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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!

Emigrating from the UK to Australia - How to emigrate to Australia with a Family

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!

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Emigrating from the UK to Australia - How to emigrate to Australia with a Family

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  1. Clare - My Tunbridge Wells
    / 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

    • / 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
    / 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!

    • / 10:02 am

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

  3. Seychellesmama
    / 11:32 am

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

    • / 10:01 am

      Oh thank you – I can’t wait! x

  4. Kyles (Bookish Mummy)
    / 12:00 pm

    Good luck with the big move. What an adventure! :-)

    • / 2:31 pm

      Thank you so much!! :)

  5. The Lazy Housewife
    / 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?

    • / 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

  6. / 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. :)

    • / 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

  7. The DADventurer (Dave)
    / 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 :)

    • / 5:51 pm

      Thanks so much! And you totally can :)

  8. Mrs Tubbs
    / 12:22 pm

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

    • / 5:52 pm

      Oh thank you v much! :) x

  9. JOhn Adams
    / 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

    • / 5:57 pm

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

  10. Mum in Brum
    / 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

    • / 11:30 am

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

  11. Haidee@Maybe Baby Brothers
    / 2:34 am

    Good luck with your move! Such a big decision and adventure! #brilliantblogposts

    • / 6:03 pm

      It’s so exciting – thank you! x

  12. lu @ looking for mama me
    / 2:02 am

    Welcome :) We have a great blogging community here!

    • / 6:08 pm

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

  13. Amy
    / 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!

    • / 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

  14. Maciej Rusnarczyk
    / 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

    • / 10:52 pm

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

  15. Caroline
    / 7:03 pm

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

    • / 7:43 pm

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

  16. Donna
    / 5:32 pm

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

    • / 7:45 pm

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

  17. Claire at Tin Box Traveller
    / 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

    • / 7:44 pm

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

  18. Anna Prasad
    / 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!

    • / 11:26 am

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

      • Anna Prasad
        / 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

        • / 7:19 pm

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

  19. Louise @ Birds and Lilies
    / 10:28 am

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

    • / 10:31 am

      Oh thanks so much Louise! x

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