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First steps after arrival


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Old 06-14-2011, 02:57 PM
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First steps after arrival

Hello all,
I am not sure if there is a similar thread somewhere (I did search) so if there is one simply point me to it.
Now, I have my skilled migrant visa 175 and I am gonna buy my ticket to Sydney soon. I am trying to cover the basics, so I need to know, after I set foot in the airport, what are the first things I am to do
  • housing: can I find housing online and book/pay online or do I need to stay at a hotel or something while I look when I am there.
  • do i need to contact officials there when I arrive? who/when/where
  • TFN?
  • Medicare?
  • Do you recommend I stick to public transportation or get a car/bike?
  • Can I open a bank account directly? Are there any prerequisites?
  • How long do you estimate before I can find a job ( I am a software developer .NET)
  • Anything else you can think of

If you could provide a detailed list it would be appreciated.


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Old 06-15-2011, 05:26 AM
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Hi there,

Read all the information you need on the DIAC site here:

Settle in Australia

Read all of the links too. This is very thorough and should cover all of the major things you need to know about settling in Australia.

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