Hi, Tony & marie
I have just moved over here and found renting a property really easy, But you will need identification, Most agents use a points scheme and you have to reach 100 points to rent, Your passport with visa, driving licence (uk was ok for me), Bank account details, (easy to set up), medicare card are things they ask for. (visit medicare office with visa and passport for temporary number, card posted out in a few days). You will need somewhere to live whilst you set all this up, so holiday acomodation for about 4 weeks hopefully should be fine, you can check with Estate agents before you arrive and hopefully get pre-approved. The bond on a property is 4 weeks rent and you have to pay one week in advance. I have rented a property for 6 months to give me time to look around and decide what i want and where to live. You can get some nice properties for around $300 a week depending where you want to go. I live on bribie and for $300 a week you can live right by the water. I hope this helps.
Last edited: Jul 30, 2009