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Expat Guide to Living in Australia

Whether you're already living in Australia or preparing to move to Australia, our Expat Guide to Living in Australia offers articles and reports submitted by expats about expat life in Australia. For answers to specific questions, visit our Australia Forum to talk with expats in Australia.

Adopting a Local - 5 Tips for Expat Dog Owners in Australia

Expats living in Australia can adopt a dog and enjoy all kinds of adventures with your new pet. There are some important tips to consider, and Larry Mitchell offers some great advice to consider.

The 8 Best Countries for Brits to Retire Abroad

Many Brits choose to retire to Australia and the United States. In addition to these popular locales, Ryan Smith recommends several other great retirement destinations for British retirees.

5 Tips for Living in Perth, Australia

Expats in Perth, Australia enjoy diverse cultural options despite the fact that it is in a geographically remote area compared to Melbourne and Sydney . Find some ideas on how to make the most of expat life in Perth.

5 Tips for Living in Melbourne, Australia

Expats in Melbourne, Australia enjoy diverse cultural options on par with many of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world. Find some ideas on how to make the most of expat life in Melbourne.

Culture Shock in Brisbane, Australia

A Brit who ended up settling in Brisbane, Australia talks about culture shock, finding expat friend and more.

Culture Shock in Melbourne, Australia

An Austrian who moved to Australia shares her experiences with culture shock. Unfortunately, she hasn't grown to love life in Australia and finds younger locals superficial and self involved.

Living in Perth, Australia

Perth is a fantastic city and well worth the move. Family and sports play a major role in the community. Outdoor sports are happening all year round in major numbers.

Dream vs Reality of Living in Perth, Australia

One expat who moved to Perth from the UK expected an outdoor lifestyle and a laid-back culture. In reality, the weather can be unbearably hot and the rules and regulations are very stressful.

More Culture Shock Reports for Australia

Culture shock is part of the settling in process. Knowing the different phases of culture shock and how other expats in Australia handle it can be very comforting. Below are some of the responses from expats in Australia:
Submit a Culture Shock Report

More Living in Australia Reports

What are people's priorities in Australia - work? family? What are the best ways to meet other expats? Are people accepting of racial, cultural and religious differences? Below are some of the responses from expats in Australia:
Submit a Living Overseas Report

More Moving to Australia Reports

What should you take with you when you move to Australia? What should you leave behind? What type of housing and neighborhoods are typical for expats in Australia? Below are some of the responses from expats in Australia:
Submit a Moving Overseas Report

Dream vs. Reality of Living in Australia Reports

Most expats have have "dreams" (and fears) about the expatriate experience before they moved to Australia. If you are already living in Australia, share how those "dreams" have been fulfilled, and how they have not. Below are some of the reports from expats in Australia:
Submit a Dream vs. Reality Report

Overseas Retirement Report

Retiring abroad can be a great option for retirees seeking their dream lifestyle at an affordable price. Help other retirees, who are thinking about retiring in Australia by taking our Overseas Retirement report.

Submit a Retire Abroad Report

Having a Baby in Australia Reports

How did expats choose their doctors, midwives, hospitals? What is childbirth like in Australia? Below are some of the reports from expats in Australia:
Submit a Having a Baby Abroad Report

Working Abroad Report

What's it like to find a job in Australia? How difficult was it to obtain a work permit? What types are jobs are typical for expats in Australia? Help others following in your footsteps by filling out our Working Abroad Report.

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Additional Articles
5 Tips for Living in Sydney, Australia

Explore ideas for expats on how to move to and settle into life in Sydney, Australia. This cosmopolitan city has all kind of cultural activities and picturesque landscapes, but it isn't always easy for expatriates.

5 Reasons British Retire in Australia

With other warm countries offering a cheaper cost of living, why is there a major increase in the number of British retirees in Australia. Here are 5 reasons why.

Top 10 Tips for Repatriation to Australia

Kay Barney offers a great list of to dos before and during a repatriation to Australia. Her advice is universal and helpful for anyone repatriating.

10 Tips for Living in Australia

Did you know that students in Australia typically have three 2-week breaks and one 6-week break during the January to December school year? Did you know that rental prices are often quoted as a weekly rate? Our 10 Tips for Living in Australia article offers tremendous insight from expats there.

Key Destinations When Moving to Australia

With its beautiful coastline and desirable way of life, Australia is a popular destination for people to migrate to from afar. Collingwood provides an overview of Australia's six states and two territories for those considering a move there.

Finding Quality Childcare in Australia

What should parents be looking for in quality childcare in Australia? Expat Mum and blogger, Sarah Husselmann, offers helpful advice.

Bringing a Pet to Australia

For those moving to Australia, there are many reasons why it's a great place to bring your pet. Alex Keyse explains why Australia is a pet-friendly destination.

Australian Skilled Migration to Change

Australian Immigration Minister will be implementing a new points test on July 1, 2011. In some cases, it may be best for expats to apply prior to that date to improve their eligibility.

Living in Australia: My Thoughts on Australian Schools

If you're living in Australia or moving to Australia, Lesley Snell shares some great tips on choosing the right school for your kids, the school calendar, uniforms, public vs. private, sports and more.

Australia Immigration: Flexibility is Key

The Australian Immigration system is complex, but works surprisingly well. Applicants are afforded certainty once the threshold conditions are satisfied. However, unless their occupation is on the Critical Skills List or they can find a State sponsor, applicants will now face a substantial wait -- at least until prosperous economic times return. Michael's article provides a helpful overview of the different immigration schemes available to expats.

Expat Interview: Diana Schumacher - The Land of Your Birth and the Land of Your Heart

How far would you go for love? Diana Schumacher went far...over eight thousand miles.

The Benefits of a Relocation Agent -- in Australia and Beyond

Hiring an international relocation agent can get your move abroad off to a good start.

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