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Bound4Tassie

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  1. Torn on Tassie

    We are on the NW coast in Port Sorell. We love it! Although I think we would've liked Kingston / Blackmans Bay and all Hobart has to offer too. We just went with wherever I was offered work first.... plus husbands family are on this coast too. ☺ Eta ... I think Trevallyn in Launceston looks like nice place to live too.
  2. Torn on Tassie

    If you can find work, I would say move to Tassie! We have recently moved over from the UK to bring our 3 little ones up in a nicer environment. ( husband is from Tassie though, so there are family reasons to be here too) . Loving it so far!
  3. Newbie looking for info on renting

    Through a letting agent , you'll need 100 points for ID eg Passport and Aus driving licence. Or you can use other forms of ID like medicare card. Took us a week or 2 to build up enough ID for the rental applications. In the end we got a private rental so didn't need any of it!
  4. Where/how to find bargains?....

    Ha, i have discovered Best & Less for some cheap kids/baby clothes. Kmart has been quite handy for a few house things. (finally have a rental in Port Sorell ) Also Discount pharmacy in Burnie had a few bargains. Must visit The Reject Shop and Shiploads!
  5. Newbie looking for info on renting

    Finding a rental has been our biggest headache. However we wanted to live in 1 very specific area in Tassie and not many rentals were coming up. Sometimes the agents don't get back to you. You have to pester them a bit and be very on the ball about new listings. We were getting quite disheartened. ...not to mention fed up of living with inlaws ( as kind as it is of them to have us!) Luckily we found a private rental via word of mouth / Facebook ( hubbie has a cousin who "knows everyone "). Move in tomorrow. Can't wait! Lovely brand new house. Good luck with your rental.
  6. What did you do in Tassie today?

    Visited Penguin yesterday ...very glad to see he was getting festive!
  7. What did you do in Tassie today?

    I do love Boat Harbour as well. Spoiled for choice really! Kids loving the waves/ beaches. Just need to find our own place so we can sort school for the eldest one. Running out of time before they break up though. I think once we get into normal routines we can all settle properly!
  8. ICHC - Fit2work

    Yes on the 29th Nov. ( my AIP was about the 14th Nov - took ID docs into Hobart office on Thursday last week )
  9. The weather in Tasmania today

    The thunder is here. ... set for a smidge of rain I think!
  10. What did you do in Tassie today?

    We went to my favourite Tassie beach today at Hawley... Older 2 had great fun in the little gentle waves. Baby ate sand. Tonight I went out for dinner @ Mrs Jones at Devonport Bluff with some of my new colleagues. Was divine! They paid...even better! Lol! Very welcoming!
  11. Rent price change

    Well god.only knows what the price increase was for....it was absolutely appalling! I wouldn't have lived there if they'd paid me the rent!! In an awful state and really strong urine smell in one bedroom! ! Back to the drawing board.
  12. Rent price change

    It's funny because I've been watching the rental market for months before we got here and houses seemed to be on for quitea while before it rented out. Last week we rang up about newly advertised ones and they'd already gone!
  13. Rent price change

    We are looking at a rental property tomorrow . Already sent in our application online and taken ID to the local office as it seems you need to move fast here. Just looked online at the property again tonight and the rent has increased. Is that common practice here? Does it mean they've got a few applicants already?
  14. What did you do in Tassie today?

    We went to Wings Wildlife Park. Kids really enjoyed it. Some beautiful scenery too.
  15. The weather in Tasmania today

    We bought a Ford Falcon. I haven't really looked too much at mainland prices but would imagine they might be slightly cheaper? ?
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