You need to realise that we are straight forward, we don't analyse everything like the Americans, we don't have shrinks to sort out our problems, we say Maths not Math when talking about money, if you are doing one sum it's a Math. If it's more than one sum or amount is Maths....makes sense hey?
Be prepared for rules and regulations, if you are driving on the left side now you drive on the right side here. You can't bring any drugs into this country. You will need to have some education and skills to survive the job hunting, there's not a lot. If your husband is prepared to work in the Mines or for the Mines he will earn heaps of money per week but it's tough.
Homes will cost between $300,000 upwards, and that's not a mansion, that's a basic home in a not so wonderful suburb.
You can make heaps of friends here, as we have lots of clubs, organisations and Meetups online to get you into the swing of meeting people.
We vote for the Council elections and for a new Prime Minister every 3yrs. We call a spade a spade and we don't like people who want us to live the way they use to in their country.
You need to get a good mind-set on how to interact. There is every culture under the sun here, but not overly crowded, one can walk across the streets!....the Gold Coast where I live is a gem if you love the sea, mountains and much much more. Beaches go forever!!!
Public schools are cheaper than private schools, but with private schools you need to book in early to get your children listed, they aren't cheap. What is these days?
We have a fairly good train and bus system, and cruises up the river. Wonderful country holidays to die for, and the weather is second to none, you won't find weather anywhere in the world like here, our dollar is pretty good. Queensland is the BEST STATE to settle in, up north they have lots of flooding and cyclones, out west, too dry and problems, down south too cold, Western Australia is beautiful, expensive but there's work in the mines or for the mines, which means you don't have to work underground. A cleaning job or cooking job will bring home $150,000 Oer Year, but they are long hours, 11hr days and not much of a social life, you are too tired to do much, but they make the money and move out to buy a home. That's what the young ones do.
If you need to know more please write, I'm happy to answer anything.