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Hervey Bay, Australia

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Info for family wanting to move to Hervey Bay

by whip

Hi i am after info on Hervey Bay we are looking to move there in 2011, we have 2 kids one primary school age and one looking to go to Uni.
What is the work situation for labours or alike?
What is the work avaliabilty for nurses/hospice work?
what is the school system like?
sport facilities,
are there many hobby farms in the area?
we will be visiting in May for a look around and to suss things out..
any help would be apprieciated....

Re: Info for family wanting to move to Hervey Bay

by sterlo50

Hervey Bay is large regional town about 3 hours north of Brisbane. It does rely a lot on the tourist dollar but given it is a retirement haven I would say that there would be sufficient labour jobs available especially in the construction industry. The town also has all the modern conveniences of a city and with a lot of reirees in the area the chances of securing nurse/hospice work would be high.
There are a variety of schools both private and state and it would be advisable to contact a few and check out their websites if you have'nt already. In terms of hobby farms there are areas surrounding Hervey Bay itself which are hobby farm type set ups. Perhaps Hervey Bay Council might be able to assist with those inquiries. My website also has information on Queensland and other coastal areas which might assist:
http://www.australian-east-coast.com

Re: Info for family wanting to move to Hervey Bay

by balhannah

Hervey Bay has never been big on jobs as a lot of people retire here. Maryborough is a short drive away, so might be more lucky there. Check out the jobsearch.gov.au site for jobs in that area.

Re: Info for family wanting to move to Hervey Bay

by colin_bramso

Whip, you don't tell us where you're from. If you're not Australian, have you checked out the immigration rules?

Re: Info for family wanting to move to Hervey Bay

by Sharon86

Going uni is a magnificent idea

Travel Tips for Hervey Bay

Aquatic Center

by Sweetberry1

Hervey Bay's Aquatic center is a great place to relax and enjoy some leisure time.
The swimming pools are lovely, very clean, and fun for the whole family.
Lots of shady grassed areas, with beautiful trees and palms, and there are several areas of the pool that also have awnings, for some extra shade for the little ones.

There is also a kiosk where you can buy refreshments. And BBQ facilities A BYO bathing suit would be good..:-)

Relaxing as you watch the Sunset..

by Sweetberry1

Relax while the sun disappears beyond the horizon, or behind the swaying palm trees. A lovely time to be by the beach, or pretty much anywhere else in Hervey Bay.. Ofcoarse, it's always nicer if you share this with someone special..

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