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Expat Guide to Living in Brisbane

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

Culture Shock in Brisbane, Australia

An expat in Brisbane confesses that she is stuck in the rejection stage of culture shock. She has found the locals to be unwelcoming and is having a difficult time getting out and meeting people.

More Culture Shock Reports for Brisbane

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

More Living in Brisbane Reports

What are people's priorities in Brisbane - work? family? socializing? 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 Brisbane:
Submit a Living Overseas Report

Moving Overseas Report

What should you take with you when you move to Brisbane? What should you leave behind? What type of housing and neighborhoods are typical for expats in Brisbane? Help others moving to Brisbane by filling out our Moving Overseas Report.

Submit a Moving Overseas Report

International School Report

Parents are invited to answer questions about the schools that their kids attend (Pre-K through High School) in hopes of helping others moving to Brisbane with the school selection process. If you have expat children who attend school in Brisbane, take a few minutes to submit a School Review.

Submit an International School Review

Dream vs. Reality Report

Most expats have have "dreams" (and fears) about the expatriate experience before they moved to Brisbane. If you are already living in Brisbane, share how those "dreams" have been fulfilled, and how they have not by filling out our Dream vs. Reality Report.

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 Brisbane by filling out our Overseas Retirement report.

Submit a Retire Abroad Report

Having a Baby Abroad Report

How did expats choose their doctors, midwives, hospitals? What is childbirth like in Brisbane? Help other expats who are preparing to have a baby in Brisbane by filling out our Having a Baby Abroad Report.

Submit a Having a Baby Abroad Report

Working Abroad Report

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

Submit a Working Abroad Report
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