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1. Posted by tangotom (Budding Member 4 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

i am moving to oz next year for the longterm future and just looking for any info which would be the best place to settle.i.e best weather and quality of life.i have been figuring on somewhere in queensland(brisbane)area,any feedback would be great.thanks tom

2. Posted by stevieh (Respected Member 615 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

Hi Tom,
I've only visited Australia, but fell in love with the place immediately.
For what it's worth, we had a series on TV in the UK (perhaps you saw it in Ireland too?) called "A New Life Down Under". Obviously, it was about various British families settling in Australia.
From that, I have to say that Queensland or Perth seem to be the favourites.
I've never been to Perth, but from what I've heard, it's a fantastic place to live, and despite its remoteness, there are other towns not far away, like Freemantle, which is supposed to be pretty trendy.
Perth's only drawback is its distance from everywhere else. Going to Sydney would be like flying from Dublin to New York - a very long way!
I've been up and down the east coast and it's fabulous. Sydney and Melbourne are brilliant cities, but if you want warmth all year round, Queensland is a better bet. There are lots of towns spilling our from Brisbane that would be good. Surfers Paradise is a city in itself, and you'd definitely find work there - at least temporarily!
Having said all that, I met a woman from Adelaide recently who said it never gets lower than 22 degC, even in 'winter'.
How hot do you want it ?!

3. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4138 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

I really depends on your financial situation and job prospects.

I'd agree with Brisbane and also Perth.

4. Posted by Aspidistra (Full Member 17 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

it does get below 22 dgrees in adelaide - it gets below 22degrees in winter in brisbane, australia is a huge country and if part of the draw card is living somewhere warm then you don't want to be any more south than brisbane or the gold coast. Brisbane is a really livable city, it's very clean and very friendly however if you want to live on the beach it isn't the place for you - don't let them tell you that wynnum is a beach - it is a mangrove mud flat! I'm not sure what line of work u r in but there are loads of hospitality jobs in both brisbane and the gold coast and if u don't mind heavy lifting the building industry is booming wich pays quite well if u work as a builder. i live in brisbane, grew up in melbourne and spent time living in new south wales. if u have any questions i'd be happy to answere them. Australia is a great place u r going to have a wonderful time