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  1. In Newcastle you'd be asked if you were going to 'the match'
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    Free travel to Tassie?

    I didn’t say I’d taken the trip, just worked it out for the future
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    Positive Emigrating To Australia True Life Stories

    I must eat out at different areas because I never book a table earlier than 7.30. We’re definitely not early to bed people although we mostly go out at weekends.
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    Free travel to Tassie?

    No, the prices are the same as usual. I’ve priced a trip up a few times.
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    Free travel to Tassie?

    The vehicle goes free, you still have to pay for all travellers and a cabin
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    Moving home with older kids

    MaryRose, when I read your posts I always feel you are someone at peace with yourself
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    Cost of moving to Oz

    I took mine last year, it was great. I know lots of people in Perth who take it, if you work for WA Health you take it with you when you move jobs (or to other Government departments). The other option we have is to purchase extra leave which many people do.
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    Brisbane or Perth for young family

    I agree with you Ali, I've lived in a few suburbs over the last 30 years, none of them sterile! We moved to the Hills 10 years ago and love it, like you our preference would be river over beachside.
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    Where would you live in Tasmania?

    Wow, that is expensive. I believe it is on the best street in Devonport? We think we'll probably buy something while we build, as I have a horror of cold houses and we'd like something with a passive solar design.
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    Where would you live in Tasmania?

    We're hoping to retire to the Huon Valley next year but finding a property is going to be tricky as it's very popular and real estate sells very quickly. Property in Tasmania has been increasing markedly in value over the last few years, it's no longer the cheap State especially around Hobart.
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    Relocating to Perth

    I have lived in Perth for 30 years and the only time I see Perth's isolation mentioned is on this forum! Most migrant's to Perth just accept it's a long way from Sydney and Melbourne and instead enjoy the close proximity to Asia for travel opportunities.
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    Moving to Perth with my dog

    I know it's sealed but there'll still be red dust - there always is . I have been across by Greyhound coach many years ago.
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    Moving to Perth with my dog

    Yes, but you've lived and worked in the Outback and probably don't mind roughing it . Driving on my own through red dust for hours on end doesn't appeal, I'd be worried about my attention wandering.
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    Moving to Perth with my dog

    I have never driven it and certainly wouldn't do it alone. You need to do some research before you consider it, you will need to carry extra fuel, spare tyres, food, water. There are long stretches between roadhouses. We may drive across next year but I am reluctant to take my 2 dogs, I think they will be more comfortable flying.