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Sorry sprayer ,;) thats in Adelaide , not saying that getting a foot in the door is going to be easy , as i have realised after working for myself for the past 11 years and looking for a change . Having got here i dont know what i want to do but there is LOADS of work in almost all areas . cheers Graham
Thanks for that Graham and good luck in deciding what job you would like to do.
Has anyone moved to the Sunshine Coast and if so what is the work situation like there?
When we first thought of moving to Oz we initially chose Brisbane mainly as its climate appealed to us. however, we'd never been so it was based on reading material and what other people told us. Jobs for us would not have been too much of a problem, and in fact we both got jobs in one of the hospitals there. Unfortunately the Nursing council of Queensland made a mistake with my registration (I've since found out from a colleague that she too experienced the same problem) and that's when the cracks started to appear. You see it gave us time to think again about our options. we suddenyl thought, Well do we want to live in a place that gets dark early and all of that kinda stuff. We decided Adelaide for a number of contrasting reasons; climate is more in keeping with what we would prefer, people are friendly, its easy to navigate around, and there are jobs a plenty for nurses. Also, house prices are very attractive compared to prices (including Brisbane) across the rest of Australia. I guess there's always an element of doubt esepcially when you are making such a big decision as this. But you have to 'nail your colours to the flag' in the end and if it doesn't work out then I guess there's always an option to move there later. don't know whether that makes sense. Whilst we were in Adelaide we started thinking NZ instead of Australia and yet we couldn't fault the place. So we have started to listen to what our heart tells us and what feels right. Adelaide is for us, but hey, we can always move on later if we fancy it, but we're gonna give it a good go first.
Hope this helps and doesnt confuse you anymore.
Nice to see somebody else from Boston is thinking of making the move to Adelaide. We moved out here in September 2007 and apart from the odd bout of homesickness (daughter at uni in England) we are loving it. The beaches are superb and getting around is really easy. After the traffic of Boston (Lincs) Adelaide is a breeze.
We couldn't decide between Brisbane or Adelaide but after a reccie there last July and talking to other Brits out there, we decided the humidity would mean spending all summer indoors. Not what we were moving out here for. Have just had the most amazing summer spending every weekend almost at the beach. First day of winter on 1/6 was 21 degrees during daytime.
Brisbane floods.;) Just seen it on the tv. Cars ploughing through roads that look like rivers. Think we'll stick to Adelaide.
Here's a thought for you, we are now heading into winter, in Brisbane it is starting to get dark at 4.30, gets darker more quickly than down in Adelaide and it gets light about 6am - 4 am in summer.. Here it wont be dark until about 5.30. Here there is a definite change of seasons, but it really depends on what kind of weather you enjoy.
Sailed SS Australis out of Southampton 1977.Arrived October in Adelaide via Melbourne 1977.Liverpool/London 1987 - 1992
Adelaide 1992 to eternity:)and one day you'll wake up and stop counting how long you've been here.
When we first looked at places to live it was between Perth, Adelaide and Brisbane. I really love Perth BUT it is way too remote and lately the house prices are ridiculous. Brisbane (or Brissie as it's commonly known) is another great city. Very humid in Jan/Feb and very wet in summer. House prices are also dearer than Adelaide. I know 4 people who moved from Adelaide to Brisbane, 2 are still there and 2 came back. One complained about the amount of cockroaches!!! What I like about Brissie is that there is heaps to see and do within an hour or so drive. However, although it's a bit cooler and a bit quieter we decided on Adelaide. Once again it's down to personal choice and if you want to laze around on the beach for 12 months a year then go to Brissie but if you want a nice quiet city, well laid out and very friendly then go for Adelaide. I am starting to dribble on now so it's time to wrap up!!!!