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Discussion in 'Welcome' started by tartantam, Nov 20, 2008.

  1. tartantam

    tartantam Guest

    Hello everybodypeeps,
    Tam here from chilly Scotland.

    My and the missus (can't get use to the OH stuff ;-) are popping over for a recci trip at start of dec.

    We've got 4 days Brissy/Golf coast and 4 days Melbourne (got friends there).

    I'm a project manager (IT/Engineering, and a Prince2 Practitioner as well) and the missus is a Registered childminder, so I guess if this goes well we will be looking at a Skilled PR Visa (175?) based on me.

    Planning to see as much as we can when over, but more importantly get a feel for the place, the lifestyle and the people. Got 2 kids as well, 7 & 5, but they are getting dumped at the grannys for this trip, so schools/residential areas/parks etc important as wll.
    We wont be picking any areas, just narrowing down the city I think.

    Any advice/suggestions about where to check out, areas/towns worth a look would be appreciated.

    Just to cheer you all up I had to scrape the car yesterday and we are forecast snow over the weekend! :laugh:

    Tam & Ang

  2. Bazza&Jules

    Bazza&Jules New Member

    hi both

    Not alot of people reply, they just like to have a nose!!

    Depends on what your looking for, places?? coastal, north, south, west, new, old, and pubs!! most of all pubs!! (and there aint many of them!).......

    PM me and I can giv u the low down as we've been looking everywhere and all the aussies have been letting us in on the areas as well.

    Jules :wink:
  3. cal

    cal Super Moderator

    Hiya guys have you checked out or for jobs ,these sites should give you an idea of where the work is ,then you can look around for a commutable suburb.
    The popular places on the Gold Coast seem to be Helensvale, Oxenford, Pacific Pines, Coomera, Robina, Runaway Bay and Merrimac. It all depends what you want ,some find it abit busy and head hinterland or down to the south end around Coolangatta where you are still near enough to everything but not stuck in the middle!
    For melbourne check out i know the lady who owns this siteon a personal level and she is a great source of info.
    Good luck with everything
    Cal x

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