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Well, we're in the process of emigrating to Brisbane (457 visa permitting), and we're pretty excited about the whole thing, but I did wonder...

 

...what do you do in the evenings if it gets dark at 6pm, and everything shuts? Is there more of an early rise, early to bed culture, or as soon as night falls does everyone lounge in front of the TV or xbox like we do in the UK for 9 months of the year?

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Well, we're in the process of emigrating to Brisbane (457 visa permitting), and we're pretty excited about the whole thing, but I did wonder...

 

...what do you do in the evenings if it gets dark at 6pm, and everything shuts? Is there more of an early rise, early to bed culture, or as soon as night falls does everyone lounge in front of the TV or xbox like we do in the UK for 9 months of the year?

 

It's a hard one to answer because Brisbane doesn't shut at 6pm unless you mean the outer suburbs which usually just have supermarkets open until 9pm, cinemas and a few restaurants?

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I was talking more about the suburbs really, we have 2 young kids, so wouldn't really be going into town on an evening. We'll often go for a walk or to the park before the kids go to bed, or one of us will go play sports (softball mainly).

 

Just trying to plan entertainment so we're not left twiddling our thumbs every evening!

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I was talking more about the suburbs really, we have 2 young kids, so wouldn't really be going into town on an evening. We'll often go for a walk or to the park before the kids go to bed, or one of us will go play sports (softball mainly).

 

Just trying to plan entertainment so we're not left twiddling our thumbs every evening!

 

In the sub tropics nightfall doesn't always mean come inside as much as it does in some colder climes. Many suburban backyards have big floodlights and kids keep playing while people sit on the deck/patio watching...and sport carries on all over the suburbs. The summer heat means you can usually be swimming in your pool until quite late - sometimes until midnight. Mainly just winter when people are forced to stay out of their back gardens after dark.

 

After dark street/park activity (as opposed to back garden) is a lot more common in the inner city suburbs. Also where most of the late night cafes/restaurants are. You don't have to go into town to find an after dark venue just live closer in.

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