I'm coming to Oz to attend teachers college in July, hopefully in Brisbane where I have a good friend. My husband plans to move with me. He wants to find permanent employment, as do I once I'm finished school. He is a graphic designer as well as t-shirt designer and artist. He's looking to find jobs in the Graphic Design field. Can anyone help with this? We are thinking we want to move to Oz permanently, if nothing less than a few years. I'm at a lost as where to start. He's so busy with work these days that me having the summer off can take the time to find out this info for him. Any help, pointers and whatnot would be greatly appreciated!!
There are various books on living and working in Australia (available from amazon, etc) which are full of helpful information. Some people love the place and some people hate it. Be careful about burning bridges behind you before you find which you are.
It might have just been me but I wasn't greatly impressed with Brisbane. The Gold Coast down south was a lot better.
I agree that Brisbane is a boring place to visit as a tourist (this is a pretty universal sentiment), but as a place to live longterm, it definitely should be nice enough - just as long as you can stand the high humidity from December through March.
Meggylou: I sent you a private message with a link to what's probably the best place to look for graphic design work in Australia. Hope it'll help.
i think sydney or melbourne would be better cities for your husband to find a design job, they seem to be the two biggest creative hubs in australia.
sydney is definitely better for finding a design job. there are so many creative/advertising agencies. look at seek.com.au and try searching for jobs available there. you can also use the site to search for jobs in melbourne and other places.
i dont think it'll be a problem finding permanent employment eventually, apparently there is a shortage in skills in australia at the moment.