With its rich culture, steady economy and diverse landscape, Australia has become a top pick for individuals, families or businesses planning to relocate abroad. Australia’s spectacular scenery, unique wildlife and bustling urban regions make for the perfect leisure itinerary and backdrop for business development.
From Queensland’s year-round tropical climate to the snow-capped winter playgrounds of the New South Wales and Victorian Alps, Australia is truly an exciting place and it’s not surprising that many people are eager to visit and live in the Land Down Under.
It is estimated that 318,000 people migrate to Australia each year and roughly 30,000+ of immigrants are from the United Kingdom in pursuit of job opportunities and an the laid-back Australian lifestyle.
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The land, culture and lifestyle.
Australia is world-famous for its multitude of pristine beaches, azure waters, rich rainforests and stunning rock formations that have attracted visitors and immigrants from all of the globe. Despite being the sixth largest country in the world, Australia’s population density is fairly low. In early 2010, the country’s population was estimated to be 22 million with the highest population concentrations in New South Wales and Victoria, specifically Sydney and Melbourne that are located on the eastern coast. On the Western coast, the state of Western Australia also has a small population but enough for it’s capital city of Perth to become one of the most economically active cities in the country. The ‘outback’ located in the centre of the country is sparsely populated but famous for its unique, exotic landscapes. Australia is one of the most visited countries worldwide as it is home to 16 world heritage sites and takes pride in its historic towns, breathtaking landscapes, bustling cities, and exotic flora and fauna.
Australia has a very diverse culture. It is home to people of varying ethnicity, religious background and cultures. This diversity is reflected in the country’s cuisine, lifestyle, traditions, and cultural practices. Each state also participates in annual food and wine festivals that feature the delicacies of Australia’s aboriginal heritage. Many immigrants participate in these festivals to add to the overall food experience. Australia values its heritage from indigenous people, which plays a big role in shaping their culture and communities while embraces the cultural backgrounds of numerous immigrants who have been migrating to Australia for decades. Australians are also known for having a ‘laid-back’ way of living along with their friendly, ‘no-worries mate’ attitude. Visitors and immigrants alike happily embrace this attitude whenever they are in the Land Down Under.
Australia currently has over 200 different languages and dialects still in use, including 45 native languages from aboriginal cultures. The most common languages spoken, in addition to English, are Arabic, Cantonese, Greek, Italian, Mandarin, and Vietnamese.
The competition in the Australian labour market is high. Obtaining employment depends on your training, skills, qualifications, visa eligibility and the type of job/industry you are in. The government has strict laws on work conditions and wages to ensure that all Australian employees obtains fair compensation and treatment. These laws also aim to make the workplace safe, productive, and rewarding for both the employers and employees.
There are a number of medical services available in Australia for you and your family.
- Public hospitals
- Private hospitals
- Community Health centres
- Aged Care
- Alternative medicine
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Attending school is mandatory for all children between the ages of five and fifteen years old although this might differ slightly in particular states. Public schooling is provided by the Australian government but there are also Churches and other groups which provide private schooling. Public schooling is free to attend while private institutions require fees for all its students. If a student holds a temporary visa, they may be required to pay full school fees however this must be confirmed with the individual school for further and concrete details.
Weather and Climate
The climate in Australia can vary by season and by state. For further information on Australian seasons and climate please click here.