Emigrating to Australia

Area: 7,692,024 km²
Residents: 25,324,713 (April 05, 2019)
Population density: 3.3 E / km²
Form of Government: federal, parliamentary monarchy
System of Government: parliamentary democracy
Neighboring countries: (New Zealand, New Guinea, Indonesia)
Capital: Canberra
Language: English
26.6% Roman Catholic,
20.7% Anglicans,
20.7% members of other Christian churches,
0.3% Jehovah’s Witnesses
Road network: 915,000 km (left-hand traffic)
Currency: Australian dollar (AUD)
1 AUD = 100 cents
Exchange rates:
1 EUR = 1.57 AUD
1 AUD = 0.64 EUR
1 CHF = 1.45 AUD
1 AUD = 0.69 CHF
(rate from 01/14/2021)
Telephone area code: +61
Time zones: UTC + 8, UTC + 9: 30, UTC + 10, UTC + 10: 30 and UTC + 11
Mains voltage: 230 V
Seasons: are opposite to those of the northern hemisphere

  • Spring: Sep. until Nov.
  • Summer: Dec. to Feb.
  • Autumn: March to May
  • Winter: June to August

In 2020, 1,599 Germans officially emigrated to Australia and 2,019 returned to their homeland. Within the 10 years from 2010 to 2019, 33,542 Germans officially emigrated to Australia and 26,462 moved back to Germany. This page gives an overview of the country and immigration. We go into detail on the following pages.

Australia is one of the most important emigration countries for Europeans. People from over 110 nations live here. The mild climate, the relaxed attitude to life and Australia’s economic strength contribute to this. The multicultural diversity in Australia has created an unusually high awareness of social tolerance. Visit cellphoneexplorer for Australia Individual Adventure Trip.

92% of the population are of European (mostly British and Irish descent) and 7% of Asian descent. Notable European countries of origin are Italy (916,121), Germany (898,674), Greece (378,270), Poland (170,354) and Croatia (126,270). The Asian immigrants come mainly from China, India, Vietnam, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. 79% of the population speak Australian English. Around 2% of the population speak either Italian or one of the Chinese languages.

The lifestyle, shaped by the western character, shows no differences whatsoever to the way of life of Western Europeans or North Americans, especially in the big cities such as Sydney and Melbourne. About 90% of the population of Australia live in cities, especially in the large centers on the southeast coast, in Tasmania and in the greater Perth area. The center of the country is almost deserted.

As a tourist, you can find everything in Australia that makes a stay in this vast country an unforgettable experience, and business travelers also have a number of import and export opportunities in the trade, industry and service sectors. Many Germans live around and in Adelaide, Queensland, Melbourne and Sydney.


The following visas are available for taking up work and / or immigration:

  • Working Holiday Visa for people between 18 and 30 years old for vacation and work
  • Skilled Migration Visa for people who are younger than 45 years and have the appropriate qualifications
  • Business visa for business people who have been doing business in Australia for at least 2 years
  • Retirement Visa for financially independent retirees 55+ who can make a long term investment in Australia
  • Partner visa if you have a partner who is an Australian citizen

Due to the flexible visa system, there are other ways to fulfill your dream of emigrating. On the page immigration regulations you will find detailed information for your emigration as well as professional immigration helpers.

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Special features and advantages at a glance

  • Stable economy
  • Uncomplicated free economy
  • Foreigner friendly
  • High immigrant satisfaction
  • Peaceful
  • Nuclear power free
  • High standard of living
  • Low population density
  • Great variety of flora and fauna
  • Pleasant climates by the sea
  • Lots of immigration opportunities

What to do before emigrating

You certainly don’t want to forget anything and plan and organize everything in good time. The article “ What should be terminated and returned when you emigrate ” is a useful help. In some cases it makes sense to take removal goods with you. On the other hand, this is often not worthwhile or you need some things, such as your car, until the end. In addition, one would like to sell such valuables as possible at a good price.

Depending on where you live, it is advisable to obtain a non-binding offer for the car purchase. Auto-Sofortkauf.ch, for example, is a serious provider for German-speaking Switzerland. For French-speaking Switzerland, we can recommend achat-de-voiture.ch. The vehicle is picked up at the desired location and paid for immediately in cash.


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