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” !
Thandi wants to uproot her family to New Zealand, but husband Theo isn't on board. A trial week threatens to drive the two further apart.
Dad Michael believes his family's future lies down under, but wife Lisa values her close ties with loved ones in the UK. Will a week in New Zealand change her mind?
The great adventure Donner Hegarty never got to experience was to go to New Zealand. But while husband Peter was born there, he has no desire to return. Will a trial week sampling the life they could have down under be enough to convince him the UK is worth leaving for good?
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?
Discovering her daughter has cystic fibrosis has inspired Claire to be brave and suggest a dream move to New Zealand, but dad Russell is not so convinced. A trial week shows them the sort of life that could transform their lives, but will it go as smoothly as Claire has planned?
The Parsons are like 'shifts' that pass in the night, and it's ruining any quality family time they manage to grab with their kids. Dad Lee believes life would be better if they lived in New Zealand, but has mmum Abby the emotional energy to leave?
Cassie Thorn wants to take her family to Oz, but husband Aaron doesn't want to move. Will a week in Brisbane change his mind?
Life with triplets is chaotic. Mum Sarah, the main breadwinner, thinks life would be easier in Australia, but stay-at-home dad Conor has major concerns.
Beth Hood has spent all her life caring for her mum, but now she feels her own family life is suffering. She believes a new start in Australia just might provide the answer. But will a trial week in Perth prove to her reluctant husband Ben that life indeed might be better down under?
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?
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?
When her visa ran out, Rebecca had to leave Australia. Wife Rachel was reluctant to leave but now is glad they are back in the UK. But Rebecca would return in a heartbeat - she just has to convince Rachel that leaving everyone and everything she loves in the UK is worth it.
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.