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Odo - pet dog

Emigrating to Australia with a pet

"When we first told acquaintances that we intended to emigrate from the UK to Australia with our dog in tow, we had to contend with expressions of astonishment and disbelief. The less charitable people suggested it would be cheaper to shoot him. Our belief was that if we’d had children we’d have had to take them with us, so Odo was emigrating too, whether those people liked the idea or not." Rachel Amphlett looks at the challenges and rewards of emigrating to Oz with a beloved pet.

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The Australian redback spider (Latrodectus hasselti)

An expat’s guide to emigrating to Australia: Part Two

In the second part of her guide to emigrating to Australia, Elizabeth Grey looks at housing, healthcare and other aspects of settling in - including those spiders!

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Aerial view of Gold Coast, QLD

An expat’s guide to emigrating to Australia: Part One

To date over a million Brits have chosen to dodge the drizzle and head Down Under for a brighter life in a cheerier climate. Elizabeth Grey explains why, and what's involved.

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A tattooed face carved into a tree trunk by a Maori artist

Tattoo you!

Faces carved into a tree trunk by a Maori artist.

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Flag of Australia

Emigrating to Australia – the legal hurdles

Australia is a dream destination for many Brits thinking about upping sticks. But despite the language and cultural similarities, the paperwork and regulations faced by emigrants to Australia are as complicated as anywhere else. Dominic Higgins takes a brief look at at some of the bureaucracy you’ll tackle if you decide to make the move.

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