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Old Dec 27th 2018, 2:17 pm
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Hey all,

We are currently going through the visa process (hubby has completed his PTE test and is putting in the last lot of paperwork to go through with his skills assessment) so that we can hopefully move to Australia, more specifically NSW. I have family in Sydney so we are flying out in March to stay with them for three weeks so that we can properly look into work opportunities, schools for our kids and to get a better idea of the housing market/locations.

We have been looking on a few sites and we think Sydney is going to probably be out of budget for us so have broadened our search to places like Newcastle and some of the areas in between. We plan to stay in some of these places when we are across to get a better feel for them but we are unsure as to which areas may be best. Can anyone recommend anywhere within a few hours out Sydney? Ideally not too remote and that are family friendly.

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Old Dec 27th 2018, 2:39 pm
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Hi Ashley. I can't recommend areas because I live on the other side of the country, but to get relevant suggestions from those with knowledge of Sydney and its surrounds, it might be helpful if you say what field your husband works in. Best of luck with your reccie.
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Hi,

thanks for the reply! My husband is a Joiner to trade with over 12 years work experience. He currently has his own business but he will be looking to work for someone to begin with. I work in early years but as I don’t have the teaching qualification it is therefore not a sought after occupation.

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Hi,

thanks for the reply! My husband is a Joiner to trade with over 12 years work experience. He currently has his own business but he will be looking to work for someone to begin with. I work in early years but as I don’t have the teaching qualification it is therefore not a sought after occupation.

Thanks,

Ashley
Goodo - knowing the type of work you're both in will help people to recommend areas that may be suitable for you. Not sure if you're thinking of buying a place or renting, but renting initially is usually best if you're not sure where you want to be. I'm sure some NSW members will be along to give you some suggestions, when they wake up
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Hi Ashley

I've moved your thread over to our main forum as it's not really a visa question, and it'll likely get more response here.
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Look along the railway network between Sydney and Newcastle. Property prices start dropping when you get past Hornsby and Berowra towards the Central Coast. Places like Terrigal, Avoca Beach, Copacabana, Wamberal and Empire Bay are all family friendly and serviced by the train services from Woy Woy and Gosford. Commutable to Sydney CBD by train the trip is about 1.hr 20 mins.- driving is longer depending on where you want to go. The Central Coast is growing fast, with population around 300,000 - lots of schools , shopping, great beaches, and more doctors, dentists and medical practices than anybody could need. It seems to be very popular with UK Migrants too. Newcastle is also a great city these days, redevelopment is happening all through the city and the harbour has been transformed over the last few years. 2.5 hrs to 3 Hours commute to Sydney though.

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