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Discussion in 'Welcome' started by mitchscotland, Sep 8, 2011.

  1. Hi Im david and my partner and l are heading to Brisbane in October, as l have a job lined up, any advice would be most welcome !!!!!

  2. srp

    srp No longer active member


    Welcome to LIQ, do you know where in the Brisbane area you going to settle in?

    What sort of advice are you looking for, we have members from most areas represented on this site, so ask any questions and I am sure you will get answers.
  3. cal

    cal Super Moderator

    Hi and welcome to LIQ,,, feel free to fire away with questions and we will all do our best to help

    Cal x
  4. Advice lol l need all of it. I have a job in City Centre on Ann Street. My company will put us up for 4 weeks and employ a company to help us look around. Its all very exciting and daunting at same time. We have no kids and we are 36 years old, looking somewere we we can experince Brisbane before we settle have kids in few years.
  5. Martyn Elmore

    Martyn Elmore New Member


    I think that the city is a fantastic place. New, young, vibrant with everything close to hand and yet the countryside and coast are so near. When we moved, we rented in Woolloongabba for 6 months before deciding on settling in Cleveland. Loved it there; the South Bank on our doorstep and the CBD not just a short busride away but also walkable. It's a very easy place to get to grips with. Places in and around the city to consider would be Paddington, New Farm, Newstead, West End, Kangaroo Point. Each has it's own flavour. For example West End is very bohemian and a bit avant garde, whilst Kangaroo Point has a lot of high rise apartment blocks and the Storey Bridge hotel if you like live music on a Sunday arvo. A popular meeting place for poms is the Pig & Whistle in Eagle St. And if you like your sports, the Suncorp Stadium is just brilliant (soccer, rugby league and union), not forgetting the 'Gabba (AFL and cricket).

    As for renting, generally the majority of places will not come furnished. However, in and around the city there are more furnished apartments. $500-$600 pw is a reasonable average, but it's horses for courses and may depend on how deep your pockets are! You will not pay council rates/tax and the rent will include an allowance for water. Parking is extremely expensive, especially in the CBD. Overall, things are laid back and very freindly and casual. The working day starts early with breakfast meetings in coffeeshops from 07:00; a lot of business is done over a coffee or light lunch.

    Hope this helps
  6. kezza103

    kezza103 Guest

    Hi Mitch,

    Not long till you make the big move.... :eek:)

    My partner was offered work over here too and we have a month to get everything sorted in the UK before we moved out here. Our situation seemed very similar to yours, Ashleys work put us up for a couple of weeks and then we had to find somewhere to live. Very daunting when you dont know the area very at all. We were fortunate enought to know a couple out here already who pointed us in the direction of New Farm, Teneriffe, Kangaroo POint etc. We have settled on Kangaroo Point and we love it there. It is a bit pricey (but then everything is compared to the uk) but we have a fab view of the story bridge, within minutes to the ferry terminal and takes Ashley about 15 mins to get to work in the morning (he also works on Anns Street). If you wanted to have a look a bit further out i would suggest Bulimba, it has a lovely welcoming feel to the area and a fab street full of shops and bars and restaurants.
    Are your company arranging a container for you? We had (/have one currently at sea) one but didnt bring as much with us as we should have. White goods (fridges, freezers, dysons etc) are very expensive here. But if you ship it it does take around 3 months to arrive! We have brought new and there are deals to be found if you look...

    If you want any more info (we have only been here 7 weeks so are new ourselves, so my 'help' may be limited :eek:)) PM me and i'll help out where i can!

    Good Luck with the move

    Kerri x
  7. yakka335

    yakka335 Guest


    Its starting to warm up a bit now so dont forget your shorts..! I notice noone has recommended living North of the river you get more bang for your buck in the property stakes, rent for a 4 bed low set is @ $350 - $400 a week and the trains into the city are cheap enough (Cheaper than parking in the city thats for sure) and far more reliable than those in the UK.
  8. fish.01

    fish.01 Member

    Hi yakka, just a FYI, north of the river is generally regarded as dearer rather than cheaper than the southside. New Farm, Newstead, Teneriffe and Paddington are north of the river and have been recommended.
    Last edited: Sep 20, 2011
  9. shellyok

    shellyok Guest

    What Brisbane Suburb to go for

    Mitch - just wondered how you got on and where you decided to settle. We are moving to Brisbane in the next few months (currently in the Gold Coast but the commute is too far) and wondered if you could give any advice. Looking at south / south east of Brisbane....possibly Manly...if you or anyone can help it would be greatly appreciated.
  10. Shelly we don't fly out uk until 30th so we arrive on 2nd November. Still not decided yet

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