why do people immigrate to australia
February 24, 2024

Why Migrate To Australia – Reasons People Immigrate to AU

If you get a choice to immigrate to an English-speaking country like the UK, Canada, or Australia which would you choose based on the cost of living, job security, and multiculturalism?

So here I am going to talk about one of the English speaking countries that are welcoming immigrants to be a Permanent Resident holder to settle with a family with all the requirements a person needs to secure before he lands in another country to live with family.

Migrating to Australia is becoming an attractive option for more and more people. Many people from South East Asia, the UK, and South Africa have considered moving to Australia for various reasons with many of them having heard from friends living already in Australia that the country provides many good opportunities.

As a developed country with a good reputation for being welcoming to migrants, a strong economy, many well-paid jobs, a modern lifestyle and a high standard of living it frequently is featured as one of the best countries in the world to live.

So, if you are planning to migrate soon to any foreign country, then you must be aware of the reasons why people choose to migrate to Australia.

1. Numerous career opportunities:

Due to the rapid economic growth of Australia, the number of industries has started expanding. Therefore, businesses are booming, and numerous career opportunities are available for skilled migrants.

There are serious skill shortages in Australia. If it were not for migrants, there would never be enough doctors, engineers, mechanics, and various trade people to do the essential tasks that keep the country moving. Find yourself in a regional town sometime and then you will realize how it would be if there wasn’t a doctor from India there treating you.

Considering that Australia has one of the highest and most diverse migrant intakes of any country, by far, and that Australia’s population growth has relied almost entirely upon migration for well over a century.

2. Free or subsidised education:

The Australian education system provides free or subsidized primary, secondary, and tertiary education. The Australian public education system has a good reputation for its high quality of students and learning methodologies – it must be noted that academic results are not the only factor that the Australian education system teaches, with equal emphasis on how students interact, learn, do in sports, etc. It is a more holistic system compared to its counterparts in various parts of Asia.

While English is the main language of instruction in the Australian education system, many schools offer programs in other languages and bilingual programs.

3. Free or subsidised health care from some of the world’s best hospitals:

The Medicare system in Australia provides access to a wide range of health care services, free medical care in public hospitals and lower costs for prescription medicines. Certain categories of visitors, all Australian citizens, and all eligible Australian residents can access these services after enrolling in Medicare.

4. For eligible patients medicare in Australia covers:

  • Subsidised or free treatment by health professionals such as specialists, doctors, optometrists, and in specific circumstances other allied health practitioners such as dentists.
  • Free accommodation and treatment in a public hospital for public Medicare patients.
  • For private patients in a private or public hospital, 75 percent of the Medicare Schedule fee for procedures and services.

5. Pathway to citizenship:

All permanent residents can eventually qualify to become an Australian citizen. A big advantage for migrants moving to the country is the fact that Australia recognizes dual citizenship and that children born to permanent residents in Australia can apply for citizenship even if their parents don’t yet qualify.

6. The economy and the Australian dollar:

The Australian economy is solid and as a consequence, the Australian dollar has the reputation of being one of the strongest and safest currencies in the world. For migrants coming from most Southeast Asian countries, it is simple and affordable to send money back to their origin countries.

The economic growth of Australia is almost steady for more than 15 years and therefore more and more people immigrate to this country every year to earn higher wages or salaries in comparison to their home countries’ occupation.

Whilst Australia does have a higher cost of living (such as food, rent, etc) it does have a very high standard of living, with a multitude of free entertainment and community projects so it is still possible to feel abundant even if you have a budget.

This allows anyone with a job to be able to afford rent and food regardless if they are working in a restaurant, retail outlet or if they are a professional.

7. World’s most liveable cities:

The Economist runs a survey every year in order to rank the most liveable cities in the world. According to these surveys, multiple Australian cities made it every year on the list of the best cities to live in the world. Among them, Melbourne occupies a top position multiple years, including being the winner in 2017 – it’s 7th year in a row.

The Economist ranks each city a total score out of 100 for stability, healthcare, culture and environment, education and infrastructure.

8. Quality of life:

It is actually undoubted that people in Australia enjoy a high-quality life.

A low population level, with low pollution and plenty of fresh air available along with some great natural landscapes and beautiful scenery, are the things which make people choose this country as their home. Australians are known for their laid-back lifestyle. So, they consider the relaxation time with friends and family really important.

Also, work-life balance is considered an art here, which most of the Australians perform perfectly. Parties, gatherings and family picnics are important parts of the daily life of Australians.

9. Quiet multicultural society:

Australia is mainly made up of the residents of all types of cultures and backgrounds. Unlike those countries where divisions and boundaries are apparent, the class system is not available in Australia. And the residents are welcoming and friendly.

Everyone is welcome to “have a go”.

10. The weather and climate:

Australia is also an attractive migration destination because of its temperate weather on most of the East coast. All four seasons can be found on the Australian east coast region, with the full experience of living through the blue skies of summer and spring as well as the coolness and crispness of winter and autumn.

11. Security:

Australia is known for low crime rate compared to other countries in this world. Besides, the community-minded nature of the Australian people makes this country a safe place to live.

12. Sports:

For Australians, sport is a national obsession and the rate of participation in sports is also quite high. The most popular sports include cricket, soccer, rugby, football, etc.

Also, every suburb or town maintains netball and tennis courts, athletic clubs, Bowling Green, etc.

13. The food:

The food is great in Australia, with multiple Michelin star restaurants, fast food chains, cafes and restaurants of every kind. Because of the large migrant population across the country, you can enjoy very diverse food options, from authentic Vietnamese to Italian and Chinese food, all being made with freshest ingredients farmed predominantly in Australia.

Amateur TV cooking shows such as My Kitchen Rules and MasterChef Australia are popular and add to the food culture in the country.

Why does Australia allow immigrants every year?

Most of the Australian immigration is merit-based. A country is as good as the skills of the people in that nation. Skilled immigrants bring prosperity and create jobs. New immigrants from the poorer nations are grateful to their newly adopted country. And they work hard. They rarely break laws. And their consumption creates more development and businesses. So if a country is not doing good, bring some smart brains as immigrants, treat them nicely, and give them freedom and liberty and these new immigrants will create new tech startups, new businesses, and new jobs.

In Australia, due to more Indian population, you will feel like you are in Developed India when you visit this country. I don’t think people living in these countries will ever come back to India because they don’t miss anything Indian, except corruption, bad infrastructure, uncivilized behavior, worst politicians, bad reservation system, etc.


As one of the most popular migration destinations in the Asia Pacific, many individuals, and families choose to move there to live the Australian way of life, a more laid back, carefree yet comfortable life.

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