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  1. Hi everyone, After 5 years in Melbourne, we're relocating to Perth with my job. As a result we'll be breaking a lease on a 3 bedroom townhouse in Altona, Melbourne and are looking for someone to take it over. The house was brand new when we moved into it in 2011. It has a huge downstairs and 3 bedrooms upstairs. The main bedroom has an en-suite and walk in wardrobes (and balcony) and the secondary bedrooms have built in wardrobes. Outside is a very decent sized garden for a townhouse and not some tiny patch of grass that is so common is lots of the smaller townhouses now. The house is only one block from the water and also one block from Altona coastal park (a huge open area with walk paths and kids playground). Its been brilliant for us and our growing family (have had our two boys since living here) and we would not be moving out if we were staying in Melbourne. The rent is $570/week and we will likely be moving out around middle/late February 2015 (just trying to finalize plans with work now). Pictures below are from the real estate websites - obviously its a bit more 'lived in' now but my photography skills wouldn't do it justice. If you need any more info please just drop me a line. Happy to help out with any advice regarding the Altona area / Western suburbs also.
  2. Mollie13

    Advice about Altona, Victoria

    Hello, I am emigrating to Australia in the coming months and cannot get over to look at places to live and it seems that Altona looks reasonably priced for its seaside location. I have been told that it is quite an industrial place though. Does anyone know how industrial and if it is a nice enough place to live? Any advice would be much appreciated. thank you
  3. The Pom Queen

    Altona Mobil Fumes

    EMERGENCY crews are at Mobil's Altona refinery in Melbourne after numerous reports of a strong odour in the area. The plant has been evacuated and atmospheric testing is being carried out to determine where the odour is coming from, a Metropolitan Fire Brigade (MFB) spokeswoman says. The MFB can't confirm what the problem is, but the spokeswoman says there may be a small leak of a sour water product, a byproduct of the manufacturing process. "We got quite a few calls from other areas around Altona for a strong smell," she said. Forty firefighters and 10 trucks were at the scene and ambulance crews were on standby. One person was assessed, but was not taken to hospital, an Ambulance Victoria spokeswoman said. Located 13km west of Melbourne, the Altona refinery supplies half of Victoria's petroleum fuel needs.
  4. Guest

    Bulk billing Altona??

    Anyone have details of bulk billing Doctors around Altona please?
  5. Petals

    Altona new train timetable

    Just heard on the news that Altona is having its train timetable revised and there will be less trains on the line. Also they will not be going into the city and it will be necessary to change three times to get to the city on the train. So if you rely on this form of transport and live in the area your journey has just gone out to over an hour to the city.
  6. Guest

    Point Cooke / Altona Areas

    Hi We are looking at lots of areas in Melbourne and like the look of these places. It would be useful to get peoples opinions about them especially if your already living there. Interested in facts about shopping, schools, commuting, beaches and houses or anything you can tell us that would be useful LOL. Cheers Linda
  7. Dear all, after search on domain property, it appears to me that suburbs like newport, south kingsville and altona, which are also along the bayside, are much cheaper than the suburbs on the other side of the bay, like hampton and sandringham. anyone has any ideas in this please provide feedback! cheers, Bill
  8. Guest

    Lonely from Altona Meadows

    Just been in Oz for 7 weeks, need friends our own age, late 50's, moving to Point Cook in October!
  9. Valespark

    Altona College

    Hi, I am seeking any opinion of this school or others close to Altona. Having Ping Ponged and previously had our daughter at Point Cook (Seabrook primary) schooling, we are keen to make a better choice this time, as previous experience was very disappointing. All comments gratefully received. Pete
  10. I recently went to Holland, and on the flight over, I was sat next to guy from Poland (been living here 20 years) and in conversation I chatted about moving here 2 years ago, and the expat forums etc and that new migrants are often looking for work on arrival. He works for a very big cold storage company in Altona North as the training manager and said that if anybody was looking for work to feel free to give him call. They employ about 300 people I believe, and are expanding all the time, taking on new staff almost every week. It sounded like fairly basic work involving mainly fork lift & warehouse tasks, but if anybody is looking to get something while waiting to get a better job to come along, it might be worth a look at. His details are : Oxford cold storage Adam Frankiewicz Training manager phone 9240 4000 direct line : 9240 4107 He is in Poland for another 3 weeks I believe. you never know, this might be helpful to somebody out there.
  11. tasormelb

    High schools around Altona Meadows

    Hi, Please could any one provide any information about high schools around Altona Meadows. We did a reccie in April and concentrated on areas around Geeling, Grovedale, Highton and Belmont. We loved these areas, visited schools and found 2 high schools and 2 primary schools which were fantastic. The day after we got home we recieved an offer on our house (been on market for 1yr) and completion looks set for end of June. Now here is the problem......... I am an oncology nurse and want to arrive with a job lined up, Geelong Hospital won't consider me until I am resident. This means taking pot luck that a post becomes available fairly quickly which is not something that I wish to do. Therefore quick rethink and lots of sleepless nights. I can got a job at Peter Mac Cancer centre in CBD, job is fab but too far to commute from Geelong so now consdering living in Altona Meadows. It is really hard trying to find info about high schools in this area. The only school I can find is Bayside College, it looks like it has 3 different campuses. What campus is best? What is the school like does anyone have children there or know someone that does? I have searched previous posts on here, Werribee secondary has been mentioned for Altona but I thought it is quite a drive from Altona Meadows. Does anyone know if this schools is a feasible option for us? We also need a primary school, have found lots of websites can anyone recommend one? Finally to all who have made the move - does anyone actually arrive with sanity intact!!! There is so much to arrange I am starting to wonder if we are mad making this move!! Thanks Vanessa
  12. My Work has an indoor football (soccer) team, 5 a side. We play on wednesday nights at westgate indoor centre, Altona. We have had some players drop out and we are currently looking for some extra players. Drop me a line if your interested. James
  13. Guest

    Altona North house for rent!!

    My wife and I are wanting to relocate to Perth (because of work offers) which means we are having to break our lease, so if there is anybody who is looking to rent a brand new home with 2 beds, seperate bath and toilet, a lovely fitted kitchen and seperate laundry room, all the mod cons, ducted air-con and heating, outdoor alfresco and garden shed. A great location in a quiet, clean neighbourhood, 5 mins walk to shopping centres and public transport, 10 min drive to beaches of Altona and Williamstown, and still very close to city centre. So if anyone would be interested reply to this post and then I can supply contact details to you. Regards Chris and Katie
  14. Guest


    Hi, me and my family have been looking at areas to live in Melbourne, we like the look of Altona, seen many schools and places of work but dont know much about the area. was wondering if anyone knows any good info on Altona or surrounding areas? Thanks Ang