We had the same problem when we first arrived. Trying to get the 100 points ID stuff was impossible. Luckily, we'd brought quite a lot of financial docs such as bank and mortgage statements, payslips etc with us. We basically gave the agent anything that we could find to prove that we were solvent and that we were good payers. We also got our Medicare cards as soon as we could as that helped add a few points too. With our rental application, we included a covering letter explaining our situation (ie that we were new to the country and had no Aussie references) and "grovelled" a bit. It seemed to work as we got the property we were after.Hello all,
I am planning to move to Sydney in July 2012 and looking at all options for accommodation from rentals to sharing. My wife would join me as soon as I get a job so I am preferring a rental.
I've seen agents asking for several documents like identity cards, payslips, bank statement, references etc. Since, I'll be a new expat, how I am supposed to have these. Would it be difficult to get a rental accommodation in these circumstances? Is it tough getting a house/aptt on rent. ?