British families are given a look at life in Australia ahead of possible migration.
Paul Larner is prepared to do just about anything to persuade his wife to emigrate to Australia, but she's reluctant to leave her close family network. When they embark on a trial week of living in Perth, Paul discovers that he has a few more difficulties to overcome.
The Booton family would seem the perfect candidates to emigrate to Australia, though mum Jeanette has grave reservations. But when they spend a week sampling the lifestyle on offer in Adelaide, the reality of what they are contemplating hits them all. When it comes to the vote, will they choose a future in Australia, or stay in the UK?
The Cook family spend a week in Sydney.
Butcher Matt Whelan and his family embark on a trial week in Perth.
The Shields family spend a week sampling the lifestyle in Queensland, Australia.
Chris Guy and his wife Judith have been dreaming of a better future for their family in Australia. However when they try out the lifestyle in Perth for a week, they discover this huge decision is far from easy. Daughter Lucy hates the idea from the start, but when the family dig deeper into work opportunities and property prices, they realise their dream may simply be beyond their grasp.
The Jones family spend a week in Queensland with a view to moving to Australia.
The Ashton family are looking for a fresh start in Australia after a difficult few years. They have one week to test the lifestyle in Adelaide before choosing whether to emigrate or not. But they soon discover the decision isn't as easy as they might have thought.
Libby Warner and family spend a week in Brisbane ahead of a possible emigration.
Lynn Carter and family spend a week in Sydney ahead of a possible migration.
Car mechanic Jamie Bristow dreams of an easier life for his growing family in Australia.
A cleaner, greener lifestyle in Australia is beckoning the Gibbs family from Cheshire. Phil and Lois dream of a healthier future for their children, and to be self-sufficient and mortgage-free. However, the reality of this huge move becomes clear after a trial week in Queensland, and they must choose whether to emigrate or not.
The Patel family are given a look at life in Australia ahead of a possible migration.
Life's a struggle for the Morgan family from Caerphilly and they dream of a better future in Australia, even though they've never been. After a one week trial to test the lifestyle in Sydney, Dean and Justine must decide whether they really could leave friends and family forever, and begin a new life down under.
Andy and Jane Mason spend a week in Adelaide.
The Wall family, fed up with the UK weather, spend a week in Brisbane.
The Mawle family spend a week in Adelaide sampling the lifestyle.
The Keen family spend a week in Perth ahead of a possible migration. With Nadia Sawalha.
The Treanor family from Paisley are facing the daunting decision of whether to emigrate to New Zealand. While parents David and Yennifer yearn for an easier life and more time with the kids, teenager Caitlin must be persuaded to leave her real dad behind.
A new life in Australia has huge appeal for a young family from Crawley. Doubts arise concerning their budgeting. They spend a week in Perth finding out what it would be like to live there.
The Hayward family from Hampshire are split. Mum and younger daughter want to emigrate to New Zealand, whereas Dad and older daughter don't. A week down under, in Christchurch, might be enough to force a decision.
Vet Matthew Turner is looking for a better work/life balance, but is unsure whether a future in New Zealand could offer this. His wife and children are prepared to give it a try, but their week sampling their lifestyle in Auckland throws up more dilemmas than they had bargained for.
Voted the world's most liveable city in a recent survey, Melbourne is the destination of choice for many British migrants. Will the Martin family from North Wales decide it offers them a better lifestyle? And will Ian and wife Joanna find the right jobs to persuade them to make the life-changing move?
A new life in the sun in Perth, Western Australia, is appealing to the Mustafa family from Surrey, except for teenager Chanelle, who does not want to go. The family tries out the lifestyle down under for one week before deciding whether to emigrate or not.
. Newly-weds Adam and Ruth sample the lifestyle on offer in Cairns, north Queensland, for a week, before deciding whether to move there for good.
With life constantly on the move in the army, the May family are considering a more settled future in New Zealand. But when the roles are reversed, with Leaze returning to work as a teacher and Neil becoming an art student, the reality proves to be tougher than they thought.
The King family from Cardiff think New Zealand might be the best place to bring up their three young boys. They are amazed at the stylish dream homes they could afford in Art Deco Napier, but as Helen tries teaching Maori children and the boys attempt rugby and the Hakka, they find the local culture hard to embrace, and even dad Jamie has his doubts.
Michaela Revell from Middlesex has persuaded husband Wes to give her dream of living in Australia a week's trial. She hopes that life in Perth could provide a better future for their two daughters.
Single mum Claire Mathlin from Newport wants her two sons to have a better life than she had, so is hoping a move to Melbourne would give them a brighter future. With property prices and the cost of living higher than she expected, the reality of making ends meet on her nurse's salary might give her second thoughts.
When Bob and Sonia Greaves put the Australian beach lifestyle to the test in tropical Cairns, reality does not live up to expectations. While naturopath Sonia is drawn to a new life abroad, retired husband Bob will need persuading.
The Hannah family from Nottinghamshire think a fresh start in New Zealand could answer their problems. Joe believes work would be less stressful and he'd have more time with his family. Wife Emma hopes for a spacious rural property to bring up their children. But the houses disappoint and Emily doesn't want to leave her school, so important decisions have to be made.
Laurie and Jackie Gear run an award-winning restaurant in Buckinghamshire but, after five years of hard work, they feel in need of a change and think Australia could hold the answer. But will Melbourne offer them the upmarket food culture they want? And can chef Laurie be persuaded to go back to working in someone else's kitchen?
Fisherman Nick Weeks works long hours, seven days a week, and doesn't see enough of his family. His family hope that life down under in Cairns could offer them more quality time together.
Single mum Claire Mathlin from Newport wants her two sons to have a better life than she had, so is hoping a move to Melbourne would give them a brighter future. With property prices and the cost of living higher than she expected, the reality of making ends meet on her nurse's salary might give her second thoughts.
A new life in Australia has huge appeal for a young family from Crawley. Doubts arise concerning their budgeting. They spend a week in Perth finding out what it would be like to live there.
The Williams family from Leicester must decide whether or not to emigrate to Adelaide.
Zoe Mehra dreams of a new life in Sydney, but can she persuade her husband?
The Cookson family tries life in Melbourne for a week.
Single mum Becci and her son Keelan have a trial week in Darwin.
The Williams family is split on whether to make a new life in New Zealand. Mum, dad and teenage son Jake want to give it a try, hoping for more quality time to indulge in their passion for kite surfing. But 16-year-old daughter Steph has a boyfriend and a life at home in the UK that she doesn't want to give up. Can the trial week in Auckland persuade her that there could be a bright new future for her as well, if they move down under
Mechanic Dave Hughes and his young family from Liverpool spend a trial week in Darwin.
The McDermotts must decide whether or not to open their dream cafe in Adelaide.
The Cummings family must decide whether or not to trade Scotland for New Zealand.
The Huddlestones dream of moving to Australia, but will the reality change their minds?
The Lloyd family is split on whether to make a new life in New Zealand.
The Clark family must decide whether or not to move overseas to Adelaide.
A working mum and her family take a week to test the lifestyle in Christchurch.
Can Steph Robinson persuade her husband Mark to make the move to Sydney?
A horticulturalist, fed up with the UK weather, wants to move to Darwin with his family.
Stonemason Mat Harris and his young family have a test week in Hobart, Tasmania.
The Scott family spend a week on the South Island near Christchurch, New Zealand.
Two music teachers from rural Shropshire spend their trial week in Melbourne.
The Whitcher family from Southampton spend a week in Auckland, New Zealand.
The Mills family from Barrow-in-Furness spend a week in Adelaide, Australia.
The French family spend a week in Christchurch, New Zealand, but will they move?
When the Hannah family from Glasgow test out life in Brisbane for a week, it is an emotional roller-coaster as they sample jobs and leisure. Will they decide to make the momentous move for good, or will the pressure divide the family?
The Roberts from Wigan sample life in Darwin for a week. Kiera Roberts is expecting her first child; she and husband Andy are hoping Australia will be a great place to bring up a young family, but have they underestimated the pull of family thousands of miles away back in the UK?
The Fosters from Derby test out life in Perth, Western Australia for a week. Husband Wayne wants to know how well they will be accepted as a mixed-race family, while Lois faces a momentous decision - if she moves to Australia for the sake of her younger children, it will mean leaving her fourteen-year-old daughter Amy in the UK.
Busy pub landlord Simon and wife Claire want to find out if New Zealand will enable them to give their daughters a better life. Simon wants to retrain as a wine-maker, but will he achieve the work-life balance his daughter Izzy longs for him to have? Ultimately, can they bring themselves to leave family and friends behind in the UK?
The Mills family from Eastbourne test out life in Australia for a week. Jem and Sally Mills run a successful psychotherapy business in Sussex, and want to see if they could do the same in the surfers' paradise of Byron Bay. Will the harsh employment realities, and the cost of living down under, put an end to their dream?
The Saunders family from South London experience life in Brisbane for a week. It doesn't go smoothly. The family try out camping in the bush, but it ends in tears. Robin Saunders is a specialist shoe-maker - he's been with the same company all his working life. When he samples a similar job in Queensland, his loyalties are torn.
The Boyd family from Ayrshire try out life in Darwin. House-husband James has been trying to persuade wife Naomi to make the move to Australia to give their young children a better life. Finally she agrees, but when they get out there, he's in for a bumpy ride.
The Wilson family from Liverpool want more space and better weather to enjoy an outdoor life. They try out life in Perth, Western Australia, for a week. John Wilson finds a potential job as an artisan baker. But, the family hadn't bargained on the emotions they experience at the prospect of leaving friends and family back on in the UK.
The Campbell's live near Falkirk with their three energetic children. They're fed up with the cold and rain of northern Britain, and want their family to flourish in the sun so they sample life in Cairns for a week. They love the heat and lifestyle of Northern Queensland, but elder daughter Kirsty doesn't want to leave her friends back in their Scottish village.
Sharon Cole lives with her two teenage sons in Yorkshire. She's separated from their father, and wants to find a new life in New Zealand, leaving sad memories behind. She and her boys try out life in Auckland for a week. They get a glimpse of an optimistic future, but crossing the world to get away from the past isn't that easy.
The Haighs from Plymouth go to experience the tropical heat of Cairns in Queensland for a trial week. Wife Kerry is determined that builder husband Paul will like it and vote to emigrate. But it is not that simple, as he has serious doubts throughout the week; Kerry will not stand for it.
The Pages from Surrey try out life in Perth for a week. Ian Page wants his family to share his dream of a new life down under. But wife Jacquie doesn't see what is so wrong with home, and tensions mount. And things only get tougher when they are reminded how much they are leaving behind.
Andrea from Leeds has always wanted to live abroad, but husband Martin has taken a while to get used to the whole idea. They experience life in Darwin for a week, but will they be able to leave the stability of a large family behind and risk everything they have worked for?
Teachers Vanessa and Phil Taylor have been thinking about moving to New Zealand for a better life for their family for some years, so they try out life in Auckland for a week. They have three teenage children, but not all of them want to go; the Taylors have some tough choices ahead of them.
Tony Mercer was a property developer in the Wirral, who has been hit by the credit crunch and is now a house-husband. Wife Jane is a hairdresser - a job in demand in Australia. They sample life for a week in Darwin, and it turns out to be an emotional time, both for them and their children.
Karen Galloway is desperate for to move her family to New Zealand. She's tempted by a brand new start in a beautiful fairy-tale setting. But after less than 24 hours into their trial week in Auckland, disaster strikes. This trip is almost over before it's even begun.
Alan Cappleman lives with his family in Newcastle. He's desperate to start a new life in Australia - as a sports teacher it offers him the ideal lifestyle. But his wife Louise isn't keen on uprooting her family. On their trial week in Perth, Louise digs in her heels. Alan's plans might have to change.
Engineer Steve Clelland from Falkirk has a dream of spending more time with his family by moving to New Zealand for a better life. But his wife Leslie isn't so sure he can stop working so hard, wherever they are. They try out life in Auckland for a week. Will they be able to afford a house there that Lesley will want? They have some tough choices ahead of them.
Helen and Gary Ward from Bradford are considering swapping the daily grind of the UK for a new life in Australia. The family try out life in Darwin for a week. Helen needs a warmer climate for her health, but will their 15-year-old daughter Rebecca be persuaded to make the move down under? With such strong pulls in both directions, there could be tough times ahead.
The Wall family from Nottinghamshire experience life for a week in Perth. In the UK, Paul works as a carpenter, but he's been hit by the credit crunch. His wife Angela juggles two jobs to make ends meet. They're worried about son Dylanp's prospects in the UK, as he's dyslexic. Life is a struggle for the family, and a move down under might be the solution. But could the financial reality of life in Australia put an end to their dreams?
Helen and Tim Booth and their two children spend a week in Brisbane.
The Horn family from Herne Bay spend a week experiencing what Adelaide has to offer.
Wanted Down Under offers the Littles from Devon a week to try out life in Melbourne.
Financial advisor Andrew from Great Yarmouth takes his family to Christchurch for a week.
Alan Paton from Carmarthenshire dreams of a better quality of life in Australia.
Nicola and Jimmy Cliff from Leeds want to start a new life in Australia.
Stephen McEvoy dreams of playing tennis in the Australian sunshine.
Adrian McKeown tries to convince his family that they would enjoy life in Melbourne.
Paul Holmes from Ulverston in Cumbria is desperate to move his family to New Zealand.
Daryl thinks moving to Australia would give him and his family the perfect life.
The Sharpe see if they could cope with the harsh realities of a self-sufficient lifestyle.
Mike and Clare Pagnini want to escape to Australia for the sun, sea and surf.
Nathalie and Roy Parker-Smeeth find out if a move to New Zealand will improve their lives.
Donna and Rob Harrison from Tamworth dream of a new beginning in Australia.
Scott Corbett, from Cwncarn in South Wales has dreamt of a life in Australia for 20 years.
Car mechanic Simon Nowell dreams of swapping South Wales for Australia.
The Cook family from Wiltshire are divided about moving to Australia.
Bev and Martin must convince their son that his future - and theirs - is in Australia.
Chris and Debs Wilson from Wilberfoss consider settling in Australia.
Simon Wells from Brighton area wants to move to Australia but his family is reluctant.
Julie Godfrey rarely sees her family due to her job. Is moving to Australia the answer?
Are the Stirks prepared to suffer the financial and emotional costs of moving so far away?
Husband Brendan cannot bear the idea of moving so far from the places and people he loves.
Harry Haroon believes his family's future lies in Australia. Can he convince his wife?
For husband Billy, a move to New Zealand offers a new start for his family.
The Watt family face the decision of whether to uproot their lives a second time.
Tracy Evans has a week to convince her family to share her dream of a move to Australia.
Ty and Tasha Rogers have spent years planning and training for a move down under.
Nicki Chapman meets Craig and Chantelle, who are considering a move to Perth.
Nicki Chapman meets the Day family, who are considering a move to Melbourne.
Nicki Chapman meets Teo Ames, who is considering a move to New Zealand.
Nicki Chapman meets Claire Whyte, who has long dreamt of emigrating to Australia.
Nicki Chapman meets Claire Richards, who would like to move to New Zealand.
The Orrett family sample life in Perth with a view to emigrating.
The Stephen family spend a week in Melbourne, to see what Australia has to offer them.
The Kennedy family must decide whether moving to Australia is worth the gamble.
The Deveys spend a week in Auckland to see if New Zealand could offer them a better life.
Lucy and Lee spend a week in Brisbane to decide if Australia is a dream they can share.
The Carroll family spend a week in Melbourne before deciding whether to move there.
Dylan Bowen has always loved the Australian way of life, ever since travelling there in his single days. Now happily married, he believes his dream of emigrating is big enough for two. But for wife Lindsay, leaving her family behind would be the most painful choice of her life. They spend a week on the Gold Coast discovering whether or not their future lies down under.
The return of the property series in which people from the UK experience life in Australia or New Zealand before deciding whether they want to make the move permanently. In the first episode, young mum Kirsty Etherington is convinced that Australia could offer her family a brighter future, but her partner Chris cannot understand the appeal. However, a week in Perth alters his opinion, but it remains to be seen whether he will agree to fulfill Kirsty's wish. Presented by Nicki Chapman.
After tough times, a mum hopes Australia can give her family the best life possible.
New Zealand-born Gentle is desperate to move home for good - can she persuade her husband?
A Scottish family hope Australia can bring them the time together they desperately need.
Lisa wants to move to Australia, but can her husband leave a daughter behind in the UK?
A dad is obsessed with moving his family to New Zealand - even though he has never been.
A single mum has to choose between financial security and keeping her family together.
A mum wants to move to Australia, but her husband is set on somewhere closer to home.
After challenging times, a family hopes Australia can offer them a fresh start.
A sports-loving couple from different backgrounds look for a life away from prejudice.
Lee once dreamed of a better life in Australia, but his wife Lauren was more than happy in the UK. However, ten years on and the roles have been reversed - Lauren can see the potential for a move down under, but Lee has a successful business in UK and is worried about separating their children from their grandparents. A trial week in Perth gives Lauren and Lee an insight into the reality of living in Australia.
Single mum Lisa feels she can provide her ten-year-old daughter Jessica with a better lifestyle in Australia. A childcare centre manager, Lisa need to know whether the move would work financially. Having never set foot in the country before, they visit the Gold Coast for a trial stay
After ten years of active military service, Mathew Royle-Evatt feels Australia is the place to settle down with his fiancée. But for Phillipa, the thought of leaving everyone she loves back in the UK is a scary prospect. The couple spend a trial week in Perth.
Jimmy has been dreaming of a move to Australia ever since he visited in his teens. Now with a young family, he believes he would achieve a better work-life balance there. Jimmy is hoping a week in Melbourne will convince his partner Sharday, who has never left the UK, that their future lies down under.
Doctors Jo and Angus spend a trial week in Tauranga on New Zealand's north island. Jo would like her husband to have a more leisurely lifestyle for the sake of their children, but Angus is worried about finding a job down under and separating the kids from their grandparents.
Series in which British families are given a look at life in Australia or New Zealand ahead of a possible move there. A horrific car crash 8 years ago left Nazeem Mungur the shadow of the man he once was. Although he has never been to Australia, he is now convinced that emigrating to the southern hemisphere could help turn his health around. Nazeem is now hoping that a trial week in Australia's Gold Coast will reveal the promise of a better quality of life and put to bed his wife's concerns about a move.
Series in which British families are given a look at life in Australia or New Zealand ahead of a possible move there. Simon Maclean moved to the UK from Australia as a child, almost 50 years ago, and has spent most of his adult life longing to return. With his sons from a previous marriage grown up, now on the cusp of a new career he believes the time could finally be right to make his dream a reality. The only thing standing in his way is fiancÚe Jane. An only child, Jane fears leaving her elderly mum in the UK on her own and is torn at the prospect of saying goodbye to the best friend who is more like a sister.
Series in which British families are given a look at life in Australia or New Zealand ahead of a possible move there. Running three fitness businesses has left Paul and Tracey Nicholls struggling to combine work with bringing up three young children. Desperate to escape the relentless routine, Paul believes moving to New Zealand would give the whole family a more relaxed pace of life and the opportunity to enjoy a healthier, outdoors lifestyle.
Series in which British families are given a look at life in Australia or New Zealand ahead of a possible move there. Melanie Barratt's first experience of Australia was when she represented Great Britain as a swimmer at the Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games. After winning gold, silver and bronze medals, her success was topped with a proposal on the Sydney Harbour Bridge from her then boyfriend Richard. Sixteen years later the pair are married and parents to two young boys, but the heady concoction of success and romance down under has left a lasting impression on Melanie.
Series in which British families are given a look at life in Australia or New Zealand ahead of a possible move there. When Hedydd Jamieson's husband Steven first declared undying love for her 16 years ago, her plans for a forthcoming trip to Australia were abruptly abandoned. Now owners of a busy restaurant, the couple are struggling to combine working 70-plus hours a week with bringing up their three young sons. Desperate to address their work-life balance Hedydd, has resurrected her dream of making Australia her home and, believing emigrating would help give them the family time they need, she is more passionate than ever about making the move.
Series in which British families are given a look at life in Australia or New Zealand ahead of a possible move there. Juggling family life with work, Amanda dreams of more quality time with her husband and two young daughters. Despite never having been, she believes Australia is the place to turn her vision into a reality - but her grand ideas have split the family down the middle. Husband Dave and oldest girl Morgan are more than happy with the life have in the UK, while youngest child Naomi has fully embraced her mum's desire to start again down under. Seven days on Australia's Gold Coast gives the whole family an introduction to what their life could be like - but will it be enough to unite them when it comes to choosing, once and for all, which side of the world they want to call home?
Series in which British families are given a look at life in Australia or New Zealand ahead of a possible move there. For as long as he can remember, Dave has wanted to make Australia his home. With most of his extended family already living there, he is more desperate than ever to make the move. For wife Becky the situation is complicated, because while moving would put Dave closer to his family, it would also mean cutting close ties to hers in the UK. A trial week in Perth provides Dave and Becky with the opportunity to explore what their life could look like down under. But after years of discussion and debate, will it be enough to see them agree on which side of the globe their future really lies?
Series in which British families are given a look at life in Australia or New Zealand ahead of a possible move there. Keen to put the past behind them after tough times in the UK, Debbie and husband Lee are contemplating moving to the other side of the world in pursuit of a fresh start. Originally Debbie's idea, Lee is enthusiastic about making the move. Ironically though, concerns about leaving the job and family she loves in the UK, have led Debbie to now question the move. So will a trial week in Auckland be enough to seal the deal and put the couple on the path to a happier future, or will the Daniels decide there is no place like home?
Series in which British families are given a look at life in Australia or New Zealand ahead of a possible move there. Nurse Melissa believes her family's work-life balance would be improved in Australia, but husband Chris has never wanted to live anywhere outside of Sutton Coldfield - never mind the other side of the world. Will a trial week in the country be enough to persuade Chris to leave the town he loves to call home, or will Melissa be forced to give up her Australian dream?
Series in which British families are given a look at life in Australia or New Zealand ahead of a possible move there. Martyn has dreamt of returning to Australia ever since a car crash cut his trip down under short when he was just 22. Now over 20 years later, and with wife Leona and three children in tow, Martyn is desperate to finally make the move. All he needs to do is persuade Leona to leave behind close family, a beautiful home and the good life they have worked hard to build in the UK. He already has Joshua on side, but the rest of the family need convincing too - and as he nears the cut-off age for visas Martyn knows this really is his last chance. Will a trial week in Adelaide be enough to secure him the future he longs for, or will he be forced to bury the dream once and for all?
Suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome, Hayley Hooper has spent years struggling to cope with everyday life in the UK. At its worst, the condition has left Hayley in bed for up to 18 hours a day, and she is frustrated at being robbed of the chance to be a hands-on mum to son Lewis and daughter Aimee. Believing a warmer climate could improve things significantly, she is now convinced that moving to the southern hemisphere is the answer to her problem. But having recently got her health back on an even keel, husband Phil is far from convinced. He worries about coping without the support of friends and family if Hayley's health doesn't improve as she hopes. As the family's main provider, he also questions the financial implications of moving to the other side of the world. A week in Australia's Gold Coast could be Hayley's best shot at getting Phil to sign up to her vision for their family's future. Will it be the key to the fresh start she wants or close the door on her dream forever?
When Suckie Chahal was 14 years old, her family cancelled plans to emigrate to Australia, but for her, the idea of moving never went away. When she married at 19, thoughts of a life down under were shelved once more as she turned her attention to running a convenience store with her husband and starting a family. Now, having survived the heartache of losing her husband and brother in quick succession, Suckie is determined to pursue a happier future and resurrect her dream of moving to the other side of the world. All she needs to do is convince children Aaron and Priya that it's the right place for them too. Although they are old enough to remain in the UK, she won't contemplate going without them. A trial week in Melbourne is Suckie's first experience of Australian living and a chance to get Aaron and Priya signed up to a move. Will the country be everything she wants it to be, and if so, can her children be convinced of the merits of moving to the other side of the world?
Having met in a cafe in Manchester two years ago, Pam and Claire have recently got engaged and are looking forward to married life. Longing for a more outdoor, active lifestyle, they passionately believe New Zealand is the perfect place to start the next chapter in their lives - despite the fact neither of them have even been. But for Pam the decision to move to the other side of the world is complicated. With two children from previous relationships, she knows she would only be able to take one of them with her. A trial week in Auckland gives Claire, Pam and her daughter Lucy a chance to experience what their life could be like down under.
Since visiting Australia on a family holiday over ten years ago, James Reeves has been obsessed with making the country his home. He celebrates Australia Day over St George's Day and regularly cooks kangaroo burgers for tea. But while his actions have given children Ewan and Evelyn an appetite for their dad's dream, partner Kelly just doesn't share his enthusiasm. With strong family ties in the UK, she hates the sun and doesn't enjoy travelling, so tempting her to relocate to the other side of the world is proving challenging. A trial week in Melbourne could be James's best chance yet at getting the life he wants.
South African-born Candice met husband Sean during a working holiday in the Lake District. When they married and became parents to Shannon and Nathan soon after, Candice struggled to feel at home in the UK. Desperate to give her children the outdoor childhood she had enjoyed, she persuaded the family to relocate to her home country in 2010.
Deborah and Gethin were bowled over by the Australian lifestyle on honeymoon there in 2004, making a pact to return permanently once they had started a family. Their plans suffered a setback when both their fathers died suddenly within a week of each other and the couple resigned themselves to staying close to their mums in Wales. But their desire for an outdoor lifestyle was too great to ignore. Encouraged by work opportunities, they moved to Dubai in 2012, believing it would give them the lifestyle they wanted while knowing they were still close enough to home should they be needed.
Captivated by family tales of adventure and romance in a land down under, Keith and Mary Hanson have talked of creating their own reality in Australia. With Keith now in his forties, he thinks they should make the move sooner rather than later - and believing it is the perfect place for him and Mary to start a family, he has already secured a visa.
Ever since his twin sister emigrated to Sydney, Rehan Farooq has longed to follow in her footsteps. Now a dad to two young children, he is more convinced than ever that his family should make the move too. But having relocated ten times in the last fourteen years because of Rehan's job, his wife Tanya thinks Australia could be a step too far. Currently living round the corner from her parents, she worries about leaving them behind and taking their only grandchildren away from them.
Laura Evans thought her life would be perfect when she set up her dream bridal business but, although business is booming, she didn't realise just how much she would have to sacrifice to succeed. Now working seven days a week, she has precious little time with her husband Andrew and young son Brodie. Desperate to turn things around, she thinks life could be better in Australia. Although she has never been, Andrew has told her all about it, following his travels there over ten years ago. Will a trial week in Perth convince both Laura and Andrew the country really does offer the work-life balance they crave, or will they decide the emotional cost of leaving loved ones at home is too high a price to pay?
Sue Evans is desperate to uproot her family to the other side of the world but husband and eldest Bethany are far from sold. They are asking the ultimate question - is it worth it?
Losing her mum to cancer brought home to Sioned Young how fragile life is. She is determined to live each moment to the full and feels Australia is the place to do just that.
Lindy MacEwan longs for a fresh start after her painful divorce. She thinks moving to NZ could be the answer she is looking for but can she make husband Steve agree to a move?
Sheldon Fearon feels a move to Australia will help his family enjoy a better pace of life but wife Shelly Ann is struggling with leaving her life in the UK behind.
Having survived challenging times, Gavin Stockley's convinced a fresh start down under is what his family needs, but getting wife Amie on board will be harder than he thinks.
Seeing her daughter deal with cerebral palsy has inspired Nicola to be brave about her dream of living down under, but husband Mark knows the road ahead could be a difficult one.
Paddy McGuiness is a lover of all things Aussie, and has an Australian-born wife. But Erin left the country behind and is loving life in Northern Ireland.
Busy lives mean little time for family, but while Yvonne yearns to move to Australia for a better family life, husband David is not convinced the grass is greener on the other side of the world.
The Mrengos are proud to call the UK home, but their hectic lives mean something has got to give. Any move down under would mean them putting everything on the line.
You've just got married and are deciding where to live. It happens to a lot of us. But what if your other half thought Australia was the best place in the world to settle down, and you didn't? That is the dilemma that faces the Castlings from Gateshead.
Childhood sweethearts Edna and Daniel Siwak met when they were just 12 years old. They married in 2013, had a child of their own and live... exactly where they both grew up, in east London. But now, as a mumherself, Edna is looking at her surroundings through different eyes and doesn't like what she sees. With high-rise living and rising crime rates, she feels the East End isn't the same. She wants better and believes Australia is the answer. But Polish-born husband Daniel is not keen to go. Having lost his mum to cancer a couple of years ago, he feels the loss hugely. Her death has made Daniel and his sisters incredibly close. The thought of leaving them and going to live on the other side of the world breaks his heart.
Zoe Whylie has fought hard to build a life for her family. She wants to give them the lifestyle she never had. She feels her children are growing up too fast in the UK and thinks Australia could be the answer.But is a move halfway around the world the way to do it, especially when the eldest child is fighting her all the way?
The Donlon family from Holmfirth in Yorkshire has reached a crossroads, with dad Tim eagerly looking towards retirement and mum Diana desperate to get back to work. As their children are almost all grown up andstarting out on their own, is it time for Diana and Tim to follow their long-held dream of living in New Zealand? It was their plan to move there years ago, when the couple first met at university. After graduating and getting married, they were all set to leave. But sadly Diana's father became seriously ill and the dream got put on hold. Then came the children. In a flurry - four in five years!
Growing up, Rebecca Ellis listened to dashing, sea-faring tales at her grandfather's knee of the beauty and excitement of the South Seas and Australia. Captivating the young Rebecca, she has been determined tomove there ever since. But now a mum with four young children and new partner Kylie, she knows she has to get all the family on board if a move is to happen. And that won't be easy. Emigrating will mean the children having to say goodbye to their much-loved dad and leave him behind in Sunderland.
From the day and hour they met, Selina had been selling the idea of living in Australia to husband Rob. After a holiday with her family in her teens, she knew it was the land of her dreams. Fast forward three years and it's role reversal, with Selena now the stumbling block and husband Rob pushing to go. Rob and Selina Taylor live in Bridgnorth in Shropshire. They met through social media ten years ago when Selina 'liked' a photo of Rob on holiday with his mates. They met up in person and have been together ever since... and one of the things they talked about nonstop was moving down under.
Young Albie Myburgh is the apple of his parent's eyes. He has a rare genetic disorder, fragile X syndrome, which causes developmental problems that his mum and dad believe lessen in the warmth of the sun. Togive him the best possible chance, Jayne is determined to take her young son to Australia - a place she has yearned to live in for a long time.
The Kelly family from Aberdeen love the outdoor life Scotland gives them - weather depending! They now wonder whether New Zealand could offer such a lifestyle all year round. On the face of it Gilan and Holliehave it all - a nice big house, a successful outdoor adventure business and an especially loving extended family. Now in their late 20s, however, they're asking themselves whether they're living to work or working to live. Together they have decided that New Zealand could be the answer. But with their two boys reaching a crucial school age and baby number three on the way time is of the essence.
The military Thom family is desperate to settle down in their forever home. The only problem is dad Kevin thinks it should be close to his nearest and dearest in his Scottish hometown, while mum Lori has her heart set on Australia. There are also sons Niall, who is 11, and Lochlan, who is 18 months. Lori and Kevin met in the RAF in 2005. Originally the one wanting to move, Kevin's latest posting to RAF Lossiemouth has been a return home to friends and family, but Lori has never thought of north east Scotland as being where she should put down her roots. It's not only Kevin who is stalling. Niall has settled into his fifth school in almost as many years. An added plus for the two boys is having their grandparents nearby for the first time. As for Kevin, the idea of leaving his parents is virtually unthinkable. Could a week in Melbourne convince the whole family to move?
Single mum Felicity has dedicated her life to raising her daughter Lucy in the UK. Not that she regrets a minute of it as Lucy now has a wonderful relationship with her father. Now Felicity wants to return back to her roots down under. But Lucy is adamant this is her mum's dream - not hers. Felicity was born in New Zealand and then as a teenager moved to Australia to work. Something of a free spirit, she moved to London to follow her Buddhist calling. But living for ever in the UK was never part of her intended life plan. With Lucy almost grown up at 18, and Felicity in her late fifties, Felicity is desperate to head back home to Australia to be closer to her family - before it's too late. But she can't bear the thought that soulmate Lucy might not come with her, and she has a week to convince Lucy this dream of hers is one they can share.
Ever since Roz and Chris Atkins got together six years ago, talk of New Zealand has been a constant and sometimes sensitive subject. It's a passion that all started when Roz visited New Zealand 17 years ago. She promptly fell in love with the weather, people and its laid-back lifestyle. But Chris believes his wife is chasing something that probably isn't there. Her memories are being filtered through the rose tinted spectacles he believes she is wearing. With Chris settled in a good job, and their two young daughters Lucy and Sarah loving life in Bracknell in south east England, he thinks they should be going nowhere. Mum and dad may be on different pages, but as the trial week approaches, Chris is prepared to give it a go. What if the tables turn when they get out there? Might Rossindra get the wobbles about moving, with cautious Chris ending up loving it?
When Jessica Choux moved to England from France and got married to Matt Parsons, she thought her life would settle down in England. She soon discovered that her fireman husband harbours a passion for moving to Australia, and having 15-month-old Stanley hasn't dampened it. At one time, Jessica was almost convinced to give it a go, but life took a serious turn and a series of tragic events brought any plans to a halt. Matt lost three close relatives in a short period of time. Yet what initially put paid to the Australian dream had also brought it back sharply into focus as Matt realised that life is short and he needed to seize each and every moment. In a trial week in Melbourne, they check out where they might live, what jobs they could get and whether they would be able to afford the lifestyle Australia offers.
Zoe Whylie has fought hard to build a life for her family and wants to give them the lifestyle she never had. She feels her children are growing up too fast in the UK and thinks Australia could be the answer, but her eldest child is fighting her all the way? Meet the Whylie family from Halifax West Yorkshire. Mum Zoe, 15-year-old Courtney, her sister Taylor, nine, and youngest of the family, little brother Harley who's eight. Zoe is a social worker in Bradford - a job she adores. But she still dreams of better, and thinks Perth will give them that. She has planned and saved for four years, and Australia could now become a reality. There's just one problem, daughter Courtney. She doesn't want to go and Zoe won't make the move without her. A trial week in the capital city of Western Australia sees mum desperately trying to stay positive.
Claire and Jason Jones from Merthyr Tydfil in South Wales have decided it is time to find out if Australia really is the land of their dreams, for them and their two little boys. Claire caught the Australian bug at an early age when her aunt emigrated as a Ten Pound Pom. She made it sound so magical that Claire's family thought about making the move themselves, twice! The first application fell at the visa hurdle, but the second time a certain gentleman got in the way! Claire had just met Jason and had fallen in love. They've built a happy life in Wales with their two boys, a nice house and good jobs. But recently the weather and relentless lack of any sort of work/life balance has begun to get to Claire. She has just seven days to show Jason the sort of life they could have, and afford, if they located to Brisbane.
Since meeting, Persephone De Magdalene and Debbie Santa Clara have shared a dream of emigrating. Their main motivation is a better work-life balance. Debbie is a doctor and worked up to 80 hours a week, so it fell to Persephone to put her academic career on hold in order to keep family and home life going. As a gay couple, they want acceptance and tolerance and believe New Zealand is a more attractive culture and society for same sex couples. The time is right for a trial week. If they were to go now it would dovetail perfectly with the children moving from primary to secondary school as well as Debbie neatly reaching the end of one training period. The children have a close relationship with their father but he has given his blessing to a move. A trial week gives them a sense of the life they could have and afford in New Zealand.
Stephen Parker has long held a dream of living in Australia, but his wife Marta wants to stay in the UK. They met six years ago, and Marta left her home in Bulgaria to be with Stephen. The couple married in 2014 and are now happily settled in the UK, with baby William arriving a year ago. But now Stephen wants to move to Australia. He grew up in Birmingham but moved to the coast and took up surfing. He has now taken a career break to spend more time with his family, but the lure of the surf is calling to him once again. Marta has had something of a change of heart too and believes now might be the best time to think of a move. But she has grown very close to Stephen's family and taking William away from the only close family he now has would be very tough. A week on the coast near Melbourne gives them a chance to see what life would be like for them if they moved.
Adam Robinson thinks Australia could offer his family the outdoors living they adore. But horse-loving wife Kati isn't ready to join him in the saddle just yet. She wants him to prove to her with facts that work, lifestyle and property down under can be a financial winner for them. Adam will have to beat the odds if his lifelong dream is to come true.
When Andrew Downey met Dara, he put a lifelong dream of moving to Australia on hold. Now he wants it back on the Downey family agenda. A trial week in Brisbane sees them check out properties, work prospects and the sort of lifestyle they could enjoy down under. But any move to Australia would mean leaving their eldest daughter Sarah behind.
Ever since he spent his childhood holidays in Australia, Steve Hargreaves has been determined to make it his home. Wife Dianne doesn't share his passion. A trial week down under gives the family a chance to see what sort of life they could have in Perth.
Eric Graham wants to move his whole family to Australia for one main reason, but his wife Rachel is reluctant to go. A week in Perth sees them check out what the properties, work opportunities and lifestyle there have to offer.
Australia-born Steve Salaman thinks it is time to return down under for good and wife Elizabeth agrees. But it is a decision that is causing daughter Allie anguish. A trial week in Brisbane lets them all see the sort of home, work opportunities and lifestyle Australia could offer them.
After a number of failed attempts to move, Jaz Mudhar feels time is running out for her dream of Australia, but the very thought of emigrating fills her husband Jasdeep with dread.
Gareth Todd is ready to move to Australia as soon as possible, but it is all proving too much for his wife Jodi. In a bid to reach agreement, a trial week in Australia shows the family the properties, work opportunities and lifestyle on offer. But could it simply force them further apart?
After a bout of ill health, Harriet Sinfield Day wants to make the rest of her life count. Husband David wants to do whatever he can to make her happy but has real concerns about leaving behind their life in the UK. A trial week in Melbourne sees them explore what the properties, work opportunities and lifestyle down under have to offer. But does it all come at an emotional cost they simply aren't willing to pay?
Jayne Witte is at her wits' end with the Welsh weather and feels the sunnier climes of Australia could be the answer. But first, she has to get husband Gavin on board. A trial week in Brisbane sees them check out the properties, work opportunities and lifestyle on offer. But if the numbers don't add up, will their vote be ruled by head or heart?
Should I go or should I stay - that's the dilemma facing Holly Walker. She's becoming restless and thoughts have turned towards starting a new life down under, but her husband Rob doesn't think the grass will be any greener on the other side of the world. However life is full of surprises, and when a trial week in sun-kissed Nelson paints a picture that Rob finds totally seductive, it's Holly who can't bear the thought of being so far away from home.
Jo Parker is ready to move to Australia, but with their son having special needs, Jo's wife Mandy isn't convinced that it is the practical thing to do. A week in Melbourne sees the whole family sample what life might be like down under, including meeting some potential new neighbours, but will the couple see enough that convinces them to leave everyone they love at home?
When Lynne met Alan Donnelly, she put a lifelong dream of moving to Australia on hold. Now she wants it back on the family agenda, but her husband Alan is not convinced. A trial week in Melbourne sees them check out the sort of properties, work opportunities and lifestyle they could enjoy down under. But will it be enough to convince everyone that Scotland is worth leaving for good?
Ciara McEleney wants to move her whole family to Australia for one main reason - the weather! Her husband Ruairi, however, is proving to be a cloud on her new horizons. A week in Perth sees them check out the forecast for moving down under, but things could get stormy before the time is up.
Nathaniel Baker believes his family's future lies down under, but his wife Gemma sees things very differently. A trial week in Melbourne sees the family check out properties, explore work opportunities and jump into Aussie life at the deep end. But will it be enough?
The Ballentine-Brain family have split down the middle about where they want to spend the rest of their lives. South African-born Zelease wants the warmth of Australia, while husband Matt thinks sense and stability lies in Britain. Can a trial week in Melbourne, Australia, checking out properties, work opportunities and lifestyle on offer forge a meeting of minds, or will it drive them further apart?
Amanda Tomkins is desperate to uproot her family and move to the other side of the world. But husband Mike and son Harvey are far from sold on the idea. A trial week in Brisbane sees the family experience all that Australia has to offer.
Carly Blacklidge feels her life is stuck in a rut and that New Zealand might be the answer. But husband Jason knows if they move there - to the other side of the world - he might never see his elderly parents again. A trial week gives the family an idea of what New Zealand can offer and whether they will be able to afford it.
Previous trips down under have seen Leona McCalla fall for the Aussie lifestyle, and now she wants to make it her home for good. All she has to do is convince her husband and daughters it is worth giving up their comfortable life in the UK for. But when some aspects of the trial week disappoint, could Leona's dream bite the dust for good?
Paul McDonald has a dream, and he is determined to make it come true, but his wife Christine loves her life in the heart of northeast England. A trial week in Brisbane sees the family experience the sort of homes, work opportunities and lifestyle they could enjoy before they vote on where they want to spend the rest of their lives.
Geraint Williams is getting itchy feet and feels New Zealand provides just the cure, but wife Rebecca dreads leaving her close Welsh family, including her elderly parents, behind. A trial week in Auckland sees the family check out the property, work opportunities and lifestyle they could have if they made the move, before voting on whether to change their lives forever.
Abigail Langridge is convinced her family needs a new start if they are to get the most out of life, but her husband and son simply don't want to go. A trial week in Perth sees the family check out the properties, work opportunities and lifestyle on offer to see if they can all get on the same page. But will it bring them all closer together?
Steff Barker is obsessed with all things New Zealand - including moving there. Her husband Alan Goodwin, however, finds even the idea of a move painful. A trial week down under sees the family check out the properties, work opportunities and lifestyle Auckland has to offer before they vote on whether to change their lives forever.
Gill Johnson wants to move down under and sees this as her last chance to move. Her husband Mark wants to support his wife but as an only child has split loyalties. A week in Perth gives the couple a chance to check out properties, work opportunities and the lifestyle down under, before reality kicks in - forcing Gill to accept she may have left it too late.
Ever since getting married in Australia, Lee Price has dreamed of living happily ever after down under with his wife, Amanda. Now, with their children growing up, it is back on the agenda. A trial week sees the whole family turn back the clock, but is it too late to start again?
Six years ago Kim Selby was struck down by serious illness - having pulled through; today her get-up-and-go knows no bounds. Problem is she wants to do it in Australia, but eldest daughter Imagine's not for budging. A week Down Under shows Imagine what life could be like, but when faced with the reality of leaving loved ones behind could Kim have bitten off more than she can chew?
Nathan Campbell wants to start a new life down under in New Zealand with his wife and children. But wife Ashleigh doesn’t think the grass is any greener on the other side of the world. A trial stay in Auckland sees the family check out what is on offer, but will Northern Irish eyes still be smiling at the end of the week?
Having circumnavigated the land down under in a camper van 20 years ago, Emma Howells wants to move her family to Australia. But husband Gerald is not in the same lane as his wife. A Welsh son through and through, he doesn’t want to leave the green, green grass of home. A trial week gives them the chance to see what life could be like for them in Perth, but will it give the couple answers or drive them further apart?
Sumera Angus is a self-confessed whirlwind, used to getting her own way, and she firmly believes she won't be happy until she is living in the sunshine down under. A week dipping their toes into Brisbane life shows the family what's on offer, but is it enough to convince cautious husband Murray to agree to go?
Anna Larkin wants the best for her baby and believes Australia will offer him the perfect lifestyle. But husband Aaron isn’t signing up for this ambitious adventure just yet. Can a trial week in Brisbane convince him it’s worth risking everything they have in the UK for a dream that may or may not come true?
Krystyn wants to uproot her family to Australia, but husband Jo isn't on board. A trial week gives them the chance to see if it might be doable, but it might drive the two further apart.
Nicola and Jake think their daughter will get a better start in life in Australia, but Nicola worries that they will be too far away from her loved ones.
Simon Hornett dreams of returning to live in Australia, but his wife Jo can’t bear the thought of leaving her dad. Can a trial week down under break the deadlock?
Mum Rachael thinks she and her son Harry should move to Australia for a better quality of life. But Harry is not sure crossing the globe is what he wants to do.
Shana has dreamt of living in Australia for years and is now determined to make it come true, but her children are at loggerheads with their mum.
Soul mates Carl and Danielle want to move to Australia, but a recent health scare has shown them how fickle life can be. Could they really say goodbye to their loved ones?