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January 2009 Blog Posts (37)

anyone moving to sydney?/any advice on teaching with NSW education authority?

Hi - I am moving to sydney in a few months and was wondering if anyone else was and would like to get in touch?
also, I am hoping to get a job teaching in a NSW school and thought i'd see if anyone has any advice on getting a teaching job out there?

Added by caroline on January 29, 2009 at 19:21 — 2 Comments


My girlfriend and I are coming over in April/May to Oz to get our emigration visas stamped and to reconnoiter the various cities (Melbourne, Adelaide, Sydney, Brisbane and maybe Canberra) for housing, jobs etc

Melbourne is the only place we're going to pre-book. Once we get to Oz our dates are pretty flexible so we'll book hotels a couple of days prior to arriving in each city.

Any recommendations for reasonable hotels in decent areas etc gratefully received, budget… Continue

Added by John on January 28, 2009 at 17:00 — 6 Comments

Work/Home in Mackay


After a long wait I have just been awarded my contributory parents visa and can't wait to get out to Mackay to join my daughter and her little family.

I am an experienced Secretary/PA. Does anyone out there have any useful thoughts or experience on lining up work apart from the usual contacting agencies and scouring the internet?

Is there anyone out there in the Mackay area who might be able to offer some first hand advice?

Things are going to be… Continue

Added by Gilly G on January 28, 2009 at 15:27 — 5 Comments

We need you!

Hi everyone,

Thanks for making GetMeDownUnder the number one community for down under.

Australia & New Zealand Magazine is looking for stories, pictures, travel features, city guides, tips advice - in fact anything that you want to say for our April issue.

This will be created entirely from your submissions and put into a beautiful print format.

If you've got any ideas or stories, then mail them to me at

Look forward… Continue

Added by John on January 28, 2009 at 11:02 — 7 Comments

The beggining

Me, my husband and little boy are going to save to visit melbourne.Im so excited! in the future if we like it we will move there, however just visiting is going to take forever to save for!!!

Added by zoe thomas on January 24, 2009 at 9:43 — 1 Comment

Moving to Melbourne

As a relocation agent in Melbourne, Merricks have just told me about this new site and what a great idea it is!!

At Moving to Melbourne we aim to give you the best start in your new life by taking away the stress and helping you in achieving a smooth and successful move.

As expats, we made the move ourselves and through our own experiences which included lots of ups and downs, we are able to offer you a very personal service. This can include anything from a basic meet and… Continue

Added by Moving to Melbourne on January 24, 2009 at 1:41 — 4 Comments

The Beginning

22/01/09 - Booking Flights tomorrow, well excited, but my bank accounts going to take a bit of a beating! No surprise there though! Thing is, we wanted to fly out a week earlier, but it would cost an extra £125 because its 'a different season'! So that means we are travelling over the easter weekend, through one of the busiest Airports in the World!?!?! Well good.....

29/01/09 - Trying to find travel insurance that will cover me to go Skydiving!!!!!!!

Added by Jon C on January 22, 2009 at 15:30 — 1 Comment

A few questions on emigration


I'm a 30 year old male from the UK, a qualified accountant, my wife is 28 and qualified to NVQ level 3 in early years child care, and we have a 6 month old daughter.

We spent a year travelling Oz in 2004/5 and only came back to pay off the credit cards. We intend to go permanently on a skilled visa as soon as we have a sufficient amount of money saved up.

We reckon in about two and a half years we should be ready.

My questions are as… Continue

Added by AndyH78 on January 22, 2009 at 13:42 — 5 Comments

Moving to Oz

Hi all,
I have been invited to join this community possibly because I help people migrate to Australia and only Australia. I am based in Bedfordshire although as I write this I am in the 33 degree sunshine that is Adelaide.

I provide a relocation service to Australia and this includes finding jobs / employers and helping you with visa's through recognised visa agents. If you want to discuss your move to Australia look me up

Added by Tony Mooney on January 21, 2009 at 2:38 — 7 Comments

We've just lodged our online (Skilled - Sponsored 176) visa application :)

Hi all,

I'm so excited that I would just like screem out loud for the world to know that

we, Enid and James from Colnbrook (Berkshire), have just lodged our online visa application!! :)

We've attached a load of paperwork and there's only a few left to attach and then it should be

complete. Hopefully this will speed up the visa proces,..fingers crossed.

We can't wait to move down under,..but first thing on our list this year in our wedding in Aug. As

you can… Continue

Added by Buurmeisje on January 20, 2009 at 14:56 — 21 Comments

Visa 175 points?

can anyone tell me how the points are awarded - does marital status, children get awarded points? any info would be great!


Added by Sally Richens on January 20, 2009 at 10:02 — 3 Comments


I am a Registered Migration Agent based in WA although I can handle applications for anywhere in Australia. I have 6 years comprehensive experience with 100% success rate. My website is for your interest.

I know it is very daunting at first, but once you get your head around it and you are getting some professional help to explain the steps required and do it for you, it is really not that bad, kind of takes the fear of making a mistake out of… Continue

Added by Chloe Drysdale on January 20, 2009 at 8:06 — No Comments

Can anyone recommend a migration agent please???

Looking for personal recommendations and also some idea of costs please.
Many thanks
Sheila and Family. X

Added by Shebee on January 19, 2009 at 14:50 — 14 Comments

thinking of moving to oz

Myself and family have been to many migration shows regarding moving down under. I have an 18 year old daughter studying childcare and a son aged 13, do you think my children are too old to adapt to a new country and life away from all they know and love? Also, have we enough money to start a new life, I would estimate roughly £60/70k, both myself and husband would work full time needing a mortgage on ahome. Will life in Oz be better for my kids is there much crime, is employment better, I know… Continue

Added by jacqueline Riley on January 19, 2009 at 12:48 — 3 Comments

new zealand

hi im looking at working and living abroad and rather like the sound of new zealand. I would like some work experience in a rugby club as im studying sports injury at uni . i work in a local club at home but am looking for nation division one experience to match my learning. can anyone help me ..:)xx

Added by annmarie on January 19, 2009 at 10:25 — No Comments

moving to canberra in March

My family and are mvoing to Canberra in March, My husband has joined the Australian AirForce, the whole process from job application to visa took 10 months! I am hoping to find about life in the military and the effect on families, Doeas anyone know Canberra and could tell me about good points and bad. If anyone wishes to know about New Zealand, we lived there for a year 18months ago and can recommend good places to live. Ingrid

Added by ingrid hart on January 18, 2009 at 23:47 — 1 Comment


we are at the very beginig of trying to start a new life in adelaide my husband works in air conditioning/refrigeration trade and we have 3 children age 8,6 and 4. We just want to get as much information as possible and get started with the visa BUT its so difficult to know where to start. Anyone who can offer any advise pls contact me havent told any family or friends about this so would love someone to talk to about it all.
karen christian james matthew and gabrielle xx

Added by karenflower on January 18, 2009 at 19:50 — 10 Comments

.....New Zealand....

Hello - just a quick blog to find out whether any other members are considering or have actually moved to New Zealand?

Added by dawnydodah on January 18, 2009 at 17:38 — 2 Comments

Is anyone else having their skills assessed by 'Teaching Australia'? If so I would love to hear from you...

Is anyone else having their skills assessed by 'Teaching Australia'? If so I would love to hear from you... Continue

Added by Kim and James on January 17, 2009 at 14:29 — 5 Comments

Planning to live in Adelaide!!!

Hi we are a family of 5 hoping to move to Adelaide this year. If anyone has any advice and suggestions that might help us along the way we would be really pleased to hear from you. Our migration agents are 'The Emigration Group' and we are about to apply for a skilled 175 sponsored visa.....

Added by Kim and James on January 17, 2009 at 13:30 — 7 Comments

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