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    UK mortgage broker

    Hi Does anyone know a good mortgage broker to help organise a home for when we return to the UK? I read somewhere that we need the offer of employment and a deposit. We don’t need 6 months pay slips like in Australia? Is this correct?
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    Moving back but lost

    Hi, ive been in Australia for 10 years now and feel it’s time to go home. Over my time here I’ve had ups and downs of homesickness but this last year has been the worst! So decided to make the decision to move back. I just don’t know where to begin. The whole process seems so much harder than coming out here. I’ve read that due to not having a credit history we would need to pay 6 months up front in rent. Is this accurate? We don’t have a lot of money behind us and just not sure how we are going to manage the whole move back which makes it even more depressing. I have 4 children, one that starts year 11 in September. I’ve read posts saying get them back for GCSE’s but we just don’t have the money right now! We need to save for a year or so to get us there. Which means would I have to stay to put my other child through school first? I’m in such a terrible predicament and not sure where to begin. Any help greatly appreciated
  3. Hey my daughter was born in Australia, will this make it harder to enrol her at school upon our return? thank you Carly
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    Year 11 and 12

    Hi I am in the process of organising a move back to the UK. I have to go back to organise work which will therefore put my move back by at least 2 more years due to finances and jobs. I will have a son going into year 11 at this point. Just wondering could he apply for 6th form if we try and aim to get him back for year 12 or would his ATAR not transfer over? I would also have a year 9 student. Any help greatly appreciated
  5. Hi Guys I live at Elanora, have 3 children a 7, 5 and 3 year old, would be great to meet up sometime with anyone this way.. I am on facebook if you wanted to find. Hope to hear from you soon xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  6. Hey I live on the Gold Coast, we are 27 and 28, we do have kids but they are very well behaved, would love to meet up with new people..
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    Hi From Plymouth.

    Hey guys I am from Plymouth, living on the Gold Coast now, from Crownhill, would be great to hear from anyone...mazandnev, how weird, I grew up at Belliver.... Hope everyone is enjoying oz
  8. Hey Everyone We are 27 and 28 however we do have children but they are very well behaved and we would love to meet new people.... Would anyone fancy meeting at southbank one weekend?? PM me and I can send you my facebook details and mobile number... Take it easy Carly
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    Things to bring to Oz/things to leave in the UK

    We leave in 14 days and wanted to jump on this thread as it would be quite interesting to know what to take with us....Most of our stuff has been shipped but still not sure what to take in our luggage.
  10. Hey Sarah We are moving to the Gold Coast now instead but would love to chat with people and maybe a meet once we get there, we are flying out on 31st Aug. How have you found moving? are you enjoying it there? Carly xxx
  11. Hi Could anyone give me a good holiday rental company that they used, we are a family of 5 and only want the rental for 10 days until we secure a longer let. Thanks for your help Carly Lee and Boys
  12. Hi Lesley Great to hear from you! We arrive 1st Sept and we are so excited, I have also thought about becoming a mature student and studying to become a nurse. My youngest son is nearly 2 so perhaps he could become Luca's friend :wink: I have 3 boys all together. If you dont mind me asking what does your husband do? I am worried about my husband finding a job. I am on facebook if you fancied having a chat on there? Hopefully speak to you soon Carly Lee and Boys
  13. Hey Bluebell We used gomatilda and would highly recommend them to anyone, they were extremely helpful and we got our visa much quicker than expected, no question was ever to small and the lady I dealt with was fantastic. I have read about some agencies who have fees for letters, phone calls, so be careful who you go with. I have sent you a link to there website. www.gomatilda.com Carly, Lee and Boys
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    Help with hgv licence

    Hi My husband has got a HGV licence and wasnt sure how to transfer this into a australian one?? Does it cost? Any help is appreciated. Carly Lee and Boys
  15. Hi Mac We applied for a state sponsorship with Brisbane as my hubby's job is on the skilled shortage list and they are sponsoring them, when we intially applied there were loads and loads of jobs that he could apply for but now we have our visa and ready to apply there is hardly anything. We have to stay in Brisbane for 2 years before we can move states but we are happy with this (if he gets a job) Carly Lee and Boys