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Discussion in 'Welcome' started by JackieT, Jan 4, 2010.

  1. JackieT

    JackieT Guest

    Hi everyone,

    I'm hoping to move over to Australia in July 2010 initially for 1 year- I'm thinking of Brisbane as it seems like a great location. I travelled down the east coast of Australia a few years ago and although I didn't really stop in Brisbane, I thought it seemed like the best location in terms of proximity to beaches etc. I have recently broken up with my partner of 3 years so I will be moving over alone - which is a bit daunting at the moment but also exciting!! I was hoping someone would be able to give me some advice on the following areas:

    - I need to be able to work over there. I'm currently a Project Manager in London and would like to do something similar in Brisbane. Does anyone know how easy it would be to get a job in this line of business and whether there are any good recruitment agencies? Also does any one have any advice on the best type of Visa to get?

    - I want to rent a property but i've no idea what the best areas would be - any advice? I'm 28 and I really want to meet new people and get involved in lots of activities so i'm thinking it may be better to live in the city center. Are there any good property websites that I could look at? Also what is the average rental cost for a flat and what bills tend to be included?

    - Any other advice would be welcomed!!

    Sorry for all the questions but there's a lot to think about and I thought I would ask advice from people who have made the move themselves.

    Many thanks


  2. tetleybitter

    tetleybitter New Member

    Hi Jackie,

    Welcome to BIB, I'm Richard, 35, originally from Leeds in West Yorkshire but now living in Brisbane with my Aussie wife and son having moved back here last June. I'll draft out a longer response offline as the points that you need advice on might take a little while to draft out, so please bear with me. I'll try get something back to you as quickly as possible in terms of advice my wife and I can genuinely help you with, and the best places to go to for advice on work/visas etc.

    I'm beginning to think a recruitment consultancy over here for emigrating Brits could be a good idea, hmm... :)

    Anyway, will be in touch soon, if you have Skype or MSN Live, I'd be happy to chat to you on there if it'd be easier for you? If so, you can always pm me your details.

    Will be in touch soon, and congrats on making the decision to move over, you won't regret it I'm sure.

    Richard, Erin & Connor
  3. tetleybitter

    tetleybitter New Member

    Hi Jackie,

    Forgot to say, Happy New Year to you also :)

    R, E & C
  4. JackieT

    JackieT Guest

    Hi Richard,

    Happy New Year to you too!

    Thanks a lot for your response. I really appreciate your help. It sounds like you guys are really happy over there :)

    Well it sounds like a recruitment agency would be a good line of business to get into. I'd be first to sign up!!

    I've not got msn or skype set up yet but I will try and do that in the next few days so will let you know the details.

    Thanks again

    Jackie :)
  5. Matt

    Matt Guest

    Hi Jackie

    Did you get my e-mail? Dont now why but every time i tried to send you a pm it said i was not looged in! If you pm me again with your e-mail adrress i can answer your questions and any more you have.
    Hope to hear from you soon.
    Take care

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