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Moving to Oz - Sydney or Perth

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clpsmum Mon 25-Jul-11 10:49:23

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

echt Tue 26-Jul-11 08:44:53

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.

Bubbaluv Tue 26-Jul-11 10:52:34

Perth is the most isolated capital city in the world. You are either going to love that or hate it. Only you can know that.

redvelvetpoppy Wed 27-Jul-11 01:37:31

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 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

AandK Wed 27-Jul-11 01:58:31

or maybe brisbane sorry to throw spanner in works but a family member lives there and its fab. Her childcare business is thriving too

ninedragons Wed 27-Jul-11 02:13:12

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.

nothingnatural Wed 27-Jul-11 02:18:14

What about the climate? Perth can be very very hot and dry. Sydney is a bit more humid and wetter.

Both are v expensive though aren't they? I thought Perth house prices had shot up in the last few years, although Sydney of course is super dooper expenny.

Personally I would go for the East Coast over the West Coast. But then I like Sydney's buzz and culture.

I live in Adelaide tho, so anywhere with culture sounds like heaven to me. grin

savoycabbage Wed 27-Jul-11 04:54:41

They are so totally different. The biggest thing that they have in common is that they are in the same country.

Bubbaluv Wed 27-Jul-11 08:13:11

Might be helpful if you tell us why you narrowed it down to Sydney and Perth?

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