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  1. Hello, I am relocating to Melbourne (Casey Hospital) in the next month & would appreciate any suggestions, ie where to live, city vs. suburb. Should I get a serviced apt first? What is a fair price for an apt? What about getting a car? Most importantly, what shouldn't I do? I have friends in Oz and they have helped some but they are not nurses and I thought I should go directly to the source. Any suggestions would be most appreciated:wink2:
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  3. by   gwenith
    Welcome to Australia!! I am not in Victoria so cannot give you much advice but I do know that Melbourne has a pretty good public transport service!
  4. by   joannep
    Casey hospital is a new hospital and is one of the hospitals in the Southern Health Network (www.southernhealth.org.au) and is in Berwick, a fair way out of melbourne. (Pronounced Ber-ick) You can find rental accomodation there without any problem, this is a real estate site where you can find rental accomodation.
    http://www.realestate.com.au/cgi-bin...ch?a=bhp&t=ren
    a three/four bedroom house is going to cost up to $400 per week, a two bedroom townhouse about $160 to $260.
    To get around melbourne you really need a car, public transport never seems to go where you want it too, and melbourne is very spread out. You can get a used 1.3 Toyota Echo for around $8000 or you can spend heaps more if you like.
    If you need any further help, just let me know.
    I hope you have fun here.
  5. by   windtraveler
    Quote from joannep
    Casey hospital is a new hospital and is one of the hospitals in the Southern Health Network (www.southernhealth.org.au) and is in Berwick, a fair way out of melbourne. (Pronounced Ber-ick) You can find rental accomodation there without any problem, this is a real estate site where you can find rental accomodation.
    http://www.realestate.com.au/cgi-bin...ch?a=bhp&t=ren
    a three/four bedroom house is going to cost up to $400 per week, a two bedroom townhouse about $160 to $260.
    To get around melbourne you really need a car, public transport never seems to go where you want it too, and melbourne is very spread out. You can get a used 1.3 Toyota Echo for around $8000 or you can spend heaps more if you like.
    If you need any further help, just let me know.
    I hope you have fun here.
    Thank you so much for the advise! If you can think of anything else, please continue to post. I am very excited about the move, I hope eveything goes well. By the way, I am single and want to be in an area that has a nice mix of singles and married couples, is Berwick a good place to be? I don't care much for the night life anymore so that is not a consideration but I do want somewhere that has a nice mix of things to do and see. Thanks again:wink2:
  6. by   augigi
    I'd never heard of Casey hospital, but Berwick is a loooong way out of town. You will definitely need a car. Here is a site with info about the suburb: http://www.berwick-village.com.au/

    ANother one to look at houses on is www.domain.com.au
  7. by   joannep
    Hi,
    Berwick is about 45 kms south east from Melbourne. It has quite a lot of new housing development with a good mix of people of all ages, young families and retirees. It is a lovely spot to live and I have a couple of friends who live in the area. From Berwick it is easy to drive down the peninsula to the beach, or catch the train for a trip to Melbourne.
  8. by   talaxandra
    My awesome former GP moved his practice out to Berwick - if you're looking for a health care provider, PM me and I'll send you his details.

    And congrats on your very good idea to not only move to Australia, but also the best state in it!

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