Living in Sydney, Australia, with its famous beaches, harbor, arts scene and passion for sports and multiculturalism, is an amazing experience. If you enjoy the outdoors, sunny weather and a laid back approach to living, then you will feel quite at home here. Sydney has become home for many expatriates, with more than 40% of its population having relocated to her shores from overseas. This expat relocation guide will provide you all the practical information you will need to settle in the city with ease. It includes information on which visa you need to obtain, where to live and which schools are best suited for your children, together with less practical but equally important information about where to meet new friends, how to spend your weekends and who to see for a great haircut.
Sydney is a family friendly city with a high standard of living and for this reason it is considered one of the most desirable cities in the world in which to live. Like other economically strong western democratic countries, it is safe and clean. Additionally, Sydney is bearing well in the Global Financial Crisis compared to other major cities, primarily because of Australia's economic strength and financial regulations.
Sydney is a city that celebrates diversity and cultural differences are respected and accepted. In fact, Sydney is often described as a city of villages; a city of many cultural hubs. Because of this you can find a vast array of global foods and cultural activities here. It is a place that invites its residents to live happily and enjoy all that she has to offer.
This international relocation guide to living in Sydney, Australia, will give you the tools and resources to begin enjoying this new city, which you will soon call home and covers the following topics-
The Expat Info Desk guide to living in Sydney contains everything you need to know about living legally in Sydney. This site offers comprehensive tips and advice on immigrating, forms for visas, passports, citizenship requirements, and many other resources.
There is a wide choice of different residential areas available throughout Sydney, from the luxury apartments of the Central Business District through to the terrace houses of Balmain. The Expat Info Desk relocation guide to living in Sydney describes each of the residential areas throughout the city and contains important resources that can help you to choose a place to live that is within your budget and meets your family’s needs.
Starting a new life in a new city can be very stressful. Careful preparation and accurate information is necessary in order to successfully transition all the practical elements of your life and have a successful expatriate experience. Our international relocation guide to Sydney contains a full directory of all useful product and service providers together with insider advice that can help you to fit in quickly and easily.
The Expat Info Desk guide to living in Sydney contains full details of Sydney’s best activities. It contains a comprehensive guide to the city’s great outdoors including information about beaches, parks and popular outings. There is also a detailed guide to Sydney’s dining and drinking scenes where you can find contact details and reviews for cafes, wine bars, restaurants and nightclubs.
Sydney is a great city but, as with many other major cities around the world, it is prudent to be aware of safety risks. Our expat gives you an insider’s view of methods of staying safe in Sydney together with tips about how you can protect yourself and your family. We also provide details about public and private healthcare facilities, what they include and who is eligible for them together with full addresses and contact details for clinics, hospitals and healthcare facilities throughout the city.
While Australians are renowned for their hospitality and friendliness, relocating to a new city is never easy. The Expat Info Desk guide to living in Sydney provides you with thorough insights into the people here, what behaviors you can expect and how best to integrate with the locals. This inside knowledge will assist you to avoid embarrassing situations and mistakes, feel confident in unfamiliar situations, and develop trust, friendships, and successful business relationships.
There are plenty of travel books and Internet sites out there that can tell you about life in Sydney but what you really need is the view of a local, someone who knows the city thoroughly from their own first hand experience. We have just the person to help you. Our guide to Sydney is written by an expatriate who is able to tells you exactly what it is like to live here and it contains full and comprehensive details about what you can expect written in a practical, straightforward style.
Our guide was written by Merryn Calear and last published on Tuesday 7th September 2010.
|01||Consider your commute when choosing where to live. Look for convenient access to roads or public transport.|
|02||Entry to public schools is determined by where you live, so you'll need to base your housing search on the school's district.|
|03||Secondhand shopping for furniture, household items and other necessities is very popular. Garage sales and online classifieds can reduce your costs.|
|04||Sydney can be overwhelming and joining a local community group will help you meet people and make friends with common interests.|
|05||Overseas calling cards are the most economical way to talk with friends and family back home. You can talk for less than .05c a minute with some cards|
It takes 10 years and 30,000 liters of paint to paint the Sydney Harbour Bridge, and when they finish they have to start again at the other end.