More than ten years after they originally decided to move to Australia, British couple Steve and Dianne Hargreaves emigrated from Preston to Perth with their two children in 2018 and starred on the BBC’s Wanted Down Under TV show.
They discuss why they came to Australia, how they got their visas, what it’s like behind the scenes filming for the show, how their children - who were aged 4 and 9 at the time of the move - have settled in, buying land and building their dream Aussie home.
The Hargreaves also shed light on the differences in their working lives, their salaries, the cost of living and lifestyle in general since making the move. They discuss the difficulties of applying for jobs in a new country, career changes, leaving family behind and finding new friends
Bullet points of key topics & time stamps:
● 07:25 – find out how their children settled in
● 08:36 - schooling / education
● 09:45 – find out what their Aussie home is like and what it’s like to build a new home
● 18:18 – find out about their new jobs
● 20:10 – we discuss salaries
● 20:44 – cost of living bills, food etc.
List of resources mentioned in episode, suggested reading & social media handles:
● Wanted Down Under
● Office of the Migration Agents Registration Authority
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Britstralian Producer and Host: Anna Moran
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