With the sunny climate, laid back culture and active lifestyles that many Aussies lead, is it any wonder that moving to Australia is a very popular choice among British expats? Not only is it popular with the young looking to start a new life Down Under, but many couples are looking to retire there.

Listed below are what we think are the 4 best places to live in Australia.


With its friendly country feel, pleasant climate and affordable real estate, it is no wonder that the capital of South Australia is growing in popularity. Job opportunities are good, with Adelaide recruiting a minimum of 5,000 skilled migrants a year, especially in the healthcare, education and manufacturing sectors.

You’ll find a varied cultural scene to enjoy, chill out at the beautiful Adelaide beaches or travel out to the Barossa Valley vineyards to sample the delicious regional food and wines.

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Australia’s third largest city – offers all the excitement of city living but is more affordable than Sydney and Melbourne. Although Brisbane is a city, it does also have many nature spots due to the popular water sports haven of the Brisbane River. If you want to get out of the city for a bit, the Gold Coast and the Great Barrier Reef are easily reached.

Brisbane’s economy is booming, with workers in hospitality, health, manufacturing and tourism the most in demand.

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The capital city has fewer than 400,000 residents, giving it an almost small-town charm with its pretty tree-lined streets and real estate is some of the most affordable in the country, which surprising as this is the capital.

In summer, Canberra’s residents like to visit Lake Burley Griffin to enjoy picnics, bike rides, fishing and sailing. The city has a great restaurant and bar scene, some interesting cultural attractions, such as the National Gallery of Australia, and no end of adventure activities.

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The second oldest city and situated in the south of the country on the banks of the Derwent River, giving it slightly cooler summer temperatures. With a relaxed pace of life and a great range of real estate, Hobart is popular with families and retirees alike.

Hobart doesn’t have a rapidly growing employment market, but it does offer stable job prospects for skilled expats in the construction, viticulture and engineering industries.

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