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Discussion in 'Welcome' started by sanlin56, Mar 19, 2012.

  1. sanlin56

    sanlin56 Guest

    Hi there,

    My wife and I will soon be moving to Brisbane to live and work so we would appreciate any help or tips that you will be kind enough to offer in a bid to help us settle quickly, best bank to join, best area to stay etc.
    We are a young middle aged couple with normal interests such as music, socialising, soccer, socialising, travel, socialising, photography and maybe a bit of socialising!

    Thank you in advance.:smile:

  2. cal

    cal Super Moderator

    Hi Guys welcome to the forum.
    Where in Brisbane will you be working? Its a huge place and some of the highways resemble car parks at peak times so commuting too far can be a nightmare..

    Cal x
  3. fryertuck

    fryertuck Guest

    So are great a feeling is it...!leaving london behind. Were going in August, we got family out the all ready, so we know what Brisneyland is all about. we got many questions just like you, were going to go to ferny hills to start with and look for whats then best for us.

    Good luck..!


  4. sanlin56

    sanlin56 Guest

    Hi Cal, I will be working from an office in George St. so I will be looking for a house or an apartment within a decent commute time from that area.
  5. sanlin56

    sanlin56 Guest

    We have already visited Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide but not Brisbane so we are looking forward to staying there, we live in Scotland at present and we have been informed that there is quite a big Scottish contingent in Brisbane so it maybe like a home from home but if not, it won't worry us at all, we should be there early May all being well.
  6. mahboob

    mahboob Guest

    Hi everyone
    I am (mahboob) mabi a new member. I will come to Brisbane in Jun-12 with PR visa. I know we should do some works at first like getting medicare, registering center link and so on. but I couldn't have found the address of these offices yet. can u help me in this regard?
  7. Pollygirl

    Pollygirl Guest

    I am moving to Bribie Island north of Brisbane to join my Australian husband, my visa should be granted end of July, can't come soon enough!!! Keep us updated, my husband and I bank with Suncorp, areas vary, but I am sure others will be able to give help with that one. Check out Bribie some time its truely beautiful especially surf side the beach is amazing, Good luck!!:smile:
  8. spadgersdad

    spadgersdad New Member

    Some websites which may help and you could apply online before you leave the UK (as people that have stayed with us have done in the past) especially your Tax File Number of which will you will need before you start work , Social welfare, (Health Ins commission including Medicare., , Employment
    Brisbane websites : , , all great websites that you offer information regarding schools, employment etc

    Hope these help :)

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