Well a wee hello / introduction from a newbie to the forum. I'm a building services design engineer currently based in the UK; however, after a job offer in Melbourne around December 2008 which eventually fell through, my family and I have had a desire to move to Oz. After visiting for a month (Melbourne and Perth) in Feb 2010 we knew it was a definite part of our future. We both agreed that Perth was the answer to our new life but I felt that there were limited opportunities in my career field, so we turned to Melbourne instead. I was granted SS with Victoria in April but held off on applying to DIAC until July; however, this delay then introduced opportunities elsewhere. I have now accepted a position in Brisbane and will be heading down on a 457 visa which, if all goes well, should be through shortly. This would see us land in Brisbane end of November 2010. We have a few loose ends in Glasgow, no less the house, but we're confident nothing will get in the way of this move. Brisbane is very much an unknown to us so we'll be hoping to get plenty of advice on this forum.