Migration to Australia
Australia is the land of opportunity. Did you know that Australia is second in the world in terms of quality of living? This is because of a rich, diverse culture, vast educational and career opportunities, and a strong immigrant support system.
Whether you’re looking to advance your studies or career, move in with your loved ones, or start a new chapter of your life in a peaceful and immigrant-friendly country, Australia may have just what you’re looking for.
Information about Australia
- Capital: Canberra
- System of Government: Federal Parliamentary
- Current Prime Minister: Malcolm Turnbull
- Currency: Australian dollar (AUD)
- Population: approx. 24,184,100
- Land mass: 7,692,024 sq. km.
- Ethnicities: 90% Caucasian, 3% Native Australian, 7% Asian
- Languages: English (majority), Mandarin, Italian, Arabic, Cantonese, Greek
- Human Development Index (HDI): 0.935
Cities in Australia:
Sydney – Famous for its Opera House and for the movie Finding Nemo, Sydney is the largest and oldest city in the country. With a local populace of 198,000 people, this coastal city is home to a community of diverse cultures and lifestyles. This coastal city is also rife with various tourist attractions. Aside from the Opera House, the Sydney Harbour holds the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Bridge Climb, Watsons Bay, and historical war sites. Sydney is also known for its excellent living conditions, being the city with the 10th best Quality of Living Index in the world.
Melbourne – Melbourne is the second-largest city in Australia. One of its foremost attractions is the National Gallery of Victoria, an art museum that contains the world’s biggest stained-glass ceiling, measuring a whopping 51 metres long and 15 metres wide. The first Federal Parliament House was also built in this city. Melbourne houses the highest number of immigrants in Australia, currently numbering 48,000 – perhaps due to the low cost of living in the city. Furthermore, Melbourne ranks 16th in the world in terms of the Quality of Living Index, due to its strong educational and health sectors.
Brisbane – If you’re into the outdoors, Brisbane is the city for you. Boasting of beautiful coastal areas and mountain ranges, SCUBA diving and trekking are must-try activities; or if you’re more laidback, sightseeing is also a viable choice. You’ll find a youthful, vibrant, and multilingual populace, as well as an open and diverse culture in Brisbane, as it houses a plethora of international students. Besides English, Samoan, Italian, and Cantonese are some of the most widely-spoken languages in the city.
Adelaide – Adelaide is the capital of South Australia. Ranking 27th in the world in terms of living standards, it boasts an efficient public transport system, markets that sell all sorts of fresh produce and goods, and a rich cultural heritage, which is apparent in its various festivals and tourist spots. Adelaide is also the perfect spot for those who are looking to balance an urban lifestyle with outdoor activities. The city provides many opportunities to go swimming, skydiving, sightseeing, or even just staycationing.
Perth – Rich cultural attractions, great outdoor climate, and a diverse population: These are the qualities that make the city of Perth what it is. The fourth most populous city in the country, Perth is also the business and government centre of Western Australia. Just like the other cities on this list, Perth remains very competitive globally in terms of quality of life, being the world’s 22nd best city to live in. This city is also full to bursting with career opportunities. If you’re looking to find work in IT, tourism, environmental systems, or healthcare, Perth is the place to be.
Darwin – No city in Australia fuses the modern lifestyle with the outback like Darwin does. Famous for being one of the most laid-back places in the country, Darwin is home to the largest proportion of Native Australian inhabitants. At the same time, people of various religions, languages, and ethnicities abound in the city. Darwin is the perfect spot if you’re looking to immerse yourself in the robust Aborigine heritage.
Canberra – Being the capital of Australia (no, it’s not Sydney), major attractions and opportunities are abundant in the city of Canberra. Whether you want to satisfy your artistic needs, find stable employment, or run your very own enterprise, Canberra has it all. The city is notable for its annual Floriade, a bountiful parade of flowers. Low crime rates, streamlined public transport, and world-class healthcare and education also make Canberra a great city to raise a family in.