Moving internationally means more than just ensuring you have the right visa. We are here to help in any way we can. We can take care of your existing real estate property, help you find new properties in Australia, and even help you find a solution for storing your belongings while you are abroad.


Despite strict import conditions, you will be able to migrate to Australia with your cats and dogs under most circumstances. It is important to start thinking about Pet Migration early however, because it can take between 2 months to a year just to get your pet ready and certified for import.  

How lengthy and complicated the process is, will depend upon your country of residence, the detection in that country of rabies, and whether that country is approved by Australian Quarantine and Inspection Services (AQIS) for direct export to Australia despite the presence of rabies.

Pet Migration to Australia may require a lot of patience, love and commitment. We can help you feel confident that your pet will be permitted to travel to Australia, just as we can help with all the travel arrangements and paperwork required to see your pet safely on their journey to your new home. We also work with trusted kennels and boarding houses in AQIS approved countries, in the event that you are relocating from a non-AQIS approved country and your pet must reside elsewhere for 6 months before being imported to Australia.

We can provide a Pet Assessment which will tell you whether your pet is eligible to travel to Australia and under which conditions. The assessment will outline exactly what steps you need to take, and which vets are qualified to assist you in your area. It will also provide details of quarantine facilities if required. If you are interested in a Pet Assessment, or if you would simply like us to take care of everything for you, please contact us here.

It is absolutely critical that you do not attempt to send your pet to Australia without the correct permits or your pet will be destroyed upon arrival.

For information on the import of other animals to Australia, please contact us.

What to do with your Current Home?

Whenever you emigrate, there will always be the question of what to do with your existing property. The answer to this question varies from one person to another and depends, among other things, on the following:

  • How is the real estate market in your current location, and is it better or worse than the real estate market in your new location?
  • How do mortgage rates compare?
  • Will you need funds from the sale of your property to settle in Australia, or can you get by without it?
  • Do you have a sentimental attachment to the property that makes it more valuable to you than it might be for others?

At YouMoveMe we know how to ask all the right questions in order to help you make the right decision.

Once you decide, we will help you realise your decision by assisting to:

  • Find a buyer or tenant for your property;
  • Give you all the legal support you need to sell your property;
  • Manage your property in your absence, including finding tenants, signing tenancy agreements, collecting rent and depositing it to your account, taking care of any maintenance issues (such as broken pipes etc.), and finding new tenants in accordance with your needs.

Location, Location, Location

Once your visa application has been approved, YouMoveMe will help you find the perfect location for your new home. Deciding where you will live is one of the most important decisions, if not the most important decision, that one must make when immigrating.

YouMoveMe uses a network of local agents in your new neighbourhood that will help you make the right decision. We will help you find the right living area for you and your family in accordance with your needs, (such as community, schools for the kids, accessibility to public transport, accessibility to medical institutions, availability of work prospects, etc.), and we will help you to find the right property for you in your chosen location.

Everyone has questions about new neighbourhoods that they are potentially considering moving to. The professional team at YouMoveMe can prepare a detailed neighbourhood report, which will give you the opportunity to base your decision on all the relevant data.