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Discussion in 'Welcome' started by n00dlz, Jan 6, 2010.

  1. n00dlz

    n00dlz New Member

    Happy New Year everyone, hope 2010 has been fab for you all.

    Little bit bout me, i'm hoping to be in Oz by the end of the year and Brisbane is where i'd really like to start my life in Oz :smile: , it seems so fab, i probably should take my rose tinted specs off but i think i'll keep them on for a while longer, what nice surprises have folks had since moving out there?

  2. JackieT

    JackieT Guest


    Happy New Year to you too!

    I'm hoping to move to Brisbane as well - what has made you choose that area specifically?

    If you get any good advice please pass it on as i'd like to know everything I can :)

    Thanks a lot

  3. cal

    cal Super Moderator

    Happy New Year Guys

    Brisbane is a fab place and im sure you will like what awaits you both,,
    Good Luck with the move

    Cal x
  4. srp

    srp No longer active member

    Welcolme to the forum. Brisbane is a wise choice, but I am biased:laugh:
  5. Rudi

    Rudi Relocation Brisbane

    Welcome to PIO

    Brissy is won't need to remove those rose tinted spectacle.....they will become the norm once you are here!


  6. n00dlz

    n00dlz New Member

    Hi Jackie,

    i've been drawn to Brisbane for loads of reasons, some are it's location, the Beach (the manmade one in the city and the distance to the great barrier reef), the city life from what i've read has lots to do, the nearby forests, the climate, being able to get work as my company has an office there and i'm hoping they'll be able to offer me a job, and those who live seem seem happy and chilled. It seems to be a playful, young hearted city.

    what's drawn you to it?

    to those out there already, what is it like to live there? as Jackie says, any advice would be great
    Last edited: Jan 8, 2010
  7. cal

    cal Super Moderator

    Its great to live here,lol, but like Colin im biased!!!

    The people are friendly and helpful,, the climate is great (although winter does get chiller than i expected), theres loads to do be it beach or country, the suburbs vary loads and theres something to suit every taste and budget.

    Cal x
  8. the moons

    the moons Guest

    moving to brisbane

    hi am moving to brisbane area in april, i like what i have read about the redland bay area, but are there any groups/ actvities for kids, i have 2, aged 3 and 5, also are the schools good in the area thanks sarah
  9. clan mac

    clan mac New Member

    we visited Brisbane 2 years ago and what a fabulous place!!! No wonder you want to go there. We too are hoping to move to Brissy and we would like to be there for the end of the year. We visited in the Oz winter ha! We wore shorts the whole time!
    I found the cost of living similar to the UK, but the lifestyle is to die for. Warm sunny days and beaches that you only see in holiday promos. The people were friendly and so helpful. My children were reluctant to go and ironically have not stopped talking about Australia since we returned! We really genuinely believe that we will be giving our children a real opportunity and a chance to live life to the full, perhaps like you I have rosy specs on but I got a real sense of opportunity and optimism when I was there. Who wouldn't want that? I hope your dream comes true and you get your visa soon.
    clan mac x
  10. Rudi

    Rudi Relocation Brisbane

    Hi Sarah

    Redland Bay is a lovely suburb, and I am sure there must be playgroups around. Mine are a bit older than yours. Have a look at this site - it may be of use.

    Redland Bay primary school is a great school and then there is Victoria Point high school for when they are older, just up the road.

    Good luck with the move. I hope it goes well for you.


  11. srp

    srp No longer active member

    I must admit it was shock to arrive in the middle of winter to find temperature reaching 20c, but when it dropped to 5c at night that was a bigger shock, I had to buy a heater!!!!:biggrin:
  12. Rudi

    Rudi Relocation Brisbane

    Sarah, I had another look and it looks like there are a few playgroups in Redland Bay.

    Here are the details.

    Gordon Road
    PO Box 7170

    Ages 0-4 yrs. $3.00/visit or $20.00/term. Informal Playgroup with a regular routine, free play and organised activities including craft, songs and storytime for all ages.
    Venue: Redland Bay Uniting Church Hall
    Monday Mon 10.00 - 12.00

    All Saints
    Point Talburpin Park, Phillip Street
    Kylie: 3829 3826

    0-5 yrs. $2.00/visit. Informal Playgroup with safe outdoor play area.
    Venue: Old Baptist Church Hall

    Wednesday 09.30am - 12.00pm

    Reddy Bay Rugrats
    Gordon Road
    Teena: 0414 444 575

    Ages 0-4 yrs. $3/visit. Playgroup with a regular routine, a safe outdoor play area, group story/music time and organised activities for babies through to preschoolers.
    Venue: Redland Bay State School
    Wednesday 08.45am - 10.45am

    Reddy Bay Rollers
    Redland Bay State School
    Gordon Road
    Krystle: 3829 0945

    Ages 0 - 3yrs. $2.00/week. Informal Playgroup with a range of organised activities for babies, toddlers and preschoolers. Includes group story/music sessions.
    Venue: After School Care Building
    Tuesday 09.00am - 11.00am



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