Articles about Australia

There’s no one-size-fits-all rule for settling into expat life in a new country, but here are a few helpful articles and personal stories that may help make your move a little easier.

Buying a car in Australia is likely to be one of the larger and more daunting investments that an expat will need to make upon arrival. Although this process is not significantly different from that of other Western countries, there are, inevitably, some local idiosyncrasies which must always be… Read more
Australia is one of the world's most desirable expat destinations, and many who decide to relocate there to live and work do so for reasons outside of financial gain. The country's high quality of life, gorgeous natural scenery, multicultural cities and ideal climate mean that many expats are… Read more
In April 2017, the Australian government announced that the popular Temporary Work Visa (subclass 457) was to be replaced by the Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa with immediate effect. With the potential to affect thousands of expats and expats-to-be, these visa changes may put a big dent in… Read more
Six years ago, Lara Davis left Cape Town, South Africa, for another vibrant coastal city – Gold Coast.  She has proceeded to fully immerse herself in the sunshine and hustle of one of Australia's most beautiful places. Lara talks to Expat Arrivals about working, studying and navigating expat life… Read more
Mike Hawryluk is a Canadian expat who relocated to Perth Australia with his wife and two young children in 2012. In his interview with Expat Arrivals, Mike talks about the pros and cons of being an expat in Australia. While life in Perth can be a bit isolated at times and his… Read more
Christie Wilkin is an American expat from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania who relocated to Melbourne Australia in 2010 with her 4 children when her husband was offered a new position. In her interview with Expat Arrivals Christie provides an insight into the challenges of being a trailing spouse and… Read more
Following a chance encounter on a flight, Tara Foster ended up with a job offer and started her expat experience in Australia. Eight years later Tara, originally from New Jersey in the USA finds herself continuing to enjoy all the opportunities that Sydney has to offer. About Tara Q: Where… Read more
Nene Davies is writer and Welsh expat living in Brisbane. When Nene's husband was made redundant 11 years ago, the family transformed this obstacle into an opportunity and moved to Australia. While Nene misses the family and friends back home in Wales, she loves the Australian 'can… Read more
Kathryn Brewer is an Australian expat, who after living in China for four years, has decided to return to Australia. Here she shares her experiences of moving back to Australia and offers an interesting comparison between the Chinese cities of Beijing and Shanghai and her new home, Adelaide. About… Read more
Francesca is a British expat living in Australia. She moved to Sydney when her husband was transferred there with his company. Although she misses her family and friends and London fish and chips, Francesca is enjoying the relaxed atmosphere of Sydney and the quality of life that it offers. About… Read more
Managing your day-to-day finances is a skill you will spend most of your adult life perfecting, but throw another country, another culture and another unique economy into the mix and it can feel like you’re back at the beginning. If you are moving to Australia, then you do need to get back to the… Read more
Marcus left life in the States to return to his rural roots in Victoria, Australia with wife and toddler in tow. Though repatriation after over a decade abroad can be difficult, past connections and Oz’s strong state amenities (healthcare and schools) has put a positive spin on his homecoming. Read… Read more
Tonia Warren moved to Melbourne on her 20th birthday. Now a dual American/Australian citizen, she visits America about every two years. After seven years together, she and her Australian husband were married in January 2011 in the Dandenong Ranges. About Tonia Q… Read more
Aubree Keys moved from Denver, Colorado to Australia in April 2011.  She and her husband will be living in the Melbourne area for a few years, and you can read about their adventures on their blog, Keys Down Under. About Aubree Q: Where are you originally from? A: I grew… Read more
Moving abroad is an intensely personal experience, often charged with the strong emotions attached to the excitement of a new expat lifestyle and the simultaneous loss of the life left behind. In navigating this experience one needs objective, factual information upon which to base concrete… Read more
Moving internationally with pets is a pretty big deal, and Australia in particular requires quite a bit of research, planning and attention to detail.  Because it’s a rabies-free country, Australia is relatively strict about importing pets. If planning to bring a dog or cat when relocating to… Read more
Lara Green is a British expat who has recently moved to Perth with her husband and two young children. She is enjoying the sunshine, space and quality of life while building her career as a freelance writer. About Lara Q: Where are you originally from? A… Read more
Danielle Duffey is an American expat living in Melbourne, Australia with her husband, her 5- and 3-year-old sons, and two cats. Her husband inspired the move after being posted to Australia for a two-year work contract.  About Danielle Q: Where are you originally from? A… Read more