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Discussion in 'Jobs & Careers' started by R175, Apr 15, 2011.

  1. R175

    R175 Guest

    Hi all

    New to this site as we were originally going to Adelaide.

    I was hoping for some help with the main Q's up top. We have been advised of a job for my wife in Auchenflowers, Brisbane CBD or Gold coast (these are the sites the hospital work from) but have no idea of places, schools or anything to do with Brisbane.

    My wife will be the only one working when we come out to start with and we believe she will be on about $70,000AU PA, we have 2 kids aged 8 & 9 both girls, 1 is classed as gifted and the other is bordering so schools are important.

    I personally would be looking for employment services work (part time) ie; helping unemployed find work as soon as I have worked out there system (probably start by volunteering to learn Oz system)

    Our rental budget would be about $450 PW and we hope to get 3 bed minimum (4 would be dreams).

    I am from Newcastle so a bad area to you is probably a bit loud to me....:laugh:

    Normally I don't ask these things but I have had 2 plus years to investigate Adelaide (and we visited in Nov 2010 to activate visa) but we will have only 6 months to find out everything about Brisbane....

    Thank you all for your help and as a family we do appreciate it

    The Ridley mob
  2. R175

    R175 Guest

    Sorry I have put this post in the wrong area....I did mean to put it in household or rentals or even haste got the better of me.....

    Again thanks for any help
  3. cal

    cal Super Moderator

    Hi Guys

    I guess your choice boils down to the city or the coast. What would you as a family like? do you enjoy the beach life? if so the Gold Coast would be worth a look. This website will you give you a good insight into what living on the coast would be like
    To me the Gold Coast the best of both worlds as you can live in the green hinterland on acerge yet still be on one of the beaches within 20 mins.

    This site will give you a list of schools on the coast, as you will see there is every sort of schooling availble

    Auchenflower is pretty much IN the city,, its a nice litle suburb and has lots of older style housing, ideal if you fancy the city life as easy access to pretty much everything.
    This site is ideal for schooling info -

    For Real estate and rental prices on either area have a look at

    Hope this helps
    Cal x
  4. R175

    R175 Guest

    Hi Cal
    Thanks for the reply. My wife would love the coast area. I am not really bothered either way.

    We have been told that it could be any one of the areas mentioned so not sure if we get the choice. Could you give any advice on areas at all please. My wife does have a friend in Brisbane but they have only been there themselves since Febuary and have no kids...

    Could I ask your advice on best area for bringing up kids on the budget we suggested as both my wife and myself would travel longer to work if needed

    Thank you again
  5. cal

    cal Super Moderator

    Lots of familys settle around the Northern end of the Gold Coast in suburbs such as Pacific Pines, Helensvale, Oxenford etc. Pacific Pines is probably the more popular one with migrants and you either love it or hate it,,lol . Robina and Varisty Lakes are lovely areas with some very good schools, both have easy access to public transport and rail links to.

    Not many familys i know have moved to the suburbs as close to the city, as Auchenflower, so i dont really have much personal expereince. Paddington and Toowong which are neighbouring suburbs seem to carry a good repuataion so may be worth a look.

    There is so much to do in SE QLD for very little money so it does make entertaining the family a little easier. You have beaches, mountains and rain forests, fantastic parks and adventure playgrounds, free BBQs in alot of parks, Bike tracks., fab fishing spots, All the things i mention are free ,you just have to explore a little.

    Cal x

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