Being a teacher in Australia

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.
A new start: Moving to Melbourne

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!
Buying in Australia, part six: the buying system

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.
Buying in Australia, part five: making an offer on a house in Australia

Buying in Australia, part five: making an offer on a house in Australia

Once you’ve found your dream Australian home, it’s time to put in an offer. This can be a nerve-wracking process – am I offering too little, or even too much, what if it falls through? Follow our seven tips on to help make the process of making an offer on a house in Australia a success in part five of your six-part serialisation of Buying in Australia.
Where are the best places to live in New South Wales outside Sydney?

Where are the best places to live in New South Wales outside Sydney?

What does your perfect life Down Under look like? Weekends spent at pristine, white-sand beaches? Perhaps exploring spectacular mountains, or touring local wineries (with a sample or two!)? How about just a short commute to work and a friendly community for the kids to grow up in? If this sounds like you, regional New South Wales is just the ticket – so read on to find out the best places to live outside Sydney.

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