Adelaide or Brisbane
We have applied for a PR 175 visa. We have always thought we would move to Adelaide. However we now seem to be interested in Brisbane.
On the Brisbane site there are a few threads asking Adelaide or Brisbane. They all seem to be saying Brisbane.
Did or does anyone else feel torn with the 2.
If so please could you tell me what made you decide on Adelaide or Brisbane.
Lived in Adelaide for 3 1/2 years then moved to Brissie. No question Brissie, Adelaide is a nice city but that's it, no doubt others will disagree, especially seeing as this is Poms in Adelaide!
These are just a couple of pros and cons straight off the top of my head
Brissie is more what you perceive Aus to be
Adelaide gets pretty cold in the Winter
More places to go and see in Brissie, e.g Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Noosa, Sydney only 60 minute flight. Don’t feel quite so isolated in Brissie - once you've been to the local places in Adelaide umpteen times you have to travel interstate to go anywhere different
Brissie more laid back
Brissie can get v humid, Adelaide v dry
Gold Coast very commercial
Gets dark early all year round in Brissie, not quite so in Adelaide
Found to be more mozzies in Adelaide
Brissie doesn’t feel so parochial
Who you know not what you know in Adelaide
I dont know a great deal about Brisbane, my dad has just gone there to live its meant to be lovely but property more expensive sorry thats all i really know. keri xx
What!! mozzies in Adelaide, thought it would be less than Brisbane with their tropical weather!! may have to reconsider myself now!
Having never been to Brisbane on our reccie it was never really an option for us. But after visiting there in December for a week, i was really impressed, much more modern and sophisticated than what we had been led to believe and certainly more than Adelaide.
It has positives and negatives though.
Winters are Warmer than Adelaide
Summers are cooler than Adelaide
Possible to drive around without 100 sets of traffic lights to cross
Better airport / flight options for visiters and holdiays
More concerts and activities
Much more to see there in the surrounding areas, Adelaide is Isolated.
All the parks are green, not the dusty wasteland that exists here.
Summers are wet
ironically even with extra rain (more than double that of London's) it has massive water shortages, even water rationing
Can still get cool away from the coast in winter
Depending on your skills jobs can be hard to come by, lots of tourism jobs and less industry.
If i was to decide again I couldn't honestly say which is best... They are both nice places.... The deciding factor maybe is just to decide which area offers better employment for you....
We too are now looking towards brisbane due to the fact that there is more work for Andrew there. A friend of ours lives on gold coast and she said that brisbane would be heaven to Andrew as it is a building site, so we are looking to live in a suburb about an hour out of the city, this way he can commute and I can go to the beach with the kids!!
Sharron, Andrew (Bricklayer), Matty (12), Kenan (9)
think its about what you want out of life, brisbane much bigger and commercial, you see me coming from not so sunny carlisle in the uk preferred small ( although i thought adelaide was like london when i first got here)
weathers good here most of the year and i like that bit of winter, ready for summer tho after a couple of months.
jobs are an issue, again being a nurse i hsd no probs