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I have a child who is on medication full time. How would I go about getting medication for him in Australia? Will I need letters from my New Zealand GP?

Where can we look up good schools in Brisbane? We will be moving to the Ipswich/Brassall area. Your site has been an EXCELLENT help so far!

Posted by janet. 5 replies. Latest activity on 07 January 2012.

How to help children cope with moving

We are thinking of moving to Australia when my son is eight and my daughter is five. I am worried about how well they will settle in at school with such a big change.

Has anyone had experience in…

Posted by worried-mother. 5 replies. Latest activity on 19 July 2011.

How to find schools in Australia

How do you go about finding schools for your children in Australia? What do you need to do first?

Posted by anonymous. 2 replies. Latest activity on 28 December 2012.

What is the equivalent to New Zealand kindergarten on the Sunshine Coast? Are there fees to pay?

We are moving to the Sunshine Coast early next year and have two preschoolers, one of whom attends kindy here and the other who will start shortly. Are there yearly fees? Or is it free like it is…

Posted by storm. 0 replies. Latest activity on 22 September 2008.

What is the legal school leaving age on the Sunshine Coast?

Posted by rosie. 0 replies. Latest activity on 25 September 2008.

As a New Zealand citizen, do I have to pay a fee for high school education in Australia?

Posted by khans-mum. 2 replies. Latest activity on 20 April 2013.

Good public high schools in Perth

Any pointers on a good public high school in the south of Perth that a young Maori girl will feel comfortable at?

Posted by dahlin56. 1 reply. Latest activity on 08 September 2013.

Which are the best state schools in Brisbane?

We are planning to move to Brisbane in the new year and will need to find schools for our children, primary and secondary. We would have preferred Christian schools but those seem quite expensive for…

Posted by peg. 1 reply. Latest activity on 23 August 2012.

Does anyone know any good schools on the Gold Coast?

Just moved here and at the moment we live in a motel as we don't know where to live or send the kids to school. We are looking for a smaller school..would be great if some other Kiwi kids were there…

Posted by mindy. 1 reply. Latest activity on 14 April 2012.

As a NZ citizen, will my kids be considered international students at primary school?

There are domestic and international fees for some primary schools and I was wondering if a NZ citizen studying in primary or high school would be considered an international or domestic student?

Posted by savvy. 2 replies. Latest activity on 26 April 2012.

What's the cost of child care in Melbourne for a 3-4 year old?

And what's the starting age for school in Australia? I have one child who is 2 and twins who are 4.

Posted by mojo. 1 reply. Latest activity on 13 August 2011.

As an Australian citizen do I have to pay for my child's education?

I am an Australian citizen (granted 2 years ago by descent) so do I have to pay for my 12-year-old's state education? She is not a citizen and will be travelling on a child migration/permanent…

Posted by londongirl. 1 reply. Latest activity on 01 February 2011.

What are the public schools like in Mandurah, Perth?

Hi, we are considering a move to Mandurah, Perth - specifically Lakelands - and I would like to know about the primary schools in that area...are they any good?

Posted by lindag. 1 reply. Latest activity on 15 November 2010.

Can our daughter do NCEA Level Two by correspondence while we live in Australia for the next 12 Months? She has just finished Level 1 NCEA Year 11.

Has anyone had this problem with moving over when one of your kids is in the middle of NCEA, e.g. (completed Level 1 and now we are moving and we want to stay together as a family unit and she's…

Posted by gypsy. 1 reply. Latest activity on 19 December 2010.

We are moving to Brisbane (Clayfield Junction Road) soon and we have a 6-year-old. Could you please let me know which school I should send her to? Thanks

She has had 1 year of school already and is a bright little girl...please help as we are not sure what the schools are like..Thank you.

Posted by etp. 2 replies. Latest activity on 09 September 2014.