Brisbane

Living in Brisbane

Brisbane South BankBrisbane LocationA quick glance at any map of Australia will convince you that all the major cities, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide and Brisbane are all on the beach. They all are, except Brisbane, which is on a mangrove; if you want to know what I mean about that, check out my post The Beaches of Brisbane: A Quick Tour. Perhaps that’s why Brisbane only came 20th in the Economist’s Intelligence Unit’s 2014 Liveability Survey. But London only made 51st, so…..

Any shoreline about 15 kms either side of the mouth of the Brisbane River is a mangrove. Mangroves are intertidal trees and shrubs growing on tropical and subtropical shores. Basically, trees growing on mud. They are highly productive ecosystems, but you can’t build a sand castle on them.

But you’ll still need to bring your bucket and spade, because Brisbane is ideally located for both the Gold Coast and the Sunshine Coast. This accessibility to beaches is one reason why Brisbane pulls in so many tourists. It also has the benefit of a cooler inland climate.

Surfers Paradise (Gold Coast, south of Brisbane), one of Australia’s best know beaches, is about an hour and 10 minutes drive and Caloundra (Sunshine Coast, north) about an hour and a half. The closest sandy beaches to Brisbane are at Redcliffe (north) and Southport (south).

The city itself is very modern, clean and compact. It is easy to navigate and has its own man made “beach” at South Bank Parklands.

What’s the weather like?

Brisbane Annual WeatherBrisbane boasts, on average, around seven hours of sunshine each day. It doesn’t really have a “proper” winter, so if shorts and T-shirt are your thing, you can wear them all year round.

The only time it gets anything like resembling “cold”, is usually around July and August at night time when you may, on occasions, need to find some jog bottoms or a jumper to see you through those winter evenings.

Possible severe weather around the Brisbane area could include cyclones and some flooding. So be especially careful where you choose to settle. Brisbane Council has produced a flood areas map which you can download by specific area from  Brisbane Council’s website.

You may also want to check out my post called Brisbane and Queensland Floods: Should We Avoid Living There? Here’s a clue though, Brisbane is where I live and I love it.

You may think this all looks pretty straight forward, but I didn’t describe them as “sprawling suburbs” for nothing. These areas break down into around 80 or more postcodes and each postcode can have 2, 3 or more places to live. All in all, there are about 250 different places around Brisbane that you can choose from to live.

What’s Brisbane Like?

  • Please note: Brisbane is no longer Australia’s fastest-growing city as stated in the commentary, it was a few years ago, but it’s not now.

Brisbane Suburbs Map:

Brisbane MapThe sprawling suburbs can be divided up into 5 areas as follows.

  • Inner Brisbane – Including City, Inner North, Inner South, Inner East and Inner West
  • Northern Suburbs – Including Moreton Bay Islands, Northern Suburbs, North Eastern Suburbs, North Western Suburbs, Outer North Eastern Suburbs and Outer Northern Suburbs
  • Southern Suburbs – Including South Eastern Suburbs, South Western Suburbs and Southern Suburbs
  • Eastern Suburbs – Including Bayside Suburbs and Eastern Suburbs
  • Western Suburbs – Including Outer Western Suburbs and Western Suburbs

Questions about Brisbane?

If you have any question about living in Brisbane, please please feel free to ask them in the comments below. Or if you know this city well, why not tell us what you think of it or maybe even help out by answering some of the questions people have about the area. I’m sure anybody thinking of moving here would be very grateful for any help you can give them.

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  • Leanne Shaw February 17, 2019, 9:41 am | Link

    Hi, I’m a mature age single Mum of one and currently live in Melbourne. I’m a Neontal Nurse and I’m considering moving to within 30 minutes drive of the Brisbane Royal Womens? I’ve been contemplating Caboolture as well but am scared after reading some very negative things about the area. I’d be extremely grateful for any advice about a safe and affordable, family friendly area to move to that is within a reasonable drive time from one of the Neonatal hospitals please? Thanking you sincerely 😊

    • Bronwyn Morris February 18, 2019, 9:22 am | Link

      Caboolture is a lower socioeconomic area. There can be issues living in this area, however it is a growing area and things are developing ie. better infrastructure, a more diverse population. If you are thing of working at Royal Brisbane the drive in peak hour can be more like 45 minutes or generally more. Caboolture has great access to Bribie Island, about 15 mins away, and Sunshine Coast about 35 mins. What is your budget? Are you intending on renting or buying? Personally, I would try and find somewhere a little closer to the hospital. I would suggest you come up for a weekend and check out the areas. Places like Chermside, Aspley, Lutwyche, Wooloowin, Kedron might have cheaper rents than other inner suburbs and are about 20 minutes plus closer than Caboolture.

  • Beth February 9, 2019, 11:25 pm | Link

    Hi Bob, My husband and I are currently living in the US. He is originally from Melbourne, VIC. He is securing an employment near Brisbane CBD. We have two older elementary kids. Would you recommend us to live North or South of Brisbane river? How bad would his commute be if we live near Salisbury, Mount Gravatt or Carina area? Is Bribane train system as nice as Perth’s? Thanks! Beth

    • BobinOz February 11, 2019, 7:41 pm | Link

      I think a lot of people do seem to say that south of the river is, generally speaking, better than north of the river, but it’s probably not as clear-cut as that.

      I live north of the river, but south of Brisbane, which is western suburbs. On the map that’s Indooroopilly through to Kenmore and down to Moggill. All very nice areas, but once you get past Indooroopilly, no trains.

      So, yes, I prefer south of Brisbane, to the north of Brisbane, but not too far south. Closer to the river the better.

      Of the places you mention, Mount Gravatt has been highly spoken off in these comments by one or two readers and it is on a train line. Not direct, but only one line change to get to the city.

      Salisbury would be on a direct line, but I don’t know too much about what it’s like around that way. Carina probably not a great idea because it’s not close to a train station.

      Google the Brisbane train map for more ideas. Perth’s trains, from what I can remember, were quite modern, but so too are most of the Brisbane trains so I don’t think you’ll find much difference.

      • Beth February 12, 2019, 4:34 am | Link

        Thank you so much for responding to my questions.We really appreciate you, your time and advice!

        By the way, you know how we were told to avoid Dandenong, Footscray or Frankston when we used to live in Victoria. Is there any area in Brisbane that we should be aware of?

  • Leann January 15, 2019, 10:11 am | Link

    Hi Bob, this site has helped me so much in knowing the proper steps to take to start my move to Australia. We are planning to move to Brisbane. I have so many questions. I guess my biggest one is what is Brisbane culture like. Are they accepting of interracial couples? How do they view Black American Men? How would you describe the parenting style? We currently live in Philadelphia and man is it rough. Racist with helicoptor parents everywhere. We are looking forward to the more layed back vibe that Australia boasts, but it would be nice to have some insider information.

    THanks so Much Bob for all the hard work that you have put into this site. We are definately going with the MARA agent you recommend.

    Cheers,
    Leann

    • BobinOz January 15, 2019, 9:01 pm | Link

      Thanks, glad to hear my site has helped you.

      Brisbane is very laid-back, easy-going and we all very much enjoy an outdoor lifestyle. Kids seem to enjoy plenty of freedom around here, so I don’t believe parents are overly protective.

      Difficult for me to answer the interracial couples question, me being a white boy married to a white girl. Brisbane though, as Australia wide, is very multicultural and I can’t imagine too many people would even be bothered to notice.

      You may want to read the following posts…

      https://www.bobinoz.com/blog/11904/is-australia-racist-racism-in-australia/
      https://www.bobinoz.com/blog/13748/americans-in-australia-do-australians-like-americans/

      I think Brisbane would be a great choice for you, and definitely a step up from Philadelphia.

      Good luck with your plans, I hope it all works out and I know my MARA agent will do a great job for you.

      Cheers, Bob

      • Leann Lilly January 17, 2019, 10:07 am | Link

        Thanks for answering my questions so quickly. Your site has been a great resource for us, and I hope you plan to continue helping others make the move!!!

    • Adam January 16, 2019, 9:41 pm | Link

      I’m not sure what to say about the racism question as Brisbane is a multicultural and ethnically diverse city and I have never witnessed overt racism. However there are definitely racist people here although they are a minority and the vast majority people won’t notice or care that you’re an interracial couple. I think being black AND American could be an advantage as many people will go out of their way to make your husband feel accepted and welcome, due to the novelty of being American and black.

      • LeAnn LILLY January 17, 2019, 12:14 am | Link

        Thanks Adam. We are very excited to start our new life in Brisbane. There is so much to do!!!! Do you have any insights on the parenting style there. As a teacher, we are finding that parents in America are getting in the way of their children’s success. Being way too involved, giving them everything, not allowing them to struggle to solve their own problems, and generally promoting laziness and a “whatever” attitude. Any thoughts on this topic and how it could be similar or dissimilar in Brisbane?

  • Dawn Beeston December 26, 2018, 12:01 pm | Link

    Hi there! We are thinking of moving to QLD from SA and wondered if you could give any advice on Runaway Bay. We are looking to live within an hour of the city and airport with good primary school and private hospitals. Water view waterway or beach and pool on site essential. Welcome your knowledge on this area or suggested others for family life. Saw there were lots of complexes here and at Bigera waters…

    • BobinOz December 27, 2018, 5:49 pm | Link

      I’ve never been to that area, been to neighbouring areas and also much of Gold Coast, seems fine to me, but hopefully a local will see your comment and be able to give you more solid information.

      Anybody?

      I have to say though, it’s a tough one hour drive to the city or the airport, you’d probably need little or no traffic to achieve that. On a bad day, it would definitely take longer than an hour, on a really bad day, may be closer to 2 hours. The motorway between Gold Coast and Brisbane can sometimes be a bit frustrating.

      I certainly wouldn’t want to do every day.

  • Yogeesh Sharma December 23, 2018, 1:28 pm | Link

    Hi Bob, thanks for such a nice blog and reply to all comments. My question is I will be moving to Brisbane and probably will work in eagle street. Could you please suggest the best suburb considering I have kid who is 4 years. As we are new to country so looking for a budget house to rent with proximity to all basic basic location. Thanks in advance for your help

    • BobinOz December 23, 2018, 8:17 pm | Link

      Eagle Street is in the heart of the city overlooking the river, so you will need to look at living outside of that area and commuting in.

      The further away you live, the cheaper the accommodation costs will be, so if you are looking for a budget house to rent, then you will need to balance cost with how far you are prepared to travel each day.

      Have a look at my page Cost of Buying or Renting a House in Australia to research rental costs, and also Google ‘Brisbane train map’ to see which of our suburbs are close to the train line. You can do a similar thing with bus routes.

      Looking through the many comments already made here will tell you a lot about the suburbs and by doing research I’ve mentioned above, you should be able to whittle it down to something suitable.

      • Yogeesh Sharma December 26, 2018, 1:38 am | Link

        Thanks a lot for your reply, how about auchenflower? I heard it’s good to start and close to city with decent price for rent. Please advise as I m looking for 2 room house within 350 AUD PW and traveling time not more then 30 mins with public transportation.

        • BobinOz December 27, 2018, 5:43 pm | Link

          Auchenflower is quite nice, it’s in a good position and as you say, close to the city. The Milton Road that runs through it gets very busy though. Not sure how much it is to rent property there though, but you can check it out on the page I gave you a link to previously.

  • Fiona J Rogers December 12, 2018, 1:44 pm | Link

    Hi Bob,
    My partner and I are just doing some research on nice family suburbs to live in the Brisbane area. If we were to locate, he would be based at Acacia Ridge which I believe is predominately industrial. We are avid runners, enjoy the gym and enjoy recreational walks etc and out door social activities. We also love great cafes and to sit and enjoy a nice wine with a great meal. We also require high school for children and would prefer to live within a safe family orientated environment.

    • BobinOz December 13, 2018, 8:01 pm | Link

      I think you’re right, Acacia Ridge is a little bit industrial, as is neighbouring Archerfield above it and Willawong is where the rubbish tip/recycling plant is. Probably best to look elsewhere for a nice family suburb. I would suggest checking out Chelmer, Sherwood and Corinda (although traffic along that stretch of road that connects these three suburbs can get quite tedious), as well as the suburbs a little further west like Westlake, Middle Park, Mount Ommaney and Jindalee.

      Seventeen Mile Rocks is also worth a look, it has a great Riverside Park with riverside walks (or runs or cycles).

      My choice though would probably be Kenmore, because it has a great school in Kenmore State High School and is a very family friendly and safe suburb. You will have to cross the river by the M5 to get to work though, but I think it’s worth it. It’s quite a lively suburb with café’s, restaurants and a pub. Traffic isn’t too bad going across the bridge, it’s slow but it does move, and it’s not a toll bridge or anything like that.

      Hope that helps, Bob

    • Fiona Rogers December 17, 2018, 11:18 pm | Link

      Thankyou Bob, Ill certainly look into them

  • Jay November 24, 2018, 9:51 pm | Link

    Hi. Myself and my cousin are Looking at moving to Australia from Liverpool, UK in September 2019. we’re 26 and 22 and it will be on a working holiday visa.
    We’re looking for somewhere not to expensive for rent but need to be pleanty of short term jobs. We’ve been looking at areas in and around Brisbane and the Gold Coast.
    The more we look the more undecided we become any advice or information would be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks.

    • BobinOz November 26, 2018, 8:49 pm | Link

      Well, I think the whole point of the working holiday visa is to travel around a bit and explore as much of Australia as you can when you get here. I certainly wouldn’t recommend you going to say, one suburb in Brisbane because it’s cheap and staying there all the time you’re here.

      Most people like to travel up the coast a bit and stay in backpackers, which are cheap accommodation and also a great place to meet other youngsters travelling around Australia. The last thing you want to do is rent a house for 12 months to stay in.

      Check out my pages See Working Holiday Visas and Backpacking in Australia.

  • Guilherme November 1, 2018, 8:23 pm | Link

    Hi Bob, how’s it going?
    My boyfriend and I are looking to move to Australia and we’re researching about the best cities to work with culture and education. I teach English to foreigners and he works with video/film production, he’s also a photographer and he has experience in show business (as in producing events, concerts etc.). So my question is, which city do you think has a more vibrant cultural life and would present more opportunities for working with culture? We’re thinking about Melbourne or Brisbane. Sydney is way too expensive, but it would also be an option.
    Thanks in advance 🙂

    • BobinOz November 2, 2018, 9:05 pm | Link

      Well, as someone who lives in Brisbane and loves it here, it kind of pains me a little to say that the answer is most definitely Melbourne.

      Melbourne undoubtedly has the most opportunities when it comes to show business and film production, it’s the artistic capital of Australia. I don’t think anybody would doubt that Melbourne produces the most TV shows and films of any city in Australia.

      It would also have many more international students and generally more non-English speaking foreigners moving to it than Brisbane, which will mean more opportunities for you to teach English.

      We call it ESL here; English as a Second Language.

      Brisbane is a nicer place to live though 🙂

      Good luck, Bob

      • Guilherme November 2, 2018, 10:01 pm | Link

        Oh, well.. I really liked the idea of moving to Brisbane, as it is a warmer place and I personally hate the cold =/

        Anyway, thank you so much for the tips!

        • BobinOz November 5, 2018, 6:27 pm | Link

          Well, if your preference is for Brisbane, and I don’t blame you for that, then I wouldn’t discount it completely. There may be MORE opportunities in Melbourne for both of you, but you only need one good one each.

          I would do some research first to see what Brisbane has to offer workwise, my page Getting a Job or a Sponsorship will help with that, and if it does look promising, then why not Brisbane?

          Definitely a warmer place, more laid-back and cheaper housing. Good luck, Bob

  • Rachel October 29, 2018, 3:07 pm | Link

    Hi Bob
    We are a British family of 5 looking to relocate to Brisbane/surrounds this coming Aus summer 2018.
    We have friends on the Sunshine Coast & in Beerwah. We find the SC a little too remote for us. Ideally we’d like a great communinty around 30-45min from the city itself, preferably North to make access to our friends easier.
    Our children are primary and high school ages. We’re happy to go private with schools to eliminate the catchment necessities and ideally co-ed so all 3 can be in one place.
    We’re open to suggestions as we are new to this location search…..

    • BobinOz October 29, 2018, 6:40 pm | Link

      I don’t really know the northern suburbs that well, all I can tell you is that I like it around Sandgate and Deagan and location wise, they would probably suit you.

      What it’s really like to live in either of these places, or what the schools are like, I don’t know. I do have a page called Which school? that might help you choose decent schools for your kids, and therefore help you decide where to live.

      People speak well of North Lakes as well, which is very much a new development, so maybe worth a look but I wouldn’t go any further north than that.

      Hopefully somebody else will see your comment and give you more advice, and definitely worth talking to your friends in Beerwah to see what they think, although I’m sure you’ve already done that.

  • David October 17, 2018, 1:44 pm | Link

    Hi Bob,

    first of all thank you for your great effort with this website and for sharing all this information. I really appreciate it.

    I’ll move to Brisbane from Germany next year and will work as a software developer for our ozzy subsidiary. My office will be located in the CBD near eagle street pier.
    I thought about moving to west end as this will give me the opportunity to go either by bike or citycat to the CBD and west end seems to offer some good lifestyle. I enjoy small Cafés, Bars, markets and a rather alternative lifestyle. But I’m open to nearly every inner city suburb.

    But a detailed research is rather hard. The real estate agencies only mention the silver linings. I once have spoken to a guy who lived in Brissy and he told me for example that you don’t want to live in Fortitude Valley because of a lot of drug and violence problems around there.

    So can you recommend some suburbs close to the CBD (max. 30 min public transport) which are safe and offer some good lifestyle?

    Best regards
    David

    • David October 17, 2018, 4:29 pm | Link

      Haha, I just found your article about crime statistics https://www.bobinoz.com/blog/21582/crime-statistics-in-australia-finding-safe-suburbs/

      I will now do some research with the provided Information 🙂

      If you have any suggestions, I’d love to hear them anyway.

      • BobinOz October 17, 2018, 9:04 pm | Link

        Hi David

        Yes, that page about crime statistics will help, but I find it a nightmare trying to dig through the information provided by the police for each state. I have another page though, this one comes from information gathered by our latest census in 2016 and highlights suburbs into five categories.

        Basically from the most socio-economically advantaged to the most advantaged and that can tell you a lot about an area. The page is here…

        https://www.bobinoz.com/blog/22396/finding-somewhere-nice-to-live-in-australia/

        And the link to the heat maps can be found right at the bottom.

        Fortitude Valley can get a bit lively, it’s where all the nightclubs are and it probably isn’t the best place to live. West End, on the other hand, is probably just what you’re looking for. It’s quite lively, it’ll have the bars and restaurants you want, without the drawbacks. Not that I’ve ever really seen any trouble in The Valley, but then I don’t go there that often.

        Another consideration might be Paddington, that’s got quite a trendy feel about with a cafe culture and some bars, it and is also pretty close to the city.

        Hope that helps and good luck with your search.

        • David October 19, 2018, 8:09 am | Link

          Hi Bob,

          oh yes, this is even better.

          And I’m glad to hear that my research hasn’t been completely wrong. I read about Paddington one day and it sounded good as well. Will definitely consider it.

          Thanks again

          Regards
          David

  • Alana October 15, 2018, 8:51 am | Link

    Hi bob , I live in Adelaide born and bred here. Since travelling overseas and then coming home I’ve realised I need to make a change! Love Adelaide but everyone knows everyone and there isn’t a whole lot to do. Would you consider Brisbane as still being laid back? I’m worried about moving to a city as I’ve always lived on the beach and a very cruisy life style but gc is far too touristy for me. I also work in child protection as a youth worker

    • BobinOz October 15, 2018, 9:13 pm | Link

      Yes, I’d say Brisbane was still pretty laid-back, but it’s certainly not the country town it was 20 years ago. I’ve visited pretty much every Australian capital including Adelaide, and I’ve still not found a city that I would prefer to Brisbane.

      I really don’t think you would be disappointed. If you think you are going to miss the beach though, because Brisbane really doesn’t have any decent beaches, you might want to consider Sunshine Coast.

      That’s even more laid-back, the beaches are gorgeous, there seems to be a bit of a buzz about the place at the moment and they tell me is getting better for job opportunities. It doesn’t have the nightlife of Brisbane though, but if you’re not worried about that, it might be worth a look.

      If not, live in Brisbane and visit the Sunshine Coast when you need to feel the sand between your toes.

  • Vanessa September 19, 2018, 5:13 pm | Link

    Hi Bob,
    I’ve been an avid reader here in your website and find it truly helpful and informative. I was hoping if I can have a good insight from you as it had been crossing our minds for a long time now, for me and my partner to uproot from Sydney to Brisbane. We are both nurses and were wondering if you would have any suggestion of good locations to start of with in Brisbane. We plan to rent initially then have our first home down the track.
    I was hoping if you can suggest of any suburb close enough to hospitals with good transportation services. It doesn’t have to be that close to the CBD as we also don’t mind being in a quiet area. Any suggestions or insights would be truly helpful and be much appreciated.
    Thanks Bob!

    • BobinOz September 19, 2018, 10:08 pm | Link

      Hi Vanessa

      Glad to hear my website has been helpful. I think moving from Sydney to Brisbane would be a very good idea, you will enjoy a much more laid-back lifestyle for sure.

      I suppose the answer much depends on which hospital or hospitals you will end up working in, as they are quite spread around the city. We have some in East Brisbane, and then there are hospitals in Herston, Auchenflower and Greenslopes that I know of, there are probably more.

      Without knowing exactly where you’ll be working, it’s difficult to suggest a suburb.

      I’d be inclined to Google ‘Brisbane rail map’ and go to a suburb that does have a station, maybe go somewhere on the Ferny Grove line from say Enoggera to further out, that would be quietish with good transport into the city. I think that would be as reasonable a place to start as any, and then when you do know where you’ll be working, make a more permanent decision then.

      Once you’ve lived here a few months you’ll get a better feel for the suburbs and nothing beats walking the streets before deciding where you really want to live. Hope that helps a bit, Bob

      • Vanessa September 20, 2018, 9:41 am | Link

        Thanks Bob for the suggestions! Will definitely look into our options in Brisbane and thank you for your website. This is the most comprehensive and informative one I’ve seen. All the best!

  • caleb August 30, 2018, 7:02 pm | Link

    Hello – I am moving to Brisbane and am looking for work. I am a teacher. I want to be in a good area as I have children but also in an area where there are secondary schools so that I can be a relief teacher if there are no vacancies for me. Can you suggest Suburbs please. Thank you

    • BobinOz August 31, 2018, 4:28 pm | Link

      Probably best to secure the job first, and then move somewhere close to that. My understanding though is that Kenmore State High has a very good reputation and it’s quite a big school. Nearby Indooroopilly State is also pretty good, and the whole area around both schools is also good. Maybe that’s a starting point for you.

  • Reason August 9, 2018, 7:51 pm | Link

    Hi Bob,
    Me and my wife are planning to move to Brisbane. The problem is, my Job will be based around Brisbane city and my wife’s will be in Broadbeach, Gold Coast. We are looking for a place to rent in Brisbane, not very expensive, such that travel to Gold Coast is easier for my wife. She will only be based in Gold Coast for around 6 months and then her job will also be in the Brisbane city. Any suggestion would be much appreciated.
    Thanks in advance.

    • BobinOz August 10, 2018, 6:53 pm | Link

      This is going to be a tough one, neither of you will have a pleasant commute. I assume you are both driving? I’d be looking somewhere close to Browns Plains, but I have to tell you, there are some not so well off suburbs around the area.

      Parkinson might be better, according to the tool I have to check out the socio economic status of various suburbs which you can find here…

      https://www.bobinoz.com/blog/22396/finding-somewhere-nice-to-live-in-australia/

      Choosing somewhere in that area would give your wife an hour’s drive to Broadbeach, and about 45 minutes for you into the city. Add more for traffic 🙂

  • Millie August 1, 2018, 12:35 pm | Link

    Hi Bob
    my and my partner are thinking about moving to Brisbane from New Zealand. we are both in our 20s and are keen surfers so somewhere near the beach but not too far out of town would be ideal. I’m a vegan and we both enjoy organic, fresh produce so somewhere that has a local farmers market nearby would be a huge plus. We are big on our health and fitness also, so being able to cycle/walk places would be a huge plus!
    let me know if you have any recommendations, cant wait to come to aus!

    Millie

    • BobinOz August 1, 2018, 8:28 pm | Link

      I’m just going to deal with the surfing question for now, because Brisbane is not the place to be for that. We just don’t get the waves, being as we are in a bay and we have islands off the coast.

      The nearest places for good surfing are Caloundra about an hour’s drive to the north or Surfers Paradise a similar drive to the south. No guesses which of the two is best, the clue is in the name.

      So, my question to you, is are you happy to drive that kind of distance and live in Brisbane, or do you want to live closer to one of those beaches?

      If you can let me know, we can take it from there.

  • Natasha Harden July 2, 2018, 1:36 pm | Link

    Hi Bob
    My husband and I are are looking at moving to Oz. Ive lived there before in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne although I can’t really remember brisbane all that much. He’s a graphic designer and Im a hair stylist and have already checked out work possibilities. My question is more aimed at wheres best to live. We prefer semi rural if possible but close enough to a town or the CBD for work. Having researched standard costs of living, Gold coast and brisbane came out one of the best. We would be renting and want a decent area but nothing too pricey. Eating out is a big thing for us as we’re vegan and where we currently are those options are extremely limiting so its very disheartening. As I understand Australia is far more progressive than where we are currently so it’s an important part of our lifestyle change to move somewhere more modern. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated
    Natasha

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