I have to say, I am quite blown away by the extent of the relocation assistance we will be receiving. We were notified today that immigration and visa, relocation and removals (including flights, temporary accommodation, household goods removal,etc) tax and health insurance experts have been appointed to assist us. If we haven't heard from any of them within 2 days we have to let the company know. These guys don't mess about!
I bumped into someone at the mall yesterday. He is leaving for Australia on a 457 visa next week on a similar sponsored move. He told me it took them 3 months to get mobilised from beginning to end.