The best way to find out about expat life in Australia is to learn from the experiences of people who have lived in the country themselves. Fellow expats are often the best source of information for new arrivals as they have a personal insight into the trials and tribulations of settling into life in Australia as a foreigner.

Recommended expat blogs about Australia

Proudly South African in Perth

South African expat Reeva relocated to the sunny shores of Perth after braving England's winter for almost a decade. Her blog is a valuable resource for expats moving to Perth as she shares her experiences of migration and what to expect. 

Nationality: South African

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Alkeks Abroad

Having relocated from Houston, Texas in 2014, Courtney and her husband Travis now call Brisbane their home. Read her blog for more about expat life, delicious recipes and more. 

Nationality: American


Meet this family of four that made their dreams a reality by relocating from the Netherlands to Melbourne. Their blog covers all the essential questions that expats need answered, from where to live to how to get a visa. This blog is especially useful for those relocating with children.

Nationality: Dutch

Expat Health Insurance

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Cigna Global Health Insurance

With Cigna, you won't have to rely on foreign public health care systems, which may not meet your needs. Cigna allows you to speak to a doctor on demand, for consultations or instant advice, wherever you are in the world. They also offer full cancer care across all levels of cover, and settle the cost of treatments directly with the provider. Cigna is currently offering a 10% discount for seniors (over 60) on their Silver package.

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Moving Companies

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Moving Internationally?

Sirelo has a network of more than 500 international removal companies that can move your furniture and possessions to your new home. By filling in a form, you’ll get up to 5 quotes from recommended movers. This service is free of charge and will help you select an international moving company that suits your needs and budget.

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