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Old Mar 11th 2007, 2:46 pm
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Hi!

We've had some brilliant news this week and have been granted our 136 visa! It's been a year to the day since we got back from our holiday in Australia and started the application process.

We've decided that we'd like to live in Brisbane, although we're finding it very difficult to find a list of the nicer suburbs within 30 mins of the CBD. Do any of you kind people have any advice? Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

James
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Old Mar 11th 2007, 2:49 pm
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that sure IS great news!! congrats

sorry i don't know much about brisbane - but there is some very nice people on here

good luck!

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Old Mar 11th 2007, 2:50 pm
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Susi,

Thanks very much! We're totally over the moon. The amount of stuff we've now got to do is quite daunting though!!

Cheers,

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Hi!

We've had some brilliant news this week and have been granted our 136 visa! It's been a year to the day since we got back from our holiday in Australia and started the application process.

We've decided that we'd like to live in Brisbane, although we're finding it very difficult to find a list of the nicer suburbs within 30 mins of the CBD. Do any of you kind people have any advice? Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

James
Hi James and family, many congratulations on getting your visas.
Have a look at
www.ourbrisbane.com.au
www.brisbane.com.au
I don't know if they will give you the information that you are looking for, but it might give you some ideas. Good luck and we might see you on the other side.
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Old Mar 11th 2007, 3:01 pm
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Graham and Paula,

Cheers for that; we'll definitely take a look at those websites.

We noticed from your signature that you're also on your way to Brisbane. Firstly congratulations yourselves! Secondly, which suburb are you planning on going to?

James
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Graham and Paula,

Cheers for that; we'll definitely take a look at those websites.

We noticed from your signature that you're also on your way to Brisbane. Firstly congratulations yourselves! Secondly, which suburb are you planning on going to?

James
Not 100% sure just yet, due to the bl**dy house sale delay, we are going for a 3 week recce on 18th May. We are staying with some friends who live in Clear Island Waters near Robina, so we will be looking within about 1 hour of this area, but that all might change when we get there and it also depends on house prices and schools for our son. Where are you heading and do you have any idea when you might be going?
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Hi!

We've had some brilliant news this week and have been granted our 136 visa! It's been a year to the day since we got back from our holiday in Australia and started the application process.

We've decided that we'd like to live in Brisbane, although we're finding it very difficult to find a list of the nicer suburbs within 30 mins of the CBD. Do any of you kind people have any advice? Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

James
Congratulations!! Hope all goes well for you in Oz.

If you know of a few suburbs you can also get an idea of whats there aswell as house prices etc on www.ljhooker.com.au They have a locality guide on their website and it will give you ideas of schools (if you need them!) and also restaurants, shops etc in the area. You do need to be able to type in the name of the suburb though.
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Old Mar 11th 2007, 3:28 pm
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Not 100% sure just yet, due to the bl**dy house sale delay, we are going for a 3 week recce on 18th May. We are staying with some friends who live in Clear Island Waters near Robina, so we will be looking within about 1 hour of this area, but that all might change when we get there and it also depends on house prices and schools for our son. Where are you heading and do you have any idea when you might be going?
Graham, Paula,

Good luck with your house sale; we're also not having much interest in our house although we've got about 6 months before we're planning to go. Hope your mission in May goes well.

Currently, we just know we'd like to be in Brisbane, close enough to the city to commute in under 30 mins.

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Old Mar 11th 2007, 3:29 pm
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Originally Posted by VikkiL View Post
Congratulations!! Hope all goes well for you in Oz.

If you know of a few suburbs you can also get an idea of whats there aswell as house prices etc on www.ljhooker.com.au They have a locality guide on their website and it will give you ideas of schools (if you need them!) and also restaurants, shops etc in the area. You do need to be able to type in the name of the suburb though.
Vikki,

Thanks for the website link, we'll definitely take a look at that.

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Graham, Paula,

Good luck with your house sale; we're also not having much interest in our house although we've got about 6 months before we're planning to go. Hope your mission in May goes well.

Currently, we just know we'd like to be in Brisbane, close enough to the city to commute in under 30 mins.

James
Thanks for the good luck wishes. I am sure that we will update on our return. I know that it is quite some time away but we will bring back some property pages with us (Just thrown one out last week ) So if you would like us to send one to you on our return, pm me with your address.
I also notice that you live not too far from us and we are in the process of trying to organize a meet (probably near Leeds) so if you are interested keep looking in the Meet-Up forums.
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Hi!

We've had some brilliant news this week and have been granted our 136 visa! It's been a year to the day since we got back from our holiday in Australia and started the application process.

We've decided that we'd like to live in Brisbane, although we're finding it very difficult to find a list of the nicer suburbs within 30 mins of the CBD. Do any of you kind people have any advice? Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

James
Congratulations James, good luck with your future, J and J
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Hi James congratulations on the visa, great feeling aint it. Good luck with your move. We are hopefully off to Brisbane as soon as the house sale is concluded. Can't wait.

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Old Mar 11th 2007, 4:35 pm
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J & J, Donna & Neil,

Thanks guys! Nice to know that there are lovely people who are also making the move out there

Donna & Neil, good luck with the house sale! Where abouts in Brisneyland are you looking?

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J & J, Donna & Neil,

Thanks guys! Nice to know that there are lovely people who are also making the move out there

Donna & Neil, good luck with the house sale! Where abouts in Brisneyland are you looking?

James
Hi James don't know yet. Will have to decide when we get there. Did have a day of trailing around different suburbs when we were there, but not enough time really. Will need to be commuting distance or on a rail link thou.

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Well done James! We too are hoping to move out to Brisbane at the end of the year and we've looked into the eastern suburbs like Bulimba, Camp hill, cannon hill, all the way out to Wakerley. All have good little primary schools in the catchment areas and the house prices are obviously more expensive the closer to the city but are reasonable a little further out.

Hope this helps and good luck.
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