Moving to Melbourne from Perth

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stephanie

Perth, Australia

#1 Jan 7, 2010
Hi everyone
Im thinking of moving to Melbourne from Perth at the end of the year as Im finishing up uni. Ill be wanting to work as a nurse.
Can anyone tell me some pros and cons about melbourne?
I will be living in melbourne cbd and working at either the alfred or st vincents
any tips you guys can give would be a huge help :)

“I'm just part of the problem!”

Since: Dec 07

Melbourne, Australia

#2 Jan 8, 2010
stephanie wrote:
Hi everyone
Im thinking of moving to Melbourne from Perth at the end of the year as Im finishing up uni. Ill be wanting to work as a nurse.
Can anyone tell me some pros and cons about melbourne?
I will be living in melbourne cbd and working at either the alfred or st vincents
any tips you guys can give would be a huge help :)
Hey Stephanie! No takers yet? Well I'll have a go at answering.

Pros of Melbourne? Too many to tell, lol! I moved here with my family 5 years ago and we think it's the best place we've lived. Cons: traffic, so make sure you live near public transport. Even that has its problems sometimes, trains break down in hot weather etc. I prefer to ride a bike, as we have an excellent network of offroad paths.

Most of the mystery of a new city is finding your way around. Buy a Melway, it's our street directory of choice (not UBD here), and businesses etc. give their Melway references in the phone books.

Both the Alfred and the Vincent are on major roads with tram lines: Alfred near St Kilda Road, Vincent on Victoria Parade up in Fitzroy so those may determine where you choose to live. The Alfred is near Prahran Train Station, on the Sandringham line which is a poorly serviced line, so trams would be your choice of transport I'd say. For transport options, check out:
http://www.metlinkmelbourne.com.au/
Many tram routes go past the Alfred, down St Kilda Road. I looked them up, you've got 3, 5, 6, 16, 64 67, and 72. The Vincent has tram routes 86, 95 and 96 on Nicholson St, and 24, 27 and 30 on Victoria Parade. Hope this helps to work out where you'll live.

Do you have friends/family in Melbourne? Anyway good luck! Post here again if you have any more questions.

“I'm just part of the problem!”

Since: Dec 07

Melbourne, Australia

#3 Jan 8, 2010
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Melbourne, Australia

#5 May 13, 2010
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Kenny

Melbourne, Australia

#25 May 16, 2010
Perth is a hole
goodo

Melbourne, Australia

#26 May 16, 2010
who asked you.?

Since: Jan 11

Canberra, Australia

#29 Jan 3, 2011
hiya steph. also moved from hometown perth to melbourne couple of years ago. missus and i just had a bub so lovn it. melbourne is so much more exciting then perth so im sure you'll love it. as suggested, check your melways or better still, just go online.. whats happening in melbourne is a great site to check out. also check gumtree site for cheap goods etc... anyhow, hope you have fitted in ok... any dramas.. send me a message... james
Tracey

Perth, Australia

#30 Apr 11, 2011
Hi all really looking for some tips/advice. We are moving our family (3 kids, 2 primary school age and 1 baby) to Melbourne. Trying to figure out a good place that has a good school and is not far from the city. Preference is a smaller school doesnt have to be private. Can any out there help me??

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