British expat explains the reasons why all Australians want to move to the UK

Expat in UK

An expat explained why people want to move to the UK

Sarra Gray

By Sarra Gray

Published: 29/09/2023

- 15:52

Updated: 11/10/2023

- 15:28

An expat has shared what draws Australians to life in the UK

Expats might choose to live overseas to experience a different culture and way of life.

While some may want to leave the UK, there are many who choose to move the British isles from abroad.

While Britons might want to move to Australia, those in Oz could want to be in the UK.

One man claimed UK expats who dream of life abroad will often think of Australia.

London UK

He explained many will come for the culture


The promise of warmer days, a relaxed lifestyle and a friendly culture can be a draw to Australia.

However, the expat explained "the grass is always greener" and many Australians will actually want to move to the UK.

He said: "The irony is Australians, in their perfect paradise land that we Brits think it is, they think the exact same about the UK.

"They all want to move over to the UK so they can experience the history and culture and be a minute from flying to Europe."

More than one million UK expats have settled down in Australia.

Around 165,000 Australians lived in the UK as of 2021, according to a survey.

UK expats have spoken about their lives abroad after moving across the world.

One man who moved to France shared the "culture clashes" he noticed.


Many British expats move to Australia


He explained there are some things locals would do that he "doesn't get".

The expat noted this led to a sense of a "divide" between the French and British.

He said: "Since Brexit, you've got the British coming over with their money and buying up all these old houses and renovating them.

"A lot of the French couldn't afford what we've bought and I think that's where the divide comes in."

You may like