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What's it like to work and live in Australia?

  1. emievil profile image85
    emievilposted 7 years ago

    I just received a brochure (actually it's for my deceased father) from a migration company about migrating to Australia. The brochure got my interest.

    Anybody here living or is thinking of living in Australia? What is it really like there?

    1. dohn121 profile image88
      dohn121posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      My aunt invited me to go and live with her in Melbourne.  I was seriously considering it until I caught wind of the news that a literary agent wants to see my novel smile So now, I'm currently rewriting and polishing it in order for him to do so...We'll see how it goes, as my aunt's invitation is open ended.

      1. starme77 profile image86
        starme77posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        congrats on the novel smile

    2. dutchman1951 profile image60
      dutchman1951posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I had the privelage of working an International Field Job, and I did live in Perth for a while.  The Rents and Houses are High, LA or NYC kind of prices and the food compared to the US is a bit higher almost same and everything else was cheeper.

      The People were open, would engage you in conversation, they enjoy their pranks, you will get some pulled on you.

      They are good sports, with a spirited side. And unlike some places in the US they seemed to me a much more sincer people.

      When they say Have a good day, they actualy mean it. Once you adapt to the language slang, ( learn about it before you try any phrases!...lol) you will be quite relaxed there. The living for me when I was there was good.

      The People at work were Kind, and they would share knowledge, once they were around me a bit, and learned a bit about me. They saw I was trying to fit, and it was openly accepted. They are like any other, they want to know you first. So Just lay back, dont push to fit in, listen and ask folks about things. It will not take long to adapt.

      One thing about Perth, and outlying towns, if you are sincer and easy going, you will not meet a stranger. They were good folks.

      The weather is like most cities above the Deep south line in the US, they have seasons, bad and good spells, winter and summer, depending where you are. It s a big contenant, with lots of land in between the cities.

      You made a good choice if you are going.

      1. emievil profile image85
        emievilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Wow good tips dutchman. I'll keep them in mind.

  2. emievil profile image85
    emievilposted 7 years ago

    Thanks dohn. I just received a brochure from an immigration company inviting me to go there. Accountants are high in their list of in-demand jobs so it caught my interest smile

  3. earnestshub profile image87
    earnestshubposted 7 years ago

    Australia is a fantastic place to live! You can choose which climate you like, by choosing different major cities to be near.
    I was born in Australia and have traveled from top to bottom.
    Work is like everywhere else, but better conditions and a very humane environment is typical of many Australian jobs.

    Housing and food are not cheap here near the major cities, but in outer areas accomodation gets a lot cheaper.
    What would you like to know? smile You can read a lot of facts and see all parts of Australia here.

    http://hubpages.com/hub/Australian-tourist-guide

    1. Philent profile image79
      Philentposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Before my husband has transferred to his present company wherein they have a staff house paying only Aud25 per week; he and his colleagues were paying Aud350 per week. Converted to Php that is a huge amount.

  4. emievil profile image85
    emievilposted 7 years ago

    *Edit* Oooopppps scratch this first question. I saw your hub smile What cities are in Southern Australia? That is what they put in the brochure.

    Also, is it true that they pay couples or even residents to have a child??????? I read that as one of the benefits and I was thinking it's kind of a fantastic idea. Do you have a low population there Earnest?

    1. earnestshub profile image87
      earnestshubposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Yes only 25 million in a huge land like this.
      In the south of Australia you have the following capital cities.

      Adelaide South Australia, Melbourne Victoria, Perth in Western Australia and Hobart in Tasmania.
      Each one of these states has hundreds of smaller towns and cities, but almost all of our population is in and around the coast.
      Yes we do pay couples to have kids! My daughter should be rich!
      Joking, they pay for one. smile

    2. darkside profile image79
      darksideposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Yes, the "baby bonus" is available to Australian residents.

      1. emievil profile image85
        emievilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks DS.

    3. Jackson Riddle profile image70
      Jackson Riddleposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      You get a $5000 baby bonus or something like that I am pretty sure, which is meant to help the up bringing of that child but they can't really monitor how you choose to spend it.

  5. emievil profile image85
    emievilposted 7 years ago

    LOL, that is quite interesting. Hmmmmmm, maybe I should get myself assessed if I can go there. My husband too smile

    1. earnestshub profile image87
      earnestshubposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I may be able to offer some advice, got a boy out of China for his birth mother, and learnt a few things. especially about shonky immigration lawyers! smile
      You can email me though hubpages privately letting me know your thoughts. The people who came from your country that I know are very very happy here! smile

      1. emievil profile image85
        emievilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Hey thanks for the offer. I do have other questions and thoughts about this. I'll email you once I get them in order (might end up confusing you as they are confusing me right now) smile thanks.

      2. Eaglekiwi profile image75
        Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Earnest , I hope the Australian Tourist Board are flicking you some commission lol seriously I thought of that a few weeks back ,all this great word of mouth info that I have imparted (like you) and someone makin big bickies ,if ya get my drift.

        Time for the airlines to give back (to us) I say...wink

        My sis lives just outside of Loxton,Adelaide, I miss her heaps,havent seen her since I was in Melbourne 9 yrs ago (luv it there!)


        P.S What has happened to Gulliver?? havent heard about him for a couple of weeks??

        1. emievil profile image85
          emievilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Hey EK, if the airline will give back to hubbers who promote their countries, I'll be rich smile.

          1. prettydarkhorse profile image62
            prettydarkhorseposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            hi emievil, morning from here! you have written a lot about our country-Philippines.....they are all nice hubs....please accept me as your fan! salamat!

            1. emievil profile image85
              emievilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Sure prettydarkhorse, my kababayans are always welcome smile.

    2. Philent profile image79
      Philentposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Grab it emie, that is an opportunity u shouldn't pass.

      1. emievil profile image85
        emievilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks Philent. Already submitted some info for the assessment. Hope they answer me smile.

        1. Philent profile image79
          Philentposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Good luck to you dear!

          1. emievil profile image85
            emievilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            thanks Philent.

  6. Catherine R profile image59
    Catherine Rposted 7 years ago

    I just moved here two years ago - to Melbourne.  I have lived in a few places and this one compares very favourably.  Melbourne and Sydney are always up there near the top of lists of the best places to live in the world.  Most people have a pretty good standard of living.  It is clean, organised, efficiently run, good schools, good public amenities.  Although Aussies complain about public transport I think it is pretty good.  Lots going on culturally in Melbourne too.  Many nice restaurants.  Great countryside.  Friendly people.  Love it here if you can't tell!  I also wrote a hub on Australia being the best place to live.  Only bad side to Melbourne is it is too cold in winter for my liking - and too hot in summer (we had 47 degrees last summer)  Sydney climate is a tiny bit better.  When you get to Brisbane it starts getting too humid in summer.  Think carefully about climate before you choose your area!

    1. earnestshub profile image87
      earnestshubposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I agree with most of this, although I have lived in Melbourne for more than 30 years and although it does get hot, it seldom gets over 40 degrees for more than a day and we usually get cooling summer storms too. The winter is a bit cold for some, although the meam ambient temperature range is only 11.7 degrees C
      A cold night in Melbourne's winter can get down to 2 degrees C. Tasmania a little cooler.

      1. emievil profile image85
        emievilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Er, this might sound dumb but I never really realized you have winter there smile. But 2 degrees C, I think we can handle the cold smile.

  7. marcofratelli profile image82
    marcofratelliposted 7 years ago

    Australia is fantastic, but I'm biased. I live in Perth but am currently in Brisbane for a few months for work. Both are fantastic. I don't want to live anywhere else in the world. If you're not sure, come for a visit first if you can.

    1. emievil profile image85
      emievilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Hi marco. I would love to. Unfortunately, it's quite expensive to travel in other countries. That's why we're considering it very carefully because if and when we go there, it will be more or less permanent smile.

  8. prettydarkhorse profile image62
    prettydarkhorseposted 7 years ago

    social welfare in particular is at place, but taxes are higher of course. weather is different in different places?????but if you love sports and outdoor activities, australia is the place......I went to australia 2006, canberra and sydney...it is really amazing australia....love kiwis, dingo...tasmanian devil and kangaroos....

    1. Eaglekiwi profile image75
      Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Pearldiver was hangin with the dingo's?? an he told me he'd gone fishing, naughty lil kiwi smile

      1. prettydarkhorse profile image62
        prettydarkhorseposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        lol! morning...

    2. darkside profile image79
      darksideposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      What zoo did you go to?

      1. prettydarkhorse profile image62
        prettydarkhorseposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        hi, morning! australian national zoo at canberra

        1. darkside profile image79
          darksideposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          I was wondering how you managed to see a tasmanian devil and kiwi. Now I know.

          1. prettydarkhorse profile image62
            prettydarkhorseposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            and i was able to see a dingo too, 4 of them. oh cant promote here, but I have written a piece about australia at my hubs...I enjoyed my visit there..

            1. darkside profile image79
              darksideposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Starting a thread with a link in it is a big no-no. But posting a link to an informative hub during the course of the discussion is not a problem.

              Link me up!

              1. prettydarkhorse profile image62
                prettydarkhorseposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                here it is http://hubpages.com/hub/Amazing-Austral … down-under
                please comment on it, i just sat down one time and i just wanted to write my expereince when i was there...I wish I could go back there some time again in the future...

                1. darkside profile image79
                  darksideposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  Very nice.

                  When I get around to it I'll be publishing a Capstone hub on Australian Animals. I've published the other 15 hubs. I just need to cap it off.

                  1. prettydarkhorse profile image62
                    prettydarkhorseposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                    ok, i will read two each a day of your hubs about animals,,, Thanks (salamat!) for your time and g'day!!

  9. profile image0
    aquaseaCreativeposted 7 years ago

    I live and work in Sydney. What do you want to know? I'll do my best smile

    1. emievil profile image85
      emievilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Hey aquasea, are you from Australia? or did you migrate to Australia?

      1. profile image0
        aquaseaCreativeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Hi - I was born here.

        1. emievil profile image85
          emievilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          I fanned you so that I can go back and ask you questions later smile. For now - do you know of Filipinos who are working there?

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    aquaseaCreativeposted 7 years ago

    emieevil, there's a strong Filipino community in Sydney - I can't really speak for other capitals / States. There are Filipino cultural groups and churches etc. Definitely an established group in the community.

    BTW: Do you have to fan in order to message? I didn't know that.
    Feel free to ask me any questions later.

    1. emievil profile image85
      emievilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I think there are already lots of Filipinos there. I have several friends who migrated a couple of years ago but I still have to hunt down their email addresses.

      On the fanning, actually no. But it will make it easier for me to find you if I want to ask you a question smile.

  11. SweetiePie profile image86
    SweetiePieposted 7 years ago

    I always thought it would be fun to spend at least a year living and working in Australia.  However, most likely I will just be lucky enough to visit one day!

    1. emievil profile image85
      emievilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Hey SweetiePie, wanna go there with me? smile

      1. SweetiePie profile image86
        SweetiePieposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I really wish I could, but I can barely pay for my rent and living expenses here.  My sister lost her job, so all the rent is now my responsibility sad.

        1. emievil profile image85
          emievilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Hey sorry to hear that. Hope she gets another job...and soon.

  12. sannyasinman profile image60
    sannyasinmanposted 7 years ago

    I've never been . . . but I know a man who has smile

 
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