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Hi all, we have finally made the decision to move to Perth and are after advice about being a self employed gardener in WA. What is the process for registering as self-employed? I read about getting an ABN, but is there anything else I need to do? Any advice on shipping tools (mowers, hedge cutter, chainsaw, strimmer, general hand tool- spades, rakes etc)? Is it is best to sell them here in the UK or ship them over- how easy is it to get them serviced and replacement parts? Any advice gratefully received!

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Hi speck - what visa are you coming on? All the equipment will have to be spotlessly clean and being gardening equipment may come under a closer scrutiny from customs. Sorry can't answer about the servicing - my hubby has just replaced stuff with new when they've died and gone to gardening heaven.


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Hi. Are you actually able to immigrate being a self employed gardener? Unless coming as a spouse, I'd check the requirements for certainty prior to any expensive move.

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I'm applying for a spouse visa- my wife is an Aussie. Thanks for your reply Ali. Did your husband find tools/machinery reasonably priced? I'm wondering if it's worth just saving the faff of cleaning it all and buying new out there.

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Don't think you will have trouble funding work- seems to be plenty around- at least over here at any rate. I think I would buy the gear over here if possible- save a lot of hassle.

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That's reassuring to hear starlight. What sort of prices are gardener a charging do you know?

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Perth rates are higher but there are shite loads of blokes doing the grass here.

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I've heard there are plenty of ppl mowing, which is good- means there is the work. I'm also into hedges, planting, weeding etc. Not an expert at putting up colourbond but happy to give it a shot. Happy to try most things out really- not just mowing.

 

 

Any any one got any advice on whether I should take my 2011 vw transporter over?

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Hi all, we have finally made the decision to move to Perth and are after advice about being a self employed gardener in WA. What is the process for registering as self-employed? I read about getting an ABN, but is there anything else I need to do? Any advice on shipping tools (mowers, hedge cutter, chainsaw, strimmer, general hand tool- spades, rakes etc)? Is it is best to sell them here in the UK or ship them over- how easy is it to get them serviced and replacement parts? Any advice gratefully received!

What make of tools you got? if they are not sold here you may have problems getting parts for them. A good commercial mower is going to cost you upwards of $1500. all your tools would have to be spotless i.e. no mud grass or seeds to pass customs. getting them serviced would be easy just a matter of finding a good shop. I think most landscapers use reel mowers in Perth if I remember rightly.

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Big heavy drummed roller mowers here

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Dont know the rates but i know my neighbour does it and makes very good money - well in the six figures

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Perth rates are higher but there are shite loads of blokes doing the grass here.

 

Niche market then for fit women then?

 

Just pointing out a clear product differentiation

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Hi, I think that you would be best to get here and start from new, all your kit will be under warranty and you can get sorted at a STIHL shop,

 

There is some great specialist kit here which makes the U.K. stuff look a bit lame....!!!

 

The hassle of importing a vehicle would probably be prohibitive.....IMO of course.

 

Bets of luck anyway, SF

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