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Do you need help figuring out what you need to do once you’ve arrived in Melbourne? This checklist could help.

You can learn a lot from the experiences of other migrants in Melbourne. So, with their help, we’ve created a checklist of some of the key things you’ll need to do once you arrive in Melbourne.

How long have you been in Melbourne? Use the links below to jump to the checklist relevant to you.

When you first arrive
Arriving safely
Set up communications
Get your paperwork sorted
Explore jobs and schools

Tip: You can find job vacancies, property vacancies and cars for sale in newspapers.

Continue your job hunting
Settle in
When you move into your new home
Settling in

Tip: Visit the website for information about how to connect utilities to your home.

Build your networks

Tip: Visit your local council office or website to find out more about social activities in your area.

Tip: Find your local library

Increase your mobility

Tip: You’ll need a drivers licence and car registration. Vehicle insurance is optional but recommended.

Tip: Visit the Public Transport Victoria website for more information.

Important documents to keep with you
Identity documents
Employment and school documents
Financial and insurance documents
Electronic records




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