The BBC’s Wanted Down Under programme gives Brits a look at real life in Australia and New Zealand and what they may experience if they were to emigrate. If you are serious about moving to Australia or NZ, you may like to consider applying to be a part of a future series.
While thousands of British people take the plunge across the big pond to the great southern land, many contemplating the move to Australia or NZ have been following the reality series Wanted Down Under.
The show gives Brits the opportunity to find out what exactly life in Australia would have in store for them – without leaving the comfort of their sofa.
Wanted Down Under is a frank look as how British families find their feet and settle into Australian and NZ society. The families are shown dealing with finding and buying homes, as well as coping with finances, politics and red-tape Down Under. The programme also shows the real fears and doubts experienced by these real British families who have made the almost 23,000km trip.
Britons are attracted to the Lucky Country and its Tasman cousin with the strong British ties as they find the administration in migrating to Australia or New Zealand relatively easy. Australia is consistently recognized as one of, if not the, happiest nations in the world. Sandy, sunny beaches and breath-taking natural scenery in a country that is considered economically and politically stable, serve as extra draw-cards. NZ of course has its own Middle Earth charms.
While about 33% of all British migrants to Australia return to Britain every year, most adjust completely and are soon fully integrated into the Aussie outdoor lifestyle.
The show recognizes the need among Britons, considering the move, to be as informed as possible about what to expect should they make the move. Wanted Down Under helps prospective British migrants weigh the pros and cons of such a life changing move.
“They’re [participants in the show] given the opportunity to compare work, property, lifestyle and the cost of living in Australia or New Zealand with that in the UK, before watching often heart-breaking messages from loved ones at home, says Wanted Down Under’s website.
“Then, it’s decision time as they face that life-changing moment – whether their future lies in the UK or down under.
Production is already underway on series 9 of the popular programme, but producers suggest they will be reviewing new applications from October this year.
According to the BBC’s Wanted Down Under webpage: “We’re interested in hearing from people who are seriously considering making a move to either Australia or New Zealand in the near future, and are looking for help and guidance with making that decision.
To find out more, visit the Wanted Down Under webpage