Hi All Am new to this site and this is my first post (probably of a forthcoming series) concerning moving to Queensland. I am about to put in an application for a job which I am well qualified for and hopefully have a chance of getting. This job is in Mt Gravatt, however I would, if I got the job, like to live along the coast or somewhere where there is easy access to forests, etc. This is because I have two large dogs and my husband and I are very much outdoors people who take the dogs with us on our activities. This, I have discovered however, may be a bit of a problem. I have been doing some research on Brisbane and the surrounding areas (am happy to do 50 minutes - 1 hour commute into work you see) and it seems as though there are huge restrictions on where you can take your dog for walks and particualrly where you can let the off the leash. Just to give you an idea, here at home in the UK, we can walk for miles with our dogs in the fields surrounding our local village, we can give the dogs a run in most woodland areas (always picking up after them of course) and can take them for a long run on the local beaches (out of season). We like to take them for two one hour runs a day off the leash. They are extremely well-behaved and always some back when called. From what I have read, I just cannot see how this will be possible in Brisbane and the surrounding areas. I have read that there is a place at Kedron where they can have a really good run, but apart from that there are small areas cordoned off in parks (are they big enough for big dogs to have a proper run?) and what seem to be small sections of some beaches available at some points in the year. I understand these restrictions and am not criticising them in any way, but my question really is, will I truly be able to exercise two large dogs well under these circumstances? I'm sorry its such a long post, but the dogs are such an important part of our lives.