A podcast about Brits living in Australia by former UK radio newsreader turned podcaster, Anna Moran.


episode 5: 5: Migrating To Australia In A Pandemic

Ross Johnston is a secondary school teacher from Reading who migrated to Australia with his wife and two year old daughter in September 2020. 

Within three months of arriving they had bought their five-bedroom detached home with a swimming pool in Brisbane. 

In this episode Ross discusses salary, childcare, cost of living and finding a job. 

The Johnston family document their new lives in Australia on their YouTube channel, ‘That Johnston Life’. 

Bullet points of key topics & time stamps:  

 ● 00:59 – Ross explains how the flight caps to Australia affected their move 

 ● 07:21 – Ross talks about how much more he earns as a teacher in Australia 

 ● 09:20 – the Australian equivalent of Ross’ three-bed semi-detached house in the UK 

 ● 11:09 – Ross talks about the cost of child care  

 ● 17:09 - how Ross found his teaching job  

List of resources mentioned in episode, suggested reading & social media handles:  

 ●  Video: We Emigrated to Australia During A Global Pandemic 

 ● Seek: Job Search Website, Australia 

 ● Property Search Website, Australia 


This episode is sponsored by True Blue Migration Services.  

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Britstralian Producer and Host: Anna Moran 


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