Home of Australia’s Good Life
As Australia’s oldest European settlement and most populous city, Sydney is a true shining gem. Build around the shimmering Sydney harbor, which is upstaged only by the iconic landmarks of the Sydney Opera house and the Harbour Bridge, this animated city is often considered by many to be the perfect place to live, work, and play.
Life is never dull for expatriates living here: in just one day you can take a harbor cruise, enjoy dim sum in Chinatown, walk the narrow winding streets of The Rocks while exploring Sydney’s colorful past, mingle with the celebrities in the Potts Point District, shop for designer styles under the stunning glass arches of the Queen Victoria Building, enjoy a relaxing dinner in one of the refurbished pubs in the Surry Hills and party the night away in the King’s Cross district. And while enjoying a cosmopolitan life in this relaxed and fun city, you are surprisingly never far from nature. Right on your doorstep, you have the white sandy beaches of Palm Beach, Bondi, and Cronulla, bushwalking in Manly, and the magical Blue Mountains with the famous Three Sisters rock formations just a short ride away. It’s easy to see why many of the people who came to Sydney on a short-term contract never left.
Different ethnic groups contribute to the city’s colorful inhabitants and it is very much a place that celebrates and accepts diversity and cultural differences. In fact, Sydney is often described as a city of villages; a city of many cultural hubs. Because of this, expatriates who make Sydney their home will enjoy a vast array of global foods and cultural activities and will benefit from living in a place that invites its residents to live happily and peacefully together.
What’s the draw?
- Great outdoor living, sunny weather, and a laid-back approach to living.
- A high standard of living in a clean and safe environment.
- A city that pulses with all the excitement of some of the world’s best capitals while retaining its own unique charm.
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. Our guide to Sydney is written by an expatriate who is able to tell you exactly what life in this thriving city is like. It contains full and comprehensive details about what you can expect and 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.
Fall in love with Sydney with the Expat Info Desk.