Moving from Singapore to Australia with Ease

Are you thinking of leaving the busy city life of Singapore and maybe opting for a more chilled out vibe of Australia?

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G’day mate! Are you ready to embark on a new chapter of your life with Sanelo? Are you thinking of leaving the busy city life of Singapore and maybe opting for a more chilled out vibe of Australia? Discover all there is to know about Australia, as well as the changes you’ll have to adapt to!

The prospect of moving to a new country may seem daunting,
but at Sanelo our main goal is to ensure you move with ease. Our experts will help make the move from Singapore to Australia simple and stress free. Giving you time to relax, explore and enjoy the new Aussie life with all family members.

Once you’ve decided to move to Australia, you need to decide where in the country you would like to call home. We have picked out our top destinations and the reasons why so many of our customers chose to live there.

Australian Cities, Sydney

Not only the capital of the country, but also the economic hub of Australia too. Sydney offers great career opportunities for anyone looking to take that next step. With its thriving business environment, Sydney is an attractive option for professionals from all walks of life.

Sydney consistently ranks high in global quality of life indices. If you are moving from Singapore with your family, you can enjoy many benefits! These include excellent living standards, high class healthcare, and efficient public services.

If you’re ready to dive into the outdoor Aussie lifestyle, Sydney is definitely at the heart of the action. You can take advantage of its numerous parks and white sandy beaches, that we’re sure the whole family will enjoy. You may even be brave enough to enjoy surfing as a new hobby, you’ll be blending in as a local before you know it!


Melbourne’s commitment to a high standard of living makes it an ideal place for those looking for a balanced and fulfilling life. It also earns the title of the country’s capital of culture, embracing diversity with open arms. This vibrant cultural scene ensures there’s always something exciting happening for every member of the family.

The city is home to world-class educational institutions. Whether you have children already, they will have access to a fantastic choice of schools and universities.

For those with families, it has a great reputation for being family-friendly too. Its numerous parks and family-oriented events make it a wonderful environment for those growing up in the city.

Living in Australia comes with many differences. To help you adjust, we’ve gathered some useful tips to make sure you don’t get surprised!

Cultural Adjustment

Australia’s laid-back lifestyle is a stark contrast to Singapore’s fast-paced urban environment. Whether it’s having a barbie (barbecue) on the beach or soaking up the sun whilst enjoying wine tasting with friends. We say, embrace the change and take the opportunity to immerse yourself in the friendly Australian culture.

Already convinced?

Weather Variations:

Prepare for a shift in climate. Singapore’s tropical weather differs from Australia’s diverse climate zones. Research the different seasons, and pack accordingly to make your family’s adjustment more comfortable.

Comparing Sydney and Singapore, you can enjoy similar temperatures to Singapore during the Aussie Summer (Nov – March). During the Autumn and Winter months, it can drop to 10 degrees. This is quite a contrast to the all round hot weather Singapore has to offer.

Healthcare and Education:

Australia boasts a robust healthcare system and world-class education. We suggest researching the healthcare options and schools in your chosen location, ensuring a smooth transition for your family.


Sadly, Singapore rental prices are particularly high, with a steep rise over the past few years. However, according to rental prices are roughly 11%* lower in Sydney compared to Singapore. The site also suggests that the mortgage rates are 2.74% in Sydney compared to only 1.88% in Singapore.

(*Data sourced from Numbeo in March 2022)

The cost of buying a property and getting a mortgage can vary depending on the size of the property. These costs may greatly influence your decision.

The Size:

This is no secret; Australia is a big country. Australia is 7.688 million square kilometres, compared to Singapore’s 728.6, it’s rather different! You might have difficulty adjusting to the size in the beginning, so take it slow and try and see it as more to explore!

When driving between cities, make sure you bring spare tires and fuel as some areas have bad cell phone service. Traveling across Australia by land can last for hours to days, and that might be something you are not accustomed to in Singapore.

How to move to Australia from Singapore

If you are considering to migrate to Australia from Singapore, be sure to check the visa applications first. You can apply for permanent residency in Australia in three different ways:

  • a family-stream permanent visa: this requires you to have a relative who is an Australian citizen.
  • a work-stream permanent visa: for those who have an employer sponsoring them or you have the skills Australia is looking for.
  • business or investor-stream permanent visa: specifically for businesses offering skills that are on the Australia skilled occupation list

We have provided a short summary of each visa option above. However, we suggest reading the Australian government website for more information before making any decisions.

Moving companies Singapore

Moving country is no easy feat! At Sanelo our main goal is to make your move as simple, stress free and easy as possible. Over 130 years ago Santa Fe relocation began, supporting businesses and organisations move across the world.

Santa Fe wanted to keep growing and progressing, so the consumer side of the business started in 2018. Sanelo carries on the legacy of Santa Fe and dedicates itself to helping individuals relocate locally and internationally.

We offer peace of mind to customers with our relocation experts that are by your side throughout your move. We also provide AI Technology through specialised third parties. This includes software which allows you to complete a home survey just by taking a few videos on your phone. We also have the latest technology that tracks your shipment across the sea, which you can access 24 hours of the day.

When making a major move, sometimes there can be a gap between when you move out and when you have the keys to your new home in hand. That’s why we offer reliable moving storage solutions, providing you with the flexibility you need during your move.


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