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  1. kernow43

    A little bit of Oz in Brit

    Sorry but another Courier Mail link, no Swine flue or any other serious things, just a bit of light hearted banter.:biggrin: Poms replacing lawn mowers with wallabies | The Courier-Mail
  2. Young Brit is 'Best Job in the World' winner BEN Southall from the United Kingdom is the winner of Tourism Queensland's World's Best Job competition, according to its official website.Queensland Island Reef Job Official Website
  3. Dear all, I am 34 years old married and have a 9 year old son, not to mention a basset hound and 2 cats.....oh, and a hamster!!!! I am the owner of a shopfitting/construction company based in the NW of England and have done this since leaving school, for several years I have wanted to move to Australia but never to sure what location, plus never been able to due to being trapped with my company, BUT due to the ever increasing poor state of this country it is now time to leave and hopefully never return. I plan to sell all my property and business assets here in the UK and move over there next year, my main questions are: 1. Where do you get the best free advice of how to go about moving to Australia. 2. Where is the best location to get the best of both worlds (beach, cheaper property that has a growing economy, where my profession would be in demand) 3. Just give me any advise that may be of use. I plan to come over in a few months to do a recky of all main areas, in a couple of weeks I am travelling to Chuuk Lagoon in Micronesia and have been told that this is a popular destination for Australians so I am hoping to get more advice there. Regards Chris OHare
  4. Guest

    Advertising Hire a Brit

    Hi, Just wanted to let people know that a friend of mine got in trouble for advertising for British workers on his web site. There are really tough anti discrimination laws in Australia and unfortunately we are not allowed to advertise for a specific race of people. I know it sounds stupid but it is the law so if anyone is advertising in this way on their web site please please check the wording as it could end up legal.
  5. Ok,As someone who has lived in Australia all my life I have tried to give sensible advice on these forums to Brits wanting to come to OZ,now maybe some of you good people can return the favor. You may or may not be aware that I am planning on moving to London in March to be with my English GF who has a deteriorating,chronic illness.I hold dual citizenship having been born in the UK but lived in Australia for 44 years. I have never lived in the UK as an adult so will need to obtain the things that you Brits consider commonplace. So here goes. 1 I have a job to go to but I need an NI number,how do I go about it? 2 How do I get an NHS number? 3 How long can I drive in the UK on a oversea licence and will I need to do a driving test? 4 How do I get a bank account-any suggestions on which banks are good ? 5 How long before I can apply for credit card,I have an amex which I will keep and pay it off by bank transfer. 6 Anybody know of a good place in London to buy chefs uniforms (My old one's are passed it now) 7 Any suggestions on things I might have missed. Thanks N'OZ
  6. Having read so many posts about people's reasons for moving and expectations thought I would list a few that may be unexpected. Our supermarkets are nothing like the UK ones prepared food is not big in Australia. Grog is not sold in the supermarkets, separate due to our liquor laws. Food is expensive now no European economic subsidies keeping prices down here. We do not subsidise anything except private health which makes me mad. Second hand cars hold their price here especially smaller more economical ones and cars do not rust so there are lots of very old cars around. In fact we got rid of a couple we had had for over 20 years. My brother has a Subaru he bought in the seventies and it still runs. We buy new cars and run them in the ground most economical way with cars. If you are a in the building trade you will probably end up as a sub contractor and need an ABN. This means that you employ yourself and therefore need to take out insurance for yourself. Doctors have lists and in newer areas sometimes its hard to get on a list. We pick our own GPS. Medicines are paid for here $32.00 average prescription. Average doctors appointment $60.00 if they do not bulk bill and you get some of it back from medicare. School books pens etc all have to be paid for in state schools plus they have some fees they like you to pay Kindergarten is not free and depending where you live can be hard to get a place with our rising birth rate. People pass on the inside on the freeway. Tailgating is a problem. Cats have to be registered in Victoria like Dogs. Bicycle helmets are law ADSL may not be available in some new areas and you should check before you rent or buy. Phones and internet are more expensive. You will not be able to donate blood Water restrictions in force in Victoria Houses are not double glazed and some older ones may not have any insulation need to check. There is more when it comes to me I will post.:smile:
  7. Well Ive had a great Saturday evening Not!!! Brit Lad aka Jake decided to go out with his mates jumping on there bikes (Jakes has no brakes mind) he does a 3 foot jump falls off landing on the top of his head. Had an ambulance get him put on a board with a collar given oxygen then took to hospital. Result 2 and a half centimeter cut on the top of his head which has been glued together then 2 hours observation (he was only checked once!!! The paramedic said he was very lucky the way he had fallen he could have severed his spinal cord... Lets hope he sees sense now and stops jumping. We had told him not to ride his bike, but as usual they never listen..:wacko: Main thing is he is fine just has a headache !!! Love Julie xxx
  8. Hi anyone,I've done it all once before, and i came home. fool. fortunatley i got my citizenship while i was there, so this time should be a breeze as i've got a passport and an apartment.As i've done it once, and been through the pain, may be able to help with any questions or support...I'll be back in early October. How happy am I? Very happy. whoo hoo.
  9. Guest

    Adelaide Brit

    Hi guys, I've been in Australia for most of my life really but I was born in Ormskirk and lived there till I was almost 2. I've just found this forum and think its great!
  10. DO YOU KNOW OF ANY BRITS WHO ARE CONSIDERING RETURNING TO THE UK? ITV1 are making a new documentary series about British Ex-Pats who are considering moving back to the UK. We’re keen to hear from Brits who have lived abroad for years without (or very rarely) visiting home, but who are now thinking about returning permanently to Britain. Perhaps you miss your family and friends, maybe schooling is a problem for your kids, or you simply yearn to step back into British culture. We'll help you explore the reality of coming home, and prepare you for deciding whether to stay abroad or return to your roots. If this sounds like you, or if you know anyone who might be interested, please contact Amy Robbins as soon as possible by email: amy.robbins@fevermedia.com Or call (+44) 020 7697 1425.
  11. Guest

    Brit mag needs love stories

    Are you a female traveller under 30 who met and married an Aussie guy and now lives in Australia? Glossy British magazine is looking for young women whose gap year changed their life. The more romantic/unusual story the better! I can do interview on phone and will need good quality pix of you both. Email me brief details: karen.swayne@emap.com thanks! :jiggy:
  12. Ello I am seeking a business partner for me new British Style fish and chip shop/cafe. You don't need experience, but must enjoy people, and be prepared to learn. Not a big cash outlay, as it's still early days. My Dandenong shop is growing slowly, and good systems are in place. My general plan is to find a partner I can train, and set up another shop/cafe in a different area. This may be bayside or in another good suburb. If your interested you can email me at vicz@dodo.com.au or phone the shop on 9794 6451 4-9 Tues - Fri and 12 - 9 Sat - Sun. Now, if your really wealthy, we can buy Harry Ramsdens, it's for sale at 25 million squid, a bargain for the 32 shops :-) Cheers Vic
  13. Guest

    Brit with Aussie partner

    Hello everyone! Love reading this forum...it's like therapy when I'm getting a bit nervous about our pending move! I'm English and my boyfirend is Aussie, from Melbourne. He has been here for 3 years (stayed for me!) and not surprisingly is dying to go back. As his visa runs out in June, we are both going to head out there when I finish this school year (im a primary school teacher). I know lots of people on here are moving to Oz with English partners, but just wondered if anyone was in my position and wanted to share their thoughts/worries/excitement!!! I'm really excited and know I will love it, but I am worried about my mum who is unable to even discuss the topic. I know she doesn't want to stop me going, but it does make it hard! Thanks in advance, would love to hear your stories Chuchu x
  14. peggy

    brit expats

    Just been on the britexpats web page and to be honest feeln a bit worried now as to wether i will find a job of any sort
  15. DO YOU KNOW OF ANY BRITS WHO ARE CONSIDERING RETURNING TO THE UK? ITV1 are making a new documentary series about British Ex-Pats who are considering moving back to the UK. We’re keen to hear from Brits who have lived abroad for years without (or very rarely) visiting home, but who are now thinking about returning permanently to Britain. Perhaps you miss your family and friends, maybe schooling is a problem for your kids, or you simply yearn to step back into British culture. Are some family members longing for home while others are not so sure? We'll help you explore the reality of coming home, and prepare you for deciding whether to stay abroad or return to your roots. If this sounds like you, or if you know anyone who might be interested, please contact Amy Robbins as soon as possible by email: amy.robbins@fevermedia.co.uk Or call (+44) 020 7697 1425.
  16. DO YOU KNOW OF ANY BRITS WHO ARE CONSIDERING RETURNING TO THE UK? ITV1 are making a new documentary series about British Ex-Pats who are considering moving back to the UK. We’re keen to hear from Brits who have lived abroad for years without (or very rarely) visiting home, but who are now thinking about returning permanently to Britain. Perhaps you miss your family and friends, maybe schooling is a problem for your kids, or you simply yearn to step back into British culture. We'll help you explore the reality of coming home, and prepare you for deciding whether to stay abroad or return to your roots. If this sounds like you, or if you know anyone who might be interested, please contact Amy Robbins as soon as possible by email: amy.robbins@fevermedia.com Or call (+44) 020 7697 1425.
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