Sydney and London, more similar than you’d think?

If you stopped a few random residents in the street of either city to make that assertion, there’s a fair chance you’d be greeted with scepticism. If you’re a Londoner you’re probably already thinking, hang on — Sydney-siders live in a sunburnt city, but perversely your rainstorms produce biblical deluges. That it’s full of abrasive … Read more

The Pension Problem For Australian And French Expats

Carlie: Hey there it’s Carlie with another episode of the Expat Focus Podcast. The camera’s coming back on, and I have two guests joining me for this one, so if you want to watch as well as listen, head over to YouTube and search Expat Focus – and don’t forget to subscribe. Do you know … Read more

When Covid-19 Puts Your Expat Life On Hold

Christina: For me, Germany is not the country I want to spend the rest of my life in. I feel very at home in Australia. It was very funny for me, when I flew to Australia, when I actually moved there, and the plane hit the tarmac, and I could feel it in my heart. … Read more

How To Move To Australia

Carlie: Hey there, it’s Carlie with the Expat Focus podcast. Australia is known for its incredible natural beauty, great quality of life and multicultural society. If you’re planning a move ‘down under’ (for some time after the pandemic, when borders are actually open again), blogger and teacher Courtney Alkek has some excellent advice to share. … Read more

How To Open A Bank Account In Australia

Finding reliable and trustworthy banking services is an important part of living and working abroad, and expats will find that, in most countries, a range of options are available. You may wish to maintain a bank account at home, for paying bills and other activities, but you will probably also need a local bank account, … Read more

How To Rent Or Buy Property In Australia

Australia is a country that’s known for its combination of urbanised cities and natural wonders. Whether it’s the outback, the Great Barrier Reef, or the shopping malls, there’s always somewhere to go in this beautiful country. Perhaps then it’s no wonder that it performs so well in quality of living surveys, such as the one … Read more

What Quality Of Healthcare Can You Expect In Australia?

Australian healthcare is generally of a high standard, though the quality can vary, as you may expect from a country of its size. The healthcare system itself is comprehensive, and covers everything from preventative to specialist care. However, it may appear confusing at first glance. There are two parts to the healthcare system: private and … Read more

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