Where in Australia Should You Live?

Emily Maggrett

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About This Quiz

Australia is a vast country (and continent), offering many types of living environments, from bustling coastal cities like Melbourne and Brisbane to Outback outposts like Tennant Creek. From deserts to bush to beaches, Australia really does have it all! But this abundance can have its drawbacks, namely that it can be difficult to decide where to live in a country that boasts so many options. If you're not sure which Australian city or town is right for you, this quiz can help!

To narrow down where your new home should be, we're going to ask you about your ideal climate, whether you prefer to date introverts or extroverts, and your biggest career dreams. After all, people who like to surf won't be pleased if they end up living in Alice Springs, while those who crave career advancement will be right at home in Sydney, which provides job opportunities in every sector, including IT, entertainment, manufacturing, professional services, education and more.

At the end of the day, many towns and cities in Australia are wonderful places to live, but to maximize your happiness, you'll need to decide which location possesses that magical combination of opportunity, affordability and natural beauty that suits you best. If you're ready to start that journey, stop looking at Craigslist and take this quiz!

What's the largest-sized city you'd be willing to live in?

Do you mostly date introverts or extroverts?

Would you rather live in a hot climate, a breezy climate, a cold climate or ... ?

What is your ideal profession?

Do you like camping?

What would your perfect home be like?

On a scale of 1 to 10, how edgy are you?

Do you have big dreams for your career?

Are you comfortable with a certain amount of daily risk?

Of these American cities, which one would you like to live in?

How important are family and history to you?

Are you all about FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) or JOMO (Joy of Missing Out)?

Does the mere idea of the Outback frighten you?

Can you handle competitive environments?

What's your favorite Australian band?

Does traffic stress you out, or do you use it as an opportunity to catch up on podcasts?

How often do you go to festivals?

When you're looking for a new place, are you picky about which neighborhoods you'll live in, or could you be happy almost anywhere?

What would your "best life" weekend look like?

Are you artsy?

Do you yearn to explore the bush?

How do you like to dress?

Do you plan on having kids in next five years?

Are you passionate about eating local?

If you lived in a town with lots of municipal rules and regulations, would it annoy you or make you feel safe?

Do you like outdoor activities?

Can you handle hot summers, or does the mere mention of them make you wilt?

After you move, what kind of people are you hoping to meet?

What's your favorite Australian animal?

Imagine you're in your new home's kitchen. What kind of view do you want to see through the window?

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