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  1. vdolls89

    Social Aspects in Australia

    I'm intrigued on what every ones experiences have been moving from England to Australia, in terms of socializing making friends!? For me I moved here with my family when I was 17, still living here 8 years on! For the longest time I had difficulty making friends (Australian friends) & had on multiple occasions wanted to moved back to England because of it. Now I wouldn't change it for anything. I live in Melbourne now and for me it was a matter of moving from a small town to a city, and now have what I would call genuine friends, and a great social life. What gets me now is, on many occasions, I've been to parties where many English people have attended, and must say I've been left feeling dissapointed. I consider myself open minded and sociable with all walks of life but have found it challenging talking to the Brits as they come across as quite 'stand offish', and quite frankly given the impression, especially with the girls to be quite bitchy and stay within their own clang of friends. Of course I'm not branding all English girls like this, but just the ones I have met over here. And of course I don't assume 'we must get along cause we're both British, so of course we must be friends!' But I just never remembered it being this difficult with socializing in England. Many of the English are typically backpackers so perhaps they're in a different 'mind set'? Or perhaps I've been here too long and am having some sort of reversal culture clash? And forgot how truly reserved the brits are? What are your thoughts & experiences on this? (Also this is in no way to offend English, this is purely in my experience. I am English myself after all!)
  2. Hi all Well after months of trying I eventually got a job offer for oz but in Geraldton. Now I've done some research on here and other sites trying to find out about Geraldton but in my experience there is noting like advice from those who have visited/lived there. If i sign the contract I will be out there in March I'm big into sports so I know there is a lot to do there like kite surfing,surfing etc.... but I also like to socialize. Is it as quiet here as I believe? How do new people meet up if they are not in pubs/clubs? Is it friendly to foreigners etc. Does it get busier here in the summer time when people in the city are on there holidays or is it the same all year round? Is it difficult to find house share here? I have searched some sites but only found a limited number and normally not in the better areas (from what I've read). Is car lease expensive? as I won't be able to afford to buy one for some time I have to spend at least 2 years here on my contract so if I don't like it that can be a very long time as I am a single guy moving here alone I have spent time in Oz before but unfortunately this is not one of the towns i visited. Thanks in advance :xmas23:
  3. Ok, so, i have lived in Brisbane for over a year now. I am a permanent resident and moved over here on my own back in May, i met my friend from my previous work here who was on a working visa, we flat shared together and it was good as we have common ground. He moved to NZ around 2 weeks ago. My parents and sister moved here in October, my sister is 18 and she moved back home after 3 months, my parents are fine as they have each other and they live by the beach.. I have recently realised that my social life here is not brilliant, yes i have met some friends but they are all over the age of 28 and are iether married, engaged or not on exactly the same level as me.. My unit lease ends in four weeks and now im reviewing my options with moving back to the UK as an option so i can enjoy being social and young.. Help! :eek: Just wondering if there are any other people around 18-25 who are also having these problems? If so, message me and maybe we can arrange to meet etc. Cheers, Luke
  4. Hi, I'm new to this forum and also new to canberra, I moved here a week ago. I trying to make new friends, anyone has ideas how to socialize here. I should get my working visa and then at least look for a job and so. I'd be happy to get some advice on how to pass my free time end also meeting new people. if you have ideas about volunteering or short term courses... thanks everybody, Hilah
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