A new country can be a little overwhelming. Whether you come here on holiday, to study or to work and live, this section provides you with useful information about Australia and Sydney in particular.
One of the first things you have to deal with on your way to Australia is getting the right visa. No visa is no entry. This part of the website will give you more information about the different types of visas and for more information you can always contact the Consulate General in Sydney, the Australian Embassy in the Netherlands or the Immigration Office closest to your location.
Finding work and housing are next on the agenda. Please look at the appropriate sections for more help in those departments.
If you come here with children, you want to make the right choice in regards to what school to sent your child(ren) to. This choice will influence the choice where you will live as well because many schools only take children from the area or suburb. If you want your child(ren) to continue to learn Dutch, in Sydney you can attend the Dutch school the Kangoeroe for 2 hours after school per week.
Even though Australia is a Western country, there are many differences with life in the Netherlands. For one, life is lived much more outdoors and in general life is pretty laid back. What differences you experience will depend largely on where you live in Australia. Dutchlink is a Sydney based organisation and our information is mostly limited to living in Sydney. On the different pages of this part of the website, you will find as much information as possible about culture, food and things to do in Sydney.
If you have any more information to share about living in Australia, please sent and email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the title WEBSITE INFORMATION and it will be updated as soon as possible.