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So Bob, you’ve been here since November 2007, give me one good reason why I should move to Australia.

Crikey mate! I can do better than that, here’s…..

20 Reasons Why YOU Should Move to Australia.

Yes, you can read the magazines, you can watch the TV, you can speak to migration agents, you can get a bucket load of information from the Australian government’s immigration website and you can talk to all the relocation experts you can find, but……

If you want to know what it’s really like to live in Australia, grab your free copy of my e-book now and gain incredible insights to so, so much, like….

  • Who Bert is.
  • An unusual Australian sales technique. Don’t let this one catch you out!
  • How to put an end to irritating telesales.
  • The joys of stress less holidays.
  • Almost guaranteed to go soggy in the UK, here we love ’em. Lots of ’em. But what are they?
  • Does anyone live longer than the Aussies? I’ll tell you….
  • They’re a joke in England, but more fun than you can shake a stick at here. Great at Christmas too. But what is it?
  • What’s just around the corner?
  • The best place for a kid’s birthday party.
  • It’s this national replacement for a British tradition, but does it work?
  • The one thing Australia is short of and what that means to you!
  • The all important dress code. Break this rule and you be left standing outside!

Hey! And I haven’t even started on the top ten yet!

Yes, 20 Reasons Why YOU Should Move to Australia is essential reading for anyone considering the move. Over 90 pages, something like 60 of Bob’s top tips and who knows how many glorious photographs.What's Good About Australia

Am I nuts? Yes! Why? ‘Cos it’s free! Yes, that’s right, absolutely free. Nuffink. I don’t even want your email address, that’s how free it is.

Oh, and it’s also more than 10 years old now, so it may be an itsy-bitsy bit out of date here and there. So let’s just call it a good look at what life in Australia was really like sometime around 2009.

Some things have changed, some haven’t, so it is still worth a read. Did I mention it was free?

If you haven’t already got it, you will need a copy of Adobe reader to open and read the ebook. It’s free and you can get by clicking the PDF icon below…..


C’mon, you don’t get nonsense like this from Barnes and Noble.


G’Day Bob
I came across your site lastnight after browsing the net and wow I cant take my eyes off it – its a great read.. I love the E-Book thats put a huge smile on my face and I really want to move to Australia now!
Thank You
Jo :=)


O my God!
Just read your e book and want to go to Aus now!  Am living in Ireland and have nearly finished the visa application process. Hope to move to Sydney in August.
Congratulations on your book. It is fantastic
Kind regards


I have been following your blog or a few weeks now. I really enjoyed your ’20 Reasons Why YOU Should Move to Australia’ and have found your posts to be very informative. I love the humour that you inject into your stories.


I live in Romania, me and my boyfriend intend to move in Sydney. We are 26 and 30 years old, I’ve read your e-book and I can say that now I am more exciting than I was about Australia.


Dear Mr.Bob,
Thanks for sending me the e-picture book. It is an experience in itself. The previous sunday we all family members had a memorable session going through your blog! You almost took us there..Hat’s off. Though i have not seen any official publication from the tourism deptt of Australia but i can bet your work would be a far exceeding..great compiling, fine flow of thoughts and a great effort. No wonder if you become a brand ambassador of the tourism deptt there someone like our Mr.Amitabh Bachchan.
Best Regards,


today i found your website and all day long i was reading your e-book! I really loved it! It was a pleasure to read it, because there was very good info whit a lot of sense of humor! I am 23 years old girl from Lithuania, thinking to move in Australia, so searching for more info about living out there. Your website gives a lot of it!
I just wanted to say for you – thank you for your book! I really love it!

Best regards,


Hey, I have just been reading your e book for quite a while now, I can’t stop reading it. I thank God I have found your website. This is just a big blessing for us. You are answering all the questions I wanted to know. You gave me that opportunity to travel arond Australia through you ebook.


My thanks to everyone who has taken the time to email me.



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  • Swifty October 1, 2021, 3:15 am |

    Like what I’ve read do far. Look forward to the book.

  • Ray Chapman May 29, 2021, 7:53 pm |

    Hi Bob, My sister is looking to move over from the UK and i wanted to send her some well written info.

    • BobinOz May 31, 2021, 7:43 pm |

      Then I hope my book helps a bit, and also some of the pages around my website. Thanks, Bob

  • Gary September 21, 2019, 11:18 am |

    I would agree with both Steve and Bob to some degrees. Both are right but on either extremes. The truth is in the middle.

    Steve is right that Australia gets very hot during the summer. It’s a dry country and you will notice that in the vegetation too. Middle Australia is essentially a desert. And so most of the population lives on the east coast cities. Getting an AC doesn’t take away the fact that temperatures here can hit 45 degrees Celsius.

    Also, Australia does follow the pack rather than lead it when it comes to most things creative or technological. There are only a handful of Australian companies that are world renowned – Cochlear (hearing implants), Rio Tinto (mining), Atlassian (software). So, it’s not that Australian’s are not creative but it’s just that there is no point in comparing Australia to US, UK, Sweden, Japan etc. Those guys set the trend and Australia follows. I personally feel it’s the laid back lifestyle and a lack of wholeheartedly accepting immigrants into the fold that has kept Australia back.

    To that point, Bob’s assertion that Aussies are so friendly is also an extreme example. There are two things here – Bob needs to paint a rosy picture for his blog to be popular and secondly, he is white. This point alone makes a huge difference when it comes to how Aussie Aussies will engage with you. If you are non-white you most likely will end up with friends from your community no matter how open and friendly you yourself are. If you are lucky you may make some Aussie friends but most likely you will just be part of your own community bubble here. Most people are not bothered by this and as life is generally comfortable here, soon this drawback becomes irrelevant in most people’s lives. The one feeling you can’t escape here is the sheer isolation of this place. And that’s a fact.

  • AJ July 21, 2019, 3:47 am |

    I read the free e-book, and it was very well written and made me want to move to AU even more. I am looking forward to setting my foot in that wonderful nation…and making it my home…one day…one day…thank you so much Bob for that wonderful e-book…


    • BobinOz July 22, 2019, 4:44 pm |

      Thanks for the kind words AJ, hope you make it to Australia sometime soon.

  • Lucy Dundas February 2, 2019, 3:42 am |

    I enjoyed your blog Bob…Thank you. I lived in Australia in the late 80s early 90s and loved it so much that I’m planning on returning to retire. Back then I lived in the Snowy Mountains and Sydney and explored some of the East coast. I’m thinking of the Sunshine Coast and wonder if there’s anywhere in particular you’d recommend for a pair of outdoorsy foodies?
    Where did you end up settling?

    • BobinOz February 4, 2019, 5:10 pm |

      I love Sunshine Coast, and for me, Mooloolaba would be a great choice. Plenty of restaurants there, great beaches as well and, although property prices have risen substantially in the last couple of years, you can still get a place for a reasonable price.

      I’m not a big fan of Caloundra, and for me, Noosa, as nice as it is, is maybe a little bit too touristy. If you don’t want to live right by the beach, take a look at the hinterlands, there are some great properties up in the hills.

      We settled in Brisbane, western suburbs, but we do like to go to Mooloolaba at least three or four times a year for our beachside breaks.

  • Lautaro January 11, 2019, 2:59 am |

    Hi Bob. I correctly submitted to your blog’s feed, which by the way I find super interesting and useful, but I couldn’t find where to download your ebook. Can you give me a hand? Thanks in advance.

    • BobinOz January 11, 2019, 7:21 pm |

      Yes, of course I can give you a hand. You can download the e-book from this page, simply by putting your name and email address in the boxes you will find towards the end of the above article (above the testimonials) or in the boxes towards the right-hand side of every page underneath the video. Then hit submit.

  • Freweyni Befkadu August 27, 2018, 6:05 pm |

    Dear Mr Bob,
    Me and my husband already read your ebook and we love Australia verymuch million times thank you for sending us full information about our dream land.

    Best Regards

    • BobinOz August 29, 2018, 8:32 pm |

      My pleasure, glad you enjoyed the book. Thanks, Bob

  • Chris Cunningham March 18, 2018, 4:30 pm |

    Hi Bob,
    I’m glad you gave Steve a piece of your mind and so pleased you have made many friends here in Australia. It just goes to show it’s the friends you make, not so much the place, that colours your view of a country. If you make no friends you are going to hate the place! And I’d like to tell him to go back to the icebox if he wants. He could maybe buy an airconditioner and try harder to make friends here.

    • BobinOz March 19, 2018, 7:35 pm |

      Well, Steve wasn’t very pleasant about Australians, was he? Not surprised he couldn’t make any friends here. I’m sure he’ll be very happy back in the UK 🙂

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  • Keith bryant March 7, 2018, 4:17 pm |

    Australians are NOT English people with Australian accents.They are a culture all of their own.When you take the time to really know them you will know why I will never go back to England.

    • BobinOz March 8, 2018, 6:33 pm |

      I’m a little confused Keith, I don’t think anyone here has said Australians are English people with Australian accents? Or have they?

  • Steve January 15, 2018, 1:18 am |

    Hello, I am not sure what delusions you have about Australia, but life is very hard here. I have been here from the UK since 83 when I was 17. This is a nation of very backward folk, inbred might be a better word to use. They don’t like outsiders, they are very uncreative and produce nothing worth mentioning. It is hellishly hot here for at least three months a year, to the point where you can’t do a thing except sweat. I wish my Dad had never brought us out here. To those of you with itchy feet: stay where you are. The grass is dead here. Hope this helps. Don’t say I didn’t warn you. And yes, I am going back!

    • BobinOz January 16, 2018, 10:55 pm |

      Here are a couple of quick stories for you Steve.

      When I first arrived in Australia in 2007, I moved straight into a house I bought on the internet and of course, it was completely empty, I had to wait another six weeks or so for my furniture to turn up.

      The house needed decorating throughout, but I had none of my tools either. So out of interest, I phoned up a local painter and decorator to get a quote. He was Australian. His quote was too dear for me, so I phoned him to tell him I was not going to go ahead and that I was going to do it myself.

      The phone call went to his messaging service, so I left a message. Later that day I was on my way to Bunnings to buy the paint to start the job, when I stopped off at the ATM to get some cash.

      Who did I bump into? The painter and decorator. I asked him if he’d got my message, he had, and I kind of say sorry your quote was higher than I would like to have paid, ($11,000) and that coincidentally I was on the way to Bunnings to buy the paint.

      He said “don’t I from there, go to the trade company I get my paint from, tell them you are working for me, and you’ll get 30% discount.”

      How friendly is that? I’m still friends with that guy today. He also introduced me to another Australian back then, in case I needed any carpentry work, another Australian. He became a close friend as well, my wife became friends with his wife who is also Australian and my daughter became friends with their daughter.

      I could tell you loads more stories about all the Australians my wife and I have met and how many we are friends with today, but I suspect I’d be wasting my time with you.

      Seems to me, certainly from your attitude and the disgraceful ‘inbred’ comment you have made about all Australians, that it is you that has not accepted them. Or, more likely, it is you in particular that no Australian can possibly like because you are obnoxious.

      It’s fantastic to hear that you are going back to where you came from.

    • Ben January 18, 2019, 12:50 am |

      Hi Steve, I’m English and have been living aus for ten years.

      I tried to resist not writing anything here but it was too much. Particularly the statement on not producing anything worth mentioning.

      Next time your using the internet give a thank you to the Australia who invented wifi. If you ever had someone who needed a ultrasound also thank Australia. There are vast inventions (pacemaker, black box flight recorder, the plastic notes the uk copied, bionic ear,) and ground breaking medical research Australia (cervical cancer vaccine) has done for the world, with some of the best cancer research and hospitals.

      I also imagine you’ll be eating a lot more of Australia produce if Brexit ever finishes.

      Congratulations on leaving, not sure why it took you so long.

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