This one is for local people.  By that, I mean Tasmanians.  You may have lived here all your life; or you may have moved here in the last three months.  You may have lived here during a previous episode in your life.  We’d even be interested in hearing from people who are thinking about living in Tasmania.  And here’s why…

Hi there!

Firstly can I say that I love your site. It is such a friendly, warm site and so enjoyable to browse through. I discovered your site while researching Tasmania. I am thinking about relocating my family there (from Ireland).

What I was wondering is, would it be possible to have a page where local people would be interested in answering the questions of people like me who are looking to relocate? The internet can provide so much information (often overwhelming) but nothing can equal the first hand knowledge of local people.

Even if there was a ‘pen pal’ link where local people may be willing to strike up a conversation with people like me who want to know things about the island of Tasmania and the way of life. I don’t know anyone living in Tasmania. My friend in Sydney has been helping me a lot but it’s not the same as chatting with local people.

I know that there are many towns and villages and I am sure that each has their own characteristics. Trying to determine which one would be the right fit for our family is impossible at the moment. Maybe you think it’s not a viable idea for your site. Either way I thank you for taking the time to read this. I will continue to enjoy your site.

Many thanks!


Local People Helping Others

Readers contact us all the time, looking for information or touching base about something they’ve read on the website.  Some of them, like Marie, are thinking about moving to Tasmania to live.  You might remember the story of arty pair Kym and Sarah, who received a great deal of feedback from readers sharing their thoughts about Tasmania.

Local People - Marie, Sean & Daniel
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Marie, Sean and Daniel are asking local people to help with their planned move to Tasmania

Every family has a different set of circumstances, so we contacted Marie to fine out a little more about hers.  Here’s a list of things that are relevant…

  • The family consists of Mum (Marie), Dad (Seán) and four-year-old Daniel
  • Seán is an industrial electrician
  • Marie works part-time as a systems administrator for a local authority
  • Quality of life and a secure future for the family is paramount
  • Marie likes the idea of living on an island, which is why they are looking
    at Tasmania in preference to other Australian states
  • They love the Irish climate, including winter (so the cold and rain don’t
    phase them) and Marie really can’t tolerate very hot weather
  • Living somewhere near the coast or a river would be ideal
  • They need a location that is quiet, peaceful and safe but also has
    decent facilities for Daniel
  • In a perfect world, they would have a house with a granny flat
    and a yard for a dog
  • Like most boys, Daniel likes to ride and run and kick a ball;
    climb trees, explore, feed ducks and discover animals and wildlife
  • A choice of good quality food is an essential part of life
  • Fast Internet coverage to Skype home would be a requirement

Move to Tasmania… Why Not?

That might seem like a pretty long list of priorities.  But personally, we don’t see any of them providing too many hurdles to living a wonderful life in Tasmania.  Do you?  We know that local people love to show off their own state, and we like the idea of networking and offering a helping hand.  So this is just a starting point, and we’ll see where it leads us.  If you’d like to offer assistance to Marie and her family, just let us know by leaving a comment at the end of this article.

Of course, we must point out that any opinions provided here are just that…
personal thoughts and ideas.  There are professionals who are way-better
qualified to offer information about moving.  Dale and Jo Reardon
from Settled In Home Search and Relocation Service spring to mind.

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