Moving to Melbourne Client Testimonials


Moving to Melbourne - Client Testimonials

"Hi Kate, thanks so much for your help we would have been totally confused if we hadn't found you, there is nothing that is to much trouble for you, I am so happy we found you!
Sally UK - Berwick

October 2009




"I second that she has been great in helping sort out my initial accommodation & even managed to get car hire cheaper than my new employers could get it.
Kate is a star!!!"

Mark - UK

October 2009




"Kate from has helped me out with securing a 3week stay with a lot of chasing people and with me sending loads of emails to her and also for Kate to send me emails at times that even wild animals are asleep

I have never met her, but she seems a top girl and goes above and beyond in helping people move to oz with some stress removed

We are also going to book her services for a day to help with finding schools and a rental if time in the day (please get in touch Kate so we can get started)
So hats off to her and she is thoroughly recommended so far
Jase - UK

October 2009



"Дорогая Кэйт,

Спасибо Вам огромное за все, что Вы сделали и продолжаете делать для нас, начиная с самой первой встречи в Аэропорте и до настоящего времени. Спасибо за внимание и забот, как о собственной семье, спасибо за детское питание;-), я была очень тронута таким вниманием к маленькому иммигранту :)

Спасибо за помощь в поиске дома, за полезные бесценные советы во всем, от глобальных вопросов до мелочей.

Мы бесконечно рады , что обратились в Moving to Melbourne.

Удачи и наилучшие пожелания.

Наталья Игнатенко , Москва, Россия"


From Moscow to Chelsea Heights  - September 2009


"Dear Kate, Thank you so much for everything you did and continue doing for us, from the very first meeting in the Airport to date. Thank you for your attention as to your own family, thank you for the baby food ;-), it was so touchy to see how caring u r even to the small immigrant :-)  Thank you for helping to find the house, for your useful and priceless advices, starting from general questions to the smallest of details.
We are so happy and feel so lucky that we chose Moving to Melbourne as our relocation service.
Good luck and best wishes.
Natalia Ignatenko, Moscow, Russian Federation"




"شكرا جزيلا لك على مساعدتك لنا منذ لحظة وصولنا وحتى الان, شكرا على كل هذا المجهود الذي بدونه لم نكن أبدا نستطيع الاستقرار و الإستمرار في هذا البلد الجميل

لقد جعلتي هذه التجربة أسهل ما يمكن و بلا أي صعوبات وجعلتينا نشعر أن لنا أهل في هذه البلد

شكرا كايت


Bassam, Natalia and Sophia

From Egypt to Chelsea Heights - September 2009

Translated: "Thank u so much Kate for your help and support since the moment we arrived in this lovely country, we are so grateful for your effort which we could never do without, you made it a very easy ride for us and made us feel that we have family here already"



"A big thank you Kate and Rob for your help and support for our first month in Australia.  I don't know what we would have done without you.  We hit the ground running and you helped us sort out so much and was very patient with us.  I have loved keeping in touch and our chats online and hope that they long continue.  Don't forget to come round to Narre Warren for a drink to celebrate my birthday.  Please stay in touch and I hope our friendship will continue to grow.  Thank you again so very much for everything"


Kim, Philip, Mitchell, Cory and Kelsie

From Bedford to Narre Warren South, Melbourne, Australia

Stayed in Carrum Downs Furnished Rental July - August 2009




" Hello Kate

Very happy with service you gave our family.  The Gold Package was good money and you helped us get jobs which was very good of you. That house you showed us is now for us, they have said yes, so thank you again, I recommend my family to use your service"

Husain and family

India - St Kilda

June 2009




"Hi Kate, thanks so much for your help to date it would have been so much more stressful without it!!"

UK - Berwick August 2009





What can we say..... I don't think any words can express how thankful and in your debt we are.  Before we found you we were in a real mess but you were our saviour.  I have already recommended your company to our friends who are moving over in December 2009 and I believe they have made contact with you.  The Gold Package was definitely worth triple the price we paid, although I couldn't tell you that at the time in case you put your prices up, ha,ha.  Thank you once again Kate and we will defiantly keep in touch."

Lucy, Dave and Tristan

From Durham to Geelong, Melbourne, Australia

July 2009




"Kate and Rob

Thank you soo much for all your help and time you have given us,  We really appreciate it.  Having you pick us up from the airport was such a relief after a really long and awful flight.  The house is really lovely and comfortable and very much home from home, with everything you need.  Can't imagine what it would have been like just staying in an apartment or hotel, I know we would have hated it.  We wish you all the very best in your business and in what life has to offer you and your family.  In the four weeks we have been here we have had so much to do, thank you so much for being there and showing us the suburbs, helping finding a car (which was not easy), and help with everything we needed.  I know that for us finding a rental was very stressful and I would say the hardest part of the move.  We can't thank you enough Kate.

Hope to see you soon.


Monika and Ian

From Milton Keynes to Narre Warren, Melbourne, Australia

Stayed in Carrum Downs Furnished Rental April - May 2009



Kate and Rob

We would like to thank you for the Moving to Melbourne package we subscribed for.  To say it has been invaluable WOULD be an understatement.  To have arrived in Melbourne without your help would have been to overwhelming for us!!

On our arrival you were there to greet us with a big smile:) 

This is a great home you have in Carrum Downs and is ideally located for the city and the South East region.

The use of Skype has been priceless and saved us hundreds of dollars in phone calls back home and has made this transition less painful.  I can't believe you do this for FREE as well as the internet access!!!

Thanks for all your help in Medicare, Centrelink, tax matters, setting up our ABN and the suburb tours.

We have achieved a great deal in 4 weeks with your help and guidance, especially with showing us around Marriott Waters Lyndhurst.  As a result of this I have now found employment and also our own house and land package.

On a personal note, we wish you health, happiness and prosperity for the future.  "Moving to Melbourne is a great introduction to this fantastic place and long may it continue.

All the best

Javier, Emma and Grace

Stayed in Carrum Downs Furnished Rental February -March 2009

Epsom, Surrey to Mount Martha



"Hi Guys
OMG what is happening with this weather? We were expecting some sun but this is ridiculous. We had to put a mattress on the floor in the living
area with the aircon on for the kids to get a decent sleep last night.

The house is perfect for people like us who are trying to enjoy a holiday
but try out the beach lifestyle at the same time. With Frankston being so
close there are plenty for the kids to do even though we are trying to
keep them out of the sun until about 6pm when we head down to the beach until 9pm. We think Jack will have webbed feet before the end of this week!!
Just a quick note to say that we are loving the holiday and the house.
Graham, Kate, Connor, Kerry & Jack

Stayed in Seaford 4bed Furnished Rental property January 2009



" Kate and Rob

We don't know how to thank you for all the enormous help you have provided us with.  We really can't imagine what we would have done without you, who else could tolerate our bad English and those heaps of parcels!!  So thank you very very very much for all your patience and understanding.  Elina was delighted with the Christmas tree, winnie the pooh, presents and everything else.  She has promised us when she grows up she is "going to be like Kate"!!

It was our first Christmas and New Year in Australia and we are so happy we spent them with you and in your Carrum Downs Accommodation.  The house is very homelike, cosy and tasteful.  The library is an invaluable source of relevant information and entertainment.  Special thanks to your children who helped with the parcels.  We wish you all the best in the future and hope to remain good friends."

Igor, Olga and Elina (December 2008)

Russia to Lynbrook Melbourne




"Dear Kate and Rob,

Not only did the house at Carrum Downs have everything we could have needed, you provided lots of information in the library and were at hand whenever we needed help.  The use of the Sat Nav was invaluable and we really would have been lost without it.  We hit the ground running, finding a job, bank, Medicare, drivers license, rental, school, kindie, and the dreaded Centrelink, all of that would have been so difficult without your help and support.  You made the transition stress free and we will be eternally grateful for that.  Thank you for your services they are fantastic and unique. I hope we can be good friends for many years to come.

See you soon"

Peter, Lisa, Liam and Imogen

Now in Cranbourne, Melbourne.




"Dear Kate,
I would like to thank you for the very good service organized for our clients (Olga and Igor). They have wrote to me advising that you have been a great help and are enjoying it more than expected. They are also enjoying your accommodation in Carrum Downs.
I am really thankful to you and hope we shall cooperate further on...
I wish you and your family a very Happy new Year!!!"
Kind regards.
Oleg Filonov

Oz Link - Russia



"Kate and Rob, I would like to thank you all for your support with our relocation your all wonderful and we cant ever thank you enough."
Mel, Paul, Luke

Now in Lyndhurst, Melbourne



"I just wanted to say a big thank you to Kate at moving to melbourne for the fantastic impartial advice for us as we are preparing to move to Melbourne in Jan. Certainly well worth getting in touch with if you are going to Melbourne. A big thank you Kate."




"Definitely try Moving to Melbourne, Kate is really helpful (even when we were moving to Geelong)"




"I agree totally with Moving to Melbourne being helpful. We have booked 10 days in one of her homes and she has been an invaluable source of information and help. I just hope I haven't used up all her goodwill just yet"

Graham and Family



"Kate and Rob, what can I say, as soon as I saw your smile at the airport and gave you a hug, I knew everything would be ok.  We had an unearthly hour of arrival and needed 2 vehicles for luggage, but there you both were with a friendly greeting.  The house is perfect it is ideally situated and everything you ever need is provided.  You have been a mind of information and knowledge and we'll be forever grateful for the smooth introduction to our new life.  See you at school, neighbour!!"


Trudy, Darren, Bryony and Bethany - Essex to Lynbrook, Melbourne

Stayed in Gum Tree Accommodation Carrum Downs


"Kate and Rob, it has been an absolute pleasure staying in your accommodation.  You have made us feel very welcome and everything provided made it feel like a home from home.  The welcome pack was fantastic.  The chocs and wine yummy!! Just what we needed.

You have been a great help throughout and I am sure we will stay friends."

Angie, Chris, Chloe and Dillon - Now in Melbourne

Stayed in Gum Tree Accommodation Carrum Downs



"Just to say we have also used moving-to-melbourne's services and they have been absolutely brilliant. I would definitely highly recommend them. There rental property was too small for our large family so Kate put us in touch with another contact of hers and we are staying in that particular holiday let at the moment whilst we have been securing a long term rental house. Kate met us at the airport as we couldn't fit all of us and our luggage in the hire car and helped us to get to our holiday home (having got up at 5am to meet us!).
Both Kate and Rob have been a mine of information, they have been helping us to choose schools for our daughters, and emailing us new house market rentals the moment they come on.
I honestly don't know what we would have done without them they have made this first stage of our new life so much easier, nothing has been too much trouble for them to do, they are a great company and I would recommend them to anybody coming to Melbourne."

Annabel - Cranbourne, Melbourne
Stayed in Mornington Furnished Rental Accommodation

"Hi There

We have just done a reccie in Melbourne, and stayed in the Moving to Melbourne rental property in Carrum Downs.

The property is in a great location for looking around the suburbs for somewhere to set down roots, the house is comfortable with personal touches added from Kate & Rob.

We used the suburb tours from the extensive range of services offered by Moving to Melbourne, Kate was very knowledgeable about various area's, schools, new developments and catered to our needs. Each evening Kate provided an overview of locations and maps of places that we had visited that day. (Which is helpful as it becomes a blur after a day or too!!)

Before we left the UK we listed the suburbs that seemed the most appealing for our needs and sent Kate this information along with an approximate budget, she was exceptional in finding various places to meet our needs and budgets, including real estate contacts in the city and properties for us to view.

They also have an extensive migration library at the house in Carrum Downs, including school prospectuses, house builders and plans, suburb guides and maps etc.

Kate & Rob have offered nothing short of a professional and very personal service, (which helps when you could potentially be moving thousands of miles alone!!!)"

The Southern Family - UK

Stayed in Gum Tree Accommodation Carrum Downs

"..The good news is we managed to secure a fantastic rental in South Yarra for 12 months!! overlooking Fawkner Park! Kate at Moving-to-Melbourne sorted us out and i have to say she has been incredibly helpful. For someone who takes no commission and doesn't charge for putting you in touch with the right people and just seems to love nothing more than helping people relocate, she is a testament to the ex pat support chain in Oz!! I will definitely be keeping in touch with her when we arrive!"

Martin - South Yarra

Stayed in South Yarra 12 month rental

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