Moving to Sydney

On this page we have grouped links to information of particular interest to people planning to move to Sydney.  Sydney is a large city with big differences between areas – living in the western suburbs, eastern suburbs and the North Shore are very different experiences. Commuting to work can be time-consuming with congested roads and public transport so it’s worth doing a lot of research before you move.

Entry Visas etc

  • Australian Immigration
    • Fact Sheets
    • Information for migrants and refugees
    • Information for –
      • Workers for professionals and other skilled workers seeking work or business in Australia
      • Migrants People moving permanently to Australia or returning from overseas
      • Visitors Tourists, working holiday makers, people visiting family or friends, or visiting for business or an event
      • Students People studying or seeking study, training, or skills development in Australia. Education agents and providers
      • Employers Employers who sponsor skilled people to work in Australia
      • Applications & Forms Online and printable applications, information forms and booklets
      • Humanitarian Information for people seeking assistance under the refugee and humanitarian programme
  • Australian Customs Service
  • Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service
    includes info on taking your cat, dog or other animals into or out of Australia
  • Medicare Information Kit for new arrivals translated into 19 languages. This website contains important information about Medicare, the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme, Australian Childhood Immunisation Register, Australian Organ Donor Register and Family Assistance Office. Find out about your entitlements to Medicare, how to get a Medicare card, how to enrol your children on the Immunisation Register, how to become an organ donor etc.


Cost of Living



Moving to a new city or country can be difficult without support. These contacts may be of use to you. Advice offered on newsgroups and mailing lists may not be reliable. Please seek professional advice when needed.

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