10 surprising things about living in Oz

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…
Self-building in Australia, part 2: architects and permissions

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….
Building A Home In Australia, Part 1: Buying Land

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?
How can you work as a doctor in Australia?

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.
Ten reasons why you’ll love living in Victoria

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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