21 Jan Reasons to Move to Australia
Australia is one of the most popular destinations in the world, both in tourism and migration. Scenic beaches, vibrant wildlife, friendly locals – Australia has it all and more. Your reasons to move to Australia will form the foundation of your dream and here we list some of the reasons why you would want to get that Visa to live and settle Down Under.
The Quality of Life in Australia
Perhaps, one of the main reasons you will have in moving to another country or continent is for a better quality of life, and Australia excels in that aspect in terms of the weather, higher quality of food, better work-life-balance, higher wages, more public holidays, and amazing diversity.
According to the British Lifestyle Magazine Monocle, featuring the 2022 ranking for Quality-of-Life global cities, 3 Australian cities landed in the Top 25, namely Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane. Many different factors are considered by Monocle as the basis for comparison, some of these are crime statistics, ambulance speed, number of bike lanes and access to nature.
Australia’s Cultural Diversity
Australia is the most ethnically diverse country in the world and is a thriving cultural melting pot. Foreigners come to settle in Australia in large numbers, making Australia a flourishing multicultural society, which makes it a focal point for artistic flairs, cuisine infusions and socialising. Artists, migrant workers, and students come to Australia to experience culture and diversity. Australia caters to this by hosting different festivities, festivals, and theatres and has a thriving street art scene that is only made more colourful due to the history of migration and the embracing of traditions from around the world.
Numerous Career Prospects
For a lot of migrants, one of the main reasons to move to Australia will be career opportunities. With a strong economy and a low unemployment rate of 3.5%, Australia is a great place to find a new job that is both, exciting and financially rewarding.
Australia has booming tourism, construction, hospitality, and agriculture industries that attract thousands of workers every year. Australia also has one of the highest minimum wages in the world at $21.38 (2022-2023 financial year) which is a by-product of its strong employment laws that ensures fair pay for hard work and exceptional employment conditions for locals and migrant workers alike. Aside from fair work conditions and high wages, working in Australia will also provide you with a generous personal superannuation fund (commonly known as a pension/retirement fund in other countries). Employers are required. By law pay a percentage of your salary into your selected superannuation fund, on top of your wages. The current superannuation rate of 2021 is 10.5% and is set to rise by 0.5% annually up to 2026.
Australia’s Strong Economy
According to IMF, Australia is set to become the world’s 12th largest economy in 2023, and while Australia is only the 14th largest country in the world, in terms of GDP and 50th largest in terms of population, the Australian dollar is among the top five most frequently traded currencies in the world and it owes its popularity from its geology and abundance of natural resources and commodities; its geography – especially in relation to Asia; and its robust government policy of stable high-interest rates and economy. Due to Australia’s stable and strong economy, there are always career and business prospects in Australia, and the reassurance that its economy is stable is one of the main reasons to move to Australia.
Australia’s Quality Healthcare System
Australia has one of the most comprehensive and efficient healthcare systems in the world and is one of the main reasons why one should move to Australia. Its Medicare system provides both free and subsided treatments, procedures and medicines to all qualified residents registered in Australia, and even foreigners who are citizens of countries who have reciprocal health care agreements with Australia, thus citizens from this country have access to some of the health benefits of Medicare while they are in Australia even on a temporary visa.