Live in Australia

All the information you need to know to come and live in Australia in one place.

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We wanted to compile everything you need to know to live in Australia in one place, from the visas you can apply for to the cost of living, including the main characteristics of the climate.

Our goal is to make everything clear from the beginning so that you know what to expect on the other side of the world and avoid surprises. Ready?

1. Why live in Australia?

If you need more reasons to convince yourself that Australia is one of the best countries in the world to live in, here are the most important ones for us:


Quality of life is top-notch

This reason should be written in capital letters as it encompasses all others. One fact says it all: Australia is the country with the best quality of life according to the 2016 OECD ranking. Quite something.

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Growing economy with high salaries

Australia has been one of the countries in the world least affected by the global crisis. Its unemployment rate has not exceeded 6% for many years (before the crisis in Spain, we had 8%), and its minimum wage is one of the highest in the world, at 23,306 euros annually.


Few countries are safer than Australia

It is one of the safest countries in the world, with very low crime rates. In addition, the possession of firearms is not allowed.


World-leading education system

Australia is one of the best countries in the world to study, with an innovative education system and home to some of the most prestigious universities globally.


Robust healthcare system

The Australian healthcare system is public and free for its citizens and permanent residents. Additionally, it is one of the most advanced in the world in terms of innovation and research.


It has the city with the highest quality of life in the world

Melbourne has topped the ranking of the best cities to live in for several consecutive years, and other cities like Sydney, Gold Coast, or Perth are not far behind. Its cities are comfortable, with low pollution, well-connected, and with great weather.


Australia is a multicultural nation

Australia is a multicultural country. Workers and students from around the world are attracted by its high quality of life and numerous opportunities. Because, above all, that’s what Australia is: a land of opportunities. This means that diversity is part of the nation’s everyday life, and everyone coexists without any problems.


Nature in its purest state

If you enjoy the outdoors (and who doesn’t!), you’ll love it doubly here. Australia has endless corners to explore where you’ll feel like the first person in the world to visit them for surfing, going on a road trip… Here, you’ll find a perfect setting for whatever you feel like doing!

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    2. Cost of living

    The cost of living in Australia is quite high, but salaries are proportional and allow you to handle it perfectly, even if you are a student working part-time (24 hours/week).

    To give you an idea, these are the three main expenses you will have to face, and they will largely determine the cost of your stay in this land: accommodation, transportation, and food.


    Accommodation price

    This is one of the costs that will depend a lot on the city you live in and the type of accommodation you choose: it’s not the same to live in a shared room in an apartment as in an individual one.

    To give you an idea of the prices for individual rooms, in Sydney, a room can cost you between $250 AUD and $350 AUD, depending on whether you are in the city center or on the outskirts. In Melbourne, you can find rooms between $250 AUD and $380 AUD, also depending on whether you prefer the center or the surroundings. On the other hand, in cities like Gold Coast or Perth, you will find rooms between $190 AUD and $290 AUD per week in very well-located areas.


    Public or private transportation

    In Australia, public transportation is very good, and you can move around the city by bus, metro, and tram. However, some cities are cheaper than others, such as Melbourne, where tram transport in the city center is completely free.

    Our advice is always to try to buy a second-hand car, especially for those weekends when you want to get away. Besides, there is so much buying and selling activity that when you leave, you can sell it almost at the same price you bought it for.

    On the other hand, it is also highly recommended to buy a bicycle or a scooter, as it will save you quite a bit of money, especially on short trips.


    Food expenses

    If you really want to save money, avoid eating out and learn to cook. Supermarkets usually have happy hours with very aggressive discounts. Coles, Woolworths, and Aldi are the most well-known in Australia. Take advantage of these moments to do your shopping and prepare lunch boxes to take to work or school! They often offer these deals late in the afternoon.

    Keep in mind that not everyone eats the same, but if we had to say how much you could spend per week on your supermarket shopping, it would be between $60 AUD and $90 AUD. A tip to save even more money on food is to share expenses with a friend.

    3. Australian Lifestyle

    Australians take life very seriously, and that’s why they don’t limit themselves to work alone: they go out, laugh, surf, live, fall in love… There is time for everything, and life in Australia has a pace that allows you to balance.

    In Australia, you can enjoy a laid-back lifestyle that allows you to meet new people and engage in activities such as surfing, exploring nature, visiting new places, trying different food… Oh, and enjoying the events we organize every month at Dingoos, of course!

    Want to know more about Australia?

    Keep reading and discover everything you need to know about studying, working, and the types of visas in Australia.


    We want you to get to know Australia. Therefore, we'll tell you about its main characteristics, what its cities are like, and some curiosities about the country that will leave you speechless. Let's go Australia!

    Study in Australia

    Studying in Australia is not the most difficult thing in the world, but it's not as easy as waking up one day with the idea of "today I feel like going to the other side of the world for six months, I'm going to pack my bags."

    Work Australia

    Australia is a very safe country, with unstoppable economic growth for over 25 years, offering plenty of opportunities and advantages for those who want to come and grow professionally and personally.

    Visa Types

    At Dingoos, we are experts in Australia, and we will accompany you at every step to help you decide which visa suits you best. Once you have a clear idea, we will assist you with all the procedures to make it so easy that you won't even notice.

    4. Types of Accommodation

    In Australia, there are as many types of accommodations as there are budgets and lifestyles: from a backpacker (similar to a hostel and perfect for your first days, and if you come with Dingoos, /alojamiento/) to a student residence, a shared apartment, or staying with an Australian family while working as an au pair.

    Our recommendation regarding accommodation is not to start looking until you arrive in Australia. There is so much available that you will find something secure, and it’s also better to visit them in person.

    5. Climates of Australia

    Australia is so vast that the climate differs greatly from the east to the west or from the north to the south. To give you an idea, the farther south, the colder it gets, and the farther north, the hotter. For example, Melbourne can be cold in winter, while the Gold Coast is quite temperate, and Cairns is even more so.

    In essence, there is a tropical, subtropical, desert, tropical climate. If you love rain, you’ll find a place where it rains every two or three days. If you prefer the sun, you can live in one of the sunniest cities in the world. Whatever you want! Still, when you talk to your Dingoos guide, they will inform you in detail about the climate of each city based on the time of year, making it easier for you to choose the destination that suits you best.

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    6. Requirements to Live in Australia

    It all depends primarily on your goal, as the first thing you will have to do is apply for a visa depending on the time you want to spend in Australia and what you plan to do here. But don’t worry, because Dingoos will help you get it thanks to our team of experts in Australian visas.

    Our advice is that if you want to study and work at the same time to earn some money, the Student Visa is the way to go. However, as we will see later, there are many other visas you should consider based on your goals and the time you plan to spend in Australia. Still, we want you to know a little about the main advantages of this visa, as it could become your best option.


    What does the Student Visa allow me to do?

    With this visa, you can come to Australia to study and work for a period longer than three months and for the entire duration of your course (plus the holidays you are entitled to and some extra time). So, in addition to studying, you can work part-time (24 hours/week) to cover your expenses and a few trips.

    Another advantage of this visa is that you can also bring your partner, who can apply for a partner visa and work full time.


    Requirements to obtain the Student Visa

    Here comes the best part because you won’t need to have a minimum level of English, nor will your age be a factor, as you can apply regardless of your age.

    The Student Visa is the easiest to obtain! You just have to enroll in a course accepted by the authorities.

    7. How to Migrate to Australia for 3 Months?

    If you want to migrate to Australia for 3 months or less, your best option is the Tourist Visa.

    • What does the Tourist Visa allow you to do? As the name suggests, this visa only allows you to travel and not work under any circumstances.
    • Requirements for applying for the tourist visa: If you are coming from Spain, this visa is straightforward to obtain as you can process it directly online through eVisitor. It is free, and you only need your passport.

    8. How to live in Australia for 6 Months or 1 Year?

    If your plan is to live in Australia for 6 months or 1 year, you have two main options: the Student Visa or the Work and Holiday Visa.

    Both visas allow you to work, although they have their peculiarities. For example, the Work and Holiday Visa does not allow you to work for more than 6 months with the same employer, and the student visa allows you to work 48 hours every two weeks.

    On the other hand, the main difference lies in the requirements. To obtain the Work and Holiday Visa, you must be under 35 years old and demonstrate a minimum level of English through an official certificate, while the student visa does not require any language or age requirements regardless of your nationality.

    There is also the issue of available slots, where the student visa does not have a limited number of slots, while the Work and Holiday visa does.

    Our advice is that if you are thinking of coming for 6 months and then decide to renew, you will have to pay the visa fees again. Still, if you enroll in a course for a more extended period, you will save money when it comes time to renew your visa. Keep this in mind because it happens to many of us

    9. How to live in Australia for 1 to 4 Years?

    If you want to migrate to Australia for one to four years, the ideal visa is the Temporary Skill Shortage visa (482), although it is a visa that has its difficulties and very specific requirements.

    • What does the TSS allow? Working in Australia for 1 to 4 years, bringing your family with you, and entering and leaving Australia as many times as you want during that period.
    • Requirements to obtain it: To come with this visa, an approved Australian company will have to invest in you and complete all the paperwork and application to the Australian Government. Also, your profession has to be one of those required by the Australian Government, and depending on what it is, you can opt for more or less working time.

    10. How to Live in Australia Indefinitely?

    If your dream is to stay in Australia forever, your option is the Skilled Visas for Australia, and there are mainly two types:

    Skilled Nominated visa (190)

    • What does the SN Visa allow? Living and working in Australia as a permanent resident.
    • Requirements: You will have to be invited by an Australian state. Here is all the information about the Skilled Nominated Visa.

    Skilled Independent Visa (189)

    • What does the SI Visa allow? Working in Australia with permanent permission and applying for Australian citizenship.
    • Requirements to obtain it: Your profession must be one of those eligible by the Australian Government, have professional experience, a very good level of English, and be under 45 years old, among other criteria. Here is all the information about the Skilled Independent Visa (189).

    Frequently Asked Questions

    What is it like to live in Australia as a Spaniard?

    First of all, you need to know if you want to emigrate to Australia to study, work or simply go tourism.

    You may also be wondering how much money you need to live in Australia, but we can tell you that Australia is among the countries with the best quality of life in the world.

    Take a look at this detailed article on the types of visas in Australia or write to us, we will advise you for free!

    Tipos de visados en Australia

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    Going to live in Australia sounds great, so don’t worry, because we have compiled the main advantages of living in Australia so that you can take a look at what life is like in Australia for immigrants and find enough reasons for you to want to come. to live in Australia as soon as possible!

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    Cities to live in Australia

    Do you already have a favorite city? If you're still unsure, "no worries," we provide a list here so you can learn about the main characteristics of each.

    How do we help you at Dingoos?

    In a thousand ways and more, but to give you an idea, here are just some of the personalized and completely free services we can offer you.

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    Visa processing

    We handle your student visa so that you don't have to fill out a single form. All we'll need is for you to pay the fees and provide us with some documents, such as your ID and passport.

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    Enrollment in school

    We'll help you find the course that best suits you in the city that interests you the most, and we'll take care of managing your enrollment.

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    Integration in Australia

    We'll be waiting for you upon arrival and will welcome you as one of our own. We want you to feel part of our community from your first day in Australia and become a member of our #DingoosFamily.

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    Student Support

    People come to Australia to learn, grow, make new friends, and do thousands of things for the first time. Coming to Australia means living intensely, and for us, it will always be a luxury to do it by your side.

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