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Old 06-28-2011, 12:15 AM
 
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I'm trying to make a move to Australia sometime in the next year and wanted to get some advice on which city would be best for me. I visited a few years ago but only got to enjoy Sydney and Canberra. Of the I.T. recruiters I'm talking to, it seems like most jobs are in Sydney and Melbourne. I've been reading these forums for a few days and getting some good ideas.

Here's my criteria, let me know what you guys/girls think:

1. I'm in I.T. Sales, so pretty much any major city should have jobs, right? I like the look of Brisbane and Gold Coast, but not sure if there's enough jobs there.

2. I'm single and in my mid-30s. The night life in Sydney was awesome, but I really can't compare to anywhere else in Australia.

3. Love the heat, hate the humidity. I've heard Perth and Adelaide have the best climates, but they both seem a little small, yeah? And I've heard that Melbourne can get pretty cold- or is that just bad publicity?

4. I ride motorcycles, so I have to have open road. (ok, now I'm getting picky )

5. I travel - A LOT. So a major airport is a must.

Thanks in advance for your feedback. I'll owe you some beers if I move soon.

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Old 06-28-2011, 12:56 AM
 
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So I have lived most places but your wants pretty well tie you to Sydney or Brisbane.
Both have excellant riding but Brissy is a little warmer.
Sydney will have the most IT work for you but Melbourne has the better night life.
Thats my 2c worth.
Oh I live in Perth so I am not biased to any, its just experience.
Good Luck and welcome!
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Old 06-28-2011, 05:11 AM
 
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Old 06-28-2011, 09:21 PM
 
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I think Sydney and Melbourne are what you would want to be choosing from. The closest to ticking all your boxes would be Sydney. If you don't like humidity don't live in Queensland. If you travel a lot, then the three capital on the east coast are ideal (Bris/Syd/Mel) they all have direct flights to North America and Asia. Sydney has direct flights to every continent except Antartica.
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Old 06-29-2011, 09:40 PM
 
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Do you have enough points to qualify for federal immigration? A friend of mind didn't so he went for state sponsored migration and there were limitations on where he could live (post code). Sydney was not doable for him (closest place he could live was blue mountains). Victoria was okay as he could live 30 kilometers from Melbourne. No restrictions for South Australia. He never mentioned Brisbane but he was not into humidity. In the end he ended up going back to colombia as he got a better job and Australian employers did not really give his So American professional experience much credence.
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Old 06-30-2011, 04:41 AM
 
Location: Newcastle NSW Australia
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Do you have enough points to qualify for federal immigration? A friend of mind didn't so he went for state sponsored migration and there were limitations on where he could live (post code). Sydney was not doable for him (closest place he could live was blue mountains). Victoria was okay as he could live 30 kilometers from Melbourne. No restrictions for South Australia. He never mentioned Brisbane but he was not into humidity. In the end he ended up going back to colombia as he got a better job and Australian employers did not really give his So American professional experience much credence.
I was not aware of bias towards regional areas with respect to residency and/or migration.
Glad you have such knowledge.
It's like saying you can't live in Newcastle, but you can live in Maitland or Cessnock.
You learn something new every day!
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Old 06-30-2011, 05:11 AM
 
Location: Sunshine Coast, BC
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I was not aware of bias towards regional areas with respect to residency and/or migration.
Glad you have such knowledge.
It's like saying you can't live in Newcastle, but you can live in Maitland or Cessnock.
Wow, that'd be a nasty trick to play on migrants.
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Old 07-03-2011, 05:15 AM
 
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Sydney, Melbourne and the Gold Coast all have good night life, so does Perth, it's a while since I had a night out in Brisbane but I'm sure there is plenty to do here as well. For climate I'd have to say the Gold Coast, although it still gets cool in winter. The Gold Coast lacks great public transport and the traffic can be a hassle as it's a long stretch from end to end. Sydney has the best employment opportunities and isn't as cold as Melbourne whereas Melboure has better transport. If the open road is important to you then Perth would be your pick but it, and Adelaide, are quiet isolated from the other major cities. Perth, and surrounding areas are benefitting from the mining boom in Western Australia.
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Old 07-03-2011, 08:58 AM
 
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Sydney, Melbourne and the Gold Coast all have good night life, so does Perth, it's a while since I had a night out in Brisbane but I'm sure there is plenty to do here as well.
The problem with Perth is that you can have a decent night out on Friday or Saturday night, but trying to have a bender on a Monday or Tuesday night is virtually impossible. It's like a convent during the week.
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Old 07-04-2011, 06:48 AM
 
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Night life and Perth don't really go together in my book. Very average and as has already been stated outside of the weekend then dismil would be a rather kind describtion.
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