If you do not already have one, you need to get a passport. Don’t wait until the last minute: depending on your country, it can take a few weeks before you get your passport. Therefore, if you already owe one, remember to check the date of expiry ahead of time
Make a copy of important pages of your passport case your passport is lost or stolen in, and copies may be necessary to accomplish administrative tasks such as opening a bank account or leasing an apartment or producing to the Sydney traffic cops.
Book a flight.
The sooner you buy your tickets, the cheaper they will be. If you intend to stay in Australia for a long period as your airline company whether it is possible to let the date of your return undetermined.
Finally, it may be useful to get an international driving license.
Bank account issues
First of all, if you are leaving for an l time, you should give power-of-attorney to someone you trust to deal with your bank account while you are here.
You should also ask your banker for information on withdrawals in Australia, and on your credit card limit. Do not forget your IDs to log on to your online account; they will enable you to check your account while abroad. Moreover, you should definitely take your credit card with you.
Prepare your absence
It is also important to get your things in order at home, especially if you are leaving for a long time. Here is some Australia’s advice before your departure to Australia. First of all, your friends and family should be able to contact you: at least give them the address of your first accommodation.
You may also want to give someone you trust important information such as your bank information, in case you have a problem in Australia. Likewise, for those who
, because you will not be able to vote or pick up packages once you’re in Australia!
Your Australian luggage
Don’t be too anxious : if something important is missing, you can always buy it in Australia. Besides, it is better to travel light, especially if you are a backpacker. Airline companies set a weight limit (20 kgs to 30 kgs). Be aware of your Airline company weight limit, this could play you tricks!
The contact information of the place you will be staying in Australia, the address of the consulate or embassy in your Australian city, your IDs to access your bank account and your insurance information should be on you at all times when you travel to and in Australia. We recommend that you also bring copies of your important documents : passport, diplomas, health insurance certificate.