This is our family’s first time to Australia, and this is the first time of Sophie and Ray left out of China. I had several times’ travel before, I had never imagined that we have to go to other country someday, since we quit from earlier company in the end of 2010, I decided to go out and have a look what happen in other country. However, we finally come to Melbourne successful. There are several advantages for living in Melbourne.
Firstly, for new comer, it’s essential to open an account from commomweath bank, the procedures for opening account is very easy, and you no need to save anything in the beginning. It means that you can have one zero balance account, and it is not compulsory to deposit money in a bank. For international students, it’s no charge for managing bank account. The netbank service is quite high efficiency just like you browse a webpage, it’s easy to transfer money from your account to others.
Secondly, provide your passport and bank statement you can sign a 2 years’ Iphone 4 S from Vodaphone with no charge to pick up iphone after done all documentary. Then you can pay the bill online monthly. Every people have the right to sign a new phone if your have enough money for statement.
Thirdly, the education system for kids is logical, you can send your kid to nearly kindergartens or schools for first choice, if you want to go to a good school, you can apply for it, if you prepare early for this you will not miss their enrollment. The complete facilities of each school are attractive for kids, you can choose public school or private school, while, this two styles of school are different, especially the price of private school is very high, but public school is free for children. The government give the totally financial support for public school, but the private schools are not running by government.
Furthermore, for medical service, you can go private medical center even it is not on your insurance list. For permanent residents, if you have medicare, you can have all medical charge free, even though you got cancer, the government will pay all your medical fee. So you don’t need to worry about health care.
Moreover, the most important thing is that the food quality is unbelievable good, for example, daily milk, there is no kid above 3 who drinks milk powder, they drink fresh milk every day, because the milk quality is so good. Also flour quality is wonderful, soft flour and easy to make cake but very cheap. In addition, meat quality is also fantastic but not expensive, almost same price as Beijing.
In conclusion, if you understand English here you can easily to adapt the local life in Melbourne, also you have no idea how enlightened in this developed country. You will always believe your choice is correct.