20 Compelling Reasons Why You Should Move to Australia This Year

Are you sick of foul weather, unhappy despite all the comforts the western world provides? You’re not the only one who’s dreaming of faraway locations.

In Australia, a country with nearly 12,000 beaches, it’s easy to see why most people live within an hour of the endless coastline. Thanks to long summers and mild autumns, residents can soak up the sun for an extended period, unwind on white-sand beaches and listen to the sea washing ashore.

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Down Under also beckons with an excellent quality of life, low pollution, and many other benefits. Here are 20 convincing reasons you want to move to Australia in 2022.

Life Happens Outdoors

Warm months, longer days, and abundant sunshine equal unparalleled outdoor life. Mountain ranges for adrenaline junkies, skiing in the Victorian Alps, surfing on idyllic beaches, and crystal blue waters with a squillion of species underneath the surface – it’s all yours if you’re ready to take the plunge.

Sunshine Is a Given

Australia scores with guaranteed sunshine. In Melbourne, the least sunny city in the Sunburnt Country, you get a minimum of 2,200 sunshine hours per year. That’s an average of six hours every day. The sun-kissed city of Perth has a maximum of 3,300 sunshine hours annually, which amounts to nine hours a day.

You can leave those dreary, overcast days behind by moving to Australia.

The Quality of Life

According to several polls, Melbourne is the world’s most liveable city, with other Australian metropolises close behind.

For sure, Australia is the world leader in terms of quality of life, health, and living and educational standards.

The Cost of Living

While Australia isn’t famous for the world’s lowest cost of living, the average Aussie income is substantially greater than elsewhere, which helps offset the expense of living.

Shopping locally and buying fresh fruit and vegetables from local farmer’s markets can help you save money on groceries. Want to delve into the subject? Online tools like Numbeo let you compare the cost of living with other countries.

The Beaches Are Heaven

It’s no surprise that many individuals spend a few hours on the beach each week – whether for quality time with the family, kayaking, surfing, or anything else. Australia’s beaches are idyllic. You’re spoilt for choice whether you like the idyllic Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, or the swimming pool-coloured Whitsundays.

The Strong Economy

It stands to reason that people keep flocking to Down Under in search of wealth – Australia’s economy is stable. It’s weathered the Covid-storm and ranked 13th in the 2022 world’s strongest economies.

The Career Opportunities

Australia’s minimum wage equals £10.12, more than the UK’s £7.70 for those older than 21. And apart from better pay and fewer working hours, you can find plenty of jobs in Australia.

The Healthcare System

Australia’s public healthcare system is a prime example globally, with free and subsidised treatments available to all Australian residents. Private healthcare is also available, and some employers include these benefits in employee contracts.

The Education System

Australian education adheres to rigorous academic standards from kindergarten to postsecondary education. Children benefit from an excellent educational system and an abundance of sports activities and clubs available to them from an early age. Melbourne and Sydney’s universities rate high in general education and attract students from all over the world.

The Welcoming Culture

The worry of being rejected in an adopted homeland is common. But in the case of Down Under, there’s no need for concern. Australia has a welcoming, open, modern society, and you’ll see smiles everywhere.

The Family-Friendly Society

Australia’s multicultural society has generated a family-friendly country with a cosmopolitan culture. Your kids will never say, “We’re bored!” There’s so much to do, and you can find entertainment facilities virtually anywhere in the coastal cities.

The Rental Properties

Before choosing where to live permanently, most people emigrating to Australia rent first. And that makes sense; it allows you to inspect a location before making a purchase.

While monthly rents vary greatly based on the city to which you are relocating, many real estate brokers promoting rental options on the Internet cater to any budget.

The Multicultural Cuisine

Fancy some tomato lasagne with beef? You’ll find the baked Italian dish made up of fresh pasta layers covered in béchamel sauce and ragù Bolognese in Australia. A growing number of fusion and experimental restaurants incorporate elements from other cultures.

Alfresco Dining

Picture yourself feeling the wind in your hair as you devour delicious food. You’ll love the breeze when the weather is hot. In Australia, you can look forward to dining outside with a glass of wine in hand, enjoying the multicultural cuisine in the open air. Many restaurants across the country offer alfresco dining.

The National Parks

 There’s plenty to discover in Australia. The Australian National Botanic Garden houses the most extensive living collection of native plants. The Christmas Island National Park is a lush rainforest, while the Norfolk National Park is home to rare and endemic birds found only on this island.

Moving to Australia, you’ll be treated to hundreds of national parks throughout Australia, and each one’s unique.

The Aussie BBQs

Aussies call it “barbie,” and local authorities offer public barbecues and even pay for the gas and maintenance. Imagine!

The Wine

Love wine? Australia’s microclimates mean that many regions are ideal for vineyards, and many are within the cities’ driving distance. Venture out and sample some of the best local wines available.

The Coffee

Sydney, Canberra, Perth, Melbourne – wherever you are, you can sip on a cup of joe down any road.

Australian Food

Come to Australia, and you’ll quickly love local foods like Barramundi or large-scaled silverfish, the Asian sea bass native to Down Under. And confectionary like fantales, chewy chocolate-covered caramel from Australia, will satisfy your sweet tooth.

The Laid-Back Attitude

Nothing could be further from the truth than how Hollywood films portray Aussies as chilled-out, fun, and pleasant. They’re a laid-back lot that’s quick to make friends.

Can’t wait to come to Australia? Let us help you jump through bureaucratic hoops. UIS Australia can answer any immigration-related questions you may have and more.

Ron Ford

Ron Ford immigrated with his family to Australia in 2005 to work as a social worker. Following their difficult immigration process, he slowly turned to blogging and creating content about immigration: "…As a family of 5, we struggled to make ends meet. I was working around the clock and Clarissa was working in housekeeping any time she could spare. The move to Australia completely changed our lives, but it cost us a lot of money, time, and tears. Ever since I've wanted to help others on their journeys the way I wished someone had helped us".

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