Most of the largest companies from Australia and New Zealand operate in both countries. These two Southern hemisphere countries have many similarities that make them ideal partners in the expatriation process. While research in international management focuses on addressing the high risks and costs of expatriation (and how to reduce them), we suggest that Australian organisations look a little closer to home for strategic business partners and, at the same time, enjoy the benefits that other continents have to offer. This paper presents a detailed account of the similarities of working in Australia and New Zealand, especially from the viewpoint of an indigenous Australian currently working in New Zealand. This is one of the first papers of its kind to research Australian expatriation from this viewpoint.