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  1. Quick question. If you hold a P1 Australian Drivers license and then move back to the UK can you swap that for a full UK driving license?
  2. Guest

    Lgv drivers

    We are looking to migrate to OZ. I am a nurse so should get work but my husbands only real skill is a HGV class 2 licence. Has anybody any idea of the job market for drivers or any other manual work?
  3. torface

    Supervising learner drivers

    Hi all, I am in Aus (QLD) on a 457 visa so never bothered to get an Australian license as its just an extra expense. My partner just got his learners and I was wondering if I can supervise him on my UK license (it is full and current and I have had it for over 8 years). I have searched and searched the internet but have only found information which implies that it is ok (i.e. in the logbook it says 'the supervising driver confirms that they have a an open class c license. If the license was obtained outside QLD, it must be the equivalent' blah blah blah) Nowhere does it say whether the license has to be Australian. I tried calling the department of transport but theyre closed till monday and we would really like to get started this weekend... Can anyone help? Thanks
  4. Hi everyone new to this forum i want to come to australia asap i have an NVQ in plant operative here in the uk and i have my blue card as a plant operative i have been driving machines for 5 years now and have been on the olympics for three years driving a 21 Ton up to 45 T i am 29 and i am going to the opportunities Australia expo in london on the 12/11/11 What are the job opportunities for Excavator Drivers out in Australia been looking at WA for work in the mines but i dont have the experience in that kind of environment does anyone have any info would be much appreciated. :biggrin::biggrin:
  5. Hi, Is it possible to apply for a Drivers licence, Tax Number, Medicare or any other 'official' document whilst still offshore? I need more points to be able to import a vehicle, but without actually being in Oz, it's proving quite difficult. Would Poste Restante help here? Apologies for double posting - there wasn't a 'natural' forum.
  6. Any on here, any Expat POMS in Oz working as a taxi driver for either Black and White, Yellow, or Gold Coast Taxi firms................I am interested in hearing from you, i will/would love to meet up when i arrive.. Cheers
  7. Guest

    Drivers Licence

    Hi, Ive just passed my bike test here in the UK (wooo!). Whats the deal with driving over in QLD can I just transfer my licence? Dont tell me I have to take more tests over there pleaseeee! :cute:
  8. Bought a car 2 days ago and got a parking ticket within the first 24 hours for parking facing the oncoming traffic which is apparently a no no. I hope someone else learns from it and avoids a fine. If anyone has any other simple rule differences from the UK that I should be aware of, please share.
  9. AaronS

    Drivers license

    Need help! Where do I go to get an Oz DL near Manly and will I need to test coming from the US.
  10. Gary Pepper

    plant drivers and HGV

    I am an Australian recruiter currently visiting Ireland for the next nine days and then to the UK for two weeks, i have just recieved details from three clients in country qld area's looking for people on work visa's or perm residency who have experience in or with:- Driving backhoes / jcb's HGV (larger the better !) especially water trucks Skid steer - bobcats Bulldozers Graders Excavators Telehandlers This will be shift work, 2 on 1 off, 7 days, 12 hr days. Salaries AUD $1500 / $2000 per week. Accomodation is available when on swing (not on shift). Country Queensland area's - Roma / Toowoomba.
  11. you have to have a drivers license. you will be assisting me in the instalation of garage doors. i can pay cash but if you want to be on the books it means giving me an invoice every week.
  12. Hi all Just wondering if anyone can help...have been in WA 2mths now on 176 PR visa and went to transfer my Irish licence over to a WA Licence and the lady behind the counter advised that I need a visa label or visa stamp in my passport but I advised her that we don't get them as it is done Electronically. Can anyone please advise if they have transferred licence over and if so did you need a label or stamp or how did you do it? If I need a visa stamp or visa label, how do I go about doing it. Also anyone need any help or advice about moving over, jobs, cost of living etc, please let me know. Many thanks Sue xx
  13. Hello all, Got a question for the WA experts in the forum. I'm reading a document from the Dept of Immigration & Citizenship about "Beginning a Life in Australia" - full of useful info, even thou I didnt know it was 85pages long when I hit print!! It says that you must apply to change your license over from a UK drivers license to an Australian one within 3 months of moving to the country. EXCEPT in Tas & WA where it's within 3 months of being granted Permanent Residency. If I'm right thats when we had the visa validated which is now almost 9months ago. Does this mean we cannot drive/rent a car in Oz when we get there until we take a tests? If so think the term is bu66er! :arghh: :arghh:
  14. Can anyone tell me where in Palmerston (nr Darwin) that I can go to change my drivers licence to an Australian one please? Found the form on website but nothing more!:biggrin:
  15. Guest

    Train Drivers

    Can anyone help with info on wether a train driver could get a visa, cannot seem to find any info for this job. Many thanks Lesley
  16. Hi All, Just thought I would ask to see if any of you know how insurance works in Oz for younger drivers. My 17 yr old just had a quote for £4500 on a car costing £500, is it the same in Oz or do they have a better system than basically you are a male your going to crash (seems this way), girls insurance seems to be lot cheaper. Any help may sway my son to join us. Thank for reading this, hope it is in the correct place. S
  17. Just thought i'd stick this up have done uk to qld, qld to nsw and nsw to wa now swapping drivers licenses and nsw to wa swapping rego so if anyone wants advice on this very exciting topic :err:
  18. INTERESTED IN LIVING IN AUSTRALIA ARE YOU FED UP OF BEING STUCK IN A RUT, NEED A NEW CHALLENGE, A NEW LIFE OR EVEN JUST A FRESH START. BOOTH TRANSPORT ARE AN AUSTRALIAN TRANSPORT & LOGISTICS COMPANY BASED ALL OVER AUSTRALIA, WE ARE LOOKING FOR RELIABLE HGV CLASS 1 DRIVERS TO JOIN OUR COMPANY IN VARIOUS LOCATIONS THROUGHOUT REGIONAL AUSTRALIA. IDEALLY YOU WILL HAVE A MINIMUM OF 4 -5 YEARS EXPERIENCE DRIVING CLASS 1 VEHICLES, DANGEROUS GOODS LICENCE WOULD BE A DISTINCT ADVANTAGE, AS WELL HAVING EXCELLENT CUSTOMER SERVICE SKILLS. IN RETURN YOU WILL RECEIVE THE TRAINING TO ENABLE YOU TO OBTAIN THE RELEVANT DRIVING LICENCE NEEDED. SPONSORSHIP WILL BE OFFERED TO SUCCESFUL APPLICANTS AS WELL AS HELP AND GUIDANCE THROUGH THE IMMIGRATION PROCESS. IF INTERESTED PLEASE FORWARD YOUR RESUME AND A COPY OF YOUR LICENCE TO JOBS@RECRUITMENTLADDER.COM OR ABEATTIE@BOOTHTRANSPORT.COM INTERVIEWS WILL BE HELD LOCALLY IN THE UK
  19. hello are there any digger drivers or ground workers out there who have moved to oz.having some difficulty in getting my skills recognised by the tra.it seems that because i have no nvq qualifications that i may not be able to apply for any kind of a visa.its a pity because from what i have been told is that digger operators are one of the skills that they are looking for at the moment.if anyone can help me with this i would appreciate it...thanks...mel..
  20. I have an irish drivers licence that I know I can transfer for aus one when i arrive. I have a licence to drive a minibus and a rigid truck. Will i get an equivalent licence in aus that will allow me to do same?
  21. Liz Steve R

    Aussie crazy drink drivers????

    Maybe driving whilst drunk with seven kids in the car is a little distracting??? :eek: Mum Crashes Car Packed With Kids In Boot - Yahoo! News UK Liz
  22. gparkes

    Changing to a Vic drivers license

    Hi all, We got our PR granted end of August and wondered how long we get to change our uk licenses to Aus/vic ones?? Also my husband is a lead foot and wondered any of the points from his speeding fines here will be put on the Vic license?? Do they take the UK license from you??? I have heard all sorts of contradicting stories from reading posts so thought i would ask and see what comes up
  23. Hi All How adventurous are you guys prepared to be about where in Oz you might live and work for about 5 years, please? If you are willing to consider the Outback then there may be a visa solution for you. First of all, please find your own exact occupation in the ASCO Code, which is here: http://www.ausstats.abs.gov.au/ausstats/free.nsf/Lookup/A86A0162E6F672DFCA256ADB001D10D4/$File/asco.pdf The document works strangely. The alphabetical list of occupations is at the back. Gravedigger & Garbologist are both in there, so all of you are in there too. Find the occupation and it tells you which page to go to. Hit Adobe Pages. Then click on the page. It will put you into the Code about 7 or 8 pages before the page that you need, so once you are in the Code itself use the page numbering at the foot of each page of the Code to get to the right page. Some occupations are shown as the alternative job-title for something else. Examples: Crane Driver, Hoist or Lift Operator: Page 484 Excavator Operator: Page 479 Forklift Driver: Page 480 Scaffolder: Page 515 These are all Group 7 occupations. Being female I have no idea what most of the machinery or tasks even are, so you need to do your own hunting around, please. And be honest with yourselves, too. Your occupation is either within ASCO Major Groups 5-7 or it isn't. If a realistic description of what you do is in ASCO Major Groups 8 & 9 then even the most willing Aussie employer would not be able to sponsor you for a visa. The visa strategy works as follows: Because your occupations are not on the SOL and are regarded as being semi-skilled only (ASCO Groups 5-7) the only realistic way for you to obtain visas for Oz is via the Regional Employer Concessions in the 457 and RSMS (subclass 119/857) visa schemes. Because you cannot undertake formal skills assessments for migration purposes, you have to be prepared to be on the subclass 457 visa for a minimum of 2 years and then you have to hope that your employer will agree to reward you by sponsoring you for the RSMS 857 visa next. Under the terms of the RSMS visa you are obliged to work for the sponsoring employer, in the nominated occupation, in the regional area, for a further two years once the RSMS visa is granted. RSMS visas take a bit of time to process and set up, plus you will not start work on the 457 visa the day after you arrive in Australia. Realistically you are looking at committing a minimum of 5 years to living and working in Regional Australia but if you knuckle down and do that, Australia will give you your freedom as it were as soon as you have complied with your obligations under the RSMS visa. Thereafter you will be able to move to the middle of Sydney if you wish, and do whatever you like when you get there including selling ice cream on the beach or simply loafing on the beach if you prefer. What is happening on the ground out in Oz is that there is mining & construction happening in the remote parts of WA, the Northern Territory, North QLD, possibly the North of SA and I am not sure about NSW and VIC. These remote areas are very sparsely-populated. People with the right to live and work anywhere they like in Australia generally won't go to these places because they are too far from home. The lifestyle is tough because the climate is harsh and it is unrealistic to expect mod cons such as you would find in downtown Perth. Also, the local populations in each township are small and a relatively high proportion of the local population may be Aboriginals because these are their lands, much of it is sacred land and their rights to it must be respected. Some of the others are refugees and asylum seekers. Plus the pay is potentially lousy. The minimum pay on the Regional 457 is $39,100 and there is no right to any hand-outs from Centrelink so no Child Benefit or Working Tax Credit type arrangements are possible. Employers are finding it difficult to extract the minerals and/or build the townships because the workers needed for both will not go to the places concerned. The Regional State Migration authorities understand the problems faced by the employers in this regard. The other thing is that the 457 visa requires the would-be migrant to have good English because the States requirement for that tends to be higher than the one DIAC requires for it. So although there is no shortage of would-be migrant workers from all over the world who are prepared to go to the Outback and get on with it no matter what the pay etc, many of them fall over when they sit the mandatory IELTS because their English is simply not strong enough to meet the State's requirements for it. Native English speakers are automatically deemed to have Competent English, which is high enough to meet the State's own requirements and so are exempt from the IELTS. However, the British also have unrealistic ideas about Oz in many cases. Although it is theoretically possible for an employer based in Mandurah (45 minutes from Perth) to claim that he cannot find a suitably qualified and experienced forklift driver from within the local workforce, the proposal to hire and sponsor a migrant instead has to be approved by the State Migration Centre. Who will not agree to the proposition that this could not find his forklift driver locally if he ups the ante on the pay that he wants to offer. The State authorities will NOT permit the 457 visa to be used as a means of keeping pay down. That said, the State people understand only too well that in some of the remote Outback areas the employers can't even get would-be migrants for the jobs because the native English speaking migrants won't put up with the places concerned. So they are very aware that it is a Catch 22 all round. Please see this document: http://www.det.nt.gov.au/employment/workforce_nt/docs/nt_occupation_shortage_list.pdf Page 2 describes "other shortages". Including mobile and stationary plant operators in Groups 7111 and 7112. Group 7913 potentially includes Scaffolder, Structural Steel Erectors and Construction Riggers as well as the Steel Fixer whose Code is 7913-13. The List is not set in tablets of stone and when I spoke with a lady in the NT the other night, she told me that they have compiled a new list which is longer than the current one. They are waiting for their IT Department to find the time to swap it for the existing list on the website. Continued/……
  24. Guest

    Aussie drivers

    Dear all, What do you think of Aussie drivers/ Personally I think they are so bad. No one follows the road rules. cant drive in a straight line!! Pete
  25. Guest

    help with trucing

    hi are there still no news on allowing truckers into a.u........ or does anyone know how we could gain entry/work visa ........doing trucking 20 year....angela trained machinist although hasnt done that profession in ten year...any help or do we forget our dream of movng to a.u........help help help,...................:mad:
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