Living in Australia

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rtj45
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Living in Australia

Postby rtj45 » Thu Mar 11, 2021 1:58 pm

Hi all

So I know that we have quite a dedicated player base in Australia!

Due to career/family etc. may be moving to work in Australia in the next couple years, can any of our resident Australians give me a heads up on living in Australia eg

- where to live, what cities etc.
- rough living costs/expenses etc. if I were to rent a place (2 bed)
- things I should know about but probably don't
- rough benefit packages you get from work, ie number of days holiday per year etc.

Probably have more questions in future.

Many thanks for your help :)

(ps I'm a pom)
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Location: Alloa

Re: Living in Australia

Postby paul857 » Thu Mar 11, 2021 4:36 pm

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Molle
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Re: Living in Australia

Postby Molle » Thu Mar 11, 2021 5:12 pm

Can you give us a rough idea on what you do for a living and how much you expect in your back pocket at the end of the year? Not being nosy just it kinda rules in and out a few things i.e. if you're a deep sea diver who trains dolphins for the navy, then Alice probably isn't the place to relocate to. If you're a professional poodle groomer then you're probably going to have to be in the big cities to have enough clients etc.

Things you should know but probably don't :
Australia is freaking huge! To quote the GPS the first, last and only time I drove across the nullarbor (Adelaide to Perth).
In three days, turn left.

Victorians are called Mexicans because they're south of the border,
New South Welshmen are called cockroaches because I don't know why,
Queenslanders are called cane toads because there's a lot of them up that way,
South Australians are called crow eaters because there's a lot of them over that way,
West Australians are called sand gropers because there's stuff all else out that way.
Tasmania is often forgotten.
Northern Territory is mostly empty, as is WA and SA and VIC and NSW and QLD.
Togs, cosies, bathers and swimmers are all the same thing.
Every small town in Victoria and several in SA have the best snot block in the world.
C U in the NT is not an official tourism campaign for the Northern Territory, but it does make an awesome bumper sticker.
Drop bears are real. Recent arrivals are recommended to put a dab of vegemite behind each ear to trick them into thinking you're a local. This trick doesn't work on magpies. The only defence against magpies is wearing an ice-cream container on your head. For extra protection, poke cable ties through it.
If the locals aren't swimming you don't either. Rips, stingers and crocs will kill you given the chance (probably in that order). If someone wearing a yellow and red cap on their head tells you to get out of the water, do so. They're a deadset legend and should always be listened to.
Football can mean 4 different things.
Hook turns are a thing only in inner city Melbourne.
Batman Street is the most commonly stolen street sign in Australia, closely followed by ACDC Lane.
Aussies shorten almost every word they can, but you can't call Wagga Wagga, Wagga.
The best way to get any aussie to swear is to sing to them "Am I ever going to see your face again?" It even works on grandmas now.
Even we don't know how we got into Eurovision.

rtj45
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Re: Living in Australia

Postby rtj45 » Thu Mar 11, 2021 5:51 pm

Molle wrote:Can you give us a rough idea on what you do for a living and how much you expect in your back pocket at the end of the year? Not being nosy just it kinda rules in and out a few things i.e. if you're a deep sea diver who trains dolphins for the navy, then Alice probably isn't the place to relocate to. If you're a professional poodle groomer then you're probably going to have to be in the big cities to have enough clients etc.

Things you should know but probably don't :
Australia is freaking huge! To quote the GPS the first, last and only time I drove across the nullarbor (Adelaide to Perth).
In three days, turn left.

Victorians are called Mexicans because they're south of the border,
New South Welshmen are called cockroaches because I don't know why,
Queenslanders are called cane toads because there's a lot of them up that way,
South Australians are called crow eaters because there's a lot of them over that way,
West Australians are called sand gropers because there's stuff all else out that way.
Tasmania is often forgotten.
Northern Territory is mostly empty, as is WA and SA and VIC and NSW and QLD.
Togs, cosies, bathers and swimmers are all the same thing.
Every small town in Victoria and several in SA have the best snot block in the world.
C U in the NT is not an official tourism campaign for the Northern Territory, but it does make an awesome bumper sticker.
Drop bears are real. Recent arrivals are recommended to put a dab of vegemite behind each ear to trick them into thinking you're a local. This trick doesn't work on magpies. The only defence against magpies is wearing an ice-cream container on your head. For extra protection, poke cable ties through it.
If the locals aren't swimming you don't either. Rips, stingers and crocs will kill you given the chance (probably in that order). If someone wearing a yellow and red cap on their head tells you to get out of the water, do so. They're a deadset legend and should always be listened to.
Football can mean 4 different things.
Hook turns are a thing only in inner city Melbourne.
Batman Street is the most commonly stolen street sign in Australia, closely followed by ACDC Lane.
Aussies shorten almost every word they can, but you can't call Wagga Wagga, Wagga.
The best way to get any aussie to swear is to sing to them "Am I ever going to see your face again?" It even works on grandmas now.
Even we don't know how we got into Eurovision.


I laughed lol

My current job is investment consulting so will want to pick up something like that in aus eg most likely finance related or such, so would be looking for one of the cities. Melbourne stands out at the mo but unsure on what the prospects are for such jobs in the other cities eg sydney adelaide Brisbane Perth and Canberra, or if there are other places I've never heard of that might be good for such jobs.

My partner works in healthcare and her specialism should mean she is fairly well sought after so should have relative abundance of choice
Manager of West Row Wyverns and affiliate East Row Eagles
Winner of the grand slam in season 13 (Dev, T20, SOD, Cup, International)

lightning
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Location: Birmingham

Re: Living in Australia

Postby lightning » Thu Mar 11, 2021 6:07 pm

Thongs in Australia are flip-flops, not skimpy underwear.

You would look silly putting a flip-flop on your cock.


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