Living in Australia

Australia skilled migration

Australia, the land Down Under. If you’re thinking about migrating to Australia, you probably have a million questions.

What’s living in Australia like? Where should I live? What do I need to know? We’ve helped more than 1,000 migrants make Australia home and get settled in. Here are a few tips about life in Australia to get you started:

Beach in Australia

It’s beachy.

Australia’s coastline stretches almost 50,000 kilometres and is linked by over 10,000 beaches, more than any other country in the world. More than 85 per cent of Australians live within 50 kilometres of the coast, making it an integral part of our laid-back lifestyle.

It’s made up of migrants.

Since 1945, more than 7.5 million people from across the world have come to Australia to live. Today, more than 20 per cent of Australians are born overseas and more than 40 per cent are of mixed cultural origin. In our homes, we speak 226 languages – after English, the most popular are Italian, Greek, Cantonese and Arabic.

Migrants in Australia
Sydney landscape

It’s the best country in the world to live,

according to the OECD (2014), based on nine wellbeing measures.

It’s got space.

Australia might be the sixth-largest country in the world and the world’s largest island, but we’ve got space to spare. The UK has 248.25 persons per 1 km2, while Australia has only 2.66 persons per 1 km2.

Gold coast landscape
Australia seasons

The seasons are Southern Hemisphere.

When it’s winter north of the equator, it’s summer Down Under. Seasons are:
Spring: September, October, November,
Summer: December, January, February,
Autumn (Fall): March, April, May,
Winter: June, July, August

More information about living in Australia

Read on to find out more…

Figuring out where to live in Australia?

Places in Australia
Read about different places around the country

Want to get started with public transport research?

Transport in Australia
Read our travel and transport in Australia

Want to find out about the Australian economy?

Read our general info article

And lastly, visit our pages on migrating to Australia and studying in Australia to learn how to get you new life started.