An estimated 32,000 British nationals are moving to Australia every year. Affordable housing, good international schooling and the availability of jobs makes it one of the places in the world where a smooth transition is achievable.
Here are a few of the most popular Expat hotspots across Australia:
Home to white sandy beaches, a bustling cosmopolitan city centre and a laid-back atmosphere. There is a diverse range of housing options available from city apartments and condos to large houses with land. A couple of good sites to help you find the perfect place for you are Wotif.com or Gumtree.com.au, Australia’s version of Craigslist.
Moving to Australia tends to follow a seasonal trend and a lot of landlords will bump up the rent during summer. If possible try to plan a move during any of the other seasons when you may find housing options at a cheaper price.
Known for being one of the most popular expat hot-spots. This year, for the fourth year in a row, the Australian city was named the most liveable city in the world by the Economist Intelligence Unit.
Melbourne has a range of international schools to choose from as well as good healthcare and low crime rates. All of which make it appealing when considering moving to Australia. There is also a variety of cultural and sporting activities such as tennis’ Australian Open for you to attend.
Located in the southern part of the region, Adelaide is a city surrounded by green parklands and packed with plenty of entertainment. Such as the huge Rundle Mall, museums, galleries and Adelaide Zoo.
The city has been nick named the ‘festival state’ due to the fun events that happen all year around from the Clipsal 500, Adelaide Show, to Food and Wine festivals to many concerts.
The Adelaide Hills offer a safe and comfortable community feel a good distance away from the busy city. Perfect for a family home or to retire in the calm rural setting. The cost of housing in Adelaide is some of the lowest in Australia and whether you prefer rural or coastal there is plenty of choice.
There are also over 50 international schools in the area and job opportunities exist in the manufacturing, defence, technology and commodity export industries.
Brisbane is Australia’s 3rd biggest city with a population of 2 million. The beautiful city is fast paced with modern architecture and plenty of green open spaces.
Summer temperatures average 29°C (84°F), occasionally 40°C (104°F) or more. The average winter daytime temperatures are 21°C (70°F). It is not uncommon to see office workers sunbathing and swimming during their lunch break.
The relaxing atmosphere transforms into an exciting buzz by evening when alfresco dinning and cocktail bars dominate.