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Expat Guide to Living in Melbourne

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

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.

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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.

Culture Shock in Melbourne, Australia

One expat who moved to Melbourne appreciates that the city is very multicultural, has beautiful parks and surrounding countryside and that Australians are very family oriented. However, she's still feeling unsettled and like Melbourne may not be the right place for her.

More Culture Shock Reports for Melbourne

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

More Living in Melbourne Reports

What are people's priorities in Melbourne - 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 Melbourne:
Submit a Living Overseas Report

More Moving to Melbourne Reports

What should you take with you when you move to Melbourne? What should you leave behind? What type of housing and neighborhoods are typical for expats in Melbourne? Below are some of the responses from expats in Melbourne:
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 Melbourne with the school selection process. If you have expat children who attend school in Melbourne, 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 Melbourne. If you are already living in Melbourne, 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 Melbourne by filling out our Overseas Retirement report.

Submit a Retire Abroad Report

Having a Baby in Melbourne Reports

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

Working Abroad Report

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

Submit a Working Abroad Report
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