Coming to Australia but not sure where to live?

Take a tour of the country's capital cities and find out what each has to offer

Choosing where to live when moving to a new country is a major decision. It can have a big impact on how comfortable you feel in your new surroundings and on how successful your relocation becomes. 

If you’ve already decided on where to move and are looking to take the next step, each state offers its own migration plan to help you start off on the right foot. 

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Living in Sydney

Sydney Opera House

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From the sands of Bondi Beach to its iconic harbour, Sydney is famous all over the world. It is Australia’s largest and oldest city and is known for its natural beauty and cultural diversity. The city enjoys a temperate climate and offers the best of both worlds: a big city with beaches.

Harbour Bridge, Sydney Tower Eye, Opera House, and Taronga Zoo are some of the places that you must go while you enjoy your exchange program there. 

The cost of living in Sydney is the highest in Australia. Regards professional life, the city has many more opportunities as well as competition. 

If you like big cities, Sydney might be the best option for you.

Living in Melbourne

City of Melbourne

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Melbourne is the capital of Victoria and is Australia’s second-largest city. It is often referred to as the country’s cultural and sporting capital and is also home to some of Australia’s best dining and nightlife venues. No wonder that The Economist magazine regularly names Melbourne as one of the most livable cities in the world.

When it comes to weather, Melbourne is renowned for having “four seasons in one day”. It does have four definite season changes, but conditions can often change unexpectedly within a single day. Similar to Sydney, the cost of living in Melbourne is considered high and the job opportunities are varied in the city.

For art and culture aspirants, Melbourne is the ideal place to live.

Living in Brisbane

History Bridge Brisbane

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Brisbane’s weather is what attracts many immigrants to Australia’s third-largest city. Temperatures are warmer than in Sydney and Melbourne. 

Known for having sunny days during most part of the year, Brissy has a great quality of life and a lower cost of living.

Although Brisbane is a major urban hub, it has an easy-going atmosphere. It mixes the urban life with the countryside style. It’s also within easy distance of summer holiday spots like the Gold Coast and the Sunshine Coast.

For a relaxed lifestyle, choose Brisbane and enjoy it.

Living on the Gold Coast

Gold Coast

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Nothing better than enjoy your exchange program in one of the best beaches in Australia, right?

The Gold Coast has a more relaxed vibe and it is hard to not fall in love with the city. It is easy to find the sun, sand, and surf any time of the year. With a lower cost of living compared to the other major cities, Gold offers fairly fewer job opportunities compared to Brisbane.

If you can’t live away from the sea, the Gold Coast should be considered whilst your making your decision.

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