Expatriate insurance in Australia

Australia has become one of the leading immigration countries for European nationals. Here is some practical information to help you settle in Australia.

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Thinking of moving to Australia? Australia is a destination that attracts our travelers because of its vast landscapes, cultural diversity and unique lifestyle. Before you leave, it’s essential to take out suitable international health insurance to ensure you have comprehensive medical cover in case of need. At Mondassur, we understand that every expatriate has unique needs when it comes to health protection, which is why we offer a variety of insurance contracts that can be customized to meet your specific requirements while respecting your budget.

Expatriate insurance Australia Gold Nomad Expat

Our policy with good levels of cover, suitable for your expatriation to Italy.



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Expatriate Insurance Australia Gold Expat Access

Economical international health insurance tailored to your expatriation plans.



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Expatriate insurance Australia Gold Expat Safe

Health insurance with a good cover/price ratio. It offers effective cover against accident and illness.



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Expatriate insurance Australia Gold Expat Premium

Our most comprehensive expatriate health insurance plan in Italy.



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Any questions? Need advice?

Working in Australia

The easiest way to find a job in Australia is to start by avoiding the big cities. And don’t hesitate to look for a sub-qualified job, because the most important thing is to get your first job and then gain local experience.
If you’re looking for a more skilled job in Australia, you’ll need to find a company that’s looking for your type of profile. To find out more, visit the SkillSelect website. You will send an EOI (“expression of interest”), i.e. you will indicate your interest in a work visa.
Employers can then use this database to search for the profiles they need. You may also need to apply for recognition of your skills (particularly in the healthcare or construction sectors).
In the print media, jobs are published primarily on Saturdays and Wednesdays. Job offers are also published in trade and industry magazines and newspapers.

Schooling in Australia

Schooling in Australia is compulsory for 10 years. At the end of these ten years, students sit a final exam. Those wishing to enter university must continue for a further two years and take their Year 12 Certificate. French-English bilingual schools exist in most states. There are free intensive English classes to teach children English before they join a local school.

Accommodation in Australia

Accommodation in Australia is generally less expensive than in France. For a small studio, you can expect to pay around €110 per week, and for a shared apartment from €65 per person. Some locals rent rooms at more affordable rates (usually including breakfast and dinner), from €70 to €170 per week. It’s also worth noting that rent is usually paid every two weeks. Notice periods are 3 weeks. The bond is usually 4 weeks’ rent.

How much does it cost to live in Australia?

Australia currently has the 12th highest cost of living in the world, with the USA and the UK much lower down the rankings, at places 21 and 23 respectively. The cost of living in Australia is 9% higher than in the USA, but 10% lower than in London.

Driving in Australia

To drive in Australia, you’ll need your French driver’s license and your international driver’s license, valid for one year. To obtain a driving license in Australia, you don’t need to take a course, but you do need to have been in the country for more than 6 months.

Hygiene and eating habits in Australia

No hygiene problems in restaurants, markets or stores. Tap water is safe to drink.

Choosing health insurance in Australia

Taking out international health insurance is an important formality, particularly for Australia. For expatriates, there are two categories of health insurance: so-called “1st euro ” insurance and insurance to supplement the Caisse des Français à l’Etranger (CFE). Depending on your profile and criteria, we can present you with different packages tailored to your needs. So don’t hesitate to contact us and ask for our advice – we’ll be delighted to hear from you! What’s more, if you wish, you can get an immediate free quote online.

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