While you may be planning to embrace Australian life and culture, you might also find yourself more willing than you thought to seek out the Irish community there. Homesickness can do that to you. It might be nice to find people who miss Barry’s Tea as much as you do.
Sport and culture
The Department of Foreign Affairs has a list of associations and community support organisations for those
new to Australia
The old-fashioned way
The Irish in Australia have always watched out for each other and it’s usually easy to tap into informal support networks. Find out about friends of friends living where you are going, or failing all else, call into a local Irish bar when you get there.