So many people say ‘I wish I knew this when I moved to South Australia’. Below are some tips to get you started.
Who do you contact about your legal, accounting and wealth management needs, particularly if you are new to Australia? Below are some contacts to help you get started for personal, through to business and startup requirements.
If migrating from overseas, it best to organise a bank account before you arrive in Australia so you are able to access your money straight away. There are four major banks in Australia and a number of smaller banks and credit unions to choose from. Most banks will allow you to apply to open an account through their website using an online application form.
Transitioning to another state, let alone country, can be a very daunting experience. There are many community groups in South Australia to connect with which is a great way to start your move to South Australia.
There is a choice of government, private or community childcare services including registered childcare and early learning centres, family day care, out of school hours care, and kindergartens.
To search for a childcare centre near you please visit:
You may be eligible for financial assistance to help with the childcare and education costs. For more information please visit:
In some areas of Adelaide there is a high demand for childcare, therefore you may experience limited availability. To maximise your chances of getting childcare, we recommend that you register as soon as possible after arrival at a number of childcare centres, as waiting lists may be very long.
In South Australia, it is compulsory for children to be in full-time schooling from the ages of
6 to 16, and students aged 16 must be in an approved learning program until they turn 17. You can choose to send your children to one of the three education systems in South Australia, government, independent or Catholic schools.
For further information on schooling options and how to enrol in school please visit
Information about government schools visit the Department for Education website.
Information on private schools in South Australia please visit.
Information on how to enrol your children at school, and contribution fees that may apply, can be found by visiting the following websites.
Adelaide is the ideal place to live and study. It’s affordable, friendly, accessible, and is rated as one of the world’s most liveable cities.
With over 500 occupations available for international graduates, Adelaide is the best place in Australia to gain valuable post-study work experience.
Study Adelaide is the state government’s destination marketing agency for international education and over 40,000 students come to Adelaide from 130 countries across the world.
Study Adelaide can provide you with information about Universities, TAFE’s, Registered Training Organisations (RTO’s) and more.
The Australian health system is one of the best in the world, providing safe and affordable health care. It is jointly run by all levels of Australian government – federal, state and territory, and local. Below is information to assist in understanding our health care system.
Private health is a personal choice. If you are interested in learning more about the various private health funds available in Australia, you can be provided with comprehensive, independent private health insurance information if it is right for you.
Your Mental Health and Wellbeing is so important, in general, and knowing how to access the right support is can be overwhelming. If you require help for your mental health and wellbeing, Health Direct is a great place to start to know what you are looking for.
There are many providers to choose from when it comes to your mobile and internet options, and often, these can be bundled together to give you better rates. Choosing which provider is a personal choice, but you need to go with what suits your needs most, particularly your location, if you Work From Home (WFH), live in the city, black spot etc.
Below is a guide of some of the professional groups you can join or attend networking events in South Australia.
It makes South Australia one of the great boutique regions of the world.
You can seek the advice of a migration agent who can give you the best possible advice on options to move here. If you do not have a migration agent, below are some reference guides to help you get started.
If you are looking for employer sponsorship you are best to speak to a migration agent about this and/or Immigration SA and Department of Home Affairs.
Have you recently moved or are considering a move to South Australia. Are you time poor with managing your life admin? Busy individuals, families and business owners can benefit by using ONDA for managing your move and administration. From assisting with your move over, to setting up your accounts here, see what ONDA can do to help you.
Short term accommodation
When looking to find accommodation in South Australia, there are many options available including short term or house-sharing offerings. The benefit of short-term accommodation is that you give yourself time to work out where you want to live as you familiarise yourself in a new city.
There are websites available, so it is important to do your research to find something that suits your needs and budget. Some suggestions include:
Long term housing
Searching for a rental house or an apartment requires you to consider many factors, for example, choosing a location that you like, that you can afford and that is close to all the amenities that you and your family may require such as schools, hospitals, shops, parks etc.
To access South Australia suburb profiles please visit:
Regional Development Australia
Regional Development South Australia is the peak body for the state’s eight Regional Development Australia (RDA) organisations. You will find a link to all regions through this site to learn more about our regions.
There are truly amazing experiences in region. click here to find more about our glorious state beyond the city.
learn more about our state and destinations to visit while you are living and working here.