Relocation & support

When making the move to Auckland, it’s comforting to have the support of people who’ve done it before. With so many medical professionals coming to us from all over the world, you’ll have advice on how to make Auckland work for you.

Moving to Auckland

There’s a lot to think about before deciding to up sticks and move to the other side of town, let alone the other side of the world.

Where to live? What’s the cost of living? What’s the climate like? What about my cat? What schools should I consider for my children? Should I bring my car? How do I ship my stuff? It’s important that you are fully informed about what’s in store for you before you hop on the plane, and you’ll find all the information you’ll need at the following sites.

Powered by New Zealand Immigration is a comprehensive guide to the practicalities of getting ready to move here, including stories from other migrants. You may also like to visit:

Transporting Your Goods

There are many shipping agents who can transport your goods. The cost and time will depend on the amount being transferred and the method. Below are a few shipping companies that offer door to door service:

NZ is an island country therefore there are some items that are prohibited from entering into NZ. Please view the New Zealand Customs website for more information.

Bank Accounts

Opening a bank account in NZ does not have to be a stressful process. Some NZ banks are able to open an account for you before you even arrive. Who should you bank with?


Housing prices vary around the country. New arrivals would benefit from renting before entering the housing market. Renting provides time to consider housing options and pros and cons of living in various locations. A wide range of housing is available in Auckland, from old style country villas, to inner city apartments.

Currently the market is favourable to buyers rather than sellers with the average house price for New Zealand currently at around $389,000.