not wanting to derail the thread that WR had going, i also have questions about Australia. for about 8 years i have wanted to move to Australia and i think i will be in a position to do so within the next 3 years. my questions are much more basic than what WR was asking. what are the requirements for moving from the US to Australia? do i need a sponsor? how do work visas work? etc. i am trying to figure out what i need to square away here so that i can make a clean transition. any words of advice from people who have made international moves? basically, all info and advice is welcome as i am just getting really serious about this and WRs thread has really got a fire under me to start researching this now. FWIW, i have been to Perth twice and Hobart twice. i loved both immensely.