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Hello Friends

 

 

Thanks to all for your advices and support. I have my Skill Assessment positive as Human Resources Adviser. Now I am waiting for state sponsorship from NT.

Can you please let me know on the employment prospects of NT?

If I need to move to NT then which city, should I choose? What is the living cost of a six-member family in Darwin, including housing, food, schooling, etc?

 

Cheers...

Nazmul Ahsan


IELTS 8: 18-05-11 Skill: 18-06-11 SS: 21-09-11 176 Lodged Online: 29-10-11 CO: 14-11-11 MedPCC Call: 26-6-13 Med Finalized: 20-8-13 Visa Grant: 30-08-13 1st Entry: 24-06-14

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Hi Nazmul

Welcome to the forum. Hopefully some of our Darwin based members will be able to give you a rough idea of monthly living costs.

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Nazmul,

 

petrol is pretty pricey up here. It's anywhere between $1.45 and $1.50 in Darwin and surrounding areas. Rental prices for flats vary anywhere between $140/wk and even upto $900/wk, depending on location etc.

 

Can't be much more helpful than that i'm afraid, as i myself have only been here a couple of weeks

 

regards

 

James P

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Dear James P

 

Thanks, you are there for few weeks yet you tried to help! Information is useful for me.

 

regards

 

Nazmul


IELTS 8: 18-05-11 Skill: 18-06-11 SS: 21-09-11 176 Lodged Online: 29-10-11 CO: 14-11-11 MedPCC Call: 26-6-13 Med Finalized: 20-8-13 Visa Grant: 30-08-13 1st Entry: 24-06-14

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Personally with a family of 6 I would be looking in and around Palmerston for a rental.An average 4 bedroomed will set you back $500--600 a week.Its only 20 mins from Darwin CBD.Sadly it is a little expensive up here we do not have the range of shops that the rest of Australia has.Although the markets are a great way of saving a little on your shopping bill.

There are lots of jobs advertised Im not sure about yours though.


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Hello Friends

 

 

Thanks to all for your advices and support. I have my Skill Assessment positive as Human Resources Adviser. Now I am waiting for state sponsorship from NT.

Can you please let me know on the employment prospects of NT?

If I need to move to NT then which city, should I choose? What is the living cost of a six-member family in Darwin, including housing, food, schooling, etc?

 

Cheers...

Nazmul Ahsan

 

Hi Nazmul

 

We arrived in Darwin mid-July and I am a HR professional. people keep telling me I will easily get work as I have 12 years experience and have worked in a number of roles, plus have plenty of UK qualifications. In reality I haven't seen floods of job ads but I get the impression that here its more about who you know than what you know. I have already stared to build up a network of contacts in various agnecies and gov't depts where they have some vacancies - so fingers crossed it won't be long now.

 

My hubby works in IT and was offered 2 jobs after telephone interviews - he has never been in a position where he has turned down work before! I think there is plenty of work here because of the transient workforce, alot of people move on after a couple of years. If you are not too fussy and prepared to get stuck in when you get here you should be fine.

 

Cost of living seems expensive, especially housing when we compare back to the UK. But we have just found a house in Palmerston that we love and when we work out the cost as a proportion of wages it is pretty comparable with England. We have also got to stop comparing back to the UK and GB£. As Janine said I would suggest you look at Palmerston (use realestate.com) and expect to pay what she suggested.

 

I'm curious to know if you have actually put your SS application in yet? When I did mine I had to provide heaps of research into cost of living, relocation costs, climate, job opportunities etc. My agent said the NT are very particular about these things and are unlikely to grant sponsorship without plenty of evidence of research.

 

If you haven't sent your SS ap in yet send me a PM and let me know what costs you have come up with so far...I will try to help you...although we are still new here so haven't been able to test all of my previous reserach yet :biggrin:

 

best of luck

 

Jo


176 (family sponsored) lodged 14/05/09, NT SS applied 24/05/10 - granted 12/01/11...now Cat 2...CO allocated 08/02/11...visa grant 11/02/11..arrived in Qld 12/05/11...landed in Darwin 13/07/11 - our new home!!!

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Hi Nazmul

 

We arrived in Darwin mid-July and I am a HR professional. people keep telling me I will easily get work as I have 12 years experience and have worked in a number of roles, plus have plenty of UK qualifications. In reality I haven't seen floods of job ads but I get the impression that here its more about who you know than what you know. I have already stared to build up a network of contacts in various agnecies and gov't depts where they have some vacancies - so fingers crossed it won't be long now.

 

My hubby works in IT and was offered 2 jobs after telephone interviews - he has never been in a position where he has turned down work before! I think there is plenty of work here because of the transient workforce, alot of people move on after a couple of years. If you are not too fussy and prepared to get stuck in when you get here you should be fine.

 

Cost of living seems expensive, especially housing when we compare back to the UK. But we have just found a house in Palmerston that we love and when we work out the cost as a proportion of wages it is pretty comparable with England. We have also got to stop comparing back to the UK and GB£. As Janine said I would suggest you look at Palmerston (use realestate.com) and expect to pay what she suggested.

 

I'm curious to know if you have actually put your SS application in yet? When I did mine I had to provide heaps of research into cost of living, relocation costs, climate, job opportunities etc. My agent said the NT are very particular about these things and are unlikely to grant sponsorship without plenty of evidence of research.

 

If you haven't sent your SS ap in yet send me a PM and let me know what costs you have come up with so far...I will try to help you...although we are still new here so haven't been able to test all of my previous reserach yet :biggrin:

 

best of luck

 

Jo

Hi Jo

 

Thanks for your very informative post. I am yet to apply for SS. Before that, as you also told, I need hips of information substantiating my research. This is such a uphill task. I do not have anyone known in NT. It was a great relief to get your assurance of help. Please give me your email address.

 

Best of luck with your career in NT.:happy_face_sticking


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Personally with a family of 6 I would be looking in and around Palmerston for a rental.An average 4 bedroomed will set you back $500--600 a week.Its only 20 mins from Darwin CBD.Sadly it is a little expensive up here we do not have the range of shops that the rest of Australia has.Although the markets are a great way of saving a little on your shopping bill.

There are lots of jobs advertised Im not sure about yours though.

Hi janine the party queen

 

Thanks for your post.

 

Best of luck


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Hi Jo

 

Thanks for your very informative post. I am yet to apply for SS. Before that, as you also told, I need hips of information substantiating my research. This is such a uphill task. I do not have anyone known in NT. It was a great relief to get your assurance of help. Please give me your email address.

 

Best of luck with your career in NT.:happy_face_sticking

Hi Jo

 

Thanks for your very informative post. I am yet to apply for SS. Before that, as you also told, I need heaps of information substantiating my research. This is such a uphill task. I do not have anyone known in NT. It was a great relief to get your assurance of help. Please give me your email address.

 

Best of luck with your career in NT.:happy_face_sticking


IELTS 8: 18-05-11 Skill: 18-06-11 SS: 21-09-11 176 Lodged Online: 29-10-11 CO: 14-11-11 MedPCC Call: 26-6-13 Med Finalized: 20-8-13 Visa Grant: 30-08-13 1st Entry: 24-06-14

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Hi Nazmul

 

We arrived in Darwin mid-July and I am a HR professional. people keep telling me I will easily get work as I have 12 years experience and have worked in a number of roles, plus have plenty of UK qualifications. In reality I haven't seen floods of job ads but I get the impression that here its more about who you know than what you know. I have already stared to build up a network of contacts in various agnecies and gov't depts where they have some vacancies - so fingers crossed it won't be long now.

 

My hubby works in IT and was offered 2 jobs after telephone interviews - he has never been in a position where he has turned down work before! I think there is plenty of work here because of the transient workforce, alot of people move on after a couple of years. If you are not too fussy and prepared to get stuck in when you get here you should be fine.

 

Cost of living seems expensive, especially housing when we compare back to the UK. But we have just found a house in Palmerston that we love and when we work out the cost as a proportion of wages it is pretty comparable with England. We have also got to stop comparing back to the UK and GB£. As Janine said I would suggest you look at Palmerston (use realestate.com) and expect to pay what she suggested.

 

I'm curious to know if you have actually put your SS application in yet? When I did mine I had to provide heaps of research into cost of living, relocation costs, climate, job opportunities etc. My agent said the NT are very particular about these things and are unlikely to grant sponsorship without plenty of evidence of research.

 

If you haven't sent your SS ap in yet send me a PM and let me know what costs you have come up with so far...I will try to help you...although we are still new here so haven't been able to test all of my previous reserach yet :biggrin:

 

best of luck

 

Jo

Hi Jo

 

Thanks for your very informative post. I am yet to apply for SS. Before that, as you also told, I need heaps of information substantiating my research. This is such a uphill task. I do not have anyone known in NT. It was a great relief to get your assurance of help. Please give me your email address.

 

Best of luck with your career in NT.:happy_face_sticking


IELTS 8: 18-05-11 Skill: 18-06-11 SS: 21-09-11 176 Lodged Online: 29-10-11 CO: 14-11-11 MedPCC Call: 26-6-13 Med Finalized: 20-8-13 Visa Grant: 30-08-13 1st Entry: 24-06-14

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