Frequently Asked Questions about Melbourne

Most expats are understandably a bit nervous about moving to a new country and have queries about various aspects of life in their soon-to-be home. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about moving to Melbourne. 

Where should I live in Melbourne?

There are a number of expat-friendly areas in Melbourne. Some favoured areas are right in the city centre and are popular with students or young professionals. More family-oriented expats may prefer living further out in the suburbs or on the coast.

Is there a lot to do in the city?

With a number of annual events and local attractions, expats in Melbourne should find it fairly easy to keep themselves amused. On the off-chance that one is in the mood for a change of scenery, there are a couple of great road trip destinations for weekend getaways.

Will I experience any culture shock?

Most expats moving to Australia assume that the country's Westernised culture will make for an easy adjustment. While this is true to a certain extent, many of these same expats are surprised to find themselves feeling a bit lost at sea in their new surroundings.

Despite some similarities to other Western countries like Britain and the USA, expats may still experience a profound sense of loneliness compounded by the unfamiliar day-to-day idiosyncrasies of Australian life. 

Can I bring my pet to Australia?

Most likely the answer is yes, but bringing a pet to Australia is a complicated process that requires a lot of documentation and planning ahead. Ideally, expats intending to bring a furry friend with them should consult a pet relocation company for advice to ensure that all the right steps are followed.

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