When I lived in Adelaide I found the office I worked in was quite different from the UK in some ways but it was a great job and I was very happy there. Not quite the same level of office banter (some Australians donít quite share our sense of humour), very professional with meetings and staff training etc, but very relaxed too.
For example, on Fridays people would go down the pub for lunch (OK thatís normal) but not come back all afternoon!!!
Once when the whole team were working late on overtime to get a project finished the head of department came round to all our desks with a drinks trolley stacked with soft drinks and beers!!!
If it was someoneís birthday they brought cakes in, then the whole department would stand around drinking coffee and chatting for almost an hour !!
Work hard, play hard.