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    Photos of Melbourne and Victoria

    Beechworth Wine making in Cornella Sent using Poms in Oz mobile app
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    Photos of Melbourne and Victoria

    Glenrowan Sent using Poms in Oz mobile app
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    Photos of Melbourne and Victoria

    Echuca Sent using Poms in Oz mobile app
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    Photos of Melbourne and Victoria

    Echuca Sent using Poms in Oz mobile app
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    Photos of Melbourne and Victoria

    Echuca Sent using Poms in Oz mobile app
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    Photos of Melbourne and Victoria

    The Murray at Echuca Sent using Poms in Oz mobile app
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    Total rent costs (inc bills etc)

    We're in regional Vic so some costs may vary but - Mobile phones/internet - I've got an iPhone 6 Plus and husband has a Sony Ericsson with Telstra on contract and for them plus adsl2 home internet 500gb we pay $275 per month all in. Loads of minutes and data on the phones so never pay over that. We budget $200 a month for gas and electricity combined. No rates. Our water usage is included in our rent so can't help with that cost sorry Sent from my iPhone using PomsinOz
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    Sell our house or rent it out....??

    We've been here almost 2 years and rent our U.K. house out. We're really enjoying it here and considered selling when our first tenants gave notice a couple of months ago but decided to stick with our original plan of keeping it until we get citizenship at the 4 year mark. Luckily we've secured new tenants who hopefully move in next week (electrician dependant!) after only a couple of weeks it being empty so we're happy we've decided to keep it for a bit longer. It is stressful keeping it though and we managed the let ourselves for our last tenants but this time have engaged an agent to do it all. So I'd encourage you to use an agent. We brought the dog with us when we came over though as with not selling up couldn't justify the cost of travelling back and to. We settled pretty quickly even with keeping our place, but that is because we have no intention to go back even for a visit for at least another year or so (emergencies excepted) Sent from my iPhone using PomsinOz
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    If a disaster happens

    More info from apple here https://support.apple.com/en-au/HT207021 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    If a disaster happens

    If you use the health app the details can be accessed through the emergency link which is available by pressing the home screen (and before you enter your access code) Click on emergency. Then medical id Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Schooling and fees?

    We paid $600 this year for eldest in state primary (grade 5). As we'll need to make a decision for high school for him in the next couple of years I've looked at the local catholic high school and fees are $3k per annum including laptop. The other private school (Anglican grammar) is closer to $7k. State high fees I'm not sure of as not checked there yet (my preference is the catholic school in any case) We're in regional Victoria. Edited to add. The primary fees we pay include all excursions including a Grampians camp this year. Only things to buy separately are uniforms (polo shirt and shorts so not too expensive) and iPad which they get cheaper and you can pay over a period of time. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Dismal England reactions?

    Yes, we do love being by the river. Flies and mozzies aside [emoji23] And the town is great, all you need and if not you can get it from Bendigo or Shepparton (or do the 2.5 hours to Melbourne). Big enough to have stuff going on but small enough to have the community feel. We've been made to feel very welcome here. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    If a disaster happens

    Go into the health app and there's a section for medical id Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    If a disaster happens

    If you set it up in the health app they can get to it from the emergency screen. Apparently emergency services know to check this Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Dismal England reactions?

    Coming here from north Wales too we had the same misgivings. And I still miss the view of Hope Mountain from our uk house [emoji22] And where we are couldn't be more different, flat, dry, landlocked by 3 hours [emoji23]. But we actually feel settled and happy. Not to say I wouldn't return to north Wales one day (and we're fortunate we've kept our house there) but we love both places equally and financially, for us, here is better for now. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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