feature_didgeridoos-and-didgeridontsAccording to Australian Times in April 2012 over 1.19 million Brits have made Oz their home, with New South Wales being the top destination. Vicky Gray’s book, Didgeridoos and Didgeridon’ts: A Brits Guide to Moving Your Life Down Under (Summertime 2012), has been a consistent Amazon bestseller. Its new updated edition has just been released.

 “A superb guide to everything a Pom needs to know about this huge island.”  Ben Southall, winner of ‘Best Job in the World’

Didgeridoos and Didgeridon’ts is a refreshing change from other, more sterile guidebooks, written by an enthusiastic Pom happy to make a fool of herself in public.

“I wanted to write about the mistakes I had made and traps I’d fallen into,” explains Gray. “I had a remarkable response to the first edition and many people contacted me via my website AustraliaUncovered,” she says. “Since we made the move, the exchange rate between the pound sterling to Aussie dollars has become less favourable, but Australia has and always will be a ‘dream destination’ for many Brits.”

Didgeridoos and Didgeridon’ts is a collection of short, personal experiences Gray and her family encountered during the first year of their new life Down Under. In addition to entertaining diary entries, inspirational stories from other expats, top tips and vital resources, the book is crammed full of well-researched information on everything you need to know to survive and thrive during your first year in Australia. Inside you will learn:

  • How to get into Australia – step by step
  • Which occupations are in demand right now
  • What stuff you definitely need to take with you
  • The ins and outs of taking your pets
  • All you need to know about Australia’s banks
  • How the school system works from daycare up
  • How to use the healthcare system
  • How to get a job … and pay tax!
  • How to rent or buy a property
  • Why it’s easy to live in Oz
  • and much much more …


For interviews with the author and to arrange review copies, images and excerpts of the book, please contact the publisher, Jo Parfitt, at publicity@summertimepublishing.com or author at Vicky.Gray@australiauncovered.com.



Publication date APRIL 2012

Price £14.97/€18/$22.99 (print) Kindle $6.99

Summertime Publishing

ISBN 978-1-904881-76-6 (print); ISBN 978-1-904881-82-7 (Kindle)

200 pp, paperback




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