Moving to Australia

Resources and links for migrating engineers.

As a migrant engineer arriving in Australia you have more than new possibilities for your career and life. You also have questions to ask, answers to find and decisions to make.

You want the best for your family and future, and so does Engineers Australia. The links below will help you find information and resources that will help you get started.

Engineers Australia Membership

If you’re an engineer migrating to Australia your skills may have been assessed by Engineers Australia. Take your capabilities to the next level with an Engineers Australia membership and start charting a course for your career, building your Australian network and accessing resources for professional development.

As the largest professional engineering body in Australia, we have the history and capability to help you find personal and professional fulfilment.

Learn more about Engineers Australia membership

Skills Assessment for engineers in Australia

If you’re an engineer who migrated to Australia but did not get assessed by Engineers Australia, skills assessment can still provide great benefits and value for your career. You can become a member of Engineers Australia, join the National Engineering Register, attain chartered status and progress your Australian engineering career with the support of Australia’s largest engineering body.


EngInsure is a trusted leader that brings specialist expertise to insurance brokerage for engineers and engineering businesses. With the support of Engineers Australia and Whitbread Insurance brokers, EngInsure understands the risks that are unique to every facet of engineering — and how to address and account for them.

As your dedicated engineering insurance broker, EngInsure is obligated to serve your needs first and foremost. With care and consideration to the specifics of your industry and the engineering disciplines and practices utilised by your business, EngInsure assures your business can endure risk exposure.

Explore insurance options for engineers here

Australian Government online help

Migration requirements

One of the most important online destinations for migrants is the Department of Immigration website. Keep up to date on visa requirements and allowances such as what kind of work you can do on your visa, things to be mindful such as travel restrictions, documents needed and more.

Visit the Department of Immigration website

Settle in Australia

The Australian government has digital resources to help you start your life in Australia. The Settle in Australia page is a directory of services and information that will prove helpful for migrants and their families.

View the Settle in Australia page

Support for new arrivals

There is a section of the Human Services website dedicated to supporting migrants that are new to Australia. It’s important to understand the different types of assistance available to you as an Australian resident.

Explore the different types of support you may be eligible for here

Australian citizenship

It's never to early to learn about, and plan for, your pathway to Australian citizenship. Stay current with citizenship requirements and processes at the official Australian government website.

Learn about Australian citizenship here

Information in your language

The Australian government has created a page specifically for those who prefer to access information in their native language. This is a fantastic resource for any migrant or migrant’s relative who feels more comfortable researching in a language other than English.

Get information in your native language here


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