3 Key Differences Between South and North Australia

We have all thought about leaving our home country at some point or other in our lives. When it comes to Australia immigration, planning really is everything. Australia is huge, where every part of it has its own culture, scenery and activities (not to mention time zones!).

Assuming you have already chosen Australia as your destination (you clicked on this article, after all), or that you are at least considering it, we should take a look at what parts of Australia might be most suited to your immigration goals and needs. Since Australia is huge (as we already established), today we are going to compare some elements of the Northern side of Australia and of the Southern side of Australia: The 3 Key Differences Between South and North Australia.

If you already narrowed down your options to, say, Melbourne or Sydney, we have an article for that too! Click Here.

Now, let’s compare the 3 key differences between South and North Australia.

Population and community

Southern Australia contains most of Australia’s major cities such as Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide. Northern Australia contains smaller and more intimate towns such as Darwin (population 150,000), Townsville (population 195,000), and Katherine (population 6,300). This basically means that all the action and buzz usually reside on the Southern side, while a more intimate sense of community and a quieter scene resides on the Northern side.

Climate Zones

Yes, Australia is so big that it has climate zones. The Northern part of Australia is blessed with a warm, tropical climate. It is hot and humid in the summer and warm and dry in the winter. On the other hand, the Southern part of Australia is cooler during the summer and gets rainy in the winter.

These climate zones do more than just affect your hairstyle or your ability to get a tan – they also affect what type of food you get to eat in each of those parts of Australia. Northern Australia is more known for fish and tropical fruits, while the Southern part came up with a more sophisticated food scene.

The Beaches

Australia is basically beach heaven. You can find over 10,000 of them across the country (although it would take you about 3 decades to actually find each one – no kidding). The Northern part of Australia is all about un-tamed wilderness and palm trees, while the Southern part of Australia has designated swimming spots.

There is a lot more to Australia and what it has to offer; if it is a world-class education, great social benefits, or rare wildlife – you will surely find what you are most looking for. To find out your options for Australia immigration, contact our team at UIS Australia today for a visa eligibility assessment and professional consultation. Click below to contact our immigration team. 

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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