Relocate to Australia

A relocate to Australia is a big adventure. Fortunately, you are not alone – we at Open Sky Recruitment are here to help you at every step of your big journey! Just give us a call on our UK phone number +44 (0)20 3656 5192 – we’ll be very happy to have an informal chat with you and help you with your questions!

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Why Australia?

Whether it’s the beaches, the weather or the lifestyle – Australia has a lot to offer. Australia’s major cities are Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide and Canberra. You can find an overview of those cities below.

Australia’s recruitment industry is also a couple of years behind the UK which means that a lot of sectors are not nearly as saturated as they are in the UK. A couple of recruitment sectors are particularly strong in Australia, such as digital and healthcare, among others.

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Australia's cities


Sydney is the capital of NSW and is, with close to 5 million residents, Australia’s largest city. Sydney has a diverse culture and is best known for the beaches, the Opera House and Harbour Bridge.


Sydney’s climate is humid subtropical. While it is mild in the winter it gets hot in the summer with a mean temperature of 28°C during the day and 19°C at night. Throughout the year Sydney has 236 sunny days and over 7 hours of sunshine per day.

Economy overview

Sydney has the largest economy of Australia. For us recruiters, the following industries are of particular interest:

Things to do

Whatever you are after you will most likely find it in Sydney. There are a lot of great walks, beaches, national parks and of course, there are the Blue Mountains and Hunter Valley.

If you are a foodie or a frequent bar visitor then you’ll also be looked after. As Sydney is a very multinational city and you can get everything here: authentic food from all across the world plus a lot of scenic & hidden bars, etc.


Brisbane is the capital of Queensland which has the nickname “Sunshine State”. With a population of 2.3 million Brisbane is Australia’s third largest city. While Brisbane is a river city it still has beaches, just 30 minutes away from the CBD; plus it has a man made beach in the CBD. Brisbane also is the gateway for many of Queensland’s attractions.


It’s called sunshine state for a reason – Brisbane has an average of 283 days of sunshine every year. Brisbane’s climate is classified as humid subtropical and has hot, humid summers and dry moderately warm winters.

Economy overview

For us recruiters, the following industries are of particular interest:

  • Service industries such as ITC, Digital
  • Infrastructure and Construction –  Brisbane is currently in the midst of an apartment construction boom
  • Energy and resources
  • Logistics
  • Healthcare
  • Manufacturing
  • Hospitality

Things to do

There are many things to do. Among the most famous are South Bank Parklands Beach (yes, Brisbane has a public, man-made beach in the CBD), Roma Street Parkland and the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, the world’s first and largest koala sanctuary where you can cuddle Koalas.

If you fancy day trips then Brisbane has a lot to offer. Of course, there are plenty of national parks where you can go hiking or you could go camping on the beach. Other beaches worth mentioning are Noosa Main Beach (Sunshine Coast), Burleigh Heads beach (Gold Coast) and Whitehaven Beach.

Talking about Queensland we also have to mention the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest, the world’s oldest rainforest.

If you are into bars then you will be relieved to learn that Brisbane has a rich bar scene including rooftop bars and plenty of small bars. If you’re a foodie then you will have plenty to choose from as well.


With a population of just over 4 million Melbourne is Australia’s second-largest city. It is famous for it’s hidden laneways, rooftop bars, cafes, arts and culture.


Melbourne has a temperate oceanic climate and is known for its changeable weather conditions. Due to the hot air from central Australia, it can get very hot in the summer. In the winter Melbourne is colder than other Australian cities.

Economy overview

Melbourne has the second largest economy of Australia. The following are the biggest sectors which are relevant to recruitment:

  • Service industries such as ITC, Digital, etc
  • Finance
  • Healthcare
  • Logistics
  • Construction
  • Manufacturing

Things to do

Melbourne’s hidden lanewaysbars and restaurants certainly are on the top of the list. There are also plenty of sporting events such as Melbourne cup, which is a public holiday in Victoria. Melbourne also features the Brighton Bathing Houses and Ballarat Wildlife Park which is famous for Patrick the Wombat, the biggest and largest Wombat in the world.

If you are after a day trip then you can visit Phillip Island, where you can see the Little Penguins, the smallest penguins in the world. Or you could go to see the Twelve Apostles and the Ocean Road.

Perth, Adelaide, Canberra


Perth is the capital of Western Australia. It has a population of just over 2 million and is Australia’s fourth largest city. Perth was benefiting from the mining boom. As it is located in the west it features sunsets over the ocean. Perth combines beaches and parks with a lively city with bars and restaurants.

Perth has one of the world’s largest inner city parks, Kings Park and Rottnest Island, the only place in the world where you can take selfies with wild Quokkas. You can also swim with Dolphins and taste wines at local vineyards.


Adelaide is South Australia’s capital. It has a population of 1.3 million and is Australia’s fifth largest city. Adelaide is particularly famous for its wineries in the Adelaide Hills, especially in Barossa and Clare Valley.



Canberra is Australia’s capital and it is inland, in between Sydney and Melbourne. It has a population just shy of 400,000. As it is the seat of the government of Australia it hosts the Parliament House. Thus it also has a high proportion of public servants.