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December 2008 Blog Posts (17)

Do we rent our house in the UK, or do we wait to sell!!

We have had our 136 Skilled Visas for a year now, unfortunately we have sold our house early 2008, 3 times, all have fallen through, we have had no viwers since July, now I am wondering do we just advertise our house for rent or still go ahead and wait for it to sell. The fears of losing jobs in he UK is very high, if we rent it out, the tenants become unemployed would the rent protection still cover, wish we were in Aus, we are looking at moving to The Sunshine Coast area, Queensland, we… Continue

Added by Jewels&John on December 30, 2008 at 13:49 — 1 Comment

Hotel, Motel Temp accomodation.

Hello guys,

Im working away from home at the moment, however my wife and i fly to Perth on the 26th Jan and will need to spend a couple of days in Perth city to sort out bank account and driving licences etc.Has anyone got details of any good hotels not too expensive near the city where we can book a room?
Have a Happy New Year everyone.

Added by Darryl Wilson on December 27, 2008 at 16:07 — 4 Comments

Studying in Perth.

Hi, Im currently a student in Nursing, I am studying in the uk but would like to know if there is anyway i could complete the last year of my studies in Perth, then stay on in Perth for good, & get a full time job as a qualified Nurse after i finish my degree. i have children at school age, would i have to fork out for schooling costs? if so does anyone know on avereage how much these would be a year and if there would be anyway around the costs for me or them???
Thank you. x

Added by Leanne & Craig on December 22, 2008 at 11:53 — 3 Comments

UK State Pensions

What is the best practise to transfer your uk state pension? I have heard you still have to pay into it at a reduced rate for two years then get it transfered over to Aus. What is the best way so that it wont get taxed? Any ideas?

Added by Darryl Wilson on December 19, 2008 at 18:47 — No Comments

Busselton or Bunbury

Hello Guys,

Is anyone living in or around that remote area Busselton?

If so, drop me an e-mail on
My wife and I will be moving to that area real soon, would like alittle information.

Added by Darryl Wilson on December 18, 2008 at 21:36 — No Comments

Criminal Convictions

Quite often, those with criminal convictions think that this prevents the opportunity of migrating to Australia.

Well this is not true!

If you have a conviction(s) this alone will not prevent you from obtaining a PR or any other visa.

In such cases, you have to declare them as Police checks reveal all any how, and present DIAC with a legal submission.

Hope this helps.

Added by Jim Gordon Registered Migration Agent on December 18, 2008 at 9:32 — 2 Comments

I'll help if I can.....Hx

Hi all, thought I might try and help with questions, if I can, and if I can't I'll try and head you in the right direction. I'm no expert or anything like that, but I'm on several other websites, forums etc so again, if I can't help you I'll probably know someone who can !

As you can see from a previous blog we were granted our 175 (Victoria) sponsored visa on the 25th July, 2008. We decided to go through the process with an agent who I don't have any hesitation in recommending.… Continue

Added by the terry's on December 17, 2008 at 20:23 — 4 Comments

Money Transfer

Hey guys,

Moving over to Perth Jan 2009,
I would like to transfer my money from the UK to Aus, i have an Aus bank account.

Who gives the best rates?????

Have a good Christmas

Darryl Wilson

Added by Darryl Wilson on December 17, 2008 at 18:07 — 6 Comments

priority 1 is getting advise 4 visit 2 keri keri, north island,

funds r always an issue, so i'm hoping some of u kids will squeeze a tube of fosters & pass on any cash saving tips so i have party money left 4 arrival.ta, bob.

Added by bob on December 14, 2008 at 14:51 — No Comments

Me and my partner are thinking of moving to perth, i already have family out there that say they can sponser us the only thing being is are they able to do this? we have no qualifications although i …

Me and my partner are thinking of moving to perth, i already have family out there that say they can sponser us the only thing being is are they able to do this? we have no qualifications although i have worked in retail for 8 years and my partner can do roofing, but the thing id we dont know how to start the ball rolling and what we need to do!! if anyone can help that would be great!
Thanks Continue

Added by zena on December 13, 2008 at 18:47 — 1 Comment

Visa 175

I have 3 years 2 months experience as a Appliction Developer a skill on the skills list. Visa 175 requires you have minimum 4 years experience. Do you think I'm best waiting 10 months before applying or is there another option? If I wait 10 months I don't know how long from that point it would then take to get the visa 175....any idea?

Added by Scott Smith on December 12, 2008 at 21:30 — 2 Comments

looking for sponsership??

hey all,

my name is aj,and my family and i are trying to move to australia..preferably sydney or brisbane/sunshine coast. I am a carpenter which sounds great what with it being in demand, but as i have no formal qualifications (kinda just fell into being a chippie) just 4 years trade experience running my own carpentry business, im wondering if sponsership is the way forward??? Does anyone out there know how to go about getting sponsered? Or if your reading this in oz and need a chippie,… Continue

Added by aj tyler on December 10, 2008 at 20:42 — 7 Comments


Me and the family share the dream of many and thats to have a new life in OZ. Unfortunately though we are not classed as skilled!!!

Our route to getting our dream is the long expensive and very risky student route. Looking at studying on the sunshine coast. What we are having problems with is who should study, what should be studied etc etc.

If anyone one has any tips the please feel free to post them, all comments welcome.

Added by Lee and Suzy on December 8, 2008 at 21:45 — 5 Comments

Looking to go to Melbourne!! Have Visa 175, will travel, need advice!!

Hi everyone. I have my Visa 175 due to being a nurse.
Only took 6 months. I think selling the house will take longer LOL.

Am looking to go to Melbourne possibly Epping/ Craigiburn area. Would love any ideas re Hospitals in the area.
I am really excited and my hubby and daughter (3 1/2) are looking forward to it too.

If anyone has any questions re application etc I am happy to help

Added by Blackbag's Missus on December 7, 2008 at 17:28 — 4 Comments

getting started

Hi, I'm Howard, and my family and I have made the decision to move to australia, hopefully to NSW or QLD. Those two states were the only option for us because we are Rugby League mad and we hate the cold. We have just started the process of finding the right agent to act on our behalf, having lots of info packs and forms sent through the mail. at the moment my main concern is the work opportunities, will there be any when we arrive. I am a 38 year old Carpenter with loads of experience, and I… Continue

Added by Howard Whitter on December 7, 2008 at 17:07 — 5 Comments

Going for a Reccie !

Hi we're the terry's and we were granted our 176 visa on the 25th July, 2008. It took 6 months and 1 day exactly from when we filed our application online to the day we got it. We have our deadline of the 16th March, 2009 to validate our visa's, so that is exactly what we are going to do, what with the credit crunch and not being able to sell our house, it's the next best thing.

We've hired a motorhome for a month and will be starting off in Adelaide driving along The Great Ocean… Continue

Added by the terry's on December 6, 2008 at 22:23 — 4 Comments

leaving for oz and arriving in february

hello everyone,im matt .im heading downunder beginning of february.heading to sydney and around that if anyone is outthere and fancy a drink.let me know.also if anyone got any jobs or know off any,what are coming up. let me know.cheers

Added by matt norman on December 5, 2008 at 16:53 — 2 Comments

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