Seven Years of Living in Brisbane: Now What?

Yes, it was seven years ago exactly to the day when me, Mrs Bob and a tiny Elizabeth stepped off the plane to set foot on Brisbane soil and called this city our home.

To mark the occasion the Queensland Government has declared today a public holiday for all the residents of Brisbane, which is nice. Leaders from all around the world have also flown in to Brisbane for the celebrations, and while they are here they’re going to have a little meeting, I think they are calling it the G20 Summit.

It’s been a peach of a day for a public holiday as well, not a cloud in the sky…

not a cloudThe odd helicopter here and there, yes, but no clouds.

What to do in Brisbane?

So, what could we do around Brisbane during this additional day off?

Well, some young Brisbane upstarts have come up with an answer for that one, not just for me and the people of Brisbane, but to help out all those delegates who have arrived from all around the world.

Regular readers will know I absolutely love Brisbane, wouldn’t swap it for any other city. This video isn’t very complimentary though, but then I have posted videos that have been a little cruel to other cities and towns in the past.

For example Beau Knows Wollongong and Canberra: The Musical spring to mind. I’m sure I have posted other Mickey taking videos about other cities as well, so maybe it’s time I let one slip through about Brisbane.

After all, if you can’t laugh at yourself, as the saying goes, you could be missing out on some really big laughs. Or something like that.

I’ve got to go, I’ve got a public holiday to get back to, but before I disappear, here’s “Welcome to Brisbane

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  • Kamma November 29, 2014, 5:40 pm |

    Congratulations, Bob! Seven years is a big milestone!
    Oh, those boys love Brisbane. You can’t properly take the Mick out of something if you don’t like it.

    • BobinOz December 1, 2014, 5:16 pm |

      Thanks Kamma and yes, I know those boys do love Brisbane, I read an interview with them and they said exactly that.

  • Mel November 29, 2014, 12:32 am |

    My hubby and I are moving from Canada to Brisbane Jan 6th but I am nervous as we do not have work lined up yet. My hubby is an australian citizen by birth and I have the partner visa. We have $ to be ok living there for a good while though. How easy it to pick up work in Brisbane? My hubby is looking to start in a junior position in car sales. I am hoping to land a position in the mortgage industry as I have been in this field for 10 yrs. I am currently a mortgage underwriter/loan writer. I have tried recruiters but most did not answer me. I asked if I could meet with them in January to discuss possible positions. Not sure where to start. Would love if I could secure a job while I am still in Canada but looks like it is not going to happen.

    • BobinOz December 1, 2014, 4:46 pm |

      The work situation is quite good here at the moment in Brisbane, so I think you will be okay. Finding work whilst you are not yet here though, that can often be quite tricky. Do have a look at the package that I sell on my page called How to Find a Sponsored Job in Australia, despite the book’s title, it will help you find any kind of work whether you need a sponsorship or not and will certainly help you plan that search.

      It’s an excellent resource, well worth the money, you might want to consider picking up a copy.

      Hope your move goes well, Bob

  • Joshua Ade November 19, 2014, 10:05 pm |

    Hello Bob,
    My name is Joshua, my family and i have been planing to relocating to Australia. i have a degree in Housing study which is on SOL and SMP list (Community work) but i have no working experience on the field yet. Though i have worked as a retail manager for 4years before and a well experienced customer service officer. How can i go about migrating to Australia please?

    • BobinOz November 20, 2014, 4:43 pm |

      Hi Joshua

      That question is answered in great length on my page called Visas.

      Be sure to watch the video, it will help, but ultimately you may need to consult with my MARA migration agent to truly assess how best you go about this although there may be a possibility that you would require some work experience, but only he can answer that one.

      A link to his service is also on that page.

      Good luck, Bob

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