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Cost of Living in WA (and elsewhere)

Started May 20, 2012 0 Replies

This might be of interest to people considering migrating to WA, or indeed anywhere else in Australia: …Continue

Do I need to let DIAC I've moved

Started Mar 8, 2011 0 Replies

Quick question; now we've bought our own house here, do I need to let DIAC know I've moved?  I am a permanent resident. Thanks!Continue

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What a Scorcher!

Posted on December 28, 2012 at 3:24 1 Comment

This week in Perth we've had temps in the high 30's, with over 40C predicted for the next couple of days; hope all the recent arrivals are coping!

One Year On

Posted on August 3, 2011 at 5:41 3 Comments

Today is the first anniversary of my departure from the UK; it seems like yesterday there was all the hassle and stress of packing up our life in the UK before we took a month long holiday in the US on our way to Perth.

 

I don't miss the UK at all, just people, and with Skype and FaceBook and the like, the distance really isn't that far.

 

I landed a fantastic job a couple of months after arriving, I have a beautiful house close to the beach with my own pool and…

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Our First House!

Posted on February 4, 2011 at 5:49 0 Comments

After taking a while to get the mortgage (having no credit history here and only being in the country for five months), we got the approval yesterday so we can go ahead and buy the 4 bed, 2 bath house with a pool and spa in Currambine in Perth's northern suburbs.  We move in on 25/2!

 

This house is probably twice the size of our last home in the UK and we can't believe how quickly we can get the keys; about five weeks since I first saw it!

 

Now at last we'll…

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Arrived!

Posted on October 19, 2010 at 9:36 0 Comments

Well I finally arrived in Perth at the beginning of September and have loved every moment so far!

I had about a week off before I did some work at Perth's Royal Show and whilst there secured a three month contract job through one of the recruitment agents I'd registered with in May; so went straight from the Show to the job with one day off in between.

Currently in the running for two permanent jobs too, so at the moment everything is going in the right…

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At 10:27 on February 2, 2012, Jimmy Dale said…

Hi Paul,

Would you be familiar with any good sized construction firms out there? Bit of a strange question I know but, would like to try and contact them to check out the work situation and pay!

Thanks alot

Jim

At 12:47 on July 5, 2011, alice marie cooney said…
THANK YOU
At 23:15 on July 1, 2011, alice marie cooney said…
THANK YOU I WAS NEVER CONVICTED IT WAS PLACED ON A STET. TY TY
At 21:50 on June 30, 2011, alice marie cooney said…
WANT TO ASK IF YOU MIGHT KNOW,IF I HAVE A CRIMINAL CHARGES THAT WAS PLACED ON STET{IN 1990} CAN I STILL MOVE TO MY HUSBAND IN AUSTRALIA.
At 17:34 on November 3, 2009, John said…
Hi Paul,

Welcome to the community!! Look forward to reading your posts.
 
 
 

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