New South Wales

New South Wales (NSW) is Australia’s fifth biggest state and covers an area of 801,428 km². If it were a country in its own right, it would probably be the 37th biggest in the world, just behind Pakistan but ahead of Turkey. The UK could fit into NSW about 3 1/4 times and it is bigger than California and New Mexico put together.

It has a population of around 7.41 million people. It is known as “The Premier State” and the residents are known as “Cockroaches” – very nice!

NSW New South WalesThe second most visited location in NSW is why Byron Bay, Australia mainland’s furthest point east. But the main attractions are, of course, Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House, both in Sydney.

Famous Australians originally from the state include Clive James, satirist, Paul Hogan, comedian turned Crocodile Dundee, Kerry Packer, media magnate and film directors Baz Luhrmann and Peter Weir.

Places in New South Wales

Sydney is the capital of New South Wales, but there are plenty of other towns and localities with a population in excess of 10,000 people. Here’s a list….

  • Newcastle – about 289,000
  • Gosford – around 283,000
  • Wollongong – about 235,000
  • Maitland – over 60,000
  • Albury 48,000
  • Wagga Wagga – about 47,000
  • Port Macquarie – roughly 40,000
  • Tamworth – about 33,000
  • Orange – just over 31,000
  • Dubbo – around 30,000
  • Bathurst – 29,000
  • Nowra-Bomaderry- over 27,000
  • Lismore- about 27,000
  • Coffs Harbour – 26,000
  • Richmond-Windsor – 25,000
  • Goulburn – just over 20,000
  • Armidalle – nearly 20,000
  • Broken Hill – 19,000
  • Forster-Tuncurry 18,000
  • Cessnock – 18,000
  • Grafton – 17,000
  • Taree – 16,000
  • Ballina – 16,000
  • Griffith – 16,000
  • Sawtell – 15,000
  • Singlet – nearly 14,000
  • Raymond Terrace    – 12,000
  • Kurri Kurri-Weston – 12,000
  • Kiama – 12,000
  • Bowral – 11,000
  • Lithgow – just over 11,000
  • Batemans Bay – about 11,000
  • Ulladulla – just over 10,000
  • Muswellbrook- just over 10,000

Then, of course, there are all those towns with a population below 10,000, including the already mentioned Byron Bay, which has about 9,000 residents. Perhaps you live in one of these towns, and if you do, why not tell us about it in the comments below…

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ALAN WATTERSON June 6, 2011 at 5:31 am

Hi Bob,
Just thought I would drop you a line and say what a mine of info you are and a brilliant website you have, nothing fancy just the truth as you see it, keep up the good work.
I am hoping to move out to ozz after I retire in august 2011 and be nearer to my son and his family who live in ulladulla. My wife passed away last year and we went out to see our son and family in December 2007 and both of us loved the place and the way of life and of course the people, and we both wanted to retire in the sunshine and put our feet up,but the big man decided i had to go on my own, but she will be with me.


BobinOz June 6, 2011 at 6:11 pm

Hi Alan

Thanks for the compliments about my website, I truly appreciate it. So sorry to hear about your wife, but I do hope your plans to retire in Australia come off. I’ve actually driven through Ulladulla, my wife and I had a small debate about how it would be pronounced. I went for exactly as it’s written, ull-a-dull-a and my wife went for oolah-doolah.

I asked the girl in the petrol station, and I won!

I don’t get many of those :-)

Take care Alan.


Anowar Hossain June 21, 2014 at 5:02 pm

Have a nice time


chistian gilbride July 13, 2011 at 11:22 am

hi bob, great site, loads of great honest info. My family and i are moving to campbelltown in november as soon as the army are done with me hehe. Ive heard a few rumours that campbelltown (nsw) has a bad rep ? Whats your take on it ?


BobinOz July 18, 2011 at 9:54 pm

Hi Christian,

I’m afraid I can’t help you with that one, I’ve never been.

Maybe someone else knows some information about Campbelltown in New South Wales?


alan watterson September 17, 2011 at 9:22 pm

I have lived in Campbelltown area for the last ten years and have found it to be no better or worse than any other part of Sydney.Best advice ,there are so many places to live better than Sydney,actually just about anywhere in Australia.Your pick.


christian September 18, 2011 at 2:26 pm

cheers alan, not got a lot of choice though coz my new job is at the airport, campbelltown seems to be a cheap option, my friend has bought a house in the currans hill area, we will rent for two years and have a good nosey around…… beach life seems unattainable so we gonna look at something affordable and with a pool (is that too much to ask for these days), would like to go to wollongong but everything seems far too expensive ?


BobinOz September 19, 2011 at 10:03 pm

That’s a thumbs down for Sydney from Alan, and I’d agree from my very limited knowledge of the city. I don’t really know enough to vote, but this is coming from a resident.

That said, I know some people who love it there, hopefully you’ll be one of then christian.

Thanks Alan!


AndyWindow July 21, 2011 at 12:13 pm

Hi Christian,
Campbelltown can be a bit on the hard side. Better than Blacktown or Mt Druit or Rooty Hill. It has a diverse cultural background and is typical “Westy”, where the people are fairly pragmatic about life and just on with living. Not particularly scenic. Probably a better area as far as rent costs go. Good access to the city via the M5.


christian September 18, 2011 at 2:33 pm

hey andy, thanks for your advice, truley noted, im out in 12 days and the family follow in november so there is little choice to change my mind. campbelltown will do for now (gotta be better than england) will have a good look around before i make any commitments. my friend has bought up in the currans hill area and says its very nice ? i am staying at his house for 4 weeks until i get my own place for the family. its all a bit ooooeeer lol x


christian July 22, 2011 at 4:26 am

Cheers Andy,
I will be out 2/3 months before my family so can have a good look around….. a friend of mine has moved to the mount annan/curran hills area and thinks its ok around that area, think its camden and not campbelltown though.
Would there be a nicer area for the same rents in that area or do you simply pay for what you get !!!


Kaitlyn Gladiator August 4, 2011 at 11:15 am

i think you disgrace our country and your map of Australia is plainly RUDE expecially to Steve Irwin !

I dont like you



Isabella Swan August 4, 2011 at 11:19 am

Hi Bob,
I would like to say that i strongly agree with Kaitlyn !
I think it is totally disgraceful how you discribe your country !!!



Isabella Swan August 4, 2011 at 11:19 am

Hi Bob,
I would like to say that i strongly agree with Kaitlyn !


BobinOz August 4, 2011 at 6:50 pm


Kaitlyn and Isabella, I don’t know what you girls put into your coffee this morning, but I wouldn’t use it again. I’m really not sure what either of you are on about, unless you think this is my map of Australia. It’s actually a map to show people where New South Wales is in Australia.

My map of Australia, with all the Australian states on it, is on my page called, unsurprisingly, Australian States.

Great emotional use of Steve Irwin’s name, although I’m struggling to see why you brought him into it.

But I’m just guessing, maybe you’d like to pop back and explain what exactly your problems are?




ALAN WATTERSON August 4, 2011 at 9:42 pm

Hi Bob, could not agree more with you, cannot see what they are talking about that is so offensive to ozz or the memory of Steve Irwin and look forward to their explanation which i am sure will be just as whacky as their complaint.
Keep up the good work.


BobinOz August 8, 2011 at 1:48 pm

I don’t think we’ll ever know what the problem was Alan, seems the girls are too busy to give us a response. Maybe they are posting more wacky messages on other blogs? Never mind.


christian August 6, 2011 at 2:58 am

Hi Bob,
Great news, our visa,s have come through and im flying out to NSW on 30th sept to set up shop prior to family joining me in November. Got a job at Sydney Airport but will be travelling to all Airports throughout Australia so you never know, best get that kettle on standby hahaha.
We all very excited now and i have been pleasantly suprised how smoothly everything went.
Keep up the good work Bob and standby with that kettle (and pg tips lol).
Take care


BobinOz August 8, 2011 at 1:51 pm

Congratulations Christian, and welcome to Australia. I hope everything goes smoothly and yes, the kettle is on standby. Long way to come for a cup of tea though, it’d be about 14 hours by car, hehe!


Veronica October 6, 2011 at 1:29 pm

Welcome?back to Oz Alan Watterson (are you the same AW who wrote he lived in Campbelltown for ten years?)! Sorry to hear about your wife. Who knows you may find another soulmate in OZ and your wife who has passed on, would be happy for you.

Best of luck and great times with your son and his family!


ALAN WATTERSON October 6, 2011 at 7:45 pm

Hi Veronica, there must be another Alan Watterson, surely not, as i am still living in Dunoon Scotland waiting to get approval to move to ozz to be nearer my son and his family in ulladulla.


BobinOz October 7, 2011 at 8:42 pm

“there must be another Alan Watterson, surely not,” – surely there is!

To the Alan Wattersons and Veronica, how bizarre is this? There are, indeed, two Alan Wattersons commenting here; there’s ALAN WATTERSON and then there’s alan watterson.

Veronica, it is alan watterson who lived in Campbelltown for ten years (see his comment dated 17th September 2011 above), not ALAN WATTERSON, who, as you now know, lives in Dunoon, Scotland.

There, I hope that’s cleared that up, I’m going to have a lie down.


Veronica October 8, 2011 at 10:23 am

So there is a soft alan watterson, and a shouting ALAN WATTERSON? OK.


Veronica October 6, 2011 at 1:35 pm

Sydney is IMHO the most beautiful city in OZ!

As it living here, some places are more beautiful and more expensive than others. I have lived in Eastwood, Lane Cove, Westmead and now am in Liverpool CBD. Liverpool is cheaper to rent than the other places mentioned, but it is not the best place to live in though. Of the places I have lived in, I have liked Lane Cove best, then Eastwood, then Westmead.


BobinOz October 7, 2011 at 8:43 pm

Thumbs up for Sydney there then! Thanks Veronica, very useful info about those suburbs.


Veronica October 8, 2011 at 10:18 am


Don’t get me wrong, my love for Sydney has to do with the fact it has been my only home in OZ. We all love our hometowns with all its warts, don’t we? Luckily Sydney has very few of them! ;)

I have heard that Melbourne is always in competition with Sydney. And loses of course, all the sophistication of Melbournites notwithstanding.

I have been to Brisbane a couple of times, and quite like the tropical air about it, but then it is something I am prepared to give up to live in Sydney, the most beautiful city in OZ.


Veronica October 8, 2011 at 10:44 am

Of course for those who can afford it, Vaucluse, Mosman, Potts Point etc are great places to live in. Way more classier than Lane Cove!


BobinOz October 10, 2011 at 7:18 pm

Veronica, I don’t understand what you mean by us all loving our hometowns. Even though I have only ever lived in Brisbane, I am in no way biased towards it at all.

But, it is the best city in Australia :-)


ALAN WATTERSON October 8, 2011 at 10:10 pm

Hi Bob, Very bizzare and wait till i get over to ozz next year hopefully and there are 2 of us living in NSW.
And another strange thing is that Dunoon Scotland where i live is just a few miles away from Cambeltown Scotland.
What a small world indeed.

Alan { Dunoon Scotland } Watterson


Veronica October 9, 2011 at 9:17 am

ALAN WATTERSON October 6, 2011 at 7:45 pm

Hi Veronica, there must be another Alan Watterson, surely not, as i am still living in Dunoon Scotland waiting to get approval to move to ozz to be nearer my son and his family in ulladulla.

Alan (Dunoon, Scotland) Watterson

When I wrote, shouting ALAN WATTERSON, I was simply referring to nettiquette which states: ALL CAPS = SHOUTING.

So there is a Cambeltown in Scotland? But we have CamPbelLTown, he! he!

Two Alan Wattersons in NSW? Now that is a lot of Alan Wattersons for a state like NSW. We are going to run into Alan Wattersons on every street corner.

Jokes aside, I wish you luck with your visa and your chance to live nearer your son and his family, especially since you are now a widower. But do not lose hope of finding a new soulmate in Ulladulla.


BobinOz October 10, 2011 at 7:28 pm

Alan: yes, small world, but I wouldn’t want to paint it. (The old jokes are the best).

Veronica: yes, agreed. We all wish Alan good luck with his visa.

Both: Ulladulla, I’ve been there, only bought petrol though.


Veronica October 9, 2011 at 9:25 am

BobinOz wrote that people of NSW are known as “cockroaches.” I didn’t know that!

Where did you get that info from BobinOz?

Anyway those who live in Sydney (a number which btw makes up a quarter of the whole population of Australia!) are known as Sydneysiders. So non-Sydneysiders from NSW are known as cockroaches? But why? Because they live forever or what?

To all prospective migrants to OZ: every state and every city in OZ has its charms. Just go where destiny leads you and bloom where you are planted.



BobinOz October 10, 2011 at 7:29 pm

Initially, I heard all these nicknames from my Aussie mate, Pete. But I got the full list from Wikipedia. Check it out here.

As for why, well, Queenslanders are called either cane toads or banana benders. We have a lot of cane toads and bananas up here. You wouldn’t happen to have a lot of cockroaches down there, would you?


Linda July 4, 2012 at 5:13 pm

You have never heard of “cockroaches?” Well you must be living in a different country than I am – check out the State of Origin…


BobinOz July 6, 2012 at 1:57 pm

Quite right Linda, check out the picture on my post about State of Origin. Would that be the cane toad fighting a cockroach?

Nice time to mention Origin to a New South Waleser, 7-0!


christian gilbride December 13, 2011 at 5:54 pm

hey bob,
well we are here………eventually lol. all going very well, my job at the airport seems good, the wife loves the place and the teenagers hate the place as per hahaha ! managed to rent a nice house in harrington park not far from nerrellan/camden but the hike to work on the M5 can be emotional. having a few issues with getting a phone line/adsl broadband connection, just had a huge row with telstra (big pond) who turned me down on my credit check… 8 weeks of it ???? so no landline and no decent internet for us apparently ??? and i thought BT were rubbish. we get the dog on 23rd from quarantine so he’s with us for christmas hurray, they have been very strict with the visiting times, tuesdays and thursdays 1300hrs to 1500hrs so we have not managed to see him since he has been here : (. Took the family to bondi beach on sunday and it rained constantly hahaha, least we had the beach to ourselves ! weather has been pretty poor since my wife and girls joined me although i have promised it will improve, they think I’m telling porkies ha ! All in all a pretty smooth ride up to now and i must thank victoria at 4 corners immigration for all the help she has given us, now its time to get christmas over and done with and get out there and see what this huge place has to offer !!!!! hope all is well with you and yours bob, take it easy, no doubt you will lol x


BobinOz December 16, 2011 at 9:42 pm

Congratulations! Glad you made it.

I think having an argument with Telstra is part of the initiation when moving to Australia. I don’t want to frighten you, but the longest blog post ever written in the whole wide world was written by me, about Telstra. You can read it by clicking this little blue link called #$@&!! Telstra!

Some day your teenagers will love you for bringing them here, but that they will probably not be whilst they are still teenagers hehe. Hope you are settling in, the first few months can be a bit tricky, hang on in there.



Anna May 14, 2012 at 2:44 am

Hello all
My hearts desire is to get a job i an office in Sydney -my son lives and works there and I so want to move from the UK and put down roots in Sydney -I need the 457 visa and sponsor.I speak fluent Spanish and French -if anyone knows of an employer who has jobs going please let me know as I could do with a few miracles!

Love and thanks



BobinOz May 14, 2012 at 9:10 pm

I hope something turns up for you Anna :-)


Cristina August 18, 2012 at 3:37 am

Hi, i’m planning to move to Australia and i have two questions:
1) What is the best city to live for an engineer? I mean, a city where you can find engineer related jobs . (Industrial Engineering)
2) What is the best city to live near Sydney? the one whith good quality of life, afforable and some how close to Sydney.

Thnaks =)


BobinOz August 18, 2012 at 7:55 pm

Not being an engineer or living anywhere near Sydney, I’m not best placed to help you. Hopefully someone else might be able to help out here. What you could do though, you check out my page about Getting a Job or a Sponsorship and click on the links to the three top online employment agencies in Australia the research the sort of work you want to do. That will tell you where most of the jobs are.


Kathryn October 12, 2012 at 5:58 pm
Patrick February 23, 2013 at 9:39 pm

I have lived and worked in Sydney for the past 20years and can honestly say I wouldn’t live anywhere else, the energy and buzz of this place just gets you in unlike any other Australian city, it’s got that big city feel and is the finance, fashion and food capital of Australia and has Australia’s first arts and culture precinct in Walsh Bay. The inner suburbs of Sydney have a very cosmopolitian feel and social cafe culture.
You will never run out of things to do in Sydney, it a 24/7 city like New York.
The longer I live in Sydney the more I love this town.


BobinOz February 26, 2013 at 6:37 pm

Big thumbs up for Sydney there, thanks for giving us your input Patrick, it’s appreciated.



mohammed August 24, 2013 at 4:15 pm

this site is awesome !


BobinOz August 25, 2013 at 9:36 pm

Thanks :-)


Leanne September 19, 2013 at 2:39 am

I’ve been lucky enough to have been offered a job in shoalhaven and will be moving as soon as my visa comes through!
It’s very exciting! If anyone has any info or advice I’d be thankful.


Mike October 14, 2013 at 10:19 pm

G’day Leanne,

Shoalhaven is a nice spot south of Sydney around 2.5 hours..I am guessing you would be working somewhere around Nowra as it is the biggest population centre..I used to have a holiday home down there in Jervis Bay..It is a pretty big holiday spot for people from Sydney. Many of the smaller areas in the Shoalhaven region are almost entirely dependent on the tourist/holiday trade. Nowra is like any other city it has its areas with problems and it’s nicer areas. It is usually pretty easy to tell what is what in an Australian town. generally around train stations, industrial areas is not so good.


Leanne February 4, 2014 at 9:08 pm

Hi, sorry, I’ve just realised there was a reply on this post. I am here now living & working In jervis bay near vincentia. We totally love it here.
It’s beautiful.. We are settling right in. Kids are enjoying school..loving life so far!


BobinOz February 5, 2014 at 5:12 pm

That’s great news, congratulations Leanne, glad to hear you love it.


Charlotte January 6, 2014 at 4:39 pm

I live in Albury and am a little confused why it’s not on here?


BobinOz January 6, 2014 at 9:21 pm

Hmm, so am I. It should be on here, can we call this one a clerical error?

I’ll fix it tomorrow, promise, and thanks for pointing this out to me Charlotte.

Cheers, Bob


Rosanne February 4, 2014 at 7:38 pm

Hi Bob,
Have taken your advice and re directed my ques to NSW section of your absolutely amazing site/blog. You just can’t but this sort of honest info and feedback.
Anyway, we are on with Visa 186,PR Visa. Phase one complete, 2 more steps to go. We are heading to a rural part of NSW, an area called Crookwell. It’s about 2hrs from Sydney and 1 hr and 30 min from Canberra. We have done a fair bit of research on the area but I was just wondering if anyone was familiar with the area of if anyone lives in a rural part of NSW and what that lifestyle is like?. We currently live in a very rural part of Ireland so isolation or remoteness wouldn’t be too much of an issue for us. We have a young family, 3 boys under 6 and there seem to be lots of amenities and facilities in Crookwell as well as very good schools.
Would appreciate any feedback from your loyal and trusty fanbase!!!!


BobinOz February 4, 2014 at 8:34 pm

Thanks Rosanne, glad you like my site. I’ve only just realised how amusing this town’s name is, Crookwell. Here, and you’ll need to know this, in Australia, the word crook means sick or unwell. I’ll let you do the rest :-)

Anyway, anyone from over this part of the country know anything about Crookwell? Can you help out Rosanne?


Mike February 8, 2014 at 5:30 am

I have stopped in at Crookwell a few times it is a small town only a few thousand people from memory so it would still have a village feel. I live near Grafton in the North of the State, which is a large town but in a rural setting (Read farms and mooing cows in the morning) generally if you have a job already you can get a much better lifestyle in the smaller towns for children in their younger years, when they get older (High school) and up they won’t have the same opportunities as someone in a big town or city with things like subject selection and the like. If you don’t have work, then the chances of getting work in a small town is close to zero. I have always lived in small towns as villages and find the lifestyle much more to my liking, I did have to do my high school in a near by town and university studies though a few hours further from home.


Rosanne February 10, 2014 at 2:24 am

Hi Mike,
Thanks for taking the time out to answer my question. Wasn’t too hopeful that anyone out there would even have heard of Crookwell. It’s still bigger than where we are at the moment and has a lot to offer us, particularly, as you mention, for our young family. My husband has a job and as I am a teacher and there are lots of schools in the area, I’m hopeful of securing work!!!! Thanks again, nice to know we are hopefully heading to somewhere that does exactly as it says on the tin!!!!


Elisa February 11, 2014 at 4:00 am

I came across your website, probably like many, trawling for information about moving to oz. my family and I are based in the uk currently but are looking for a better quality of life. Moving to oz is def. in our 5 year plan! My husband may be able to get a transfer with his job to NSW. His office will be based in padstow ( not a great place to live I hear!) could you suggest some suitable areas around there which may be good for a young family?

Also, what’s the situation like for a teacher?mits my profession but I heard there is currently a glut of qualified teachers in NSW who can’t find jobs!
Just to add, I have found your website very informative and extremely useful! Many thanks for all your hard work with it.


Rosanne February 11, 2014 at 7:28 am

Hi Eliza,
Can’t comment on padstow. I am also a teacher. If you check out NSW .teach. think that’s address), you can subscribe to a jobfeed where you get an email notifying you about jobs in the area. I have also figured that you need to register to teach with the equivilent of Teaching council before you can teach in either public or private system. None of this can be done till you get over there.
Not sure where you heard about a glut of teachers, it’s quite the opposite, just look at jobfeed and you’ll see how many jobs there are every 2 weeks. You can also register to be on a casual teachers list where you sub on a day to day basis in schools within a certain area.Great pay but unreliable. Some schools allow a rental subsidy of up to 90% and you get allowances for cold weather and bad roads!!! Imagine. All in very rural places though, there had to be a catch!!!
Hope this is helpful. Best of luck with move;don’t delay!!!


BobinOz February 11, 2014 at 5:41 pm

Good information Rosanne, thanks for helping out.

Elisa, hope that helps, as for Padstow, I’m afraid I have no idea, maybe somebody else can help you out with that one as well. Anybody know anything about Padstow?


Shaun April 5, 2014 at 7:54 am

I’ve just been offered a job in Bega, and am considering living in Merimbula. I currently life on the UK. I’m pretty nervous at the prospect. What do you think?


BobinOz April 7, 2014 at 2:02 pm

I’m not sure what you are nervous about, but I’d go for it. It’s probably a bit quiet down that way, but it is a great part of the country, beautiful scenery. Good luck, Bob


Shaun April 11, 2014 at 5:30 am

Cheers Bob

We’re a little nervous, because it doesn’t matter how much research you do, there’s always the fear the grass isn’t going to be any greener on the otherside. That being said, we live to the philosophy that’s it’s always better to regret something you have done, than to regret something you haven’t; so our visa application is now underway.

Wish us luck … Shaun


BobinOz April 14, 2014 at 4:45 pm

That’s exactly what I say Shaun, if you don’t try it, you’ll spend the rest of your life wondering “what if?”

I’m wishing you luck, do let us know how it goes.

Cheers, Bob


saska May 24, 2014 at 9:01 pm

Hi Bob, could u plz name top 3 livable places in NSW except Sydney, Newcastle, the Central Coast and Wollongong ?


Mike May 25, 2014 at 5:07 pm

Hi Saska

It would depend what you are looking for in a place to live. If you love city life you have named the biggest cities in NSW, if you like country life away from the coast, you have Tamworth, Armidale (Inland towns west of the Great Dividing range) or Albury on the border with NSW and Vic they have universities and as they are large better job prospects. Coffs Harbour has a good year round climate in the Banana Growing Region of northern NSW. It just depends what you are looking for. Outside of the Newcastle,Sydney, Wollongong trio houses tend to get cheaper and you will get more for your money.


Shaun May 27, 2014 at 12:06 am

I wonder if anyone can help answer a question about South NSW weather. We’re moving from the UK to Merimbula, and wondered how the weather compares in that area to the UK. I’ve heard some say the weather is similar to the UK (which would be disappointing), does anyone have experience of that area?

Many thanks … Shaun


Mike May 27, 2014 at 7:42 am

I think it is still warmer than England..summer it gets to the 30′s winter probably as low as 5-10 ish. So warmer than England at least the England I remember. It just isn’t hot nor is it even close to as wet as England……my memories of my childhood in England is rain almost every day..Merimbula probably 50 or so days a year of isn’t a high rainfall area.


Milly June 6, 2014 at 4:17 pm

I want move to Sydney for daughter go to high school. Can you advise which area around Sydney is good for girls go to high school and also good for living. Thanks!


BobinOz June 6, 2014 at 6:32 pm

I can’t help but hopefully someone from Sydney will chime in, other than that you can do some research on my page called Which school?.


Mike June 7, 2014 at 9:32 am

Hi Milly

It would depend on how much money you have and what type of living you like to do, if you love inner city areas or would rather be in the suburbs. Also if you are thinking about sending your daughter to a private girls only school and private co-ed or a government school.


Shaun Favell July 18, 2014 at 9:41 am

Well, we started this journey in March and I’m pleased to say I now have my visa and professional registration sorted. Flights are booked for August the 4th. See you soon :-)


BobinOz July 18, 2014 at 2:16 pm

Congratulations Shaun, hope the move goes well and you get to love this place is much as I do.


jess healey August 19, 2014 at 9:54 am

Hi there,
I’m currently living in Victoria and looking to make a move to the upper NSW coast somewhere where it will be warmer all year round and have enough for my two girls (12 week old & 2 yr old) to keep them entertained. Along with good schools, parks/playgrounds, walking/riding tracks are there any suggestions you could give me on where to relocate to? Don’t mind being a bit back from the coast either, about half an hour out.


BobinOz August 19, 2014 at 6:40 pm

Yamba is very nice, that is on the coast, or a little further inland is Maclean, bit of a Scottish town, but a decent looking place. Byron Bay is very much a hippie/surfer dude type of town, plenty going on if you like that kind of thing.

That’s about all I know, maybe someone else from the area can give you some tips.

Good luck, Bob


jess August 21, 2014 at 11:28 am

Thanks bob. Will look into those areas first. Cheers.


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