Suggested checklists to create:
- Personal items
- Medical records
- Work documents
- Children’s items
Get support from friends and family
The move to Australia is a big one and not something you should take lightly. It is highly recommended that you get as much support and help as you can from the people who know you best.
It may also be a good idea to get advice and tips from family and friends who have moved abroad. They will be able to share with you some helpful first hand tips and tricks to make things a bit easier.
Stick to your schedule
Moving to Australia with children can be stressful for the whole family. By sticking to your schedule you will be not only be helping your children but also yourself. Maintain your old routines, such as eating meals together at the same time, keep bed time the same and maintain consistency in Australia. This will help your children to feel safe and secure.
Communicate with your family
When it comes time to prepare for the move to Australia, it is very common to experience a mixture of emotions. Remember that everyone processes and deals with things differently. Your partner may deal with the move in a different way to you. Your children may also deal with the move differently. It is very important to communicate openly with your whole family and to discuss your feelings together.