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10 reasons to move to Australia

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1. Climate

In the bleak British winters, it’s easy to find yourself dreaming of living somewhere with better weather. Australia’s climate ranges from the tropical north, to the south where winters are mild and the summers hot, cooled with a refreshing coastal breeze – it’s no wonder British expats name the weather as their top reason for moving to Oz.

2. Work-life balance

A survey by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development named Australia the best country to live and work, citing great career opportunities, a relaxing lifestyle and the balance between the two. Salaries are competitive and Australians can certainly work hard, but they understand the importance of time with friends and family, relaxing and staying active.

3. Scenery

In terms of beautiful landscapes, Australia has it all. Tranquil coastlines, astonishing mountain ranges to the dense greenery of bushlands and iconic cityscapes like Sydney Harbour. You’ll never be far from a spectacular view.

4. Lifestyle, sports and culture

Australia’s known for its laid-back lifestyle, but there’s plenty to do besides barbecues on the beach! Its cosmopolitan cities are multicultural havens, with thriving arts scenes and food to suit any taste. For the sporty, the warm weather makes Australia perfect for participating and spectating – although, you might want to keep your allegiances quiet during The Ashes. 

5. Great places to travel

Australia offers great travel links and the varied landscape means that travelling within Australia is super easy. But you can also access so many other great places from Australia. Expand your horizons by catching a quick flight over to New Zealand for a long weekend or head up to Indonesia to explore it’s natural beauty.

6. Beautiful beaches

Australia has over 10,000 beaches for you to choose from. And you can rest assured that these beaches are very different from the ones in the UK. The sea is actually warm and the beaches are sandy!

7. Air quality

Australia has one of the lowest air pollution levels in the world. If you’re looking for better air quality then Australia is one of the best places to live.

8. Laid back lifestyle

Australians have a reputation for being laid back and friendly. It must be something to do with the weather and the relaxing lifestyle. Wouldn’t you be more relaxed if you could finish work and then pop down to the beach for a swim?

9. Fantastic healthcare

Australia has one of the most efficient healthcare systems in the world. Medicare provides basic health cover for all Australians and there is a private healthcare system as well.

10. Covid related

Our list wouldn’t be complete without a mention of the C-word. Although Australia was affected badly by the pandemic, swift and decisive actions with lockdowns and an extremely extensive testing programme meant that both cases and deaths were significantly lower than the global average.

If you've decided to move to Australia and you're interested in learning more about the international removals process then take a look at our removals to Australia page.