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    Emigrating on your own

    Londongal76 this is very true. My friend has friends over there who I could probably meet up with, although I'm not quite sure where I also think they are coupled up so I can't really just tag along with them. From holiday experience I have found when i have been on holiday with just two of us we got to know more people than when we went on holiday with a large group. It does force you in to talking/meeting people more than staying with the group you know. I suppose the scary part is if anything goes wrong you don't have anyone to help you out, however that's hopefully worst case scenario which will never come to fruition.
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    Emigrating on your own

    It's nice hear to other peoples stories, I'm glad hear yours is going well. The one thing about the housemates, will be you can just up and leave I suppose. The part about thinking of it as a holiday is pretty much how I'm viewing it, and if more comes of it then I'm open to staying and working in different cities. Good to know you're a lawyer, I'll be sure to keep you in mind if I need any legal advise while over there haha.
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    Emigrating on your own

    Thanks for all the responses. Lady Rainicorn - the salary would roughly equate to around what you have mentioned, sorry the kick start my career would be if it turned in to a permanent stay as there seems to be a lot more management/consultancy jobs over there. I did think of Amsterdam and my company also have offices there and was very tempted to try for a transfer but something about OZ just seems more appealing, plus while I'm single it seems a lot more of a now or never situation as you never know if your partner would up roots and move half way across the world. I was considering the 417, but I've been reading if I want a career job rather than farm work this might not be advisable as companies would prefer to higher someone for longer than 6 months, however I can also apply for a 189 as I meet the skill set so I'll have to research a bit more in to it. Grahamffc - How did you find the move? and making friends? and finding a job? as Lady has mentioned, traveling on my own will give me the freedom to move from City to City for work without the ties of someone else holding me back. Brisbane is pretty much the place I've read and think sounds the most appealing, but I suppose anywhere which is new with nice people will be exciting. And worst case scenario is it won't work out as planned, I've already told myself I need to stay for at least 12-18 months before jumping to any decisions. I was also thinking I'd do a house share when i go over with locals, this might give me a social life pretty much from landing. That's the reasoning behind it anyway.
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    Emigrating on your own

    Hi, I'm new to the forum and have been reading threads with great interests. I'm hoping to come over to OZ late this year/early next year from the UK. Currently in the midst of saving, I have good qualifications (Masters degree and professional quals in the IT industry) plus a good few years experience since graduation. So I'm relatively hopeful of securing a job once I get over there. The average salary for the job I want to do vary depending on location and serior positions etc, but I'll probably be aiming for the jobs around the 65k-85k mark. The main question is moving over on my own (completely, don't know anyone over there) Would this wage be livable for someone in mid/late-twenties in the Brisbane area, however the locations of Sydney and Melbourne are also of interest basically following the work. As I would need rent, rates, food, car, social life to meet people etc. The move is pretty much to try and kick my career to the next level, whilst simultaneously seeing some of the world and you never know I might even meet "the one" over there and never return back. Also has anyone else made the move entirely on their own? The prospect is quite daunting, I'm hoping the risk is worth the reward. I'm not expecting it to be a utopia by any stretch of the imagination and solving all of lifes problems but better weather, seemingly better job prospects by all accounts (from the North of England) and an experience which I feel has to be tried so as to not regret anything later in life. If it doesn't work out I can always return to the UK without the "What if" forever burning away at me.
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