Wanted Down Under is touted as a 20 part TV series where the shows producers take people who are thinking of moving to Australia, out to Australia for a week.The families spend the week getting to know Australia, the lifestyle and some of the challenges such as job and house hunting (the latter of which is something we know a lot about). They are even given the opportunity to partake in regular common Aussie activities such as “petting kangaroos” !
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.
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.
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?
Julia wants to uproot her family to Australia, but the thought makes husband Hussein nervous. A trial week gives them the chance to see if it might work, but will they fit in?
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?