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Don’t Move to Australia without Knowing These 10 Facts

by | Mar 29, 2019

Moving to Australia could be one of the best decisions you’ll ever make. The country has many desirable qualities and features that will make your move worthwhile.

10 Things to Know before Emigrating to Australia

Things can get pretty hot

The weather that is. Summers can be intense when it comes to the mercury rising, with coastal cities hitting the 30-degree to 40-degree Celsius mark. In between the hot weather, storms can happen too. Seems like the heavens party hard over Australia.

Everyone is on equal ground

If there’s one word to describe this country and continent, egalitarian will be it. No one is above anyone and no one would care how much money you have or where you work. Here, everyone’s your “mate”, so you can sit back and get into the relaxed Aussie way of life.

Banana bread is everywhere

Yes, banana bread is a breakfast staple and is found on every menu in Australia. Want to make friends with your neighbours? Learn how to bake and share this fruity loaf.

Mad about sports

Yes, Australians love their sports and they’re not picky about it too. Whether it is football, cricket, AFL, or rugby, any kind of sport is worth a trip to a sports bar and a few beers!

Best working conditions

For someone moving to Australia to work, this particular fact is a major bonus. Australia’s worker’s rights are something to be proud of and no other country in the world offers better workers rights than Australia. Workers enjoy a 40-hour workweek, a high minimum wage rate, and penalty rates if they work on Saturdays and Sundays.

There’s a skilled workers visa available

The 457 visas allow skilled workers to find employment and live in Australia for up to four years. Even with limitations and restrictions, this offers great opportunities for migrating to Australia. Find out more about 457 visa sponsorships.

Keep left at all times

Aussies drive on the left. They also stand on the left side of an escalator, the left side of the express walkways – basically just remember to keep left – easy for Brits wanting to move to Australia.

LGBTs are welcomed with open arms

Australia is one of the few places in the world that is LGBT friendly, with the exception in some small towns. But if you stick to major cities, no one would care about your gender orientation. You can also celebrate Sydney’s annual Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras with flair.

Bludgers are a major no-no

You may not find it in most list of tips for moving to Australia, but not pulling your weight or being a bludger is frowned upon. It’s an insult to hard-working Aussies. So make sure to leave any lazy tendencies behind before you relocate to Australia.

Living is easy

Didn’t they say life is what you make it? When you move to Australia, remember to have fun, take it easy, and just enjoy your new surroundings. It may not always be perfect, but the life you will experience in this wonderful country can be fun and enjoyable.

Thinking about moving to Australia? Speak with one of our Registered Migration Agents by dropping us an email at enquiries@my-oe.com for more information.  

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