My answer to What you wish you knew before settling in Australia?
Answer by Desmond Last:
It would have been nice to know that the Australian Huntsman Spider is the land equivalent of the Killer Whale. You will not die from its bite as it is not venomous. But you will have heart seizure when you see it for the first time. You will need to move over to make room for it.
I had only been in Australia for a few months. I was in my old Holden ute and pulled down the sun visor. The Huntsman was there looking at me. I set a new Olympic record in jumping out of a vehicle.
That is it for me. Australia held no other nasty surprises. The people were welcoming and friendly. It was not difficult to get a well-paid job and the beach after work was great.