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Progressive

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I will be arriving in Perth on 29th April and will be 'accomodated' for the first 4 weeks by my employer. After that I'm on my own.

Looking for suggestions, tips or advice on getting somewhere to stay. There will be me and my better half, both 25. I will be working in the CBD and will not have a car so must be do-able via public transport.

Rentals seem very expensive (as expected) and are in high demand. Was considering East Perth, Subiaco or Leederville but I know beggars can't be choosers. Not 100% on budget but $600 - $700 seems like the number we'll be paying.

Thanks!

Bibbs

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I live in Burswood. There are 5 new apartment blocks there. We've also got the casino on the doorstep for resturants and bars.

It's about a 5min walk to the station, and a 7 min train ride to the city.

The wife and I are paying about $600 a week.

It looks like a lot of the apartments are up for rental, but they all go pretty quick.

We had to see ours the first day it came onto the market (at 4:30pm) and then we put the offer in at 8:30 the next day and then bugged them every few hours till they said 'yes'.

I'd also look at Maylands, Vic Park (both have cafe type strips for nightlife) of if you want proper suburbia look at Bull Creek, Murdock, Cockburn <snigger>.

bikemonster

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Try realestate.com.au and/or domain.com.au to search for rental properties.

Apologies if this is a blinding flash of the obvious.

Bibbs

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Oh, and just to add. Google maps seems to have all the bus/train times embedded in it.

So if you find a place, give it a go with 'directions' into the CBD and choose the public transport bit and it'll give you the best routes and timetables. For a while I had a 40min bus trip, but it wasn't too bad (clean, quick, aircon).

The bus/trains are the same company (technically) so a fare on one, can be user on the other. Get a travel card linked to your bank account via direct debit and you'll be looking at cheaper tickets (mine is under $4 a day).

npope

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Welcome to Perth, its a great place we moved about a year ago but be prepared everything is expensive not just rentals. TO rent in Perth is very hard lots of competition and you have to view every place you cant just say I will take it. Another good option which helped me get two of my rentals is put a add on Gumtree well worth a try.

Good luck and any other question feel free to PM me.
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Progressive

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Just had my confirmation of accomodation through for my first 4 weeks in Perth. It's a serviced apartment on the corner of Wellington Street and Milligan Street. Seems convinient for the CBD, bus station and train station.

However, it seems very close to the dreaded Northbridge everyone seems to have warned me of.

Any advisories or reassurances!? Still though, one step closer to getting there!

Bibbs

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Some big shiny buildings there.

Don't worry about Northbridge, it's a short trip as the crow flies, but walking you'll have a bit of a distance (a walk down to the station and over the bridge).

It's also good for a cheap meal out if you like Thai food.

You'll be opposite the new convention centre (which looks like a ball of tin foil).

3 roads over from where I work, and near to a few bars.

Progressive

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Thanks for the quick reply Bibbs! Any other tips or things I should take advantage of during my short time at that location?

Thanks again,

Bibbs

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Progressive said:
Thanks for the quick reply Bibbs! Any other tips or things I should take advantage of during my short time at that location?

Thanks again,
Where are you working? (you may have said, but I can't remember, sorry).

Round there car parking would be expensive, so I'd hold off.

ShowMePerth.com.au has a list of some of the stuff happening. But I'm not too sure to be fair.

Drop me a line once you are here and we can meet for a beer (I'm only 7mins on the train from the station and in the city every day).

I'd suggest heading up to Kings park, and having a look about. Great views and gives you a feel of the place.

If you are interested, the V8s are on the 4/6th of May. The train will get you there (my tickets are already in the post).

Progressive

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Bibbs said:
Where are you working? (you may have said, but I can't remember, sorry).

Round there car parking would be expensive, so I'd hold off.

ShowMePerth.com.au has a list of some of the stuff happening. But I'm not too sure to be fair.

Drop me a line once you are here and we can meet for a beer (I'm only 7mins on the train from the station and in the city every day).

I'd suggest heading up to Kings park, and having a look about. Great views and gives you a feel of the place.

If you are interested, the V8s are on the 4/6th of May. The train will get you there (my tickets are already in the post).
Thanks for the information. I'm working on St. Georges Terrace. Once I get settled and get my bearings I'll drop you a line. And I'll be looking up the V8's! Cheers.

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