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Thinking of migrating to Melbourne

Posted: Thu Jun 17, 2010 10:25 pm
by bula
I've come to Melbourne several times over the last few years and everytime I do I just feel like its a much better place to live.
The people seem friendlier, the houses are cheaper and it just seems a lot slower than Sydney.
My partner has been bugging me non stop along with family from Melbourne for me to move us down there.
My job and mates are stopping me atm. Job in particular.
She keeps reminding me of how I could watch every storm home game live! Lol

Anyway, has anyone ever moved from Syd to Melbourne?
The weather there is very unpredictable from what I've experienced.

Re: Thinking of migrating to Melbourne

Posted: Fri Jun 18, 2010 9:33 pm
by Michael :P
bula wrote:I've come to Melbourne several times over the last few years and everytime I do I just feel like its a much better place to live.
The people seem friendlier, the houses are cheaper and it just seems a lot slower than Sydney.
My partner has been bugging me non stop along with family from Melbourne for me to move us down there.
My job and mates are stopping me atm. Job in particular.
She keeps reminding me of how I could watch every storm home game live! Lol

Anyway, has anyone ever moved from Syd to Melbourne?
The weather there is very unpredictable from what I've experienced.


If your young and are in a serious relationship and have family down in here, do it Bula. I moved from Sydney 8 years ago and it is such a better lifestyle apart from lack of good beaches and Victorians can be overbearing. If you do move buy a house ASAP and by anywhere anywhere in the west, still GREAT value, particularly around Werribee, Tarneit and to a lesser extent PointCook, Altona Meadows, etc (but still great value compared to Sydney). Even if your here for 5-10 years you can still accrue yourself double or triple the assets you could in Sydney.

Funnily enough I'll be moving back north soon, up to beautiful Port Macquarie.

Re: Thinking of migrating to Melbourne

Posted: Wed Jun 23, 2010 10:36 pm
by CooperCronk
Noa Nadruku wrote:
bula wrote:I've come to Melbourne several times over the last few years and everytime I do I just feel like its a much better place to live.
The people seem friendlier, the houses are cheaper and it just seems a lot slower than Sydney.
My partner has been bugging me non stop along with family from Melbourne for me to move us down there.
My job and mates are stopping me atm. Job in particular.
She keeps reminding me of how I could watch every storm home game live! Lol

Anyway, has anyone ever moved from Syd to Melbourne?
The weather there is very unpredictable from what I've experienced.


If your young and are in a serious relationship and have family down in here, do it Bula. I moved from Sydney 8 years ago and it is such a better lifestyle apart from lack of good beaches and Victorians can be overbearing. If you do move buy a house ASAP and by anywhere anywhere in the west, still GREAT value, particularly around Werribee, Tarneit and to a lesser extent PointCook, Altona Meadows, etc (but still great value compared to Sydney). Even if your here for 5-10 years you can still accrue yourself double or triple the assets you could in Sydney.

Funnily enough I'll be moving back north soon, up to beautiful Port Macquarie.


I agree with Noa, do it.  Melbourne's a great place to live and I just happen to live in the Werribee area and also suggest you buy a home in the west..Tarneit is particularly appealing, as is Point Cook.  Prices are still relatively cheap, but are on the rise as the area is booming yet its only 27km to the CBD....and the great new home for the Storm.

If you like great beaches and the surf as I do, Geelong and beyond have those and its only a half hr. drive to Geelong or 1 hr. to Torquay, etc.  Bells Beach is my particular favourite.

Finding work should be no problem and public transport is fabulous, as is the shopping.
Its a much better lifestyle than Sydney and just as important,  you'll find more money in your pocket.

One thing I don't agree with re Noa's comments on people being overbearing, I think Victorians are ever so friendly and very easy going.

Just go for it.

Re: Thinking of migrating to Melbourne

Posted: Thu Jun 24, 2010 11:02 am
by Michael :P
Was said a bit in jest but if you didnt grow up here you notice it.

Re: Thinking of migrating to Melbourne

Posted: Fri Jul 09, 2010 2:06 am
by Cowbell-Mark
Hey mate - I made the move from Sydney to Melbourne in 2006 and I'm telling you, it is worth it. Public transport is much simpler, and if you are sports mad, you would have no worries getting to the games, compared to Sydney. Aside from that, it is just a great place to live, nice people, restaurants and there is always something to do. The weather is unpredictable, but thats all part of the fun ;)

Re: Thinking of migrating to Melbourne

Posted: Mon Jul 12, 2010 5:12 pm
by bula
Thanks guys, funnily enough my family live in Truganina which is a new suburb a couple minutes from Wirebee. That's the area we're looking at.
This thread has really got me thinking.

Re: Thinking of migrating to Melbourne

Posted: Mon Jul 12, 2010 6:31 pm
by Tigger
How could you not want to live in Melbourne??
All the best sports are here, practically a stones throw from the CBD!  We don't have to travel too far to great beaches!  We have great concert venues, bands & pubs!  We have the BEST weather, seriously - there's never a dull moment & if you don't like the weather at the time...........................just wait a few minutes & it'll change  ;-)
As long as you have a heater in winter & A/C in summer you'll be right  :lol:

Re: Thinking of migrating to Melbourne

Posted: Tue Jul 13, 2010 10:21 pm
by jellyhead
Hell of a lot less rain in Melbourne than Sydney!

Just be prepared for no live league, except the Storm home games which you'll be at.  :lol:

Re: Thinking of migrating to Melbourne

Posted: Wed Jul 14, 2010 7:14 am
by bula
Oh crap, I forgot about no league. What about foxtel? Is it same scheduling as Sydney?

Re: Thinking of migrating to Melbourne

Posted: Wed Jul 14, 2010 10:59 am
by Michael :P
bula wrote:Oh crap, I forgot about no league. What about foxtel? Is it same scheduling as Sydney?


Yep, plus with all the net streaming that goes on these days you can watch any game live.

Re: Thinking of migrating to Melbourne

Posted: Sat Sep 04, 2010 6:45 pm
by stormsally
Even Foxtel doesn't show Friday night games until 11:30pm.

Re: Thinking of migrating to Melbourne

Posted: Tue Sep 07, 2010 8:06 pm
by TC
Tigger wrote:How could you not want to live in Melbourne??

2 words.
Weath Er!  ;D

All the best sports are here, practically a stones throw from the CBD!  We don't have to travel too far to great beaches!  We have great concert venues, bands & pubs!  


Seriously though, it's the best city in Melbourne by far. Restaurants and cafe's, sport, nightlife; forests, mountains and beaches (my favorites are Jan Juc and - if you're not scared of reef rash - Winkie Pop)

Re: Thinking of migrating to Melbourne

Posted: Thu Sep 08, 2016 12:32 pm
by bula
Hey guess what!
I finally did it! Six years in the making lol.

Love this place! Weather can be a little up and down but should've done it sooner.

Re: Thinking of migrating to Melbourne

Posted: Sat Oct 08, 2016 7:00 pm
by Brian
Welcome to the West
Well done it is a big jump.