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  1. Good evening Can anyone recommend a good agent in Perth that could process an ENS 186 visa? I am currently over in Aus on a 457 (med to long term) visa and working for a company that is willing to sponsor me. My 457 visa was processed by an agent recommended to me by the company I work for. Am I obliged / is it recommended that I should stick with this same agent when applying for the ENS186 now? (perhaps to ensure continuity of the whole process, since he holds my initial documentation from when he processed my 457?) I haven't been entirely happy with him, as he can be very sketchy when it comes to giving me answers, his prices are way up there, and he's using 'scare tactics' to pressure my wife over the phone to get things done 'now' (he has said certain things over the phone, yet in writing/over email he won't/contradicts) Thanks in advance
  2. 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
  3. Does anyone know where to get fingerprints in Perth besides the AFP. I need to get them and the first appointment is 6th January. Any ideas where else to go. Thanks
  4. Hi There, we're young family with 2 kids (3 yo and 1 yo). we're from Indonesia and recently received our Australia citizenship. we're planing to move from Jakarta, Indonesia to Melbourne or Perth. still don't know which area to decide. we're looking to a safe place to raise kids, a friendly people, good education for the kids, good jobs opportunity in warehousing/barista/communication industry. we have visited melbourne last year and stay there for quite some time. we love the city, but the real estate price is quite something. $400-$500k house is about 1-2 hour train from melbourne CBD. so we really need some informations about this 2 cities to decide which one is better to live. thanks before ?
  5. Hello, My boyfriend and I are looking into moving in the next few years, we are going over to visit first but need to decide where to look based on where we would like to live. I think the options seem to be Perth or Brisbane/Sunshine Coast - I was just wondering if anyone could advise which one would have better job prospects for both of our careers? My partner is a joiner, and I am a finance analyst (although I am not degree qualified)....so complete opposite work so we need a place that has opportunities for both! Any help would be great! Thanks
  6. Hi all, I'd like to introduce you to my daughter's new YouTube channel for kids. We're new to Perth, and based in the Northern suburbs. We're hoping the channel will entertain and educate kids as well as us showcasing our new life in Perth from Amelie's perspective. Here's the link Amélie - Crafts and Fashion If you like it, please give it a thumbs up/subscribe and share. Also any constructive feedback would be appreciated. More content will appear over the coming weeks. Best Regards James
  7. mrsr1976


    Hi can anyone tell me more about Cooloongup as a place to relocate? Thanks
  8. Steven22

    Welding Work

    Hi there, I’m a welder and looking to move to Perth. Our Visa is just about ready now and wondering if anybody has any contacts for finding work for pipe welders?
  9. 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
  10. Movingin2months eepp!

    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!
  11. Siobhan_x

    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 ?
  12. 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 ??
  13. Jademint1

    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 ?
  14. 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
  15. 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.
  16. The Pom Queen

    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
  17. Spencer's

    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
  18. 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
  19. So, hopefully I'll be making the move to Perth at some point - how dangerous is the wildlife? Are surfers at risk from shark attacks? I'm aware red-back spiders are lethal, how common are they? Gardens only or will the come into the house? Will they only bite if they are threatened, or will they deliberately go after my 3 year old son? How about other spiders / snakes? Likely to come into the house?
  20. emma_mcgivern

    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!
  21. The Pom Queen

    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.
  22. The Pom Queen

    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.
  23. Guest263228

    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.
  24. Hi all, I fly into Perth at silly o'clock Boxing Day for 4 days before heading over to Sydney for NYE. I'm using this trip as a reccie to see which areas of Australia I feel I maybe able to settle in and am going to Adelaide, Melbourne and Brisbane too during my 3 week stay. I know the visits are brief; but what can you recommend that I see / do in Perth that will give me the best experience? Thanks for any comments and ideas! Alli x
  25. The Pom Queen

    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%.