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Let’s create your incredible new life in Australia!

Welcome to the leading 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, creator of the Move to Australia Directory and host of the New Life in Australia podcast.

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

My goal is to make the relocation process feel less daunting and to help you connect with professionals who can help you realise your dreams.  

Make sure you check out the Move to Australia Directory, podcastonline articles, free Move to Australia Facebook community, and my range of digital products.

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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