We are arriving in December and are going to rent a short term rental for 4 w in Port Noarlunga when we first arrive. It's holiday season so we will probably take a bit of time and have a real holiday with the kids before starting to head out looking for work etc. Probably do some part time work towards end of december and jan if we don't find work. Both dh and I are planning on starting to send out CV's soon, so this is all bearing in mind the fact that we may not have a job to go to. Should we have to look for work, naturally we are not going to know where the job is so will need to find somewhere to rent that is kind of central while we look. We will need at least a 3 if not 4 bedroom house (my mother will be with us after 3 months and I have a girl and a boy so they can't share a room). We also can't afford more than around AUD400 - AUD450 at the most a week. Any suggestions on areas that would provide a good school for the kids (primary and high), and also has good transport facilities. I don't want to be spending the whole day running around on transport alone just to get to one job interview. Once OH and I find a job we will then hopefully move to somewhere inbetween that is perfect for us both to commute....although this might not be good because then moving schools again and more uniforms...UGH
Any suggestions welcome?