Working in Sydney

Expats working in Sydney will find themselves in Australia’s commercial centre. Home to some of the country's largest businesses, Sydney is also the city of choice for multinational companies establishing a base in Australia. It follows naturally that many expats end up working in Sydney, and expats looking for a job in one of Australia’s urban centres would do well to make their way to Sydney.


Job market in Sydney

Some of Australia's largest companies, and indeed some of the largest companies in the world, are based in or around Sydney. This includes industry giants such as Woolworths, Caltex and Commonwealth Bank.

Those in financial or insurance services, in particular, will find plenty of opportunities to join one of the lucrative firms in the area. Alternatively, expats looking for work in healthcare, retail or manufacturing sectors will also find large-scale industries that command growing levels of employment.


Salaries in Sydney

Average income in Sydney tends to be high, but expats should also note that large outlays are absolutely necessary in order to cover the increasing cost of living. Although Sydney's ranking on the Mercer Cost of Living Survey has been dropping for the past few years, it still ranked as the 42nd most expensive city out of the 209 cities surveyed worldwide in 2017. It's also worth noting that the cost of living in Sydney is the highest in all of Australia, and even outranks a number of popular European destinations such as Paris, Milan and Vienna.


Working life in Sydney

Apart from just the nuts and bolts of the matter, expats working in Sydney will find that they can maintain an upwardly mobile and successful career while balancing a rich home life. The local workplace practices many family-friendly policies, making it easier for expats with children to enjoy flexible working hours and work-from-home schemes.

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