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  1. francy

    Holidays - qld

    Hi, thanks. We stayed in Caloundra last April so wanted to stay somewhere different. Love Caloundra but houses are a bit above our budget. May end up back there though if we can't make our mind up
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    Holidays - qld

    Hi, We're coming up from Albury over the Easter holidays and wanting advice on places to stay for a few nights. Will be going to Australia Zoo on Easter Monday, so want somewhere coastal before Gold Coast. Will be heading to Newcastle area after. Thinking Redcliffe area but know nothing about the area, not wanting to do much apart from explore the area for potential move. Thanks in advance, as I say know nothing about areas so any pointers would be good. (2 kids - 11 & 13)
  3. Hi, Looking into moving to Sunshine Coast area or possible Hervey Bay area - any information advice greatly appreciated. We've visited Caloundra area and now looking at visiting Hervey Bay in Jan for a holiday (and to check the weather out as currently in Albury, sick of the cold) We would be travelling via coastal roads to check other places out in both directions. Have 2 kids - 12 & 11yr old. Husband works as a ground agent at local airport and I work in real estate at the moment but both open to any other jobs, vast experience between the 2 of us especially customer service. House budget would be $400-$450k and looking on the net Hervey Bay area would have no issues apart from houses sell fast. Wanting short distances to beaches and schools, the usual.
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    Where to now?

    Does anyone know of any good websites to look at for information on areas/schools/work/lifestyle? Thanks
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    Where to now?

    We're a family of 4, children are aged 10 & 12 yrs old. We've been in Oz for over 3 years now and live in Albury (regional NSW). After visiting a few different coastal areas - central coast and Sunshine coast, we feel that the coast is our go to. I'm just after any advise on family areas near coastal towns that may suit us. The boys in the family like to play their soccer and we like the outdoors. I know on the coast can be expensive and know we'd like to visit any areas people recommend. We wouldn't like it to be a very busy area but as long as we both could get work. I work in Real estate and my husband works at the local airport. Ideally would like a 10-15 min walk/drive to beach.
  6. francy

    PR to Citizenship

    Thanks, that what I think but wanted other opinions as been given different stories. ?
  7. francy

    PR to Citizenship

    Just after some clarification please. We came to oz in March 2015 on a temp skilled visa, became PR last July. When can we apply for Citizenship? Some things say after 4 years of PR but reading other information, reads after 1 year as PR (as March 2019 would be 4 years)? Thanks in advance
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    Temp visa to PR visa

    Hi We received our PR visa this week and just wondered apart from Medicare what other information do we need to change and what other things do we need to do? especially things that we weren't entitled to as a temp visa holder. Thanks in advance
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    Mortgages - Borrowing Power Calculator

    Hi we are on a 489 visa applying soon for a 887 residency visa. We have a deposit for a house or build. Can you recommend a broker at all for the Albury area, NSW? Thanks
  10. Hi We will be lodging for our residency visa (887) soon and our agent is saying we need to have medicals again. Does anyone know if this is definitely the case as had them done less than 3 years ago, in the UK. I know things change but wanted to know as its alot of $$$$ to pay out again. Also, don't suppose anyne knows roughly how long this application takes? Thanks in advance
  11. francy

    489 visa to residency

    Hi,We're on a 489 visa at the moment and will be applying for residency in April. Does anyone know roughly how long this process should take? Thanks in advance
  12. francy

    Residency question?

    We are on my husbands 489 visa which was issued October 2014, we arrived in oz March 2015. Come April he will of completed 12 months in his skilled job field. After 2 yrs we can apply for residency. Is it 2 yrs from the visa issue or entry into Oz? (think it would be from entry but want to make sure as can't see it anywhere on immi website) Thanks
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    VISA condition question?

    IVe just been onto VEVO, it just states that as long as we don't live, work or study in the main cities like Sydney, Newcastle, Perth, Melbourne etc. we chose Albury so presuming we have to stick to that one area, just very limited to finding work. regards
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    VISA condition question?

    Hi We are on a 489 Regional Sponsorship visa and chose Albury to live & work. My husband is the main visa holder. my question is, do I also have to work in Albury or can I cross border and work in Wodonga! Dont want to chance breaking any conditions of visa thanks
  15. Hi, myself and my husband are in Albury. For visa conditions we have to work & live in Albury area. myself - I was cabin crew for 14yrs in the uk so I'm adaptable to any job. High customer service experience, first aid, retail. Open to any options out there my husband is a general plumber (awaiting his provisional licence from nsw fair trading) over 7 yrs experience. For the visa conditions, he has to be full time, permanent and under supervision for 12mths even though he is fully qualified. He also has high experience with wet plastering, wall & floor tiling We have been in Oz now for 5 months and with our 2 kids are pretty much settled apart from our jobs, we are looking at the usual job sites everyday for vacancies. we are both currently in casual jobs. I've sent my husbands Cv off to all the local plumbing companies and new home builders. if anyone knows someone or has any advice, we'd really appreciate it. Thanks