Property information sites:

To see suitable properties to purchase before you migrate:

www.Citylifeprojects.net

Information sites:

www.Australianpropertycentre.com

 E-BOOK ON INVESTING "The Foreign Investors guide To Australian Property Investment

 Bringing money in:

Amounts of $10,000 or more must be declared on arrival. For forms and further information, visit the Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC) website.

Find out if the company you would like to use is approved by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC)

You can see what Australian Money (notes and coins) looks like on the Reserve Bank of Australia website.

The Reserve Bank of Australia is an active participant in financial markets, manages Australia's foreign reserves, issues Australian currency notes and serves as the banker to the Australian Government.

Some of the major Australian banks are:

ANZ Bank
Commonwealth Bank of Australia
National Australia Bank
Westpac Banking Corporation

 Visit the Yellow Pages or True Local to find more - including some financial institutions that specialise just in savings accounts or home loans.

You can also find most of the banks in Australia through the Members Link on the Australian Bankers Association website

A range of financial services information can be found on the Financial Services Institute of Australasia website

Understanding Money is an Australian Government website that is well worth a look. Infochoice allows you to compare interest rates and features of many Australian financial products -

See the Credit and Debt section of the Consumer Affairs Victoria.

For more complex requirements, seek the services of a qualified financial adviser. They should be registered with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) and also a member of their national body (Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA) or the Association of Financial Advisers (AFA) and have Professional Indemnity Insurance. 

ANZ Bank
www.anz.com.au

Association of Financial Advisers (AFA)
www.afa.asn.au

Australian Bankers Association
www.bankers.asn.au


Australian Competition and Consumer Commission
www.accc.gov.au


Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC)
www.asic.gov.au


Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC)
www.austrac.gov.au

Banking and Financial Services Ombudsman
www.abio.org.au


Commonwealth Bank of Australia
www.commbank.com.au


Consumer Affairs Victoria
www.consumer.vic.gov.au


FIDO
www.fido.gov.au


Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA)
www.fpa.asn.au


Financial Services Institute of Australasia
www.finsia.edu.au


Infochoice
www.infochoice.com.au

National Australia Bank
www.national.com.au


Reserve Bank of Australia
www.rba.gov.au



True Local
www.truelocal.com.au

Understanding Money
www.understandingmoney.gov.au


Westpac Banking Corporation
www.westpac.com.au


Yellow Pages
www.yellowpages.com.au