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  1. BeauVinyl

    Moving To Adelaide

    Lavers, Building your own house sounds incredible. I wish you all the best with thst. Beau
  2. BeauVinyl

    Moving To Adelaide

    Hi Lavers, Thanks for the feedback, I had a feeling you would say that you should have moved there sooner, we are feeling the same at the moment. Regarding schools, we are looking at the government schools around flagstaff, we have looked at Hallet and, to be honest, we want to move to Australia to live within a more diverse environment so moving somewhere where there are lots of English kind of defeats the object of our move, so we’ll still keep looking. Thanks for your replay and all the best. I will have more updates when I get them. Beau
  3. BeauVinyl

    Moving To Adelaide

    Hi Lavers, thank you for the reply to my topic. We are looking to move to the southern area of Adelaide, around the Hallet Cove / Flagstaff Hill area, we hope that with a decent deposit and the two of us working we’ll be able to get on the housing ladder. Regarding schools, we will be emailing the schools in those areas nearer the time we land and get through quarantine. It’s all a bit up in the air at present with our house sale still going through but no date as yet and with our flights changing dates from the 12th August to the 13th (this has happened this second as I type to you now) we are still in uncertain waters at present but hope that in the next 4-6 weeks all will become a little clearer. Regards to your Adelaide move, are you glad you did it? Would you have changed anything about it? Beau
  4. BeauVinyl

    Moving To Adelaide

    Hi North to South, Thank you again for your reply. As like all house moves, we have a busy weekend with solicitors then we here nothing for 3-4 weeks, so we are finding it a little stressful to say the least but reading your emails and your replies it does help us a lot, so I thank you for your response and honesty. As we have the 189 Subclass visa it gives us Australian Residency so I am hoping that getting into Australia is not going to be one of our bigger issues, although with flights that could be a tricky one. I feel we have time on our side and with me having my second COVID jab mid-July we can look to the end of July, early August for flights (wife is a nurse and has already had her jabs). Talking to the Flight Centre there are economy seats available around that time, but they are getting snapped up quickly, so we’ll have to take a risk on these seats soon but like you kindly mentioned, I’ll read the small print and the COVID restrictions / cancellation policies. Once again, thank you for your reply and I’ll update when I have anything to update from this end. Regards, Beau Vinyl
  5. BeauVinyl

    Moving To Adelaide

    Hi North to South. I really appreciate you taking the time out and replying to my original post. The information you have given me here is, honestly, so welcome at this time. We have sold the house but as the market here is so fragile our solicitor has told us not to book flights until the contract has been signed, this would have been good in non-Covid times but talking to travel agents there is a 6-8 week waiting list on economy flights to Australia with Singapore Airlines. This does put a slight spanner in the works, but it is a spanner that can be sorted. When we started the move to Australia (7 years ago) we know there would be bumps in the road and what we have overcome, this is not a major bump. I’m glad to hear that you have done exactly what we plan to do. We plant to quarantine then Air BnB it / Staytz for 8/10 weeks then hopefully buy straight after. My wife (nurse) has this morning had her APHRA approved and now needs to ‘show in person’. This is great news for us as she can now apply for jobs and tick the ‘APHRA approved’ box. I am also glad to hear that you were in a strong position to buy as you were non-dependant buyers, does a non-dependent buyer mean you were a ‘cash buyer’ then? We would need a mortgage to but a house but would have a decent deposit to put down on a house so I hope this would favour us. Regarding schools, thank you for the BetterEducation tip, I will look at that when deciding on a school. We have looked at schools recently and hope to contact them in the coming days. We have found that, for suburbs to move to, homely is a good website so we have been reading through the list of suburbs that are on that in the Adelaide area, Flagstaff Hill is an area we are currently looking into but anywhere South East of the CBD is somewhere we like the sound of and being honest, if we could cut our daily UK commute time of 45mins down to 30mins that would be a big bonus so living 30mins away from work would feel like a luxury to us, especially my wife. I have just gotten of FT with my sister in Melbourne and she has, again, told me what a wonderful place Australia is and that, for the kids, it opens lots of opportunities and for me and my wife, looking at the bigger picture, we plan to move to Australia for the children’s futures, for their careers but also broadening their horizons. I will certainly post any other updates when I get them. I hope you keep safe and enjoy Adelaide, All the best, Beua Vinyl
  6. BeauVinyl

    Moving To Adelaide

    Johhny Kash and JetBlast, thank you for taking the time out and replying to my post. I really appreciate it and for the comments that are incredibly insightful. We have read and understand that rentals over there are a REAL pain to get so this is something we must investigate and decide on. We do understand that we will need to take a financial hit somewhere and this is probably, for the short term, where we’ll take it. The Air BnB option does give us flexibility that we want, especially as we are still indecided on the location we'd like to settle. We know it will be South Adelaide as we have researched most of the suburbs (homely.com.au being a great starting point for us) but listening to what JetBlast said about Hallets Cove I’d agree with what they had to say regarding integrating. We want to live in a diverse environment unlike here in the UK (small market town, 0% diversity) so moving from the UK to somewhere with lots of English isn’t what we want for ourselves or our children, so we’ll look at places around Hallets Cove, maybe towards the East. We do know a friend of a friend of a friend that live in Noralunga and they like it down there so there always that area to investigate but, in all honesty, I’d like to be closer to the city and Hallets Cove distance feels good to me. I have also read that South Brighton is a great suburb to live in as well so there are options. We still are looking to move over when our house sells but at present it is taking the solicitors, on average, 12-18 weeks for a sale to go through and the chain we are in is tiny. The frustrating thing for us is not having a move date cemented in so looking for work and contacting schools is tricky without an actual arrival and post quarantine date sorted. We feel like we are in a weird ‘limbo’ at present, but I assume most, if not all, people felt like this when you all made the move over there. So once again I’d like to thank Johhny Kash and JetBlast for their replies and insightful informatio and I look forward to hearing from anyone else who has any opinions on this thread I’ll wish you all a happy Easter and I’ll update soon when I have news. Beau Vinyl
  7. BeauVinyl

    Moving To Adelaide

    Good morning, good afternoon and good evening everyone. In these troubling times of Covid 19 I hope all are well. I write to inform you all that myself and my family (wife, son of 12 and daughter of 9) intend to relocate to Adelaide in the next 3-6 months. It’s a variable date as we have accepted an offer on the sale of our house but at present, with lots of people working from home (solicitors especially), a date to leave the UK is hard to come by. I am writing this to capture the positive and negative aspects of moving from the UK to Australia in these incredibly uncertain and difficult times for all so without further ado here is a bit about me and my family’s situation: Our Visa: We have a Skilled Independent Subclass 189 visa so we are classed as Australian residents and can work anywhere in Australia, the only thing we cannot do is vote but currently we can fly into Australia. We received the visa in October 2018 which gave us 5 years to relocate to Australia (strangely enough it falls on my birthday, October the 13, so every birthday has been an odd milestone). We received this visa as my wife is an Ophthalmic/theater nurse so is wanted in Australia. My wife is currently going through the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) registration process and has been placed in route 1 of 3 so we hope to have her approval in the next 4-6 weeks. This has been a nightmare and if anyone wants more info on this then please let me know and I/we can let you know the issues we have faced. Our plans: We want to be in Adelaide by September as we want our son to be in school (probably primary) by then. He is currently in his first year of secondary (UK) now but where we live (a very small ‘local’ town) the school situation is average at best and we feel that coming over to Australia will give him a new lease of life (a kick up the arse) that he needs. He was birthed/born in February so the school year he will be in is negotiable, but we are ok with this. We plan to relocate to Hallets Cove or around that area, anyone have any comments on this? We hear that Hallets Cove is hilly and windy and called ‘Little Britain’, not because there is only one gay in the village but because when it was being built a lot of English relocated there, is this correct? I’ve worked for a global company for 17 years as a Production Director, so I hope to have some transferable skills, I’ve looked at LinkedIn jobs and most of the usual job sites that spew up 15 to 20 jobs a day in Adelaide, is this correct? Could anyone let me know what the job market is like over there as in, are there jobs going round for all? I am not afraid to start from ‘the bottom up’ in career fields so hope to get something pretty much straight away when we come out of the 2-week quarantine. Living arangements Reading most sites, the rentals in Australia are a nightmare so we hope to Airbnb it for 2-3 months, does anyone have any other comments/suggestions on this? We will be coming over with our house sale gains (AUS $300,000) is this a decent deposit on a house and if so, how soon can you buy once you relocate over to Australis or is it all dependent on your jobs? We’ve looked at this on many sites but all the sites we have looked at all seem to contradict one another so we are interested to hear what you all have to say on this. So after the above I’ll sign off with a cheerful farewell and a hope that the above ‘wall of text’ will interest some people. If people could answer our questions then that would be fantastic, and if people have questions to ask us the please do, I look forward to answering all questions posed to me. I look forward to hearing from you all soon, Regards, Beau Vinyl
  8. BeauVinyl

    Skilled - Independent (subclass 189) visa

    Thank you Ausvisitor.
  9. BeauVinyl

    Skilled - Independent (subclass 189) visa

    Paulhand, thank you for confirming this, I really appreciate it. I thought that was the case but with all that’s going on at the moment it got a little confusing. Once again, thank you for the reply. Regards, Beau.
  10. Hi all, We are looking into moving to Adeliade in September 2020. My family and I have a 189 visa so looking at the Aus govt. website we'll be able to get into Australia but isolate for 2 weeks. We have sold the house, my wife handed in her notice today (she's a theatre nurse) and I’m currently hoping to go over to Aus with my job. I had a video call with the removal companies agent from PSS removals today and he told me that there is an increase of Australian and NZ residents moving back to Aus and NZ from the UK but not many people like myself and family who are moving out there but they hope to see an increase in families like mine in the coming weeks, this could be a sales pitch but the person I spoke with was pretty believable. We, as a family, have ‘activated’ the visa three years ago so we are hoping it’s a case of getting on the plane and flying into Aus, quarantining ourselves for 2 weeks (catch up on sleep etc…) and then we’ll be released into Adelaide. This is how I see it all going in my head but I know there’ll be bumps in the road. Anyone else in this situation? Beau.
  11. Hello all, I hope everone is well. A quick question, I am looking to move to Australia in September this year and my family allhave a Skilled - Independent (subclass 189) visa each. My family and I are all Englinsh and we have 'activated' the visa by entering Australia 3 years ago. With all that is going on, can my family and I physically enter Australia with this visa at prsesent? Regards. Beau
  12. BeauVinyl

    Hello

    Hi Ehan, sorry I can't help you as I'm getting applying for a different visa. I do wish you luck in getting a visa for your partner though.
  13. BeauVinyl

    Hello

    Howdy
  14. BeauVinyl

    Hello all

    Weaver, all the best on the Perth move. Good luck.
  15. BeauVinyl

    Hello all

    Thanks for the luck Cal. I know it'll be a stressful time, I've kinda readied myself for that but it'll also be a fun, new and exciting time as well (focussing on the positives as much as I can). Bring it on, I say.
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