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#1 dbc_85



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Posted 15 September 2010 - 11:29 AM

Hi all,

I have been through the forums and read quite alot about moving to Melbourne from overseas and some about moving from Sydney etc but these have concerned families. I am looking for some help/info/advice for a single guy moving from Adelaide to Melbourne. I don't really know anyone in the city that I would call a good friend so I am hoping this forum will be able to offer some kind of assistance!

Basically I will be moving over in March 2011, with no job lined up and no accommodation. I am wanting to look for a share place/single bedroom unit near the CBD but nothing too expensive (wishful thinking). I like the idea of Carlton and those areas just outside the CBD. What would be best for me in terms of finding accommodation ASAP or even before I arrive and also any good temp/contracting agencies in the city to help with finding work? I also won't have a car.

Hope this made sense and hope someone can share their experiences??

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Posted 16 September 2010 - 12:31 PM

hey dbc, welcome aboard!

what type of work are you hoping to get? do you have a trade, qualification etc?

i am sure we can give you some tips.

cheers, glen
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Posted 16 September 2010 - 07:38 PM

Sounds like a bit of research is need there fella. I'm moving to melbs from London and can't wait!!! really excited.

I'm such a geek i have set up a map on Google and marked all the places i'm interested in. I'd recommend that if your a bit geeky :rolleyes:

Here is the info i have found i hope it's useful



good fro share accommodation.

i hear brunwcik is cool and close loads of Tram lines i hear. You can aslo ride a bike or do this new bike scheme like they have over here in London


$50 bucks a year sweeeettttt! or buy a cheepo off the gumtree.

If i were you i'd give it a go for six months to a year if you hate it your only up the road at the end of the day.

As Daryl Summer used to say
"if you never never go..............................

Party on Wayne!!!!:wacky:

oh yeah most importantly cheap drinking places

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Posted 17 September 2010 - 10:03 AM

Thanks Glen.

I am generally in the Administrative/Project Officer area. I am not too worried about work as I am planning on registering with agencies when I arrive to find work as soon as I can.

I guess I can't really get much done until closer to the moving date. I want to try and get a room before I arrive so I can at least set my self up before I head out looking for work. I will check out the usuals (realestate.com, domain etc) a month or so leading up.

I guess if anyone out there has made the move before from another state I would be interested in hearing about your experience/story?

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