18 episodes

Welcome to the "Average Joe Down Under" podcast, your ultimate resource for expats in Australia! Whether you're planning to make the big move or already living Down Under, this podcast is your go-to destination for a wealth of information, helpful tips, and invaluable advice. Join us as we explore every facet of life in Australia, covering a wide range of topics that are crucial to your expat experience.
Our episodes delve into the Australian lifestyle, offering insights into the vibrant culture, local customs, and unique traditions that make this country so extraordinary. But it doesn't stop there. We understand the importance of financial stability when relocating, so we dedicate episodes to navigating the financial landscape in Australia.  
We bring in some incredible individuals who have their own unique experiences as expats in Australia. You'll hear inspiring stories, personal anecdotes, and insider knowledge from people who have successfully integrated into the Australian way of life. Their insights will inspire and motivate you as you embark on your own journey.
To stay up to date with the latest from "Average Joe Down Under," follow us on Instagram @averagejoedownunder. You'll find additional resources, behind-the-scenes content, and exciting updates. For even more valuable information and to explore our blog, visit www.darrenjonathon.com. We've curated a wealth of resources to support your expat journey and keep you informed every step of the way.
Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to unlock the secrets of expat life in Australia. Tune in to the "Average Joe Down Under" podcast and join our thriving community of expats, as we embark on an unforgettable adventure together.

Average Joe Down Under Darren Jonathon

    • Society & Culture

Welcome to the "Average Joe Down Under" podcast, your ultimate resource for expats in Australia! Whether you're planning to make the big move or already living Down Under, this podcast is your go-to destination for a wealth of information, helpful tips, and invaluable advice. Join us as we explore every facet of life in Australia, covering a wide range of topics that are crucial to your expat experience.
Our episodes delve into the Australian lifestyle, offering insights into the vibrant culture, local customs, and unique traditions that make this country so extraordinary. But it doesn't stop there. We understand the importance of financial stability when relocating, so we dedicate episodes to navigating the financial landscape in Australia.  
We bring in some incredible individuals who have their own unique experiences as expats in Australia. You'll hear inspiring stories, personal anecdotes, and insider knowledge from people who have successfully integrated into the Australian way of life. Their insights will inspire and motivate you as you embark on your own journey.
To stay up to date with the latest from "Average Joe Down Under," follow us on Instagram @averagejoedownunder. You'll find additional resources, behind-the-scenes content, and exciting updates. For even more valuable information and to explore our blog, visit www.darrenjonathon.com. We've curated a wealth of resources to support your expat journey and keep you informed every step of the way.
Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to unlock the secrets of expat life in Australia. Tune in to the "Average Joe Down Under" podcast and join our thriving community of expats, as we embark on an unforgettable adventure together.

    Goti from Nest Insider: From Hungary to Australia

    Goti from Nest Insider: From Hungary to Australia

    Get ready to listen in for some tips and tricks when moving to Australia. I sit down with Goti from nestinsider.com for today's epsiode. Goti embarked on an exciting journey, moving from her native Hungary to Australia. Tune in to discover her adventure-filled journey, the challenges she faced, and ultimately, how determination, proactivity, and a dash of serendipity paid off.

    From finding a place to call home, opening a bank account, to even the peculiar challenges of furnishing an apartment - it's a whirlwind of experiences that she navigates with an adventurous spirit. We also delve into cultural adjustments, the thrill of driving on the opposite side of the road, and her hunt for authentic Hungarian cuisine in Australia.

    We conclude our chat by discussing how Goti seamlessly integrated into the Australian way of life. We explore everything from understanding state-specific traffic regulations, to the dynamics of working in a male-dominated industry. We chat about the joys and challenges of being an expat - missing home, yet relishing in the freedom of living in a country where politics does not heavily influence everyday life. It's an intriguing exploration of life down under.

    Nest Insider website: https://nestinsider.com/
    Nest Insider Instagram: @nestinsideraustralia
    Nest Insider Facebook
    https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100090412448138

    Any interested in the  cost-of-living calculator check out nestinsider FB or IG.

    Follow @averagejoedownunder on instagram and head to the blog at www.darrenjonathon.com for more information and to keep up to date.

    Support by buying me a coffee to keep the content coming  https://www.buymeacoffee.com/darrenjonathon

    Thanks DJ

    • 45 min
    Navigating the Unknown: Sari's Adventure to Australia

    Navigating the Unknown: Sari's Adventure to Australia

    Embark on a journey with me, your host, as we traverse continents and dive into the thrilling life of Sari, an expat and seasoned traveler, now a sports and spine physio in Bondi Junction, Sydney. We unravel Sari's year-long solo expedition across numerous countries before she finally anchored in Australia. Her passion for exploration and her captivating tales of the unexpected twists and turns during her travels will keep you listening.

    Sari isn't just a wanderlust-filled spirit; she's also got a brave heart who dared to step out of her comfort zone and embrace life-altering changes. She decided to settle and pursue her career in a land far away from home and successfully registered as an overseas physiotherapist. 

    Our conversation then takes a more personal turn as Sari candidly delves into her experiences as an expat in Australia, her COVID dating struggles, and her heartwarming story of how she met her fiancé. She generously shares tips for anyone considering a move abroad, from finding accommodation to planning finances. If you're a globetrotter at heart or entertaining the thought of living abroad, this episode is a treasure-trove of insightful stories and practical tips that will surely fuel your dreams and help you chart your own course. 

    Sari's business website: https://www.sportsandspinephysio.com/
    Sari's blog: https://irishontherun.com/
    Sari's instagram: @irishontherun

    Follow @averagejoedownunder on instagram and head to the blog at www.darrenjonathon.com for more information and to keep up to date.

    Support by buying me a coffee to keep the content coming  https://www.buymeacoffee.com/darrenjonathon

    Thanks DJ

    • 46 min
    Trading Belfast for the Pilbara: Exciting Transition into Australia's Mining Industry as a FIFO worker

    Trading Belfast for the Pilbara: Exciting Transition into Australia's Mining Industry as a FIFO worker

    Ever dreamed of packing up your life and heading out on an adventure? Well, Cal did just that. This Northern Irish lad traded his Belfast existence for a thrilling journey to Australia, hoping to tap into the lucrative mining industry in Perth. In this candid conversation, Cal unravels his transformation from a nightclub manager and print business owner to a mining newbie, navigating the vast landscape of Fly-In-Fly-Out (FIFO) work in the iron-rich Pilbara region. The contrast is stark and his transition, nothing short of remarkable.

    Stepping into an unfamiliar industry can be daunting, and Cal did not shy away from this reality. He walks us through his job-hunting expedition in Perth, outlining the process of acquiring the much-needed tickets and certificates to make him more employable in the mining industry. With the help of W1n W1n, a company that assists job seekers in refining their resumes, Cal was able to successfully pivot into the mining sector. He paints a vivid picture of the varied job roles in FIFO work, emphasizing the complexity and sheer scale of the industry.

    While mining can be exhausting, he shares invaluable tips about exploring during time off . Cal provides a comprehensive look into his life Down Under. His account is a fascinating blend of highs, lows, and countless adventures, offering viewers an exclusive glimpse into the life of a miner and life in Perth. 

    You can find W1n W1N at https://www.w1nw1n.com.au/ or https://www.instagram.com/w1nw1n11/?hl=en

    You can find Cal at: https://www.tiktok.com/@calmcilwaine or https://www.instagram.com/calmcilwaine/ 

    Follow @averagejoedownunder on instagram and head to the blog at www.darrenjonathon.com for more information and to keep up to date.

    Support by buying me a coffee to keep the content coming  https://www.buymeacoffee.com/darrenjonathon

    Thanks DJ

    • 50 min
    Embracing the Danish Dream: One Expat's Journey and Success in Denmark

    Embracing the Danish Dream: One Expat's Journey and Success in Denmark

    What if one decision could change your life entirely? That's exactly what happened to our guest, Kate Dahl, an inspiring woman who moved from a small town to Denmark. She shares her story of love, determination, and stepping out of her comfort zone, which led her to an unexpected, yet fulfilling, life in Denmark. Through her experiences, she not only navigated the cultural nuances of a new country but also created a successful career path that now aids other expats in Denmark. 

    Embark on an enlightening journey as we explore the Danish job hunting process with Kate. She provides invaluable advice from making your CV stand out to understanding Denmark's labour laws, and even the importance of getting involved with the local community. It's not all about the professional journey, as Kate emphasises the significance of integrating into the Danish lifestyle and adopting their philosophies, enhancing the overall expat experience. 

    In the final leg of our discussion, Kate reflects on her personal journey and provides information for those contemplating a move to Denmark. So, come along with us and be inspired by Kate's remarkable story, proving that with an open mind, the world is truly your oyster.

    Check Kate out at https://careerdenmark.dk/
    Or on https://www.linkedin.com/in/careerconsultant4internationals

    Follow @averagejoedownunder on instagram and head to the blog at www.darrenjonathon.com for more information and to keep up to date.

    Support by buying me a coffee to keep the content coming  https://www.buymeacoffee.com/darrenjonathon

    Thanks DJ

    • 48 min
    An Expedition to Australia: Your Comprehensive Companion

    An Expedition to Australia: Your Comprehensive Companion

    Ever thought of moving to the land Down Under, but felt overwhelmed by the paperwork, finance, and settling in? Tune into our special edition as we unveil our latest ebook, your comprehensive guide to an Australian adventure. This ebook is chock-full of everything you need, from travel guides, finance tips, the best paying working holiday jobs.

    But this isn't just another ebook! The proceeds from each purchase will support Regeneration International Inc., a charity rescuing and supporting children from sex trafficking and another cause which is close to my heart (you can read about on my website under the charities page). So grab your copy today, don't forget to use the discount code AVERAGEJOE15 for 15% off.

    Where to buy:
    https://darrenjonathon.com/product/the-ultimate-moving-to-australia-ebook/

    With upcoming intriguing episodes, there's a lot more to look forward to!

    • 6 min
    Embracing the Aussie Dream: Your Frequently Asked Questions

    Embracing the Aussie Dream: Your Frequently Asked Questions

    Ever dreamt of packing up your life and starting afresh Down Under? You're not alone. On this episode of Average Joe Down Under, I pull back the curtain on my personal journey of leaving my homeland and making Australia my home. Brace yourself for a frequently asked question episode- all the questions are yours! If you like this, tell me!

    Hear my experiences and strategies to find the perfect housemate. We also delve into the emotional challenges of being away from family and how to navigate them. Finally, I share why Sydney is my city of choice and provide insights to help you decide where to start your Australian adventure. Plus more... listen in and enjoy!

    Follow @averagejoedownunder on instagram and head to the blog at www.darrenjonathon.com for more information and to keep up to date!

    My new ULTIMATE moving to Australia ebook is out this week. Check my website for more.

    Thanks DJ

    • 31 min

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