Moon Living Abroad in Australia
By Ulrike Lemmin-Woolfrey
Second Edition, December 2013
Price: $19.99 USD
Ulrike Lemmin-Woolfrey has lived in more than five countries, and her current residency in Australia has made her an expert at life “down under.” Lemmin-Woolfrey provides insight and firsthand advice on making the move to Australia, and she outlines all the information needed in a smart, organized, and straightforward manner. Moon Living Abroad in Australia makes the moving and transition process easy for businesspeople, students, teachers, retirees, and professionals.
Moon Living Abroad in Australia is packed with essential information and must-have details on setting up daily life, including obtaining visas, arranging finances, gaining employment, choosing schools, and finding health care. This relocation guide also includes practical advice on how to rent or buy a home for a variety of needs and budgets, whether it’s an apartment in Sydney or a home across the continent in Perth.
What’s inside Moon Living Abroad in Australia
Here’s what author Ulrike Lemmin-Woolfrey loves about Australia:
- The heady mix of imposing eucalyptus trees, tall palms, and majestic evergreen trees, such as the Moreton Bay fig. Australia is opulently green.
- Koalas, platypuses, kangaroos, and wild cockatoos—for an animal lover this is like a trip to the zoo, only without the fences.
- Even a single ray of sunshine is excuse enough for Aussies to sit outside at cafés
and linger over breakfast and the daily newspaper.
- The atmosphere in the Melbourne Cricket Ground when up to 70,000 people cheer on their Australian Rules football teams is simply electric.
- Coffee is a culture. If you thought Starbucks had a good selection, you’ll be amazed by what’s available.
- The continent is so varied that weekend trips will never get boring.
- Pan-fried barramundi with local seasonal vegetables.
- When someone starts shouting “Aussie, Aussie, Aussie,” the reflexive response is to shout “oi, oi, oi.”
- There is not just one local winery, but nearly 2,000 vineyards—and they deliver.
- School uniforms eliminate at least some of the peer pressure on kids and ensure a quicker turnaround time in the morning.
- Arriving at the Sydney Opera House for a performance makes you feel like you are treading a red carpet, simply because the setting is so stunning.
- Cherry blossoms in September.
- In even the prettiest of parks, you will not find a sign telling you to keep off the grass.
- Did I mention the koalas?
When Ulrike Lemmin-Woolfrey’s husband relocated to Melbourne, she found herself packing her bags and heading to the land Down Under. At first, the upside-down seasons in Australia threw her a little: hay fever in November, Christmas in summer, and snow in July took some getting used to, but she wasn’t deterred. Since then, Ulrike has found plenty to love about Australia and has embraced her new home. She loves walking to the beach—a mere five minutes away—and getting her sugar fix at the many local “lolly” shops. Ulrike believes there is no better continent for a travel addict like herself to call home.
Originally from Hamburg, Germany, Ulrike has lived on three continents and in six countries, including the UK, Qatar, Oman, and the United Arab Emirates. All that moving around has made her a relocation expert—now she loves sharing her knowledge with others as a freelance writer specializing in travel and expat issues.