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Old Mar 23rd 2011, 10:37 pm
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Which would you guys say is best suited to us?

Me - Med Sec
OH - Carpenter
3 children, 11, 9, 2

help!

and... would i search for jobs first? house prices? schools or low crime i just dont know

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Old Mar 24th 2011, 2:10 am
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Always search for jobs first.

The cheapest housing in the world will not matter if your skint and out of work.

Choosing a state depends on jobs first, then decide what sort of areas you like and why.
Some think WA is too cut off. Living in Adelaide or Brisbane would allow you to visit other states easier.

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Default Re: Perth, Adelaide or Brisbane

Originally Posted by Paula H View Post
Which would you guys say is best suited to us?

Me - Med Sec
OH - Carpenter
3 children, 11, 9, 2
How can anyone say based on just your occupations and childrens ages?

How did you narrow it down to these 3 in the first place?

When do you expect to get your visa?
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Old Mar 29th 2011, 1:39 pm
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Originally Posted by Paula H View Post
Which would you guys say is best suited to us?

Me - Med Sec
OH - Carpenter
3 children, 11, 9, 2

help!

and... would i search for jobs first? house prices? schools or low crime i just dont know
Your going to have to do a bit of research about these cities. Do you know anyone in either of these three cities? I live in Perth which is beautiful but i know nothing about the other two
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How can anyone say based on just your occupations and childrens ages?

How did you narrow it down to these 3 in the first place?

When do you expect to get your visa?
I dont know what to base it on sorry

Because they are the ones we have briefly looked at and liked.

Had an email in Feb saying we would get assigned a CO within 3 months x
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Your going to have to do a bit of research about these cities. Do you know anyone in either of these three cities? I live in Perth which is beautiful but i know nothing about the other two
I know a couple of people who live in Adelaide but no one in Bris, i have looked at the rental prices and they seem a lot higher than those in Adelaide, also maybe not the climate in Adelaide maybe more suited to us.

we have a friend who lives in Perth, this maybe too hot for us lol, my OH is a Carpenter and is not sure he could work out in that kind of heat. x
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Default Re: Perth, Adelaide or Brisbane

Originally Posted by Paula H View Post
Which would you guys say is best suited to us?

Me - Med Sec
OH - Carpenter
3 children, 11, 9, 2

help!

and... would i search for jobs first? house prices? schools or low crime i just dont know
Adelaide is small and overall attitude seems to be "small townish".

Rental is less than in other cities as well as house prices, coastal areas are very beautiful.

Traffic and jams are increasing... yes, there is crime in Adelaide such as is in other cities.

Weather can be quite cold during winter months, if you look for warmer climate, Brisbane may be better.

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we have a friend who lives in Perth, this maybe too hot for us lol, my OH is a Carpenter and is not sure he could work out in that kind of heat. x
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No Australian mainland city is immune to heat waves -if OH is adverse to working in heat maybe look at Tassie.
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I am from Perth, now live in Brisbane (all my kids born here 12, 9, 7) have visited Adelaide and have family and friends there. I'm not sure about employment opportunities, but for weather, opportunities for your kids and lack of isolation from the rest of the country, my choices would be:

1. Brisbane
2. Perth
3. Adelaide
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Old Apr 29th 2011, 3:37 am
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I have lived in both Adelaide and Gold Coast (close(ish) to Brisbane) and have visited Perth.

1: Brisbane
2: Perth
3: Adelaide

but base decision on jobs first....it is almost a close your eyes and stick a pin in the map job.

Don't tie yourself to one area at first, rent and get a good feel over a few years.....although moving during High School Years wouldn't be good.

Each City and it's surrounds are vast in their area and geographical diversity alone.......sea/trees, acreage/Estate, old/established etc etc....

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Originally Posted by Jan4kids View Post
I have lived in both Adelaide and Gold Coast (close(ish) to Brisbane) and have visited Perth.

1: Brisbane
2: Perth
3: Adelaide

but base decision on jobs first....it is almost a close your eyes and stick a pin in the map job.

Don't tie yourself to one area at first, rent and get a good feel over a few years.....although moving during High School Years wouldn't be good.

Each City and it's surrounds are vast in their area and geographical diversity alone.......sea/trees, acreage/Estate, old/established etc etc....

Best Wishes,

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Perth for me pal , Adelaide can be as cold as the uk at times,wearing several layers of clothing ect is like going back in time for me ........
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I know a couple of people who live in Adelaide but no one in Bris, i have looked at the rental prices and they seem a lot higher than those in Adelaide, also maybe not the climate in Adelaide maybe more suited to us.

we have a friend who lives in Perth, this maybe too hot for us lol, my OH is a Carpenter and is not sure he could work out in that kind of heat. x
We chose Adelaide for a few reasons but it can depend on the the job market. Construction work seems to have slowed a little here and that may mean it could be harder in SA. it's a small place to begin with.

We love the weather here, last year was an unusually cold one by SA standards. I personally don't like humidity so Qld was out but I have visited Brisbane, GC and SS Coast and liked them.

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We chose Adelaide for a few reasons but it can depend on the the job market. Construction work seems to have slowed a little here and that may mean it could be harder in SA. it's a small place to begin with.

We love the weather here, last year was an unusually cold one by SA standards. I personally don't like humidity so Qld was out but I have visited Brisbane, GC and SS Coast and liked them.

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i really like brisbane, gold coast but the rental seems really dear compared to that of adelaide
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Originally Posted by Paula H View Post
Which would you guys say is best suited to us?

Me - Med Sec
OH - Carpenter
3 children, 11, 9, 2

help!

and... would i search for jobs first? house prices? schools or low crime i just dont know
I live in Perth and just got back from Brisbane... hard one, both beautiful as is Adelaide. I would say Perth for family and weather..Brisbane a bit more humid. Perth for employment and good pay...adelaide perhaps a bit of a sleeper. maybe grow up in Perth and Adelaide and retuire in Brisbane!!! Don't think you can go wrong in any of them. just check out the best surburbs to go to though. Regards, Steve
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Old May 27th 2011, 11:14 am
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Work-wise this site may have a bit of info about building and construction activity - http://www.acif.com.au/

As far as living in one of the cities mentioned it seems that quite a number of previous posters have made some very good points. I live in Adelaide and I'm not immune to its faults - not forgetting that the rest of the state should be considered as well. I think the cost of living is a bit cheaper here, housing seems to be more stable in terms of prices, not subject to the sort of speculation that is in Sydney and Melbourne and the prices in WA due to the mining boom. Adelaide is a reasonably easy place to live and while it suffers from the same afflictions as any other capital in Australia it still seems to be less stressed. Brisbane and SE Qld (been a while since I've been up there) sound as if they're suffering from population growth without equivalent infrastructive and services to match. Climate wise Adelaide has cool (hopefully wet!) winters but the summers are usually long and dry and of course we are subject to drought and the problems with the Murray River.
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