Moving to Melbourne, Australia, is a popular choice and it has twice been voted The World’s Most Livable City. Those who live there know that this is a good description of a town that blends European style with Australian easy-going charm. Expatriates experiencing Melbourne for the first time, however, may initially question just how "livable" it is. Without insider knowledge, it is easy to miss the delights that are available in a city that is characterized by hidden treasures in its lanes and alleyways.
Arriving in a new city is overwhelming. There is conflicting information everywhere and it is often difficult to establish the´real story. ´ How safe is this suburb? Will my child be cared for in this school? How do Melbournians really feel about expats? Will I be able to find a job? What does that Real Estate advertisement really mean? Am I being ripped off because I am new? Who can I trust?
Written by an expatriate for expatriates, all of these answers are provided in the ExpatInfoDesk relocation guide to moving to Melbourne. Full of practical information that goes beyond the ´official version, ´ this easy-to-read power pack of information takes the mystery out of relocating to Melbourne. The ExpatInfoDesk Guide to Melbourne is essential reading for new Melbournians who need Plain English information about housing, schools, hidden pitfalls, cultural differences, social interaction and bureaucracy.
All of the recommendations in the guide are made as the result of first-hand experience. Further resources and contacts are provided in every section and any testing of resources has been done anonymously by the author, to ensure integrity. Covering everything from Visas the ExpatInfo Guide to moving to Melbourne maps the expatriate journey from airport to home, with occasional scenic detours by tram along the Yarra River.
The Expat Info Desk guide to moving to Melbourne is aimed at potential and existing expatriates and covers the following topics-
Written by an expatriate, for expatriates, the guide to moving to Melbourne contains real, practical information that is based on real life experiences.
|01||Get involved with Aussie rules football. The quicker you learn the rules and pick a team, the quicker you’ll be bonding with the locals.|
|02||Melbourne is filled with culinary goldmines. Be brave, be willing to look around the graffiti covered corner and you will be rewarded.|
|03||As fantastic a city as Melbourne is, some of the landscape that surrounds it is better. Some of Australia’s most amazing scenery is on your door|
|04||While Southbank is a nice, bright area, full of gleaming new shops and restaurants, it is unequivocally viewed by Melbournians as a tourist trap.|
|05||While Melbourne has a bit of a reputation for being cold and blustery, with unpredictable weather patterns, the city comes alive in the warmer summer.|
Melbourne's tram system, with over 200km of track is the largest tram system outside of Europe.