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Do You Plan on Relocating to Australia over the Christmas Period?

2019-12-04T15:34:14+00:00December 2nd, 2019|

As school starts at the end of January, many families wish to relocate prior to starting the school year, around Christmas time. This makes it one of our busiest times of year. However, being summer holidays much of Australia winds down including the real estate market. Estate agents will be shut from 20th December and [...]

Own It Award Goes to Woodhams Relocation Centre

2019-12-02T18:42:58+00:00December 2nd, 2019|

We are thrilled to share some news from our recent trip to the USA - Woodhams Relocation Centre was awarded the Own It! Award from our partners, NEI Global Relocation. The Own It! award recognizes the service partners who best exemplify the NEI business approach to providing Service Exceeding Expectations: Offering value, Winning the [...]

20 Years of Reloc8 Asia-Pacific Group: Tradition of Excellence in Destination Services Delivery across Asia-Pacific

2019-12-02T18:04:20+00:00December 2nd, 2019|

Reloc8 Asia Pacific Group celebrated 20 years of partnership as the relocation industry’s leading alliance in the APAC region. During the past 20 years, Reloc8 has built a tradition of excellence in destination services delivery across Asia-Pacific. Understanding that customers want providers they can trust, Reloc8 partners exemplify that trust through offering value, winning [...]

Visa update: Temporary Skills Shortage (TSS) visa regime

2019-04-05T02:56:52+00:00May 10th, 2018|

Backgound: Profound changes to the business visa regime were announced in April 2017, some with immediate effect and some to take effect in 2018. The Government has discontinued the sub-class 457 visa that had been in operation since 1996, and replaced it with a “Temporary Skills Shortage” (TSS) visa from March 2018. On [...]

Risk Management: A 400 visa is not a preliminary 457 visa

2019-04-05T02:56:52+00:00February 21st, 2018|

A case study Sally comes to Australia on a 400 visa [Temporary Work (Short Stay Specialist) visa] to train local staff on a new system being rolled out across the world. While Sally is here it becomes clear she is best qualified to take on the project of implementing other modules of the system, a [...]

Signing a Property Lease Before the Visa Comes Through

2019-04-05T02:56:52+00:00February 21st, 2018|

A case study Picture the scene: Geoff and Sally are on a “look-see” visit to Melbourne ahead of their planned relocation. Geoff’s new job is due to start in six weeks. They decide they like Australia and Melbourne, and fall in love with a family home costing $1,500 per week. However they aren’t the only ones [...]

Rising Short-term Accommodation Costs

2019-04-05T02:56:52+00:00February 21st, 2018|

Continuing growth in demand for short-term accommodation has resulted in upward pressure on prices. We have seen increases in recent times averaging at least 10% per year and in some cases considerably more. As a consequence budgets may need revision. Some Budgets Cannot Meet Expectations We are seeing some employers struggling to achieve acceptable standards of accommodation [...]

Australian Housing Costs – Unaffordable Interstate Relocation?

2019-04-05T02:56:52+00:00October 30th, 2017|

Volatility in sales prices in Sydney and Melbourne and greater stability in other State Capitals. Rental stability across the country except for Perth. What does this mean for employers relocating staff interstate to Sydney and Melbourne? In our August Client Alert we commented that Sydney and Melbourne rents have shown stability in recent years  despite [...]

Sydney & Melbourne Housing Costs

2019-04-05T02:56:52+00:00September 4th, 2017|

Stability in rents, volatility in sales prices. What does this mean for those relocating to Sydney and Melbourne? Sydney and Melbourne rents have shown continuing stability over the last twelve months. Sydney houses have averaged approximately 2% increase, with some areas e.g. Lower North Shore increasing by up to 5%. Melbourne houses have averaged approximately [...]