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How many people die? Yes, Australia is an extremely scary place, isn’t it, how can you possibly expect to survive? Well, so far I have and I’ve been here since 2007! Not bad eh? Seriously, I know we’ve got snakes, spiders, sharks, crocodiles, killer jellyfish and a whole host of other venomous critters, but look [...]

Can I bring my pet dog/cat/rabbit? Rabbit? No! Australia is not keen on rabbits, but they definitely are a pet loving nation with dogs and cats at the top of the list. Thousands of pet owners bring their dogs and cats with them when they migrate to Australia, but…. Is it a good idea? We [...]

How much does housing cost? There are some raging debates going on over at the blog about the cost of housing here in Australia. The debate, of course, is are houses cheaper in the UK or in Australia? Go back to 2007, for me there was no debate. Australian houses were a fair bit cheaper [...]

Which city should I live in in Australia? I love sentences with in in two places next each other. Anyway… This is another question I am frequently asked, but like love, cities are also in the eye of the beholder. What do you like? Hot, not so hot or cold? Busy, bustling and crowded or [...]

Australia, it’s a big country. It has six states and two territories, eight capital cities, over 100 major towns, more than 1,000 suburbs and around 2,600 post code areas, with places by the sea, places inland and a whole lot of outback. The big decision is, where are you going to live? Hopefully, this website [...]


As you probably all know, here at we love a good survey. Well, such a survey was released on January 22nd but, at the time, there was so much going on that it slipped me by. But thankfully, today, nothing major has happened which is great news, and gives me the chance to tell [...]

I have always stated on this blog that Australia’s houses are cheaper than those in the UK. But as property values fall back in Britain and the pound versus the Australian dollar tumbles, I am forced to relook look at the figures. If you want to check out my original post, you can read it [...]


Over the last couple of weeks my back garden has just got noisier and noisier. At times I think I must be living in the middle of the jungle. It’s only when I remind myself that Coles supermarket is just five minutes down the road that I realise I’d don’t. Last night, as the noise [...]


In my post announcing I was going camping in Australia, I said  I was “off into the wilds to live side by side with nature’s wildest beasts”. So, did I see any? The first sign of wildlife that I noticed was a singing kookaburra who was perched on a tree about 20 feet away from [...]


In a previous post about the cost of living in Australia, one of my readers, Shawn, suggested that the true cost of living could only be calculated after comparing average wages between the two countries. This was a very valid point and one I am going to address today. Once again, apologies to any of [...]