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Moving to Australia 4-Jan-2019 At 3:54:29 PM IdratherbeclimbingM9
On 4-Jan-2019 ssa0003 wrote:
>Hi there!
Welcome to Chockstone.

>My boyfriend and I are moving to Australia this April for our working
>holiday visas and are looking for a bit of advice on where might be a good
>spot to move to.
>We are both carpenters, and the original thought was to head to Melbourne
>since it ought to have a good few job opportunities and isn't too far from
>crags. However, we're a bit concerned if we're primarily there April-September
>that it isn't the best season for Arapiles, etc. Do y'all reckon there's
>a better option for that time period? Brisbane? Sydney?
Melbourne is further from ‘good’ climbing than Sydney, but if you want jobs and climbing proximity plus cheaper rent then I’d consider satellite towns like Horsham ( much closer to Arapiles / Grampians), or Katoomba to Lithgow/Bathurst (on the western side of the Blue Mtns).

Housing market in Australian capital cities is now on the downturn... but regional centres are holding their own quite well.

>I know this is a Victoria based forum, so I may be asking this question
>in the wrong place, but I figured I'd give it a go! Hope I'm not stepping
>on any toes...

Chockstone is head and shoulders above any other climbing site in Australia, however if warmer climate is your thing for our winter, put a post up on qurank (Queensland / Brisbane centric).
>We're not particularly partial to big cities, so smaller towns would be
>options as well if we could find jobs.
>Any advice?
You could refine responses further if you indicate your preference of trad vs sport, sandstone (Blueys) vs harder rock (Arapiles)!...

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