About Sharyn McCullum and Live Work and Play in Australia

About Sharyn McCullum


I grew up in the Southern Suburbs of Sydney. Thanks to my dad who worked at Sydney Airport I have travelled most of my life within Australia and overseas. When I first went overseas by myself on a working holiday to the UK I arrived at Heathrow Airport with no friends, family, accommodation or work and I wondered what on earth I had done. I always wished there was information I could have read to help me prepare. When I returned to Australia I decided to rectify the situation and my first travel guide Live Work and Play in London and the UK was born. All my British friends said ‘why don’t you write one for Australia?’, so I did. In 2008 the first edition of Live Work and Play in Australia was published. Then came Japan, Canada and Ireland guides as well as updates for the UK and Australia.


About Live Work and Play in Australia


As mentioned, Live Work and Play in Australia was my second travel guide. I wrote it for visiting working holiday makers as well as Australians who wanted to work and travel their own country.

This website/blog is an extension of my printed guide. My aim with the website/blog is to provide up-to-date and relevant information so overseas visitors and Australians can live, work and play in Australia.

Welcome to liveworkplay-australia.com which has been created to help people to live, work, play and travel in and around Australia. I also have some other websites that include the following.


Live Work Play Travel – it’s more than a way to travel – it’s a Lifestyle