Wanted Down Under? – How to Apply for Series 4 of wanted down under

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Wanted Down Under? - How to Apply for Series 4 of wanted down under - bbc wanted down under.thumbnail - Getting Down Under BBC, brief description, series 4, visa applicant, Wanted-Down-UnderWanted down under is a term being typed into Google quite a lot at the moment and the search results are directing a large number of wannabe Aussies here at Getting Down Under.

Having spoken to my folks back in the UK last night it transpires that the BBC are currently re-showing one of the earlier series of wanted down under and as before it looks like it’s generating quite a bit of interest for those who yearn for a new life here in Australia.

I got in contact with the Wanted Down Under production team at the BBC to see if there are any plans for future series and they have confirmed that although the search for contributors for Series 3 has now been completed, they are ‘hopeful’ for a 4th series!

As with earlier series, if you are interested in applying for Series 4 of Wanted Down under then you should email the BBC at wanteddownunder@bbc.co.uk including some brief information about yourself and your family to help them choose some appropriate participants.

The BBC has requested that this information should include:

  • Your names and ages
  • Contact details including a phone number
  • The area in which you currently live
  • Where you are considering moving to
  • A brief description of your job (particularly for the possible Visa applicant)
  • The main factors behind the desire to move
  • Any issues holding you back
  • What stage you are at in the
  • Visa application process (if at all)

If you’re worried about providing any of this information, the guys at the BBC have also confirmed that all details will be kept on file for future reference but not shared with any third party.

So there we go, get emailing wanteddownunder@bbc.co.uk for a chance of appearing on Series 4 of the show and best of luck with your application :D



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    Poppy Hereward
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    Poppy Hereward

    Hi name is Poppy Hereward im 23 and live with my boyfriend Mike, 26. We have a baby girl on the way ( due in just 1 weeks time!) and a Golden Retriever called Riley that we wouldnt leave without!! We currently live in a 4 bed new build rented property in Birmingham but own a £25000 property that we rent out also. We would be looking to rent at first but we are very keen to look in to the Land and Build packages over there and see what we can get for our money. I am a level… Read more »

    Zoe Sullivan
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    Zoe Sullivan

    Hi there, My name is Zoe (35) and I am married to Adam (35) whom i met when we were 14 years old! We moved to Dorset to find happiness by the beach – SANDBANKS! And after being told we couldnt have children… had 3 lovely children – Jade 9, Jazmin 8 and Alfie 2 – born Christmas Day! Anywho, we are outdoor people and love the beach and r searching for the weather to go with that. Have got the application for a VISA 176, and Adam is in process of taking up VETASSESS OFFER TO GET HIS CERT… Read more »

    Sam Sawyer
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    Sam Sawyer

    Series four application sent of last month, then we got asked to provide more detailed info (on top of the auto response message) Emailed that 2 weeks ago now waiting for a phonecall from the show, a watched phone never rings! If you got on the show, or through to the final stages how long did you have to wait to hear back??? We don’t want to ge too excited but can’t help it as would be such a great opportunity! Would love to hear from people who are applying/have applied!

    Allison Poulton
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    Allison Poulton

    Can anyone tell me please if the closing date for applications for series four has passed?
    Thank you

    laura fullwood
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    laura fullwood

    Hi myself and my partner are fed up with the British way of life and have often talked about emigrating to Australia, though as shown on the wanted down under show it is not aways that easy. we feel that with help from the show we would be able to see what we are missing over in oz. I am a 24 year old qualified nursery nurse and my partner a 27 year old painter and decorator. We are currently living in sunny old Birmingham. We own our own property and would love to see what we could get for… Read more »

    rob maria & kids
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    rob maria & kids

    Hi to all you folks that are thinking of migrating to oz,we are a family of 4,and have been living in wa for 18 mths, it was a very difficult start, having left a very comfortable life in the uk, we are a normal working class family, that decided to make the move for the sake of our kids future. my husband worked full time in the uk, and i worked p/t doing 9 hrs p/w, he’s still full time, and l’m now doing on average 26 hrs p/w. The theory behind it here, is you work hard, and play… Read more »

    tracey & david watkins
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    tracey & david watkins

    We have been watching your show on a regular basis,an have talked about emigrating to australia.We have been on varius websites,work,living accomadation,and schools. We want to wake up feeling happy,not worrying about money.And with our country in recession,we feel now is the ideal time to considder the move.we have no capital behind us,and we feel the show is an ideal way to find accomadation,work,without the fuss of searching ourselves. My husband would love to work on the road trains,or in the mines,anything that has good money,in order to survive and live a comfortable life.we feel there is nothing holding us… Read more »

    wendy &mike o'connor
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    wendy &mike o'connor

    Hi we are the O’connor family, we have two dependent children, and watch wanted down under every day and live our dream we now think its time to make a life changeing decision . My husband and I both have trades Mike his a highley trained paintsprayer and panelbeater also pain demonstator for top vehicles , I am trained as a Pharmacy
    Technitian and also in Banking work for 6 years we need that final push to change our lives help:

    EPIe
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    EPIe

    Don’t suppose anyone as suggestions for reasonable Perth suburbs that are good for family and have parks etc. Just looking into some rentals ??

    Mark do you feel like you are repeating yourself sometimes….

    cheers

    Leah Cozens
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    Leah Cozens

    I would love to emigrate to Australia, I would not even look back!! We just have no idea where to start in the process of emigrating!! I am 27 and my Husband is 41, and we have 3 children aged 9, 7, and 4. My husband works as a grain silo operator, and I am training to become an Accountant. The area we were fond of trying is Darwin, it looks great! Can anyone give us some info as to where we would start and how difficult it is to emigrate? I do have an uncle who emigrated to Oz… Read more »

    jamie and bryan
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    jamie and bryan

    hello i have been looking at moving to austraila or new zealand for the past 2 years my partner bryan is also interested in looking at the possiblity to move to either place iam a computer field technician come parts delivery and my partner is a science techncian in a school. so we would both be looking at getting jobs with a nice home i work a lot of hours and dont get much time to spend with my partner but i do love the programe going down under and have followed the last series so keep up the good… Read more »

    FIONA
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    FIONA

    Hi my name is Fiona, I am 25, married with 2 kids (2and half year old and 1 year old)and we live in Whitehead, N.I. My husband is a full time fitter/welder ad currently builds busses. I gave up work to bring up my kids and also because of the cost of child care, we decided paying someone £1000 per month to look after our kids wasnt worth the money. Because of the cost of living and the current state of affairs in N.I. we have had to move out of our house and move in with family, we our… Read more »

    Tracy Cain
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    Tracy Cain

    Although some members of the family don’t want to move, we think this could be the perfect opportunity for them to consider changing their minds. I am a student nurse and I am about to qualify and would like to see the job prospects and lifetyle changes in Australia. My 2 daughters feel that they cannot move because they have friends in this country and that they cannot leave them because they will never see them again. But this possible experience could change their minds and help them decide wether to stay in England or move to Australia.

    William somerville
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    William somerville

    For 4 years we have been looking to emigrate to new zealand we being my wife myself and our 3 young children.3 years ago we were ready to start the process but my wifes mother became unwell and it wasnt the right time to proceed,sadly my wifes mother has since passed away but this has made us more determined to make a better life for us as a family.as a time served joiner i know i qualify for the application process and and know there is work out there for me.To appear on your programme would be the final push… Read more »

    Clare
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    Clare

    Hi,to all, Been looking for a great adventure for some time now, Iam 30, married and have twins.I have always fancied moving to Newzeland but my husband is a little reluctant as he has his own building buisness which is very succesful and neither of us have ever been there, however Iam a hairdesser and I feel now would be a great time as the kids are very young also i would pay for the airfare as it is more of the guidance from the show we would require,seen alot of properties in Aukland that look fab but then there… Read more »

    michael
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    michael

    Hi visitors and Mark,

    I feel sorry for Mark, the website editor, as he has repeatly asked people to read the article that he posted and email the BBC correctly.

    Its great reading other peoples information as to why they want to move and what each situation is but is Mark the program manager?!

    hehe!

    Mike.

    Jonathan Wilde
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    Jonathan Wilde

    Hi there. My wife and I have been watching Wanted down under and we have been thinking of moving to Austrailia for a while now. Being a Lift engineer myself and my wife being a Nursery Nurse we would be accepted through the points system. We are a young couple currently living in Sunderland with a young daughter who we think deserve’s a better future. With our daughter being only 4 years old we think the transition of moving to Austrailia would be easier than later in life. We would love to hear from you. Thanks.

    sarah
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    sarah

    Hi we were the Jones family who were filmed on the first series of wdu and the revisited, my oh is the carpet filler, I would just like to say that we have now been in Oz for just over a year now and love the lifestyle we have over here, ie weather plenty of FREE things for the kids to do ie beach, lovely parks & bbq areas, my kids age 13/10 & 4 have all settled really well and love the life we are fortunate to have given them. I have set up a relocation company helping people… Read more »

    fiona
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    fiona

    hi sarah,

    i would love to make a new life in oz but husband not as keen, he is a joiner with 22 years experience in window fitting, extentions etc, what is the work like at the moment and is there any websites that let me know and average salary. I am a childminder of 13 yrs. Do people use childminders or is usually nurserys and nannies? we have 3 kids 17, 13 and 7

    Many thanks

    fiona

    Costas Constantinou
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    Costas Constantinou

    Hi can anyone give us some advice.We are a family of four who really wish to move to Australia but as my husband is 48 years of age the only way we can do this is through sponsorship,does anyone know of a way this can be done while we are still in the U.K. or would my husband have to come to Aus to find employment first? He is a supervisor in the motor trade dealing with crash repairs,many thanks to anyone that can give advice.
    Marnie Constantinou

    Martin
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    Martin

    Hi Sarah

    Glad to here how well you’re doing, do you have contact details for your relocation company?

    Regards

    Martin.

    Andrew Murray
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    Andrew Murray

    Hi,
    My name is Andy Murray myself and my family would like to go to New Zealand to live. My good lady and I have 3 young kids 10,6 and 18 months and we both agree that they would have a better life down under which will have alot more to offer them as they grow up.
    I am a time served electrician, and have started my teaching qualification.
    I wish everyone luck in their future choices.
    I myself am trying to work out how to apply for seies 4 of wanted down under.

    supersteve lucas
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    supersteve lucas

    australia seems to be the place to be..
    it seems to me that us brits are being pushed out of our own country. thats why so many of us have decided to move on to have a better life down under..
    good luck to those who make the right choices in life

    harrison
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    harrison

    we love watching wanted down under and we have done some looking into moveing over there we just need help on were would be the best place for our family .We love the idea of new zeland and the way of live it would be a hole new start never to look back. that is why i would like to go on the show. thank you.

    jenna main
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    jenna main

    thanks for the information just entered my plea to the BBC so who knows. my brother moved to Perth in Nov 2007 and started his own tiling business that is doing really well.

    i wish i could afford to go and see him and investigate for oursleves, but alas like many we cant afford the £4000 flight costs. fingers crossed for the BBC to get us there!!!!!

    jenna

    carol proctor
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    carol proctor

    myself and my husband have been thinking of emigrating to australia for some time now but the australian visas have told us that we can only move is on a sponsership move as i am over 45 and we can no longer go out on my skills my husband is a truck driver with many certificates. we have a 6 year old daughter who we no would love to live there aswell, my son who is 23 can go out on his skills he has been excepted.we would like to now if anyone can help us at all.we live in… Read more »

    Sha
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    Sha

    Thanks very much, for the info. I’ve emailed the programme and am hoping!!!!!

    duke holmes
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    duke holmes

    hi! We are really considering moving to Oz, We live in southampton. I’m a welder and my wife is a baker. I have 2 girls aged 12 and 8. Since wacthing the programe it makes me want to sell up and go. Yes leaving family will be very hard. But whats left in the u.k. Struggling like mad.Trying to get the best for your family. You’ve only got one chance in life, so why not give it ago. if we dont do this, will we regret it later on in life?We would love to be considered to have chance to… Read more »

    Eve Miles
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    Eve Miles

    hi, both my husband (company owner,(fiborous plasterer) and I (teacher) are both in our late 30’s with our son who is now 19 months have considered Melbourne however after visiting 3 years ago to our disappontment wasn’t the place for us. My facination with Australia still intrigues me and i want to discover if Perth or new south wales has better security for a hard working family. Leigh my husband challeges the prospect of wether he will gain more time with us as a family and earning really a reliable income that honestly provides a better standard of living. Priority… Read more »

    jason cross
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    jason cross

    We have been considering a move to Australia for some time as we have three children aged 13yrs, 5yrs & 2yrs and we would love to give them the best start in life, which we think Australia would be able to offer. Also the chance for me to be able to spend alittle more quality time with my family, as at the moment i work a 6-7 day week as a mechanic and my partner works shifts at a Golf Club, so we are regularly ships passing in the night. We own our 3 bed semi in Birmingham, but would… Read more »

    Angela Gill
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    Angela Gill

    Hi, my name is Angela, i am 27 years old and i am a Nursery practitioner, i have worked in Child Care for 3 years now and love it. My partner is 36 and works for Scotrail as a driver with 17 years experience in this. We have 2 young daughters aged 9 and 7 and we have been looking into emigrating for several years now, however, not had the finance to follow it through. We have tried applying for jobs through the internet but for most of these we need Australian citizenship. We do not know any other way… Read more »

    lynnette findlay
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    lynnette findlay

    hello my partner and i have been trying to immigrate to australia for two years now, however, we have struggled with the process, it has always came to a dead end. We love watching wanted down under, and would love to be on the program. We stay in Glasgow, my partner is a bricklayer and would be looking for full time work, I am 33 years old and a full time mother of 4 young children, 11, 10, 6 & 3 however, i do have a SQA in medical administration qualification, which would help me get get work when i… Read more »

    Avril Robertson
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    Avril Robertson

    My husband and I have been watching wanted down under and love it!!! It looks great and we have been talking about moving abroad for a couple of years. We have 3 kids aged 10, 8 and 6 who would love a warmer climate. I am a hairdresser (38) and my husband is a company director (39), we would love to experience a new life in Australia , I would need to work part time and my husband would need a full time job. What is a bit scary is moving away from family and friends and being on the… Read more »