Things to Know About Australia Before Moving There 

Are you thinking about moving to Australia? Because Australia definitely has a lot to offer. It is a major move to undertake, so if you are thinking about packing up your home in the US and shipping it to Australia, read on for information on some of the main things to consider before you move there.

It is Massive

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Australia is a massive country with many inhospitable areas, which means that it is not easy to travel from one side to another with internal flights being the most common option. To help you understand the size and scale of Australia, Europe would be able to fit inside it!

It’s Hot

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Australia is famous for its heat and it is vital that you take sun protection seriously by wearing sunscreen and sensible clothing. Drinking plenty of water is also a must. There are campaigns to warn children about the power of the sun and the damage it can cause, but it’s important to be aware as an adult too. 

BBQs are Popular

Firing up the BBQ is an important part of Australian culture and you will even find communal BBQ stations dotted around. Speaking of food, be sure to check out both Vegemite and TimTams – two of Australia’s finest creations!

Don’t Just Stick to the Cities

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Australia is home to a number of fabulous cities, but it is the countryside’s natural beauty that makes it such a special country. Be sure to explore out and about in nature to get a real sense of what Australia is really like. You should be wary of the wildlife and educate yourself but do not be so afraid and cautious that it ruins your experience.

There are Good Healthcare Options

Healthcare is always an important consideration when moving and you will find that there are excellent healthcare options available in Australia.

Skiing is a Thing

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People may not think of skiing when thinking about Australia, but it is popular here and an activity that appeals to many, so you may want to check this out if you are looking for a new hobby.

The Cost of Living is Expensive

The cost of living is high in Australia and this will need to be something that you consider when working out your budget (it can also vary depending on where you are).

Australians Love Sport

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Sport is a massive deal in Australia (much like the US) and it can be fun to get involved both in terms of playing and spectating. Popular sports here include Aussie Rules, rugby, cricket, soccer, tennis and basketball.

Hard Rubbish Day

Australians also have a hard rubbish day, which is a day where you can leave unwanted bulky items like furniture outside of your home for people to take and this can be a great way to get rid of unwanted items. 

These are just a few of the main things to be aware of if moving to Australia. It can be a great place for a new chapter in your life, but it is also quite different from the US and you want to be well prepared. 

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