Meet the Relocation Team

Gemma Teale

Lives in Western Australia

Relocation calls and Home Search Service for North Perth

Hi, I’m Gemma and I live in Perth, Western Australia with my husband and 3 children. 

Felicity is 18 and my sons Hayden, 12 and Mason 7. 

We originally emigrated to Adelaide in June 2019, and lived there 2 and a bit years, but then decided to move to Perth in October 2021.  

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My Husband is a Carpenter/Joiner but is currently working as a Glazier for a company in Joondalup. The boys are in local High and Primary schools. They are really happy in their chosen schools, and we feel we made the right choice for both, having the specialist programs they can get involved in, such as soccer and marine studies! 

Moving states has been a big adjustment, but we all feel really settled here in WA, and love all there is to offer, amazing beaches, beautiful scenery, lots to do with the kids, there is always something to do here! 

Any questions regarding a move over to WA just let me know, I’m happy to help! 

Lisa Chambers

Lives in South Australia

Runs the Relocation Department plus Relocation calls, and Home Search Service for Adelaide

G’Day! My name is Lisa, and I moved to Adelaide from the UK in 2019. Myself, my husband and our two boys have a great life here.  

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We love being outdoors and especially love the beach, which is where you will find us at any given opportunity. Paddleboarding, fishing, swimming, snorkeling, kayaking – we do it all! Picnics, BBQs, dinners on the beach with friends watching the sun go down with a few beers are our thing.  

We navigated the housing market and managed to buy our first home here last in 2022. It is a few minutes from the coast with a pool and fits in with the reason we moved here. Our kids are settled in school, and our eldest started high school recently, so we have had a couple of years of change.

I look forward to helping you with your relocation. I can help you with all manner of things from figuring out where to live (and finding somewhere to live), finding a school and job, budgeting, form filling, and most things in between. 

I love living in Adelaide and feel I have vast experience coupled with being a previous migrant myself to help you. 


Jessica McKean

Lives in Victoria

Home Search Service Mornington Penininsula

Hey There! 

My Name is Jess and myself, husband and our 4 children (10,6,4,4) have recently moved to Chelsea Heights, Victoria, with my husbands’ job. We have been wanting to move over here for some time to give our children the outdoor life we crave, and boy have we done that! We have signed them up to Netball, Auskick, Joeys to name a few and come the summer months we will be doing more of the water activities. 

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2 weeks after our visa grant, we were on that flight, we had sorted a rental, emptied our home in the UK and came with just our clothes in an amazon version of the sports direct bags and even though it was a crazy few weeks we have settled in just as quick 

Our area has so much to offer, and we spend most weekends with the kids going to new parks having a BBQ and beaches and venturing into Melbourne where entertainment is endless. 

I hope that if you move to Melbourne area, I can help you in anyway I can from airport meeting, to bringing round a cup of coffee or a glass of wine. Please, ask me any questions and I am happy to help. 

Neely Price

Lives in South Perth

Relocation calls and Home Search Service South Perth

Hey all,
I’m Neely. Myself, Husband Robbie, and our two children, Lacey (13) and Jude (2) emigrated here from not-so-sunny Wales in January 2023.
We signed up with the DUC during covid in June 2020.
Fast forward two long years of living in limbo, we got our visas in August 2022 and here we are, enjoying the lifestyle, sunsets over the beach, and outdoor living.
My husband is a Plumber and myself a Hairdresser.
My daughter is settled in a fantastic private school and is thriving at AFL. Whilst my son is happily settled at daycare on my days of work.

I look forward to helping you with your relocation, and any help or advice you need whilst starting your journey I’m here.

Tanya Fell

Lives in Queensland

Relocation calls QLD, and Home Search Service Brisbane

Hello and a warm welcome from me Tanya.  

I’m a wife, mummy to one and emigrated pom who left the Uk in 2019 for the beautiful state of Queensland, where we now call home.  

A little bit about me and my family, I’m an allied health assistant who works alongside the physio’s and occupational therapists in the Queensland Children’s Hospital, my husband Craig is a very happy, full time working electrician aka sparkie.

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With our careers thriving with great rewards since touching down.  

Our little man Mr Harry is in a local school, smashing educational goals and honestly enjoying every moment, of all the outdoor experiences and sports QLD has to offer him.  

I’m here to help, offer support and advice for you and your family the best I can. This is an absolutely massive life change but the best decision I’m sure you will make. We came here not knowing a sole, so me and my family are here for you, as a port of call where we can share our experiences or even be a friendly face to start you on your way, in living your best new life here in the sunshine state. 

Andy Botha

Lives in New South Wales

Relocation Calls NSW

Hello! My name is Andy. I moved to Sydney from the cold north of England in Jan 2018. I took the leap by myself and haven’t looked back. I am a fully qualified sparky and competed my GAP training to become Australian qualified in 2019. 

I met my partner in July 2018 and while she was studying here. She is currently waiting for the De-facto partner visa to be approved. We know the pain as she has been waiting since May

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2020, luckily, she is able to work on her bridging visa. 

We love to get out and about to see places around NSW. We are big foodies and love to try new places to eat, although the day trips and eating out took a hit with covid. We also got a covid puppy (mini Dachshund) so love to take her to new places or for a run around in the local parks. 

We have been renting for the last 4 years but have recently purchased an off the plan apartment which will hopefully be built and ready to move in my Christmas 2023. 

I look forward to speaking to people moving to NSW and hope to be able to offer you some tips and recommendations. I am happy to help with house hunting, finding a job, form filling and any other things that you may need to help you with a smooth transition into the Australian lifestyle. 

Hannah Rebbeck

Lives in Western Australia

Relocation calls and Home Search Service Perth


My name is Hannah and I moved to WA in November 2022 with my husband and two girls.

We signed up with the DUC in 2020 and did our whole immigration process with them and now I am fortunate enough to be part of the wonderful team!

As far as WA goes we have fallen in love, with the sunshine, the coast, and the lifestyle that is completely different from our life back in the UK.

I look forward to helping you with this part of your journey and making it that little bit less stressful.

Becci Carr

Lives in Queensland – Gold Coast

Home Search Service Gold Coast


My name is Becci and my partner and I emigrated to the beautiful Gold Coast with our 3 children aged (5,5 & 4) in early 2023.

We absolutely love the outdoor lifestyle, the fresh food, and of course the 300 days of sunshine a year!

We originally attended a DUC event in 2018 but after just having twins decided it wasn’t the right time for us to move. Roll on 4 years, and with one more kid in tow we started the visa process and a few months later had our 190 visa approved!

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The process can be a rollercoaster of emotions but the end result of living in such a beautiful country with endless opportunities is so worth it.

I hope I can assist you with any questions and your move to the Gold Coast ☀️

Zunelda Peters

Lives in Queensland

Home Search Service Brisbane

Hi all.
My name is Zunelda, a born and bred South African. I moved to Sunny

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Brisbane in June 2022 with my husband and 4 children on a sponsored visa after spending many years in the UK.
We used the DUC for my husband’s skills assessment. Our dreams of coming to Oz started in 2016 when we attended the Down Under Live in Birmingham.
Our kids have settled well in school, sports, and social life.
We love the outdoor lifestyle and amazing sunshine. You will never get enough of the beautiful Beaches and things to do. We are living life and making the most incredible memories!
We found this a massive rollercoaster and every decision is life-changing, but I promise you it is all worth it in the end.
I can truly relate to the stress of selling a house, and all its belongings and moving over with a few bags.
Happy to help answer any of your many questions.

Lucy Pryor

Lives in Victoria

Relocation Calls and Home Search Service Geelong

Hi Everyone 

I’m Lucy, I moved to Geelong in Victoria in December 2022 with my Partner, Dean, and 2 children Jacob and Holly. We absolutely love it here! 

We talked about moving to Australia for years and then finally decided to make it happen after the pandemic mainly for a more outdoors lifestyle and new adventures! We had never been to Australia before but had family in Lara so they were able to help us out when we first arrived! 

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It was quite a stressful time when we arrived, I won’t lie, there is just so much to do and with kids in tow, it can feel overwhelming. It all feels worth it now though as we are settled in a lovely rental in a beautiful family area with lots of amazing parks nearby. My partner has started work and the kids are settled in school and kindergarten. Geelong is perfect for us as there’s plenty going on but it’s not as busy as Melbourne. There are beautiful beaches like Torquay and Anglesea just 15mins drive away and that is where you will find us in Summer! 

We came here on a 482-employer sponsored visa as my partner secured a job as a Plumber/Gas technician and he works in Melbourne! We look forward to applying for our PR visa in 2 years time and that is when we plan to buy a home here in Geelong 😊 

I am very excited to be a DUC Relocation Agent offering relocation calls to people moving to VIC, and I can help you if you are moving to the Geelong area and are looking for a rental. 

Terri Bennett

Lives in New South Wales

Home Search Service Illawarra Region

Hey there, my name is Terri & I live in Wollongong, New South Wales with my husband & our three boys; Louie (15), Georgie (13), and Teddie (12).

We signed up with the DUC in May 2020 & were finally granted a 491 visa in September 2022.

We traveled around Thailand for 5 weeks before settling in beautiful Wollongong in April 2023.

Me & my husband have started two successful businesses, our boys have settled into school very well & we managed to secure an amazing rental.

I look forward to helping you 😃

Jenny Sims

Lives in Queensland – Sunshine Coast

Home Search Service Sunshine Coast

Hi, my name is Jenny and I moved to Australia from the UK with my husband and 12-year-old Son Oakley in January 23. We are now lucky to be residing in the beautiful suburb of Mooloolaba on The Sunshine Coast.

We moved over with the help of The Down Under Centre and the lovely Jenny who was a great help.

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We ended up here as a result of my husband traveling to Australia when he was 20. He loved it so much he promised himself that he would come back, so 20-plus years later we eventually make it here, and all we can say is WOW, we love it here. The sunshine, outdoor life, beautiful beaches, and even the work opportunities. It sure is a beautiful place to live.

Our son has settled amazingly and doesn’t even ask about the Xbox anymore. He is definitely embracing the outdoor life, on his bike, beach days, wake boarding or in the pool. This was a big reason for moving.

So being in your position myself, I can help your transition over here run a little smoother.

I can help find you a beautiful place to live, help with schools, job hunting and even airport assistance, to arriving at your new address with some supplies to get you by.

I want to alleviate the stress and make it a complete service, so you don’t have to worry about a thing,

I’m here to support you and your family all the way to your new life down under.

Karen Groves

Lives in Victoria

Relocation Calls for Victoria

Hi, my name is Karen and I moved to Australia from the UK in Feb 2023. I came with my 2 girls and cat!
The journey took a long time but I got there in the end and now we live in Victoria. The girls have settled in beautifully and I managed to secure work soon after moving. We were lucky to be able to secure a rental while still in the UK so that was one less worry.
We love it here and have no plans to return to the UK and hope to purchase a home of our own as soon as we can. We used the DUC to get our 491 visas and are counting down the days until we can apply for our PR visa!
I would love to be able to assist others making the move as I’ve been there myself and know how difficult it can be.

Jess Aumonier

Lives in Queensland

Home Search Service North Brisbane

Hi everyone!
I’m Jess and I emigrated to North Brisbane from the dreary U.K. in August 2023 alongside my partner and our dog.
We decided to make the move after visiting friends here in Oz a couple of times, and we fell in love with the country, the people, the weather, and everything else! I am a graphic designer and my partner is a tradie.
We are both long-time renters, having never bought property in the UK or here in Australia, and I am well versed in the renting process and the stresses that come along with it, so I feel I am in a great position to be able to help others make the move with their rental search.
Having gone through it all not that long ago myself, I am all too aware of just how valuable the DUC rental search service is, and how much it can ease the stress of your impending move. Being able to move straight into your house as soon as you step off the plane is a huge relief!
I look forward to meeting you all and helping you get settled into your new home down under soon.