Moving to Australia from UK – 50 Reasons to Go

Moving to Australia from UK – 50 Reasons to Go

“I’m thinking of moving to Australia from UK, but I am not sure if it is for me”

Relocating anywhere is a big commitment, especially when moving abroad to an entirely different country that is literally on the other side of the globe.

Moving internationally has also been complicated further during the last couple of years due to the impact of the global pandemic!

Now more than ever, it is essential that you are 100% sure that this is the right move for you.

There is a myriad of reasons why people choose to move to Australia.

Many have fallen in love with the outdoors lifestyle after holidaying down under, while others look to offer their young family better opportunities in life.

Australians enjoy a high quality of life with low pollution levels, sunny weather (for the most part) and access to some of the most breath-taking natural scenery in the world.

Regardless of your reasons for wanting to move, it is imperative that you are aware of the key factors before you leave.

Now that most of the world has come to terms with the Covid-19 pandemic and the UK has emerged from Brexit, you may be considering a move to Australia in the very near future!

Whether you need some help convincing yourself to move, or you’re just looking for more great reasons to move here, read on to discover 50 great reasons why you should consider moving to Australia from UK in 2023.

1. Quality of Life

Australia is consistently rated highly within a number of ‘quality and standard of life’ surveys year on year.

According to the latest statistics produced by the World Population Review, Australia is listed as being among one of the “Best Counties to Live in 2023.”

In another survey by CNN Travel, Melbourne and Sydney have taken 3rd and 4th position in the Global Liveability Index of the world’s top 10 best places to live.

One thing is clear, Australia excels when it comes to a high quality of life, looking at aspects such as life expectancy, health, standard of living and educational standard.

2. Environment

The landscape of Australia can vary from tropical rainforests to vast deserts, and everything in between; meaning there are plenty of choices when moving to Australia from UK.

Over 80% of Australians live within 50km of the coast. While this may seem a fair distance, bear in mind that Australia is 3860km long and 4000km wide. Many live by the coast, as this tends to affect the air pollution levels positively.

The level of pollution in Australia is exceedingly low throughout the country, with the exception being Sydney which has moderate levels of air pollution.

3. Weather


The sheer size of the country means that the temperature varies massively from region to region; however, the most populated areas around the coast are very temperate and perfect locations for setting your foundations.

Throughout the year you can expect plenty of sunshine, with winter seeing highs of 17oC and over half the amount of annual rain that the UK sees (820mm compared to 400mm).

4. Guaranteed Sunshine

Fed up with the pitiful 1500 hours of sunshine the UK receive a year?

When you move here you’ll see a minimum of 2200 hours of sunshine, found in Melbourne; with a maximum of 3300 hours of sun over in the city of Perth.

During winter, the UK sees an average of 8 hours of sunshine a day while Australia sees 10 hours. Leave behind those groggy, overcast winter days that Brits seem to love so much by moving to Australia from UK.

5. Outdoor Life

Kangaroos Grazing on the Beach

Kangaroos Grazing on the Beach. Image credit: Depositphotos

Warm months, longer days and plenty of sunshine means one thing, an outdoor lifestyle like no other.

With such a large percentage of the population living by the coast, it’s no surprise that residents of Australia enjoy such a prominent outdoor lifestyle.

Idyllic beaches perfect for surfing; crystal clear waters with an abundance of wildlife beneath the surface; mountain ranges for the adrenaline junkie climbers or abseilers; and skiing just a short distance away in the Victorian Alps.

Australia has so much to offer and is practically begging to be explored by those willing to take the leap and move here.

6. Idyllic Beaches

Bondi Beach

Bondi Beach. Image credit: Pixabay

The beaches are pristine. Like everywhere, certain areas of Australia will have better beaches than others, such as the Gold Coast.

Many people will opt to spend a few hours a week on the beach, whether that be with family, surfing, kayaking, walking the dog or any other activity you can think of.

With over 10,000 beaches in Australia, you have plenty of choice when choosing where to settle down, as the likelihood is that you’ll be within arm’s reach of an astounding beach.

Here are just some of the country’s most amazing beaches.

7. Stunning Locations

The Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef. Image credit: Pixabay

The sheer size of Australia leads to a variety of climates, which leads to outstanding national parks and perfect backdrops for cities.

When in Australia, don’t miss the Kakadu National Park; the Great Barrier Reef and most certainly not the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

8. Healthcare System

Australia’s healthcare system is considered one of the best in the world, as it allows Australians to access free or lower-cost medical services by doctors and specialists whether in or out of hospital.

Public healthcare in Australia is provided through Medicare.

This single-payer, universal healthcare program covers all Australian citizens and permanent residents. It includes programs for groups like veterans and Indigenous Australians.

Private healthcare is also widely available, and some companies offer these services to their employees as part of their working contracts. There are a number of private providers to choose from.

Private Healthcare Australia is a popular choice.

Get a health check for yourself and your family members before you travel. Research your options carefully, ensuring any medication or treatments you require are readily available.

9. Education System

From nursery through to tertiary education, the Australian education system adheres to thorough academic standards.

Children in Australia not only benefit from the outstanding school system, but the outdoor nature of Australia offers plenty of extra-curricular activities for your children to participate in from an early age.

Offering world-class education, both the Melbourne and Sydney universities rank highly in general education and attract attention from all over the world.

10. Strong Economy

Rolls of Australian Dollars

Rolls of Australian Dollars. Image credit: Depositphotos

Australia enjoys a robust economy.

Unlike many countries around the world, up until the latter part of 2023, the Australian economy has shown a very quick recovery following the pandemic.

Despite its strong rebound, Australia, like the UK has also experienced an increase in inflation rate which looks set to continue at an increased rate until at least late 2024.

The projected 1.8% national GDP growth has slowed during the middle part of 2023 and has now been downgraded to 1.5%.

However, it is not all bad news.

Luckily, Australia’s population increased by approximately 630,000 individuals during the year ending June 30, 2023, marking a 2.4% increase.

This larger-than-expected influx has provided a substantial increase in tax revenue to the government. As a result, this unforeseen windfall has facilitated a remarkable turnaround in budget outcomes.

With foreign investment at an all-time high surpassing A$1 trillion in 2021, equivalent to almost half of Australia’s economy, its economy looks to be in a stable condition.

Though there are factors both nationally and globally that have harmed the country as a whole, financially Australians haven’t got too much to worry about.

11. Cleanliness

Countries, such as Japan, are renowned for their cleanliness, with litter-free, spotless streets everywhere you look.

The same can be said of Australia. Many only find this out after moving to Australia, but this doesn’t make it any less accurate.

People really care for the environment here, and this is clear through the absence of litter.

12. Career Opportunities

Higher pay, less hours, skillset shortage and relaxed working environment? Four things Australia has that Brits most definitely would like to experience.

As of 1st July 2023, the minimum wage in Australia is A$23.23 equal to £12.13, an increase from the much lower £10.18 for over 21s here in the UK.

Plenty of career opportunities are available for those with “in demand skills”.

The Australian Government Department of Home Affairs website will be able to tell you if your skill is in demand.

13. GBP to AUD Exchange Rate

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The exchange rate has fluctuated over the past year with a high of AUD 1.82 in December 2022 and the lowest figure of AUD 1.65 recorded in September 2022.

Currently, the dollar exchange rate is standing at 1.78 AUD to the pound.

If you are investing large sums of money to buy your own home in Australia it pays to closely follow the exchange rate trends. Buying AU Dollars at the right time could mean you get a really good exchange rate and consequently more money.

With more bang for your buck, you’ll be able to do far more than you previously thought!

14. A New Start

Many people end up in Australia for a fresh start, and where better than on the opposite side of the world!

Offering a high quality of life, high pay, pristine beaches and much much more; few other places rival Australia when looking for a new start a world away.

15. Realise a Dream

Many have dreamt of living in Australia; but why dream when you can take the leap and move.

Everyone has their comfort zone which is notoriously hard to step out of. Emigrating to Australia in theory sounds fantastic, but in reality, it is a huge step to take.

If you’ve had a lifelong urge to move to Australia, there is no better time than now.

Yes, you will face challenges along the way, but rarely are they insurmountable.

16. Friendly Culture

Moving anywhere brings about the fear of being rejected in your country of choice. Many have this fear with Australia.

However, Australia has a great culture that is open, friendly, and modern, and you’ll end up seeing smiles everywhere. Australia is a place many are quick to call home after moving here.

17. Making Friends

Friends laughing

Friends laughing. Image credit: Unsplash

Making friends couldn’t be easier here.

With such a high immigration rate over the years, expats are welcomed with open arms. Those in Australia are keen on making new friends and will go out of their way to make you feel at home.

Don’t be surprised if you are invited to your neighbour for a “barbie” within a day or so of moving into the street.

You can get to know new people in several ways. Join a local club or society. Utilise social media, enrol in an evening class and chat with fellow students.

Most importantly it is a time to get out of your comfort zone, be open-minded and smile!

You will be surprised how quicky you start making friends.

18. Family Friendly

This diverse and multicultural society has created a haven for families.

With so much to do outside and many entertainment complexes throughout Australia, your children will never be bored.

Practically every corner of Australia is suited to kids of all ages.

Packed with a host of stunning and unique experiences, your children (and you) will very quickly learn to appreciate the country’s history, culture, nature, and food!

19. Great Rental Property

Homes in Sylvania Waters, NSW

Homes in Sylvania Waters, New South Wales. Image credit: Unsplash

Most people relocating to Australia from the UK will rent initially, before deciding where to settle permanently.

This option allows you to thoroughly investigate a number of local areas before committing to a purchase and putting down roots.

There are lots of online real estate agents advertising current rental opportunities. Monthly rents vary widely depending on what city in Australia you are moving to, so do your research and decide where is best for you.

If you want to check out property values simply visit one of Australia’s largest real estate agents.

Here is a list of the top 10.

20. Amazing Property for Sale

Luxurious mansion exterior at dusk overlooking pool, canal and Bali hut

Luxurious mansion exterior at dusk. Image credit: Depositphotos

Property prices in Australia have seen a mixed trend during 2023 with location, interest rates, and supply and demand all having their influences.

Some cities have seen property values soar such as Brisbane Perth and Adelaide.

Others such as Melbourne Darwin and Hobart have not fared so well with local markets at best standing still or continuing to decline in value.

National property prices are expected to increase between 2 and 5 per cent by the end of 2023, according to PropTrack’s Property Market Outlook August 2023 Report. 

21. Build Your Dream Home

Land is often costly in the UK. This is because we are a small nation with a large population, meaning land space is hard to come by and priced at a premium.

Relocating to Australia makes building your dream home all the more attainable.

With a block of land being very affordable, you can focus your expenses more on the property itself.

You can build a home to stand the test of time and styled from the bottom up exactly to suit your taste.

22. Space & Scale

Melbourne Houses

Melbourne Houses. Image credit: Unsplash

Yes, land is cheap here, meaning you can not only build your dream home, but it can be far more spacious than in the UK.

Obviously in the middle of the city space comes at a premium, however, if you are willing to live in one of the local suburbs you will get much more square footage for your money.

Why not make it three stories, with a large terrace, a swimming pool and a tennis court tucked away in the back

Okay, so maybe that was a bit too much, but the opportunities are endless here, with a pool being far more common in properties in Australia than you might think, even small ones.

23. Dining Out

With over 85,000 restaurants in Australia, you can afford to be picky.

But you don’t really need to be because the quality of food and the service in Australia is exceedingly high. Something which British people tend to notice very quickly when they move to Australia.

From country to coast, fine dining institutions to hole in the wall cafes, Australia has evolved into the ultimate dining destination!

Some of the world’s most well-known chefs hail from Australia. John Torode, George Calombaris and Gary Mehigan (Master Chef presenters) are just three of them who have made it in the UK too.

24. Multicultural Cuisines

Just like in London, you can find almost any type of food here in Australia.

Boasting 270 ethnic groups Australia really does provide an eclectic mix of cuisines from all over the world.

If it exists, somewhere will sell it. There are many fusion or experimental restaurants now that take ingredients from different cultures and use them in other cuisines.

For example, some Italian restaurants use lemongrass in what is traditionally an Italian dish.

Perhaps some might judge Australians for eating their national symbol, but kangaroo meat regularly finds itself on the menu with Kanga Bangas (kangaroo sausages) being a popular choice.

25. Al Fresco Dining

Couple Dining Al Fresco, Toasting Each Other

Couple Dining Al Fresco, Toasting Each Other. Image credit: Depositphotos

In Australia, al fresco means to dine outside.

When the temperature is high, and the wind is a blessing, many will flock to restaurants that offer al fresco dining for fabulous food, fresh air and a bottle of wine shared amongst friends.

There is nothing like eating a fabulous meal by the ocean!

26. Famous Aussie BBQs

Iconic Australian BBQ

Iconic Australian BBQ. Image credit: Depositphotos

You won’t hear the term BBQ in Australia, but you will the Aussie slang for it: ‘barbie’.

It is an incredibly popular way to cook and socialise in Australia.

Local authorities have public ‘barbies’ that anyone can use, and they even pay for the gas and maintenance required to keep them running.

Whether you have a barbie on the beach, in the park or just in your back garden; they are deeply rooted in the Australian culture, and you’re bound to have one within days, if not weeks, of arriving in Australia.

27. Wine & Vineyards

Australian Wine

Australian Wine. Image credit: Unsplash

There is a AUD 3.5 billion domestic market for Australian wines, with Australians consuming approximately 500 million litres annually.

With so many different climates, Australia has a host of regions that are perfect for the creation of vineyards.

Many are within driving distance of the cities. If you’re a lover of wine, then hit the road and taste some of the most fantastic local produce available.

28. Best Coffee in the World

Café culture is huge in Australia. It is particularly known for its ubiquitous flat whites; Australian coffee culture has really expanded in recent years.

The Italian immigrants brought with them their spring-levered, steam-powered espresso machine by Achille Gaggia in the mid-twentieth century, and presto café culture expanded rapidly thereafter.

Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra, Perth; no matter where you are, you will find that fantastic coffee can be located on the corner of almost every street.

If you think your coffee standards are high, come to Australia and let the bar be raised far above whatever you thought possible.

29. Australian Foods

Like every country, Australia has developed its own unique cuisine over the years.

Move to Australia and you’ll experience a variety of food you never thought existed. Make sure to try some barramundi, green chicken curry pie, barbecued snags (aka sausages) and fantales.

30. Laid Back Attitude

Laughing friends looking at tablet computer at coffee shop

Laughing friends at a coffee shop. Image credit: Depositphotos

Portrayed through Hollywood films as relaxed and chilled-out, fun and friendly; nothing is closer to the truth.

Australians are quick to make friends, informal and easy to get along with.

31. Familiarity

If you’re afraid of missing out on your weekly pint at the pub, or your steak and ale pie, fear not.

Australia is host to a large British expat community, and a lot of British ways have transferred over to Australia, meaning you can still enjoy your pie and pint whenever you want to.

Making you feel even more at home, many larger towns and cities have local stores specialising in British food.

You are sure to get your HP Beans, Marmite, Cadbury’s chocolate, and Walkers crisps even if you are thousands of miles from Blighty.

32. Becoming a Citizen

Australian passport

Australian passport. Image credit: Depositphotos

Unless you are already an Australian citizen, you will require a visa to live and work in Australia. This must be obtained before you enter Australia.

Immigration operates on a points-based system.

In most cases, employers will only seek overseas candidates to fill specific skills shortages.

If you wanted to become a citizen, there are specific criteria you must satisfy. If you are concerned about giving up your British Citizenship completely, it’s good to know that Australia dual citizenship is permitted in Australia.

33. Large British Expat Community

There are plenty of British expats to be found in Australia, so it will be really easy to integrate into the local ex-pat community.

According to statistics released in 2022 by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the proportion of Australia’s population born overseas was as high as 29.5%.

The English-born group of 961,000 people continued to be the largest group of overseas immigrants.

As family and UK friends are so far away, you will quickly find that your new friends become your adopted family, everyone is in the same boat.

You don’t have to look far to find new friends either.

Lots of expat groups can be found online. Start a conversation with your new neighbours or even just go to the pub.

The likelihood of bumping into another British person within the first month of being in Australia is almost a certainty.

34. Driving on the Left

Drive on the left sign

Drive on the left in Australia sign. Image credit: Unsplash

Laws and driving regulations differ depending on what state you are relocating to in Australia. Make sure you carry out a little research before you leave about the area you are headed to.

Some Australian states will require that you carry your current UK driver’s licence with you while others will insist on an international licence to accompany your UK licence.

You can drive in Australia using your UK driving licence as long as you remain a temporary overseas visitor; your UK licence is valid; you haven’t been disqualified from driving anywhere; and your licence is not suspended or cancelled, or your visiting driving privileges withdrawn.

If you stay longer than three months, you are required to apply for a full Australian license.

If taking your car to Australia is something you may want to do, make sure you choose a reliable removal company with plenty of experience in this area.

Vehicles can be shipped in a container along with your personal effects.

For more detailed information about driving in Australia read this First Timers Guide to Driving in Australia.

35. Public Transport

Cairnes Australia Kuranda railway

Cairnes Australia Kuranda railway. Image credit: Depositphotos

The four main modes of transportation in Australia are train, bus, light rail, and ferry with rail travel most widely used.

Obviously, traversing a busy city means that you can get pretty much anywhere easily. Australia is huge,

Most of the major cities now use electronic or pre-paid cards instead of paper tickets.

There are smart cards specific to each city for use on public transport, making travelling far easier and in some cases cheaper.

As costs and networks vary widely, you should look at the relevant state or territory government website for where you are living to see the full range of services available, timetables, and the costs associated.

What you will find is that the public transport system is very well maintained and provides safe, clean services for customers.

The whole system is also heavily regulated to ensure customers can rely on a high standard of facilities.

Each mode of transport is mostly air-conditioned, a real bonus in the summer months. Stations are also clean and well maintained and always manned.

Whether you are taking a long road trip or just a one-stop to the shopping centre, you are sure to find that using public transport in Australia is a pleasure.

36. Reduced Culture Shock

One of the biggest bonuses of moving to Oz, is that there is absolutely no language barrier. (Bar the local slang of course)!

There are some things you need to know about Australia and Australians before you go in order to reduce the culture shock a little.

The time difference may take some getting used to which could mean a few days of acclimatising to the new time zone.

You may also need to have a bit more attention to detail when planning conversations with friends and family back in the UK, or you may call them in the middle of the night!

It is going to get HOT!

Again, depending where you choose to settle, summertime temperatures are through the roof and last for months.

There are some very poisonous creatures in Australia.

Jellyfish, spiders and snakes are around so you need to be aware with small children and animals not to let them roam without supervision.

Thank goodness that for the most part, these critters are outside and rarely come indoors.

Most are harmless but by far and away the most dangerous spider in Australia, the Funnel-web. Make sure you are aware of what they look like so that you can identify one quickly.

All this makes emigrating to Oz a unique experience not to be missed.

37. Cost of Living

Australian money in wallet

Australian money in wallet. Image credit: Depositphotos

Unfortunately, Australia does have a high cost of living.

In January 2023, inflation reached a 32-year high of 7.8%. The bi-product is that everything has increased in price similar to the UK.

As a guide in 2023, Australia ranked 11th vs 16th for the United Kingdom in the list of the most expensive countries in the world. You can expect to pay more for pretty much everything.

However, to compensate, you are likely to earn much more in Australia.

The average salary in Australia is AUD 90,000 (£49,995) versus the UK average of £29,600. Even though you may pay more on bills etc, you have much more disposable income available.

You can make an online cost comparison by using tools such as Numbeo that allow you to compare the cost of living in Oz to the UK.

Running a Numbeo comparison is a really helpful indicator as to what you are going to have to budget for when you move to Australia.

38. Opening a Bank Account

Australian Dollars

Australian Dollars. Image credit: Pixabay

In order to start a new life down under, you need to open a bank account. This can be arranged before you get there.

The big four banks (ANZ, Commonwealth, NAB and Westpac) all offer banking accounts to migrants, and you can set up an account before you go.

The process is straightforward.

Just Choose your bank, set up an account and visit the bank in person when you arrive to finalize your new bank account.

Most banks are happy to open an account with just your passport as proof of identity, some may require further documentation.

39. Nearby Islands & Locations

Phillip Island, Australia

Phillip Island, Australia. Image credit: Depositphotos

You may be surprised to know that there are as many as 8222 islands within its maritime borders, to be precise.

All of them are stunning in their own way. Combined, they support a vast biodiversity and offer plenty of touristy experiences that you can’t find on the mainland.

Explore the wildlife zones of Kangaroo Island in South Australia or French and Phillip Island in Victoria

For a list of the top 9 islands and what you can expect from your trip there visit Travel Triangle.

40. Visit Other Countries

Pura Ulun Danu temple Beratan, Bali

Pura Ulun Danu temple Beratan, Bali. Image credit: Depositphotos

In the UK, we are used to holidaying in Europe and many other countries that are relatively close by.

Living in Australia opens up a world of travelling options on a whole new level.

Just 3 hours from Oz is the stunning island of Bali. Beyond stunning beaches and magical temples are some incredible locations from mountain landscapes to sacred rivers.

The obvious place to visit whilst you are down under is New Zealand.  This country is hard to beat with regards to scenery, wildlife, cuisine and its incredibly fun-loving friendly locals.

There are also many other countries including East Timor, Indonesia, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Malaysia, the Philippines, and the Solomon Islands who are close neighbours too.

41. National Parks

Great Otway National Park, Victoria, Australia

Great Otway National Park, Victoria, Australia. Image credit: Depositphotos

National parks are abundant right across the country.

Australia’s six Commonwealth National Parks, include the Australian National Botanic Gardens, the Great Otway National Park and 60 Commonwealth Marine Parks.

Together they protect some of the country’s most stunning natural areas and Aboriginal heritage.

An interesting fact is that around 3% of Australia is made up of National Parks. To put it into context, this area is larger than the whole of Britain. So, there is plenty to explore while you are here.

42. Natural Habitat

Australia enjoys an array of habitats due to its size and varying climates.

There are seven distinct natural habitats here in Australia. From Coastal and freshwater zones to Antarctic and arid zones.

Each of these zones brings rise to unique flora and fauna, with many protected species scattered throughout them all.

Perfectly adapted to grow in the country’s hot climate and dry soils, Australian native flowers are incredibly advantageous, not to mention gorgeous.

The country has an exceptionally high number of species that can’t be found anywhere else in the world.

43. Animals & Nature

Gray Wallaby

Gray Wallaby. Image credit: Pexels

Move here and you’ll experience one of the most biodiverse countries on the planet.

Australia is home to millions of species of plants and animals; many of which cannot be found anywhere else in the world.

This richly endowed country is home to at least 370 species of mammals; 820 species of birds; 300 species of snake; and on top of this, 91% of Australia is covered with natural vegetation.

Kangaroos, Dingoes, Koala’s, Wombats, Flying Bats, Australian Giant Cuttlefish and Quokkas are all native to Oz.

Not only will your quality of life be richer in Australia, it also offers a peak into a natural world that will totally blow you away.

44. Bring Your Pets

Cat on Sofa

Cat lying on sofa. Image credit: Unsplash

Despite there being a myriad of wild animals to discover here, Australians are great domesticated animal lovers.

You can bring your animals with you, at least some of them.

Currently only dogs, cats, rabbits, horses and selected species of birds from approved countries may be imported as pets.

You must apply for an Australian import permit for your animal and the animal must meet all Australian import conditions from the approved exporting country.

It is important to remember that the government operates mandatory quarantine periods for all pets travelling to the country on arrival, ten days is the average quarantine period.

It’s of paramount importance you have all key documentation in place before taking your pets to Australia.

Pets Abroad UK has some very useful information and guidance for importing your beloved pet into Australia.

45. Exotic Fruits & Vegetables

Dragon Fruit

Dragon Fruit. Image credit: Depositphotos

While you will see plenty of fruit and veg your will know well, you will also encounter a whole lot more you have never seen before let alone tasted.

Trying new foods is part of living in another country and a great way to expand your food repertoire.

Tylicap exotic fruits include lychee, rambutan, mangosteen, papaya, banana, sweet pineapple, lime, pumelo, jackfruit, mamey and black sapote, abiu, carambola, graviola, passionfruit, pitaya, sapodilla, and star apple.

Some well-known edible native vegetables include yams, warrigal greens, native leek and water plantain. Australian natives offer a diverse and tasty range of vegetables.

You can impress your friends and family back home with your food taste adventures.

46. Watching Sports

Aussie Rules Match

Aussie Rules Match. Image credit: Pixabay

Australians are completely mad about sports!

In fact, more than 90% of them have an interest in sports. 13 million adults and 3 million children in Australia play recreational sports regularly.

They are almost as enthusiastic watching it as they are playing sport.

A popular way to view your favourite game is by going to the local pub and sharing the experience.

Whether it’s Aussie Rules Football, a big rugby match, cricket, or netball all are watched with comradery in terms of noise, passion and enthusiasm.

In Australia, it is not unusual at the weekends for the whole family to head off to watch their favourite sport along with a portable BBQ!

47. Playing Sports

Australian Rugby Ball On A Kicking Tee

Australian Rugby Ball On A Kicking Tee. Image credit: Depositphotos

Sports are so prominent in Australia that there are plenty of teams to join. It is the absolute best way to make new friends.

No matter what you enjoy best, whether you’re looking for something relaxed like the local Sunday football league; or looking to join something a little more serious, there is plenty to choose from.

If you can play it, you can teach it. Sports clubs are always on the lookout for extra coaches willing to give up some of their spare time to teach the next generation of kids how to play.

48. Safety

Australian Police Car

Australian Police Car. Image credit: Unsplash

As you will likely be moving to Oz with your family, you will want to be sure that it is safe for them.

Aside from inner city areas, where like all cities across the globe crime can be higher, in general, Australia is a very safe country to visit, or live in, with crime levels as low as those of most Northern European countries.

Rated as the 12th safest country in the world. As a direct comparison, the UK sits in 35th place.

Australians are a very tolerant race and generally it is a “live and let live culture”.

49. Easier To Get To Than You Think!

Airplane in the sky at sunset

Airplane in the sky at sunset. Image credit: Depositphotos

Australia may be a 20-24hr flight, but it’s still only a flight. After all, you can sleep the entire way there and wake up on the other side of the world.

Once your there, you can begin enjoying your new life. If it isn’t for you, then the UK is only that day flight away.

There is nothing to fear in Australia; it’s much easier to get to and return from than many people perceive.

50. Shipping Here

Shipping your personal effects to Australia is a strait forward process.

But you will need the help of a good international removal company (such as White & Company) who will be able to advise you of the process from start to finish.

Once your container is loaded onto a ship, it can take between 4-6 weeks for your consignment to arrive at the closest port to your residence.

The container will be offloaded from the vessel and without exception your consignment will be physically inspected at the bonded warehouse by Quarantine officers before they are released for delivery.

It is imperative that you abide to the letter by all the customs regulations as heavy fines can be imposed for seizure and disposal of unauthorised imported items.

Once cleared from customs your effects will be delivered to your new home in Australia and you will be totally ready to start your new life.

Moving to Australia from UK with White and Company

White&Company Truck in Transit

If you want to discuss your move with one of our international relocation experts don’t hesitate to get in touch with White & Company today.

We offer weekly Removals to Australia. This includes:

Full load consignments that take your belongings direct from point A to B, or

Part loads that are delivered shortly after your arrival.

Storage is available, if required, accredited to European standards.

Our dedicated partners in Australia will ensure all the relevant paperwork and customs clearance is processed correctly. They will arrange the unloading and unpacking of your household goods.

For further information on shipping goods to Australia contact our international office on 01489 854175.

Alternatively, fill out a quick quote form and a member of our team will get in touch shortly.


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