I was offered a promotion yesterday to head up our marketing group for Australia & New Zealand. It appears to be an ideal next step, career-wise, and living in Sydney is ironically just the icing on the cake. I have several days to consider the offer, so I thought I'd ask you guys for input on Sydney. Specifically: I've heard that people are pretty relaxed when it comes to dress. How would Sydney compare with San Francisco, New York or London? Is this the land of shorts, khakis and t-shirts? Should I postpone further suit purchases? How's the shopping? Any suggestions or hidden gems? Any neighborhood suggestions for where I should house-hunt? Our offices are in Baulkham Hills, which appears to be about 30 miles from the harbor. I'm 32, single and have a flexible budget. Thanks to everyone in advance for the input. This is more or less a done deal, and the only downside is that I'll be moving from winter in Brussels directly into winter in Sydney.