If you have these 15 skills, Australia wants you!

If you have these 15 skills, Australia wants you!

Lots of people want to move to Australia, but Australia doesn’t always want lots of people! However, do not despair. If you have a skilled occupation, you could be in luck. There are currently over two hundred jobs on the Skilled Occupation List, from healthcare professionals to designers, and the list is always changing.
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10 surprising things about living in Oz

Before my big move Down Under, I dreamt of a beautiful, sun-kissed country with a laid-back, outdoorsy lifestyle. I fully expected to wear a cork hat, drink cans of Fosters and put shrimps on the barbie. Although excited about the sun, sea and sand, my family and friends were keen to warn me about the dangers of the Outback; “Watch out for the spiders and snakes!” and “Be careful of the sharks!” were remarks I heard again and again. So what is life in Australia really like? Here are ten surprising things I learned…
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Your perfect Australian weekend

What does the Australia lifestyle offer? Many of us are moving Down Under for a more outdoorsy, sporty and relaxed weekend life. More “me time”. Rosie Pariser found that life in Australia gave her the chance to squeeze every pleasure out of her weekends!
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Self-building in Australia, part 2: architects and permissions

Last month we wrote about buying the land to build on in Australia, and discovered that it’s easier than you might imagine. So now you’ve got the perfect plot and evicted the wildlife, how do you go about getting your home-of-a-lifetime not only designed, but approved by the authorities too? We’re going to meet some architects….
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Ten movies that will tell you about life in Australia

Get transported to Australia this weekend! We’re inundated with films about life in the US, but celluloid can also teach us about the Australian experience too. So let these 10 movies about Australia showcase the countryside, childhood, history, relationship with the aborigines, the Outback and how to enjoy an Australia night out!
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Building A Home In Australia, Part 1: Buying Land

If there’s one thing Australia has in abundance, it’s land (and sun, beaches…). So if you’ve got a picture in your mind of your perfect home Down Under, why not take advantage of this empty space and find your own plot to build your own? That way, you can have it exactly how you imagine. But how do you buy land to build on in Australia?
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How can you work as a doctor in Australia?

Contract disputes, rota gaps, and increasing workloads in the NHS make the shorter hours, better pay and better weather in Australia an attractive prospect, whichever stage you’re at in your medical career. But how do you go about finding a job, getting a visa and what is life like for doctors? A British doctor who has already made the move tells us about his experience.
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Ten reasons why you’ll love living in Victoria

Despite being the smallest mainland state in Australia, Victoria certainly makes up for its size with its wealth of things to see, do and explore. With so many choices at your fingertips, it is hard to narrow down why Victoria is the place to be. Here are our top ten reasons why you will love living here…
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Being a teacher in Australia

We’ve all heard about funding crises, austerity and bureaucracy in British schools, with teachers leaving the profession in record numbers. So what does teaching in Australia offer? Last year Rosie Pariser swapped a primary school in England for one in Melbourne. She tells us about the process of applying and the differences between the UK and Australian teaching system.
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A new start: Moving to Melbourne

When a primary school teacher and a doctor made the move to Melbourne from Brighton, England, they weren’t entirely sure what to expect. But Rosie Pariser tells us that the city hasn’t disappointed – they’re already coffee snobs and loving the better work-life balance!
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Buying in Australia, part six: the buying system

Buying in Australia’s an exciting step – maybe you’ve been searching for a while and you’ve finally found your dream home in the sun – but it requires some careful planning. This week, in the final part of our serialisation, we’re putting these steps together into our overview of the buying system Down Under.
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