Eaten Alive By Sydney
February 9, 2010 – 2:49 am | 5 Comments

When the prospect of a shift to Sydney is raised, the doomsayers often rise as well. And they’re nasty! The manner of one’s demise is always different, but the result is always the same – …

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Understanding Sydney

You’re a supermodel among world cities, but do you have heart & soul beneath the glamour? Promise not to stalk you Sydney, but we’re keen to uncover the real you.

Settling In

Starting afresh in a big city isn’t easy, but we’ll share our experiences and provide insights to help fellow Newbies feel at home.

Awesome Attractions

Sydney has a wealth of attractions given its magnificent harbour, world renowned iconic structures and the facelift the city received to host the ‘best ever’ Olympic Games in 2000.

Exciting Events

Chill, indulge, party or experience. Whatever your passion, Sydney has you covered with exciting sporting, cultural and community events.

Deano’s Sport

Dean Knows Sport. He’s made a career out of his passion with full body immersion in rugby, cricket, rugby league, netball, basketball, motor racing and tennis. Now, if only he could get the Foxtel remote off the kids.

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April 7, 2014 – 4:53 pm | No Comment

Hand up if you think the Pacific is becoming more hostile. Other hand up if you believe swimming in the open ocean is foolhardy. Wiggle one of those hands if you reckon the mysterious sea …

Movember Reign
November 28, 2011 – 11:57 am | No Comment

This Movember moustache is growing on me.
It was a bit hairy at first, waiting for the wee sprout, desperately hoping I could ditch the mo-nifying glass and see tangible growth with the naked eye. Preferably …

Sydney’s New Vice
June 28, 2010 – 9:37 am | 58 Comments
Sydney’s New Vice

I hope I’ve just had a yarn with the next big thing in Sydney music, an overnight success some 15 years in the making.
His name is David Purton, but he’ll become better known as Vice Verser, …

Meet my Blue Tongue Lizard
February 10, 2010 – 3:08 pm | 178 Comments
Meet my Blue Tongue Lizard

I had kittens when I first saw Bluey…because only his head and back were visible & it was impossible to tell if he had legs or not. Thankfully, he wasn’t a snake in the grass!

Poll: What scares you most about Sydney?
February 9, 2010 – 3:32 pm | 3 Comments
Blending Into Sydney
February 9, 2010 – 5:17 am | 47 Comments
Blending Into Sydney

Letter Banditry and putting in earplugs – these are the first two of our top tips for Sydney Newbies to blend in upon shifting to the Harbour City.

Fascinating Sydney – 3
February 9, 2010 – 5:00 am | 128 Comments
Fascinating Sydney – 3

Sydney Newbie continues to assail the senses with weird and wonderful facts about the Emerald City, finally rounding off his research with info that will be truly useful to expats and those contemplating a move …

Fascinating Sydney – 2
February 9, 2010 – 4:08 am | 195 Comments
Fascinating Sydney – 2

Sydney Newbie delves further into his frivilous but fascinating fact file to reveal that a Big Day Out was had by the late Michael Jackson in 1996, John Farnham and Olivia Newton-John in 2000 and …

Fascinating Sydney – 1
February 9, 2010 – 4:06 am | One Comment
Fascinating Sydney – 1

Sydney harbours a history unlike any other Australian city. Peer through Sydney Newbie’s rose-tinted glasses at fascinating Sydney facts for newbies and visitors alike.

British exploring legend James Cook first laid claim to Sydney in 1770, …