Guide to moving to Australia 2016
Beautiful beaches are a huge draw - but it’s a big move, so check our guide for practical advice
Between May 2008 and April 2014, 78,500 people moved from the Republic of Ireland to Australia.
Visa guide: Introduction to the most popular visa types for Irish workers, from the working holiday visa to options for longer stay, including employer and state sponsorship, permanent residency and citizenship
Finding a place to live: Overview of the property market, short-term accommodation options, average cost of renting and buying a home in each of the main cities, and how to find cheap furniture
Which city? The most popular locations for Irish people, and what they offer in terms of jobs and lifestyle
Finding a job: Introduction to the current economic climate in Australia, examining the jobs market, what skills/occupations are currently in demand and where, how average salaries compare to Ireland in certain industries, and advice on how to jobsearch
Health: Who is entitled to public healthcare, what costs are involved, and health insurance options
Education: How the education system is run by state/territory, third-level options and costs and fees for visa holders, permanent residents and citizens
Costs: How much money you should bring to get set up, the cost of living by city, an introduction to the tax system, and other financial considerations
Irish organisations in Australia: Contact details for Irish organisations, sports and culture clubs, online social networks and other useful support groups
Q&As with recent arrivals and long-term residents on their experiences living there.