A couple of Aussies living in London: Part 2 – Relocating from Sydney to the UK – planning and moving checklist!

This is part 2 to a series of posts that will take you through our journey of relocating from Australia to the United Kingdom, specifically the following:

Part 1: Our story

Part 2: Relocating from Sydney to the UK – planning and moving checklist!

Part 3: Arriving in the UK. Where to live? setting up your internet, utility bills, bank accounts, National Insurance Number

Part 4: Living & Working in London. How to find work, UK Doctors & NHS, Driving in the UK, day to day shopping & transferring money to and from the UK

Part 5: Travelling Europe and how to make the best of your available time, including many travel tips!

When it comes to preparing to move across the other side of the world, it can be very overwhelming when you start to think about everything you have to do.  In this post, we provide a 90 day checklist to help you prepare for your upcoming move.

Both Jenna and I are very organised people, needless to say we had lists prepared so we could mark off each step ensuring we didn’t miss anything!

Having everything well planned and thought out will help with a seamless move overseas.  No doubt, there will be a hiccup or two along the way, but the majority of things should run relatively smoothly!  The important thing to remember is not to stress out!  Stress isn’t good for anyone and certainly won’t help your move run smoothly!  Just take a few deep breaths if it all feels a bit much and then keep going.

Moving abroad checklist

Please note, this list is a guide only, and each situation can be different depending on individual circumstances.

The best way to travel abroad is to live with the locals – Zach Braff