We have decided to move to Australia and just can't decide where to go. We have narrowed it down to either Perth or Sydney but just can't make a decision no matter how much research/ visiting we do, so I thought I'd ask for your advice/suggestion/opinions. We are a family of 5 me and dh and 3 DC all under 5. My husband is an electrician and I am a nail technician but probably a sahm once in Australia. Thanks in advance for any advice
It depends on what you want. I understand there are more jobs in Perth, due to the mining, but it's small city in every sense of the word, whereas Sydney is world-class lots of cultural stuff, hell to drive round, expensive to live, but looks v.nice.
Hey there, after years of procrastinating (me) we have made the move to Sydney. DH lived here before & loves it. We arrived in May & even though it's "winter" here, no regrets! The only negatives I have found so far are: childcare - damn near impossible to arrange but that's ok if you want to be a SAHM and expense - OMG the expense of everything...it helps NOT think in pounds otherwise you will be brought to your knees weeping. We love Sydney but are already toying with a move to Melbourne in the future if/when we want to buy a house as it's unlikely we will ever afford to in Sydney...even if we sell house in UK. DS is 3 & loving his new lifestyle though! We can walk to the beach/park/shops etc & train/boat ride everywhere else..x
There is a lot of business for tradies in Brisbane at the moment - rebuilding after the summer's terrible floods.
Sydney is eye-wateringly expensive. I say this as a native, if you can't afford to live in the good bits, not a great place to live. The cheap suburbs are sweltering in summer, a long way from anywhere and generally quite unpleasant. If we couldn't afford to live where we do, we'd leave for Melbourne or a country town.