Australia is a tempting destination for Americans, whether they are pursuing work or pleasure, they are drawn to Australia’s famous warm climate and its unique and diverse selection of wildlife. Many assume that because Australia is another English-speaking country, and even retains the UK Monarch as their head of state, that the transition from living in the United States to moving Australia and making it your home will be simple and straightforward.
However, the truth is that many visitors to Australia are not ready for how unlike either the United States or the UK the country is. In fact, the Australian culture is as unique as the country that it inhabits.
Are you looking to either relocate or expand your business into Australian territory. If yes, then make sure that you, or whoever will represent you, is ready for the challenges ahead. Let’s look at some of the key pieces of information. These facts are those that any entrepreneur should know before expanding into Australia.
It is HOT!
Ok, so we all know that Australia is a hot country. But few people are ready for just how hot it is there. The weather in many of Australia’s main cities can easily top 30 degrees Celsius. Many areas routinely experience similar temperatures to the warmest areas of the United States.
The nature of the Australian geography means that, while the country is physically huge, the overwhelming majority of the population is concentrated in the coastal areas.
Depending upon exactly how you plan on expanding your business operations to Australia, you will need to apply for the right kind of permit. Travellers who are just passing through the country are able to carry out a small amount of paid work. While many of those hoping to set up operations in the country in the long term will need to secure a reference. In other words, they need a sponsor to work in the country for a significant period of time. There are websites such as SponsorshipAustralia.net, which can help you in obtaining the necessary sponsorship documents.
Coffee Is King
One of the most common aspects of life that American and Australians tend to bond over is their shared love of coffee. The British love their tea, and this attitude prevails throughout many of the former colonies of the British Empire. Americans and Australians, on the other hand, have both developed a love for coffee that the British simply don’t understand.
Australians are like their American Counterparts when it comes to demanding a certain level of quality from their caffeinated beverages. Australians won’t settle for low-quality instant coffee and instead demand the real thing.
Moving Australia to pursue new business opportunities can present entrepreneurs with a myriad of new challenges and opportunities. However, adjusting fully to this new environment requires that new arrivals show respect for the unique aspects of Australian culture. Americans will have to adapt to a new sense of humor and a generally very different outlook on life. However, after a short period of adjustment, Americans will feel right at home in Australia.