Wanted Down Under – Applications wanted by the BBC for second series

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BBC Wanted Down Under - How to apply for series two of wanted down under

I’m really not sure how current this news is (it was passed on by a friend of mine) but it transpires that the BBC are going to be doing a second series of Wanted Down Under very soon and are looking for candidates to join them.

I’m not sure if this second series of Wanted down under will be as popular as the first as this new series looks like it will be concentrating on folks looking to emigrate to New Zealand.

Still, the official line from the BBC is as follows:

The BBC are on the search for families wishing to immigrate to New Zealand for our 2nd series of Wanted Down Under, a program in which we take families to test-ride New Zealand for a week before they decide whether to emigrate.

If you feel you could make interesting contributors for the show, please send us an email stating why, including contact details. Emails should be addressed to Contact details updated : Click Here for the latest contact details for series three





So there you go folks, if you fancied the look of this TV program first time around then get your applications for the second series of the BBC’s Wanted Down Under Program now.

Remember to give Getting Down Under a mention when you call 8)

Also, if you manage to ‘get in’ or shortlisted please let us know :)

Good Luck!



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    Barbara
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    Barbara

    Hi
    Me and my partner are just about to start the whole process of getting visa to Australia but OMG we have to have about 7.000 pounds or more can anyone tell me if the costs are really that high?

    Warren Jenkins
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    Warren Jenkins

    Hope we can be considered for your show wanted down under

    Emma Bonner
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    Emma Bonner

    hi we are the bonner family we currenly live in portsmouth uk/ we rent a navel property and have been thinking about australia for about 2 years now. my husband is in the royal navy as a engineer petti officer. i am a house wife looking into haordressing. we have two children aged 7 and 11. they to like the thought of a future living in australia as they love the outdoors and animals. this chance of being on the show would help give us the amazing experiance to see if australia is for us. i get the winter depression… Read more »

    Gary w
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    Gary w

    Hi everybody.

    I lived in Brisbane for three years with my family. Been back in the UK for just over two years. ALL BE VERY CAREFUL , THE GRASS IS NOT ALWAYS GREENER !

    These programmes are a load of rubbish and must be given a backhander by the ozzy goverment. The programmes I have seen do not give you the cold hard facts…

    Best of luck to you all.

    Sasha Kumar
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    Sasha Kumar

    Hi! My name is Sasha Kumar and I live in South Wales with my family- My.. Dad – A business man Mam – Primary school teacher Sister- Age 12 Me!- 14 I am really fed up of being bored, all there is to do in the U.K (when it rains) is go shopping, the cinema or bowling. So I am trying to persuade them that a life in Austrailia would be better as there are soo many different things to do! I think they do want to get out of this rainy country but are too scared!# PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE… Read more »

    hayley thomas
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    hayley thomas

    Hi We have our home on the market at the moment and are looking to move to Sydney. We would like to rent out there with a view to purchasing a home as soon as we were settled. I am 38 and was in administration but currently a home maker. My husband is 39 and a self employed plasterer for the last 10 years. I have a daughter about to leave school in June 2010 and a 4 Year old son who is in reception class and will go into year 1 in September. We want to live for life… Read more »

    hmay
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    hmay

    I have just read your statement. we are just starting out on this road. Are there really work out there. did you go. how long did it take to get the visa

    Michelle
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    Michelle

    Help me please… I really need your help convincing my husband that we could have such a better life in Australia!! I would LOVE to apply for your programme Wanted Down Under’ Where you help families make a life changing decision to either stay put in the UK or up sticks and start a fresh abroad! We have a 20 month old son and life in Australia would be so much better for him and the whole family. I have done a lot of research in to it and it would suit us down to the ground, I know it… Read more »

    Osteospermum
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    Osteospermum

    Hi, me and my partner got married last September, and bought our first house, we both would love to move to australia and start a family, in which we know australia are looking for young expanding familys, but as you have to have a trade to move to australia and have to have money, we know we will never get there. I am a dispenser for cohens pharmacy and my partner is a Timber merchant and grader, is there no other way you can move there, as we do not think its safe to bring a family up in England?… Read more »

    Vicky Jones
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    Vicky Jones

    Hiya, Im looking in to moving to Australia with my partner and to children. I would like to know how to apply to go on the Wanted Down Under that is showen on BBC. I would like to start a new life in Australia with my family, but want to make sure that me and my family would like it. Also Iv been looking at jobs in Australia and cannot find Beauty Therapists. Im in college at the moment traning up to be a Beauty Therapist.

    Thank you for your time,

    Vicky x

    Lee
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    Lee

    Vicky. over a million people each year apply to go australia, of that number, many are refused, trades are a requirement, IF your beauty therapy course is cerifed to australian standards and upon a required at least two years salon experience, youd be judged alongside others for suitability for emigration. Its a very difficult and often very expensive option to emmigrate to australia, and quite rightly australia want the best of those trades to enhance their own economy. keep looking at the updates in trades required as your partners trade may also be a required one at some point. most… Read more »

    Jon
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    Jon

    Hello. We moved back from Perth Western Australia a year ago. We lived in Mandurah which was absolutely beautiful. Why did we move back? There were circumstances including a death in the family. We now live in the Cotswolds, a lovely part of England. The problem is we have been sick with colds, flu and novovirus for the past few months, as is everyone else here. I assure everyone the sea air cuts out this problem (probably due to the air/salt content)because we never got ill there in a year & a half except for a mere cold. I’m Irish… Read more »

    Lorna
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    Lorna

    Hello Mark Congratulations – This is a very useful website! I am currently applying for a skilled migrants visa for my whole family and the information here has proved to be very helpful. Your patience is noted! We are enjoying Series 3 of the show and have just applied to appear on Series 4. The only thing I feel is lacking is that we dont find out whether the families definitely move to Australia despite their votes to do so. I am specially interested in the Clark and McDermott families from the current series. Maybe if they log onto this… Read more »

    teresa price
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    teresa price

    Hi Lorna, your comment spoke for me also as i would like to see how others settled in with their new lifestyle. My daughter(21) is in Perth on a years working visa and does not want to come home. Im a cook and would love to upsticks and take a chance on a new life but dont know where to begin the process(would love some advice). Best wishes to all who have taken the plunge.

    will
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    will

    no offence but i think its very stupid giving a child the choice of emmigrating or not, because they are so easily influenced.

    Tracy Harriott
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    Tracy Harriott

    Hi! My husband and I are seriously considering a life in Australia. I have visited for work about 6 times now all over the country and NZ but mainly based in Sydney, and I am due back in March 09. I love the lifestyle, and have been offered freelance work as well as the fact that I have now started to form relationships so feel it would be an easier process emotionally. I work in the skincare industry and work as a trainer. My Husband is a self employed bricklayer. I have been told there is a huge calling for… Read more »

    les bourne
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    les bourne

    Hi there wer’e a family of 4 wanting to emigrate to Perth.
    My name is Les (32 years old) ,my fiance is Sharon (29) jade (9)and lily-mai(3).
    I install air conditioning (3 and a half yrs exp),Sharon is a carer.
    We are about to start the emmigration process in 4 months but would love to see Perth and the areas aand schools etc first.
    Thankyou for your time,
    yours sincerely Les Bourne and family.

    emma
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    emma

    i have like every one else been watching the series and like many others im sure have tried to apply to get on the next! could someboby please tell me the correct address as i cannot send my e mail under wantedownunder@bbc.co.uk

    many thanks emma

    Natalie Austin
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    Natalie Austin

    Hello, my name is Natalie Austin. I am a single, 30 year old Art and Design Teacher from Essex. I have been to Australia twice and since breaking with my ozzy boyfriend 2 years ago, have lived at home with my parents trying to save as much money as i can, so that i can eventually move back there. I am about to send in my Australian application to emmigrate but am just waiting on some paperwork to be completed. I have not actually seen the show before, but everyone has been telling me about it for ages. I am… Read more »

    Allan Stewart
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    Allan Stewart

    Hi, My name is Allan Stewart, and i writing to say that i come from a family of 4. My mum Alaine, My Father in law james, and my little brother Jonathan. we live on the west coast of Scotland on a very popular and well knowen island called Islay. i would like to put myself and my family to the test of trying out down under for a week, and put the UK and Austrillia life styles to the test, my family watch it every time is on, and we would love the oppertunity to try it out. my… Read more »

    sanjay patel
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    sanjay patel

    Good aftrenoon sanjay here, i feel that now that i have reached 40 years of age i need to see and experince a new environment and challange, and tihs would be a fantastic opportunity for anyone, i have 2 children which of one has just started reception school and the other child still at home, my wife also needs a change as she is getting fed up, would love to take part in your next show, australia and new zeland have been the places we would like to emigrate to……….

    Alwie M. Tuara
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    Alwie M. Tuara

    dear sir/madam

    my comments now is about the north molluccas election problem, so did you reports or do you have update everyday?

    Lou
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    Lou

    Hi, I’ve been trying to find the link to apply for the next wanted down under series? Keep hitting brick walls. Any clues please very much appreciated!! Thinking of emigrating to NZ, via the RNZN. Ta folks, Lou

    karen
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    karen

    I thought this was the E mail address thanks anyway

    karen bailey
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    karen bailey

    hello, would love to take part in the show – my husband and I and our 11 year old daughter are seriously thinking of emigrating to either new zealand or australia – but having watched the australia programmes so far we seem to have been swayed a little towards australia. My husband is a porfessional golfer and I work as a sales executive for education supplies and our daughter charlotte attends private school locally. One of her friends from school emigrated to new zealand last year and a friend of my husband’s also – my husband has relatives in perth… Read more »

    Karen Coleman
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    Karen Coleman

    Hi
    I have applied for the next series my husband is a serving police officer over here in the UK. We have been interested in emmigrating to New Zealnd for a number of years now, but htis new series is brilliant!
    any ex pats in New Zealand who can give me more infor greatly apprehciated!
    Karen

    Michelle Ashelford
    Guest
    Michelle Ashelford

    I am very interested in appearing on the tv show as myself and family are looking to emergrate to oz, i will be a qualified mental health nurse this year.
    Please contact me with regards to this
    Many Thanks

    Michelle Ashelford

    Karina
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    Karina

    Hi Mark, I have just caught this show for the second time and totally hooked. Myself and my family did make enquiries some months ago about the whole emigration process, and found that as a mechanic and an estate agent, we would be more than welcomed, but its just such a daunting process looking into schools, housing etc when you have 4 kids ranging from newborn to 17 years old!!!! So much to consider. So I have just emailed the BBC to see if we would be considered for the show at any point, as I think the sort of… Read more »

    emma basham
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    emma basham

    i want to do the show, need pointing in right direction already have visa

    hoppity
    Guest
    hoppity

    Hi I have just found this great site, we were the Jones family on the first series of wanted down under, the BBC came out to Oz to film an update a couple of months ago, which will be screened in Jan/Feb so keep your eyes peeled for us.

    Sarah

    the cook family
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    the cook family

    hi the jones family how r u hope you are all well did you end up staying in oz or did you come back id love to go to perth my sister lives there and were goin through the process now of moving over there we hav got 2 kids who are 9 so i think there at a nice age its getting worse over here for gangs etc and its our dream to move over there i will let you know how were getting on with the process hope your all well take care xx