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Chat with industry experts, Tues 22nd 8-10pm UK Time

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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


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.





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


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


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


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!).

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There's around 20 minutes left in the chat event, so if you've any questions on



  • Australian bank accounts
  • Transferring British Pounds to Australian Dollars
  • Importing cars
  • Removals/shipping
  • Job hunting in Australia


then please feel free to pop in and ask a question.

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Guest Jamie Smith

That was great. Thanks to all the visitors. Hire a Migrant was popular (never typed so fast or so badly in my life)

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Just missed it!

When's the next one?

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Just missed it!

When's the next one?



We hold them semi regularly, so the next one would probably be in 6-8 weeks, but no firm dates at this stage.

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