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Old 09-14-2010, 04:37 PM
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hello everyone,
we are a British family, myself, DH and DD1 = 3 years old and DD2 = 2 next month...
We are moving to Melbourne 4 weeks today and are very excited and very busy...
We are on the 457 Visa, but hoping to be PR soon.
Currently we are looking for temp accomodation in the CBD for 2 months, which is proving hard.... ( i will get to that on the real estate forum).

otherwise I think all is in hand, we are cleaning stuff and sorting stuff and generally getting all our belongings ship shape and ready to ship out....

That's us in a nutshell.


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Old 09-15-2010, 01:19 AM
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Spring is pretty good for Melbourne, though there can be some stormy weather about but at least it'll be starting to warm up and all the city gardens ought to be in full flower.
If it is right in the CBD that you're after, getting accommodation can be a tad tricky and expensive as you'll be arriving on the cusp of the Spring Racing [ horses ] Carnival and heaps of visitors.
Chanleigh Suites as in http://www.australiaforum.com/housin...modations.html seems to have reasonable accommodation out of the CBD a bit, near a train line to get into the CBD and it'll take you in the opposite direction up to the Dandenongs and Puffing Billy - our version of Thomas the Tank Engine - Puffing Billy - Australia's Favourite Steam Train - Home
If it is right in the CBD you seek, one place I've suggested to people in the past is Arden Motel, Arden St., Melbourne, Victoria
They do not have internet there for bookings but @ $120 for first night and $115 thereafter for a family type room with kitchenette you'll find it hard to beat for the city area and it's in a reasonably quiet neighbourhood, handy to parklands, the Zoo, and trams into the city with a few older style pubs in the area for counter meals.
Bonus is that it still has vacancies for the Spring Carnival period.

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Old 09-15-2010, 08:46 AM
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Thank you Wanderer
your info is very helpful. Now the girls just want to go to Puffing billy, they are not fussed about the rest....Oh to be a child again....
thanks again.
26 more days to go, yipeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

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Old 09-18-2010, 07:46 AM
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I am Albion Colt. Thanks for such valuable post. It was informative. I enjoyed reading it.

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