My husband is in the final stage of interviews for a role in Melbourne. It will be a huge opportunity career wise and a big increase in salary.
We will be moving from our home town in Sydney, away from our family and friends. Our eldest two are in primary so we'll be taking them out of a school they love and away from established friendship groups.
We have a few contacts in Melbourne but largely, we will be starting fresh. New school, new day care, establishing new friendships and away from our family support.
Have you made the move from Sydney to Melbourne or vice versa?
Any tips on making the transition easy for the kids?
Recommendations on areas to live?
We are currently located in the outer suburbs of Sydney. Leafy, kid friendly area with good schools, close to transport, parks and beaches with lots to do. We are a 5 min walk from Westfield.
I guess we'd like an area in Melbourne that matches that description but ideally a little closer, say within 20 mins of Melbourne city.