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a VirtualTourist member asked on Dec 28, 2013


Migration to Adelaide

I am from India and looking to migrate to Adelaide. Would it be too difficult to adjust as its a quiet place and is there racism when it comes to finding a job and treatment amongst others in the neighborhood and at work?

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answered on 12/28/13 by
a VT member from Canberra

Despite the odd bit of in the main sensationalist reporting Australia is one of the least racist countries in the world. I am not saying there is none ... Just the other day in Adelaide where i just happen to be for Christmas a hoon shouted "go home" to my Asian friend from the safety of his passing car. My friend has been in Australia many more years then me and certainly was here well before the foul mouthed lout was born.

Re adelaide being a quiet place. It depends what you are after. It is a significant city though certainly less busy than Sydney or Melbourne. I feel places are what you make of them.

answered on 12/28/13 by
a VT member

This is useful, many thanks. Can you pls share any job related experience with regards to finding one for an Indian

answered on 12/28/13 by
a VT member from Sydney

You might find the information on this website to be useful.

It also depends on your skills and qualifications

answered on 12/29/13 by
a VT member from Terrigal

Hi Priyanka, welcome to VT. Just to make sure - presumably you have checked the strict visa/immigration requirements to move to/work in Oz? gives you all the info.

In my experience job availability is about talent, experience, ability, not race. If you have the skills employers are looking for you'll find a job.

As Albert said, there's racism in all countries but Australia is less so than many and certainly less so than the lurid tabloid press suggests.

Adelaide is a small city, only about 1.5 million population, but then all our Aussie cities are small, quiet and uncrowded compared to Indian cities. So is the country - in spite of the vastness of the place the population of the entire country is only double Mumbai's population. If you like big crowded noisy cities you won't find them in Australia and whether it's easy or difficult to adjust to that is a personal thing.

To chat about their experiences with others who've emigrated you should try a site such as

answered on 12/29/13 by
a VT member

Many many thanks v helpful. I have done my due deligence and as per my consultant n skills set I for for migration to Adelaide. I understand it being much less populated and that's not my concern just want to be sure to be able to find a job for myself based on my experience and talent. Your revert is very helpful indeed.

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