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  1. Mylady

    Visa

    Your average living allowance would be ur rent, gas, water,elect,petrol,school fees(if u have kids), groceries,just an estimation of what you think u will need to spend on a monthly basis to live..... Then there is the part of how much u are bringing over with you and this can be made up of cash savings, an estimation of how much u will get upon the sale of ur house ,car etc,u need to break it down for them.... Its just for the state to know that u have finances to support urself and family until u secure work and wont be facing hardship...
  2. Mylady

    Jobs

    Hi We went to the expo 2 years ago and honestly found it a waste of tym..Employers dont even look at ur CV until u are here in WA and got the licences needed to work here... In saying that the job market is very slow at the moment,it is harder to find a job,my husbands hours were cut back and the company is doing cutbacks on expenditures to save.....my son is struggling to get an apprenticeship, but when things pick up WA is the place to be,good jobs good money.... Another thing if u are deciding to come over try to come over with a state sponsored skilled independant visa (176)..makes life much easier and stress free... I wud not recommend 457 visa for anyone.....
  3. Hi All I have been a member on this site for over 2 years I think... sorry to hear so many finding it hard to cope...we emigrated from Uk just over 2 years ago.. and to be honest the first couple of months is the hardest,we moved to a small town in WA,about 4000 people if that...due to hubby getting a job here,we literally were down to our last cents before he got the job..... the shock of living in a small town had us depressed and we thought we would give it 6mnths and find something else..... we had 4 kids when we left Uk and since then we had another one..... Right to cut a long story short.....6 months later we bought a house on acreage and swimming pool etc,living the dream until I lost my job....due to a cut throat aussie and NEWSFLASH a woman from England who I thought was my friend.... so now we are back to scraping cents together to make ends meet..... I am getting hit with accounts from every direction....Would I go back NOOOOOOOOOOO...
  4. Hi All I have been a member on this site for over 2 years I think... sorry to hear so many finding it hard to cope...we emigrated from Uk just over 2 years ago.. and to be honest the first couple of months is the hardest,we moved to a small town in WA,about 4000 people if that...due to hubby getting a job here,we literally were down to our last cents before he got the job..... the shock of living in a small town had us depressed and we thought we would give it 6mnths and find something else WE ACTUALLY HATED THIS TOWN AND HATED DRIVING INTO IT..... we had 4 kids when we left Uk and since then we had another one, OUR KIDS ARE 18,13,9,6 and a newborn..... Right to cut a long story short.....6 months later we bought a house on acreage and swimming pool etc,living the dream until I lost my job....due to a cut throat aussie and NEWSFLASH a woman from England who I thought was my friend.... so now we are back to scraping cents together to make ends meet..... I am getting hit with accounts from every direction....Would I go back NOOOOOOOOOOO...... Everything takes tym and going back has never been an option... When u live with 1 leg in England and 1 leg in Australia u will never live the dream.... Living the dream is not easy,finding friends is not easy.Dont expect to find true friends,for us adults it is really hard but for our kids they will grow with mates and form friendships that will last for years, As parents we emigrated for a better life for my kids and ourselves.DID WE FIND IT????? YES,IT just takes tym to establish it. u must bear in mind the friends we left behind are people that we have grew up with or spent years getting to know....U gotta do the same here, put the tym in...My best friend now is someone I cud of easily strangled a million tyms over for the first year but now we are best mates... Evrything takes tym....... Six months is tooo short to judge whether to go back or not.... Yes there are Aussies bullying Immigrants at work, just ask hubby he came close to teliing them to f off and stick their job up their A..... Now 2 years on he has erned the respect of some but there are still A-holes like anywhere elses..... this is the first country that I of where immigrants are racist towards immigrants, hell even the Prime Minister Julia Gilliard is an Immigrant...But did we not have issues with people in our home country,did we not have work problems or family problems,or problems with the weather etc,if everything was hunky dory no one wud consider emigrating.... To conclude Rome was not built in a day,dont expect to build a life in Australia in a day, it can be lonely,it can be isolating,it can be racist,it gets very hot,we had temp up to 46 deg this summer,not to mention the flies..... but give it tym and it will be rewarding.when hubby and I were working we built up our life pretty quick, now that I`m not working life is at a standstill,when I start work again we`ll be gud again... We have 5 kids and we are making ends meet,barely but they meet....Another thing is revolve ur life to start with, around ur family,we knew bugger all about fishing but decided to try it and now thats a new hobby thats taken over, we go on a fishing holiday up North once a year,to be honest coming here and relying on each other for support has made us stronger as a family.We sure miss our family back home but we dont feel as we did when we first arrived.the longing to go back is not there anymore... I guess the realisation that life goes on for everone we`ve left behind and that we were the only ones really whining made us get up and give life in Australia a real go........ AFTER MANY HEATED ARGUMENTS BETWEEN HUBBY AND I WE ARE NOW AT PEACE WITH OUR LIFE,WE LOVE COUNTRY LIVING AND GOING DOWN TO PERTH IS ACTUALLY REALLY STRESSFUL AND WE AVOID IT.... IT TOOK 2 YEARS TO FIND OUR PLACE HERE.... U HAVE ALL SPENT A LOT OF MONEY GETTING HERE,IT WONT BE CHEAP GOING BACK TO START AGAIN,AND LIFE IS JUST PASSING BY WE GET OLDER AS EACH DAY GOES................ To all those that are here on 457`s work towards ur permanent residence,a lot of ur problems and expenses and stress comes from having that visa,we chose not to accept a 457 and rather waited it out in England and came here with permanent residence ,makes life a lot easier. REMEMBER IT TOOK YEARS FOR U TO ESTABLISH A LIFE BACK IN ENGLAND,ITS GONNA BE THE SAME HERE,BUT ONCE UR WIFE FINDS A JOB AND U BOTH WORKING,U WILL FIND IT EASIER.
  5. Hi Have sent u a private message,looking forward to hearing from u.... Thank u
  6. Hi All Hubby is currently doing his electrical contractors licence, tough and confusing. Has anyone done it and do u have a sample of the maximum Demand project assignment.... Anything to guide wud be helpful Thanks in advance.
  7. Mylady

    A question about VAC2

    Hi If you still need my advice on ur other issue pm me ur e-mail and I`ll try to help. Kind Regards
  8. My sums never add up,I`ve always been rubbish in Maths,lol, but hey what the heck,if we dont do it we never will know,
  9. Mylady

    Our findings so far!!

    Hi Dawny :hug: I just want to echo what Shreen has said above,you have helped a lot of of people here with your kind words and we appreciate it. Wish you all the best and I hope it is everything you dreamed of.We will arrive in WA in Sept but hubby goes in August to do the Licence thingy. Goodluck and best wishes. Mylady:wubclub:
  10. Mylady

    VHS video machines,do they work in OZ

    Hi Thank you very much,you have been very helpful:notworthy: Kind Regard Mylady
  11. Mylady

    VHS video machines,do they work in OZ

    OK ,let me get this straight,The VCR will work with an Australian tv to play pre recorded movies.I have never used it to record before so that is not a problem,Basically if I take the vcr plug it with the scart on one side and the red,yellow and white thingy on the other side to the tv my kids can watch their videos. Is this correct. Forgive me I`m not very technically minded! Thank you.
  12. Hi Does anyone know if the VCR machines work in oz,I know everyone is on about dvd and blu-rays but but kids have scratched so much dvd`s that I bought them a VCR machine.This and the videos are still without a scratch.They more child friendly than dvd`s.I really would like to take it down with me. Can anyone help quickly cos I`m busy packing. Thanks a million.:wubclub: Mylady
  13. Mylady

    New passport

    Hi Sorry cant help with your questions,but thought I`d let you know that I will be travelling with my sons new and old passport(au visa in it) and I am gonna sort it out once in Oz.Even though the old passport is expired.the visas are still valid. Kind Regards
  14. I am supporting South Africa when South Africa plays,England when England plays,Portugal when Portugal plays,and Australia when Australia plays. Dont know what I am going to do if they play each other,its difficult being loyal to just one when I have a Portuguese hubby,we were born and raised in South Africa,living in England for the past 31/2 years,and now moving to OZ.Loyalties are split, I think I am just gonna sit back and enjoy the games and may the best team win!!!!!!!!! Kind Regards
  15. Mylady

    Car leasing

    Just bumping this thread back to the top.
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