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    Family suburbs and climate

    We are torn between Adelaide and Melbourne. Hubby has more opportunities in Melbourne. My questions are what is the climate like in Melbourne? is the climate like the UK like some people say? I suffer with SAD's but don't like the strong heat so we think Melbourne could be a good option. Also could anyone recommend a good family suburb near the beach. Our children are 12, 10 & 8. We want the outdoor lifestyle and being near a beach would be great for us. Thanks
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    Emigrating cats

    Has anyone taken their cats over to Australia? My daughter would be truly heartbroken if we left out British Shorthaired cats. We have 2 and they are beautiful, our babies and i don't think I could leave them either :-( I just don't know if it's safe to do this with cats, would they be ok?
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    Family suburbs and climate

    Can you recommend which area is nice in Frankston? or is it just a big avoid area?;-)
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    Family suburbs and climate

    Thanks BuzzyBee. Frankston does look really nice, and the houses are fairly priced too.
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    Family suburbs and climate

    Thank you. I like the idea of living near the beach but of course my husbands job would come first so the commute couldn't be too far for him. I heard Frankston was a little scary at night, very rough, is that not the case now? It looks a beautiful place.
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    Family suburbs and climate

    Thanks all for your help, much appreciated.
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    Family suburbs and climate

    Thank you so much Lady Raincorn. Big help, I shall take a look x
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    Family suburbs and climate

    Thank you both. That's what I'm thinking, Adelaide heat might be too much for me. Thank you. I shall take a look at that forum. Much appreciated.
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    How do you cope in the humidity?A few friends have told me it is terribly humid in Brisbane and I won't cope with it. Is it that bad??
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    Thank you all, lots of great replies:-) x
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    That is what I am hoping, that you just get used to it. What does humidity feel like? lol!!! Here in the UK I guess we don't get it;-)
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    Nice suburbs in Brisbane

    Thanks Alaska. My cousin lives in Thornlands, I am now thinking that area, Victoria Point etc.... She says it is a nice area, near the beach, good schools etc... Do you know Thornlands at all? My husband would be working in South Bank area of Brisbane.
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    Nice suburbs in Brisbane

    My husbands employer have an office in Brisbane, we are wanting to look at nice suburbs, good schools and not too far from the beach for our young family. Previously we have always looked at Perth as our preference and Adelaide close second. The company he works for have openings at the Brisbane office, I already have family there which is appealing I just really want to live not too far from the sea, nice family suburb with good schools. Can anyone give me some info on some good suburbs? and tell me what you love about Queensland, sell it to me.:wink:
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    Nice suburbs in Brisbane

    South Bank. My cousin lives in Thornlands, it seems a lovely area.
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    Hello again:-)

    I haven't been around for a while, we put off the move to Australia due to a few family issues, and my Nan passed away. We are now re considering it after I became very unwell with anxiety and agoraphobia after my brother attacked me last year. Thankfully I am now getting better and the move to Australia seems even more appealing to get away from the poison that is my family.:embarrassed: My husband works for a construction company that have offices in Sydney, Perth, Melbourne and Brisbane, so he thinks he could fairly easily secure a transfer, if he can't he is willing to apply for jobs with other companies, we just thought it may be easier staying within the company he is with. He is a Quantity Surveyor and he says there are plenty of jobs available. We have always fancied Perth but I also have a lovely bunch of family and cousins in Brisbane. I don't know why but I always thought Brisbane just wasn't for me, I was told it was far too humid and wet which kind of put me off. Adelaide is where I would love to go, my friend recently moved there and she loves it, her son looks like he is having an amazing time, so I am swaying for Adelaide but I can't help but think Brisbane would be great with having lovely family there already. Can anyone sell Brisbane to me?:wink: Great being back, hope to get chatting to you all again:biggrin:
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    Hello again:-)

    He is a Quantity Surveyor.
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    My 10 year old is devastated

    We had to opportunity to move to Australia a couple of years ago but I said I wouldn't leave my mum, but things have since changed and I see life very differently. Life is too short and I am not treated right by my family so I don't know why I am staying here for them. I tried to discuss with our eldest child that Daddy has the opportunity again to go to Australia, but he is so upset. He is 10 now and he has such strong bonds with his friends, he plays football and gymnastics here for local teams. I know it would really affect him if we went, I am not sure how he would cope to be honest. I know our 8 and 7 year old would be fine, infact our youngest wants to do:biggrin: Can anyone relate to this, did it put you off going? or how did you cope? The last thing I want to do is hurt him, I would give up my happiness if he really wanted to stay, but would I regret this forever.
  18. I am going through this with my 10 year old, he insists he isn't going. I don't want to upset him, or make him do something that will really make him unhappy, but I know my husband wants this move more than anything. It really is difficult isn't it. I wish you luck x
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    Perth vs Brisbane

    I know this has been done to death but I just wanted peoples opinions on both cities and why you would choose to live in the one you prefer. Our situation is that we have 3 young children (9, 8 & 6). My husband is a Senior Quantity Surveyor, his company in the UK have offices in Perth and Brisbane. He hopes to next year get a transfer. I am not sure which he will be able to move to but I am just after opinions. We are a close family, very sporty eldest son (football and gymnastics), middle child likes the beach, youngest child loves to street dance and the outdoors. We like to eat out, visit parks, zoos etc.... As a couple we like to eat out, go to the cinema etc.. I know it is hard to say which would suit. My fears are that WA is too isolated and will it give my children all they will need for their education, careers, will they feel happy living in such an isolated part of the country........ but at the same time I have friends there that love it. I have friends and family in Brisbane too, they are very happy. If you can tell me is there a big difference in climate? From what I have read, Brisbane does have alot of rain, is it as hot in Brisbane? I do worry about it being so hot in Perth. I have rambled now, thanks in advance:wink:
  20. My husband really wants to move to Australia. He works for a company that have offices in Australia so he thinks he can get a transfer over. He has been asking me if I will move over there for years but I am just too scared to leave my family. Things have changed though and I have decided life is too short to have regrets and I am willing to give it a go. The problem we have now though is our eldest is nearly 10, middle child is 8 and youngest is 6. The boys being our older children are so upset if we bring it up and are refusing to go:-( I know everyone says they will adjust and they will have to just go with it as we are the parents, but I do not want to make them unhappy either. Can anyone offer advice on how to deal with this please?
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    Issues with our children not wanting to move

    Thank you all very much. Some very good advice, I appreciate it.:smile:
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    Why WA?

    Those of you who have moved over to WA, can I ask why you chose this part of Australia? :biggrin:
  23. Family of 5, young children, we want to be near to the beach but also not far from Brisbane for work. I have heard about high crime rates which worries me with 3 children. Good schools and lots to do. Any advice? Husband is very keen on going to Perth, but I also want us to look at Queensland.
  24. I just read a thread on those that are moving back to the UK after not liking a new life in Oz. I just wondered are there people have lived there a long time and love it and wouldn't return? There must be:wink:
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    Moved to Australia and love it?

    Thank you so much. It sounds like you are very happy there:biggrin: My family have caused such terrible problems, and myself and my siblings have had periods of terrible anxiety and my brother suffers depression due to the stress and abuse we suffered as children. I love my family, I am not close to my father at all but I am to my mum but she still causes me stress at times. My husband says we rarely see them enough to stay for them, I know he is right but i do worry how i would feel being so far from her and only seeing her maybe once a year, if I am lucky. I would miss her alot. THe things is I get no support with my children so I wouldn't miss that anyway, we have no family that help us, weve always stuck together and managed and we are proud of that:biggrin: Perth sounds beautiful, I can't imagine needing a holiday either:wink: