2G Recruitment specialises in Asbestos and Environmental recruitment in the UK, Australia and New Zealand.

Regularly voted in the top ten of the best countries to live in, Australia and New Zealand combine a warm climate and outdoor lifestyle with a robust economy and growing job market.

There are many different towns and cities across both countries, all with something different to offer in terms of employment opportunities and lifestyle. See which is best for you.


Home to approximately 23 million people, Australia is the sixth largest country in the world but with the lowest population density per square kilometre.  With a warm and sunny climate, it has a blend of coastal, rural, urban and suburban centres; each with their own individual landscape and features:

Home of the iconic Opera House, Sydney in New South Wales is Australia’s largest city and the economic and financial hub of the country.  Also home to the Harbour Bridge & Bondi Beach, it is one of the most cosmopolitan and vibrant cities in the world.


Victoria is Australia’s second largest city and has a reputation as the cultural and sporting capital with world class shopping, art festivals and sporting events.  The Australian Open tennis tournament is held here as is the Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix.


With great beaches & riverside parks, Brisbane in Queensland is the fastest growing city in Australia.  A favoured destination for tourists, Brisbane is the gateway to both Gold and Sunshine Coasts as well as Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef.


The capital of Western Australia and enjoys a Mediterranean climate. It has a busy cultural calendar and is renowned for its sailing, fishing and water sports. The region is also experiencing a minerals and mining boom as well as having a strong offshore industry and robust trade links with Asia.

Other locations in Australia include Canberra, Adelaide and Darwin.


An island country comprising North and South Islands, New Zealand is approximately the same size of the UK but, with a population of only 4 million people, is gloriously uncrowded.  Some of the most popular destinations include:

Auckland on the North Island is New Zealand’s largest city and main transport hub with the site of the country’s busiest port and airport. Open to the ocean east and west, it is within striking distance of some of the most breathtaking beaches and coastlines.  The region’s size, its mild climate, growing job opportunities and casual lifestyle makes it an extremely attractive destination.


New Zealand’s capital. Renowned for its arts, culture and native beauty, it also offers many outdoor adventure activities such as mountain biking and sea-water kayaking. A city that also enjoys it’s gourmet food, Wellington is abundant with many diverse cafes and award-winning restaurants.

Other locations in New Zealand include Christchurch and Dunedin.