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      Where best to live in australia and what areas to avoid.

      Hi everyone, Please take part in this helpful thread and i will update your posts to with your information.

      i have been thinking about starting this thread to help people like us who are thinking about emigrating to the great country that is Australia and wouldn't it be great to have information on each state about where the good affordable low crime areas are and the areas to avoid. I will set the first of these threads on WA Perth where i have been and then i will re-post it for the rest of the states. Others who live and know the surrounding areas can add to the lists so that the information on each state good and bad can build up to help everyone, please join in and give us your knowledge.

      wa- perth. Not in the best place to live order, just good and not so good areas.

      Good areas.

      1. Secret Harbour. nice area with alot of new housing near the sea.
      2. Rockingham. A city, but not like the uk, very quiet, nice beach, a few sops and nice restaraunts, park and barbecue areas.
      3. Baldivis. nice new development 10km from the sea near main road to perth 35km away and 10km away from Rockingham
      4. Mandurah. Beautiful seaside area with shops and resteraunts, with marina and esturey with dolphins, 70km from Perth.
      5. Leeming.
      6. Willerton.
      7. Murdoch.
      8. Kardinya.
      9. Rolystone- Good Shopping Centre.
      10. Byford- GSC.
      11. Mount Nassura- GSC.
      carry on


      Not so good areas.

      1. Balga.
      2. Girawheen.
      3. Certain parts of Armadale- you need to research this if you intend on going there.
      4.
      5.
      6.
      carry on

      please note any added comments about good schools, universities and facilities, such as shopping areas and things to do would be great to know about.

      cheers everyone, hopefully it will make interesting and helpful reading.

      jim.
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      New South Wales. please post your good and bad areas and i will update the lists and put in your helpful Information.

      Good places to live. Come on you poms in NSW give us your views.

      1. Katherine Bay.
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      carry on

      not so good places.

      1.
      2.
      3.
      i don't know any so please fill in.
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      Queensland- Brisbane. please post your good and bad areas and i will update the lists and put in your helpful information.

      Good places to live.

      1. Mackay.
      2. Townsville.
      3. North Lakes.
      4. Narongba.
      5. Scarborough
      6. Murrumba Downs.
      7. Noosa- if you are a millionaire.
      8. Bulimba.
      carry on.

      Not so good places to live.

      1. Rockhampton. More than one negative post about this place, one to avoid.
      2. Fortitude valley.
      3. Kallangur. A bit run down.
      4. Beerwha. very quiet area, isolated.
      carry on.
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      SA- Adelaide. please post your good and bad areas and i will update the lists and put in your helpful information.

      Good places to live.

      1. Victor Harbour.
      2.
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      carry on.

      Not so good places to live.

      1. Elizabethtown.
      2.
      3.
      carry on.
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      Hi everyone just list your good and bad places and i will update the lists above.

      please note any added comments about good schools, universities and facilities, such as shopping areas and things to do would be great to know about.

      Melbourne- god and bad places to live, not in any order.

      Good places.
      1. Mornington peninsula.
      2. Mount Martha.
      3. Mount Eliza.
      4. Mornington.
      5. Moorooduc.
      6. Red Hill.
      7. Flinders
      8. Torquay- long commute to CBD.
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      10. Point cook- someone has said it is a soul sucking surburban area. I need more on this before i put it in the not so good area, because my research shows alot of new affordable housing, in an up and coming newish area near the coast 25km from CBD. Poor internet.

      Not so good.
      1. Lara, a bit ferral.
      2. Werribee- higher than average crime.
      3. Seaford.
      4. Rosebud.
      5. Hastings.
      6. Frankston. All above average on crime and not so great for families.
      7. Tyabb.
      8.
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      It's a hard one as really it depends on circumstances, what is affordable to one may not be to another and also location in relation to work. My example is that I wanted somewhere within 30 mins of my work as initially I was working shifts ... but some people working those same shifts may be happy to have an hour commute. At the end of the day it really boils down to personal preference and choice. The suburb I live in won't be everyone's cup of tea because it's older and and not many new builds. For us ... an older house means a larger plot of land, being close to the city and Fremantle and 25 mins to work. Schools with good reputations and not too far to travel when children choose university. Easily commutable to all of the Uni's.
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      There is already a lot of information in each State forum from members setting out different areas where they live.
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      Quote Originally Posted by helen balmforth View Post
      Queensland- Brisbane. please go to Quote post and put in your helpful information.

      Good places to live.

      1. Mackay
      2.Townsville
      3.
      4.
      carry on.

      Not so good places to live.

      1.Rockhampton
      2.
      3.
      carry on.
      A great deal of it depends on one's way of life. If you like pub crawls and night life, then go to the big cities. If you like a laid back lifestyle, go to the country areas.
      Now, I'm off fishing...again

      Cheers, Bobj.
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      Quote Originally Posted by helen balmforth View Post
      Queensland- Brisbane. please go to Quote post and put in your helpful information.
      Quote Originally Posted by helen balmforth View Post

      Good places to live.

      1. Mackay
      2. Townsville
      3.
      4.
      carry on.

      Not so good places to live.

      1.Rockhampton
      2.
      3.
      carry on.
      Above areas put in by Bobj, i have just applied for a prison job at Townsville and i am pleased to see that Bobj has posted it has a good place to live, i think this is a good idea as an informative area info site, it is a pity that PIO postees arn't showing interest in giving this info a boost, at times PIO seems to be a site just for spoof and jokey threads which i am all for, but wouldn't it be great if someone could just look at say the Perth part of this thread and see where the good and bad areas are and i know there are other sites individually, but there are a lot of people who can't decide where to go and info on one thread could be helpful.

      jim - Again - anyone with info just quote post and add their good and bad areas and upload it so it can be used again and again. Hi, everyone it appears we can't do this so if you just want to put the areas good and bad i will update them on my original list.
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      It IS a decent idea jim,BUT the problem is imo, that a lot of people wont be wanting to state "x is a bad area" because other members are bound to be living there,dont yer think?
      Anyway,im off the footy's on now
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