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10 Best Places for Families to Live in Australia

By Joshua Wood, LPC

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Summary: In this article, we highlight some of the best places for international families to live in Australia.

If you're dreaming about moving with your family to Australia and haven't decided where to live, here are some of the best places for international families to live in Australia.

Sydney

Sydney

Sydney is a great city for international families to reside in due to its wide array of family-friendly amenities and activities. For children, the Australian Museum offers a variety of interactive exhibits and educational programs, while the Powerhouse Museum hosts a range of science and technology-based activities. Sydney also boasts numerous parks and recreational areas, such as the Royal Botanic Garden, Centennial Park, and the iconic Bondi Beach, providing ample opportunities for outdoor fun and exploration. For families interested in athletics, the Ian Thorpe Aquatic Centre offers swimming facilities and classes for all ages, while the Sydney Olympic Park features a range of sports facilities and hosts various sports clubs for children, including the Little Athletics NSW and the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre Swim Club. Furthermore, Sydney's multicultural environment and high-quality education system make it an ideal place for international families to settle.

Melbourne

Melbourne

Melbourne is a fantastic destination for international families, offering a plethora of activities and facilities that cater to all ages. For children, the Melbourne Museum provides a range of interactive exhibits and educational programs, including the Pauline Gandel Children's Gallery, designed specifically for kids aged 0-5 years. The Scienceworks Museum also offers a variety of science and technology-based activities for children. Melbourne is home to numerous parks and recreational areas, such as the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, Albert Park, and the popular St Kilda Beach, providing ample opportunities for outdoor activities and exploration. For athletic families, the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre offers swimming facilities and classes for all ages, while the Melbourne Sports Hub features a range of sports facilities and hosts various sports clubs for children, including the Melbourne Little Athletics Centre and the Melbourne Sports Hub Swim Club. Additionally, Melbourne's multicultural environment and high-quality education system make it an ideal place for international families to settle.

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Brisbane

Brisbane

Brisbane is an ideal place for international families to live, offering a wide range of activities and facilities that cater to all ages. For children, the Queensland Museum provides a variety of interactive exhibits and educational programs, including the SparkLab Sciencentre, which is designed to make science fun for kids. The Museum of Brisbane also offers a range of art and history-based activities for children. Brisbane is home to numerous parks and recreational areas, such as the South Bank Parklands, Roma Street Parkland, and the popular New Farm Park, providing ample opportunities for outdoor activities and exploration. For athletic families, the Sleeman Sports Complex offers swimming facilities and classes for all ages, while the Queensland Sport and Athletics Centre features a range of sports facilities and hosts various sports clubs for children, including the Little Athletics Queensland and the Brisbane Aquatic Centre Swim Club. Additionally, Brisbane's multicultural environment and high-quality education system make it an ideal place for international families to settle.

"Not the culture but the country is beautiful and the wild life, birds, plants, trees, flowers are amazing. The fact we are no more than an hour from a beach," said one expat living in Brisbane.

Perth

Perth

Perth is a great choice for international families, offering a variety of activities and facilities that cater to all ages. For children, the Western Australian Museum provides a range of interactive exhibits and educational programs, including the Discovery Centre, which is designed to make learning fun for kids. The Art Gallery of Western Australia also offers a range of art-based activities for children. Perth is home to numerous parks and recreational areas, such as Kings Park and Botanic Garden, Cottesloe Beach, and the popular Adventure World, providing ample opportunities for outdoor activities and exploration. For athletic families, the HBF Stadium offers swimming facilities and classes for all ages, while the State Netball Centre features a range of sports facilities and hosts various sports clubs for children, including the West Coast Fever Netball Club and the Perth Wildcats Basketball Club. Additionally, Perth's multicultural environment and high-quality education system make it an ideal place for international families to settle.

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Adelaide

Adelaide is a great destination for international families, offering a wide array of activities and facilities that cater to all ages. For children, the South Australian Museum provides a variety of interactive exhibits and educational programs, including the Discovery Centre, which is designed to make learning fun for kids. The Art Gallery of South Australia also offers a range of art-based activities for children. Adelaide is home to numerous parks and recreational areas, such as the Adelaide Botanic Garden, Elder Park, and the popular Glenelg Beach, providing ample opportunities for outdoor activities and exploration. For athletic families, the Adelaide Aquatic Centre offers swimming facilities and classes for all ages, while the State Sports Park features a range of sports facilities and hosts various sports clubs for children, including the Little Athletics South Australia and the Adelaide City Swim Club. Additionally, Adelaide's multicultural environment and high-quality education system make it an ideal place for international families to settle.

"Locals are friendly and it is easy to find your way around. Meeting people can be difficult at first and it is important to be outgoing here," commented an expat living in Adelaide.

Canberra

Canberra is a good place for international families to live, offering a plethora of activities and facilities that cater to all ages. For children, the National Museum of Australia provides a range of interactive exhibits and educational programs, including the Kspace, which is designed to make learning fun for kids. The National Gallery of Australia also offers a range of art-based activities for children. Canberra is home to numerous parks and recreational areas, such as the Australian National Botanic Gardens, Commonwealth Park, and the popular Lake Burley Griffin, providing ample opportunities for outdoor activities and exploration. For athletic families, the Australian Institute of Sport offers swimming facilities and classes for all ages, while the Manuka Oval features a range of sports facilities and hosts various sports clubs for children, including the Canberra Little Athletics and the Canberra City Gymnastics Club. Additionally, Canberra's multicultural environment and high-quality education system make it an ideal place for international families to settle.

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Hobart

Hobart is an ideal place for international families to live, offering a diverse range of activities and facilities that cater to all ages. For children, the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery provides a variety of interactive exhibits and educational programs, including the Children's Festival, which is designed to make learning fun for kids. The Museum of Old and New Art also offers a range of art-based activities for children. Hobart is home to numerous parks and recreational areas, such as the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, Wellington Park, and the popular Seven Mile Beach, providing ample opportunities for outdoor activities and exploration. For athletic families, the Doone Kennedy Hobart Aquatic Centre offers swimming facilities and classes for all ages, while the Domain Tennis Centre features a range of sports facilities and hosts various sports clubs for children, including the Hobart Junior Tennis Club and the Hobart City Athletics Club. Additionally, Hobart's multicultural environment and high-quality education system make it an ideal place for international families to settle.

Gold Coast

Gold Coast is a great place for international families to live, offering a broad spectrum of activities and facilities that cater to all ages. For children, the Gold Coast City Gallery provides a variety of interactive exhibits and educational programs, including the Kids' Art Club, which is designed to make learning fun for kids. The Gold Coast Wax Museum also offers a range of history-based activities for children. Gold Coast is home to numerous parks and recreational areas, such as the Broadwater Parklands, Burleigh Heads National Park, and the popular Surfers Paradise Beach, providing ample opportunities for outdoor activities and exploration. For athletic families, the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre offers swimming facilities and classes for all ages, while the Carrara Indoor Sports Stadium features a range of sports facilities and hosts various sports clubs for children, including the Gold Coast Little Athletics and the Gold Coast Gymnastics Club. Additionally, Gold Coast's multicultural environment and high-quality education system make it an ideal place for international families to settle.

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Newcastle

Newcastle

Newcastle is a good place for international families to live, offering a wide array of activities and facilities that cater to all ages. For children, the Newcastle Museum provides a variety of interactive exhibits and educational programs, including the Mini Museum program, which is designed to make learning fun for kids. The Newcastle Art Gallery also offers a range of art-based activities for children. Newcastle is home to numerous parks and recreational areas, such as the Blackbutt Reserve, King Edward Park, and the popular Nobbys Beach, providing ample opportunities for outdoor activities and exploration. For athletic families, the Newcastle Ocean Baths offers swimming facilities and classes for all ages, while the Newcastle Entertainment Centre features a range of sports facilities and hosts various sports clubs for children, including the Newcastle City Little Athletics and the Newcastle Gymnastics Academy. Additionally, Newcastle's multicultural environment and high-quality education system make it an ideal place for international families to settle.

Wollongong

Wollongong is an excellent destination for international families to settle, offering a plethora of activities and facilities that cater to all ages. For children, the Science Space Museum provides a variety of interactive exhibits and educational programs, including the Science Playroom, which is designed to make learning fun for kids. The Early Start Discovery Space also offers a range of learning-based activities for children. Wollongong is home to numerous parks and recreational areas, such as the Wollongong Botanic Garden, Stuart Park, and the popular North Wollongong Beach, providing ample opportunities for outdoor activities and exploration. For athletic families, the Beaton Park Leisure Centre offers swimming facilities and classes for all ages, while the Wollongong Sportsground, also known as WIN Stadium, features a range of sports facilities and hosts various sports clubs for children, including the Wollongong Little Athletics and the Wollongong City Gymnastics Club. Additionally, Wollongong's multicultural environment and high-quality education system make it an ideal place for international families to settle.

About the Author

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.

Some of Joshua's articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.


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