Wanted Down Under Series 3 – How to Apply for Wanted Down Under

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BBC Wanted Down Under - How to apply for series three of wanted down underI had an email from Helen Crawley the researcher at the BBC who helped find the ‘contestants’ to appear on The BBC’s Popular Wanted Down Under Program.

She was writing to remind me that the advert I posted a little while back is now out of date (I’d imagine she was getting a little tired of the phone calls and emails so sorry Helen :( )

She has asked me to update the contact details. So if any of you folks are interested in appearing in the Third Series of Wanted Down under then you need to email the BBC at: wanteddownunder@bbc.co.uk.

Helen was a little none committal though saying the BBC ‘may still need applicants for series 3 should we make one’ so keep this in mind when sending your emails off.

Having said that, with the popularity of the first two series of Wanted Down Under I would be very surprised if they don’t make a third or perhaps even a forth series.

So there you go folks, it’s official and you heard it here first (perhaps ;) ). If you want to apply for the third series of the BBC’s Wanted down Under program then email the BBC at the address above.



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    keelin

    hi, myself(keelin 26) an my boyfriend(john 28) are looking to emigrate to austrailia. i am a fully qualified hairdresser for 10 years an my boyfriend is a fully qualified joiner of 11 years. we live in douglas in the isle of man, i have lived here since 1989, im originaly from galway,eire an my boyfriend was born on the isle of man. i have a 10 year old daughter called courtney who is excited at the possibility of a better life down under! we are still unsure of which part of austrailia we would like to live an would need… Read more »

    Sam and Carl Dade
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    Sam and Carl Dade

    Hi we are the Dade family made up of carl (37) Sam (38) Thomas (12) Charlie(8) and Tilly-rose (3) . We have thought for many years about moving to Oz with some of our friends already making the move and love it. We are both self employed Carl a horticultural worker (rose Grafter) he is also a qualified specialist baker. I have had my own photography business but we the present climate i have bulit up my self as a sucessful bebt collector..I have a HND in business studies. Thomas is at high school loves football and is in the… Read more »

    michael anness
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    michael anness

    hi there my girlfriend lynsey(28) and i(31) are looking to start a new life in australia, im a fully qualified electrician and lynsey a fully qualified hairdresser. i have my own electrical business in bradford, yorkshire and lynsey has her own mobile hairdressing business based in bradford. our ambition is to move to aus and start up my own electrical company and eventually open a salon for lynsey. i have previous experience of aus from 2002 when i worked as an electrician in sydney on a working holiday visa. we see the programme as the perfect opportunity to start a… Read more »

    stephen cooper
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    stephen cooper

    Hi there me and my wife have considered moving to oz but find it quite daunting trawing through all the web pages on it,i am 37 year old roofer with 19 years experience my wife is 30,she is a house wife,but she already has lots of aunties who live in Brisbane and Melbourne and have lived in oz for many,many years,which she speaks to quite regular,we have 3 children there ages are 13,8,and 7,the eldest has been to oz with me and my wife 5 years ago and would love to go.

    Angela Young
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    Angela Young

    Please excuse the typo’s. Iam 34.

    Angela Young
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    Angela Young

    My husband is due to retire from the Army in 18 months time after 23 years service (39 yrs old). I am a Secondary Design and Technology Teacher we have an eight year old son who loves the outdoors and is an excellent footballer. Both us our jobs (my husband’s trade is a Pharmacy Technician) are on the skills shortage lists and we are considering a move to New Zealand. Our families were both in the forces and are scattered all over and are enthusiastic about travelling down under to visit us and we have relatives (my sister and her… Read more »

    Rebecca Dewell
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    Rebecca Dewell

    Good day to you all , we are looking to start a new life in australia/new zealand we are currantly researching the both and there are a few differences in both my husband (matthew 42) is ready to up and go tomorrow although i am a little more reserved as i have a job i love and i am very close with my family we are planning a visit to new zealand in january i have a brother ,sister in law and there three children that live in australia and they love it it took them two years to get… Read more »

    kirstin
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    kirstin

    Hi, I was on the website for wanted down under and came across your comments. I just had to reply because it is the exact same situation as me and my husband. We have 3 children and my husband would up and move tomorrow but I am really worried. I hope your trip goes well and would love to hear how far you have got and the area you think suits with children.

    Kirstin

    Ashley Hunter
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    Ashley Hunter

    Our whole family would love to emegrate to Australia, we looked into this approximately 7 years ago, however the death of my mother 6 years ago and my father 2 years ago put a hold on our plans. We are looking for a new life as “our” family. We very much enjoy spedning time together its just getting it here and also the weather in which to do it. I am currently employed in the Private Health Care Sector as a PA and my husband runs his own contract cleaning company, however is also a telecomms engineer/rigger after working for… Read more »

    Martin & Karen
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    Martin & Karen

    Hi, My husband and I really want to immigrate to Perth Australia. We are both over 45 so cannot pass the Skills Assessment. We looked for vacancies in Perth on the web site and found loads of Facilities jobs which is our expertise. We are both very hard working and believe we have a lot to offer Australia even though we are older. (Martin 57, myself 52) (We are young at heart and enjoy life) Martin’s dad lives in Perth as well as his sister. We are finding it so frustrating as we would dearly love to work and eventually… Read more »

    Debbie Mcbride
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    Debbie Mcbride

    Hi my name is Debbie, my husband Robert and our 3 kids 5,9,13 would love the oppertunity to be on your show. we Have been thinking of moving down under for a while now but have no real idea how to go about it. As we only wont to do this once it would be great to have your expertise in the country , how to find jobs, house schools ect. we wont a better life for our kids and this seems the perfect place we did look at spain a few years ago but decided this was not for… Read more »

    Young Couple
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    Young Couple

    Hi There, After spending about a year pondering on the idea of potentially moving to Oz, myself and my partner of 6 years have finally decided to take the plunge and see if it’s really for us! We are in our early twenties and are currently renting a really nice house in Nottingham but can’t help but feel tied down and enthusiastic about emigrating. I currently work as IT recruitment consultant and my partner is a qualified fitness advisor with hopes of getting into the fire service. We love the idea of having the opportunity to start a new life… Read more »

    glenn barlow
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    glenn barlow

    hi, my name is glenn barlow and im married to alison for 9 years, i am 39 my wife is 36, we ave two children 19, 17, we have been interested in moving to australia for a number of years now but our funds have not been sufficient to acheive our goal, now they are in place. i crrently work for the r.a.c. as a breakdown patrol i am a fully qualified vehicle technician i also have a class 1 licience which i am entitiled to drive articulated vehicles, my wife works for the nhs as a nurses assistant for… Read more »

    shell
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    shell

    my partner was born in wondi,queensland in 1972,we have 4 children and we have been trying to move over to oz for many years.
    my partner is a foreman/machine driver in a groundworkers firm and have all his tickets, but everytime we try to find out which visa is best for us we don’t get a straight answer.anyone who could help us go the right way, we would be very happy!

    Victoria Cawte
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    Victoria Cawte

    hi my name is victoria cawte and im a single mam with a 6 moth old son matthew.my dream is two have a better life for my son matthew and will keep trying till my dream happens.im prepared two work v hard and have quailfications in both dance teacher and fitness instuctor and have a relative living there can you please help me and my sons dream come true.

    alison woods
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    alison woods

    Hi, I am 36 years old and my partner john is 41years old we have 3 boys aged 12, 9 and 6. I am a qualified midwife working 30 hours a week at present. We have been thinking of emigrating to Australia for some time now, and I was offered a job last july in the main city hopsital in perth, since then cant think of nothing else but to move out there. We would love to appear on your show so we could decide if Australia has the expectations we are looking for as we want a better life… Read more »

    Edel Maloney
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    Edel Maloney

    hi, can’t believe i’m able to contact the show i love watching it i’m a big fan but i was wondering do you have to be from the uk to apply to the show as me and my family live in ireland at the moment but are interested in making the big move to australia i am 34 and my husband is 35 he would come under the skilled worker as he is a brick layer, we have four children all boys ages 2,3,6,and 13, very energic boys and we mainly want to make the move for them as in… Read more »

    pamela byrne
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    pamela byrne

    Want to go to australia,
    My partner runs his own business
    We have 3 children under 8. I am a stay at home mam and we are not married. need help

    regards Pamela byrne

    bryan burrows
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    me and my family would love to stay in australia i am a air conditioning engineer and my with is a dental nurse if you can help it would be lovely thanks can you get back to me
    regards bryan burrows..

    hayley colgan
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    hayley colgan

    I am 34 and have two boys aged 9 and 11yrs, we have talked about moving to Australia for several years now, my boys are very much outdoor children and would love to get involed with all the sporting activities which the country has to offer, we enjoy the heat and living the outdoor life, although we have never visited australia before we would love to take part in your show to experience the different areas to live and view the properties and visit some schools etc and hopefully find a p/time job for me (mum)

    hayley colgan & Family

    rachel
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    rachel

    My hubby (29) and I (31) and our 4 kids (14,13,10 and 6) are considering a move to Australia. My hubby is a water leakage technician. We really want to leave Britain behind for Australia. We are not sure where to start. We have been doing lots of research. We really want to do this and any help and advice would be gratefully received.We would love to appear n the next series as we have watched the previous ones and they have really helped the people on it. We would rent for the first six months until my hubby had… Read more »

    Chris
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    Chris

    I would love to relocate permanently to Australia I need some help especially in terms of getting a job.

    Karl Morgan
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    Karl Morgan

    My family and I visited Australia in Oct 08 for two weeks to visit family , my daughter did not want to go at first but ended up not wanting to come home , my son also did not want to come home . We all fell in love with Oz and would like to emigrate, I said to my family over there I wanted to claim political asylum so we could have stayed. I would recommend going out for a holiday to make sure it is for you.

    MRS GAIL FELLOWS
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    MRS GAIL FELLOWS

    HELLO,MY NAME IS GAIL ,I AM 38 AND I HAVE BEEN MARRIED TO LEE(39) FOR OVER12 YEARS,I HAVE TWO DAUGHTERS MEGHAN (11) AND LEAH(10) WE HAVE BEEN INTERESTED IN A EXCITING NEW LIFE FOR OUR FAMILY IN AUSTRALIA FOR SOME TIME ,WE HAVE THOUGHT AND TALKED OF NOTHING ELSE,ALTHOUGH WE HAVE BOTH NEVER VISITED AUSTRALA WE CAN'T WAIT FOR A NEW CHALLENGE,WE DO HAVE A VISA APPLICANT CURRENTLY IN PROCESS FOR A PERMINENT RESIDENT FOR QUEENSLAND , AUSTRALIA, YOUR PROGRAMME HAS REALLY HELPED US AND ANSWERED A LOT OF OUR QUESTIONS WE HAVE ASKED OURSELVES. WE WOULD REALLY LOVE TO… Read more »

    clare evans
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    clare evans

    my family and i have had our visas for eighteen months we went to austrailia in febuary and loved it. we want to go to adelaide but we cant sell our home please help us. anyone wont a house swap? clare x

    andrew symons
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    andrew symons

    hi there my finance and i want to try it down under i am 19 she is 1 18 i lived in oz but i am trying to get her out there i have been here most my life and i would love to move back there but it is my finance dont want to i want to try and change her mind but i cant can you guys help me please thank you there is more ok thank you from andrew symons

    natalie and adam
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    natalie and adam

    Hi there,
    please please would you consider us for your next series of wonted down under, we have two children oldest 5 youngest 2, my partner adam has already been and says nothing but great things about the place but unfortunitly i have not experianced it yet, he has alot of family who live in Perth, Poth kennedy. We have looked at forms but we still really need alot of help and would really really appreciate your help and support so please keep us in mind for your series 3..
    thank you natalie

    caroline baxter
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    caroline baxter

    Please consider us for your next series of wanted down under. We are a family of four desperately trying to decide whether Australia would be a better place for us. I have family there already who would love us to join them but it seems such an enormous decision that we would be so grateful for an opportunity to have your guidance and advice.

    Ian
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    Ian

    Hello Watching “Wanted Down Under” has rekindled a desire we had about 3 years ago to emmigrate to New Zealand. We went over for 3 weeks in 2005, and crammed in the North and South Islands, a bit of a blur, but unforgettable. At that time my husband was working on getting the correct qualifications, and now has them. The reason for emmigrating is cliched but honest, “A better Lifestyle” Our daughter is 10 and a keen athlete, but restricted by facilities and weather. We have our own home, but in the UK cannot expect to progress to anything bigger… Read more »

    Tracey fm Leeds
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    Tracey fm Leeds

    Hi there My partner and I would love to be considered for your next series of Wanted Down Under. We have been seriously thinking about this a while, and feel we have now reached a stage where we are ready to live and work in Austrailia, hopefully with some guidance from yourselves to achieve our families dream. We have a 14 month old daughter and believe that we could provide her with a better quality of life down under. My partner is a qualified and skilled Plant Operator of 11 years and I am a Communications Operator for West Yorkshire… Read more »

    Mairead McAlister
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    Mairead McAlister

    I have lived in Australia for one year in 2001 and i loved it so much i want to go back. I am married with no kids, work in a international bank , My husband is a web developer. We would love to come out to Australia and make the dream real.

    Thanks M&R

    nina
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    nina

    Hi

    My family and I would love to be considered for your next new series Wanted Down Under.
    We are ready to work and live in Australia, but would need some guidance and help to achieve this family dream in living the outdoor lifestyle in Australia.
    I work as a Community Health Care Assistant and my husband is a qualified Painter And Decorator.
    We have two children age 14 and 11.
    Plus two lovely family dogs.

    Many Thanks
    Nina

    Ted Prangnell
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    Ted Prangnell

    The easy part is imigrating, when or if you decide to return then that can be very diffiicult indeed. Some coverage ought to be given to those you have returned home. We were in N Z for 7 years, returning to the U K with a family, no job, and no home, was very risky, difficult, and traumatic. The grass always seems greener on the otherside of the street, and a short visit is not enough to fully appreciate the differences, and difficulties. NHS being just one example. Perhaps you should add a little more caution to your prospective emmigarants.… Read more »

    marie brodie
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    marie brodie

    me n my husband have been thinking about moveing to australia with r 2 children my husband is a roof slater tiler we r both 26 and r children r 9yrs and the other is 1 month and would love a better life for r young family and would love it if you could help us by considering us for any shows you may be doing many thanks

    Maria Rhodes
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    Maria Rhodes

    As a family we would like to be considered for your next programme. We have been wanting to emigrate to Australia for a few years and now feel we are in a position to do so. I work as a special needs teacher in a primary school and my husband is a self employed cabinet maker/furniture restorer. We have two children aged 15 and 13 and they would love the outdoor lifestyle Australia has to offer. Your programme would help us to fulfil our family dream.

    janet porter
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    janet porter

    we both have been watching wanted down under and decided we want to have a better life for our children .we have two lovely boys one 2 and a half and the other 18 weeks . we would love to move to south Austalia . iam a hairdresser been doing hair for 12 year .iam 43 and my parter is 36. and i have a 17 daughter .we would love to have some help to decision to emmigrate or stay in England.

    Mervyn Canders
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    Mervyn Canders

    Hi, My Wife and I are currently looking into moving to Western Australia. We’ve just been married a year and are looking to start a family and we would like to give them the best possible start in life that we can. With the current economy crisis in the U.K. we both feel that Northern Ireland has got nothing to offer us and it’ll be even worse when it comes for us to bring up children. If we got the opportunity to go to Australia then I would very much consider joining the Royal Australian Air Force as I’ve had… Read more »

    janice joyce
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    janice joyce

    Hi there my family and i are due to emigrate in January 2009. We have planned to start our new lives in Pearsall, perth,WA. We are both late thirties with two boys age 8 and 6. Would love to get some idea of what life would be like down under before the initial move. Would love to be considered for the new series if possible my husband is a tool maker and i am a childminder. Thanks

    carol davies
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    carol davies

    my husband and myself feel that england does not offer much for ourself and family. We have a granddaughter who is just 3years we live by the sea in essex ,my daughter and granddaughter have a poor way of live and feel that there is no furture in this town which has no employment now so in the furture what will happen. we would love to move to australia with the next 2 years.
    hope to see you all soon

    carol

    Yvonne Deary
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    Yvonne Deary

    Me and my partner have recently been watching an episode of Wanted down under and have confirmed that this is something we have both always dreamed about. A completely different way of life with a lot more opportunities for us and our gorgeous 2 year old girl. My partner is a diesel fitter and I work for a bank, we are both 37 years old and whilst we have not ever visited the likes of Australia or perhaps Canada, we would love to be given the chance to sample this life in order to make a decision to emmigrate or… Read more »

    emelie de la hunty
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    emelie de la hunty

    hi, i am 15 years old and live with my twin sister and my dad. we have been thinking about moving to new Zealand for years now but we never did because our mother just left us which gave us a new start, which we belive would be best in new Zealand. my dad has been looking into moving and would love for our family to move there but we would need a little help from the wanted down under team to help us make up our minds! all my Fingers are crossed
    emelie de la hunty

    Karen Beard
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    Karen Beard

    Hi, My husband and i are seriously looking into leaving britain and starting a fresh
    in sydney australia. we have 3 fantastic children, matt is a prison officer and i work in a childrens day nursery, we would both love to considered for wanted down under.

    Lorraine clerkin
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    Lorraine clerkin

    Hi, i’m in the process of moving to Fremantle. I’m a 35 yr old Emergency Nurse and i will be taking my two children with me. At the moment i’m sorting my registration with the board of western Australia. I hope to finally move June 1st 2009. My house is for sale in Ireland, i cant wait to go honestly.

    Andy Morgan
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    Andy Morgan

    Hi, It has always been my dream to move & live in Western Australia, I am a 33 year old gas engineer with a wife & 2 kids aged 12 & 2 years and feel it would be a great environment for my children to grow up in. We have already started the process of applying for Visas however we feel an oppurtunity like this, to be able to look at separate locations within WA would really help with choosing the correct destination and giving us every possible chance of making a go of it. Fingers crossed….

    sibby1
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    sibby1

    they are showing repeats of the 2nd series that were aired in january on bbc2 at the moment.
    still good to watch, especially when they are in perth as that is where we would like to go, and it is our fave place to go on holiday.

    Sarah Johnston
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    Sarah Johnston

    Hmmm i have emailed them today durrrrrr far too late the 3rd series as already started i love the programme i get butterflies watching it and have actually had tears after it as i am so jealous we not there , here hoping they do a 4th series. Mty husband was offered a job last june but are daughter was only 6 weeks old and we felt it wasnt the right time big regrets now, My husband and i love both new zealand and australia even tho we never been but everything comes down to money and at the moment… Read more »

    K Sweeney
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    K Sweeney

    Wanted down under definitely opens up your eyes to the exciting possibilities of life abroad. My partner and i would love to explore life down under as we feel its time to make a life together with the best opportunities for our 9 week old daughter…

    I am a prison officer my partner is a builder/engineer, Do these jobs come under jobs that are wanted/ shortfall abroad??

    Thank you

    Joanne Squire
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    Joanne Squire

    I am interested if you are doing a 3rd series on Wanted Down Under. My family and I have considered moving to Australia for a few years but the time has never been right. My partner (aged 34) is in the building trade working as a dryliner and also has worked as an artexer since leaving school.

    We have an 8 year old son together and our preferred location would be to live in Perth as my sister-in-law and her family have recently moved there.

    Kind regards.

    Joanne Squire

    sibby1
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    sibby1

    has anyone actually heard from the BBC to say that they have been chosen for a possible third series , or do you reckon it is too early in the year??