William Vidler arrived in the Colony of New South Wales aboard the Maitland on 6 November 1838 with his wife and children. His second eldest child, Sarah, 14 years old, died during the voyage. Also on board was his father, William Snr. with his 2nd wife, and his brothers & sister John, James, Edwin & Sarah and their families. His brother Stephen and his family came out to the Colony on board the Fairlie in 1841 and his sister Kezia and her family arrived on the Edward Paget in 1842. His elder sister Mary Mummery nee Vidler arrived with her family in New Zealand in 1841 aboard the Lady Nuggent, and in the Colony of New South Wales in 1843 aboard the Ann.