This 2016 Third Edition of The Immigrant's Guide to Living in Australia has been revised, improved and expanded to provide you with the complete 'how to make it' in Australia. Whether you are planning your journey or seeking information about a future move to Australia, this book answers all your questions and provides you with tips on how to make the change easier and more successful, such as:
• What do I take with me on the plane and who will meet me at the airport?
• What New Zealanders coming to Australia need to know.
• What should I look out for when renting a home or apartment?
• How expensive is it to rent a house or apartment in in Melbourne, Sydney or Perth?
• What are real estate prices in Melbourne and Sydney?
• How do I go about buying my first home and what traps should I avoid?
• What is the salary structure in Australia as compared to my home country?
• How do I go about finding a job?
• What is the status of women in Australian society?
• Until I find a job, are there any unemployment benefits I would be entitled to?
• Will I have to undergo military service in Australia?
• How does the Australian taxation system operate?
• How does the banking system work, and how do I get an introduction to a bank?
• What child care facilities are there if both parents work?
• What is the cost of education in Australia?
• Can I send my child to a private school if I have the means?
• With the high cost of medical care today, is there a national health scheme?
• How to buy a franchised business.
• What is the Australian attitude to household pets?
All this and much, much more, including the most up-to-date statistics are covered in this handy book.
About the Author:
Hymie Zawatzky understands what it means to be an immigrant - to leave one's homeland and embark on a journey to an unknown destination. He and his wife arrived in Australia from South Africa in 1979 and settled in Melbourne. He is the son of immigrant parents who left Europe in the 1920s for South Africa. As a qualified and experienced chartered accountant (FCPA) he was able to establish himself in Australia. Later he moved on to start his own consulting company specialising in the retail and property industry.
The process of immigration and assisting new migrants is one of his special interests. This led him to serve on the steering committee of the Ethnic Council of Victoria and to establish a new ethnic radio station in Victoria. Presently nearly every ethnic group broadcasts on radio.
He is the author of Australia the Immigrant's Guide to Retail, Retail Survival in Tough Time and The Retailers' Guide to Lease Negotiation and Administration, all of which are available for review on his web site www.placeofbooks.com.
His practical and theoretical understanding of Australian finance, his own experience in immigrating, plus a great deal of research, has given him an ideal background to writing this book.