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  1. walker2012

    M/Cr UK - Free SatNav with Aus maps

    hi paul I live in Halifax and I am moving out to aus in October. I will take the sat nav off you. I will pm my details ​thanks lee
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    ajusting to working in the heat.

    That's exactly what happened to me too scrumpy. This weather is crazy. Today I have had sun,rain,hail and snow/sleet. I was also working on a roof. Bring on the sun.
  3. our short term rental is in wanneroo. we are staying on a farm for 5 weeks. should be interesting. it's nothing special but a start. i also have a few pals in perth that are chippys and are doing very well for themselves. our plan is very similar to yours. I hope everything works out for you. let us know how you get on when u arrive. cheers lee
  4. hi Benny good luck and all that. where abouts in perth are you heading? me (carpenter) 29 and the Wife and 2 girls are due out on the 22nd of October. have you managed to find work prior to going out?
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    What SUV would you buy in Australia?

    Kia sportage looks a great SUV also really reliable too. also under budget. I think they start at $25000.
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    Premiership Football

    and it's free :biggrin:
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    Premiership Football

    try a site called myp2p, just put it in google and it streams all the games live cheers lee
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    thats it going home

    hi just let you know that the construction industry is on its arse over here in the uk, with carpenters been paid 10-13 a hour and that's for sub contracting so I would think twice about coming here and landing a decent job, I predict it will be 5-8 years before construction industry picks up properly cheers lee
  9. hi Neil, we are in the same situation so any info would be great, thanks lee
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    activating our visa?

    hi Ian, we activated ours in January and you have to is enter the country and it activates when going through passports control
  11. hi guys me and the family fly out on the 22 nd December to activate our visas. I just wondered if sunglasses are any cheaper at changi airport or would it be cheaper to by them in the uk cheers lee
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    wa state sponsorship

    hi just a quick question that's been pickling my brain, when we move to Perth and like after 12months we decide we can't settle. can we move to Sydney as we have family there ? cheers lee
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    worry over selling the famiy home

    Hi my advice would be to rent it if you can, taking alot of money would be a good idea, plus people are crying out to rent these days as it's harder to get on the housing market, and if things go **** up in aus u are still on the housing ladder, try taking just enough funds to set up in wa and start earning the dollar hope this helps Lee
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    Should I or shouldn't I ???

    Hi everyone. Me the wife and little girl are heading out to Perth at Xmas to activate our visas. I have been put in a dilemma, I have been offered contract carpentry work for 12 months in Afghanistan, the money would be a life changing amount but I wonder if it will really be worth it? The money would really set us up in Perth when we headed out the in 18 months time. I would appreciate some extra views on this as I can't decide what's best. I forgot to mention it will be in a American army base in Kabul Many thanks Lee
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    Should I or shouldn't I ???

    Thanks everyone for your replys, me and my family plan to move in with the in-laws and rent our property out. But I think there house would be over crowded with us all there. Another reason why I think I should go is because of this double dip recession everyone keeps talking about! No jobs equals no money for Australia. And thanks baz any info would be much appreciated Again, thank you everyone Lee
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    Should I or shouldn't I ???

    Hi baz, is this something you have experience in? My mates out there at the moment as an electrician so he has got my foot in the door if you know what I mean Cheers lee
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    Should I or shouldn't I ???

    Hi Judith, I would miss my family more that words can describe but the money would set us up in Australia and make our lives easier, the working conditions are 3 months on 3 weeks off.
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    Renting my uk property

    Hi We are moving to Perth in about 12 months and were just about to put our house on the market, but with the current exchange rate been so bad we are considering renting it part furnished, we have equity which we needed to move but hopefully can save about £10000-12000, would this be enough cash to get set up, it just seems pointless bringing a load of money with us with such a poor rate. I think we just need to start earning the Aussie dollar and then hopefully everything should be cushty, anyway any advice is much appreciated Thanks Lee
  19. Hi All we are a family of 6 arrving in Perth on the 30th December for 9 nts, we are struggling to find holiday home to rent at this time as alot of them seem to be 4 weeks minium. Can anyone reccommend any? We are looking for any areas in Perth as we are coming out to activate our visa so just needing a base for us to explore all areas. Thanks the Walkers
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    Anyone emigrating from Yorkshire?

    I am a ex ryburner and the royal is my local now, just bin for a few pints, is it the royal oak or the royal below wainhouse tower ? I use both a bit too often :0)
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    What happens once my visa is approved?

    Hi yes it was done at the embassy in london :biggrin:
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    What happens once my visa is approved?

    Hi we sent our passports away 2 weeks ago and received them on Friday so it's quite a quick turn around hope this helps Cheers Lee
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    NewYear in Perth 2011

    Hi everyone Me and the family are coming to Perth over Xmas and new year to activate our visas, looking to move NOR has anyone got any recommendations for NYE celebrations? Thanks Lee
  24. hi me, vicky and darci will be moving out in a couple of years but are activating our visas at christmas, we are heading to perth. Really looking forward to the move but the current exchange rate is holding us back for a couple of years, hopefully it will start to recover soon
  25. Hi there, you have nothing to worry about, I am a carpenter and broke my arm resulting it been pinned, sounds like the same break, we had our visas granted last after getting referred for 3 weeks Cheers Lee