When my husband, son and I migrated from the UK to Australia we settled in Melbourne for 25 years. We loved living in Melbourne, but had friends living in Queensland who finally persuaded us to move up here. We have never regretted it and just love living in the western suburbs of Brisbane. The lifestyle here is so laid back - it's like being on holiday every day. The only two months which can be a pain are December/January when the humidity can be fierce. However, the advantages far outweigh that inconvenience.