You have probably heard of friends or relatives planning to move to Australia, but you might be wondering if that would be a good move for you as well, especially if you are currently living in a country that doesn’t provide all the opportunities you are looking for. Australia is a developed country with a population of over 25 million that has been very welcoming to migrants over the years, plus it offers many well-paid jobs and a high standard of living. The climate in Australia is pretty hot and it’s affected by the ocean currents, the country also has a lot of beautiful landscapes and attracts many visitors each year. If you’re wondering whether moving to Australia with your family is a good option for you or not, I am going to talk about a few reasons that might just convince you.
1. Quality of life
There is no doubt that the people of Australia enjoy a high-quality life. Compared to its size, Australia has a low population and that results in more fresh air and less pollution. If there is anything that usually comes up when Australians are mentioned, it is their laid-back way of living so expect to have a more relaxed life with less hassle and stress. The UN ranked Australia as the second-best country in the world back in 2015 by its quality of life based on education, economic, and life expectancy data. All that combined with Australia’s beautiful scenery makes Australia an irresistible choice when it comes to choosing a country as your home.
2. Free or subsidised healthcare system
The primary way Australian citizens or permanent residents access health care in Australia is called Medicare. It covers hospitalization and medical costs for public hospitals, and that can be very helpful for bigger families. Medicare specifically covers:
- Subsidised or free treatment by health professionals such as specialists, doctors, optometrists, and in specific circumstances other allied health practitioners such as dentists.
- Free accommodation in public hospitals.
- 75% of Medicare schedule fees for private patients in private or public hospitals
3. Great education system
Australia offers free or subsidised primary, secondary and tertiary education. It has been ranked in the top 10 countries with the best education systems and there is no doubt that Australia has always had a good reputation when it comes to the quality of education. Australia has many reputable schools and universities, plus the government-run primary and secondary schools are free. Australia’s education system doesn’t just focus on academic results as it also puts an emphasis on students’ behaviour, performance in sports, etc. All this makes Australia a great option for those looking to move forward with their education, or those that have children that are still going through primary or secondary school.
4. You can become a citizen
As a permanent resident, you can eventually qualify to become an Australian citizen. One of the disadvantages of moving to certain countries like Malaysia could be that they don’t offer permanent residency or citizenship, but with Australia that will not be the case. If you are a permanent resident and have children born in Australia they can apply for citizenship even if you don’t qualify yet.
5. The Australian economy
Australia has one of the strongest economies in the world, and you can probably already tell that by the value the Australian dollar carries around the world. The currency in Australia is so strong that many people from less developed countries work there and send money back to their home countries. The minimum wage in Australia is pretty high compared to other countries, so it doesn’t matter if you’re working 9-5 in a restaurant or working as a professional, you’ll still be able to rent a house and buy your food.
6. You can bring your parents
If you are an Australian permanent resident or citizen you can bring your parents to temporarily or permanently live in Australia. Australia offers six categories of parent visas some of which are the Contributory Aged Parent visa, the Non-Contributory Aged Parent visa and the Temporary Parent visa.
There is so much more that can be said about the beautiful land of Australia, but the above points should be enough to make anyone consider moving there. What do you think? Have you had any friends or relatives that have lived in or visited Australia? What would they tell you about Australia?
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