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Moving to Melbourne in 2015

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Hi

im planning on finishing work here in the UK in March and making the move around mid March by myself! Big decision but I'm ready for anything moving alone can throw at me and would hate to see my perminent visa go to waste. Is there anyone else on here making the move alone? Im a 27 year old bloke with absolutely no ties so I'm looking forward to the big change.

Would love to here from anyone else who is in a similar situation. Look forward to a reply or two

 

cheers

 

mark

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Hi Mark, well done on making the big move, what line of work are u in? You will love it here but it may take a while to feel settled, if u have an questions on areas to live or anything really just ask..

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Hi thanks for replying, yep I'm guessing it will be hard and probably a bit lonely for a while but I'm expecting that anyway so im prepared to ride it out. And I'm a roofer in Britain but in Australia I will be called a ROOF PLUMBER, I just need to register with the building authority when I arrive so I can legally work so hopefully no problems there. The single biggest problem I've got is where to live! One roofing company I have been in contact with which has basically told me after seeing my Resume they will 'probably' take me on is based in Wantirna South and another company who has said they will give me an interview after I arrive is based in Mornington. looking on the map Mornington looks quite some distance from Melbourne CBD is it not? And Wantirna South i don't know a lot about at all. Ideally I want to live somewhere not too far from the CBD but affordable for a single person and within good public transport links as I like going out socialising etc. Any ideas about suitable areas would be a great help to me and any questions you have for me feel free to ask.

 

Look forward to hearing from you

 

mark:notworthy:

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Hi Mark

 

Congrats on the move, I'm hoping to move over either late this year or early next year. I'm sure you'll love it. I didn't think Mornington was that far on public transport in to the city? edit just checked the website and its about 1.5-2 hrs from morning to the centre, nearest train station is Frankston :(

 

I'm particularly interested in the best sporting events / clubs to see in Melbourne.

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When u arrive most people might hit a hostel for short term until they find a rental,nightlife is from st kilda, chapel st Prahan area into the CBD. I suppose just see where u end up working first so u are not travelling for hours.

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Sports event... We are spoilt for choice, tennis,soccer, (if u say football here they think u r talking about afl),afl,golf,cricket etc etc.all year round their is something major on, then we have the spring racing carnival with the Melbourne cup

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Well one way flight to Melbourne booked!!! All feels a bit more real now, looks like I'm leaving the UK on the 27th of April! a nervous wait ahead :swoon:

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Congratulations guys, its lovely here.

 

We moved in January and I think its best to find temporary accommodation for a month or so in order for you to be able to look around and find out where you want to be. Wandering around is nothing like looking things up on a map!

 

Enjoy Melbourne.

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Congratulations guys, its lovely here.

 

We moved in January and I think its best to find temporary accommodation for a month or so in order for you to be able to look around and find out where you want to be. Wandering around is nothing like looking things up on a map!

 

Enjoy Melbourne.

 

Hi Bluey,

 

 

Can you recommend any temp accommodation in Melbourne near the city? Websites/companies?

Myself and my husband, 28 and 31, are hopefully moving end of October/early November to Melbourne - can't wait!!

 

 

We have looked at suburbs which we think we would like to rent in but when we initially arrive I would want something very short term, 3-4weeks to help us settle in and get around easily!

 

 

Any help would be great!

 

 

Thank you! ☺️

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Hi Bluey,

 

 

Can you recommend any temp accommodation in Melbourne near the city?

 

Hi Sarah

 

We have a studio flat we rent to new arrivals, the details are on this forum here - http://www.lifeinvictoria.com/forum/accommodation-available/2700-self-contained-studio-apartment-near-beach-south-east-melbourne.html currently we are booked up until May 7th so we are available in October.

 

Most people stay with us 4 weeks and we will collect you from the airport.

 

Hope that helps.

 

BB

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We're looking to move out in 2015, family of 4 with children of 9 and 5.

 

Heading out in 3 weeks (2nd April) for a 2 week recce and then hoping to get the 189 visa through July time and to move out ~ August / September so that the Children can start school in October.

 

Looking at Parkdale / Mordialloc areas as want beaches, open spaces and close to ameneties. Hoping we like the areas on the recce and get a good vibe.

 

Staying with my Sister in South Morang for the first week and in a furnished apartment for the second week on Como Parade, Braeside to give us a flavour of the area.

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Sarah,

We used Airbnb and found a lovely place in Brunswick. Unfortunately, they are not doing it any more but I've found accommodation on there for some time in Sydney and Port Douglas too so its worth a look. Other people recommend Stayz.

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furnished apartment for the second week on Como Parade, Braeside to give us a flavour of the area.

 

Hi, Como parade is in Parkdale! I'm guessing you're staying at Balcombe apartments which is where we sometimes send people when we're booked. Braeside is an industrial estate, not sure you would want to stay there!!!

 

If you have any questions about Mordialloc or Parkdale feel free to ask - we've lived in the area for 8 years.

 

BB

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Hi BB

You're right it is the Balcombe apartments & I was going by their address.

Not sure staying on an Industrial estate would tempt us over!

 

Will definitely had loads of questions :)

 

Cheers

Mark

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Hi BB

You're right it is the Balcombe apartments & I was going by their address.

Not sure staying on an Industrial estate would tempt us over!

 

Will definitely had loads of questions :)

 

Cheers

Mark

 

I had a look at their website as I couldn't believe anyone would put they are in Braeside when they really are in Parkdale!!!! I reckon they do this as the bulk of their business must come from business travellers working in Braeside so they want to look like they are there.

 

BB

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Hi just thought I'd start this for people who are looking at coming out to Melbourne in 2015, to introduce themselves and maybe ask a question or two about live in melbourne...

 

Greetings,

 

I will be moving to Melbourne in September 2015 with my wife and two children (2 and 4).

Any advice would be great!

 

Thanks

 

D

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Hi I move out in June i will be working near Albert park I will be looking for cheap accommodation probably a shared house for 3 months or so until my wife and daughter move out any advice on this would be greatly appreciated then looking too move to a family friendly quiet suburb

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Albert park is a gorgeous area of melbourne but also very expensive. St kilda is very close to it so there are plenty of hostels, shared accomodation, st kilda is a. Vast melting pot of people, from millionaires to hookers... It is where all the back packers live, but may be ideal until you get sorted..June can be quiet cold in Melbourne so pack like sept/October in the uk. Read up on public transport.. I.e the myki system also check out rules for driving, in the sense of hook turns and giving way to trams and even turning left at lights coz the pedestrians will also have a green light....

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thankyou for the reply I'll be on a 457 I'll be coming on my own in June then wife and 7 year old daughter will follow after 3 months not sure where we want to live I'll do some research during the 3 months in on my own but we want somewhere relatively quiet family orientated close to public transport looking at houses 3 bedrooms I'll be bringing my dog but we love quiet and probably ex pat to make some friends

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We are moving to Melbourne in the next couple of months...

Hubby will be working in Dandenong South, but I want to live as near as possible to the city, but still a good commute to work for my husband without living too close to Dandenong.

 

Been looking at Hampton and now hubby likes Mount Eliza... what do you guys think?

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