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Hello all, I'm moving from UK to Melbourne

Hi All, my husband has been offered a job in Melbourne, he's been there nearly 3 months as a trial and has been asked to stay on under a 457 visa for the whole family which is in progress. I have been visiting over the school holidays and trying to find an area to make home, but do I go North or South? I need easy acess to the airport and the SE side of the CBD, I have 3 children 6, 8, 17 and 2 dogs. I currently live in the country so the North appeals but what would the evening commute like from CBD home, would be any better than the Monash or Neapean. I've heard rush hour especailly in the tourist seasons can be a nighmare going south. I think my short list is Laurimer (Doreen) - maybe a bit far for the CBD, Cranbourne - needs regular use of the Manash route and Waverley more expensive and perhaps a little too built up for me?

Does anyone have any advice, thank you, Shazzy


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Hi All, my husband has been offered a job in Melbourne, he's been there nearly 3 months as a trial and has been asked to stay on under a 457 visa for the whole family which is in progress. I have been visiting over the school holidays and trying to find an area to make home, but do I go North or South? I need easy acess to the airport and the SE side of the CBD, I have 3 children 6, 8, 17 and 2 dogs. I currently live in the country so the North appeals but what would the evening commute like from CBD home, would be any better than the Monash or Neapean. I've heard rush hour especailly in the tourist seasons can be a nighmare going south. I think my short list is Laurimer (Doreen) - maybe a bit far for the CBD, Cranbourne - needs regular use of the Manash route and Waverley more expensive and perhaps a little too built up for me?

Does anyone have any advice, thank you, Shazzy
I reckon you've got some issues there for the airport in the NW and also wanting access to the SE side, you're basically looking at opposite directions from the CBD and yes traffic can be quite horrendous on the Monash and Eastern Freeways.
Then you talk of a commute home from the CBD.
I suppose it really depends on how often you need to access the airport or the SE but if it's not so often and the commute is more the issue, I'd think the NE out towards Doreen is more the pick and you've got a lot of nice undulating countryside out that way too though it is more bushfire risk countryside.
Going across W closer to the airport, there's more open plain and actually ugly looking landscape with more typical type outer suburban development but go a bit further and you have some nice country out around Gisborne which is probably about the same distance as Cranbourne but would be less traffic than coming in from Cranbourne as much more development that way.
It'll cost you for the two dogs you know and they have to be examined, innoculated and spend a month in quarantine.
A 457 visa being temporary is also only valid while a person has asponsoring employer and so it's quite a commitment you're looking at for a temporary visa.





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