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      School fees usually around $5 K pet child pa and with a little one on a temporary visa you wouldn't get any support with child care fees ($100 per day, ballpark)

      I would be very hesitant given your wife requires expensive medication - she might not get a visa at all if her costs to the Australian tax payer cross a threshold figure and though the criteria are lower for temporary visas they can be a barrier to long term settlement - I'd be running it past George Lombard or Peter Bollard who specialise in medical conditions.

      As for studying on a temporary visa - you might get some recognition of prior learning but otherwise she would be up for international students fees (very expensive).

      If you can get a permanent visa, given the medical situation, that would be far less risky.

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      If it's a 457 visa, there are school fees for children and no financial support for child care fees I believe. Not aware of costs of medication, but the fees to continue nursing would be international rates which is a massive jump. If your wife is currently NHS sponsored/bursary to complete her degree I'm not sure how kindly they would take to this situation. Would you have to pay the money for course fees back?
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      Quote Originally Posted by Blewyn View Post
      If getting 457, be very wary.... if you get laid off you have 3mths to find a job or leave the country.
      Even worse....this has recently been reduced to 60 days.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Walker View Post
      Hello all

      This is my first post so be nice to me please haha.
      Ive just been offered the chance of an Electricians Job in the Perth area (sponsored).
      We are a family of 5 with kids aged 13/7/3.
      i just need pointing in the right direction for a few questions i have.
      • School Fees ?
      • My Wife is into her second year of a nursing degree and works in mental health do we Finnish off in england or is there plenty of support worker Jobs and carry on her education when we get there ?
      • My wife is also under a Psychiatrist and requires medication on perscription, Does this become expensive as i know there NHS can be expensive.

      Any help would be apreciated

      Thank you
      Chris
      Chris ,iam back in the u.k for long term family reasons ...BUT.....with a young family ...GO FOR IT ....cant speak for Perth ,but for me ,there wouldn't be a better place in the planet ,than bunbury or somewhere like busselton to bring up a young family .
      That's not a pro bunbury or w.a quote ...its just that coastal oz has some fantastic places to bring up your family

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      School fees in WA are $4k per family (not child) - at least that's my understanding and they are waived if you earn under a certain amount ($75k) I believe.

      My primary concern is with your wife's health issues you would never get a PR visa, if your intent is to migrate then make sure you have a realistic path to that now, although we did it I do think it is disruptive to children moving back & forth particularly if it is unplanned & the parents are stressed about it.

      Definitely talk to a migration agent that specialised in medical issues.

      Prescriptions can be expensive in Australia though the total you pay in a year is capped. https://www.humanservices.gov.au/cus...pbs-safety-net

      It is important to check the medication your wife has is available on the PBS scheme - just like not all mediation is available on the NHS the same is true of medicare. The best medication for my RA in Perth was over $30k a year - free in Scotland,
      conversly my son was on melatonin which cannot be prescribed in the UK. So make no assumptions.
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