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 on rental properties, schooling, shopping, healthcare etc - basically the whole lot. Kinda feels like we're moving to a different planet sometimes! With the three kiddies 3y, 5y and 8y I want to be as prepared as I can. Also what are the benefits to my children of having an Australian-born dad? What is the best area in Melbourne for a friendly, young family? I know I'm not alone so please help. Very nerve racking but exciting.