There are few things you should do once get into Australia, could make life lot easier later.
As soon as you arrive in Australia, whether you are a student or skilled migrant you have to get down to many tasks that help you to settle here. The sooner you adjust to the new environment the better it will be to move on. After arriving in Australia following are the things you have to do to settle quicker.
Submit your details to the High Commission or Consulate
You should inform about your arrival in Australia and submit your contact details to the High Commission/Consulate which include name and address, the name of the university you have enrolled in, details of the course, and the duration of your stay in Australia. International students can submit their local contacts details via their University system. Universities in Australia have an arrangement on their system, so a student can update their details via their intranet system such as moodle.
Open a bank account
Keep in mind most of the employers in Australia pay you directly through bank accounts. So bank account is a must. And it is not safe to keep a huge amount of cash at home either. All you need is to have a passport to open a bank account.
Buy a mobile phone
In fact, you should have it before you arrive in Australia. If you have carried the handset from your home country, change the SIM card as soon as you land here. Make sure you use phone cards for international calls. Read More on mobile plan selection from Here.
Apply for TFN number
On arrival, apply for tax file number. In order to start working in Australia, you must have tax file number. It is a must to proclaim your income and pay taxes. It is very simple to get the one. Go to the website of Australian Taxation Office and you can apply online. If you don’t have it remember that you have to pay more tax.
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Get familiar with your rights, accommodation and education facilities
You are entitled to many rights as a student in Australia. Know about them. You can also get various education aids from the university; make an inquiry about it in the university. You should also be aware of your responsibilities before buying any accommodation for you.
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