New Life in Australia podcast

New Life in Australia podcast with Karen Bleakley cover art with a couple walking on a beach

Welcome to the New Life in Australia podcast 

The New Life in Australia podcast is packed with inspiration, tips and advice to help you plan your New Life in Australia!

Join Karen and her special guests as they share professional secrets and tips, learn from people who’ve already made the move to discover all of the things they wished they’d know, and find businesses that can help you realise your dreams. 

Covering practical tips as well as mindset shifts, this podcast is about inspiring you to take the leap and go all-in creating an amazing New Life in Australia! 

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A family celebrating Halloween in Australia

Episode #8 What to expect from Halloween in Australia

It might be your first experience of things feeling opposite here in Australia. It was our first real experience of celebrating something that we were used to celebrating in cold weather in the UK while it was really hot weather in spring in Queensland. It’s a strange experience getting used to events being hot and […]
Tracy and Doug with a koala while housesitting in Australia

Episode #7 Strech your arrival budget by housesitting in Australia

We had access to a car and a 4-bedroom home with pool for three and a half months. We reckon we saved $25 to $27,000 by housesitting in those first few months…We didn’t have to pay any bills or anything like that. So basically, apart from putting petrol in the car and paying for our […]
Somebody using a laptop

Episode #6 How to avoid making expensive mistakes when choosing migration services

It breaks my heart every time I receive a message from somebody who has lost money because the migration company they chose blocked them, went under or didn’t even exist in the first place! It’s really expensive to set up a new life over here, and you really want to make sure that the services […]
Kids staying sun safe in Australia in the ocean with rash vests on

Episode #5 11 Tips to stay sun safe in Australia

Australia has the highest rates of skin cancer in the world. It’s essential to respect the sun and begin with healthy habits from day one.  Welcome to episode five of the New Life in Australia podcast In this episode, Karen is sharing 11 tips to stay sun safe in Australia. Being safe in the sun […]
The Brisbane sign after moving to Brisbane

Episode #4 9 Practical ways to overcome homesickness

When you leave all of your friends and family behind, it’s totally natural and normal to feel homesick! You can still love where you live and enjoy the adventure while missing what you’ve left behind – both of those feelings can exist together.  Welcome to episode four of the New Life in Australia podcast In […]
Tracy and Doug at Whitehaven Beach

Episode #3 Moving to Australia…and moving again

What would happen if you moved across the work to a city in Australia and then discovered it wasn’t for you? That’s exactly what today’s guest experienced… Welcome to episode three of the New Life in Australia podcast  In today’s episode, Karen chats with Tracy Collins from the UK Travel Planning website and podcast to […]