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  2. Weedolly

    Cash from UK

    My mum would like to give me some money - yes! Seriously, she wants to share some money out between her kids, but I am in Australia. Thing is she has been keeping it cash in the house. I still have a bank account in the UK but does not accept cash deposits from third parties. Mum is in her 80's and is worried that if she pays it into her account first they will ask her where it has came from, its just been accumulated over the years but all these new banking laws are getting her a bit nervous. How can she get it to me please
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  5. verystormy

    New to Perth

    Hi and welcome to the forum.
  6. Neville Bartos

    New to Perth

    Hi Guys, Me and the family have recently arrived from the UK and are now living south of the river. I've Joined the forum to hopefully get help and advice from time to time. Thanks in advance Nev
  7. verystormy

    Vetteassess the practical for electricans

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  9. I will doing practical assessment in July 2020 for Electricians, could anyone who did it shed light on what I must expect . email me handouts
  10. Steff

    New to Perth

    Hi Tara I’m Steph! I have a little circle of UK mates and we always welcome newbies, as we know what it’s like moving away from home. I live NOR, what about yourself?
  11. ali

    870 Temporary Visa

    My understanding is that you can be in Aus when it's granted (but not when you apply), so you could come on a visitor visa. Has your sponsor been approved yet? The visa is taking approx. 19 months to be granted I believe (which is longer than the average tourist visa), when were you considering coming over? Do you work in the UK? Only asking as it may be wiser if you do to get the extra funds as I don't believe that this visa allows any work rights.
  12. Scottym

    870 Temporary Visa

    Hi all, we are just starting our application for this visa and was looking for help on one thing. The application states we must apply from outside Australia but can be in country when the decision is made. Does this mean we can apply in the UK and then travel on our e-visa's before Immi decides on the 870? Does anyone have knowledge of this, even for another type of visa? Any help would be appreciated.
  13. Tara H

    New to Perth

    Hi guys, I’m 28, from the UK and new to Perth after living in Sydney for 4 years. I’m looking to grow my network & would love to meet some new people and hopefully make some good friends. I was also thinking about joining a sports team of some sort, maybe netball if anyone knows of anything or is interested in starting something up for socialising! Would love to hear from you guys. Tara
  14. verystormy

    Safety Officer/ Cert IV in WHS

    I am assuming you are in the UK and asking if this will get you a job in Australia? In which case no. You would need at least three years experience. Though that is assuming the occupation is on one of the skilled lists, which I am not sure it is.
  15. Hi all. I am 26 years old and have been working as an education assistant, i am currently considering a career change and i have been thinking of completing a Cert IV in Work Health and Safety. I have no experience working as a safety officer or anything relating to the field. Does anyone know how difficult it will be to acquire a job in this field with solely this qualification? Also is there anyone who currently works in a similar job that could offer any advice? Any replies would be appreciated Thank You
  16. Hi everyone, My name is Jessica. I am 19 years old (20 in June) I have lived in Australia for over 10 years, I lived in Derbyshire in the UK. Ever since moving here I’ve struggled to make friends to go out with etc. I was just wondering if anyone lives around the northern suburbs that is around similar age. I do have my own car and licence. I hope to hear from you guys soon.
  17. flatpack

    Citizenship approval letter waiting time?

    Applied August 2018, in April 2019 we got our test dates for August 2019. Managed to get cancellation dates for April. Mrs got her grant in July & I got mine in November. We did the ceremony on invasion day
  18. it's a long time since we did our citizenship test - we did get told that it could take anything form months to days depending on how quickly checks were done. I think it was about 4 or 5 weeks (this was in 2009) before we got our approval then about 4 months wait for the ceremony
  19. FOL

    Moving later this year

    Beldon is a pretty decent suburb. Craigie next to it a bit less (and smaller/older) houses. Padbury is a biter nicer than Beldon but more expensive. All suburbs west of Marmion Ave are far more expensive. We have lived in that area for a few years (and we still do, just 5 minutes east in Wanneroo south)
  20. Hello Everyone i applied for citizenship in November 2019, received test date for January 16th. Passed exam and police clearance was missing so supplied next day through IMMI but after a month still waiting for Approval letter. City of Stirling (WA) Is anyone else is in the same situation or does it take this long for approval after test ?
  21. ali

    Moving later this year

    Hi, Don't know about Beldon. I live in Leeming which I think (rather biasedly) is a great suburb (as are the surrounding areas. Seek and jobs wa are good sites to look for jobs - you may want to see where you get jobs before deciding on location to settle High schools - Some public school you have to live in the area to go to - such as Rossmoyne/Willetton. My children went to Leeming High (chalk and cheese kids) and both enjoyed it. Football as in Soccer (I hate that word lol), there are a number of NPL teams - look at football west website.
  22. Andy H

    Moving later this year

    Hi all new member my name is Andy I’m originally from the midlands and myself and my wife and 2 kids have lived in Auckland since 2006 we are selling up and moving to Perth around Christmas time this year , a bit of advice if possible 1) Beldon and surrounding area is it nice can anyone recommend other areas 2) my wife is a dean at a high school in Auckland she teaches design tech can anyone tell us about websites for teaching positions 3) High schools my son will be in last year and my daughter a year 9 4) football clubs my son plays rep level for Auckland are there any good academies he can attend cheers in advance
  23. Rossmoyne

    Recommendations on schools in fremantle

    So hard to give recommendations about schools these days as staff change so often and a school is only as good as the Principal and the staff employed at any given point. I worked briefly at North Fremantle PS and it was an amazing educational institution. But that was 17 years ago and I have no idea how it is perceived now. My best advice is to research on line as much as you can, and then go and visit the schools you think would suit. Nothing beats a look around the school and talk to the Principal about what the school is offering that would suit your children. I think once you visit a school, you get a feel for what it can offer your child/children. For my entire career I worked in education admin, either in UK or WA. When we moved here 30 years ago, we visited many schools in the areas we thought we would like to live. We chose the suburb and house we eventually bought in based on the primary school that our Pre-Primary and Year 3 children would best fit in. Best decision, and 30 years later I still live in the same house.
  24. pegg

    Visas/Sponsorship/Age/Help!

    Hi, we will be moving back as our permanent visa expires 2021. Same area also . But like i say i like it in the UK also, My love for our rugged coastlines with never end. But we live in the midlands so always a haul to the beach ! where in Mullaloo we where just a stroll form that giant swimming pool they call the ocean ! i swam every day in Oz - the sea is absolutely amazing ! Anyhow rambling on , i guess look at the skills list - identify whats wrong with UK to you guys and is OZ the answer ? ..... programs like "wanted downunder" seem to show Oz in a very romantic way . Hey , if you want to personal message us ..... We would be happy to answer any questions , Or anyone else on forum ...... Weve had some very amazing advice from here . Good luck guys !
  25. jcross

    Visas/Sponsorship/Age/Help!

    Thanks Pegg, appreciate your message. Maybe I'm just in a crap part of the UK, haha! We've just been chatting about doing some re-training, possibly welding/fabricating - not me! Will definitely pursue, like you say if its meant to be and all that! I presume the Christmas trip is just a holiday, not another move? Good to know you're still keen to visit although not living there!
  26. pegg

    Visas/Sponsorship/Age/Help!

    Not sure whats wrong with the UK at the moment , hey unless its personal..... but compared to WA its booming here for sure. Personally if we had not have came back to the UK when we did .... Well financially its made a big difference . But we absolutely miss WA so so much , we are returning this chrimbo / jan 2021. And its not for the money - so it does have that pull . What about training to be a barber/hair dresser ? something on the skills list ? I know when we where there plasterers always seemed so busy out of all the trades . Im sure there must be a way .... if its meant to be it is meant to be . good luck guys
  27. jcross

    Visas/Sponsorship/Age/Help!

    Thanks for the heads up regarding family. My brother had suggested him being there wouldn't be much of an advantage. Unfortunately no trade qualifications, other half can turn his hand to most things but no papers to say he can do it officially, unfortunately - maybe the route we need to go down. I hear what you're saying about 'better life'. Right now, anything feels it would be better than here but appreciate what you're saying!
  28. ali

    Moving with 16 year old

    Do you mean she wants to stay in the UK? A level can convert to get Uni entry in Aus, it will depend what visa you're on as to how much you would pay. A temporary visa would mean international fees, A PR visa would be domestic fees which are payable at the start of each semester (only citizens are eligible for student loans).
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