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  1. Scotlass

    North or South Sydney

    Hi Im looking for advice on where is best to rent if working in Roseville. I wouldnt have a car so would need to commute to work. I was originally looking at South of the bridge but now thinking North may be better for getting to work. I would like to rent somewhere with a good busy vibe, a bit like Glasgows Westend. Nowhere too quiet or suburban as Iam single 30 something and would want to meet people and make new friends. Also and area with good links to get South and to beaches. Any suggestions and advice would be very welcome, thanks.
  2. We are moving to Perth April 12. Anyone returning to the UK and fancy a swap? http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-32235169.html
  3. I live in the United States and we have a show called House Hunters International. One show was about a North Sea oil worker who moved to Australia with his wife and kids. With this description I wonder if anyone knows which type of Visa he used or if Australia makes a special exception for high paid workers. A) He was a North Sea oil worker based in Scotland. I believe he was an engineer. B) He worked 6 months out of the year in Scotland and had 6 months off. C) He moved his family to a vacation town north of Brisbane. D) After the move his family lived in Australia year round. E) The engineer kept his job in Scotland. He worked 6 months in the North Sea and spent the other six months with his family in Australia. I don't think he came in as a skilled migrant because he never intended to get a job in Australia. It got me wondering if Australia allows high paid workers to immigrate to it's shores. Is there a special visa for that? Thanks for any input!
  4. Guest

    Zumba North Perth

    Im just wondering does anyone know of any Zumba classes in the North Perth area....?? And also Gyms?? Fitness centres etc?? We think were going to head up to Duncraig way next year?? And how much would you normally pay for a gym membership?? we have a PR visa and will be heading up here as soon as this house sells..... Cheers Nic
  5. Hi all, I have just had my 457 visa approved and will be moving over to Sydney (for my second stint there) in Jan/Feb - I would love to join a football team and play in some sort of league. I wondered if anyone knew of any decent teams (or not so decent - I'm not Wayne Rooney) somewhere in the North shore - I will be living in Lane Cove/Chatswood. Cheers Lee
  6. 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! :-)
  7. Hi Can anybody please advise me its my partners aunties 80th birthday in a few days and we would like to take her out to a really nice restaurant, she lives in Edgewater. Because I am so new to the area can anybody please advise me of any good restaurants or eateries please. I am not sure she would be into curry and chinese. Any ideas would be very much appreciated. Cheers Debbie :biggrin:
  8. Keira huggins

    North Lakes?

    hey guys So it's a go and I have spent WEEKS looking / researching where potentially we would like to live. I guess a bit of background would help. My hubbie, 36 and a true lover of everything outdoors, underwater and walking, will be working within the CBD. My son, 12. Mad into sport especially rugby and football. Very sociable nd likes to play OUTSIDE. Me, will also be the wrong side of 35, kind of quiet until you get to know me but will appreciate being able to meet people and hopefully work within the law enforcement side of things. I really would love to be able to point the other half in the direction of where we could and would like to live. We are not city dwellers, we like the quiet but with the option to have the fun close by. We are looking for a great family community, good schools, good commute links, good house prices ( sounds like we want the world) From research so far I really do like the sounds of North Lakes but to make an informed decision I need pros , cons and alternatives..............SO........ Anyone who can help, I will send a mince pie over to you :biggrin:
  9. Hi we are back and forth with the idea where to live when we apply/arrive next year...... Other half is a nusrse, i will be house husband (dreaming of course - will end up doing anything around school hours) and we had first set our sights on sunshine coast. comparsion came with rainy season, humidity, and then the need for kids ( 3&5 ) and wife to have it bearable to live in. I am not bothered where we live as long as its QLD, or Tweed heads. Can anyone give advice on where its bearable for fair skin family Coolganta or sunshine coast, or further in ipswich or coofs harbour ? Could we survive in townsville, We will be going on a RSMS. Helpful advice any one ?
  10. I suppose I did ask for rain and my wish came true, now I just need to ask for the lottery numbers:yes: FLOOD warnings are in force from Cooktown to Cardwell today after record-breaking heavy rain throughout the Far North. Cairns yesterday experienced its wettest October day since 1964 with 112mm falling from 9am to 10pm, exceeding the previous mark of 86.6mm. And there’s more to come, with the weather bureau forecasting heavy rain over the next two days. "There will be much the same over the next 36 hours," Cairns weather bureau duty forecaster Bill O’Connor said. "The heavier falls will be between Innisfail and Cairns." Mena Creek, southwest of Innisfail, yesterday recorded about 200mm in 24 hours. The heavy rain caused flooding at popular tourist attraction Paronella Park, with operators saying the area received four times the amount of rainfall it usually receives for the month in one night. More than 110mm fell at Cairns airport, almost tripling the average rainfall for October. "That average is 41.8mm for Cairns airport in October. More rain to come today, tonight and through tomorrow," Cairns meteorologist Ben Suter tweeted. Cairns SES group leader Josh Milligan said crews attended a few calls for help yesterday. "There was no real damage but preparation measures more so, with a little bit of sand-bagging in the local areas," he said. "We’ve learnt a lot from last year as we do more preparation the main thing we are looking for is at is recruitment," Mr Milligan said. The wet weather was blamed for a string of crashes in the Far North yesterday. Two separate incidents involved five-car pile-ups. The first major incident was about 4.20pm on Mulgrave Rd, near Parramatta Park State School. It was followed shortly after by another multiple crash at the intersection of Draper and Kenny streets, Portsmith, at 5.05pm. There were also minor crashes on the Gillies Highway, at Smithfield shopping centre and on the Kuranda Range road. No one was seriously hurt, although there were traffic disruptions. SES volunteers were called out to tighten tarpaulins in cyclone Yasi-affected areas where many families face a long wet season without roofs. Also yesterday, motorists were forced off the Bruce Highway north of Tully because of the heavy rain. Despite flooding concerns around the region, the downpours were still a welcome reprieve from an extended dry spell that ended with above-average temperatures for the month and weeks of a high fire danger period. Queensland Fire and Rescue Supt Alan Hogg said recent rain had eased the threat of fire in some areas but alerts were still in place "further out west". Tableland grazier Gerry Collins said the rains were "the best October present for a long, long time". "We had good rain here this morning and pretty good rain overnight," he said. "I have just been to the sale yards in Mareeba and they had pretty handy rain there too. "It is very welcome." Raymond Bin, who has a mango and grape orchard at Mutchilba, said the 30mm that fell on his property was welcomed. "I think the majority of farmers would appreciate it because it has been pretty dry in the past month," he said.
  11. We hope to be going on a reccie and visa validation trip shortly and are looking for a holiday home in a nice suburb of North Brisbane. My brother lives in McDowall so want to be close enough to him. Ideally looking for a 4 bed with pool.
  12. Does anyone have any views on this school, and the area. Thanks.
  13. Guest

    New on North Shore

    Hi all, We (hubby, wee boy and I) landed in Sydney just over 3 weeks ago and moved into an apartment in Mosman this weekend. Lovely area and things are going well, but feeling lonely! Any other Poms around here and in particular recommendations for where to meet people? We are keen to find places for our toddler to go too - playgroups, activities etc... any recommendations very welcome!
  14. debbie13

    north v south brisbane

    :wacko:Is there a difference of opinion betwen suburbs to the north/south of brisbane. Don't mind travelling 45 mins or so to work, just can't make up my mind.
  15. Here are the flood maps for Anstead North flooding_anstead_north_flood_flag_map.pdf and Anstead South flooding_anstead_south_flood_flag_map.pdf flooding_anstead_north_flood_flag_map.pdf flooding_anstead_south_flood_flag_map.pdf
  16. Hey Mandy here (chloe's mum) Just wondering if there was anybody near redcliffe/clontarf/ north lakes area that would like to get together and meet up. We emigrated almost a year ago from Edinburgh, Scotland and are now living down in Clontarf. There is my husband gordon and my two kids Chloe (Aged 17) & Jayden (Aged 3). So if anyone would like to get together and maybe we can arrange family gathering that would be awesome, thanks Mandy
  17. the coyne family

    Good areas in north Brisbane

    Hi, we are currently living near Coffs Harbour in NSW. My OH has an interview for a job based in Albion Brisbane. Not counting my chickens or anything but I've been looking at suburbs in north Brisbane places like Redcliff, Mango hill, North lakes and Burpengary its very hard to tell the good from the bad looking on the net so I'd really appreciate any advice I really like the look of Burpengary it looks really nice. Can anyone recommend some good suburbs with good public schools we are a family of 5 looking to spend about $350-$450 in rent. Top of the wish list would be firstly he will get the job :wink:, a large back garden and no more than 30 minutes to the beach. Thanks.
  18. Hi, My wife just received AHPRA eligibility email for nursing registation. She is working in Neuro ICU as band 6 in London NHS trust and we are planning to move to Sydney. We are not able to decide Royal Prince Alfred or Royal North Shore which one to apply as only these two have Neuro ICUs. In term of renting RPA is better but don't know how these both hospitals are. Hoping to get advice from nurses working for these two hospitals. .....Mansawant
  19. For those that care industry sources say Costco is heading for North Lakes in Brisbane. As well as another Ikea and the new Masters hardware chain. Personally I think the location is too far away from central Brisbane to be much use to me but those who live up in the North Lakes/DBay/Redcliffe area might be pleased.
  20. Hello After much deliberation, our family of 5 have decided on a suburb north of the river and one south of the river that we feel would really suit us as a family. Job offers aside, we've been chatting to a few Aussies about suburbs and searching on forums for info from fellow Brits. Can someone honestly say what they feel about the NOR/SOR divide, differences etc. I know it's a personal thing, but the general feelings are so different, we're just confused as to the whole issue. It seems such a big deal and we just don't get what it is about!! Some say that NOR is the 'posh' bit for Poms, some say the total opposite! Some say both are the same and it's the individual suburbs that count. So really just to understand what the whole deal is, could anyone explain clearly?? What would your honest choice be and why (it may not reflect our situation, but it's just good to know a little more and hear some honest opinions!). Of course, we're going to see what happens when we get there, but not having been to Perth, we wondered if we could find out people's views beforehand. Any opinions most welcome :wink:
  21. The Pom Queen

    Best Fishing Jetties in the Far North

    MOWBRAY RIVER Between Clifton Beach and Port Douglas this short section of the old road is a top spot for mangrove jack and barramundi. It is best fished on a half tide in. PALM COVE JETTY Probably the best known and most productive jetty, this is a considerable structure and has all the wanted facilities, including night lights and water. OLD BARRON BRIDGE Accessed via the servo at Stratford this is a popular spot and stretches a third of the way across the Barron River. Limited facilities but some good river species available. MARLIN MARINA, CAIRNS The seaward wall of this marina complex sees some big barra, jacks and grunter taken regularly. Please remember to take away all your rubbish on this, and all other jetties. CARDWELL JETTY Only fishable half tide up due to shallows that surround it. This platform can produce some excellent barra, jacks, queenfish and salmon. LUCINDA JETTY Located 28km northeast of Ingham, this long jetty has an adjacent small service jetty which is open to the public. Expect to catch barra, fingermark, queenies, jacks and mackerel. NEW PUBLIC JETTY COMPLEX Ports North are in the process of developing this much-needed facility near the new Cruise Ship Terminal and it promises to be state of the art. May open mid-December.
  22. Hi, We recently moved to Australia, from Europe. We have found a nice house in North Epping. I would like to enroll our son (14 years old) in a decent co-ed public high school. I would like to ask if anyone knows which high school nearby is the best/decent (public, co-ed)? I found Carlingford high, Cumberland (Pennat hills) and Ryde Secondary college (Ryde) as an option and can not decide between them. Can anyone help with advice which is the best (decent, quality, nice teachers, schoolmates...) Thanks, Cathy
  23. Hi, We are breaking our lease where we currently rent and returning back to the UK at the end of October, if any one is planning on settling in the area please take a look at the link, the house is near the golf course and less than a minute walk to a large park/ bbq area. We have been here nearly 2 years but have decided to return back home to the family. Here is the link: http://www.bowmakerrealty.com.au/index.cfm?pagecall=property&propertyID=1858109 We have looved living in this house and have had no problems, we rented from it being newly built too. Please let me know if you are interested. You can PM me if you prefer. Thanks, Kim :smile:
  24. This is just me thinking out loud because me and Harpodom have a bit of banter and throw a few sweeping generalisations around about northers and southerners.(uk) Do you think theres any REAL differences in mindset/attitude? I dont really tbh,"maybe" ive found southerners a bit less outgoing,a bit less likely to engage a stranger in conversation in the pub kind of thing. This is just my own experiences working in various parts of the country,London,quite a few areas from Harrow to Mayfair,Bristol and Bath,Reading etc. In the city i come from the people are(in general)very outgoing,wear their heart on their sleeve,if we like yer were not embarrased to tell yer,probs the same in reverse as well:laugh: To some we actually have a bit "too" much to say for ourselves,the playwright Alan Bennett once called us the norths cockneys,personally i'l take that as a compliment because east enders were the freindliest people i met in London. So do you think we have little differences/traits? i know i wont be bothered about walking into a pub in Aus on my own and having the craic no matter how many other brits there is in there or not. Also do you think where your from in the uk has any influence on how you settle and make freinds etc in Aus?:unsure:
  25. Just finalised our bookings for flights etc We (my wife and I, and our 4 yr old son) are coming to Aus on a 457 visa, flying in on 2 November I'll be working in Chatswood and we have a serviced apartment there through the company until we can get a rental sorted out. Looking at Wahroonga/Turramurra/St.Ives area for preference My wife's sister lives in Neutral Bay and we have a few friends in Sydney so it's nice to know we'll not be entirely on our own - but wondered if anyone else here lives in the same sort of area? Getting excited now - still a million things to do at this end, mind :biggrin: