10 Reasons to Move to Australia

by BobinOz on April 4, 2011

in Life in Australia

On Wednesday I posted my “real-time” video footage of what happened when a snake came into my house. On Friday I followed that up with more information about the snake along with some video analysis on the snake intruder.

Well, it seems that since then, one or two of you are having second thoughts about Australia. I’ve had several e-mails mentioning this, for example ‘…..it was exciting and scary at the same time. Now, I am NOT going to Australia. :)’ – I’m hoping the smiley face means Tereza was only joking.

But for those of you who have had serious doubts following my snake invasion, it’s time to remind you why Australia is a fantastic place to live.

Using pretty pictures, here’s……

10 Reasons to Move to Australia

10. The Outdoor Life

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Ducks at Colleges Crossing, Brisbane, Australia

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Kite Surfing at Wellington Point

9. Swimming Pools

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My friend's pool

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Ta Da!

8. Open Roads

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An Outback Road

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The Open Road
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Great Ocean Road
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The M1

7. The Weather

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Brisbane Winters

6. The Population

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Australia's population compared

5. The Australian Sky

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Blue Sky

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A winter sky

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A pretty sky

4. The Scenery

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Standley Chasm
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Great Barrier Reef
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Glasshouse Mountains
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Montville view
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Uluru

3. The Meter Maids (oh, and Surfers Paradise)

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The Meter Maids of Surfers Paradise

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Surfers Paradise

2. Glorious Beaches

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A beautiful beach

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Byron Bay

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Buddina Beach

1. The Wildlife

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Ahhhh!

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A possum, see him?

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A koala

If you missed that post somehow, yes, I really did see a real, wild, natural and very sleepy koala. You can watch my koala video here. In fact, all these pictures were taken in public places, not zoos. And that is why I love Australia’s wildlife so much.

And then, of course, there’s…….

 10 Reasons to Move to Australia

Skippy!

So you really don’t want to be letting a harmless, recently homeless, cute and frightened little Green Tree Snake put YOU off of living the dream out here in Australia, do you?

I rest my case.

Note: Why settle for 10 reasons when I’ll give you TWENTY!

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Rupert April 5, 2011 at 5:46 pm

Also…
The best coffee in the world.
Fantastic restaurants.
A knowledgeable (and well-trained) service industry.
Fresh local produce.
A ‘can do’ attitude.
Happier, more positive people.

Just thought I’d add my tuppenceworth.

Rupert

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BobinOz April 6, 2011 at 11:52 pm

I’m not a coffee drinker or much of an expert when it comes to restaurants. But the others, spot on! I couldn’t agree more.

I’ve asked questions in shops before in the UK, and the assistant would start reading the instruction book! Not here, they know the answers. ‘Can do’ is never better shown than after a disaster, no moping around feeling sorry, the Aussie’s just start fixing.

And happier, more positive, oh yes.

Thanks Rupert!

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Rupert April 7, 2011 at 12:35 am

Just had a pub lunch in Cobham in Surrey. The waitress didn’t understand why I would want grilled chicken on a chicken caesar salad. “But it’s a salad”, she said with a slight Eastern European accent, “the chicken is supposed to be cold.” I asked if she could nevertheless get the chef to grill the chicken for me and she said it wasn’t pub policy to make special requests to the kitchen. I settled for a sandwich, which took 30 minutes to arrive – with no apology or explanation. And, get this, there was a 12.5% service charge! None of the above would ever happen in Australia.

PS I didn’t pay the service charge obviously. Ooh I feel like such a rebel.

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BobinOz April 7, 2011 at 1:37 pm

Well, I have to admit I have had two bad dining out experiences here in Australia, but both were down to the food taking way too long to turn up. Almost an hour on both occasions. But generally speaking, yes, service here is excellent and with a smile. A genuine one.

Not ‘pub policy to make special requests to the kitchen’ – that’s wonderful! They should write that in big letters on their chalk board and put it outside the door.

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sudha July 8, 2011 at 3:36 pm

Australia is undoubtedly one of the most preferred holiday destinations across the globe. Tourists from all across the world are inevitably drawn towards it, especially for its wildlife. The images are awesome!

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BobinOz July 10, 2011 at 3:34 pm

That’s true. And all those tourists can’t be wrong.

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E. Tournakis April 16, 2013 at 10:31 am

Could to tell me how to apply for permanent resident status in Australia?

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BobinOz April 17, 2013 at 5:05 pm

You can apply online, all applications go through the Australian Government’s Department of Immigration and Citizenship, see http://www.immi.gov.au/e_visa/.

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