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  1. murky

    taking dog to Oz

    Ours is a little 8 yr old westie, love him to bits but we're on a tight budget and don't know if we can afford it, it's heatbreaking! Our teens would be mortified if we told them their pet couldn't come with us. we're pretty stressed about it at the moment.:sad:
  2. murky

    taking dog to Oz

    I got paperwork 2 1/2 years ago that said it was $800 for one dog because thats when we thought we would get our visa. But 2 1/2 years down the line we have just got our visa and checked quarantine again and had the shock of my life that it has now gone up sooo much. I cannot believe the flights also cost the same as for a human, they don't even get a seat!
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    taking dog to Oz

    Quarantine is around $800 per dog I was told. It wasn't included in our quote as we had to arrange payment/booking for that seperately. Hi I went on the AQIS website and the quarantine costs for a dog work out at £1305 for the 30 days not about aus $800.
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    taking dog to Oz

    Hi All I have just got a quote back this morning to export my 8 yr old westie. Company want £1550 included in that is £725 for flight, £270 import permit, £120 vet to seal crate, £72 crate and other bits and bobs. That doesnt include vets fees about £600 our vet told us and quarantine daily rates and stuff which comes to aus$ 1305. So it all boils down to having £3000 to send the dog which is heartbreaking:sad: Mrs Murky
  5. Hi Bibbs If its anything like ours its the kitchen. I didnt know how much we had squirrelled away in the cupboards until we emptied them but i couldn't part with much because when you think of all the cost of replacing every last item and you would sell stuff for peanuts here because everybody loves something for nothing. We have ended up with at least 30 boxes:eek: Mrs Murky
  6. Hi All My family and I are hoping to move to NSW in Sept 11. At the moment we are living at my fathers house so all our belongs are in storage and it has cost us way more to store than what the items are worth i was gutted when i worked it out. Now its going to cost a whole lot more to get them over there, but, seeing as they are more or less packed i wondered which removal companies would let you pack your own stuff and does it work out a lot less? :eek: All help welcome Mrs Murky
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    Wanted down under

    Hi Thanks for the info Amaroo, I knew it would be you that answered my question as you seem to travel a fair bit. We visited friends in Empire Bay in 2007, but we only stayed with them for a couple of days and probably drove through all of those places without realising which one was which. It was all so pretty we never thought about things like cinema's, shopping and most things that teens like to do no matter what country they are in. In England we seem to take these things for granted as the're on the doorstep or fifteen minute bus ride at the most. An Aussie guy I spoke to over here a couple of days ago said Aus kids would probably just go to Sydney for entertainment from there, but thats an hour to hour and a half away and he said thats normal:eek: Mrs Murky
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    Wanted down under

    Hi All Did anyone see the Phil Downunder Central Coast episode last night? It showed all the places we were looking at moving to :- Erina, Terrigal and Avoca but are now seriously worried that these are for retirees only and my hubby wont find work (plumber) or our 2 teens will be bored stiff. Anyone know anything of these places firsthand? Mrs Murky
  9. Hi Bibbs Your storage people will be able to tell you how many cubic feet your renting so you could use that as a guide. Our storage unit is 504 cubic feet and our belongings don't anywhere near fill it as they should in a container but one company have still quoted us for 500 cubic feet. On the shipping websites a box of L48cm, W44cm and H41cm is 3 cubic feet so if your belongings are in boxes of roughly that size then thats also a guide. Mrs Murky
  10. It's a pity your not over here I would have employed you to pack mine:laugh: John Mason contacted me last night and said that they would indeed come to my home address and to the storage facility and are used to rummaging around in peoples lofts to give us a quote for packing and for self packing, but would not want to come out until April as we would need to ship in July for arrival at maybe the beginning of September. So thanks for that previous info! Mrs Murky
  11. Hi there! Which shipping company did you use and did they tell you how many cubic feet your goods would take up in the container? I was told that I had 500 cubic feet and that it would take 2 days to pack or 1 day if I packed the boxes myself, I couldn't believe it! Mrs Murky
  12. Thanks, yes I was kidding! It would be great if they would give you a breakdown of how much of the quote goes on the actual shipping and how much for packing so that you can see whether its really worth your while self packing because i'm worried about the insurance side of things. I know that the goods I have don't hold much value individually, but to not cover breakages, I'm a bit bothered about but it's a chance I might have to take.:eek: Mrs Murky
  13. Thanks for that. I didnt think they would come out to a few different locations to see all our stuff but i suppose if they want the work they will. Did you pay the price quoted or did you have any further charges added on at a later date? The shippers could only give us a rough quote for them packing up to 500 cubic feet is that a 20 ft shared container? as £2900 would you have any clue as to how much they may get it down to if we self pack? It would be brill if we could get a couple of thousand off. Maybe wishful thinking Mrs Murky
  14. Hi mike 6r4 Can I ask did you get quotes for them to pack your goods as well as self pack and if so was there a huge difference? I called at the offices of anglo pacific and told them our situation and they said they couldnt give us a price without seeing everything in the boxes. I really don't want to open the contents of all 40 boxes just to put them all back again, and if they brought their boxes so they know exactly how much we have we might not like their prices. I'm a bit stuck now:confused: Mrs Murky
  15. murky

    Help!!!

    Hi mellymop I also wear an hearing aid in one ear only though with moderate hearing loss, when i went for my medical the panel doc just made sure that i could hear enough of what he was saying in a normal conversation and said it was fine. I wasn't the main applicant though so it might/might not make a difference whether your job depends upon your hearing abilities. Not to sure about your other question maybe someone else may care to enlighten us? Hope this helps in some way Mrs Murky
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    One Way Flights

    Hi All Myself, my wife and 2 teenage kids have just got our PR visas. I have been looking at flights online for probably August 2011 but can't find any good deals on one way migrant flights. One way seems to cost as much as a return. Is there such a thing or am i looking in the wrong places? Thanks Murky
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    One Way Flights

    Hi All Thanks for all the replies i will spend the day having a look at these cos i thought booking early i might get a better deal Thanks again Mrs Murky
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    One Way Flights

    Hi Peach Yeah they do seem to be charging more for a one way fare. Its a bit rubbish really! Thanks Mrs Murky
  19. murky

    One Way Flights

    Hi Oh so its vodka thats keeping you going? i'll try that. At the moment i keep getting the jitters thinking are we doing the right thing? i'm driving Murky mad.:wacko: Mrs Murky
  20. murky

    One Way Flights

    Hi Quantas was the quote given to us on the site that the aus gov gave to us with the visa approval and it was way above a normal return flight we were really shocked. I might ring Quantas instead like you said it might be worth a try direct. Thanks Mrs Murky
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    One Way Flights

    Hi jodie You still seem to be in good spirits and i hope you don't have too much longer to wait now. i have just had a little look at Cat 3 thread and noticed Milkymoos have a visa, i am sooo happy they will be there before me! Mrs Murky
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    One Way Flights

    Hi Jodie You've changed your picture since last time i was on Cat 3 thread, hope you are well? I will have a look at Kayak. The aus gov give out a website when you get your visa that gives you a quote especially for one way migrant travel - what a rip off!! Thanks Mrs Murky
  23. Hi All Myself, the wife and two teenagers aged 17 and 13 have just received our visa's after a long 2.5 year wait. We have visited friends that live in Empire Bay and loved it there but agree with posts that it could be a bit remote for the kids. So thought about Terrigal, Erina or Avoca? People seem to have mixed feelings about the secondary schools ? But I'm also concerned that when I googled the nearest Tafe for plumbing for my 17 year old ( who at the moment is still doing his first year plumbing at a nearby college in england) would have to travel for nearly an hour each morning to go to Hunter Campus in Wyong. Does anyone know if this is true or is there another Tafe nearer to any of these places? We would value any help at the moment:confused: Murky
  24. Hi Matt I had a look at Orimbah Tafe website and they don't seem to do plumbing, so it looks like he may have to travel to Wyong after all. It just seems like a long way to travel each day as at the moment he travels to college back home on the bus and it only takes ten minutes. He will probably fall asleep and end up god knows where?:eek: Murky
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