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Old 08-12-2012, 09:26 PM
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I have a young family and my wife and I have become increasingly dismayed with Scotland. The climate, tories and the taxman have taken their toll and we are considering starting a new life for our children in Australia. Having done some very basic research we feel that it would provide a better opportunity to have an active and outdoor family life blessed with sunshine.

I am looking for advice on which area to choose, should i apply independently or through a company and how to go about securing a rental property initially.

What's important to us is living near a beach, a nice neighbourhood and a good school nearby.

Any help or advice that you could offer would be greatly appreciated.


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Old 08-12-2012, 10:51 PM
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Hi we are in Scotland too and doing the same. We are choosing qld. My wife is an Aussie and grew up in nsw. Hope the move goes well for you!


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Hello there thats excellent! I know you've said your wife is from Australia what did she like about QLD that made her want to return and bring up a family there? I did fancy that area but worried being from Scotland the heat every single day might be a bit much in comparison to melbourne?


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Hi, I am from Scotland too, and worried about Queensland heat, and now veering towards Adelaide. Looking forward to hearing how you all get on.


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hi there Adelaide sounds and looks beautiful from what ive seen on-line, but wondered if it was too remote? God its so confusing everywhere has there pro's and con's! my hubby works in sales and i have 3 young kids so we are looking for area close to town or city but also with a beach life and active social life for the kids growing. People on forums have said Melbourne is great but i dont think we'd get the beach lifestyle we are searching for. Have you applied for your Visa yet artiblink?


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Old 08-13-2012, 04:06 PM
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Lol, nowhere near ready to apply for visa - still to get skills assessed! From research I have done, Adelaide seems to be cheapest for housing and has some amazing child friendly beaches, but not sure about jobs market.

We have friends based just north of Brisbane, family dotted all over NSW, friends in Perth, so decided we should go somewhere completely different ( although would dearly love to be near NSW family, think it would be an impossibility).

What about you?


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Old 08-13-2012, 09:53 PM
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I wouldn't personally go to Adelaide. While its a very picturesque city with beautiful surrounds there are barely any jobs there. Broadly speaking its an only state that lives of assistance from other states.
If you are worried about hit choose Sydney or Melbourne. Both offer very cool winters (Sydney 5-10 degrees , Melb 1-10), sunny summers and heaps of jobs!
If you really can't tolerate heat go to Tasmania, it has weather as moody and almost as cold as UK

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It would be better to secure a job first before coming to Australia if possible. Cost of living is not exactly cheap in Australia, so if you don't have substantial funds or regular income, you'll soon find your funds depleting quickly.

If you can't tolerate heat, you're best to start off in the Southern States, there are more job opportunities in Melbourne & Sydney, that said, once you get climatised to Aussie weather, you might want to consider Brisbane which is probably a little more relaxed & family friendly compared to Melbourne & Sydney.

Goodluck with migration.


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Old 09-11-2012, 10:53 PM
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I wouldn't personally go to Adelaide. While its a very picturesque city with beautiful surrounds there are barely any jobs there. Broadly speaking its an only state that lives of assistance from other states.
Fortunately (?) for me, my sponsored job will be in Adelaide .

Please do not ruin the lovely image I forged myself of this new life to come

Hope wife and kids won't find Adelaide's life boring...

Eric


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Old 09-12-2012, 03:34 AM
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Haha... Life is what you make it to be. If you have a job, you're already ahead. Adelaide is not as bustling as the eastern states, but its a pretty place. I'm sure you'll enjoy it!

Goodluck with you new life in Australia.


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