Originally Posted by anthonygilbo
Brisbane or Melbourne is going to be cheaper than Sydney. Both have advantages and disadvantages. Melbourne is a great city, restaurants and sport is fantastic but the weather can be crap. Brisbane is smaller and therefore has less traffic and isn't as grey as melbourne, can't beat the weather all year round. If you are thinking brisbane you could also check the Gold Coast out as well. Plenty of cheap apartments for sale there at the moment.
Anthony's right. The Gold Coast is great, just look on Google Earth.
Sorry but I just can't help this.... it's gotta be good for a laugh... on a recent trip to Melbourne