My family will move to Canberra from Dunedin next May. We are unfamiliar with the city. Could does somebody give us some suggestions about area(s) to buy a house? We plan to live near ANU: an area is within 40 minutes by walk to ANU and have a excellent primary ...read topic
I have seen that Camberwell and Hawthorn are great areas for schooling but we are looking for somewhere that is a little less pricey. My son is 10 and is in his last year of primary school so any feedback would be great!read topic
Hi My partner and I are moving to Melbourne next month. We are looking for a 1 or 2 bedroomed apartment (up to $450/wk), near the city, in a quiet/safe suburb. We haven't a clue about any of the suburbs, can anyone recommend any? We'd like to be near the ...read topic
I'm moving to Hammond Park. Are you able to tell me what this place is like and also what the closest schools to this suburb are? Is it a nice place to raise a family?
What is a good family friendly community on the Gold Coast? We have 4 kids aged 1 - 14 and have no idea where to look!
Hi, My eldest son and I are moving to the Gold Coast in October to look for work. I'd like to know what some nice areas are so that we can get set up in the right place before the rest of the family arrive in the New Year. We ...read topic
Malaysian Chinese family with 2 boys- 3 years old and a 5 years moving to Melbourne: Please advise the best suburb for family? thank you!
We are looking to move to Melbourne next year but doing research now as we are not sure if is a better change for us, especially with 2 young boys and we are Malaysian Chinese living in NZ for 12years now. Hopefully can get some advise about the best suburbs ...read topic
Any comment about these suburbs in Melbourne : Burwood, Templestowe, Mount Waverley, Mordialloc, Mentone etc?
Family of 4 including 2 little boys age 3 and 5.. looking for a good place to start with the new life in Melbourne.. We never been to Melbourne but based on the research online, looks like there's some great places to settle down for the family.. Any comments will ...read topic
Hi. My family and I are relocating to Brisbane from Takapuna. Is there any suburbs remotely like those on the North Shore? From what I have been told Brisbane doesn't have a beach and the river is brown! We love our lifestyle here in AKL and hate to leave so ...read topic
Good schools, nice neighborhoods and local supermakets, but not too costly to live there.read topic
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 too! Also want a nice area to live. Burleigh ...read topic
Moving to Sydney! Husband has a job transfer - any info on areas to live? He will be working in Artamon but travel not a problem. Looking for good schools for a 16-yr-old boy into technology and science. Any inside info as we know no-one in Sydney but are up for the adventure!
My wife & I are looking to settle in Broome WA although we have never been there. Does anyone have any helpful advice for finding a family friendly place to live close to the city / possible bus service?read topic
My partner (21) and I (19) are planning to move to Melbourne in hopefully 3-4 months. So far we have been doing a lot of research and saving as much as possible, but we are wondering what would be a good amount of money to take to basically survive when ...read topic
Moving to Melbourne later this year and looking for a more rural outlook and family frienldy areas between Melbourne & Geelong, willing to commute to CBD but not more than an hour/45 mins.read topic
Planning to move December 2011 (get away from these damned quakes!) Don't want one that is too expensive but do have a dog who will be joining us in Aus. Also what's the best suburb to live in?read topic
Hubby's landed a job in Kingsgrove, NSW so moving the family over shortly from NZ. Can anyone suggest a decent family-friendly suburb nearby for us to look at renting in? Preferably close to schools & train station and a bit of scenery, e.g. parks, for the kids and pets.read topic
We are a Kiwi family relocating to Australia next year (2012). I am pretty much guaranteed a job regardless of which state we decide on...but would like to hear your opinions on whether to head for (fairly coastal) NSW or Queensland. What are the good towns, bad ones...any info at ...read topic
I'm a storeman, my wife is a nurse. Wife happy to take public transport to work. Where are some decent suburbs out of the CBD to work? Where are the big industrial estates found in Melbourne? Could someone give us an overview of the Melbourne suburbs and what they are ...read topic
where is a good suburb to live in, in Brisbane, moving from Christchurch with 4 children aged between 14-3.
Need advice on moving to Australia. Do my children get any benefits seeing their father is Australian? I'm a Kiwi.
Hi there, My partner of 9 yrs was born in Australia but is a NZ permanent resident. He now wants to go back after 23 years and we want to follow on after he has sorted out work and a place to stay. Destination Melbourne. We need some good advice ...read topic
I'm looking at possibly moving myself and my cats to Australia within the next few years. At the moment I'm looking mainly at Brisbane or possibly Melbourne though I would be open to moving to other cities if I had a good reason to (I consider a strong queer community ...read topic
I'm not meaning this to be racial or stereotyping, but what ethnic groups live in specific areas/cities/suburbs of South Australia and/or Adelaide? As most ethnic groups flock to their own community when immigrating.read topic
We are moving in 4 months and have a choice between Emerald or Rockhampton. We have 2 kids and I am wondering if one better than the other and are the schools okay? Any info would be helpfulread topic
Moving to Sydney soon.read topic
My family and I (2 adults & 2 kids, 9yr, 8 months) are moving to Melbournen from NZ and I was wondering if anyone knew a good area to live in for schooling, childcare, transport to city, safe, rent etc. My partner has a sister we will be living with ...read topic
Can anyone suggest some nice, reasonably-priced suburbs in Melbourne to buy a house in for around $380K - $420K?
We have been looking on realestate.com.au and really like the look of Kingsville, Footscray, Seddon and Newport - although I have heard that those areas are rough?? The houses are lovely Victorian villas, around $400K. Anyone that can provide any input or knowledge of this area?read topic
Hi, I am seriously considering the move to Australia and feel that Adelaide would be a good place to start for my wife and two kids (5 & 2). We are currently living in rural south island and think that Adelaide would be a better place for us to get ...read topic
Every city has its good and bad areas. We will be renting in Melbourne. What are the good areas in the city to live and what areas should we avoid - or at least be wary of?read topic
I am loooking to move into study next year and am wondering what some good universities are on the Gold Coast (if any)? I'm wanting to study business and or fashion design. Also, my partner and I are in our 20s, what would be some good areas to live on ...read topic
Which Perth suburbs are the best to live in? And what's the cost of living in Perth compared with Auckland?
Hi We're moving to Perth in February 09. We are 2 adults in our early 40's and are looking for somewhere quiet by the sea but accessible to the city for work. Can anyone recommend an area/s for us to research? Also, how easy is it to get a rental ...read topic
We are moving to Australia at the end of September. My work place is in St Kilda Road. Which are the suburbs that have a direct and reliable public transport link to St Kilda Road? How long will it take to find a rental property there?read topic