Take a leap…

…Your dream life awaits

Are you ready to start your family’s adventure, take some kick-ass action and give your kids an awesome future? Reading this site is a great start, but make sure you subscribe to my emails right now so I can be your private cheering squad to make sure you take your dreams seriously.


If you’re thinking about moving to Australia, get the kettle on, make a brew and settle in for a read. I’m here to help you figure out if the move to Australia is right FOR YOU. And if it is, I’ll walk you through everything to make it as stress-free as possible.

Here’s the truth: the life of your dreams won’t happen by accident.

It takes three really important ingredients:

  1. Action in the face of fear
  2. Hard work, and
  3. Positive thinking.

If you can pull these three things together then you’ve pretty much nailed the magic that can make your dream life in Australia a reality.

Of course there are ‘technicalities’ like getting a visa, having the cash to move and having the knowledge about how to make the move which are important too. But even if I help you with those things (which I will), without the three core ingredients, I’m sorry but I’m afraid this isn’t the site for you.

So the question is:

Are you ready to go for it? Are you ready to act in the face of fear, to work hard at creating a dream life for your family and to approach your exciting new life in Australia with positivity?


If you’re still not sure, that’s OK. High five! You’re in the right place and you’ve found your people. You need to take some action to figure things out, because being undecided means you’re stuck in limbo. I’ll help you figure out if Australia is for you so you can commit to a decision. Keep reading!


Cool, you’re also in the right place! I can walk you through everything you need to know, cut through the mountains of stuff you need to do and lead you towards that beach barbecue. Read on!

My husband, three kids and I moved to Brisbane and life here is just as awesome as we’d hoped. Nobody can guarantee you’ll love it over here like I do. Nobody can guarantee jobs and houses and schools will be perfect – there are always compromises to be made wherever you live. It takes hard work to make it happen and to get settled. And it costs money. But I will be honest when I say I’m so thankful that we took action and decided to give it a go otherwise I know we’d have spent our whole lives wondering if we’d made the right decision for our kids. We pushed ourselves past our comfort zone and ended up with a life that exceeds anything we could have imagined.

When I lived in the UK I used to buy everything I could about moving to Australia. Books, glossy magazines, you name it, I bought it. I spent hours lusting after our dream life, and I did this for years without taking any action. Here’s the thing: I don’t want this to be aspirational for you. I don’t want you to read this site and lust after the beaches and the lifestyle without doing anything about it. I’m not just another travel blogger trying to take your mind off the grey sky outside your window. I’m not just another migration blog telling you the facts and figures so you can make your own mind up after reading it for a few years. I’m not a relocation company that will hold your hand and show you rentals and give you a city tour.

I’m here to help you to kick start your dream, create a plan to make it happen and live a life of no regrets. It’s an action based site – you need to jump in and get on board to get the most out of it as only you can make this happen.

Are you ready?

Ready to get serious about this migration thing?

Follow the links above to read my free blog content. When you’re ready to take things further, if you still want more help, I’ve created a simple, cost-effective solution to make it all sweet and easy.
Check out the Plan Your Dream page where you can upgrade to unlock my Premium content. I’ll walk you step-by-step through everything you need to know and do, tailored perfectly to your stage in the migration journey.

Eager to get straight to the best content? Here are my top posts:

How much does it cost to move to Australia?
How much does it cost to live in Brisbane?
Do you need to use a migration agent and how to choose a great one?
How do you transfer money to Australia?
Should you do the IELTS or PTE? Find out the differences between the English language tests
Do you need one-way travel insurance?  
How to emigrate in 6 easy steps
Where to find short-term accommodation for your arrival and what to look for
Find out everything you need to know about schools in Australia
Check out my review of the best carry on rucksacks for travelling long haul 

Ready to make this happen? Come plan your dream with me


Still got some questions? Shoot me an email and I’ll do my best to help Karen@smartstepstoaustralia.com.

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