According to Global Professionals on the Move 2013 (a report commissioned by global specialist recruiter Hydrogen), Australia is the third most popular destination amongst professionals looking to relocate.
This is the fourth time such a report has been conducted, and it was contributed to by more than 2,000 people from 90 countries.
The report reveals that overseas experience is highly coveted by employers in Australia, with approximately 66 per cent of those who responded stating that "their employers rated international experience as important or very important".
An encouraging 86 per cent of the global professionals who were involved in this research also admitted to wanting to stay longer.
Australia was prized above the rest (save two) for its fabulous climate, which lends itself to an outdoor lifestyle unlike any other.
If you want to follow in the footsteps of these professional globetrotters and relocate to Australia, we suggest you apply for a subclass 457 visa.
This visa has been designed to allow skilled workers who have been sponsored and nominated by an Australian business to live and work here on a temporary basis.
When you apply for a subclass 457 visa, you need to demonstrate that you have organised some sort of private health insurance policy that will cover you in Australia.
The Australian health insurance that you arrange must also cover any family members that travel here with you, and needs to be "at least as comprehensive as the minimum level of coverage required under the subclass 457 visa program," according to the Department of Immigration and Citizenship.
You will need to be covered for admitted patient treatment at a public hospital – this includes day-only and overnight hospital accommodation, as well as all theatre, intensive care, labour wards, and any ward drugs costs.
Other medical costs you need insurance coverage for include certain pharmaceutical drugs, ambulance services, emergency department fees that result in you being admitted to hospital and any post-operative services associated with being discharged from hospital early.
For more information on 457 health insurance and what you need to be covered for should you choose Australia as your professional relocation destination, contact HICA today.