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Australia

Known as the lucky country, Australia has so much to offer!

With our beautiful beaches, crystal blue waters, and pristine rainforests, we are the sixth largest country in the world with the lowest population density per square kilometre.

Australia experiences mild weather for most of the year and is one of the driest continents but the climate can vary due to our large size. Like all countries in the southern hemisphere, Australia's seasons are opposite to those in the northern hemisphere.

The Australian culture and customs consist of a rich tapestry of nationalities including traditions, legends, myths and  folklore. Our health system is also amongst the best in the world with accessible health services available to all Australians.

We have strong economy and a national currency of the Australian dollar which comes in denominations of $5, $10, $20, $50 and $100 notes. Coins come in 5, 10, 20 and 50 cent and one and two dollar denominations. Our colourful notes  depict famous Australians both past and present.

There are so many things to see and do within Australia from: traveling the outback, spending time on some of our amazing beaches, visiting one of our many wineries, or attending an Australian Football League, Cricket or Rugby match. It is a truly magical place to live and work.

To find out more information about what makes Australia so great visit Australia's official tourism website. For more information on moving to Australia visit the Department of Immigration and Citizenship website.

Victoria

Victoria - you'll love every piece!

Victoria has the second largest population of any state in Australia, but is also the smallest mainland state - about the same size as Britain. It is geographically compact and all regions are within relatively easy reach. Our economy also continues to grow and provide stability for all Australians.

Our weather is usually a mild climate with warm to hot summers, moderate autumns, cool to cold winters and sunny springs. We are proud of our multicultural state with almost one quarter of Victoria's population born overseas and over 180 languages and dialects spoken every day.

There are so many things to see and do throughout Victoria. With great tourist attractions including: the Great Ocean Road, major sporting events such as the Australian Open, fabulous shopping, and countless restaurants and cafes boasting great food and wine wherever you turn. You will never be short of ways to spend your time here!

We also have a range of transport options to help you get to wherever you are going. From sea based travel such as ferries, to Melbourne's international airport in Tullamarine, and many public transport options you are always able to get around town.

Victoria is proud of its robust health care system with top medical services available to all Victorian's around the clock. There are also numerous child care options available depending on the age of your child, and your local council.

For more information on Victoria including a checklist for things to consider when moving to Victoria visit the Australian Governments - Live in Victoria website.

Melbourne

Melbourne - the most liveable city in the world!

Culture and weather

Melbourne is the capital of Victoria and is home to around 4.14 million people. More than 70 per cent of Victorians live in Melbourne and our city regularly ranks highly in international research on liveable cities.

While we are Australia's culture arts, entertainment and sporting capital... we are well known for our weather often bringing four seasons in one day!

Things to see and do

Whatever time of the year it is there are always lots of attractions and things to see and do such as: visiting galleries and museums, exploring one of our many laneways, doing some boutique shopping, or simply just indulging in some amazing food and coffee.

Transportation

We have lots of ways to help you get around the city with accessible trains, trams, buses and taxis all available for use. The Melbourne International Airport is located in Tullamarine which is just a short drive from the CBD.

Local community - Burwood

Deakin University is located in Burwood which is situated in the leafy Eastern suburbs of Melbourne. There are numerous housing options, places of worship and public transport available in this area for staff and students making it a great place to work.

More information

For more information on everything that is great about Melbourne visit City of Melbourne website.

Geelong

Geelong - the best place to live!

Culture and weather

Geelong is Victoria's second largest city and is the gateway to the Bellarine Peninsula and the Great Ocean Road. It is a one hour drive from Melbourne and showcases lovely weather, a diverse range of food, culture and public art, including an art deco-style pool, promenade complex and restored pavilion at Eastern Beach.

Things to see and do

There are so many things to see and do including visiting the Geelong wine region, numerous galleries and museums, and beautifully landscaped gardens. Or you can even just do a bit of local shopping.

Transportation

There are a range of buses, train and taxi services to help you make your way around the beautiful city, with Avalon airport only a 20-30 minute drive away for any interstate trips.

Local community - Waterfront and Waurn Ponds

Deakin University has two campuses in Geelong - Waterfront and Waurn Ponds.

The Geelong region has housing options to suit all preferences – waterfront apartments, character period homes, new executive residences, rural properties and coastal living.

There are various community associations and places of worship in the area.  Plus a high standard of child care services available including play groups, schools and maternal health care; You can also get involved in the local community with various.  It is a great spot to help you achieve that work/life balance.

More information

For more information on why Geelong is a great place to live and work visit: Moving to Geelong.

Warrnambool

Wonderful Warrnambool - so much to see and do!

Culture and weather

Warrnambool is easy to get to being just 12kms from the Western End of the Great Ocean Road, with buses, train and taxi services readily available. It is a quiet coastal city with moderate weather with an average maximum summer temperature of 22°C (71.6 F), while the average winter maximum is 14°C (57.2 F).

Things to see and do

There are lots of things to do to experience the culture of Warrnambool like: going on a historic tour, visiting the beautiful coastline, whale watching tours and exploring the various parks and rivers.

High quality local produce is celebrated in many of Warrnambool's best restaurants, cafes and bistros and are a must for any foodie.

Transportation

Warnambool has everything you need to get to and around the beautiful city from buses and trains to taxis and even the Warrnambool Airport!

Local community - Warrnambool

Deakin University is proud to be a part of the close knit community in Warrnambool. We are located on the banks of the picturesque Hopkins River, close to local surf beaches and popular tourist attractions. 

The Warrnambool City Council provide an extensive range of information on high quality health services, child care services and information on getting involved with local community associations . There are also a number of places of worship available in the area.

 More information

For more information on all Warrnambool has to offer see the Visit Warrnambool website.

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