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  1. klr81

    Teachers Moving or Living in Australia

    Needs to be on letterhead paper from your uni, state the name and duration of the course, what age you are qualified to teach, confirmation that you passed, as well as specifically stating the amount of days you did in the classroom and with what age range.
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    Teachers Moving or Living in Australia

    Okay so they are very picky over the wording! Took me two attempts to get it right! Make sure they state the exact amount of days you did in your practice and in exactly what age group they were.
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    Buying a car

    You've been wealth of information! Thank you! We have a hie car for the first week so that we can get around the different dealerships. Thanks again!
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    Buying a car

    Hi, great point Marisa. We've already been out of the UK for 4.5 years living in Asia, so I sort of feel we've made the break away and are unlikely to go back anytime soon, but I totally get your point, and it's something to ponder on! Really we will be dictated to by what gets us a car quickest! We really want to be mobile asap! I have a feeling that second-hand could be quicker anyway.
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    Buying a car

    Thanks, really appreciate that info. We are going to see what the finance comes back with. If it's a rubbish rate, we'll get a run around. We are quite lucky in that we get a house and utilities with my job, so cash flow won't be too tight. However, I don't want to pay over the odds for no reason!
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    Buying a car

    Thanks - no they don't know our budget. They just know we are looking at a CRV. I have been looking around at costs of new and second hand CRVs so I will definitely not be taking their first price! Cheers
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    Buying a car

    Cheers. Honda have just actually come back and said they would do finance so long as I showed them my contract. They have a few nearly new for about 30k so we will try and haggle them a bit further down! Thanks again
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    Buying a car

    Hello all, We arrive in Sydney on 18th December and have about 4 weeks of travelling before we make our way to where we'll be living in Central NSW. We really want to get a car the week we arrive. We could buy outright but I'd prefer to do a large deposit and then get car finance for rest. I was looking at SUVs a couple of years old at first but actually the prices of new models or showroom models are not that much more. I am not sure whether we'll be eligible for finance as new arrivals, but I will have my contract to show what my salary will be when I start work in January and would be looking at a 50% deposit. Does anybody think this is unrealistic? Any other advice or pointers would be appreciated. Our only experience of buying a car in Australia was 15 years ago as backpackers with only 1000AUD to spend! Thanks Kelly
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    Officer, Berwick, Pakenham

    Thanks, this is all really useful. I appreciate the honesty!
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    Orange, NSW

    All sounding pretty positive so far!
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    Officer, Berwick, Pakenham

    Thanks for this. What has been said so far matches up with what I have read on other sites. Therefore I don't think I'll be going in with any unrealistic expectations. During the working week I am very busy in my job, so could be working anywhere in the world and I would know! However if at weekends and in the school holidays, if we have access to nice things to do within a decent drive, that will be fine initially. Cheers!
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    Orange, NSW

    Thanks both! I'll have a good link at the link that you sent too. I have the opportunity for a 'flash in the pan' visit in a few weeks so I might be able to get a good feel for it then. J
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    Orange, NSW

    Hello all, We might have the opportunity to move to Orange and I'm trying to find out the realities of living that far out from Sydney. We are not a city family, we like a weekend there occasionally but we are really looking for outdoor lifestyle, beautiful walks, access to good food - and seasons for my husband? It looks to me like Orange has enough facilities and services to make it not a problem to b 4 hours out from Sydney, but looking to hear from those who live/ have lived there. We are currently weighing up a few areas in NSW and VIC. Cheers! Jx
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    Officer, Berwick, Pakenham

    Hello all Hoping for some help. I may have a job opportunity in the above area and I'm looking for some advice. I've read around a bit and can see that these areas are very much satellite towns with perhaps not much about them, but I'm interested in the realities of living there. It wouldn't be our 'forever home' just a stepping stone. Whilst access to the city occasionally will be nice, it's not our priority. Weekends we would want some coastal time or green areas for walking. I'm also wondering about local facilities - shopping, kids' parks, decent places to eat etc? Any help would be appreciated. Jx
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    Teachers Moving or Living in Australia

    Thanks both for that information. I was debating coming over for a few weeks in October to start the process, as I'm on SE Asia so not too far, but if I am awaiting a call about an interview with NESA, it might come while I'm back here! Oh well. I'll just have to be efficient when I arrive in December. Cheers!
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