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AliQ

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  1. AliQ

    When to go?

    I agree. I've made that trip many times over the years, it suits us best to do that. We're flying with Singapore Airlines, but to Brisbane. We're just going to wait to see how the flights proceed first part of June, then if they depart as per schedule, we'll fly end of July. Good luck Lavers.
  2. I'm sorry you took my reply the wrong way, I did not indicate in any way that you are an idiot. Just passing on my experience from two moves across the world, that's all.
  3. If you are taking a furnished "holiday" rental for just two months then that's ok. I was under the impression that you were taking a proper rental home unseen, on a contract, of which they are usually on a minimum term of six months.
  4. Hi Sunseeker, are you planning to secure a rental before viewing it then ? If so, please don't. We got stung doing that (our position at the time led us to take a property unseen) it was a very very unpleasant experience and one I'd never ever repeat.
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    Fall in migration due to Covid-19

    Singapore Airlines are increasing their flights to Australia from June 30th, not to all States, but Brisbane is now included from that date. We'll confirm the date for our flights within the next couple of weeks or so.
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    Perth or Sydney?

    We're currently living in the Derbyshire Dales, we can easily spend ten pounds on parking if we visit different places in one day, and we have a resident's parking permit too (very limited hours for free parking)
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    Fall in migration due to Covid-19

    Brilliant. I really miss our 06.00 breakfast burgers ! Can't wait to get back to Aus
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    When to go?

    Yes, it's essential. As well as covering your luggage, what if you fell over in the transit airport and broke your arm ? anything could happen during the actual journey, just think of the costs if the plane had to make an emergency landing somewhere because you got sick. We will take out one way insurance to cover just the journey there, 48 hours is enough. But as you know, there will no cover for coronavirus issues. Would be interested to know how you get on with this. Good luck.
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    When to go?

    Well done, have a safe and happy journey How did you go getting travel insurance ?
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    Perth or Sydney?

    Perth. You have to go and see it for yourself to fully appreciate the greatness of Perth There are always the usual comments about the "isolation", but that means different things to different people. Deciding on which state to live in will depend on work opportunities I suppose, and how you like to spend your free time. Good luck and enjoy your next move.
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    Selling up / shipping furniture

    I'd sell and rent if you can. NEVER under estimate the stress of selling a house AND trying to move abroad (been there done that) We're renting and as soon as the flights to Brisbane open up, we're off. Renting makes the process so easy and eliminates a lot of that stress. Good luck.
  12. Just browsing at interesting places to live round the country, Huon Valley has fabulous scenery and property looks a reasonable price for what you get (as far as I can tell from the internet) can anyone tell me what's it like living there ? Is it quiet, any nearby shops, other facilities etc. I know we all like different things but interested in any experiences from anyone who has lived there. Thank you.
  13. Thank you, yes it does look a lovely place to retire too. Good luck with your move, hope you can get going soon.
  14. Many thanks Toots. We like quiet actually, so may do a bit more homework on this area.
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    Tiny move - worth the cost?!

    Take photos and measure the goods (if you can) and send to PSS International Removals, it would be a shared container but it will give you a cost comparative, and if you in no hurry, a shared container would suit you.
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    Fall in migration due to Covid-19

    Yes we too need to sell our car, that's our sticking point. I think the removalist's will return soon as we can social distance easily when they come to pack, that's our other sticking point. Good luck and I hope you and your family enjoy life in Australia, we certainly did and looking forward to getting back
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    Fall in migration due to Covid-19

    Hi Lavers, Singapore Airlines are now showing some flights to Adelaide from June 30th. Good luck and I hope you get there soon.
  18. It's just so unsettled at the moment, if you booked that direct flight to Adelaide, you would need to check that you can change the date with no penalty, or get a refund if it get's cancelled. If you go to Melbourne, do the quarantine there, it's possible that interstate flights maybe going by then, but who knows. You may have to hire a car and drive. It's very problematic right now as no one knows what will change in the next few weeks. I do think you are best waiting for a direct flight to Adelaide is that is your final destination.
  19. Hi Lavers, at the moment there are hardly any domestic flights interstate, so getting from Mel to Ade may be impossible by air, but obviously that could change at any time. Might be best to wait till flights start going to Adelaide then if that is where you are heading. We're watching the flights going to Brisbane. At this stage, they are due to start July 1st, but again, that could change.
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    Fall in migration due to Covid-19

    If I was in your position, I would go now (if you can sell your car) Just spoke to my friend in Aus, yes you can view rentals. As for cost of flights, who knows any more, I'd grab them and go.
  21. I took early retirement, so neither of us work now. However, I am still registered as a Registered Nurse so I may try to pick up a day or two somewhere once we're settled. We're using a full service removals' so until they can enter people's homes, we can't get our stuff packed. Like you, we need to sell our car. We could not get up and move quickly when the virus started as we're in a rental and need to give a month's notice. Good luck with your move.
  22. Hi Lavers, we had flights booked for today ! we changed them to an "open date" but we're actually hoping to fly first week of August. If the removalist's and car yards open soon, then we can get moving earlier. We're watching with great interest as we want to get back to Aus as soon as we can. If we have to do our quarantine (Brisbane) then that's fine, happy to do that.
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    Back in Blighty

    Forgot to add, if you claim your Aussie pension whilst living IN Australia, THEN move to France, then yes you can receive your pension in France, but it will be paid at a reduced rate.
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    Back in Blighty

    Don't choose France. You can not get an Australian Pension if you decide to live in France.
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    Coronavirus travel - advice please

    Exactly. We're in the UK waiting to get back to Queensland (we are AUS citizens). Singapore Airlines are now showing flights to Brisbane starting July, but it's way too early to know whether those flights will go ahead or not. But until the UK "gets going" we're stuck anyway as we need to sell the car and wait for the International Removal company to return to work.
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