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Old 09-12-2018, 20:38   #1
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Hi everyone,

Itís time for me to move back to Aus but having done all my sailing up the other end of the world, Iíve no knowledge of whatís available for an (unofficial) liveaboard cat in and around the Brisbane area.

Anyone based down that way who could offer a bit of info?

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Re: Queensland / Brisbane

Are you looking for a marina berth or what?

Living aboard is fine in Qld. Several marinas around Brisbane and the Gold coast allow it, some charge a bit extra.

Probably the best value is the pile berths in the middle of Brisbane. Amazingly cheap, given the location. You can't book them in advance though, it's pretty much a case of taking your chances on any being available. There's also a limit on how long you can stay, I think. Otherwise none would ever be available.
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Re: Queensland / Brisbane

Ta for the info.

Marina berth or long-term mooring would suit me fine - Iíll be working in Brisbane so as long as I can get there for work, Iím pretty easy on location.

You mentioned a few allow live aboards...do you have the names of them?

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I don't know all of them, but Compass marina at Scarborough do, Newport marina, the QCYC marina at Shornecliffe, Hope Island marina, Coomera.....

There's bound to be more, we dont really go to marinas much. There's half a dozen marinas in Manly harbour, fair chance one or more allows liveaboards.
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Several at manly do but need deep pockets.
Almost cheaper to rent a nice house.
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Several at manly do but need deep pockets.
Almost cheaper to rent a nice house.
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At manly...

MBTBC DO
RQYS ..... I take that back, I think a few do ?

Not sure about the others
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Re: Queensland / Brisbane

Appreciate the info guys. I’ll do a bit of googling and see what sort of prices they come back with.

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Re: Queensland / Brisbane

ausnp84,

Commuting from Manly to downtown Brisbane is pretty user friendly, the train stops nearish to the marinas and so doe buses. Scarborough, Newport areas, really would be handy to have a car.

You might be able to rent a privately owned mooring in the Brisbane river, too. There are free shuttle ferries downtown.

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Commuting from Manly to downtown Brisbane is pretty user friendly, the train stops nearish to the marinas and so doe buses. Scarborough, Newport areas, really would be handy to have a car.

You might be able to rent a privately owned mooring in the Brisbane river, too. There are free shuttle ferries downtown.

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Hey thanks Ann, thatís helpful. Iíve got family in Redcliffe as well so am going to pay them a visit and see whatís in and around the area.

Itís been 14 years since I last lived in Aus so will be good to get back down under!

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Re: Queensland / Brisbane

add Russel Island......and the other islands around it too......make the commute a little longer though...….maybe even a private wharf at Bribie Island …. place an ad in a local paper perhaps....Mooloolaba marinas have livaboards…..
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