New South Wales (NSW) is surely one of the most enduringly popular and iconic locations in Australia, and is enduringly popular amongst emigrants planning on moving to Australia.
Home to Sydney, the multi-ethnic, cosmopolitan, world-class city, New South Wales is the business and cultural gateway to Australia.
New South Wales state boasts stunning beaches, six World Heritage listed national parks and acclaimed wine producing regions.
Sydney is one of the most iconic, desirable cities in the world in which to live, work or visit. Who hasn't seen pictures of boats sailing across Sydney harbour, with the Opera House and Bridge in the background and felt at least a pang of desire to experience all that the city has to offer.
In the same way that London is, arguably, a dominant influence within the UK, so too is Sydney within Australia (though Melbourne would certainly have plenty to say about that!). Of around 7.4 million people who live in NSW, a third of the total population of Australia, Sydney is home to around 4.7 million, making it Australia's largest city.
The next biggest city in NSW, Newcastle, has a population of nearly 550,000, coming in at the seventh largest city in Australia.
New South Wales has long been a favourite destination for people to emigrate to from the UK. Of the 1.1 million Brits who live in Australia, around 300,000 live in NSW, the largest non-Australian nationality, so you won't be short of fellow Poms to share their experience with you.
Whilst coal and related products are NSW's largest exports, the State has developed a thriving service sector which contributes around 80% of NSW's output.
NSW is also blessed with a stunning coastline, stretching from the cool, temperate south to the hot and humid sub-tropical north. It has mountains for skiing and valleys that produce fantastic wine (in the Hunter Valley two of the best known wineries are the Tyrells vineyard and McGuigan wines).
DID YOU KNOW: The NSW economy as a whole is bigger than that of Hong Kong, Singapore and even Malaysia!