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      Australian Visa Timelines Tracker website now live   19/10/17

      If you’re applying for an Australian visa, you want to know how long it’s going to take to be granted. This is understandable as you’re eager to start your new life in Australia. Having such information will also allow you to get on with other crucial steps in the immigration process. That's why, after feedback from our members,  we've launched our Australian Visa Timelines Tracker https://ww.australia-visa-timelines.com The tracker allows you to enter key dates about your visa application and compare them in tabular format with other applicants around the globe. You can look at who’s applied for the same visa as you, the same dates as you, from the same country, occupation etc. This will allow you obtain greater insight into the likely time is will take for your visa to be granted. We've still a couple of changes to make over the next couple of weeks, but the site is now online and available for use.

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  1. Finding work before you land

    In reality, this is what a lot of us do! I would suggest researching your area of work thoroughly and as mentioned above ensure savings to last 3-6 months without work. Depending on the type of work you do, even if you apply for jobs in the first few weeks, by the time you have gone through the recruitment process, medicals, police checks, refs this process can take time until you are formally offered the position. This article was in the Career One jobs supplement on 23/9/17 which mentions Queensland...
  2. I have just tried to ring Moneycorp Australia to get a currency quote on the phone number on your website +61 2 8228 1490 and it says I am ringing out of office hours (I am ringing at 11.23 am!) and leave a message. I think the number appears to be an Australian number, Sydney, but it seems to be going to the UK office. We had our UK Moneycorp account closed down because we were advised we had to open an Australian account if we wanted to continue trading, but would we still be dealing with the UK and how do I get a currency quote and speak to someone in the Australia time zone?
  3. Meet up in Adelaide

    No worries. Hopefully we can organise something once you both arrive.
  4. Meet up in Adelaide

    Just giving this thread a bump in case anyone missed it and wants to come along.
  5. Adelaide - jobs/ housing young family

    Are you still planning on heading to Adelaide?
  6. looking for carpentry work and pay?

    If you are just at the planning/start of the process then the first step is to check if you are eligible for a visa. This may determine whereabouts you go in Australia as well due to visa restrictions. Australia is a vast country and areas are very different. Have you been to Australia before? You can go on migration sites and often they will have a 'calculator' to see if you get the points. An exhibition may be a good idea as a starter, but I wouldn't take everything they say as gospel and use it as a guide. We were told at one of these events, that we were not eligible to migrate and couldn't get the points which was completely untrue. I also met up with a couple who came over to Adelaide on a reccie who asked to meet up with me for honest advice about their job/career prospects if they moved over here. They had been advised by an 'expert' they would both earn $100k a year and have no trouble getting work, in my opinion this was completely untrue and the salaries quoted were a massive exaggeration of what they could earn.
  7. looking for carpentry work and pay?

    Whereabouts in Australia will you be moving to? Wages differ around Australia.
  8. Meet up in Adelaide

    There seems to be a few people around interested in a meet up. I have lived in Adelaide for 10 years now (I don't know where the time has gone!), but I am happy to organise a meet up and share my experiences and the ups and downs of life in Adelaide! Newbies or not so new welcome to come along. I am thinking Monday 28 August, adults only event, meeting either for morning tea/coffee/cake or lunch (or maybe both!). If you are interested send me a PM and we will see what we can organise.
  9. How did you decide on area?

    I think some people have unrealistic expectations of how long it will take to find work. If I was to return to the UK I wouldn't expect to get a job straight away, the process takes time. I would have to register with recruitment agencies, apply for jobs via the paper, internet etc, wait for the closing date, interview, reference checks etc. Obviously this isn't the case in all industries. My OH and I have recently changed jobs. I finished my previous job on Friday and started my new job on the Monday. Recruitment process involved an initial phone screen interview (this is common to try and exclude people from the shortlist often due to the volume of applications), an interview, police check, ref check. My OH secured a new job, but the process involved 2 panel interviews, police check, medical, ref checks...the process takes times. Both of these jobs were newly created jobs, so despite the doom and gloom about the Adelaide job market there are jobs out there, but it depends on what you do, what you are willing to do and what your expectations are. Have a look at one of my previous posts for more information on the time it can take to find work...
  10. How did you decide on area?

    Most people coming over to Australia won't have jobs lined up when they move over and have to compete with everyone else to secure work. The fact that your job is on an 'in demand' skills list doesn't necessarily mean it is actually in demand. That's not to say that certain skills aren't in demand, but just because you have secured a visa, it doesn't mean you are guaranteed a job.
  11. Adelaide Meet Up

    Hi Pom Queen Just wondering if this meet up is still planning on going ahead. Thanks
  12. Thanks for the update John. I guess if we have to go through the hassle of setting up a new account again, what are the benefits, compared to just setting up with another provider? Do we still receive the fee free services as PIO members?
  13. Hi John I have received an email from Moneycorp asking me to supply documents to set up a new account (see part of the email below). Is this email legit? If so, do we still receive the fee free services as PIO members? Is this an easy process to set up? I don't want to have to go through setting an account up again from scratch. How does this benefit us? Thanks In order to expand our services, earlier this year we formed a new entity, TTT Moneycorp PTY Limited, to service our Australian resident customers. From our records, we can see that you are residing in Australia. We will need to set up a new account for you by 31st July 2017 so you can continue to send and receive international payments with us. Your current moneycorp account will close on 31st July 2017 and will not be available for transactions after that date.
  14. Article in the paper today seems to still be pushing 457 visas.....
  15. This job advert is in today's Adelaide paper, The Advertiser, in their job supplement in case anyone is looking for sponsorship....