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Hello, I am a Nigerian and relocating to Melbourne with my family, husband and 4kids.I will appreciate if I can be assisted with safe residential areas that are family friendly in Melbourne. I am moving in August need answer please. Thanks

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Hello, I am a Nigerian and relocating to Melbourne with my family, husband and 4kids.I will appreciate if I can be assisted with safe residential areas that are family friendly in Melbourne. I am moving in August need answer please. Thanks
In general, the majority of the suburbs in Melbourne are safer and are family friendly. So, rather than indicating safer suburbs, it would be easier to mention the suburbs to avoid. The below list is purely based on my own understanding of what I have seen and what I have heard. There are many other similar posts in this forum that you may refer to for more information and comparison.

- Footscray
- Sunshine
- Noble Park
- Narre Warren
- Springvale
- Werribee
- Richmond
- Broadmeadows
- St Albans

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Footscray has turned into a hip place; my perception is that it's safe. I have friends who've been living there for years. It's hard to go wrong in Melbs.

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Hello, I am a Nigerian and relocating to Melbourne with my family, husband and 4kids.I will appreciate if I can be assisted with safe residential areas that are family friendly in Melbourne. I am moving in August need answer please. Thanks
I would recommend the following suburbs in Melbourne. Generally, CBD, Eastern and South Eastern suburbs are popular but this comes at a higher cost of real estate.

Affordable and safe areas in Melbourne:

North Melbourne (Descending order - rental and distance from CBD)
Coburg
Pascoe Vale
Preston
Reservoir
Lalor

West Melbourne (Descending order - rental and distance from CBD)
Footscray
Sunshine
Laverton
Pointcook

I would avoid Broadmeadows - but again it is my opinion.

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Hello, I am a Nigerian and relocating to Melbourne with my family, husband and 4kids.I will appreciate if I can be assisted with safe residential areas that are family friendly in Melbourne. I am moving in August need answer please. Thanks
Hi,

If your place of work is in the CBD, and your budget is in the region of 500 to 600$pw, then the best suburbs that are family friendly are -
a. South bank (City road, Haig Street, Balston St.
b. South Melbourne (especially Park Street, Bank Street, Clarendon Street, Moray Street, Dorcas Street. All these locations are very close to tram lines and you have the Shrine of rememberance park nearby which is an excellent picnic place
When I was looking for apartments in January, it did take some effort in getting a good apartment in the above areas, but the entire process took me 10 days and I had attended some 10 apartment viewings

You will need a little bit extra space considering that you have 4 kids, so look for apartments with 65m2+ of carpet area. You can rent them unfurnished and then furnish the place up on the cheap from IKEA.

However, if you would like to stay a little away, I can suggest Parkville (lots of open areas), st.kilda road, south yarra or toorak rd.

My vote still would be to look at South melbourne or south bank.

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Thanks all, for your helpful suggestions I pray I get a choice one soon. I am searching on realestate.com.au. Please if there is any other way to search let me know. Thanks

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I would recommend the following suburbs in Melbourne. Generally, CBD, Eastern and South Eastern suburbs are popular but this comes at a higher cost of real estate.

Affordable and safe areas in Melbourne:

North Melbourne (Descending order - rental and distance from CBD)
Coburg
Pascoe Vale
Preston
Reservoir
Lalor

West Melbourne (Descending order - rental and distance from CBD)
Footscray
Sunshine
Laverton
Pointcook

I would avoid Broadmeadows - but again it is my opinion.
Check this feature from ABC News Australia.


It may provide some insights.

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Thanks all, for your helpful suggestions I pray I get a choice one soon. I am searching on realestate.com.au. Please if there is any other way to search let me know. Thanks
I got my apartment through real estate.com.au. To make a successful application make sure you have enough documents to justify the 100 point ID check (visa, employment letter, references, past OZ rental history if any)

When you go to apartment viewings, you stand a better chance of landing the apartment if the number of applicants are between 3-4 in number. Some of the viewings which I went to near franklin street and Dudley Street (close to the Queen Victoria Market0 had as much as 25 applicants and I simply walked away - no chance of getting a place in that case.

The other tip is to offer a little higher than the asking rate , if you find a really good apartment.
Legally, the owner or the agent cannot ask for more than the listed price, but as a tenant you can offer something slightly higher to stand out from the other applicants.
For example, if the asking rent is 460 pw, offer 470 or 475.

A lot of immigrants do end up in OZ in Aug, so expect heavy demand for houses.

Regards,
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