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adminee
  10/16/2020 11:21 EST

Welcome to the Australia forum. If you're new or have been using the forum a long time, please take a few minutes to introduce yourself and tell us a bit about yourself and your life abroad. If you're a newcomer and have questions about living in Australia, post your introduction here and your questions and comments in a new topic.

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caserodg
  2/18/2024 13:06 EST

My wife and I are seriously contemplating moving our family to Australia from the US in an attempt to provide our three kids with a better life. We are tired of the constant conflict here and the inability to go anywhere without the threat of gun violence taking one of our kids be it at school or simply grocery shopping. I am finishing my BSN and my wife is completing her Masters in counseling currently. She has a friend that owns a practice in Melbourne and has essentially offered my wife a job so that has narrowed our search within the country.

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reverb99
  2/17/2024 21:54 EST

Hi welcome to Melbourne. Hope all is well. . I’m from New Orleans

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reverb99
  2/17/2024 20:29 EST

American from New Orleans living in Melbourne Australia. Looking to make friends from the U.S.

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crompton987
  2/8/2024 06:15 EST

hi, our son is moving to perth January 2025 with his girlfriend whose parents and family all live in perth, we are hoping to follow,
would be interested to know your experiences so far and any information you may have, we are also coming up to pension age and would be interested to know how financially possible it would be

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Jg2jess
  2/7/2024 10:56 EST

Hi! I’m a nurse from the U.S. planning to move to Melbourne. I’m excited to experience everything the city has to offer.

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philiphaigh
  2/6/2024 04:47 EST

Good morning , Its great to hear you are taking the plunge and joining your family in Perth.
We are also thinking of doing the exact same in the next 2-3 years time.
Have you already applied for a Visa and which one have you applied for ?
We have looked into moving over and so far we have seen that it will cost us around £50K to qualify for a family Visa, So its a lot of money even before buying a house. It also takes around 3-5 years to get one.

Regards
Phil

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CtypeJaguar
  2/5/2024 16:02 EST

I'm a Filipina living in Australia for more than 27 years now and would like to build a house in my small land in Panglao, Bohol. Trying to find tips and the right people to build my home.

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CtypeJaguar
  2/5/2024 15:59 EST

I'm a Filipina living in Australia for more than 27 years now and would like to build a house in my small land in Panglao, Bohol. Trying to find tips and the right people to build my home.

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Flyguy1979
  2/5/2024 15:28 EST

I am a retired flight attendant currently living in Mexico with my wife.We will move to the Gold Coast,Australia hopefully in a few months to be near our daughter and grandson. We have been to the area a number of times and spent a year there 2018/2019.

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wavedancers
  1/28/2024 19:19 EST

We are coming from Dorsat in UK - relocationg to Perth WA to be with our younger daughter and her family. We are pensioners. We would love to hear about the areas around Southern river where she is. We would love to hear from anyone with info regarding the cost of living - renting a house - social activities, we both love fishing! - how the climate effects outdoor activities...... we have so many questions but these are the ones that spring to mind first!! Thanks

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longrun
  1/28/2024 14:51 EST

I'm an active single male in my later years with no family ties. I have led an extremely full life in the US both professionally and personally. I am a runner/fitness enthusiast seeking a warm climate that offers both outdoor and cultural enjoyment opportunities. I lived in Chicago most of my adult life and have resided in Phoenix, AZ the last 7 years. I originally left Chicago but circumstances brought me back to the US, which was Phoenix.

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crompton987
  1/25/2024 09:35 EST

our only child is emigrating to Perth Western Australia with his Australian girlfriend whose family all live in the Perth area
if we are able we are considering a move there in the near future
we are both 60 years old with a house to sell in the UK, with private pensions and small savings
was wandering how easy/difficult this would be

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philiphaigh
  1/12/2024 04:10 EST

Hi , My name is Phil ( 60 ) & my my wife's name is Maxine (55 ) are considering moving to Perth Australia to be nearer to our family members.
Just wanting to know what are the pro's and con's about moving to Western Australia. On the outside the expenditure is alot more expensive than the UK.

Cheers
Phil

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TransientSeals
  1/5/2024 00:23 EST

I’m born in the UK living in Australia and thinking of trying other parts of Australia.

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jpartners
  12/23/2023 20:23 EST

Hello,

My wife and I currently reside in Tucson, Arizona. We've traveled all over the country and dipped our toes in a few other countries. However, we are now seriously considering leaving the United States sometime within the next year. We hope to join the expat community in one of the cities in Australia. We've never done anything like this before and were hoping to find a community where we could get answers to our many questions and guidance on how to do this.

Thank you in advance!

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  12/1/2023 02:30 EST

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10ant
  11/20/2023 15:30 EST

I am about to retire in June with my wife. We love the outdoors, boating, photography and fly fishing.

Seeking somewhere rural but easy access to a city.

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Perthlife
  10/26/2023 18:10 EST

Hi we are a family of 4, myself, my partner, daughter and step son are looking to move to Perth, I have been offered an opportunity to work and live in Perth.
We are all super excited but also really nervous of leaving England and starting a complete new life in Perth.
Any suggestions or advice will be massively appreciated ?

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JaxDukes
  10/23/2023 13:40 EST

I am an emergency physician from Florida. I recently arrived in Perth where I will be working in a local hospital system. I am here with my family of 5.

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boomerangbob
  10/20/2023 01:24 EST

Currently (2023) in Australia, returning to USA for 6-9 months in 2014. Will move to Australia after that and apply for permanent residency. Living with my Australian committed Partner.

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