Move to Wellington

Set on a stunning harbour and surrounded by nature, life really is good in Wellington

It’s people who make a city, and Wellington is home to people from all walks of life, people who are following their dreams, at their own pace, backed by a community to support and drive them, and opportunities to grow.

Wellington offers genuine pathways to success and stimulation, alongside world-class culture, hospitality, events and nature. New Zealand’s cultural and creative capital is a place of opportunity and a place where everyone belongs.

Find out everything you need to know about making Wellington your new home.

Before you make the move to Wellington, take a look at this basic checklist and do some homework to alleviate any stress and hassles. The New Zealand Government website New Zealand Now is jam-packed with useful information to help get you settled as well

Moving here

You could be eligible for a range of New Zealand visas, depending on your circumstances, skills and whether you want to work here temporarily or permanently.

Immigration New Zealand has all the information you need to live and work here. If you want to know more about Wellington check out our local facts and figures.

Settling in

Find out all about Wellington’s people and culture, or check out why Wellington tops Deutsche Bank's list of 50 most liveable global cities, coming out at number one with the best quality of life.

Support is important on your arrival and there are numerous organisations that can help you settle into your new environment. Citizens Advice Bureau can point you in the right direction to resources and community networks.

Job hunting

Work in Wellington can help you to take that next step. TradeMe, Seek and Working in New Zealand are great places to search for jobs and employers, as well as the public service job hub.

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