Healthcare: You might actually have to take care of this before you arrive in Australia – as it’s required that you have some sort of health insurance to process your visa. McKay went with Medibank’s health insurance for 457 visa holders which costs about $200 a month. Australia provides its citizens universal health care via Medicare so employers don’t often provide health care benefits. I have an Aussie passport so I am covered under Medicare, and since I work for an American company now, they cover private health insurance for both of us, but this will depend on your employer.
Any other tips for future ex-pats that I’m missing? Leave them in the comments!