Here are some key things you’ll need to consider when relocating from interstate or overseas to Victoria.
When moving to Victoria, you may want to rent, buy, or find short-term accommodation.
If you need short-term accommodation until you can find something more permanent, your options can range from serviced apartments to hotel and motels. You might like to consider Deakin’s short-stay accommodation, which is situated on or close to our campuses.
Renting a property gives you the flexibility of familiarising yourself with towns and suburbs before deciding where you'd like to live. Rental properties and costs vary widely across Victoria's towns and suburbs. How much you can afford will be a key factor in choosing where you live and what style of home you live in.
If you’d like to buy, try looking at other property prices that are for sale in your preferred area for comparison. You’ll also need to consider the costs associated with purchasing, legal advice and conveyancing, applying for a home loan and whether you're eligible for any grants through the government.
Useful websites to learn more about renting and buying properties are Realestate.com, Domain and Homesales.
Child care and early learning
If you’re relocating with a young family and require child care we suggest you look into what type of child care you’re seeking and the costs associated. Childcare options can range from community childcare centres to in-home care. If you’re looking for child care close to work, Deakin has on-campus, independently run childcare centres at Burwood, Waurn Ponds and Warrnambool.
The Australian Government MyChild website has search options for different types of child care, and advice on how to find and contact childcare providers throughout Australia. The Victorian Government's Parent and caregivers and Live in Melbourne's Education and child care websites have useful information about early childhood services and the Victorian education system.
Finding the right school for your child can be challenging when moving to a new state or country. It can also depend on whether you're looking for a primary or secondary school, and is also based on the needs of your child and your family circumstances. You might want to consider:
- how far you want to travel and whether the school is close to home and work
- what facilities the school offers
- will the school support all aspects of your child's development, including social, emotional, physical and cognitive needs?
Find out more about Victorian schools