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  1. Guest

    Where to live

    OK I know this is a personal thing, but I am starting on the road to emigration and obviously the first thing I need is a job offer. Not a problem with this fortunately and are pretty keen on NSW coast but where? Work has been offered in Central coast, Newcastle and Port Stephens, which are all ok - well Newcastle looks a bit grotty but close to Sydney and nice beaches. However like the look of the North arounf Ballina and Byron Bay plus seem to get much more for your money property wise. Would appreciate anyone's thoughts.
  2. Guest

    Best live band.

    This has probably been done before but never mind:cool:, I have been lucky enough over the last week to see AC/DC in concert at Donnington and last night Green Day at Wembley Stadium. AC/DC were simply awesome and put on a show that i will always remember so they would be one of my faves. Foo Fighters and Muse are also fantastic live, but i think Green Day were just incredible and would sneak to the top of my list, they were truly breathtaking, Billy Joe Armstrong is a true showman who took audience participation to a new level inviting people on the stage to sing with him, they played for 3 hours:shocked: without a break and were note perfect, Tre Cool on the drums is also a showman and played his part brilliantly. So for me it is Green Day:yes:
  3. Hi there We are currently waiting to hear back from our state sponsorship application to Victoria. We applied 7 weeks ago (29th Dec 10). We are hoping to apply for a permanent skilled visa as my husband is a carpenter with his skills assessment due next week. We wanted to move to Perth, WA, however, due to the points system changing in July and my husband turning 40 in May of this year, the WA SS process would have taken too long and we'd have lost precious points. Our immigration consultant recommended that we apply for SS to Vic as they have a faster thurnaround time and then at least we would gain entry into the country, even if it isn't the state we wanted to live in. The risk we would take is not getting into Oz at all. My questions to you are: If we moved to Vic, do we have to stay there for two years or is this just a moral obligation as I've heard people say? If my husband were to be offered a job in Perth, WA, despite having looked for work in Vic, could we inform the relevant bodies that we were moving states without jeopordising our permanent visa? Could they force us to stay in Vic as this would effectively be making my husband unemployed?! Also, and the most important question, if we did move states early, would this affect the possibility of us sponsoring my parents and sister in the future? For example, would it mean we have a negative record with the immigration dept? We'd really appreciate any help or advice you can give us. Thanks!
  4. Hi there, I'm a 28 year old female moving out to Sydney (on my own) to start a new job. I'm on a 457 visa. Can anyone recommend the best places to live for a single young professional? People have told me Eastern Suburbs......looking to get a flat share with others out there. VERY EXCITED.
  5. Hi, we are looking to emigrate later this year, and my work will be in Orange NSW. We have checked out the climate and Bathurst looks a bit warmer, we haven't been over yet and would be grateful if anybody can share their experience of this area and give us an idea of where to live. We have a 9yr old daughter and need access to public transport. Thanks for any help. Mart and Debs.
  6. :arghh:Hi Folks, been a member of this site for a while now but just as an observer watching peoples life changing decisions. Now it seems to me my turn as i've just been offered a job on a 457 and it's just went a bit scary. i'm looking for advice about nice suburbs around SE and suggestions for schools etc for my 2 young boys. I've got so many questions but this will get me started, thanks in advance for any suggestions and advice.
  7. billyphoenix

    Where oh where to live?

    So we got our visa's this morning and need to be in Melbourne ASAP! We have three small children (2, 3, 7) OH is working in Richmond and interstate. Can anyone help with suggestions of areas - our priorities are! Near (15/20 mins) walk to a train station that goes in to Richmond within 30 mins Near good primary schools (fairly academic as the 7 yr old sits near the top of his current class), not private Family friendly - I currently don't have to drive anywhere, have leisure centre, shops, schools, cafes/restaurants and activities all within walking distance (i realise something may have to give here, but would generally prefer not to need to use the car to go everywhere!) Any ideas? Thanks Lindsey
  8. Guest

    Where to live?

    We would have around 600,000 AUD to buy a place. I looked on google earth and Hamilton came up, obviously i know nothing about this place but the houses looked nice. We want a 4 bed house (min as we have 3 kids) with a pool, near the beach and plenty of cafes, resturants nearby and life going on around us. Any helpful tips on affordable property in good neighbourhoods? Many thanks
  9. Guest

    Where to live in Sydney?

    I am moving to Sydney with my partner in a few months and wondered what are the best area's to live for two young people thats quite close to the CBD, has nightlife and isnt too expensive. Any advice would be apprecaited...
  10. tonyman

    Womens World Cup Live !

    Australia v Sweden live in 5 ..........mins on the net ive posted the live link bellow http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/video/live/index.html
  11. Has anyone used the recruitment service available on the Live the Dream website to help find a sponsoring employer in Australia? The recruiting company is called Futurenet and they manage the MigrationWatch e-newsletter from what i understand.
  12. Hi , Just wondered if anyone lives/lived.... or has visited Jurien bay . Any Opinions about the area would be great . I have researched about the housing and the population Just would like some more honest good or bad thoughts about the bay Thanks Bridess x
  13. Haha sorry about the title, but what I mean is people who earn an average wage..... It seems that people here recommend certain places to live in Sydney and call the prices reasonable. However when I look at property prices in the 'reasonable' areas mentioned, it seems to be $700k upwards. That is way out of reach for anyone or couple on an average wage... (which reports online seem to suggest is about $64k ish). I get the idea that anything about $400k is impossible for an average wage earner..... Am I correct in thinking this ? Stereo.
  14. Metoo

    Tom Tom Live

    HI, I have just bought a new Tom Tom with the Live services, what a great piece of kit, it even tells you what the weather is going to be like, Does anybody know if the live services are available in Australia and what is your experience with them if they are. Thanks
  15. Hi, new user here. I am looking at re-locating to Perth with my wife & 3 kids. We don't live the high life, but don't want to be skint as well. I know it seems like a lot of cash - but will we do Ok for renting a decent 4 bed house & everything that goes with a family of 5 for $130k plus sup & LAFHA. I am estimating spending $600 or so week on rent - will we get a nice pad?? I hear cars are quite expensive. Also how far can we go out NOR and SOR if I have to commute to CBD as we want some "elbow room" if we can get it, but I don’t want to be sat in traffic all day long. Any help would be great Thanks
  16. Valespark

    Silverwater - Where to live??

    Hi, I am making good progress with a job application, and need some input on suitable areas to live. The role would be based in Silverwater. Key requirements would be Up to 45 minute commute Good High Schools Housing costs around $750 Any input appreciated. We have been considereing the Hills / Cherrybrook. Is this a sensible option? Thanks Peter
  17. Guest

    Is Mawson an ok suberb to live?

    Hi Please can anyone help, we have just been offered a rental in Mawson and are wondering if this an ok area, there is also one in Curtin that we are awaiting on, any advice would be helpful we are a family of four children 9 and 6 thanks
  18. Plan ahead by moving overseas with the experts! Moving to Australia is not without its ups and downs. To make sure you stay ahead of the game, it pays to be well informed. Everyone wants to start their new life down under with as much money as possible and there are a number of things you can do to ensure you make the most of your funds. Key topics always discussed on the forum include moving your possessions, shipping your car, transferring your money into your new Australian bank account and getting a mortgage. Poms in Oz is hosting Live Chat sessions with leading experts in banking, currency exchange, international removals, financial advice & vehicle importation and these sessions will take place on 04th July 2011 from 8pm-10pm (UK Time). National Australia Bank, Moneycorp, PSS International Removals, Vista Financial Services and Iron Chef Imports will be on hand to answer any questions you may have about your move. To participate, click on the 'chat' menu option at the top of the page. Clicking on chat will launch the chat software. There will different 'rooms' for each of the different companies. Unregistered guests can participate by following this link - Chat with Industry Experts, then, once the chat software has loaded, tick the 'Guest' option at the top of the chat window, then choose a username and click 'Login' and enter the 'Moneycorp, NAB, PSS, Vista Financial Services or Ironchef' chat rooms. National Australia Bank [img2=right]http://www.pomsinoz.com/images/chat-nab.png[/img2] Rebecca Joils will talk about the Australian Banking system providing you with some insights as to what is different between the UK and Australia. She will also talk about how straight forward it is to open an Australian Bank account before you leave home and some of the services you should consider. Moneycorp [img2=right]http://www.pomsinoz.com/images/chat-moneycorp.png[/img2] Whether you are moving to Australia, or living there already, Jonathan Griffith will bring you the latest updates on the Aussie dollar and provide insight into the key factors influencing market movements. Exchange rates are constantly fluctuating and transferring your funds at the right time, via the right channel, can make a big difference to the amount of money you actually end up with. PSS International Removals [img2=right]http://www.pomsinoz.com/images/chat-pss.png[/img2] One of the key ingredients when you are moving overseas is the planning of your removal. Liam Witham will be on hand to offer advice and answer any questions you may have regarding the packing and shipping of your household effects, including what items you can ship to Australia, Australian Customs procedures and AQIS. Whether you are importing household effects or just a vehicle, it is never too early to start researching or to start the process. Vista Financial Services [img2=right]http://www.pomsinoz.com/images/vista-financial.png[/img2] Andrew Williams is both a UK qualified and Australian practicing Financial Adviser and Mortgage Consultant specialising in advising UK expats in Australia on the transition and development of their financial affairs. From assisting clients with securing their first Australian mortgage through to working with them to understand whether transferring their UK Pensions is in their interests, Andrew is able to help answer your questions and concerns on a wide range of financial planning matters. Iron Chef Imports [img2=right]http://www.pomsinoz.com/images/ironchef.gif[/img2] Iron Chef Imports is a small, Australian-based business that specialises in arranging transportation of vehicles from anywhere in the world to any port in Australia. For a fixed brokerage fee, we can help arrange your vehicle's import approval paperwork, shipping, customs clearance and registration in Australia. Aside from our fee, all other costs are invoiced to you directly - no hidden markups! We're also happy to advise you if it's worth bringing your car over before you start (that part's free!). PetAir UK [img2=right]http://www.pomsinoz.com/images/petair.png[/img2] PetAir UK is a unique pet travel service run by specialised vets for ultimate peace of mind. We will transport your pets safely and comfortably - worldwide. No matter what the journey, we will remove the stress of complicated pet travel arrangements and ensure the best possible service to our clients and their much-loved companions is one of our highest priorities. We operate a 'one of the family' policy, where all animals are treated with the same respect and care as our own pets. We know how much it means to you that your beloved pet arrives safely and by using PetAir UK you can assure yourself you are providing the very best care for your pet. We offer truly comprehensive packages which provide absolute continuity from start to finish. Every client is allocated one of our personal veterinary consultants who will oversee every step of the process. From complex documentation and import permit applications through to last minute flight changes, nothing is a problem for our competent and dedicated team.
  19. Guest

    Where to settle ?

    OK need help... we're running out of time to decide our final destination... we are waiting for my husbands trade skills info back the we need to start the state sponsorship... but he still cant seam to decide between Perth and Melbourne :confused: He is an Electricain Special Class, fully qualified elecricain but been recently working on Hospital Nurse Call systems. He has been considering Perth and the mines (but wondering if thats easy enough to get into) Or project management on sites Anyone have any pro's or con's to help?
  20. Hi due to move to melbourne within the next month andi have a job working around an hour (25km ) radius around the cbd . We wanted a beach area but would also consider moving inland depending on house prices ? Would Frankston /Mentone and Mordialloc be reasonable to travelfrom within a 25km radius of the city ? Also what about Doncaster? ......or any other suggestions .....Help??? Where should wev avoid with 2 young kids (7and 9) ????? Lou and Nick
  21. so.. i'm arriving in Perth at the back end of June..and still havent managed to get somewhere to live for the short term i'm looking for somewhere in the CBD as thats where i am working. Just trying to find somewhere for about 4 or 5 weeks.. fully furnished.. that isnt going to require that i rob a bank on arrival to pay for it! Waiting on one place to confirm availability ( studio flat).. but nothing so far.. Anyone know about a studio or 1 bedroom place.. near the CBD for less than say $550/wk cheers Six it
  22. Hi All, I'm moving to Sydney in a couple of months to a job in Epping but have no idea where to live. I'd love to be as close to the beach as possible and having searched the forums and spoken to friends Coogee or Manly would be ideal. Realistically are these too far to commute to Epping from? I will have a car but have no problem using Public Transport if it's quicker. Ideally I'd cycle but it looks too far to do every day. I'd probably be happy to spend an hr commuting each way if it allowed me to live by the beach...... I'm in my mid-twenties and moving on my own so am looking for somewhere fun and vibrant where I can meet other people. Any advice much appreciated, Cheers J
  23. Hi guys, I am after some help. I am looking to emigrate to Perth and was wondering if any one could tell me of any nice areas that are not too expensive. Thanks so much guys. xx
  24. Hello, After coming back from our reccie a few weeks ago, we think we are going to live in one of these 3 areas. 1. Kingsley http://reiwa.com.au/Buy/Pages/More-info.aspx?SearchType=RESRENT&prop_no=1&listingid=10067505&listingno=3067674&puid=0 2. Joondalup http://reiwa.com.au/Buy/Pages/More-info.aspx?SearchType=RESRENT&prop_no=9&listingid=1189051&listingno=2810602&puid=0 3. Aveley http://reiwa.com.au/Buy/Pages/More-info.aspx?SearchType=RESRENT&prop_no=1&listingid=10066904&listingno=3067072&puid=0 above, I have put links to rental houses under $500 per week, each area has has it's pros and cons 1. kingley - pros - nice wide green street, central location, safe area.close to the beach cons - don't get as much property for money, older houses 2. Joondalup - pros - central, lots going on in the area, close to the beach, good vibe in the area cons - don't get as much property for your money, older houses, more populated 3. Aveley - pros - new houses, lots of parks, clean cons - slightly cut off, half hour drive to the beach, no public transport there, limited activities all locations are roughly the same distance to the airport. I am drawn to living in Aveley because I love the idea of the nice new houses with the nice alfresco areas, and the theatre rooms. I also believe this is where you will spend most of your time as you are not going to go the beach/ out everyday. My wife, although she like the new houses, is drawn to Joondalup for the location, the fact that everything is there for there for you and it is not too far from th beach. We both quite like kingsley. I know everyone is different, but if you live in one of these areas, or are thinking of living in or know these areas, please can we have your views. thanks, Alan
  25. Guest

    Areas to live near CBD

    Hi, My husband has got a job in Brisbane based in Milton, I am applying for job near cleveland area...I am just looking for some help with regards to areas that are nice, near beaches and not too expensive? We would need to be located somewhere near train line so does anyone have any recommendations based on your experience? Would like an area with cafe's, some shops and close to beach?? :unsure: We have yet to start the visa process as he is getting sponsored for 457 so have some time... I have been doing some research and prices are expensive per week in many areas.... Any help would be much appreciated!! Thanks.....:biggrin: Marie
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