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Old 7th August 2008, 10:13 AM
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Hi i wondering if anyone would be able to help? My husband and i along with our two children are moving to sunny Brisbane. We are moving to Australia on a 457 visa which is based on my husband relocating with his job, now back here in England i used to have a part time job but gave this up as i wanted be at home more. The thing iam worried about is meeting people and making friends as i will be at home all day on my own, is there any restrictions on me maybe getting a part time job to put myself out there a bit more? As i feel it will be easier for my husband to settle in as he will be in a work place meeting people straight away. Catch my drift.

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Cant help you with whether you could work part time or not ( Im sure one of the other moderators will be able to help)...but...try joining a mothers group, join the library, etc.

Your local council in Brisbane will be able to give a list of all activities relating to mothers and children in your local area.

Get out and meet the neighbours..chances are, they also may have children, or could suggest areas to try.

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Check out Mums Club - Find Local Mums and Groups

Also just keep doing whatever hobbies you had before, almost any hobby presents great social opportunities.

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Hi thankyou so much for that link, it will be really useful for when we finally get out there. Thanks

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dependent spouses on a 457 visa are not restricted in the kind or amount of work they do. Only the 457 primary is restricted in that he/she must work for the sponsoring organization.

I am a 457 spouse dependent and I work 30 hours a week at a university. Before that I was doing temp work for a temp agency. It is good for meeting people!

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Hi there,

I've also found this website that might be of help..

Kidspot Social

Find a Meetup Group - Playgroup Meetups - Brisbane

Find a Meetup Group - Moms Meetups - Brisbane

And you may find something on the Brisbane council website Home - Brisbane City Council

Don't know how old your children are so maybe the playgroup links aren't appropriate.

It can be difficult to meet new people when you first arrive, but don't put any pressure on yourself that, say, after a month you've not connected with anyone. It will happen!

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Get chatting to the mums at the school too, at my son's school the mums are always arranging nights out

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