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  1. Hi All, I'm looking to move back to Brisbane shortly, after having a few years in England. I'd like to ship my motorbike over, but I'm a bit confused by the whole process. I've read loads about what to do, but I have no real concrete informaton which is what concerns me. The bike is 27 years old and I will be applying for a personal import permit soon (I've almost owned the bike a year). I'll need to get a crated, door-to-door service. Could anyone give me some advice on what happens when it gets to Oz? The model of bike is available there, so it's my understanding that it will just need a personal import plate as it should already be compliant? Would it need to be inspected by an engineer for $1000's or would it just need a basic inspection to get the purple import plate and then a rwc? Any information would be appreciated! Thanks, Ross
  2. HI All I am currently looking for opportunity within Australia, any information or feedback into getting the ball rolling would be appreciated.I am a heavily experienced painter/panelbeater.
  3. Hi all, I'm looking for skilled heavy vehicle/truck technicians who are looking to move to eastern coast of Australia, Sydney and/or Canberra region. see our website below: http://southerntruckcentre.com.au/ send an email enquiry for more information thank you!
  4. i run a large recruitment business and are engaged by a number of mine sites and major contractors to supply them with trained staff. I have around 120 genuine vacanices right now and are about to advertise in the UK with a view to interviews within four to six weeks. Diesel mechanics with Catapillar experience. WA and QLD Diesel mechanics with Cat / Hitachi / Volvo experience. WA/Qld/Vic Light vehicle mechanics, especially with Toyota experience and four wheel drive. WA/Qld Panel Beaters / autobody builders - Qld Boilermakers - Qld in all cases my cleints will offer a #457 work visa and welcome families to accompany. they will pay for Visa. i have a skill assessment company on staff so Skill assessment has a pathway. Please pm for details.
  5. Dear All, thought I would start this thread for all Vehicle Mechanics out there. Could we all share our experiences and pass on information such as Vetassess theory and practical, wages in different states (and areas within states), if work is available and where, lingo variations whilst at work etc. I will bombard my OH tonight with questions re. Vetassess and then post, any information will be great for us all I am sure. Thanks Ley x :chatterbox::yes:
  6. Hi everyone, it would seem that to apply for a skilled visa as a motorcycle mechanic (i run my own business) i need to actually take a TRA as a kight vehicle mechanic which is basically a car mechanic!!!!:confused: I am slightly concerned as I have qualifications as a bike mechanic but not for a car. Im fairly certain i could do most of the work but bikes/cars..they ARE different. Has anybody been through this and how did they go about the TRA test. I am correct in thinking that you do a practical test (s) in front of an examiner??????? I have briefly looked into a business visa to possibly start up from scratch again. Is there a minimum amount of money you need to have. Business was quiet last year (poor weather) but is starting to pick up again. I was chatting to a bloke the other day who has family in Perth which is where i would have preffered to move to. He happened to mention that motorcycles are not overly used in that area and the biggest vehicle use is 4x4's. I'm kind of hoping anyone over there is going to tell me thats a load of rubbish!!! thanks in advance to all Guy
  7. We are looking for a qualified Mechanic for an immaculate and busy Adelaide workshop. The applicant must be a qualified Mechanic and be experienced in working on Land Rover vehicles. Applicants must have at least 3 to 5 years post qualification experience. Generous salary on offer for the right person. The employer requires someone immediately. Please send CV's to victoria@thamesmigration.com
  8. daylpool10

    Car crash in Perth. What to do?

    A friend was involved in a crash at the weekend-not at fault. They are on a working holiday visa. there visas end in april, october and november ( if that is relevant ). They have been injured. but unsure what to do.Can they claim being british and on a WHV?As one is going home in april but is injured, what should he do?Thanks GuysDavid
  9. Greetings people. I've got a query I hope someone can kindly provide advice for. I've arranged to ship my VW camper van UK to Oz. Import approval etc all arranged. I know the van will be charged duty on arrival according to it's value. I'm wandering - Should I get the valuation done here in the UK before it's shipped or should I wait until it's landed in Oz? Naturally I want to minimise the value to reduce duty and I know the van is significantly cheaper here in the UK. Has anyone done this? Thanks in advance.
  10. Hi everyone, new to the forum so I don't know if i'm posting this in the right section. I'm just wondering if anyone could give me a rough estimate as to the wages of a Vehicle Paint Sprayer in Sydney?
  11. Afternoon all... Thought I'd post my query just in case anyone else has encountered the same issues as I'm currently facing. Have just collected my vehicle from the docks and taken it to a LPG specialist here to get the system certified only to be told that the LPG tank is not compliant and will need to be replaced at a cost of $1200!!!! :swoon: The system was fitted in the UK in 2008 and I have all the certification to support it and had expected that getting it certified here would be fairly straight forward. I have looked in to thinks and the tank manufacturer do show that they comply to Australian standards so will have to push things a little and am awaiting a response from the LPG Association Australia, but in the meantime was wondering if anyone else had any experience of importing an LPG converted vehicle. Thanks in advance. Cheers Spencer
  12. I own a vehicle that we are hoping to offer up for sale. I attempted seeing a dealer but they were either not interested, or could not provide a very good rate. Can anyone help me post it in order that I get proposals via individual buyers?
  13. Anyone have any idea how long this takes ? Didnt send mine in till August. I go in 3 weeks and still not heard anything.
  14. My husband is keen to buy a 2006/7 VW Caravelle 7 Seater for around £8-10,000 (or a later model if we can afford it) . We have just started our paperwork so will have had it the 12 months by the time we (hopefully) get accepted/arrive. Is if worth bringing it with? We don't know the cost of good quality 7 seaters:rolleyes: in Oz......
  15. Guest

    vehicle body repair

    hi all, just registered to the site this evening as am curious. i am 22years old and from the uk i work in the vehicle repair motor industry, and have nearly 6 years of full time experience, i also hold an nvq level 2 in panel beating but unfortunatley havent had much chance to develop my skills in this area but have been working in the "prep" section for 5 years and am fully confident in the majority aspects of repair, filler work, priming repairs, flatting, masking ready for paint. have done bits a bobs in paint and would be very keen in taking this further. just wondered what my options were and what potential earnings are out there? cheers guys
  16. carlos66

    Vehicle insurance

    :cool:HI can anyone explain what I need to do to transfer my motorcycle full NO CLAIMS BONUS and if this will be valid in OZ,,, CHEERS CARLOS
  17. Just a quick reminder that we'll be holding one of our regular chat events tomorrow evening. 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 job hunting. Poms in Oz is hosting Live Chat sessions with leading experts in banking, currency exchange, international removals, job searching & vehicle importation and these sessions will take place on 22nd March 2011 from 8pm-10pm (UK Time). National Australia Bank, Moneycorp, PSS International Removals, Hire A Migrant 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 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, John Kinghorn 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. Hire A Migrant [img2=right]http://www.pomsinoz.com/images/hireamigrant.jpg[/img2] Jamie Smith will answer questions about how Hire A Migrant can find your next employer while you remain at home with family - and your existing employer . Learn how Hire A Migrant makes direct approach to targeted employers, avoids unhelpful recruiters, impersonal job boards and taps into the 75% of jobs that are not advertised in Australia - so you can keep earning a wage in current employment and keep your family together. You'll also find out the true costs of doing-it-yourself to find a job in Australia. 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!).
  18. Has anyone applied online for vehicle import approval, I sEe there is an email address on dept of infastructure website. PG
  19. I am a qualified Teacher and engineer with 30 years experience both as a mechanic and 20 years teaching vehicle repairs in Uk CFE's I am looking for fulltime work in melbourne where I live does anyone know if there are specific agencies who deal with 457 jobs because of my age I need sponsorship to be able to work
  20. i have 15 years in the trade i can paint in solvent or water i have got main dealer expierence and i have worked in smaller garages. i have got panel beating skills plastic and mig welding skills. i am not looking for an easy ride i am prepared to work as hard as any body els and do overtime
  21. Hey has anyone shipped there vehicle from ireland/uk? if so what company did they use? any recommendations? looking to ship soon :biggrin: thanks in advance :biglaugh:
  22. Hi everyone I urgently need help to find a new sponsor in the Melbourne area. I got made redundant and have lost my 457 visa after working here for two years. Because of my age I have to get a new 457...been told thats the only way to go. Have bought land here and I'm really settled. Have been told I have til Feb 18th to find a sponsor and start the ball rolling. DOES ANYONE KNOW A COMPANY (GARAGE) THAT NEEDS A VEHICLE TECHNICIAN IN AND AROUND THE MELBOURNE AREA???? I am in Mornington. I have 32 years experience and am a qualified BMW and Mercedes technician. If I don't get a sponsor I have to go home. :no:Thats the bottom line. Please can you ask around for me if you work in this field. thanks. Kev.
  23. We are shipping our car in the same container as our household goods. Does anyone know if i will be able to put some of our household goods inside the car?
  24. This is a question for people who have taken their own car to Australia. My wife wants to take her semi-exotic German car with us when we go to Australia. The costs and pitfalls of doing that are well documented around these forums, and that's all fine. What I can't find any information about is... 1. Do Australian insurers charge a premium for insuring an imported vehicle? 2. If we get a certificate of no claims discount, will insurers typically accept that? If the answer to (2) is "no" then a quick online quote with a random post code from a Sydney suburb suggests that we'd be paying close to AU$4K/year to insure it, which would be a bit silly. Any advice much appreciated. Thanks in advance, Steve.
  25. Hi guys, Although this is my first ever post I've been reading this forum for some time now. I have to say that it has been really helpful in making choices and assisting in removing some of my worries! I have a question that may have been asked/answered before so apologies up front. My family and I will be moving to Melbourne in Feb 11 on a 457 visa and as part of my package I have been offered a novated vehicle fund / tool of trade vehicle of $16,000, my question is what sort of car will that get me? Is that enough to get me a decent mid sized car? (as after looking at vehicle prices in Aus it sure doesn't seem to be!) and with novated is that the same as a Uk company car (tax, fuel, insurance, etc included?) I will be working as a project manager and the term 'tool of trade' vehicle is more a company thing so please don't be mislead by that. I have many more questions to come! Thanks in advance!