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Discussion in 'Welcome' started by richard.70, Aug 21, 2008.

  1. richard.70

    richard.70 Guest


    My name is Richard, and my family and I on on our to Australia in September to validate our visa's. We are first off stopping in Sydney for a week, as a holiday, then flying up to Brisbane to do our reccy over a three week period. I'm a sheet metal worker and my wife is an interior designer. We have two young children (3yrs and 1yrs). Any tips and advice would be welcome, as we feel we are flying blind as to where to live and work not knowing the suburbs and areas. We don't want to commute to far but would like a costal life style.

    Kind Regards
    Richard and Family

  2. chellem

    chellem Guest

    hi welcome and congrats on your visa!!!

    dont know where to start really there are so many wonderful places on offer in australia but it does depend a lot on where you can get work!

    if you are working in brisbane then north lakes is quite a good area for families - easily accessible to the city and beaches.

    dont rule out work in other areas though a lot of people think that they have to work in brisbane but there is work else where - you could try looking on and doing a search for brisbane, gold coast and sunshine coast. gold coast is a bit more fast paced but then the hinterlands are a little quieter - sunshine coast is laid back and full of beaches - have a look on and or

    hope this helps - any more questions just ask and im sure people will be able to help!

    chelle x
  3. scunnybunny

    scunnybunny Guest

    I agree with chelle have a look at where the jobs are then decide.

    The site we use to look for jobs is

    I took the liberty of putting in sheetmetal worker to help.

    Personally i would go to cairns theres a better class of person going chelle lol

    and its right on the beach

    good luck
  4. cal

    cal Super Moderator

    Hiya Richard ,id hire a car and do a coast run from tweed heads to Noosa ,this will give you a good idea of the different areas and distances. Driving with littlies is never fun but its one of the only ways to check out areas properly for yourself.It may also be worth haveing a look at before you leave to check out property prices as they do vary greatly suburb to suburb,this might help you draw up a shortlist,good luck with everything and if youre over this way the kettle is always on,lol
    Cal x
  5. chellem

    chellem Guest

    oh yes kaye - only the best people go to cairns lol!

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