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Possible consulting job in Australia for 1-2 years

Everyone,

I'm considering a consulting job in Australia (Brisbane) that would be 1-2 years in length. I know there are members here in Australia and I would appreciate comments pro/con and questions I should ask while I'm making up my mind. It would involve relocating my family (wife + 2 kids) for the time.

OK, the really important question - can I bring my Goldwing and Ducati with me?

Thanks in advance.

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Everyone,

I'm considering a consulting job in Australia (Brisbane) that would be 1-2 years in length. I know there are members here in Australia and I would appreciate comments pro/con and questions I should ask while I'm making up my mind. It would involve relocating my family (wife + 2 kids) for the time.

OK, the really important question - can I bring my Goldwing and Ducati with me?

Thanks in advance.
Since they drive on the other side of the road, I guess you'd have to get bikes with right-hand drive.

I'm sure John or one of the other guys will be back in touch with you.
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I lived in Brisbane in the mid 70's. Loved it and loved the people. My company transferred me and I had a contract that state I would loose no money when I came back to the states. That included the house and cars. I also had an agreement on taxes. Look into that. I took my bikes down there and had no problem at all. Then all items had to stay in quarantine for 30 days before you got your stuff. Check on that. Good luck and I am jealous.

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Vsited Aus while running the International Division for a major Corp. Loved the country and the people. Only place i would cosider relocating to.

I was mostly in Sydney. Do it. You will not regret it.

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I live in Brisbane and it is indeed a wonderful part of the world. You do need to be aware that Christmas Day will be hot and sweltering.

Apart from that, we ride all year round and have some great roads for doing it.

We also have a very healthy Wing Riding group who will welcome you for sure.

Bring the Wing and the Ducati. I have a Wing and a Blackbird and use them both.

If you have any questions be sure to PM me and I will be happy to help.

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I was in Woomera for a couple months, Nothing there but I did like all the rest of country that I went to !! jmho
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I was in Woomera for a couple months, Nothing there but I did like all the rest of country that I went to !! jmho
Haha - you'll find more "nothing" there than almost anywhere.


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Haha - you'll find more "nothing" there than almost anywhere.

LOL, don't know if you were around there in the early 60's or not, but I installed the AGAVE system (Automatic Gimballed Antenna Vectoring Equipment) it was a tracking device, had four helix antennas mounted on an old 584 pedistal.. One of the original NASA tracking stations. jmho
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As clint as said you are going to a nice part of Australia where the weather is perfect all year round but if you do come over back sure you visit the other parts as there are some great roads and sites in Australia, one small point you may have to change your controls over on your bikes as we do drive on the other side of the road as clint has said there are some well placed wing riders around the east coast that will look after you. You will also have to learn to pass these big buggers as well



KA7W, having just come back i can assure you that nothing much would have changed since you were there maybe a few more building the service station is still there in Pimba just outside.

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