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


episode 8: 8: From British Backpacker To Aussie Mama

Sarah Vesty from Somerset arrived in Australia  on her own with a backpack and a six-month travel plan back in 2012. 

Eight years on, she is still in Australia but is now married and a mum to her two little girls, Olivia and Ella.  

Sarah talks about what it is like to raise children on the other side of the world from family.   

Bullet points of key topics & time stamps:   

● 02:37 - Sarah tells us how she met her British husband whilst on her travels in Australia 

● 04:57 - Find out which visa enabled Sarah to stay in Australia  

● 06:05 - Sarah talks about raising children in Australia 

● 08:03 - Raising children with grandparents on the other side of the world  

●  12:35 - Find out what Sarah misses most about the UK  

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

● Australian Partner Visa  

● Australian Working Holiday Visa (417)  

● The Swan Valley region, Perth   


This episode is sponsored by True Blue Migration Services.     

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Britstralian Producer and Host: Anna Moran  


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 2021-06-05  21m