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Moving to Australia is a big adventure and a huge learning experience - depending on where you are coming from, some things will be familiar and some things will be very new to you.

On this page we describe some of the aspects of everyday Australian home life - many of which were new to us when we first arrived here.

For example, like most migrants from the UK we had never have owned a pool, so learning how to backwash, test and correct the chemical levels was all new to us, and the pool was green before we knew it!

Similarly, the reticulation (watering system) was an unknown area and we saw plenty of plants shrivel up and die as we came up to speed.

It is written from the point of view of UK migrants moving to Perth, but much will apply to other areas of Australia.

Information on this website is intended to give the reader an overview of many aspects of life in Australia, such as healthcare, real estate, tax, superannuation etc.

While we at have performed a large amount of research on each subject area, we do not claim to be experts in those fields and we recommend that migrants discuss their requirements with companies specialising in those fields before making purchases, investments or other decisions concerning their move.

The content of this website is general in nature - no specific advice is intended.

We provide links to other companies as a service to our readers. We have taken reasonable care to ensure that each linked website does not contain offensive or inappropriate material. However, we are not responsible for the accuracy of any of the material in any linked website, or the advice that may be contained therein.