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  1. Hi everyone, I am living with OH and daughter (almost 5) in Caloundra on the sunny coast. Before we had our daughter my OH and I lived in Palm Cove near Cairns for 3 years and loved it. I would like to move back to Cairns and have a place if we want it at Trinity Anglican School for Jan 2011 prep. Has anyone got kids there? (Marlin Coast campus for the little ones). Does anyone know what the school is like. It has a good academic record but that of course isn't everything. The other dilemma is that we also have the possibility of a move to the Gold Coast for work. We are definately not staying on the sunny coast despite really liking it but not sure which way to jump. Any help welcome. Lisa x
  2. Life doesn't get much better does it.
  3. Rubbidydub

    Old Sunny Coast or Perth?

    So about to make the move in Jan of next year and for the past 2.5 years waiting for our pub to sell we had settled on the idea of the sunny coast ( did our re vie there 3 years ago) however for some reason we keep getting strange urges to look at Perth!? I have only spent 8 weeks in Perth back in 1991 and this was time spent waiting for a flight to end my WHV a lot would of changed by now. Anyway we have two young girls 9 & 5 and are looking for your pros and cons for living either side Thanks in advance Marcus
  4. Hi there, this is my first post on here, having just discovered this forum I'm a 42 year old Aussie bloke, married to a pom and we live in Hemel Hempstead. I'm desperate to return to Australia. My wife has 3 kids from a previous marriage (the oldest is 15 and doesnt want to come) as well as 2 of our own. We are really at the start of our journey to get us all to Australia. Any help or advice would be greatly apreciated
  5. Hi everyone - just a quick hello from me :0) Well - I'm 33, single, and very tired of the UK. I made my first trip to Oz in March, and totally fell in love with the place. I have good friends there, and got to experience it from a variety of angles. Anyway, the result of this is that I am now in the process of getting myself together with the intention of emigrating. I was hoping to go over on a 457 to NSW (ideally Newcastle), but seriously struggling with ideas around finding work whilst I'm still here in the UK. Any suggestions? On the other hand, I'm considering applying for State Sponsorship in the ACT as they are the only state after my occupation. 2 years is nothing in the grand scheme of things right? Not exactly a downside! So, that's me... Am looking forward to trawling the forums and gleaning what help and info I can. Say hi if you bump into me! Lou
  6. Hi My friend is visiting from the UK in August, its the only time of year she can come and I have explained about how cold it is in Melbourne that time of year. So I thought we could go away for a few days to somewhere warm and sunny...maybe Queensland. Anyone recommend somewhere nice for a short break that will offer better weather than Melbourne in August?? Thanks!
  7. Hi there, do you happen to be an experienced SAP Training Developer using Productivity Pak and want to spend a few months in Darwin working on a project? Then read on and please do get in touch with me! This role plays an important part in a large SAP implementation project within a Government organisation based in Darwin. As SAP Training Developer you will design and development of training material using Productivity Pak for a number of SAP modules (such as FI/CO, HR, SD, PM etc.). To secure this role, you will have experience in the following: Design and development of training material for SAP modules Experienced in using Productivity Pak Team Player Excellent verbal and written communications skills High attention to detail As part of the project team you will also have a professional outlook and a willingness to exceed client expectations. Start: as soon as possible Duration: 6-8 weeks - potentially longer Location: Darwin We can offer an attractive daily rate for the right candidate! Unfortunately we won't be able to sponsor the right candidate, so please make sure you only apply if you have a valid work visa for Australia! Cheers! Kathrin
  8. We are considering a holiday to see 1) where we would like to move to, 2) see if we like Oz. Don't know whether to book a motorhome holiday, or just a multi centre holiday. Has anyone got any advice please? Thanks:biggrin:
  9. Just for a giggle i thought i might document my job hunt now i'm back on the Sunny Coast, don't know whether it'll be of use to anyone but will be interesting. Will keep editing this first post with the actual data so feel free to post what you want below :cool: Arrival date back on the sunny coast 04/02/2011 Jobs applied for so far. heard back, yes, no. date applied labourer in car wreckers yard, caboolture - no. 04/02/2011 Labourers and Landscape Labourers, marochydore - no, 05/02/2011 Taxi driver Brisbane - no. 05/02/2011 Date got job. ? Job title ?
  10. so with the days ticking down too the end of my notice period and plans for going bush and travelling to Perth i find that i can't stop thinking of the sunny coast! i think my heart wants to head back up there and give it another go ( the only reason i came down to where i am now was to earn cash to head back upto the sunny coast anway, just seem to have sidetracked myself with other ideas). ugh!! what to do:goofy:
  11. Guest

    Sunny side of QLD

    Hey all, I have been trawling websites for what seems like years looking for a place to settle my family and am having no luck. I am originally from Sydney but have been in the UK for the last 10 years. Time has come to move my family home and as I have only holidayed in QLD when young am not sure on where is best to settle down. We have 2 boys ( 6 & 1 ) who I am sure will love a little more space. What I am looking for is something of 3 to 4 bedrooms and a nice backyard, would love to be within walking distance of the beach but I know I may have to comprimise. My budget is between $400 - $500 a week so should be able to find something. After all my looking round the region of Southport and surrounding areas look nice. Also alot of the places are on complex's which I am not fussed about but are they any good?? Not like the estates in the UK I hope. Below is a list of areas that I have shortened it to. *Biggera Waters *Labrador *Miami *Hollywell *Paradise Point *Hope Island *Runaway Bay *Parkwood Any tips on best areas for schools and work (in that order as we can travel to work) would be very helpfull. Also What are the beaches like round these areas? I used to be a avid surfer so a good surf beach is a plus as opposed to a bay or canal. Many thnaks and look forward to any replies, Nathan
  12. Guest

    Hi from sunny Manc

    :biggrin: Hello everybody, Joined this forum as been perusing for a while and find it a vital source. Anyway Myself and th family (3 boys 3, 6, 9) have a dream of getting a foot in the door in WA. Went there for 3 weeks 2008. Since then we have discussed and considered weighed up the option of migrating. Wife totally commited, kids always talking about, and I am completely 'go' with the idea... But I think it may be a bit late. Just turned 44, do not have a gradute degree and neither of our skills a listed on the SOL.:confused: Is it still worth an attempt ? Anyone know anyone of similar position as ourselves who succeeded ? I
  13. Guest

    The sunny coast

    Change your life ,,,,,,,,,,,,,
  14. PommyPaul

    bye bye sunny coast

    well i've got to say i'm pretty sad to say goodbye to the sunny coast after 19 months here! I really got to know the area and the scenery, beaches, fishing etc never even remotely got boring.... but if you can't find work and savings are dwindling you have to do something. Am booked into ye olde lodge in toowoomba tonight and then will slowly make my way south to the snowy mountains. :jiggy:
  15. Hello, in 25 days we will be moving to the Buderim area (where my husband will be working) - so starting to look at places to live. We are looking for a nice area and strong sense of community plus affordable housing! Any recommendations? Does anyone know what Mountain Creek is like - the new Brightwater development? Many thanks!
  16. PommyPaul

    Storm on the sunny coast

    What a cracker!!!!! I got the camera out and got some good footage of the lightning, the first strike in the video must be one of the most spectacular i've ever seen, must pf covered an area of 100 square ks all in one huge fork that scattered. IWzzIUs2du8
  17. Hey guys We are renting here in Wurtulla on the Sunshine Coast (situated inbetween Caloundra & Mooloolaba). We have bought a house and so will be breaking our lease, making the house available from January 2010. It's a fully furnished (has everythig...down to pots, pans, plates, bedding....ready to walk into and start living!) 4 bed 2 bath home with landscaped gardens and sparkly pool! The home has been modernised, and has a beautiful indoor-outdoor flow, with a really nice outside dining area. It's in a quiet road, but just a 5-10 min walk to the shops and Nicklin Way...so you don't feel isolated...but you feel tucked away and quiet. The neighbours are lovely, they came and introduced themselves when we first arrived, which really helped us settle. All in all it's a lovely place to live...hence why we've bought a home close by! The rental expires 22 March 2010 - so if you wanted a place for a few months to see if you liked the area it's perfect....and I think there's scope to extend the rental if you wanted to stay longer (the landlords asked us if we'd like to lease it again for 12 months). Bonus being...they let us keep our 2 dogs indoors with no problem, and they are real easy going...we've never had an inspection since we've been here, and they always get things sorted if you have a problem. Attached is a link of the house and interior pics...although these pics are a bit out of date now...there is some different furniture to that shown in the pics, but gives you an idea of the layout and style of the house. 54 Boolagi Drive Wurtulla QLD 4575 - homehound.com.au look forward to hearing from you Jenny
  18. Hi, We've been in Mooloolaba for 6 weeks now and we're feeling a bit lonely. Everyone we've met in shops etc have been very friendly but we need a social event to look forward to. Does anyone fancy a drink sometime, we're pretty harmless. Hubby (45) has just started work at a merc dealer in Noosa and I'm (40) still job hunting. No kids just the dog so can't really go to any play dates or yummy mummy meet ups that I've seen posted. Any offers welcome, Lisa :cool:
  19. Guest

    Proper Beer/Ale on Sunny Coast

    Hi Just in case anyone is missing proper beer & ale (like my hubby) you may want to check out the SunshineCoast Brewery at Kunda Park. Owned & brewed by Greg a friendly aussie. It's in the middle of an industrial estate off Old Maroochydore Rd and open Mon-Sat. (reminds us a bit of Church End Brewery nr Nuneaton, Warks if anyone's been there) They do a taster tray of their diff beers with tasting notes if you want to pretend you know what you're doing. They also have bar meals for $9-12, haven't eaten there but it looks pretty good. They're releasing some new beers in October to celebrate Oktoberfest. Lisa:jiggy:http://www.sunshinecoastbrewery.com/
  20. so this is something i do with local car clubs but you know what! i thought it might be a fun way for some of us poms to get together. So who fancies recapturing thier youth and going on a pomsinoz cruise, basically the go is.. we all meet up in Nambour in a carpark of choice for a meet and greet and admire each others paint work, then we take a nice and easy drive up into the ranges to montville, then to kenilworth - to imbil - to gympie.. at which point we all convoy through hungry jacks drive through and hang in the carpark chatting and eating. Next we do the same journey back to the original meeting point where we say goodbyes and head homewards. it'll be a nice lovely scenic drive and being 100% serious no speeding just follw the leader and take in the view. So anyone intrested?
  21. kellyjamie

    Sunny coast V Adelaide

    Hi guys, looking for your opinions plz? We are hoping to apply for regional state sponsorship this year prob about summer time and have always really had our hearts set on QLD. Its the only place we visited and we have friends there so this is without doubt the reason we have never thought of anywhere else? BUT with Adelaide being regional we are thinking should we be giving it some serious thought? We only want to consider either the sunshine coast or the small area north of the gold coast in QLD to live and work, where as Adelaide and SA we could go anywhere? Are we being small minded and safe by not considering else where? What would you all do? Play it emotionally safe by going where we know and with friends, but risk not getting work due to the limited area or go south and have the whole state to live and work but taking the risk as we know no one and have never been there before???? cheers k&j
  22. Its only a few weeks old, comes with original box, receipt for $800+ from wowwicked. Extras are... decent hdmi lead assasins creed GT5 prolouge call of duty 4 juiced 2 Looking for $700ono... come get it before it goes on ebay, i'd be happy to drive a few ks to come meet buyers. i can post it if someone wants to pay me via bank transfer
  23. Guest

    Hello from the sunny UK!

    Wow what a site!! I'm in London, waiting for my passport to comeback before i decide to make the move to Auz, just wanted to hear from some ex british citizens. Im 27 and thinking to get the years working and holiday visa. The only thing stopping me is my job. How hard is the work situation out there at the minute? And tell me some good tales convincing me that i will be coming over!! Thanks, and well done you, you all sound so happy over there xx
  24. kellyjamie

    Mountain Creek, Sunny coast

    Hi everyone, just wondered if theres anyone in this area or going who can tell us what its like? ive read good reviews about the schools in the area, and i see stockland have a new development going in aswell? any info would be great thanx kelly x
  25. Anyone up for a bbq and a laugh over the hols,,,,:biggrin: ,,pick somewhere in the middle of everyone that replies,, ,,,,just as a starter,,,Noosaville river front is fantastic,,park for kids,grass areas for games and stuff and of course the river,,,there are public bbqs all the way along ,,and plenty of room,, ,,we don't really know anyone but I work away alot and it would be good to get the wife and kids involved with other families before I am off again in Jan:frownxmas: