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Newcastle - NSW Anyone care to dish the dirt?

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Hi All,

 

Although Melbourne has been on my family's target list (we have 189 visas) I'm currently courting an opportunity in Newcastle.

 

So does anyone care to share a warts and all of Sydney's little sister?

 

 

Thanks all


IELTS L:8.5 / R:8.0 / W:8.5 / S:9.0 ACS Assessment Submitted 17/09/13 | ACS Assessment Received - 09/12/2013 | EOI Submitted - 07/01/2014. ITA 12/01/14 Applied for 189 Visa 15/01/14 CO Assigned 12/02/14. 189 Visa Granted - 05/03/14.  Leaving Switzerland - 15/12/17.   Moved to Perth - 31/12/17  

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Lovely place. I would have been delighted to live there if we had the work opportunities that way.

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Been a few times. Decent beaches, town centre could do with a facelift. Has its fair share of bogans but overall probably a decent place to live factoring in surrounding areas and house prices

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I think I'd prefer living there to Melbourne. Travel up the Coast to Nelson Bay and it's beautiful round there. Newcastle has some decent beaches itself, lot nicer than Melbournes. Weather would better there too.

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Hi All,

 

Although Melbourne has been on my family's target list (we have 189 visas) I'm currently courting an opportunity in Newcastle.

 

So does anyone care to share a warts and all of Sydney's little sister?

 

 

 

The city centre can be pretty rough at night and has a bad reputation, but then why would you need to go there? The beaches are great, you're on the doorstep of the Hunter Valley wineries and the dolphins of Port Stephens, two hours from Sydney on the train if you fancy a visit to the big smoke, reasonable house prices. The big problem with Newcastle is often getting a job, so if you can solve that problem you'd be mad not to give it a shot IMO.


Scot by birth, emigrated 1985 | Aussie husband applied UK spouse visa Jan 2015, granted March 2015, moved to UK May 2015 | Returned to Oz June 2016

"The stranger who comes home does not make himself at home but makes home itself strange." -- Rainer Maria Rilke

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If you can get a job there - go for it. I like Newcastle.


Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take but by the moments that take our breath away :smile:

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