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13 Ways To Prepare Yourself For Moving To Australia

Strewth, it's a different world down there. Make the transition easier by following these simple tips – and by opening a bank account with Westpac before you arrive!

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1. Start conditioning your taste buds so you don't gag when you eat Vegemite.

Ease yourself into things by adding just a pinch to every meal.

3. While you're at it, stock up on sunscreen, a hat, and some UV-resistant clothing.

You don't want to be that guy wearing a "white singlet" all summer. That skin of yours won't protect itself!

7. Get accustomed to sand by sprinkling it over all your belongings.

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Sand is like the glitter of Australia. Beautiful, but no matter how careful you are you'll still end up finding the little grainy buggers everywhere.

11. Stock up on ~fancy~ cooler bags and stubby holders.

And get excited for restaurants that let you BYO alcohol.

12. Desensitise yourself to bugs and spiders by exposing yourself to them whenever possible.


Then by the time you arrive, you won't even flinch when a cockroach scurries over your face. BTW did we mention ours fly?!

And the one thing that's sure to help make the move to Australia easier? Opening a bank account with Westpac before you arrive!