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.
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…
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!
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….
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!