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Relocating to Australia

Looking to move abroad? Relocating to begin a new job is a life changing decision, whether you are just moving cities, or half way around the world to a different country.

For some, the dream of experiencing a different culture and learning a new language could be the motivation. For others, it might just be the desire to seek out a better lifestyle, a warmer climate, to advance career prospects or find a higher paying position.

For future career prospects, it is often accepted that those who are internationally mobile have an advantage. Relocation can spur a more rapid rise up the career ladder than those who need to stay in a specific location. The iGaming industry offers a wide variety of opportunities to be part of a diverse workforce in successful international companies.

Regardless of what your reason is to relocate, just know that there are advantages and disadvantages, and ultimately it comes down to personal circumstances. Plus, be sure to remember your reason for moving when it comes time to packing up your life and embarking on your new one. It will get you through the uncertainty and anxiety you may experience making such a big decision, and of course, as you adjust to your new surroundings when you arrive at your chosen destination.

Moving abroad can most definitely be one of life’s major stresses, but keeping your eye on the prize will help you deal with it.

Perhaps you currently live in the UK, and you’ve been contemplating a move Down Under? It’s a dream that many living in dreary Ol’ Blighty have thought about at some stage or another. Australia is the land of white sandy beaches, crystal blue oceans, wide-open fields, long sunny days, kangaroos and koalas, and bronzed Aussie bodies. Who wouldn’t be attracted to that visual? Australia is the land of opportunity, the ultimate ‘sea change’.

Plenty of Britons are choosing to leave UK shores and head for a life overseas in search of higher wages and a better quality of life. If you’ve personally decided to join them, how do you turn that seed of an idea into reality?

When it comes to gaining residency, any British or EU citizen can move freely within the EU to live and work. However, if you are relocating further afield, to Australia for example, that means going through visa applications.

If you are moving to a job with the help of your current employer, it will be easier than if you are moving to search for a job once you land. You should receive all the relocation support and financial assistance necessary to smooth the way for you. Should you choose to brave Australia’s tough immigration laws flying solo, then be prepared for a labor intensive and lengthy procedure involving plenty of paperwork and added costs.

We expect that you’ll have plenty of questions running through your head by now. Here’s just a snapshot of the concerns you might have before making the leap:

  • Should I have a job lined up before I go?
  • How do Australian salaries compare to the UK?
  • Do I need a visa to live there? Do I need a permit to work? How do I get one?
  • Can I open a bank account legally?
  • How easy is it to find accommodation, and how much can I expect to pay?
  • Where are the best schools, and how much do they cost?
  • What are the tax issues I should expect to face?
  • If I’m moving for a job, can I expect relocation assistance from my employer?
  • How does the cost of living compare to the UK?

Fortunately, if you’re relocating to Australia to work in iGaming, the vast majority of companies in the industry pay market-leading salaries for their respective locations.

Tax can be complicated, and is dependent on individual circumstances, child allowances etc., but there are several online guides to tax in the major gaming locations.

These questions, and many more are likely to crop up before and during your relocation process. So, it makes perfect sense to seek guidance to ensure a smooth transition. While moving overseas is exciting, we’re sure you would agree that it’s important to be well informed about your chosen destination.

We can’t guarantee that the road to your overseas career nirvana will be 100 percent stress-free. But, we can help to make the journey as organised and informed as possible, and life really is great when a career decision leads to a better lifestyle; a move to Australia could be just the ticket if you’re looking to re-discover a better work-life balance.

So, we invite you to get in touch with our recruitment advisors to seek insightful assistance and get you started on your next adventure. Contact us now for further information on how we can help.

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