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Dominic Dec 17th 2001 10:15 pm

All this time to spend researching Australia but still we dont know where to live. This week...Melbourne is a bit cold, Sydney a bit busy and Brisbane starts with 'B'.

We have a young family, have to consider schooling and affordable housing and need to have a hospital nearby (for work purposes). We like the smaller towns ie Penrith, NSW (from internet webcam).

Any advice on how to make this difficult decision? Australia is spoilt for choice.

Bh Dec 18th 2001 12:22 am

Adelaide.

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Russell Driver Dec 18th 2001 12:34 am

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If you like the 'small town feel',have a look at Adelaide,South Australia. Work is
harder to find but the quality of life here is excellent and laid back :)

Cheers

Russell

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Luck is when the paths of preparation and opportunity cross. www.auseelife.com

Jaj Dec 18th 2001 4:46 am

Penrith NSW is on the western edge of Sydney, so doesn't really qualify as a
'smaller' town.

If you're looking for work in something like healthcare (nursing?) then Adelaide
might be a good choice, as a few others have suggested. Perth is another alternative,
more dynamic than Adelaide and a better climate in winter, but also more isolated.

Jeremy

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Mark Deayton Dec 18th 2001 5:56 am

Dominic wrote:
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You like ugh boots and flannel shirts?

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Dominic Dec 18th 2001 8:49 pm


Originally posted by Mark Deayton
Dominic wrote:
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You like ugh boots and flannel shirts?
And you dont?
Well never believe a postcard when you see it-no offence to Penrith
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Mark Deayton [email protected] http://go.to/mark.deayton http://go.to/'65Mustang
(my band) ICQ# 314598


Mark Deayton Dec 19th 2001 12:04 am

Chris wrote:
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Try the south coast around Victor Harbor, less than 1 hour's drive from Adelaide

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Mark Deayton [email protected] http://go.to/mark.deayton http://go.to/'65Mustang
(my band) ICQ# 314598

Russell Driver Dec 19th 2001 1:05 am

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Horshoe Bay down that way looks good for waves..

Plenty of good fishing here though (says he off to fish at the Onkaparinga River
mouth this arvo ;)

Russell

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Luck is when the paths of preparation and opportunity cross. www.auseelife.com

Jacqui Dec 19th 2001 9:01 pm

Dominic, have you ever been to Australia/are you thinking of going? We also didn't know where to go, and didn't want to pick Perth just because my sister lives there. We got some books from the library and trawled through the internet and whittled it down to just two cities. We ruled out the others, through being too expensive, too cold, too rainy, etc. We also visited loads of stands at the Emigration Show (held every March near London),picked up plenty of information brochures and spoke to representatives from each state.

We then booked a flying two-week visit to Adelaide (no. 1 choice) and Perth (no. 2). Adelaide is a beautiful but small city and we also drove down to Victor Harbour (as mentioned above) which was a very pleasant day out. We met up with some families who emigrated recently, and they seemed happy and settled, but they did think that we would have trouble finding a job in IT in this area. We flew to Perth, and spent a day in the city, visiting the lovely King's Park. The city is much larger and more modern than Adelaide, and there were plenty of IT company buildings.

By the time we arrived back home, we decided we actually preferred Perth, so that is where we will be heading. Had we visited any other cities, then of course we could have made a completely different decision. Unfortunately lack of money and time makes it impossible to compare all the cities, so let's hope we've made the right choice for us (and our young children). At least we'll also have the benefit of being near to family.

Good luck, whatever you decide on!


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