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Your new life in Australia starts here!

Create your new life in Australia & enjoy this incredible adventure!

Welcome to the leading expat hub for families who are embracing the adventure of moving across the world to create a new life in Australia! 

I’m Karen Bleakley, Founder + Editor of SmartStepstoAustralia and creator of the Move to Australia Directory!

Moving from the UK to Australia with my husband and kids transformed our lives in so many incredible ways and it gave us freedom and opportunities. It wasn’t without its challenges though.

Through my Move to Australia Directory, online articles, my free Move to Australia Facebook community, a soon-to-be-released podcast and a range of digital products, my goal is to simplify the relocation process, introduce professionals to help with your move, and provide information, support and inspiration to help you thrive in your new home.

Moving to Australia is just the start of your great adventure. Once you’ve done that, you realise anything’s possible! 

Karen x


This site is for the dreamers…for the ones who know there’s more to life...for those who understand that life is short and the world is vast…for those who don’t make excuses…for those relocating across the world even though it feels terrifying…for those willing to go all-in on this journey and push beyond your comfort zone.

We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging. I live on the land of the Gubbi Gubbi people and thank them for the privilege of being able to live in such an incredible part of the world. 

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