Emigrating from the UK to Australia

Emigrating from the UK to Australia

This is the second time for me emigrating from the UK to Australia – although the first time around it was just me and a couple of bags, much simpler!

This time I’m emigrating with my husband, toddler and baby.  We’re moving to a new city that we haven’t even visited before too but we’ve researched it well and really think that the area will be great for our family.

There are good schools, affordable places to live, lovely beaches and job opportunities.  In fact, I already have a job to go there to which I’m really excited about starting!

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Over the next few months, as we plan to emigrate and begin our journey, I’ll be blogging about how we do it from why we’ve made the decision, what our plans are once we’re there and how we’ll set about getting there and settling.

I hope you’ll enjoy following our journey and if you have any advice on emigrating overseas with small children, I’d love to hear about it!

Have you been to Australia?

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  1. 28th September 2015 / 7:52 am

    I lived in Oz for a year and loved the place. Liked the Hold Coast and Brian and the most. Dreamed of moving there before having kids but have put our dreams on hold now we have two kids. Will look forward to reading about your journey x

    • 29th September 2015 / 10:01 pm

      Oh how wonderful – I’ve only been to the Gold Coast once before but would love to go again. I hope you get to revisit too one day :) x

  2. Karen @TalesofaTwinMum
    21st September 2015 / 9:13 pm

    We moved from the UK to Brisbane a year ago. We’d travelled around Australia before for a few months but hadn’t explored Brisbane. It was definitely the right choice for us though – we love it here. Good luck!

    • 22nd September 2015 / 10:02 am

      That’s awesome! I’ve only been to Brisbane once but we’ll definitely visit again :) x

  3. Seychellesmama
    21st September 2015 / 11:32 am

    This is so exciting!! It’s going to be an amazing adventure for you and your family!!!

    • 22nd September 2015 / 10:01 am

      Oh thank you – I can’t wait! x

    • 14th September 2015 / 2:31 pm

      Thank you so much!! :)

  4. The Lazy Housewife
    14th September 2015 / 10:10 am

    My husband & I just decided yesterday to start looking into spending a year in Melbourne (as his sister is there), so look forward to reading all about your move to help our decision making. Which part of Aus are you heading for or are you not revealing that just yet?

    • 14th September 2015 / 10:11 am

      Oh that’s so SO exciting! We’re heading to NSW, north of Sydney but not too far from there. Keep in touch and let me know if you definitely decide to come too :) x

  5. 14th September 2015 / 12:29 am

    How exciting and thrilling at the same time! I emigrated from Norway to England 6 years ago. :) Pregnant and with my son, though he was 6 years old. :)

    • 14th September 2015 / 10:12 am

      How wonderful, that’s still a big move though isn’t it and well done for doing it all when you were pregnant! x

  6. 10th September 2015 / 5:03 pm

    Ah, how exciting. Sounds great, I’d love to do something like this! Look forward to seeing how you get on – good luck :)

    • 10th September 2015 / 5:51 pm

      Thanks so much! And you totally can :)

  7. 10th September 2015 / 12:22 pm

    Good luck with your new life! Hope it all goes well and that you all settle in quickly. #brilliantblogposts

    • 10th September 2015 / 5:52 pm

      Oh thank you v much! :) x

  8. 10th September 2015 / 11:37 am

    Oh wow, that is like a mega adventure! Will be interested to hear your reasons for going. Best of luck and look forward to hearing more about it. #BrilliantBlogPosts

    • 10th September 2015 / 5:57 pm

      Thank you! My husband is Aussie and we all have dual citizenship :) we lived there for 7 years previously too :)

  9. 10th September 2015 / 9:53 am

    Wow what an exciting chapter you are about to start! I traveled around Australia in my student days and loved it, but would love to go back. Looking forward to following your journey, good luck! x

    • 10th September 2015 / 11:30 am

      Thank you! Ah it’s a wonderful place, I hope you get to go back at some point :) x

    • 10th September 2015 / 6:03 pm

      It’s so exciting – thank you! x

    • 10th September 2015 / 6:08 pm

      Oh hurray, that’s so brilliant – can’t wait to get to know you all! :) x

  10. 9th September 2015 / 2:48 pm

    We are moving this time next year, for three years, to Sydney. I’ll be following your journey and soaking in your tips. I’m ridiculously excited about our move!

    • 9th September 2015 / 8:22 pm

      Oh that’s so so wonderful! You’ll have to keep in touch with how things go for you too – Sydney is amazing!! x

  11. Maciej Rusnarczyk
    5th September 2015 / 9:21 pm

    Good luck !
    We will be visiting Australia and New Zeland in Feb. (Snake season!!)
    Oz is such an amazing country, been there before in Sydney and Canberra and loved every minute, This time Auckland and Melbourne too.
    I wish your family best with this huge step and move.
    PS. Stay away from spiders and snakes !! ahhhhhhh

    • 5th September 2015 / 10:52 pm

      Thank you so much! Oh the spiders TERRIFY me! But English ones do too ha ha! x

  12. 5th September 2015 / 7:03 pm

    Good luck. My friend is emigrating there in January such a huge move. Xx

    • 5th September 2015 / 7:43 pm

      Oh how lovely! Thank you so much :) :)

  13. 5th September 2015 / 5:32 pm

    This sounds like such an amazing opportunity! I can’t wait to hear all about it x

    • 5th September 2015 / 7:45 pm

      Thanks lovely! I’m v excited about it all :) x

  14. 5th September 2015 / 3:32 pm

    How fantastic that you already have your job sorted. We’re going to be moving by the end of the year but nothing as dramatic as half way around the world. I’ll be taking notes of all your tips. Label your boxes really well would be my top tip. It will save you a lot of time at the other end x

    • 5th September 2015 / 7:44 pm

      V good tip! I’m already thinking about the unpacking and I haven’t even packed yet!! Thanks lovely x x

  15. 5th September 2015 / 11:24 am

    How exciting! I will be doing the same move next year around this time with my Aussie husband, then 5 and 1 year old boys. I will be following your journey with great interest and hope to pick up some tips from you :-). Where are you moving to? I guess you already have your Aussie citizenship? Good luck with everything!

    • 5th September 2015 / 11:26 am

      That’s wonderful Anna! Yes my husband is Aussie too but we all have dual citizenship- same for you? x

      • 26th September 2015 / 6:29 pm

        I only just saw your response, so sorry. Our kids have dual citizenship, but I am having to go through the very tedious process of getting a partner visa…which I should get within 10-14 months…I

        • 26th September 2015 / 7:19 pm

          Oh I had to do the same a while back – 2 years! x

  16. 5th September 2015 / 10:28 am

    So exciting Mim! I hope the move goes really well. I can’t wait to hear all about it! xx

    • 5th September 2015 / 10:31 am

      Oh thanks so much Louise! x

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