Our Ninth Full Year Living in Australia: 2016

There are several sayings about being late. To be ‘fashionably late‘, for example, is somehow cool and something to be looked up to. Then there is the very forgiving ‘better late than never‘ kind of late. That’s being late and still getting a pat on the back.

And then there’s the kind of late that I am with my latest ‘full year‘ in Australia video, and the only saying that fits for that is ‘About bloomin’ time, what have you been playing at?

But how late am I?

According to my admin panel, my first ever ‘full-year’ video was published on Jan 1, 2009 @ 00:01, in other words, one minute after the end of my first full year living here. Let’s call that one I prepared earlier.

My Eighth Full-Year Living in Australia video didn’t go online until 8 June, so I’m either six months late, or a year late, depending on how you look at it. Either way, I’m late. So without further ado, let’s wrap up everything I did in 2016 and condense it into a five-minute video.

Our Ninth Full Year Living in Australia: 2016

Being this late though means that for the first time ever when releasing one of these videos I can also wish you a very Merry Christmas and a great New Year.

See you in 2018, let’s hope it’s a good one.

2008 to 2015

To see all the videos in this series, and effectively catch up on me and my family’s entire life in Australia over the last nine years in under 45 minutes, please go to my homepage to view my Full Year list of videos.


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  • Zach March 15, 2018, 5:10 pm | Link

    I’m a 19 year old American and have not attended college, but have a strong desire to work abroad. By the time I’ll actually be looking to migrate, I’ll have several years experience as a line cook at high-end restaurants and country clubs as well as low level management on my CV. I know elsewhere on this site you claim that the job market appears to have slowed down since your move, but at the same time I’ve read a lot online about Australia needing low-skilled workers such as myself. I would love some advice on whether this sounds at all possible without me completing additional schooling.

    • BobinOz March 16, 2018, 4:12 pm | Link

      Firstly, you need to know that to come to Australia and work you will need some kind of visa that will allow you to do that. If you’re hoping to come here to live permanently, then some of the visas for that rely on how many points you get.

      It all gets very complicated, so your question isn’t one that could be answered easily or accurately without a great deal more information. Ideally, if you are really serious about this idea, you should speak to a MARA registered migration agent, but these pages will have some useful information for you:

      Would I Qualify?

      Points Calculator


      If you want to come here for just a year, this may be of interest to you – See Working Holiday Visas and Backpacking in Australia.

      Good luck, Bob

  • Mark December 21, 2017, 7:46 pm | Link

    Am I missing something or is this like a collectors edition the 2016 maybe the 2017 video will be releaed sometime in 2019 lol… Seriously Bob and family Have a good un and here’s to a better year in 2018 for all 2017 wasnt the best, maybe best it was cancelled.

    • BobinOz December 21, 2017, 9:23 pm | Link

      Well, this was all the idea of the people upstairs in the marketing department, they wanted year 9 to be released just before Christmas. Now they tell me they want year 10 to come out for Easter!

      My hands are tied, but it’s a little embarrassing for me, because some people might be thinking I simply forgot.

      Anyway, yes, have a good one yourself, and here’s to 2018, let’s hope it’s a good one.

  • John Vance December 21, 2017, 4:21 pm | Link

    Fashionable being late? Only if you’re a millionaire….or the Queen or the bride…..
    Everyone waits for these for their own reasons….
    I would prefer not being called the Late bob in oz,or even the late John Vance….
    Being called late for dinner? Unforgivable…especially Christmas dinner…. so best wishes for the season… John in Wangaratta…Victoria…. Where real estate is real cheap!

    • BobinOz December 21, 2017, 9:18 pm | Link

      Being late for dinner is infinitely better than being the late Bobinoz, I still have a few things I want to do on this planet as I’m sure you do John, so hopefully we can stick around a bit longer.

      Best wishes to you as well, I hope you have a great Christmas and here’s to, hopefully, a very healthy 2018.

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