Australian City Guide

 Why Move to Australia?

Australia has so much going for it – warm and sunny climate, amazing beaches, diverse and breathtaking landscapes, bustling, cosmopolitan cities with strong economic centres, a friendly, laid back culture and good standard of living.


Sydney (Population: 4.5 million)

Sydney is Australia’s largest and oldest city. Set on one of the most stunning harbours in the word, Sydney is regularly quoted as one of the best cities in the world to live. This cosmopolitan city offers a warm, sunny climate, sandy beaches, national parks and waterways, world class restaurants,  cafés and a vibrant nightlife. Towering skyscrapers are evidence of Sydney’s economic success and are a dazzling contrast to its city beaches.

Sydney offers a secure environment for families, with excellent facilities, transport and telecommunications. Education is world class and healthcare readily available.



Melbourne (Population: 4 million)

Melbourne is Australia’s second largest city and is home to some fantastic architecture. Perhaps considered slightly more cosmopolitan than Sydney, Melbourne is famous for its great shopping, trendy, tucked away bars and cafés, thriving residential suburbs, a dynamic arts and cultural scene and of course its beloved Aussie Rules Football.

The Yarra Valley wine region and the famous Great Ocean Road coastal drive are close by out-of-town-gems not to be missed.


Brisbane (Population: 2 million)

In Brisbane the sun does really does shine all year round. This vibrant, sub tropical city is set around the long and winding Brisbane River. Gaining popularity in recent years as the place to live in Australia, Brisbane also offers world-class art galleries, a booming live music scene and a fabulous café culture, but retaining the laid-back, easy attitude of a small community. Beaches are of course two a penny as Brissie is the gateway to the sun, sea and surf of the famous Gold and Sunshine Coasts.


Perth (Population: 2 million)

Perth is the only major city on Australia’s West coast and is set on the stunning River Swan. Like most of Australia, it is blessed with a warm, sunny climate, beautiful beaches and a laid back lifestyle. The resources boom has seen Perth blossom into the sophisticated, cosmopolitan city that it is today. The difference with Perth is that there are just less people to have to share all that with! There are many attractions on Perth’s doorstep including the magnificent Margaret River wine region.

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