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    Default Has anyone moved interstate for work with a young family?

    Has anyone relocated interstate for work with a young baby?

    Just wanting to hear what it was like for you, your experiences etc.

    All our family is in Qld or overseas so we also wont have any family in the new location.

    Just looking to see if this is an option for us as dh has now been job hunting for 4 weeks & the only job that he has interviewed for in that time the employer is stuffing him around. He says there are barely any jobs in his industry in Brisbane.

    Ive told him he needs to now look outside his industry as his payout will only give us the equivalent of 6 weeks more pay. However i am also now looking to see if relocating interstate is doable as a contingency plan.

    We currently have a mortgage on our house in brisbane but would hopefully rent it out & then rent a place in the new location. Has anyone ever rented with young kids & no family nearby? How did you go with the instability?

    What else do i need to consider if we moved interstate? Would the new employer help us relocate?
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    Default Has anyone moved interstate for work with a young family?

    I'm moving from Brisbane to Canberra in November with a 5,3&newborn. Dh is in the army and currently posted there and I will join after Bub #3 arrives. We will be moving when the baby is 7-8wks old.

    The army pays for the move but that's it. I too am moving away from family friends etc.

    Before you all move I'd suggest your do goes first to find work and suss out the environment and if he is happy with work. No point you all moving and he can't find work or the place sucks.
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    Thanks ladies! Still doing research & we will see what happens. Definitely would not move unless dh had a guaranteed job to go to.

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    Yes I did when my DD was 10 months old, I'm still here 3 years later and am so home sick, nothing replaces 'home' your family and long term friends can never be replaced, I didn't expect it to be so hard to be away from them. I'd love to move home

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    A couple of you are moving to Canberra!! I did it the other way and moved from Canberra to Gold Coast last year. Didn't know anyone apart from 2 people. It was very stressful doing the move plus looking after an 11 month old and 3 year old. Like super stressful. But we survived. We have settled. And made friends. We got jobs in the end. Just took a few months to get it all in place.

    You'd be lucky to get an employer to pay for your relocation, unless it was a job they were having trouble recruiting to locally. So the cost is something to consider. Removals can be pretty expensive!

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    Quote Originally Posted by heartstringz View Post
    Thanks ladies! Still doing research & we will see what happens. Definitely would not move unless dh had a guaranteed job to go to.
    Let him work there a few months before you guys move in case it doesn't work out. I've learned this the hard way.

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    We moved from Vic to tassie when DS1 was 6 and DS2 was 7 months. We moved and 2 weeks later hubby was away in the mines for work. It's so hard especially with me know working and we have very very limited support. It's hard work but for some it works others it doesn't. I'm trying to convince hubby to go back

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    In terms of rental, we have been renting forever and didn't find it unstable at all. We are always the one leaving our rentals, if anything owners are just too happy to have long term tenants.
    When I was looking for a rental property I would always make sure to ask whether the owner were looking for LT tenants or not.

    In terms of support network I find that it's easy enough to build one if you put some effort into it. Depends where you move though but in a big city it's doable.
    All our families and friends live in France but you can make new friends. Especially with kids in tow.
    You meet them at playgroup, at the local playground, at school, at childcare, on bubhub, etc.

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