THE WAY of Life in Sydney (EN)

Updated: Jul 12

Every month on WOMENCANFLY.CO’s blog series, The Way, we introduce inspirational women who live abroad.


In this segment, we meet Yuka Shimizu, a florist living in Sydney. At age 29, she came to Cairns, Australia on a working holiday visa to figure out what she wanted to do with her life. After emigrating for two years, she quickly obtained permanent residency (PR) within ten months of applying.


It generally takes more than four years to get PR but how did Yuka manage to get it in two years? We’ll share Yuka’s process of receiving her visa, how she found her calling to become a florist and her struggles before landing a job.



Yuka Shimizu with one of her bouquets


At 29 years of age, Yuka came to Australia on a working holiday visa as her last chance