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What Happens To Your UK Pension When You Move To Australia?

Posted by: Scar on Wednesday September 26, 2018 (15:18:11)   (1573 Reads)
There is a plethora of benefits to moving to Australia from the UK, from the better weather and considerably higher quality of living, to the more spacious property available and the excellent healthcare system. Life in Australia is low risk in terms of crime and political unrest, and so is generally considered a safe place to settle down.    more ...

Which Australian City Would Suit You Best?

Posted by: Scar on Wednesday February 28, 2018 (10:03:20)   (2537 Reads)
If your life’s goal is to move to Australia and you have skills that give you the pick of locations, then there are lots of options on offer for you. Almost nine out of ten Australian residents live in cities, each of which offer their own opportunities and character.    more ...

An Expat Guide To Surviving The Australian Winter

Posted by: Scar on Wednesday August 16, 2017 (14:09:46)   (1821 Reads)
Clear blue skies, pristine beaches, a laid-back atmosphere, amazing wildlife, and the great outdoors are just a few of the images that are conjured up when most people think of Australia. It has a booming economy, which has not been affected much by the bouts of recession that have hit the world in the last few decades. Its high quality of life and secure environment have been attracting expats of all ages from across the globe for a variety of r ...    more ...

New In Town? Explore What Canberra Has To Offer

Posted by: Scar on Monday April 17, 2017 (13:49:51)   (1162 Reads)
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Canberra is the capital of Australia and is also known as the ‘bush capital’ due to its abundance of nature reserves and national parks. It is home to a smorgasbord of people from varied backgrounds, including students from all over the world who come to attend the prestigious universities it has to offer. People who relocate here are generally employed in one of the many government, political or media offices that are situated in the city.    more ...

How Much Does It Really Cost To Live In Sydney?

Posted by: Scar on Monday March 20, 2017 (15:32:55)   (8948 Reads)
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The cost of living in Sydney is notoriously high, and it usually makes it onto the top 10 list in the world. But, like its expensive cousins, for many expats the price is worth it. With its beautiful beaches, famously good weather, iconic scenery, and plenty of entertainment, Sydney is a popular place to live.

This leaves many people wondering how much it really costs to live in Sydney. Is it as bad as all that? On a scale of Bangkok to New Yo ...    more ...

Is Queensland Australia's Funshine State?

Posted by: Scar on Tuesday January 10, 2017 (15:38:39)   (1567 Reads)
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Queensland, located in northeastern Australia, is the second largest state in the country. More than half of its territory lies above the Tropic of Capricorn. Queensland is known for its stunning coastline and endless pristine beaches. It is also endowed with national park forests, rolling plains, rich tropical rainforests, forest covered mountains and vast wilderness.    more ...

An Expat Guide To Coastal Towns And Cities In Australia

Posted by: Scar on Thursday November 10, 2016 (20:39:21)   (3117 Reads)
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Many of the country’s most famous destinations are located on the coast. While Australia is a huge country, there are vast swathes of it that many expats will not get to visit and they do not have large towns or cities in them for work purposes (though they do have lots of mining operations which offer expats well-paid jobs).    more ...

9 Australian Urban Myths Which Aren't True... And One Which Is

Posted by: Scar on Sunday October 16, 2016 (20:02:53)   (3865 Reads)
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Urban myths are told across the world. These thrilling, folkloric-style tales carry dramatic twists that spread quickly through communities and societies. They are told as though they were true stories, but most urban legends are fabricated accounts. In many cases, the same myth is told in different parts of the world, with a few added local flavors. Many urban myths carry a seed of warning or some significant aspect, which causes them to be told ...    more ...

South Australia Needs More Expats - Could You Be One Of Them?

Posted by: Scar on Monday September 26, 2016 (13:04:20)   (2430 Reads)
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South Australia is an Australian state that shares its borders with all the other Australian mainland states and the Northern Territory, surrounded by Western Australia to the West, the Northern Territory to the North, Queensland to the Northeast, New South Wales to the East, Victoria to the Southeast, and the Great Australian Bight to the South. Often referred to as SA (as well as the Festival State and the Wine State), this region primarily cov ...    more ...

A Guide To The Indigenous Languages Of Australia

Posted by: Scar on Friday July 01, 2016 (12:11:38)   (2198 Reads)
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Australia doesn’t have an official language in spite of the fact that the country is largely monolingual and English is used as the de facto national language as well as the language of business. More than 75% of the local population claim English as their mother tongue.    more ...