Australian Dream, Wanderlust and Real Figures
Hi there! Hello Everybody! )
Has anybody here found his / her home in Australia, a very special place under the Sun? If you already moved to Australia from some other country abroad, can you say "Yeah, Australia is my home now!" ?
What were the most shocked / difficult troubles after your movement?
Frankly speaking, I also moved from my home country almost one year ago. But I relocated to Germany. Some local company here found me, I got a special job offer and moved under the terms of Skilled migration. And I have still somewhere deep thoughts from my childhood about Australia.
For sure, I faced with some difficulties (especially from officials / authorities) after my movement, - like a special registration for my dogs, driving license, taxes for TV and radio, impossible difficulty for a foreigner to find an apartment for renting, etc. Taxes for employees is an another surprise (5 different tax classes, average rate is 30% from a wage). Rental prices are also not the lowest ones - at least 1000 EUR for a simple 2 rooms apartment nearby Frankfurt.
So, wanderlust still lives in me, despite I'm getting older =))
Can somebody share here similar info about living / movement in Australia? Personal experience is a priceless thing, I sincerely appreciate your opinion!
Best regards, Alex.
Hi Alex and sorry for missing your comment in our forums. You may find this article of interest as I wrote it over 13 years ago (and 2 months after moving to Australia). ?
Australia is now my home and I probably take everything too much for granted. I try and open my eyes more and appreciate what a beautiful place I now call home actually is!
All the best