Renting in Australia – Before You Arrive in Oz

Prior to departing New Zealand, it is highly recommended that you arrange and book some type of accommodation for a minimum of four weeks. You will need to allow enough time for you to find employment, acquire a bank account, source a mode of transport and be successful in gaining a residential lease – four weeks won’t allow you any time to waste. Depending on the rental market at the time, you might be able to apply for rental properties from New Zealand before you leave, however you will need to have a friend who is able to physically visit the property on your behalf. If you plan to look for accommodation when you arrive, consider staying in a holiday apartment or house as they can be cheaper than staying in motels and are also a good way of determining if you like and want to live in an area.