In Australia, particularly Melbourne and Sydney, we thrive on the attitude of “work to live, not live to work’. Australia has been described as “the lucky country” and offers a high standard of living with world-leading education and health systems, as well as a stable economy. The legal industry in Australia is thriving with Australian firms merging with international firms and forming more Asia Pacific alliances.
Australian legal firms are divided by size into four categories:
- The large 6 national law firms and new international players
- Mid tier firms
- Boutique; and
- Small firms and sole practitioners.
Kaleidoscope Legal Recruitment deals with the above firms in terms of partnering with them to provide recruitment services for support staff. The roles that we recruit for range from junior legal administration jobs to senior legal secretary and legal executive assistant vacancies, working in generalist positions as well as in specialised areas of law.
Different Visa Options are available depending on how long you plan to stay and whether or not you will be sponsored by your employer. For a comparison chart please click here to be directed to the Department of Immigration and Citizen website.
If you are not sure what Visa you need you can complete the following questionnaire from the Department’s website.
If you are between 18 – 30 years of age you can apply for a Working Holiday Visa or Work and Holiday Visa depending on which country you are from, these Visa’s enable you to work in Australia for a period of 12 months, for more information click here.
If you have gained an Australian Citizenship you have no working restrictions.
New Zealand Citizen – No Restrictions
Great news to our neighbours over the Tasman Sea, New Zealand citizens are able to enter Australia to visit, live and work, without the need to apply for a Visa, for more information click here.
Kaleidoscope Legal Recruitment would love to hear from you if you are looking for a temporary role in Australia and you have already obtained a relevant Visa, providing that you have the necessary experience and skills to meet the expectations of the roles we have available and are already on the ground here or about to arrive . Generally speaking, our temporary positions require people who do have experience under their belt as you will be expected to hit the ground running from day one on the job.
As specialist legal recruiters, we know the Melbourne and Sydney legal industry well and can provide you with the advice you need to make an informed decision about where to go next.
LIVING IN AUSTRALIA
Finding a rental property can take some time, so it is a good idea to start early. If you are looking to buy property it would be a good idea to speak to real-estate agents that specialise in the properties in your preferred location. There are many websites that advertise homes to rent or buy, a good start would be https://www.realestate.com.au/.
Of course there are many other things to do when moving to Australia, for a comprehensive guide please click here to be transferred to the “Beginning a Life in Australia” booklet, which details what you should do soon after arrival from where to go for help, transport and education to childcare.