Hi, my partner and I have been lurking in the shadows of PIO for what seems like years!!!
She is an Aussie citizen, returning home, I'm coming in on the "I'm with her visa" (OK, the 309/100 sub-class).
We have been planning this since 2006! The planets are aligning and at last we have been able to tell people - what a relief.......!!
Living together for 8 years, so defacto visa no problem. Business interests in UK and Oz, so job not really a problem - though I may start on a contract job first to fill the coffers more! Location not firm yet, though will start in Rockingham, WA staying with family and use it as base-camp for road-trips (and air-trips!) to find the ideal piece of land.
ETA in WA? Well....target August-October, visa and 'leave to remove' permitting.....
Interested in hooking up with people that know the Rockingham area (we lived there for for almost a month, but only checked out the beach!). Info needed about schools (especially Rockingham Senior High - anyone got kids doing the maritime programme?), dentists, doctors etc.
Woo-hoo!! We're on our way! And the GBP/AUD rate is FINALLY creeping in the right direction!