Out of all working holiday destinations, Australia has got to be up there as one of the best!
A common language, accessible visas, high minimum wages and generally more sunshine than rain every year makes Australia an appealing destination for foreigners who are looking for the ideal work / life balance.
Being from the UK and fed up of the Manchester ‘summer’, I decided to take the leap to join the other 1.2 million expats down under and haven’t looked back since. There are a few attractions which help us make the move, and also keep us here for years on end:
Job Opportunities / Wages
According to the Australian Government’s Internet Vacancy Index (IVI) job vacancies are raising within Australia, New South Wales in particular.
Some companies are happy to arrange Skype interviews from overseas to take you off the market before their competitors do (and are happy to provide relocation allowances too). Australia has the highest minimum wage throughout the world, closely followed by Luxembourg, Belguim and France.
There’s no doubt that Australians enjoy a high quality of life. With plenty of fresh air, low pollution levels, and a low population in a vast country of amazing natural landscapes and breathtaking scenery many choose to make Australia their home simply for the beauty of the place.
With 10,685 beaches throughout Australia, it would take you 27 years to visit them all, so you best get packing your bags!
Food, Food & More Food
If you’re a foodie in pursuit of the best breakfast or coffee, Australia is the place for you! Sydney and Melbourne are famous for having some of the best coffee in the world, with incredible smashed avo to boot! Australia’s close proximity to Asia also means you can enjoy incredible Thai, Vietnamese, Japanese and Chinese food on every corner!
So all I can say is give it a go, what have you got to lose? Want to know more about my move to Australia?