A Guide To Living In Australia

Introduction

Australia is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. It’s also a great place to live, especially if you’re looking for an adventure and want to be surrounded by nature. If you are considering moving to Australia, this guide will help you get started!

Population

The population of Australia is 24 million, and it’s growing at 1.6{a6d4e250f4dbd7c38290d51a301669b0b15c2bd58d8474132f85a8137f152abc} per year. If you’re interested in numbers, that means the population will reach 30 million by 2050!

Australia is one of the most densely populated countries in the world. The average number of people per square kilometer (km2) is 17: compare that with India, which has an average of only 4 people/km2; or Canada with 472/km2; or even New Zealand at 132/km2!

Climate

The climate in Australia is temperate with four distinct seasons. The average temperature varies by state, but it tends to be hot and humid in summer (December-February), cool and dry in winter (June-August), warm and wet during spring (September-November), and mild with occasional rain falls during autumn (March-May). For example, Sydney has average temperatures ranging from 18 degrees Celsius/64 Fahrenheit during summer to 15 degrees Celsius/59Fahrenheit during winter while Brisbane’s range is 21C/70F – 24C/75F.

Australia experiences two main types of weather: tropical cyclones or “hurricanes” from December through March; and coastal storms called “east coast lows”, which bring heavy rains from June through September.

Culture

  • Australian culture is a blend of British and Irish heritage with influences from the indigenous Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
  • Australia has also been influenced by Asian immigrants, particularly Chinese and Indian, who arrived in Australia in large numbers in the 19th century.

Language

English is the official language of Australia and is spoken by almost all Australians. However, there are many different languages spoken in Australia, including Aboriginal languages.

Australian English differs from British English in several ways:

  • Most Australians use words like “have” or “gonna” instead of “will”. For example: “I’m going to the movies tonight.”
  • The letters ‘u’ and ‘i’ are pronounced differently than they would be in British English (e.g., “suit” vs “suite”).
  • Words such as ‘outback’ were derived from Aboriginal languages and have become part of everyday speech for many Aussies!

Food and drink

Australian cuisine is a fusion of Indigenous, British and multicultural influences.

The food is very diverse, with cuisines from around the world represented in Australia’s cities and towns. The traditional Aboriginal diet was based on a mixture of plants and animals, but with an emphasis placed on hunting rather than gathering; this was due to the fact that Australia lacked large land mammals like deer or buffalo (except for kangaroos), which were found in other parts of the world. Today most Australians eat a wide variety of foods including Asian dishes such as Chinese or Thai food; Italian dishes such as pizza; French pastries such as croissants; curries from India

Education

Australia has a relatively new system of public education, which was introduced in the 1970s. This means that there are very few schools that were established before then and have retained their original buildings or facilities.

Most Australian schools require students to wear uniforms; however, there are some exceptions depending on your child’s age and school grade level (i.e., primary vs secondary). Uniforms can vary from plain shirts/blouses with ties for boys and skirts/dresses for girls at one end of the spectrum all the way up through jumper dresses with cardigans over them at other places around Australia!

Most schools are coed (meaning boys and girls attend together), but there are many single-sex institutions as well; these tend to be Catholic schools run by religious orders like St Joseph’s College Boronia Heights Primary School where all 600+ students come from families who practice Catholicism regularly outside school hours as well as during class time every day!

Health care

As a permanent resident, you are eligible for free treatment at any time. You can visit your local doctor or go to hospital. If you need more specialized care, such as surgery or mental health treatment, it will be covered by Medicare (the Australian national health service).

The only exception is if you’re staying in Australia temporarily–for example on a work visa–and then only certain types of services are covered by Medicare.

There are a lot of reasons to love life in Australia.

There are a lot of reasons to love life in Australia. The climate is fantastic, the culture rich and diverse, and there are plenty of different languages spoken around the country.

Australia has one of the best food scenes in the world with every city having its own unique cuisine. There are also plenty of options when it comes to drinks too with bars serving up everything from craft beer to cocktails made with locally grown ingredients like capsicum syrup instead of regular sugar syrup or even plain old water!

Conclusion

We hope you’ve found this guide to living in Australia helpful. If you’re looking for more information on how to move here, we recommend checking out our blog posts on finding work, applying for a visa and more.

Jess Fisichella

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