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About rowneee

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  • Birthday 12/08/1987
  1. Yeh man im up for a beer pm me your number. I cant laugh too much, hardly the best time to be a united supporter right now
  2. When I was in Melbourne in 2010 I watched a couple of WC matches at the Elephant and Wheelbarrow in St Kilda and the rest at home on TV. Charles Dickens in the CBD might show them though, I used to go there to watch EPL games from time to time. Hope this helps
  3. rowneee

    Transferring a 457

    I'm in the same situation now, my new employer is sorting everything out and I was given a 2-6 week time frame for completion
  4. I'm free pretty much any time at the moment til I start my new job. Where abouts are you?
  5. I just moved to Surfers, same situation but I'm guessing you've probably moved now?
  6. 26 year old lad from Greater Manchester looking for mates in the Surfers Paradise area. Just moved from Roma(middle of nowhere rural Queensland) and don't know anyone so if anyone wants to go for a beer gimme a shout. Big into football(Manchester United...don't laugh lol) and also looking for a team to play for. I'll be starting a new job in Southport in the next couple of weeks so until then my social circle is practically non existant
  7. Hey, I'm 26 and just moved to Surfers and don't know anyone. Gimme a shout!
  8. I'm a Manc too, just moved to Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast and looking for some mates here if anyones up for a beer. I support United...no jokes please haha
  9. Ok so I've got my place sorted, on a quiet street in Surfers Paradise(yes there is one believe it or not), should start work in the next couple of weeks - just waiting for my 457 to be transferred to my new employer then I'm good to go. Next thing on the agenda...who wants to go for a drink??
  10. So having moved over 3 months ago and found myself living in Roma I have got myself a new job in Southport in the Gold Coast. Obviously I can't wait to get away from the boredom and nothingness that is Roma and get down to the more exciting lifestyle down the coast but I have very little idea on where the best places are to live. My job will be in Southport and as yet I don't have a car so public transport links are a must unless any of you would recommend living in Southport itself? I don't want to be anywhere too mental but at the same time don't want to be too far away from all the action so any help would be appreciated. Cheers
  11. I'm gonna be in Brisbane for the 1st test next weekend and the lad I was going with can't make it so I've got a spare ticket for the Sunday if anyone's interested?? $35 face value sat in the block next to the barmy army. Should be a good laugh, PM me if interested.
  12. rowneee

    England v Aus ( cricket )

    I've got a spare ticket for Sunday at the Gabba if anyone's interested?? PM me if so, sat in the next block to the barmy army so should be fun
  13. The location it states in my contract is Roma although I think they can be flexible if you want to move due to the fact they have 7 sites but I assume I'll have to wait until I get there to find out. From what it said in the original documents and from what I was told at the interview is that accommodation will be provided for the first month which is more than enough time to find a rental, when I came over in 2010 I stayed in a backpackers for a week and was living in an apartment within a week. I'm looking at booking a flight for around the 17th, there are various airlines that offer discount flights and baggage up to 45kg for people on migrant visas(Quantas and Emirates definitely do) and I'll be getting a call tomorrow to discuss this and will report back with a price once I have one. The sensible thing to do is wait until the visa comes before sorting a date as obviously they won't let you in the country without it. Had an email from the guy from the recruitment company yesterday, last few days of winter...26 degrees, im so so soooo sad to be leaving england
  14. the actual visa side of it is nothing to do with blacks, it was all sorted my the migration agent they set up and yesterday my visa was granted. its gonna take more time the more people are on the visa, im going on my own so it was relatively quick (around 4 weeks) from when paperwork was complete. as far as being excited goes i dont think id be doing it if i wasnt, im from manchester so the chance to escape the weather is exciting on its own
  15. rowneee

    457 Visa Timeline - June 2013 [Sydney]

    I also wet with bupa, very reasonable price and it is a requirement. Anyway in other news...MY VISA GOT GRANTED TODAY :biggrin::biggrin::biggrin: for anyone interested the paperwork was completed 31st July and i recieved my visa today 28th August so approx 4 weeks to complete. very very excited, will be heading over in the next 2 weeks