Moving to Australia: Where to move?
January 10, 2017
Would you like to have a change? Would you like to improve your career prospects? Is South Africa becoming a bit boring? Nowadays, plenty of people considers the option of living abroad and they are not only young professionals but also families with children and retirees. One of the most preferred destinations is Australia which stands out for its quality of life, high level of services and friendliness of its population. But where exactly in Australia should you move?
Also known as Australia’s southern “Garden City”, Melbourne is considered one of the world’s most liveable cities. It is home to several world-class universities including Melbourne University, Monash, La Trobe, and Melbourne Business School; and it is Australia’s cultural hub.
Life cannot be boring there. Unlike the rest of Australia, one can experience the four seasons in the city, with mild and humid winter and quite hot summers. Moreover, each Melbourne’s neighbourhood is special, with a distinct flavour, so every expat can find “the ideal place to live”, fitting every taste and budget.
Moving around Melbourne is easy, both by car and public transport, as the major roads are set out on a grid and it has a good train, bus and inner-city streetcar network.
Surrounded by water, Sydney became world famous after the Olympic Games in 2000. What it is special about this city is its multicultural environment, with more than 5 million inhabitants coming from every corner of the world.
From a tourist perspective, there are plenty of things to do and visit: the Opera House, sculpture gardens, the Sydney Harbour Bridge… the list could continue endlessly.
Newcomers are impressed by its beaches and bays as well as by the worldwide cuisine options available in restaurants and stores and they adore the weather, with warm summers and mild winters.
A growing city, both for its increasing population and investment opportunities, Brisbane is a mix of British heritage, European style architecture and ever-aspiring skyline.
An easy-going attitude and a huge sense of community are some of the most famous traits of Brisbanites – as the local inhabitants are known. This community sense has been partially developed as a response to extreme weather events which obligated the city to adopt a range of adaptation measures.
One of the things newcomers appreciate the most of Brisbane is the combination of colorful history and the relaxed way of life. You can explore shopping and historic precincts, dine on Queensland seafood, soak in the culture at a museum or art gallery, or stroll through South Bank. Also, less than half an hour from the centre of the city is Moreton Bay and its islands.