Living in Australia


Living in Australia: Learn about the cities, salaries, finding work, tax, buying a house, buying a car, shopping, pensions, and more.

And consider driving to work in a cityscape that looks like this!

Gladesville Bridge, Sydney


Our featured locations are Australia’s big coastal cities with populations of a million or more people. Most new arrivals move to one of these cities:



You’ll also need to get to grips with day-to-day necessities, like work. These pages will help you:


Of course, when you’re not working, you could be playing in places like this:

Rottnest Island: Perth in the Background

Rottnest Island: Perth in the Background

Back, reluctantly, to more practical day-to-day necessities, like houses and cars:


Speaking of houses, with a little luck yours could be somewhere like this:

Marina at Mindarie, an outer northern suburb of Perth

Marina Homes

Naturally, if you do want a house like the one above, you’ll need to think about money (a lot of money!) and how you manage it:


Good luck!