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  1. Moving to Australia

    1. Visa Chat

      This forum is for discussing Australian visas and migration. Discuss all aspects about emigrating to Australia and the visa process.

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    2. Working and Skilled Visas

      Discuss Skilled Visas (189, 190, 191, 489, 494, 887, 491), State/Territory sponsored (892, 893), ENS (186), RSMS (187), Business (188, 888, 890) Temporary (400, 482) 

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    3. Family / Partner Visas

      Discuss Partner (820 801 309 100), Prospective Marriage, Parent (103 143 173 804 864 870 884), Child (101 802 445),  Remaining & Aged Dependent Relative Visas 

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    4. Visitor Visas

      Discuss ETA (601), eVisitor (651), Transit Visa (771) , Visitor (600), Work and Holiday (462) and Working Holiday Visas (417).

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    5. Studying and Training Visas

      Discuss Student Visas (500), Student Guardian Visas (590) and Training Visas (407)

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    6. Other Visas

      Discuss Bridging Visas (010, 020, 030, 050, 051), Former Resident Visas, Resident Return Visas (155, 157) Investor Retirement Visas (405)

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    7. Repealed and Closed Visas

      Temp (457), RSMS (119, 857), ENS (121, 856), Skilled Independent (175, 885), Skilled Sponsored (176)

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    8. Shipping and Removals

      Moving to Australia? Discuss shipping/removals

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  2. Life in Australia

    1. Citizenship

      Discuss citizenship eligibility, applications, tests, wait times etc.

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    2. Aussie Chat

      All the latest news, gossip and general chat about migrating to and living in Australia.

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    3. Household

      Removals, creepie crawlies, health a, welfare and pets - Everything to making your home in Oz.

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    4. Renting & Real Estate

      Renting and real estate discussion on properties in Australia.

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    5. Money & Finance

      Discuss foreign exchange, mortgages, lending and finance in general for your new life in Australia.

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    6. Education

      Talk about the Australian kindergarten, schools and higher education system.

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    7. Health

      Discuss all health related matters

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    8. Careers and Vacancies

      Discuss your career , job prospects and employment in Australia.

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    9. Kids Down Under

      Forum for chat about schools, playgroups, kids clubs, childcare options, activities, days out, where to shop, playparks and more.

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    12. Travel

      Discuss flights, vacations and holidays

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  3. Australian States & Territories

    1. ACT

      Discuss migrating to and living in the Australian Capital Territory. This includes Canberra and its surrounds.

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    2. New South Wales

      Discuss migrating to and living in New South Wales.

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    3. Northern Territory

      Discuss migrating to and living in the Northern Territory

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    4. Queensland

      Discuss migrating to and living in Queensland. This includes Brisbane and its surrounds.

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    5. South Australia

      Discuss migrating to and living in South Australia

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    6. Tasmania

      Discuss migrating to and living in Tasmania. This includes Hobart and its surrounds.

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    7. Victoria

      Discuss migrating to and living in Victoria

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    8. Western Australia

      Discuss migrating to and living in Western Australia. This includes Perth and its surrounds.

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  4. Partner Forums

    1. Financial Advice: Ask Vista

      Vista Financial Services - Expert Advice on Financial Advice, UK Pensions Transfers to Australian Superannuation – QROP

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    2. Shipping Pets: Ask Pet Air

      Pet Travel queries? Ask Pet Air - A bespoke pet travel service owned and run by vets.

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  5. Moving to the UK

    1. UK Chat

      Are you an expat in Australia moving back to the UK. Use this forum to discuss the move back.

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  6. PomsInOz Specific

    1. Forum Announcements, Q and A

      If you have any forum usability questions, suggestions or announcements, post them here.

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  • Latest Topics

  • Latest Posts

    • Hey @Atlas, I am not "officially" a Pom in Oz as I was born in South Africa, but I lived for just under 11 years in the UK (2008-2018 close to Woking) and then in 2018 we moved to Perth, Aus. I don't want to write a wall of text but I just wanted to provide some support. We were in a similar position as you, we had good jobs,  a nice house in a good suburb and 3 kids going to a great school, the one difference is we don't have family in either the UK or Aus so that was never a part of our decision. Even so as a family we felt a lot more at home in the UK, so we packed up and landed back in the UK on the 6 of June 2024. I know its still the honeymoon period of moving country but so far it has been amazing. We slotted right back in where we had left, all our friends are still here and the kids have settled better at their new schools than what they ever did in Perth. All in all it has been a great decision (well so far at least 😝) Feel free to reach out if you have any questions.  
    • Can anyone tell me what is required for the first medical after applying for a 804 visa, what is required and can it it carried out in the uk prior to going to Australia
    • Sounds like you’ve had a bit of a hard time of it recently and it does feed in to what I was saying about a change of circumstances often leading to this decision….be it a break up, having children, an illness.  It does sound like you’ve thought it through and are at least aware of potential downsides. Your salary cut might feel a bit worse than you expect it to just because prices here have increased a lot…..everything from haircuts to insurances have increased by 20-30% since Brexit and Covid. I used to pay £75 for my hair colour and cut - it’s now £120 for example.  Went up in Covid and never came back down! We fully expected Aus to be much more expensive than the UK but it wasn’t really.  I truly believe there is no such thing as ‘moving back’ - you move forward into a new life in the UK, as things and people will have changed in the interim. I don’t think you can fail, you can only learn.  Wish you all the best and if it’s not for you, you can always ‘pong’ back, or have a new adventure somewhere else! 
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