If you’re planning any sort of extended travel to Brisbane, then you need to consider a number of factors. Can Do you have the necessary visa, insurance, and accommodation? Asking the following questions will help ensure that you get the most out of your trip to Brisbane:
Do I Have Accommodation Arranged?
Accommodation in Australia can be both expensive and very difficult to find, especially if you are a foreigner with no guarantor. There are various companies and agencies who can help you find an apartment or that offer rooms for both short and long-term stays. However, you can find the best deals on high-quality accommodation by doing your own research online and through networking with friends or contacts living in Brisbane. A good place to begin looking for your accommodation in Brisbane is here.
Do I Have the Right Visa?
If you are a foreigner planning to spend an extended period of time in Brisbane (or if you need to work or study), then you will need an Australian visa. Make sure you arrange this well in advance, because you won’t be let into the country without the right paperwork. More information on visas can be found at the Australian Government immigration and visa information website here.
Do I Need Travel Insurance or Other Personal Insurance?
As a foreigner living (or travelling) in Australia, you will be subject to a range of costs that Australian citizens aren’t. You will not have access to free or cheap public healthcare, and you won’t be able to claim assistance from the government if something goes wrong. For this reason, it is a good idea to take out a comprehensive travel insurance or international health insurance before you plan a long stay travel in Brisbane. Many visas will also require you to organise insurance before your application will even be considered.