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      1. Hey guys! I have been living in Melbourne for the past 10 months and I am now thinking of moving to Perth for a while but just want some opinions and advice first.. I am and backpacker and have a administration background, is it easy to get work? What are the average wages like? Is Perth easy to get around/commute? Is accommodation/house share cheap? Is there good trips to do of a weekend when I'm not working? Any advice would be amazing!! Thanks! Sammy
      2. Moving to perth

        Hi, Myself and my partner are moving with work to Perth in July or September this year!! Eeppp! I’ve never been to Perth but I’m very excited! Can anyone recommend the best areas in Perth to live- perhaps looking over the Swan river? thank you!
      3. Hi all, This is a very specific ask and I am not sure if I have put it in the right forum, but here goes. I have my 189 visa and I am moving to Perth. I am a teacher. To teach in WA I need to apply to the Teacher Registration Board of Western Australia (TRBWA). I have done that from the UK. But. And this is the big but where I am drawing blanks- I need an Australian citizen to certify my documents who is registered to work in their profession in Aus from the list of occupations on this document: I live in the NE of the UK. If I go to the embassy in London they charge £41 per document!!! I need about 10 docs certifying! Which is unaffordable and unrealistic. I can’t wait until I am in Aus as there is a time limit, and I will not be there within the time limit. So I am reaching out to the community to see if anyone has contacts with an Australian citizen living in the UK who can certify some documents for me!! 🤞🤞😬 Any info or help would be greatly appreciated! Anyone been through this? What did you do? TIA 🙂🤞
      4. Hi All, Coming back to the forum after a long time, was very active here when I was applying for my 176. My company in Dubai is moving me to Perth on my request and their offices are in Henderson 6166. We are a family of two, me and mrs. My job will have a lot of travelling and wife is not keen on driving, so while looking at areas to live, we have narrowed down to Success 6164, and we are looking at apartments next to Gateway Shopping Center and around Cockburn central. On suburb reviews on homely dot com, success's rating is low. I was wondering if someone can provide feedback on the suburb and specially on how safe it is. Any general feedback will also be appreciated. Thanks
      5. Does my dog HAVE to be quarantined?

        Hi is there any way at all I would be able to fly my dog over and get him straight out the other side? Thinking of him in quarantine is gut wrenching and I can' bare to think of him in doggy prison 😦
      6. Hi all thank you for taking the time out to look at my comment, we will be emigrating to Perth from UK in August of this year and we're currently looking for great family suburb's to live in for my 3 young children which is close to the beach and affordable. So far we've narrowed it down to a few places and Secret Harbour keeps popping up. I was wondering if anyone could give me some insight on what it's like for young families here? What is the crime like? Is it safe to walk from the beach to your home? We are an active outdoors family. Any suggestions or insight would be really appreciated. We are going to rent for a couple of months and then buy hopefully near to our rental house so the children wont have to be moved around to much. Thanks again for reading this thread Jade x
      7. Okay, so I really want to move to Perth, WA. Luckily I've worked there as a Head Chef before on a holiday working VISA so I know Perth pretty well. Before I left to come home I was offered a permanent working VISA at the place I worked. Unfortunately, due to personal reasons I had to come home back to the UK. I've been back now for about 2 years and all I want to do is go back out there to enjoy a better lifestyle and bring my partner (who came with me and worked in Australia too on the holiday VISA). I don't know where to even start, I've booked myself in for the IELTS test to prove I can speak good English. But what's the next move? Just approach Australian Businesses online and hope to get a sponsor again? Or pay thousands of ££s out to some random VISA company?Thank you for your response, I really appreciate it! Rob. Also I would like to add that I have been a Chef for over 13 years now, so I have a lot of experience.
      8. Perth to Sunshine Coast?

        Hi .. I'm a newbie on here, Im 27 year old female and lived in Perth now for over 4 years. Not to bash Perth but from coming from a very social and active life in the UK to now a practically a non existent social life .. it's been very hard settling. Ive been out of work for a while now from non stop having job offers to nothing, and I am looking from Mandurah to joondlup and have lived in many of places so I'm not limiting myself. When I was working I did have friends.. I'm a very easy going girl, can talk to anyone and always had lots of friends in the UK. Over here I found people to be so fake and flakey. One minute they are planning a catch up or to hang out then the next they ghost you. I can't stand fake people and the fake friends thing, I do have a few friends over here but non of which I'm close too .. apart from my Uk little sissy (family here who also doesnt like perth) I was a huge party girl in the uk and still go out over here but im defiantly getting bored of it now. I would much prefer exploring, fishing, camping kayaking .. the outdoorsy things I love the aussie lifestyle. Anyways I'm really thinking about moving over East, I've grown up and sick of the heavy boozed filled wknds with the 3 day hangovers lol. I was thinking of Brisbane first but now I've got my heart set on Sunshine coast, it just looks so beautiful and I have been told the people are so laid back and nicer over East. If anyone has any advice it would be much appreciated 😁
      9. Scaffolders Required

        Mass Recruitment are looking for scaffolders UNDER THE AGE OF 30 to move from the UK to Australia - contracts from 6 to 24 months depending on how long you are looking to move over for. Would be a great experience for anyone. Please email CV's or any enquiries to ozjobs@massrecruitment.com.au Anyone with a trade qualification for construction is also desirable for future contracts. Thanks Everyone!
      10. Perth Airport Upgrade

        An artist’s impression of how the airport might look internally after the project is complete.Picture: Perth Airport Perth Airport has unveiled a $2.5 billion infrastructure expansion program that will allow it to keep pace with passenger demands. The plan includes the expansion of the international terminal, the consolidation of all terminals to the eastern side of the airport, additional taxiways and a new parallel runway. Perth Airport chief executive Kevin Brown said yesterday that by delivering the full economic potential of the airport “the airport will help unlock the full economic potential of WA”. The $2.5 billion will be spent over the next seven to 10 years, depending on demand. Mr Brown said the airport’s analysis showed some areas of international passenger service would come under serious strain by 2020 if no expansion was undertaken. He said that by 2020 there would be insufficient gates for international aircraft, reduced levels of service in departures, and outbound baggage facilities would be under strain. The airport will start consultations with airlines to refine the expansion timetable, which it hopes to finalise by early next year. The Perth Airport concept drawing.Picture: Perth Airport “We will now work with the airlines to understand exactly what their needs are and those of their customers,” Mr Brown said. “Their views are vital in this process so we can ensure the airport is ready for future growth.” First stage is the expansion of the International Terminal (T1), comprising approximately 70,000sqm and providing nine contact aircraft parking positions for wide-bodied aircraft. There will also be a new baggage screening and make-up system, connected to the existing check-in zones by baggage transport belts and new lounges with potential for direct boarding. Another important aspect is additional aircraft taxiways. By 2024, the airport plans to consolidate all terminals to the eastern side of the airport with a new Qantas facility in the expanded T1. Key to the expansion is the construction of a parallel runway on the east side of the airport. Mr Brown said preliminary design works were almost complete and would be released for public comment early next year. Play The airport’s strategy is to have all the design work and approvals completed by late next year. “We envisage having the runway open by 2027 but that may be brought forward to 2024 if demand increases ahead of forecast,” Mr Brown said. “The new runway has the potential to deliver significant benefits to the WA economy. The construction of a new runway, parallel to the existing main runway will secure future aviation access.” The new runway is proposed to be 3000m long, 45m wide and 2km east of the main runway.
      11. Airbnb Perth

        — Airbnb hotspots in riverside and seaside Perth suburbs and South-West region — — Tourism stakeholders see opportunity and potential threat in Airbnb phenomenon — The number of West Australians listing accommodation on Airbnb has increased by more than 50 per cent in the past year to more than 8,100 listings, a new report by the Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre (BCEC) shows. The report, The Impact of Airbnb on WA’s Tourism Industry, examined the growth and impact of Airbnb in WA, where tourism is increasingly considered an alternative development perspective in the State’s slowing, resource-dependent economy. Report author Associate Professor Christof Pforr, from the School of Marketing at Curtin Business School, said Airbnb was one of the most disruptive developments in tourism of the past decade. He said the report found a mixed response to Airbnb among tourism stakeholders who could see both the potential in opening up new tourism opportunities in WA as well as the threat to the conventional accommodation sector. “The report shows that Airbnb is becoming an increasingly visible reality for the State’s tourism sector with about 8000 listings and 6000 hosts. Today, about 25 per cent of WA’s room capacity is provided via the online platform with about six per cent of WA’s international overnight visitor stays generated by Airbnb last year,” Associate Professor Pforr said. “Although WA’s Airbnb supply is spread across the State, popular hotspots included riverside and seaside suburbs in Perth and Fremantle, as well as Margaret River and Busselton in the South-West. In comparison to single rooms generally dominating the conventional accommodation sector, entire homes and apartments dominate Airbnb offerings in WA, with houses clearly the more common type of accommodation on offer. “Even though the monthly earnings of WA’s Airbnb hosts total more than $4.5 million, this report shows most Airbnb activities seem to take place privately, or occasionally, with more than 80 per cent apparently being single listings, or one listing per host, and occupancy rates at or below 20 per cent on average.” Co-investigator Dr Michael Volgger, also from Curtin’s School of Marketing, said Airbnb holidaymakers and guests differed from traditional WA visitors on some features, including the locations they were visiting from, who they travelled with and where they visited while here. “According to our data, tourists from Singapore and Malaysia accounted for almost half of all Airbnb users in WA in 2015. Airbnb guests also have an above average tendency to visit wine regions such as Margaret River and the Swan Valley and they tend to be younger and travel more frequently as couples, families or together with friends and relatives,” Dr Volgger said. Associate Professor Pforr said the report provided a suite of potential policy responses as a guide for decision-makers, based on nine international case studies from London, New York, San Francisco, Barcelona, Rome, Berlin, Hong Kong, Amsterdam and Singapore. “Many of the tourism stakeholders interviewed based their opinions about Airbnb mainly on anecdotal information. However, the overwhelming feedback was that they are seeking clear rules that govern the sharing economy based on factual evidence,” he said. “This report works to close the existing knowledge gap on Airbnb and offers a range of potential policy responses that have already been trialled elsewhere, ranging from banning short-term residential leases and restricting the number of days allowed to a more proactive approach of signing agreements with Airbnb. “However, it should be noted that any decision by governments to initiate policy or regulatory responses to the Airbnb phenomenon need to be made in light of the specific local context.” Key findings from the report include: Airbnb Supply in WA Airbnb is an increasingly noticeable reality in WA tourism. WA’s Airbnb supply consists of more than 8,000 listings (March 2017). About 25 per cent of WA’s room capacity is supplied by Airbnb. Airbnb supply is growing at about four per cent per month (2016). Indicators suggest that WA’s Airbnb supply remains mainly in the ‘private’ (occasional) realm. Monthly earnings of WA’s Airbnb hosts in total exceed AUD $4.5 million. Airbnb Demand in WA About six per cent of WA’s international overnight stays are generated by Airbnb (2016). About 10 per cent of WA’s international holidaymakers are Airbnb users (2016). Airbnb demand (international visitors) is growing at a rate of more than 100 per cent per year (2015-2016). Airbnb guests appear to differ from other guests, as do Airbnb holidaymakers. 67 per cent of all international Airbnb users in WA are holidaymakers (2015). Airbnb users differ in their distribution regarding source markets: Visitors from Singapore and Malaysia account for 47 per cent of all Airbnb users in WA (2015). International Airbnb users have an above average tendency to visit wine regions such as Margaret River and the Swan Valley. Airbnb users often travel as couples, families or together with friends and relatives. Stakeholder Perceptions WA stakeholders hold concerns over, but also see opportunities in Airbnb. Perceived benefits include additional income and competition, distribution advantages for regional areas, global reach of the platform and flexibility in supply. Perceived concerns include neighbourhood amenity issues, the need for monitoring and information, safety and liability, tax avoidance and impacts on investment models. Stakeholders demand more robust and accessible data and call for decisive leadership in governing the sharing economy.
      12. Perth Northern Suburbs

        Fills me with dread for the most part every time I head up those northern parts. Talk about soulless suburbia. Early to bed early to rise. I know well the scenario. I don't deny doing stuff is all the go and another way that to a large degree replaces the interaction found in other countries but fine if that's your preference.
      13. Accounting Job in Perth

        ACCOUNTANTS - Why not relocate to Perth, Western Australia! - We have fantastic weather with a low crime rate, Friendly people and great beaches - If you are an Australian Citizen or visa holder and have experience within Tax + Business services or SMSF or Audit I have many vacancies for you! - Part or full CPA or CA - Junior + Intermediate + Senior + Manager roles - Boutique to National firms - Perth CBD + Suburbs and Fremantle + W.A country locations - Top $$$ Sent using Poms in Oz mobile app
      14. Perth is Back on Track

        Perth’s property prices have dipped more than 10 per cent in the past three years, but a new report suggests evidence of some relief with the rate of decline abating. The latest CoreLogic Hedonic Home Value Index shows house values in Perth have fallen by 2.6% so far this year, making it the worst performing capital in Australia. In August, Perth property prices dropped 0.8%, compared to the 1.3% decline in July. House prices suffered a 0.9% drop, while unit prices fell by 0.6%, bringing the median property price in Perth to $462,927. In August, Perth property prices dropped 0.8%, compared to the 1.3% decline in July. Picture: Getty Images August property data showed Perth and Darwin continued to endure declining dwelling values, which had trended lower over the past month and rolling quarter. “However, the annual trend highlights the rate of decline has been easing,” the report says. “Since peaking in 2014, Perth dwelling values have declined by a total of 10.8%, while the cumulative decline across Darwin has been more severe with values down 18.6% from the market peak.” CoreLogic head of research Tim Lawless says despite lagging property values in Perth, it was still one of the most affordable markets in the country. “The silver lining around the decline in values is a substantial improvement in affordability,” Lawless says. On Tuesday, WA Housing Minister Peter Tinley told a Committee for Economic Development Australia that lower-income earners were still being priced out of the Perth property market, despite softening values. Tinley said Perth’s shortage of affordable housing, coupled with stagnant wage growth and the high cost of living had contributed to low-income earners being unable to realise the great Australian dream of home ownership. CoreLogic says national dwelling values remained flat during August, with capital city values edging 0.1% higher. Simultaneously, regional dwelling values slipped 0.2% lower. The report says the slowdown in growth has been most visible in Sydney, while the Melbourne market has been more resilient with auction rates consistently above 70%.
      15. Cheaper in Perth or London

        Food + 16% Food in Perth (Australia) is 16% more expensive than in London (United Kingdom) Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district AU$16 (£10) £10 - 4% Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) AU$11 (£6) £5.96 + 9% 500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast AU$5.80 (£3.50) £4.09 - 14% 1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk AU$1.24 (£0.75) £0.95 - 21% 12 eggs, large AU$5.82 (£3.52) £3.05 + 15% 1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes AU$4.43 (£2.68) £2.46 + 9% 500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese AU$8 (£5.12) £4.99 + 3% 1 kg (2 lb.) of apples AU$4.45 (£2.69) £1.96 + 37% 1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes AU$3.31 (£2.00) £0.83 + 141% 0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket AU$5.41 (£3.27) £1.62 + 101% 1 bottle of red table wine, good quality AU$18 (£11) £9 + 17% 2 liters of Coca-Cola AU$3.28 (£1.98) £1.78 + 11% Bread for 2 people for 1 day AU$2.23 (£1.35) £0.97 + 39% Housing - 5% Housing in Perth (Australia) is 5% cheaper than in London (United Kingdom) Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area AU$2,925(£1,768) £2,272 - 22% Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area AU$2,180(£1,318) £1,845 - 29% Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat AU$307 (£186) £207 - 10% Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area AU$2,257(£1,364) £1,608 - 15% Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area AU$1,921(£1,161) £1,079 + 8% Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio AU$620 (£374) £160 + 134% Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) AU$46 (£28) £22 + 27% 40” flat screen TV AU$665 (£402) £305 + 32% Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) AU$226 (£137) £80 + 72% Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) AU$14 (£8) £7 + 26% Hourly rate for cleaning help AU$27 (£17) £12 + 43% Clothes + 12% Clothes in Perth (Australia) is 12% more expensive than in London (United Kingdom) 1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) AU$103 (£63) £73 - 14% 1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) AU$68 (£41) £31 + 32% 1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) AU$135 (£82) £76 + 8% 1 pair of men’s leather business shoes AU$151 (£91) £96 - 5% Transportation - 39% Transportation in Perth (Australia) is 39% cheaper than in London (United Kingdom) Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new AU$27,280(£16,486) £18,069 - 9% 1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas AU$1.25 (£0.76) £1.19 - 36% Monthly ticket public transport AU$126 (£76) £137 - 44% Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) AU$21 (£13) £19 - 33% Personal Care + 0% Personal Care in Perth (Australia) is 0% more expensive than in London (United Kingdom) Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) AU$10 (£5.97) £3.49 + 71% 1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) AU$21 (£13) £8 + 57% Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) AU$68 (£41) £69 - 40% 1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) AU$7 (£4.33) £2.68 + 61% Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) AU$5.01 (£3.03) £1.91 + 59% Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) AU$6 (£3.90) £3.55 + 10% 4 rolls of toilet paper AU$2.95 (£1.79) £1.79 - 1% Tube of toothpaste AU$3.93 (£2.37) £1.89 + 25% Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city AU$29 (£18) £18 - 3% Entertainment + 5% Entertainment in Perth (Australia) is 5% more expensive than in London (United Kingdom) Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub AU$60 (£37) £35 + 4% 2 tickets to the movies AU$36 (£22) £24 - 9% 2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) AU$185 (£112) £144 - 23% Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert AU$114 (£69) £63 + 10% 1 cocktail drink in downtown club AU$18 (£11) £11 + 4% Cappuccino in expat area of the city AU$5.02 (£3.03) £3.20 - 5% 1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) AU$10 (£5.99) £4.98 + 20% iPad Air 2, 64GB AU$751 (£454) £442 + 3% 1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) AU$0.35 (£0.21) £0.15 + 38% 1 month of gym membership in business district AU$69 (£42) £65 - 35% 1 package of Marlboro cigarettes AU$26 (£16) £10 + 66% TOTAL - 11% These prices were last updated 12 minutes ago. Exchange rate: 0.604 GBP / AUD
      16. Cost of Living in Perth 2017

        Food Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district AU$16 Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) AU$11 500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast AU$5.80 1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk AU$1.24 12 eggs, large AU$5.82 1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes AU$4.43 500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese AU$8 1 kg (2 lb.) of apples AU$4.45 1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes AU$3.31 0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket AU$5.41 1 bottle of red table wine, good quality AU$18 2 liters of Coca-Cola AU$3.28 Bread for 2 people for 1 day AU$2.23 Housing Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area AU$2,925 Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area AU$2,180 Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat AU$307 Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area AU$2,257 Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area AU$1,921 Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio AU$620 Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) AU$46 40” flat screen TV AU$665 Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) AU$226 Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) AU$14 Hourly rate for cleaning help AU$27 Clothes 1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) AU$103 1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) AU$68 1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) AU$135 1 pair of men’s leather business shoes AU$151 Transportation Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new AU$27,280 1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas AU$1.25 Monthly ticket public transport AU$126 Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) AU$21 Personal Care Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) AU$10 1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) AU$21 Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) AU$68 1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) AU$7 Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) AU$5.01 Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) AU$6 4 rolls of toilet paper AU$2.95 Tube of toothpaste AU$3.93 Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city AU$29 Entertainment Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub AU$60 2 tickets to the movies AU$36 2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) AU$185 Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert AU$114 1 cocktail drink in downtown club AU$18 Cappuccino in expat area of the city AU$5.02 1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) AU$10 iPad Air 2, 64GB AU$751 1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) AU$0.35 1 month of gym membership in business district AU$69 1 package of Marlboro cigarettes AU$26
      17. Cheapest Beer in Perth

        Following on from the other thread I thought we could have one on where to find the cheapest beer each week. IT is unusual to see the words Perth and cheap beer in the same sentence. Drinkers have long endured high prices for their pints, middies and schooners. But some pubs, driven by the state of the economy, are looking to turn the tide by offering cheaper options for drinkers to wet their whistle. On Stirling Highway in Nedlands, the Captain Stirling Hotel is one venue turning to cheaper beer to woo customers. Late last year, managers noticed the weekends did not have the right atmosphere, and crowds were thin. They decided to offer $6 pints on Fridays and Saturdays in an attempt to bring the vibe back. Six months later, manager Sasha Nikulinsky says it is working. “Basically, the Fridays and Saturdays weren’t performing. We didn’t have the clientele,” he said. “A previous manager instigated the special to expand our weekend trade and bring the local pub vibe back again. “We’ve got a decent vibe here now throughout the night. We’ve got a good atmosphere during the late afternoon and the early evening because of the deal.” Down the road at the Albion Hotel in Cottesloe, $5 schooners are drawing in crowds from all walks of life. Assistant manager Lorna McMullan said the pub had received good feedback. “It’s just about good value. It’s definitely added a bit of interest and we’re seeing newer faces around the pub,” she said. On a stormy Thursday night dozens of drinkers sat at the bar taking advantage of the special, which includes old favourites such as Swan Draught. Mates Harry Rich, 25, and Toby Goyder-Ewan, 24, said they grabbed a drink at the Albion a few times a week, and enjoy the schooners. “Given we’re students, a $5 drink is super attractive and there’s a great atmosphere here, plus we’re friends with most of the staff,” Mr Goyder-Ewan said. The pair go so far as to say it is one of the best drink deals in Perth. “As far as being convenient and located locally for us, and not having to pay a membership, like you do at bowls clubs, this is one of the best deals,” Mr Rich said. In Leederville, Oxford Hotel owner Peter Hayes said he picked Thursday night to offer $8 pints for every beer on tap because it was a good community night. “It’s about offering a good-value deal for our regular customers,” he said. “It’s good to offer something back, especially when times are difficult. People aren’t rolling in money these days. “We’ve certainly seen an increase in numbers, but it’s not huge. And it’s good if pubs can offer specials, where they can afford to do it, of course. “Problem is while things are tough the cost of the product continues to increase twice a year.” The High Wycombe Tavern offers its beer of the month for $5.90, and the Elephant and Wheelbarrow in Northbridge has $7 pints of Swan Lager from Sunday to Thursday. At the Dianella Tavern, an $8 pint of Carlton Dry comes with an entry to a weekly draw for a carton of beer, plus all entries go into the running for a motorised esky. “Last year we had customer growth of 50 per cent, but this year we’ve shrunk by 15 to 20 per cent, so we decided to put on the promotion,” manager Kerry Blackburn said.
      18. Hi We arrived in Perth 10 days ago. No jobs yet but also been looking at suburbs. We like Sorrento. Does anyone have any experience of the area and primary school? TIA
      19. Hello everyone, my name is Andreas and this next november-december I am going to travel to Australia. My problem is I do not know where to go. I studied something related with construction and my experience in that area in my opinion is medium. Where I do not have experience is in english language. I have to say that will be a big problem for me at the beginning but I am sure I will solve it quickly because I love english. I am under 30 years old, I like big cities but does not necessary have to be Sydney or Melbourne, I think small city (1M people) can be better to find a room and know the differences little by little between my country and your country. I looked for information about Perth, Adelaide and Canberra. At the end, all the information I have found about them is: it is okay but they are not Sydney or Melbourne... During my Visa time I can move around the country as much as I want, so I prefer arrive in a small city, spend there (2,3,6... months) to speak and understand your language better than the first day and then if I have a good feeling move to Sydney (for example). What is your opinion about my idea? During that first stage I assume I will work in unskilled work, but it is okay for me. Now knowing my profile which of those cities I told you before would you live in? Thank you for your time, sorry for my write mistakes I thank you for your help. Andreas
      20. How friendly is perth

        We are thinking of moving to Perth we have a young daughter which will be four in October. I'm wondering how friendly is it?we are nervous about getting to Perth and not being able to make friends and end up being lonely as a family. Thanks xx
      21. Perth continues to grow

        New research urges Western Australia to tackle longstanding political fights such as retail trading hours and daylight saving, and to embrace asset recycling to boost infrastructure, as part of a plan to ­attract residents in the ­absence of a mining boom. A new paper by consultancy firm PwC, as part of The Australian’s Better Cities initiative, finds that while resources will unquestionably remain the backbone of the West Australian economy, the state needs to develop other industry sectors to act as “shock absorbers’’ when commodity ­cycles turn. The report — If you build it, will they stay? Capitalising on Perth’s boomtime legacy— finds the most recent mining boom has left a strong legacy. Lead author and PwC managing partner Justin Carroll said one of the most important ingredients for a city to prosper was strong population growth, and Perth needed to find new ways to continue to attract and retain citizens. “The legacy of the boom means that Perth is not the same city it was 10 years ago and it has been revitalised with new world-class facilities. We must build on this to ensure Perth is an even ­better city to live, work and play. “To further flourish Perth needs to continue to diversify its economy beyond the resources sector, capitalise on its proximity to Asia and its time zone, and ­embrace Perth’s culture of scientific and technical innovation.’’ The PwC report says rumours of a mass exodus from Perth have been “greatly exaggerated’’. WA’s population continues to grow but at a slower rate than during the mining and construction boom. But greater Perth had the fastest rate of decline of any Australian capital city in net domestic migration between the 2012 ­financial year and the 2016 financial year. The outflow of domestic mig­rants was offset by net overseas arrivals, which remained strong at 13,600 in the year to June 30. The report finds there have been many innovations coming from WA, particularly in the fields of medical research, mining and agriculture, and advises Perth to capitalise on these strengths to become a global research hub. It says WA fails to attract many overseas ­students ­despite sharing a time zone with key Asian capitals. But it also calls on the state to tackle issues such as daylight saving, taxation, local council reform, trading hours and a resistance to big change. WA is also advised to be more receptive to partnering the priv­ate sector on big infrastructure projects and to consider asset ­recycling and value capture, which are being deployed in NSW as the state embarks on a massive infrastructure spend.
      22. Perth Job Situ

        Been here 6 weeks now, moved to NOR as lived here before, knew job situ was poor due to downturn in mining but never realised just how bad. paid 3 months rent in advance but noticed seems more jobs SOR, in fact had guy call re a job application but wanted someone sor. If i break lease to move sor i assume any rent in advance will be repaid although I realise they in a advantageous position as have my money, guessing i will have to pay for advertising though the rental is brand spanking new and only 360pw any advice or stay put. My pal says they needed bus drivers in Freo, i have the necessary lic etc but its a long way to go.
      23. Moving to Perth

        Perth’s Migrants | What’s it Like Living in Perth? Rottnest Island: Perth in the Background Perth has a population of one and three-quarter million people, living in one of the world’s most isolated cities. Perth is an island of people, with vast stretches of virtually uninhabited desert to the east and thousands of miles of Indian Ocean to the west. Other Australian cities are several hours by jet plane. Perth’s lucky residents enjoy a Mediterranean climate and a relaxed lifestyle in a very beautiful, clean, spacious feeling city. Like most Australian cities, the majority of people live in detached houses with gardens. This means the city sprawls over a large area. At the heart of the city lies the beautiful, wide, Swan River. Slightly over one third of Perth’s residents were born overseas. According to the Bureau of Statistics, people from the UK are Perth’s biggest migrant group, making up 12.4 percent of the population. The next biggest groups are New Zealanders (2.5%), Italians (1.6%), Malaysians (1.2%) and South Africans (1.0%). Around 6.5% of the population is Asian and 0.6% come from the Middle East or North Africa. Aboriginal Australians represent 1.5% of Perth’s population. Despite having well over one million inhabitants, Perth is markedly quieter than the larger cities of Sydney and Melbourne. Perth is not really an ideal location for young, single people seeking exciting city nightlife. Many people think Perth is an excellent location for families. Most migrants find Perth is a friendly place to settle, particularly compared with Sydney where people sometimes seem to have less time for one another. One of Perth’s big plusses is its beautiful beaches. Many migrants dream of living next to these although houses in good, beachside suburbs tend to be very pricey. Unlike the big east-coast cities, where the sun rises over the Pacific Ocean, Perth sees spectacular sunsets over the Indian Ocean. Where to live in Perth Almost three-quarters of Perth’s houses are detached, with varying sizes of garden. The average prices we mention below are for houses and not apartments. Apartments / flats are cheaper. Generally speaking, the north and west of the city are the most highly regarded areas to live. Many British migrants have chosen to settle in the northern suburbs around half an hour north of the city centre. In suburbs such as Beldon, Connolly, Edgewater, Heathridge, Joondalup, Mullaloo and Ocean Reef, British immigrants make up around one quarter of the population. In late 2016, average house prices in these areas ranged from the mid $400,000s in Heathridge, and Beldon, high $400,000s in Edgewater, low $500,000s in Joondalup, mid $700,000s in Mullaloo, and Connolly and high $700,000s in Ocean Reef. The northern and central suburbs of Perth are where people with the highest salaries tend to live. Houses in top suburbs close to the central city, such as Nedlands and Dalkeith, situated on the beautiful Swan River, command median prices of around $1.5 to $3.0 million. All over the world, beachside properties have been in demand and fetch very high prices. Perth has followed this trend – an evening stroll along the beach and a dip in the sea is an attractive prospect. Less obvious advantages of living near the sea in Perth include less extreme summer heat and fewer flies than can be found farther inland. There are, however, some disadvantages to buying beachside property in Perth. High winds can become annoying. When they are strong, they can blow garden umbrellas around and bring sand into gardens and houses. Suburban developments close to the coast also tend to have houses packed more densely than elsewhere. In the coastal suburbs of Scarborough and Wembley Downs, to the north west and west of the city centre, the median house prices were low $800,000s and low $900,000s in late 2016. Some of the south eastern suburbs, such as Maddington, Gosnells, Lynwood, and Thornlie are less well regarded than Perth’s other areas. The average house prices in these suburbs ranged between $350,000 – $450,000 in late 2016. Perth is a very clean city although, sadly, graffiti and “hoons” are becoming an issue in many locations – even some of the better suburbs. Hoons are youths causing problems such as vandalism and reckless driving. A major attraction of Perth is its many parks and play areas for children. Perth is an ideal location for people who enjoy an outdoor lifestyle. Summing Up – Pros and Cons Perth is a pleasant city, with a relaxed, outdoors lifestyle and beautiful beaches, lying on the eastern rim of the Indian Ocean. Western Australia, of which Perth is the capital, is Australia’s largest state – bigger than most countries. Perth Pros A sunny, warm, Mediterranean climate A beautiful, clean city Expansive white-sand beaches Warm seas and breathtaking sunsets over the Indian Ocean Pleasant suburbs with easy traffic Excellent public transport Very attractive countryside around the city The Fremantle Doctor, an afternoon sea breeze, is a great relief on the hottest days Perth Cons Some summer days are too hot The swarms of flies that come sometimes in summer when winds bring them in from the east There are too many boy-racers on the roads Perth has the highest burglary rates of any major Australian city are, however, some disadvantages to buying beachside property in Perth. High winds can become annoying. When they are strong, they can blow garden umbrellas around and bring sand into gardens and houses. Suburban developments close to the coast also tend to have houses packed more densely than elsewhere. In the coastal suburbs of Scarborough and Wembley Downs, to the north west and west of the city centre, the median house prices were low $800,000s and low $900,000s in late 2016. Some of the south eastern suburbs, such as Maddington, Gosnells, Lynwood, and Thornlie are less well regarded than Perth’s other areas. The average house prices in these suburbs ranged between $350,000 – $450,000 in late 2016. Perth is a very clean city although, sadly, graffiti and “hoons” are becoming an issue in many locations – even some of the better suburbs. Hoons are youths causing problems such as vandalism and reckless driving. A major attraction of Perth is its many parks and play areas for children. Perth is an ideal location for people who enjoy an outdoor lifestyle. Summing Up – Pros and Cons Perth is a pleasant city, with a relaxed, outdoors lifestyle and beautiful beaches, lying on the eastern rim of the Indian Ocean. Western Australia, of which Perth is the capital, is Australia’s largest state – bigger than most countries. Perth Pros A sunny, warm, Mediterranean climate A beautiful, clean city Expansive white-sand beaches Warm seas and breathtaking sunsets over the Indian Ocean Pleasant suburbs with easy traffic Excellent public transport Very attractive countryside around the city The Fremantle Doctor, an afternoon sea breeze, is a great relief on the hottest days Perth Cons Some summer days are too hot The swarms of flies that come sometimes in summer when winds bring them in from the east There are too many boy-racers on the roads Perth has the highest burglary rates of any major Australian city
      24. Western Australia is Australia's worst performing state. Even worse than Tassie. So to all Poms wanting to move to Australia it is best to come over to the Eastern side. http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/national/nsw-is-australias-best-performing-state-while-western-australia-has-slipped-to-last-place/news-story/9b49f3ad440a83b75e101bb2db9bf1d6
      25. Hi everyone , myself and my wife are wanting to move from Perth to North Queensland around this time next year once we have broken free of the shackles of our 457 visa. I have lived in Home Hill , and Bowen and think the pace of life would suit us perfectly. Just wondering how people think we would fare looking for work and which area would be more promising .. I plastered back home for over 6 years (not sand cement too much) but will have been scaffolding up north in the mines almost 2 years by time we move and my wife is a mental health community coordinator. I know the mining industry has slowed oz wide and therefor Im prepared to look at doing whatever suits work wise but my wife will specifically looking for work in her field. Does construction etc really slow down when the wet season hits ? We plan to do a weeks holiday in october from cairns down to mackay just tp get a feel for where we will officially try and lay roots .. man the house prices are amazing in comparison to here in Perth .. really excited at the prospect of living back in the gorgeous north queensland
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