We may be heading for WA this year as husband will hopefully be transferring to police over there and with all ths fuss about his work, I hadn't really even considered mine. At the moment,in my spare time I work as a portrait artist and run art and craft sessions for children. In the UK I am registered for tax because I am also employed to work part-time at a high school. I would ideally like to concentrate on bringing up our 2 children but would also like the opportunity to be able to contribute by painting as this is what I have always done. I have been told loosely that I would be unable to work for myself for 2 years in Oz. Can anyone tell me whether this would apply as in the UK you don't need to be registered as self employed unless you earn over £5K per year. Is there a way around this?
I'd be grateful for any help.