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July 2010 Blog Posts (15)

"4 weeks to go"

hi all keith here, my belongings are on there way and only 4 weeks to go before i depart the uk. just a few things left to tie up then i`m in the clear to go. my brother cant wait either as he`s allready got me lined up to fix( replace ) his on-suite bathroom. any way all the best to everyone who`s nearley or on their way........

Added by keith edward millward on July 31, 2010 at 21:32 — No Comments

DIAC Processing times from client services charter

Check out link from DIAC website, this will give you an idea of how long your application will take?

Added by john on July 28, 2010 at 9:00 — 1 Comment

Shameless Plea - I LOVE FOOD AWARDS!

OK apologies for the possible annoying nature of this shameless plea, but we're calling on all of you lovelies to give us your vote if you possibly can or want to?! (You have to be living in Oz at the time of the draw, if this still applies to you, keep on readin')…


Added by 1two3 Restaurant Bar & Lounge on July 24, 2010 at 8:44 — No Comments

State Migration Plans

I wrote to senator Evans asking about when SMPs will be approved here is a bit of the reply i got.

Should stop anyone speculating for know.

"Implemenentation of State Migration Plans will be a matter for the incoming government, some time after the…

Added by john on July 23, 2010 at 18:29 — No Comments

Moving to oz

Hello Everyone,

We have made the big decision of trying to move down under to give our kids the best life.. But where do you start so much info to take in. We are hoping to get sponsored by a family member who lives in Queensland, my partner is doing his last year on his carpentry course where he will get a diploma and I work part time as a Community care worker.

Does anyone know if you can still get a visa if my partner has not had…

Added by jo on July 21, 2010 at 21:38 — No Comments


Hi everyone..... Myself and my family recently validated our 176 family sponsored visa to Melbourne. The visa label advises we can have multiple travel to and from Australia until December 14.... But I have been told by an Australian Citizen, that we still are required to complete a residents return visa ( if this is the case, we should have completed it in Australia prior to leaving!!!). Any information would be extremely grateful. Catherine

Added by Catherine Bryans on July 19, 2010 at 20:01 — 3 Comments

FOR LEASE - 25 Cranelodge Place Avalon/Palm Beach Australia

Andrew Blake Real Estate is proud to offer this home which is a recipe for relaxation.

Watching the sunset over Pittwater from the comfort of the fabulous alfresco timber deck is a heavenly experience where the outdoor entertaining area will effortlessly cater for any occasion from the stunning deck to the sunny living areas, there's no shortage of beautiful…


Added by Andrew Blake Real Estate on July 19, 2010 at 9:30 — No Comments

FOR LEASE 50 Elaine Avenue Avalon Australia

Andrew Blake Real Estate is proud to offer for the first time, this fantastic beach house nestled in the cul-de-sac of the popular quiet tree-lined Elaine Avenue.

This beach inspired home offers a desirable position very rarely available for lease with a pleasant level stroll to Avalon Beach, village, schools and transport.

Great family home designed for entertaining with a spacious engaging deck area with bar…


Added by Andrew Blake Real Estate on July 19, 2010 at 2:47 — No Comments

Avalon Beach Sydney Australia - Properties for lease

I am a property manager here in Avalon Sydney.

Avalon Beach is just down the road where Home and Away is filmed, if that helps.

I specialize in executive rental homes unfurnished and furnished as well as traditional family homes.

Avalon is east of Clareville, situated between Whale beach to the north and Bilgola to the south. Avalon is home to the few remaining koalas able to survive in an increasingly urban environment, a reminder that there once…


Added by Andrew Blake Real Estate on July 19, 2010 at 2:38 — No Comments

clutching at straws!!!!

Well, I havent been on the site for some time now... mainly due to the fact that myself and family have given up all hope of having our visa granted... 2 years today we submitted our 176 and still we are waiting!! Our agents no longer keep in touch (they have had our money so I am sure we are a forgotten cause!) my endless emails to them are just met with statements that they do not know and therefore cannot comment on when we may get granted a visa... so we are left in the dark. However one… Continue

Added by jennifer salter on July 18, 2010 at 10:40 — 1 Comment

Teenager help needed!!!!

Hi all,

Last year we made the family decission to emigrate, we have two children 13 &16. They both agreed and the house went up for sale on the 18th December and SOLD it on the 19th December.

We processed our EOI but found out that things had changed and we needed a job offer to go. So we joined an agent and gave them a date of 4th July to start looking for a job (this was because my daughter was sitting her…


Added by tracey thorley on July 18, 2010 at 10:18 — 5 Comments

Australian PM Julia Gillard sets general election date


I am currently in the system having lodged a 176 State Sponsored Application for WA.
With the new election being called does this mean that all pending SMP (state migration plan),will be left until post election.
Its just that if my occupation is on WA SMP my case would be priority 2, hopefully allowing for a quicker resolution.
So has the election scuppered peoples dreams, further for now?


John Baker

Added by john on July 17, 2010 at 11:23 — 1 Comment

Brisbane is now Brits-Bane

According to NatWest's recently-published Quality of Life Index, every 10th person living in Brisbane is a British expat.

The city, which now has the fastest-growing population of all Australian cities, boasts more than 1,000 new arrivals on a weekly basis.

Added by John on July 13, 2010 at 12:38 — No Comments

Why migration is vital for Australia

Good piece in the Sydney Morning Herald…


Added by John on July 7, 2010 at 10:18 — No Comments

Goodbye UK!

Fianlly exchanged contracts on my house and have a move date, so on 3rd August I will fly out of the UK for a holiday across the USA for a month before flying from LA to Perth.

Can't wait!

Added by Paul Johnson on July 1, 2010 at 16:08 — 5 Comments

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