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  1. Hi all, my partner and i will be moving to the north sydney region (not central sydney or beaches) around the middle of next year...we both were looking at around the $450 a week for a retal price of a two bedroom flat /appartment and $150 a week for food....is this reasonalbe price for two adults to afford ??..or is this very expensive...??? thanks for any help.....we will hopefully have average paid jobs (me as a manager and him as a laminator).:eek::wacko:
  2. Wonderingaloud

    $350pw rental reasonable?

    Hi my hubby and I are moving to Brisbane in about 3 weeks time:eek: No kiddiwinks, and I have a job at the mater mothers hospital in south bank. Not sure on where to live yet but quite like look of Wellington point, bracken ridge, corrparoo or even inner city like bulimba or new farm. As I will be the sole earner until hubby finds work we are looking at 350 pw or maybe a little more. Would you say this is a reasonable budget for something decent for a young couple?:err: Anyones thoughts on nice suburbs within a 30 min commute to cbd would be fab also:smile:
  3. Also posted on PIA Hi We are currently looking into migration to SA. We aren't planning on using an agent as I think my application should be fairly straightforward but just wanted some opinions on the following plan and to see if some of the assumptions I have made are correct. My husband is an Information Security Specialist and we could probably get around the RPL with the amount of qualifications he has such as CISSP/CISM/MCSE however he has extensive experience in this field and some of his qualifications were gained too early for ACS to recognise them. This being the case we have opted for the easier option of applying for the visa under my skilled occupation of management accountant so the plan is as follows: - Both CPAA and SA require me to have a minimum score of 7 in all areas of the IELTS. CPAA require me to pass the academic version and so I have booked to sit the exam on 12th Feb. Hopefully I will get the result I need within 2 weeks so by the end of Feb will be able to apply to CPAA for my skills assessment. As far as I can see all that CPAA require from me are my CIMA membership certificate (as CIMA is affiliated with CPAA and therefore they have already assessed the suitability of the syllabus) and a copy of my IELTS report. If I am wrong please correct me on this front! CPAA reckon the skills assessment takes 10 days. I'm assuming it will take longer because I have to send docs to them and mail is slooooow. The next step would then be for me to apply for SS with SA. Now, Management Accountant requires a minimum of 3 years experience. Looking at the FAQs it states that this must be post qualified experience. My CIMA membership certificate is dated 7 May 2008 so I'll need to hang fire and apply for SS after this date. Now the question is that as far as I can see SA are not asking for references as back-up documentation for my nominated occupation. Am I correct in thinking that SA will assess my application on the basis of the skills assessment from CPAA and my CIMA membership certificate? The reason I ask is that I have just been made redundant whilst on maternity leave (completely illegal but that's another story lol) so I'm currently not gaining any experience between now and May if I don't find another job. Whilst SA are assessing my application I should strart getting my documents together for the 176 application so that I can lodge very quicly after getting SS. Am I correct in thinking that this is the point I will need references? I can see my old employer being slow about sending them out as I have contested their decision to make me redundant and they are slow responding to everything! I am hoping I don't need references before this point so that if I request them now then even the slowest of companies would have sent me them by this point (famous last words!). Sorry for the long post. Any thoughts or insight would be greatly appreciated.
  4. Hi, To those of you most recently returned...how much do you think a couple needs to get set up again e.g. rent,car,etc. for at least the first six months. Thanks in advance:wink:
  5. Hi, I got 3 shipping companies to quote for a 20ft container, sole use, and got 3 very similar prices: Crown-£4170 (includes AQIS fee, around $440) Doree Bonner - £4100 (included 8wks free storage) PSS - $4050 I was expecting prices of around £3600 based on other posters quotes. Does this sound reasonable, and how do you get them down if you dont have a cheap quote to play them off with? I ruled out PSS, and its between Crown and DB, would prefer DB. They said they had lots of 'other' offers, like putting $200 into your account if you open it with their recommended bank, pick up from the airport, half day orientation around Brisbane, and more to be confirmed. I would prefer money off the shipping though! Crown said they couldnt come down on the shipping price but could offer something on the insurance. Any haggling advice gratefully appreciated! Shaz
  6. Hi looking for a reliable shipper to move approx half a container of household items from Melbourne to the UK anyone got any suggestions, are used any themselves to move from Melbourne to the UK. At present I have a quote from Grace, Wridgeways, Oss and Chess are there any others worth considering many thanks.:biggrin:
  7. Hi Everyone, I've been quoted £260 for my medical, this includes full medical, hiv tests, chest x-rays and fed ex courier. Does this seem reasonable? I like this place as they do appointments on saturdays and as its a hospital your chest x rays all done in the same place and they courier. Is this a good price? Any help appreciated as always! Thanks
  8. Does anyone have any experience with a reasonable shipping company to the UK for personal effects and storage for a while. thanks
  9. Hi. This might sound like a stupid question but we are trying to work out whether we will be able to afford our move to Australia whilst maintaining our current standard of living, before we make any commitments. My dh is hoping to move to Australia with his company. They have been very slow in getting details to us, so we have no idea of where or what his salary will be. We are a family of four (two adults, a 2 year old and a 13 week old). We are lucky enough to own our own home without a mortgage, so we won't need to pay mortgage or rent (other than short-term at the beginning). We have 'normal' taste, no designer or expensive brands. We cook from scratch rather than buy convenience food, don't take expensive holidays, although we do go for lots of days out. We do like nice wine but only have a bottle or two a week at most. We both drive and would therefore need cars. We think we would be coming on a permanent visa as my hubby would have to make a financial commitment to his new business in Australia. I am lucky enough not to have to work at the moment and wasn't intending to return to work until the children are at school. We would probably have enough in the bank after buying a house to cover things like emergency air fare. What kind of salary would we need to maintain our current lifestyle? Sorry if this is a stupid question, but I thought that if we know what we need before we are told what he'll get, we will know whether moving to Auustralia is a viable financial option for us. Thank you.
  10. Hiya I was reading through the posts trying to get a definitive on frontloading and I wondered what people thought... We are just waiting on a couple of bits coming through so we can send the visa application and the meds are already done and dusted but sat in the docs office gathering dust until I give the go ahead to send. All things being equal the visa app should go off in the next two weeks (meds done beginning July) so am I losing out by the meds sitting in the docs at the mo or should I get them shot off to Sydney even tho the visa app isnt in just yet???? Dont know if this is the definition of front loading or if I would be jumping the gun or if they may get 'lost' by sending them no before the visa app has arrived. Cheers guys :twitcy: