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Old Aug 1st 2017, 7:52 am   #1
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I'm looking for some advice on what part of Australia to move to. Good schools not to far from a city plus one of my daughter is a figure skater here on Scotland so we need a rink as well we are just thinking about this so just looking into it to see if it would work i.e jobs schools buying a house any advice is grateful
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Firstly you need to check you qualify for a visa. All other questions are moot until such time. Give a bit more info - your ages, jobs and qualifications and I'm sure our Oz people will be along with succinct info!
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I'm looking for some advice on what part of Australia to move to. Good schools not to far from a city plus one of my daughter is a figure skater here on Scotland so we need a rink as well we are just thinking about this so just looking into it to see if it would work i.e jobs schools buying a house any advice is grateful
Do you have any idea how big Australia is? It's like me asking where in Europe has good schools and figure skating.
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I'm looking for some advice on what part of Australia to move to. Good schools not to far from a city plus one of my daughter is a figure skater here on Scotland so we need a rink as well we are just thinking about this so just looking into it to see if it would work i.e jobs schools buying a house any advice is grateful
Hi,

on the assumption that you qualify for a visa, there is at least one ice rink in each state and territory (some have many) - google is your friend:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...s_in_Australia

Good schools abound, so it is most likely to come down to where you find work and a home before looking at skating and schools
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As others have said, you need to see if you qualify for a visa first.


In order to assist you with that, we would need to know the following:
Ages of all in family - reason, there are age limits on visas
Occupations of parents - visas are occupation based
Qualifications and time in occupation - you need the appropriate skills and this can be different to the UK
Any health issues - This can cause major issues
Any issues with criminal records - Again, can cause issues
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on the assumption that you qualify for a visa, there is at least one ice rink in each state and territory (some have many) - google is your friend:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...s_in_Australia

Good schools abound, so it is most likely to come down to where you find work and a home before looking at skating and schools
Not sure that I would recommend Canberra even though it does have an ice rink (still, I think!).

First work out if you can get a visa, if not then all else is a waste of time. And Australia isn't really known for its figure skating talent if you were looking for high flying coaching and competition.
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Central Coast is not to far from a city ( Sydney and Newcastle both 1.5hrs away, which is quite close in Australian terms ) has a skating rink and lots of good schools. It seems to attract UK migrants and has a good beach and country lifestyle. As others have said, maybe sort out the visa situation first if you havn't already.
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I'd recommend somewhere in the south of England! Warmer, Dryer, Close to Europe for holidays, and best of all 10,000 miles from Australia!
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Good, but still here in Oz, looking forwards to my next uk holiday!
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Canada would definitely be better for Ice Skating
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If you're quick, there's an ice rink open for the next month or so at this shopping centre in Ringwood:

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