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  2. How friendly is perth

    I notice that as well. We had a number of Irish households at one time in my neighbourhood, now rapidly declining with the downturn, only a the odd occasion did I ever hear an Aussie accent within any of these groups when they had a bbq or craic outside. Almost never. Aussies keep pretty much to themselves in my experience as yours, something not always apparent to those that meet Aussies abroad, whom often appear louder and more out going.
  3. Perth Airport Upgrade

    I can only endorse the above. A complete dog's dinner having to transvers between terminals. The airport appears to have forever under going additions or enlargements with minimal improvement as a result. At times regression. Does appear a bit of a Perth thing at times. Potential. But never quite makes the grade. Darn expensive as well. Of course with new security measures coming soon, there will be greater onus to spend more with more time needed being in the airport facility. Good news for operators. Less good for punters. The latter of course will cop 'it sweet' I expect in the way things usually unfold .
  4. Airbnb Perth

    Local Government are now looking into regulating Airbnb - think they will have to have planning approval in the not to distant future. It has apparently been a nightmare for some people who live in apartments
  5. Perth Northern Suburbs

    Hey Paul1, I don't know what that Whitfords Brewery is, would be keen to hear more. I literally can't stomach Hillarys anymore, 10 times a year for 10 years does that to a person.
  6. Must see things in Perth....

    For a cheeky dip, walk along the beach to Swanbourne.
  7. Wildlife in Perth - Dangerous?

    March flies. Best to let it land on you, pick it up and pull it's head off. No point trying to swat it, it'll keep coming back. Mozzies. Use Aeroguard. I once had 58 bites in one day, below the knee. I had been in a cool garage and damp garden. Worse case scenario would be Ross river virus. Pesky flies. Far easier to just swallow, than trying to gag it out. Have seen 3 dugites, all in the same garden where there is an aviary. Seed for birds attract mice, a meal for snakes. Red backs. Use common sense. Spray around garden furniture before barbie, and brush down any webs. They're not out to get ya. Kookaburra. Lovely birds, but don't leave your sausages on the barbie unattended. Bogans. Steer clear of at all costs. They're highly toxic, or is that intoxicated? Armadale line. Avoid after dark. Swooping maggies. Funny to watch actually. Cyclists at weekends on the road. They hunt in huge packs. Otherwise, no dramas.
  8. Perth is Back on Track

    Mining activity is up but there will unlikely be the need for large numbers of workers. Just back from a week in Albany and the facility we stayed at down there was fully booked every night. Mostly by short stay visitors taking a few days away from the Big Smoke. It was school holidays though so hard to say what winter was like with bookings. I know places there that offer pensioner discounts during lean periods taking coach loads of folk. WA and Perth in particular have seen declining eastern states arrivals though. Our share of the international market is low as well. We are not yet increasing our Chinese numbers to the extent of other states, but a push is on.
  9. Accounting Job in Perth

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  10. Cheapest Beer in Perth

    Actually, just googled the Quinninup Tavern to reminisce some photos and the place burned down in July. Made me feel quite sad.
  11. Cheaper in Perth or London

    It's a tough one comparing stuff. Clearly, there's heaps more to do in London than Perth. But then, consider housing. We live overlooking a Lake, short drive to the Ocean etc. my mate paid similar for a 2 bed flat in Balham. No amount of things to do/places to go is going to sweeten that one, and he'd admit as much. Perth is a rip-off due to isolation and the fact that Aussie government-fuelled duopolies are allowed to fleece people. But, get over it.
  12. Cost of Living in Perth 2017

    Food Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district AU$16 Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) AU$11 500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast AU$5.80 1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk AU$1.24 12 eggs, large AU$5.82 1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes AU$4.43 500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese AU$8 1 kg (2 lb.) of apples AU$4.45 1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes AU$3.31 0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket AU$5.41 1 bottle of red table wine, good quality AU$18 2 liters of Coca-Cola AU$3.28 Bread for 2 people for 1 day AU$2.23 Housing Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area AU$2,925 Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area AU$2,180 Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat AU$307 Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area AU$2,257 Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area AU$1,921 Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio AU$620 Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) AU$46 40” flat screen TV AU$665 Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) AU$226 Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) AU$14 Hourly rate for cleaning help AU$27 Clothes 1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) AU$103 1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) AU$68 1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) AU$135 1 pair of men’s leather business shoes AU$151 Transportation Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new AU$27,280 1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas AU$1.25 Monthly ticket public transport AU$126 Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) AU$21 Personal Care Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) AU$10 1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) AU$21 Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) AU$68 1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) AU$7 Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) AU$5.01 Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) AU$6 4 rolls of toilet paper AU$2.95 Tube of toothpaste AU$3.93 Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city AU$29 Entertainment Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub AU$60 2 tickets to the movies AU$36 2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) AU$185 Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert AU$114 1 cocktail drink in downtown club AU$18 Cappuccino in expat area of the city AU$5.02 1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) AU$10 iPad Air 2, 64GB AU$751 1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) AU$0.35 1 month of gym membership in business district AU$69 1 package of Marlboro cigarettes AU$26
  13. Sorrento is a lovely suburb. Great high school Sacred Heart (oh's cousin went and we have friends who have kids there). Super close to the beach. Expensive mind. As are most of this suburbs around there (if you're on the 'beach' side of Marmion Ave). My preferences would be (along with Sorrento), Kallaroo, Mullaloo, North Beach, Karrinyup, Ocean Reef, Marmion, Watermans Bay. Plus some parts of Carine, Greenwood and Duncraig.
  14. Winters: Adelaide v Perth

    This thread is over seven years old! Where did you find it?
  15. Thank you for your answer Collie I completely agree with your response, but my fear is the demand/supply to rent a room. Here in my country I have and idea how difficult is to find a good room at a fair price, so I can't imagine the same in Sydney or Melbourne (both are Top10 cities in the world). About Perth, thank you for the information, I have read something about the construction work decent, so I just discarded that option right now Thank you for your point of view Quoll. is very much a "who you know" rather than "what you know" I will consider to flight to Australia after summer holidays. Interesting. I keep your response as an other option And this question for all of you: What is your idea about Toowoomba? 1h aprox. from Brisbane, 100k people (more native speakers in my opinion, good for me) and it seems it has a good opportunities. Thank you mates
  16. Warning, Warning. Do NOT move to Perth.

    Your asking my advise? It depends. From a British context what sort of migrant are we talking about? An intellectual migrant, (ie, not reliant on trade skills or unskilled work)I personally (and did) go with a fellow European country. (If restricted or too lazy to learn a language possibly USA)If an economic migrant then obviously where the economy appears best at any given moment. (There was a time British construction workers for example worked in Germany) But then there is always the option of staying home and attempting to improve situation in an familiar environment or within the nation of birth.Perth would not fulfil that criteria at this point in time IMHO.
  17. Perth continues to grow

    They are trying to attract more people to gero now and things theres been alot of tourist etc activities lately but it has a long way to go..i could go and be better but sadly alot of the people in gero themselves havent got a clue from what i have seen.
  18. Storage costs in Perth?

    anyone knows any trusted storage hiring companies in Sydney?
  19. Moving to Perth

    May be worth flying over for a reccie trip before making the perm move. Can set up a few meetings with relevant receruiters as well. I would think physio's will always find work but no experience in that area
  20. Where to get fingerprints in Perth

    You can get your Fingerprints done in Perth at Fingerprinting Services Australia, i just walked in but i think same day booking off their website is best. got my USA clearance with no trouble website
  21. Perth Job Situ

    I would go where the work is. The problem you would have is that you have to give notice anyway to get out of the rental contract. If the climate is bad then it may end up costing you more than the 3 months. You could ask if you could sub let. I know I'm Qld they advertise properties as an house share, the new house mate then needs to go on the tenancy agreement. Then the old renter asks to come off. It seems common practice in the Uni world.
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