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  1. Hi, don't know if anyone can help? My husband and I are moving to Oz in september - he has a job in Hornsby nsw - we are looking at living in the northrn beaches area or somewhere nice not too far away from the sea and hornsby? Any ideas? We have seen some really nice places in newport, bilgola, avalon, narrabeen and collaroy?! I have to get a job somewhere around using public transport too and wondered whet the bus services were like in the northern beaches area? Thanks:unsure:
  2. Guest

    Where to live in Victoria

    Hi folks, We need a bit of help if you can please, Me and the wife and three kids (11,9,7) are in the process of emigrating to OZ (cant wait ),We have been state nominated by the govermant and we are just waiting and waiting and waiting for our visa's What a long process this emigrating is but i know it will be worth it in the end!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.As my trade is a fabricator/welder most of my work is in the Melbourne area so we are looking to settle down around there,My friend is out there already and he want's is to move close to him in bulleen but the property rental there for a 4 bedroom house is expensive as it is only ten minutes away from Melbourne,So me and the wife has been looking on the net for property to rent not to far away from melbourne and value for money and we found a place called narre warren.So if any of you nice people have been there or know what it is like as a place to live,schools etc etc or areas around there we would be very gratefull thanks for youre time and i hope you and me get our vias's soon. FANCYFELLA P.S. YOU'LL NEVER WALK ALONE
  3. Hi, I know this is a bit of a big question but we were wondering how much you need to earn to have a reasonably quality of life in Brisbane? (I know it's probably a difficult question to ask!!). We have 3 children (2,4 and 5 years) and we would probably want to live in a nice area and have a comfortable standard of living, run two cars and be able to afford a few luxuries. We keep hearing lots about how the lost of living is a lot more over there so we're just a bit worried that if we moved over there we'd be worse off financially. My husband would be the only one working. I know it's very tricky to say but does anyone have any ideas how much he would need to be earning in Aus dollars? Many thanks for your help in advance.:biggrin:
  4. Hi there, Would any of you be able to tell me which place has the better weather - Is it Sydney or is it Melbourne? The key reason for me migrating is the weather. I have an autoimmune condition that gets better in the sun. Saying that I dont like extreme hot weather as in Perth or sweaty weather as in the tropics. So I narrowed down to Sydney and melbourne. I really dont know much about the weather in these two places except that it wouldnt be as hot as in perth. Would be very grateful if any of you could shed some light about the weather where you live and why you like it there. many thanks in advance.
  5. We are moving to Albury-Wodonga NSW in approx 6 months with two kids 9 and 13yrs, can anyone recommend areas to live, near to good schools, with plenty of work for a carpenter, and any info on property prices etc.
  6. Hi We have been in Sydney for two weeks and have started the long haul of looking for a place to live. We began to look at Turrmaura and Warree etc but OH's work colleague suggested Drummoyne or Rozelle. We don't have kids so aren't worried about good schools, but do want a house with a yard, easy commute on public transport to CBD as that is where OH works. We have had a look round Drummoyne today and have found some possible houses on Domain which hopefully will be open for viewing next weekend as OH is in Melbourne for most of this week. Any experiences/views would be appreciated.
  7. I'm on a month's holiday in Aus and I've quickly realised that my quality of life would be vastly better here than at home. I've seen a few places in Queensland, NSW and Victoria and I have to say that I'd be happy to live in any of these states, I'm 34yrs old and have worked in a variety of service industries, retail and call centres, and I currently work in a civilian post for emergency services. Unfortunately none of my experience is on the skills migration list. I do not have any higher education to speak of. I am single, self-sufficient and have no dependents. I've never been unemployed for a single day in my working life, and I would never ever consider becoming a drain on the state either at home or in Aus. I would be prepared to do pretty much any any job, if it meant I could get sponsored to come into Aus. I realise my situation is pretty dire when it comes to the usual routes to getting into Aus - what I'm looking for is "outside the box" thinking, any ideas that could help me. I know you may well get people like me come along every day, asking the same thing, so I pray you be gentle with me. I know it may be very difficult in my situation, but anything you can advise me would be gratefully received.
  8. Hi all, My Hubby has a potential job offer in Karratha and we were just wondering if anyone could give us any info on the place and what it has to offer. The job has the potential for FIFO but thats another dilema altogether!!! Whats worse living in a remote town and seeing my hubby couple of hours a day or living near a friend in Sydney and having him for a week a month??? Anyone with experience of FIFO I would be grateful of your thoughts. Cheers Christine
  9. Guest

    Returning to live in australia

    Hi I am new to this so apologies in advance! I am looking to find out if I can return to OZ based on the fact that I lived there as a child with my parents who emigrated in 1969 but left again about 7 or 8 years later. I still have aunt and uncle there who went out at the same time and cousins whom I am in touch with. I have wanted to return to live and work for many years but things have always got in the way and sadly I dont fit into the skilled migrant category as a Crime Scene Investigator. Can anyone offer any help/advice on how I might be able to return? Thanks Leigh
  10. Abzlovell

    Anyone live near wollongong?

    Hi all, Me and my family are moving to Thirroul near wollongong in october. were excited/nervous about the move and any advice on the area from wollongong upwards (to austimer) would be greatly appreciated! it is just me, m husband and my 2 and a half ear old daughter. we have a holiday let sorted for the first 4 weeks of our stay but we need to find a rental place after the 4 weeks. any advice on suburbs to live with children, schools, where to buy cars, things to do with toddlers would be great! Thanks Abz
  11. PityTheFool

    Where to live in Perth???

    Were are currently investigating places to live in Perth and we are hoping the Perth experts out there may be able to help with our rather optimistic wish list! We would be looking for; A family friendly area (I will be 32, my partner is 29 and our boys will be 8 and 6) As close to the beach as possible (making morning / evening visits possible) Close to good schools I will be working in the city and would like the commute to be under an hour (ideally 30/45mins). We like the feel of being out of the city but would like our local facilities to be the city as opposed to a small local town, suburb, etc. We would be looking to rent initially but when we do buy we would hope to have a budget of around $450k. I understand this will be a tall order and that something will have to give but if you could start us off that would be great! Also are the any main differences between the north and south of the river??? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  12. Im curious.....:wideeyed: How did you find the area that you wanted to settle in...:unsure:
  13. Moving to Mindarie next week. What's it like? Had a look today and it seems to be a huge suburb.... not a lot there other than house! Am I missing something?? Anyone got any advice?? Thanks! :biggrin:
  14. Guest

    Where to live Sydney?

    Hi, I am english living in Auckland and other half is a kiwi currently in the UK. We are planning to set up home in Sydney and will be working in the North Ryde area, if all goes to plan. We would like to find a suburb to live that has a bit of everything, good transport system (train or bus) shops/cafes and ease of getting to a beach. We are currently without kiddies but hopefully they will be along at some point so a goodish school location is a thought too. So, yes, looking for the golden nugget, any suggestions on where to start looking or more importantly places to avoid ? Thanks everyone in advance K
  15. Live the Aussie dream close to Bne & Surf beaches- House for sale Beautiful house for sale, can be bought fully furnished as in attached pictures. Stunning views. Just over 1 hour to Gold Coast and 1 hour to Brisbane. Perfect location in resort village overlooking lagoon. Wallabies and parrots around - one acre block with paddock for horse. We will be heading back to the UK for family reasons after 20 years here, beautiful Queensland. :yes:See photos attached http://www.realestate.com.au/propert...lbyn-107581094
  16. Plan ahead by moving overseas with the experts! Moving to Australia is not without its ups and downs. To make sure you stay ahead of the game, it pays to be well informed. Everyone wants to start their new life down under with as much money as possible and there are a number of things you can do to ensure you make the most of your funds. Key topics always discussed on the forum include moving your possessions, shipping your car, transferring your money into your new Australian bank account and getting a mortgage, shipping pets and transit insurance. Poms in Oz is hosting our final Live Chat session for 2011 with leading experts in banking, currency exchange, international removals, pet transportation & shipping insurance and these sessions will take place on Wednesday 07th December 2011 from 7pm-9pm (UK Time). National Australia Bank, Moneycorp, PSS International Removals, PetAirUK and Insure Your Move will be on hand to answer any questions you may have about your move. To participate, click on the 'chat' menu option at the top of the page. Clicking on chat will launch the chat software. There will different 'rooms' for each of the different companies. Unregistered guests can participate by following this link - Chat with Industry Experts, then, once the chat software has loaded, tick the 'Guest' option at the top of the chat window, then choose a username and click 'Login' and enter the 'Moneycorp, NAB, PSS, PetAirUK or InsureYourMove' chat rooms. National Australia Bank [img2=right]http://www.pomsinoz.com/images/chat-nab.png[/img2] Lynette Masters will talk about the Australian Banking system providing you with some insights as to what is different between the UK and Australia. She will also talk about how straight forward it is to open an Australian Bank account before you leave home and some of the services you should consider. Moneycorp [img2=right]http://www.pomsinoz.com/images/chat-moneycorp.png[/img2] Whether you are moving to Australia, or living there already, John Kinghorn will bring you the latest updates on the Aussie dollar and provide insight into the key factors influencing market movements. Exchange rates are constantly fluctuating and transferring your funds at the right time, via the right channel, can make a big difference to the amount of money you actually end up with. PSS International Removals [img2=right]http://www.pomsinoz.com/images/chat-pss.png[/img2] One of the key ingredients when you are moving overseas is the planning of your removal. Liam Witham will be on hand to offer advice and answer any questions you may have regarding the packing and shipping of your household effects, including what items you can ship to Australia, Australian Customs procedures and AQIS. PetAir UK [img2=right]http://www.pomsinoz.com/images/petair.png[/img2] PetAir UK is a unique pet travel service run by specialised vets for ultimate peace of mind. We will transport your pets safely and comfortably - worldwide. No matter what the journey, we will remove the stress of complicated pet travel arrangements and ensure the best possible service to our clients and their much-loved companions is one of our highest priorities. We operate a 'one of the family' policy, where all animals are treated with the same respect and care as our own pets. We know how much it means to you that your beloved pet arrives safely and by using PetAir UK you can assure yourself you are providing the very best care for your pet. We offer truly comprehensive packages which provide absolute continuity from start to finish. Every client is allocated one of our personal veterinary consultants who will oversee every step of the process. From complex documentation and import permit applications through to last minute flight changes, nothing is a problem for our competent and dedicated team. Insure Your Move (tbc)
  17. Hi, I am moving from Botany to Roselands next week, although after reading some of these posts it does not seem that far, I am not very familiar with this part of the city. I've never really ventured there (apart from while looking around the area/ at houses) in my time here. Just wondered if anyone lived there and would like to catch up/ show me (and my hubby) around the area! Thanks Karen
  18. This is NOT a thread that is meant to start the old Aus v UK crime thingy again, just an attempt to ask fellow PIO'ers about some possible suggestions please. My eldest now works at a junior school and last night was the schools carol concert,:notworthy:, mums/dads/brothers/sisters/uncles/aunts all rocking up to see their family members drop the little Jesus onto the stage and have many memories,:jiggy::notworthy: Anyway, while she was helping organise it several lovely chaps/chapesses decide to try and break into her car which was parked in the SCHOOL car park. Door locks were forced, side panel keyed ad they even tried to nick the petrol. Personally I know Christmas is a time for giving, but I really want to 'GIVE' these muppets a Christmas present they will remember. Castration without anesthetic (if boys) followed by several hours of torture, if girls then I would obviously have to let my good lady deal with them, (with instructions from me,:cool:) So please fellow PIO'ers, suggestions please, nothing sensible like let the police deal with it,:no:, your own personal suggestions on a suitable punishment please.:notworthy: Cheers Tony.
  19. Well, we officially love NOR :yes: We are having a problem choosing the areas we may like to live in though :wacko: So far we love Mindarie & Hillarys ~ But they are way over our budget! :embarrassed: We are looking for a modern (ish) area, walking distance to school, park, shops would be great We dont mind moving away from the Ocean ~ Say up to 20 minute drive Any ideas? :cute: Thankyou in advance
  20. Hi Fellow Poms, We are currently living in Melbourne which we love but an opportunity has arisen to move to Sydney, Job would be in North Ryde area so just looking on advise on where u would live?? Budget is reasonable so somewhere nice, suburbs are more us as we like a garden with Having a 3yr old, nice schools in area ect Any info and advise would be great as i have been looking through so many posts my eyes are going square! :-)
  21. In this and age there are so many travesties, much unfairness, hypocritical companies/countries that how do you go about living a life that in some way stands side by side with your morality/code of ethics in everyday life. I would imagine it is nigh on impossible to live a 'completely' ethical life. For instance, China, it's human rights record is very dubious, so when you want a new TV/Cooker and the like do you not by Chinese? If you are an adamant anti Daily Mailer/Sun and you see an advert on TV that the paper is doing special holidays to the Med for a tenner do you buy the paper or stick to your guns? I have many things that I rage against, but still find it impossible to live a life where my morality can be sustained 'without' going against something I hold dear. Probably the best example and the simplest without getting all high falooting is that I can't stick British Airways (long story and I appreciate other views differ) BUT if I saw them advertise a flight for HALF the going price I would be sorely tempted to purchase one to get to Australia,:mad::embarrassed:. The same could be said for just about EVERYTHING in our lives I guess, consumer goods are made all over the world, and to live a purely ethical life I imagine is impossible to achieve. So are you like me or couldn't give a flying fig. Do you try your best to live by a certain code and find yourself often falling short or is it a fact of the modern world that to try to hold to certain standards is to whistle in the wind and bugger it, just go for it? Cheers Tony.
  22. Beautiful house for sale, can be fully furnished as in attached pictures. Stunning views . Just over 1 hour to Gold Coast and 1 hour to Brisbane. Perfect location in resort village overlooking lagoon. Wallabies and parrots around - one acre block with paddock for horse. See photos attached http://www.realestate.com.au/property-house-qld-kooralbyn-107581094
  23. And Australia is nowhere to be seen: http://business.blogs.cnn.com/2011/11/29/the-top-city-to-live-in-is/?hpt=hp_c2
  24. As simple as the title says, where do most of the Brits live in Perth? Unlike some on here, we'd like to move to the other side of the world and NOT find we're living in a bigger hotter version of the UK! I know some suburbs have a much higher concentration of Brits than others, so where do most of us live when we get there?
  25. It does not make sense unless it's all part of Rupert Murdoch's cunning plan to take over the world?