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Moving Abroad

Moving Abroad is where we share everything you need to know about moving abroad. Checklists, tax implications, and hints and tips to support your relocation.


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Latest Tax Articles

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Capital Gains Tax on Main Residence For Australian Expats - Aussie Expats to Be Hit!

We reported in May, that as a result of the 2017 Australian federal budget, there would be some pending changes to capital gains tax on the main residence for foreign residents and Australian expats (Australians living abroad). At the time,…
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2017 Federal Budget Implications for Australian Property Investors

A couple of weeks ago, the Australian federal government handed down its 2017 budget, and there were a number of implications for Australian property investors and Australian expats.  In this article, we review the budget implications for Australian…
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2017 Australian Federal Budget - Implications For Aussie Expats

The 2017 Australian Federal Budget has been released, so we've scanned the documents and summarised some of the key implications for Australian expats.  In short, there are a number of negatives for Australians living abroad. Investment…

Latest Relocation Articles

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Tips to save money when moving abroad

Tips to save money when moving abroad   You’ve made the decision to move abroad, now comes the planning and preparation. For the smart traveler, getting things right in advance is the key to success. Make sure that your research is…
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Travelling internationally with your pet - Frequently asked questions

Travelling internationally with your pet?  We get a few handy hints to help you get prepared from one of Jetpets resident vets - Katherine. Travelling internationally with your pet - frequently asked questions Q: What top tips would you…
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Tips on taking medication overseas when you travel abroad

Taking medication overseas can literally be a matter of life or death, so it’s essential to pay real attention and plan ahead if you require regular medication when you move or travel abroad. Tips on taking medication overseas when you…

Latest Healthcare Articles

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How to protect yourself from Deep Vein Thrombosis on long plane journeys?

You may hear the term ‘deep vein thrombosis’ when flying and your airline may even recommend certain in-flight exercises to prevent it from happening to you on long plane journeys. But do you even know what deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is,…
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5 reasons why expats choose IPMI

You’ll miss it when it’s gone. We might take it for granted - but it’s worth remembering that the Australian healthcare system is consistently ranked as one of the world’s best. If life abroad is on the cards, the “little differences”…
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The Reciprocal Health Care Agreement - Should Australians Abroad Rely On Them?

Australia has entered into a reciprocal health care agreement with a number of countries which enable Australians to receive essential medical treatment when overseas. What countries does Australia have a reciprocal health care agreement…

Latest Banking & Money Transfers

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How to automate your overseas loan repayments

If you need to make overseas loan repayments , then there are options that allow you to automate the international money transfers, get good exchange rates and low fees, and potentially lock in the exchange rate for a fixed period. Many Australians…
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What currencies can I save on when transferring money internationally?

Transferring money internationally can be a big money spinner for banks with high fees and uncompetitive exchange rates.  Online foreign currency dealer, OFX, deals with over 55 currencies for transferring money internationally and will help…
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Why I don't use my bank for money transfers to Australia

One of my biggest annoyances after moving overseas was the amount of money banks gouged every time I wanted to make money transfers to Australia, with their ridiculous fees and poor exchange rates.  I then discovered there were better options. After…

Latest on Renting Your Home

Australian tax implications of renting out your primary residence
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Australian tax implications when renting out your primary residence

The tax implications when renting out your primary residence are generally good for Australians moving overseas.  Find out how renting out your primary residence when moving abroad impacts you. 1. Capital Gains Tax Most people are aware that…
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5 Things to Do Before Renting Out Your Property in Australia

Before renting out your property in Australia (whether you are moving out of the family home or you have bought an investment property), there are a number of things you should do to ensure you maximise your rental returns. 1. Attend to…
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Rental Property Depreciation - Are You Maximising Your Tax Deductions?

Are you maximising your tax deductions in Australia by claiming rental property depreciation on your investment properties?  Thousands of Australians are missing out on legitimate tax deductions because they are unaware of their entitlement…

Moving Abroad Archives


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Medicare Implications For Australian Expats

July 29, 2015/by Craig
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Tax Issues Australians in The Netherlands Should Know

January 10, 2017/by Craig
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2017 Federal Budget Implications for Australian Property Investors

May 22, 2017/by Craig
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Should you be taking pets overseas from Australia when moving abroad?

March 27, 2017/by Australian Expat Investor Contributor

Update on HECS Debt Repayment Obligations For Australians Living Overseas

April 10, 2017/by Craig
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What to consider if you plan to retire abroad from Australia

February 6, 2017/by Craig
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More Things You Can Do To Show You Really Are A Non-Resident For Australian Tax Purposes

November 9, 2015/by Craig
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Expat Engineer Deemed Not an Australian Resident For Tax Purposes

August 12, 2015/by Craig
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Managing Foreign Currency Risk When Investing in Property

June 8, 2016/by Craig
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4 Financial Surprises For Australians Living Abroad

September 21, 2016/by Craig
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Are Your Money Transfers Being Reported to the Australian Government?

December 3, 2015/by Craig
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Should you worry about how you complete your Australian outgoing passenger card and incoming passenger card?

December 3, 2015/by Craig
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International Health Insurance For Australian Expats

August 20, 2015/by Craig
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What are the best options for transferring money to Australia?

March 8, 2016/by Craig
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Australian Greens Oppose Changes to Student Debt (HELP Debt) Repayment Obligations For Australian Expats

November 12, 2015/by Craig
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Survival Language: 5 ways to fit in a like a local

February 12, 2017/by Australian Expat Investor Contributor