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Old Feb 2nd 2012, 10:03 am
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So, my and the family are V' keen to move to the other side of the world and experience life down under. We've seen it on the telly and listen to our mates who have done it already. the question is where is a good place to think about moving to. Kid friendly, family orientated, good outdoor life... all these things we'ld love, however Australia is a pretty big place.

What do those of you who have done it think??
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Old Feb 2nd 2012, 10:12 am
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Only you can decide that by research. Plenty of pros and cons everywhere. Big question may be where you will be able to obtain work.
Remember Australia is an expensive country so survival once here will be the key to future happiness.
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So, my and the family are V' keen to move to the other side of the world and experience life down under. We've seen it on the telly and listen to our mates who have done it already. the question is where is a good place to think about moving to. Kid friendly, family orientated, good outdoor life... all these things we'ld love, however Australia is a pretty big place.

What do those of you who have done it think??
Hello and a big welcome to BE.

Excellent information can be found in the BE Wiki, not forgetting the Living and Moving Abroad forum that will help you, another set of great help is the permanent threads at the TOP of each forum, they are very pertinent to that particular forum and makes sensible reading.

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Hi ms697

First of all welcome to BE - you have certainly come to the right place for information.
I see you have already found our Australia forum and our Working abroad by profession forum, which are th two forums I would have recommended to you.

It is really a case of lots of reading and research, as well as job opportunities which will guide you to the right area in Oz - so my advice would be to read the threads on the forum which seem to hold the information you seek, as well as taking a look through the immigration and wiki sections. Anything you can't find out that way, ask away on the forum as someone will most probably be able to advise you.

The good thing is there is also lots of info on there to make the dreaded visa process go much more smoothly. To top it off you will also start making friends over there in advance of your move - which can't be bad.

In the meantime I wish you all the very best with your plans

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So, my and the family are V' keen to move to the other side of the world and experience life down under. We've seen it on the telly and listen to our mates who have done it already. the question is where is a good place to think about moving to. Kid friendly, family orientated, good outdoor life... all these things we'ld love, however Australia is a pretty big place.

What do those of you who have done it think??

Hi and Welcome.

The main Australia forum is here with sub-forums: http://britishexpats.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=54

Plenty of advice and opinions about all three places. You may want to ask your question on there.
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Originally Posted by ms697
So, my and the family are V' keen to move to the other side of the world and experience life down under. We've seen it on the telly and listen to our mates who have done it already. the question is where is a good place to think about moving to. Kid friendly, family orientated, good outdoor life... all these things we'ld love, however Australia is a pretty big place.

What do those of you who have done it think??
Perth is a lovely city, nice climate and a lot of Brits have settled there as well as a lot of South Africans and Zimbabeweans, if there is such a word. Not sure about work opportunitys, depends on your profession.

Brisbane, sub tropical, if you do not like the heat and humidity stay away.

Ah, Sydney..good climate, plenty of work, but very expensive housing.

When our family migrated to Sydney in 66, we lived in a tin hut at a migrant hostel for 6 months, but those days have gone, thank God.

You really need to do some research. Yes you will miss family and friends, but the natives here are quite friendly.

Yes as suggested go over to the Aussie section of this site, you will get some good advice I am sure, from those who have made the move, the good, the bad and the ugly.

Good luck !
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