Episode #14 Embracing Christmas in Australia

It is just the most perfect time to start some new Christmas traditions for yourself. Your traditions from your home country probably came from family traditions. You do things in the way that everyone else in the family has always done them, and you’re...

Episode #13 Tips for planning your Australian holiday

When you get out there and explore, it really just reminds you why you moved. So, especially if you’ve been feeling a bit homesick, there’s nothing more exhilarating and exciting than pulling into a really beautiful new beach and remembering that you...

Episode #11 Christmas gifting when you move to Australia

It’s really difficult for your family to know what things are going to work for your new life in Australia and what is practical to give you as a Christmas gift for your final Christmas before you move. Help them out by giving them some ideas!   This page...

Episode #10 Australia is expensive: True or false

I see a lot of people in forums giving their list of outgoings, but one person’s outgoings is so different to another person’s outgoings. So I just wanted give you a different perspective on things…The truth of the matter is that you don’t know...

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...

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...

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. ...

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,...

Episode #2: Moving to Australia: The decision making process

Waiting five years to decide whether to move to Australia almost cost Karen and her family the opportunity to move altogether.  Welcome to episode two of the new Life in Australia podcast.  In this episode, you will learn more about Karen’s story of moving to...

Episode #1 Introduction to the New Life in Australia podcast

Did you know that Karen spent eight months backpacking searching for the world’s best beaches, or that one of her favourite things about living in Queensland is never having to de-ice the car?  Welcome to the first episode of the New Life in Australia podcast! ...