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living and working in australia

living and working in australia [Kindle Edition]

David Hampshire
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

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Written by Survival's stalwart author David Hampshire, this book covers the ground in the comprehensive, no-brick-unturned style of the series. --A Place in the Sun Magazine

This edition of Living & Working in Australia is bigger and better than ever before, it contains indispensable information about life in Australia and is a must for anyone tempted by life down under! --Homes Worldwide Magazine

"I found this a wonderful
book crammed with
facts and figures, with a
straightforward approach
to the problems and pitfalls
you are likely to encounter.
The whole laced with
humour and a thorough
understanding of what's
involved. Gets my vote!"
--Reader (Amazon)

Product Description

Living and Working in Australia, first published in 1998 and now in its 8th edition, is the most comprehensive and best-selling book available about daily life – and is essential reading for newcomers. What's it really like Living and Working in Australia? Not surprisingly, there's more to life than barbies, beaches, beer and bronzed bodies. This book is guaranteed to hasten your introduction to the Australian way of life, irrespective of whether you're planning to stay for a few months or indefinitely. Adjusting to day-to-day-life in Australia just got a whole lot simpler!

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3928 KB
  • Print Length: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Survival Books; 8th edition (5 Nov 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #161,080 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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David Hampshire was born in England and after serving in the Royal Air Force he was employed for many years in the computer industry, before taking up writing full-time in the '80s. His work has taken him around the world and he has lived and worked in many countries, including Australia, France, Germany, Malaysia, the Netherlands, Panama, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland and the USA. David is an authority on living, working, retiring and buying property abroad, and is the author, co-author or editor of over 20 titles, including the best-selling Living and Working in America, Australia, Britain, Canada, France, London, New Zealand, Spain and Switzerland. David lives in Bath, England with his partner Alexandria.
A complete list of David's books (sole author unless indicated) is shown below:
Buying a Home in Australia - co author
Buying a Home in France
Buying a Home in Italy
Buying a Home in Portugal
Buying a Home in Spain
Buying or Renting a Home in London - co-author
Buying or Renting a Home in Switzerland - co author
Buying Selling & Letting Property
Culture Wise America - co-author
Culture Wise Australia - co-author
Culture Wise England - co-author
Living and Working in America
Living and Working in Australia
Living and Working in Britain
Living and Working in Canada - co-author
Living and Working in France
Living and Working in London - co-author
Living and Working in New Zealand
Living and Working in Spain
Living and Working in Switzerland
Retiring in France
US Immigration Handbook - co-author

Customer Reviews

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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Spot On! 22 Sep 2000
By A Customer
I haven't even gotten to Australia yet and this book has been incredibly useful to me. I am relocating to Sydney next month and this book helped me negotiate my new contract and determine what I need to do before I go. It also has great sections for the worriers amongst us, such as what exactly happens when you reach Immigration Control in the Airport. I'll definitley be taking it with me and dipping into it many times over the next few months.
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The title says it all 23 Jan 2000
By A Customer
Having read a number of publications of similar approach I must admit this one's outstanding. The information provided is not only considering almost every single aspect of living in Oz, but most important: it's (imho) spot-on and even pretty much up-to-date. David's writing is fun and easy to read and I would recommend this book to everyone on the move down under.
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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic! 22 Nov 2005
By Gill
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
An excellent, very detailed book which gives loads of very helpful information. I have read a number of books about emigrating to Australia and this is certainly the best I have found so far.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Living and Working in Australia 1 Dec 2012
I have been considering emigrating to Australia for a couple of years and had so many questions that needed answers before I made up my mind. This book was brilliant, it states in plain english many of the basics things I needed to know. The immigration agency referred me to several 100+ page documents that still left me confused. This book clearly and concisely explains most of the headaches you'll face going through the emigration process and how to settle in OZ. Living and Working in Australia: A Survival Handbook (Survival Handbooks)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Ok, but ....... 2 April 2011
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
there is nothing here really that you can't already find on the net or from one of the Australian/Expat forums. Plus the forum information will be more up to date.
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