Australia is a big country. Often people move here without having visited Australia. What many do not realise is that the different states offer different lifestyles and climate.
If you enjoy the changing of seasons - look at Victoria or Tasmania. Even South Australia has more defined seasons than WA or Queensland.
South-east Queensland has a sub-tropical climate and although locals will tell you it's cold you can always spot newly arrived migrants from the UK walking around in shorts and t-shirts whilst people who've lived in Queensland for some time have winter coats on and say it's cold.
WA has colder winters than in south-east Queensland. It offers a quiet family lifestyle. The shops shut at 6pm during the week - apart from late night on Thursday and they do not open on Sunday. Perth tends to have estates and shopping malls. In the suburbs you don't see shops on the side of the road and it does have a very large ex-pat community.
Melbourne is famous for having all four seasons in one day. It does have more defined seasons (as does Tasmania). It has some of the best restaurants in Australia and in the CBD (Central Business District) you can always find a resturant open late at night. If you like Italian food - head to Lygon Street. The centre of Melbourne has a European feel and it is the fashion capital of Australia.
Sydney has everything you'd expect of a large city and as such property is more expensive in Sydney.
Tasmania is known for it's outstanding natural beauty - known as the nature state it has a climate not dissimilar to that of the UK.
Adelaide is known as the City of Churches. It has affordable properties and the economy is not resources based as are those in WA and Queensland.
So which part of Australia is for you? To find out more about Australia and the different lifestyles visit Migration Angel at www.migrationangel.com