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  3. FisherKing29

    By way of Introduction..

    Thank you , greatly appreciated
  4. ali

    By way of Introduction..

    Were you an Australian Citizen when your sons were born? If so, it may be that you can apply for visa's as citizen by decent (you'll need to look into that). We live nearer to the city so unable to comment about living around the areas you've suggested. Private schools tend to have looser boundaries than public schools for catchment but they may also have waiting lists depending on how popular or prestigious it is. Worth contacting them and seeing how the land lies. By chance that you do need to have medicals for the children - it may be worth gathering 'official' evidence about how functional your eldest is so that these can be submitted at the time of the medical.
  5. verystormy

    By way of Introduction..

    Hi and welcome to the forum. We used to live a touch further south than where you are planning in mandurha
  6. FisherKing29

    By way of Introduction..

    Hi Folks, Looking to potentially move to South of Perth in either Port Kennedy, Safety Bay or even as far south as Secret Harbour at the beginning of 2023 (allowing for all Covid elements to have moved on by then hopefully). I'm married to my wife of 15 years and we have 2 boys ages 12 & 10 and was looking at the Catholic College Schools in the area. Is St Theresa or MTCC as it is commonly called good ? Is there a catchment area or can you travel from afar to attend? I'm mid fifties with dual nationality (UK & Australian passport holder) but will require visa's for my wife and 2 boys. Looking to move and hopefully be mortgage free but also looking at a career change into healthcare. Our only fly in the ointment is potentially that our eldest boy was diagnosed as being on the Autistic spectrum and that the Australian authorities will deem it as a cost in the long term to their welfare system by way of providing support. However he has not required any help throughout schooling and is in mainstream and above average in all subjects and is crazily good at IT. He needs no 1-1 support in school classroom or in the playground and the authorities have basically assessed that he will go ahead to have a normal life and be able to have a fulfilling life without the support of social care. Personally i feel that it is a misdiagnosis as it is purely based on an observational view which is probably the case for many kids and adults who have to had to go through the same process. Happy to hear any thoughts before we dive into an interview with a migration agent at the end of this year. Take care Folks!
  7. ali

    School recommendation Perth SOR

    It's been a long time since my children were at primary school, my friend is a teaching assistant but works between two classes so there isn't always another person present who can give 1:1 time to a child. Some public schools have catchment areas so you'd be best doing a google search of schools in the areas you're interested in and and contacting the schools directly to find out what they offer/how they can meet your requiremnts.
  8. verystormy

    44 ur old painter running out of options

    You agent is correct. It is very hard for anyone aged over 40 to get a visa and the a salute cut off for most visas is 45. Even for a 186 extra rules apply to anyone over 45 that make it impossible. What is your occupation?
  9. Morning guys , my name is Richard I’ve just joined this morning , im looking to move to western oz with my wife and children in the next couple of years , we have family who live in kalbarri and visited them twice in the last few years , this has made us want to move to Perth /geraldton , we came back from oz feb last year and started the process with a agent called the down under Center , we met up with them and got started , however after only a couple of weeks they advised us to stop due to the pandemic and that I just turned 43 , so now I’m 44 and we just can’t let this go , I rang them yesterday and they said my options are the 186 visa or potentially the 494 visa . But I’ve been told I would need a job sponsorship for 3 years to do the visa application , how on earth can I get that , Is there any advise anyone could give us ? Also my wife has just qualified as a dispenser at Lloyd’s pharmacy and is looking to become a pharmacist tech which will take some years to do ! Our family in oz have offered to sponsor us but because of my age that won’t help , any ideas ?
  10. verystormy

    ACA moving to perth in 2022

    At present it is hard to say how things will be by then as it is likely there will be some shake up of system. If you are intending for this to be a permanent move, then you are best to apply for a permanent visa. Most sponsored visas are temporary and come with a lot of issues. You would also obviously be in competition in a job search with locally qualified people. Part of the sponsorship involves an employer showing they are sponsoring because there are no locally qualified people.
  11. Hi all, I am currently considering moving to Perth late 2022 (all being well with the borders). I have just gained my ACA qualification and am looking for some advise on a few things. If anyone could help I’d appreciate it. 1. Visa - I am unsure whether to go out there on a working holiday visa and try and get a job on the hopes of getting sponsored by an employer within the year. Or I could start the process of applying for a skilled worker visa 189, however from what I’ve learned online this seems to be a timely process and I may not even get invited to apply. 2. Jobs - I currently have 5 years experience working in practice (1 year doing accounting technicians, 4 years doing chartered accountants exams), but have just recently gained my qualifications. I was planning on getting my qualifications assessed and transferred to chartered accountants Australia and maybe doing some CPD courses in the Australian tax system before I move. Would this help my chances in getting a job? Would my lack of post qualification experience affect me? If I was to take a lower level job on a working holiday visa (Assistance accountant/accounts receivable/payable) to gain experience in the country would this help with the possibility of maybe applying for the skilled worker visa while I am in the country? Thank you in advance for advice given, really appreciate it. Aine
  12. Keer1992

    School recommendation Perth SOR

    We are currently overseas and would be moving to Perth early next year. We are are looking for rentals around Jandakot/piara waters. I have a 5 year old who would be attending year 1 next year, who is handful and strong willed, is also a bit delayed in language since we are bilingual. Please share your recommendation for public/primary schools of smaller size. Since I m new to Australian education system, I m unaware if there are teacher assistants in all the classrooms. We have been under lockdown for 18 months now and my child has never attended school. I have been thinking my child would settle well with a little one on one attention in the beginning.
  13. In all pro-vaccination arguments (whether optional or forceful) the pro vaxxers make a distinction about those people who can't due to health reason, so that's no argument. Besides that, carry on with the discussion
  14. How condescending of you to assume my understanding of lockdowns. I am well aware of why they happen. I have obeyed the rules each time to do my bit to keep everyone safe, so please read my comments again with that in mind. I just stated what is happening on the ground here in answer to the question posed by the poster. At no time did I say that I opposed vaccination. However, there are people who for health reasons cannot be vaccinated, and to deny them medical care of any description as you stated, is totally wrong and selfish, let alone your offensive comment about removing "the stupid from the gene pool". There are a lot of people in Australia who are vaccine hesitant because of the bad press about Astrazenica, and I am sure that is partly because we have fared much better here than other countries, and they either don't see the need for it, or are perhaps scared of the new technology involved in the making the these MRNA vaccines. I blame the government for a large part in this as the whole rollout of the vaccine has been a shambles in organisation and with nowhere enough vaccine available for those who want it. The constant media and government push is wearing very thin, and if you know anything of peoples attitudes, when being pushed into something, they dig their feet in.
  15. I am not certain you understand why lockdowns happen. It is to protect health services from being overwhelmed. Simple as that. Look what happens if you don't, which is what some US states are currently doing. Hospitals are full of covid patients. Every ICU is full and 68 major hospitals are about to run out of oxygen. The result of that is that people are dying from the other things that normally need hospital care as the beds are all full and no space to treat them. As for vaccination. Yes, everyone has a right to chose. But, along with any right comes responsibility and the impact on other people's right. So, personally I would support a person not getting a vaccine on the condition they sign away their right to medical care of any description. Let Darwin manage it and remove the stupid from the gene pool.
  16. I have family in Victoria and Queensland (that I haven't seen for 20 months), and I can tell you it isn't too good over there at the moment. The "rules" seem to change daily, the fines are ludicrous, and the people are beginning to get mightily cheesed off. I think that one of the issues is that each state premier has a different slant on how to deal with it, and do so according to their ego and power play,. Last weekend there were Freedom Rallies in every capital city around Australia. All were well attended and peaceful, with the exception of NSW and Victoria. NSW stopped all transport into the city and flooded Sydney with police and fining everyone for being out in public. Victorian police rocked up part way through the rally dressed in full riot gear and firing rubber bullets and tear gas! There is plenty of video evidence on the internet to show that the Melbourne Rally was peaceful until the police appeared, and the whole situation is just inflaming the general population. Behind a lot of this is the coercion to bring in mandatory vaccination and vaccine passports to even leave your own state to travel within Australia. Many people are against forced vaccination believing "my body, my choice" and I totally agree with that as I think we should have the final say over what we do to our bodies, as per our Constitution, but I think the government have gone about the whole thing too forcefully and with bad planning, so there are lots of rumblings of discontent among the population. WA so far has been lucky that we haven't been inundated with cases, but it is only a matter of time, and like very many other people around the world, I think we just have to learn to live with it. What scares me most though is that the police in Victoria would turn on a peaceful rally with such a show of force..... not sure where that will end, but I don't think it will be good for any of us.
  17. Rossmoyne

    Places to Eat - Recommendations

    Woops sorry forgot you aren't an old fart like me with time to wander during the day!! Worth a visit for brekkie on a Saturday though.
  18. ali

    Places to Eat - Recommendations

    Not been to Ruby's - it closes early and working full time I don't get there
  19. Rossmoyne

    Places to Eat - Recommendations

    In Willetton just off Rostrata Avenue. There is a small shopping centre next to a medical centre/pharmacy. Local family own it and it is good for brekkie, lunch and just coffee and cake. Small place, but great food and atmosphere. Have you been to Ruby's Bakehouse on Beasley Ave in Leeming? That is good too for brekkie, lunch etc. they also have an outside area under cover and allow dogs.
  20. Rossmoyne

    Mystery road

    Great isn't it. Apart from the scenery being amazing, it really brings home a lot of the issues that are in outback Australia with all the issues of races and cultures, and how they are as opposed to how they could be, if only people weren't so bigoted.
  21. Well , spoke to a pal in NSW and man ! yep it aint the news ! $5k for leaving the house , $5k for exercise .... honestly married to a NHS nurse that is very high in her field ..... And hearing this agenda unveiling in Oz .... Sad times over the boarder matey , thank god Perth isn't following suit
  22. NorthumbrianDavid

    Mystery road

    Thanks for the recommendation. Two episodes in and really enjoying it! Sent from my Redmi Note 7 using Tapatalk
  23. ali

    Places to Eat - Recommendations

    Where is 6 willows?
  24. debra

    what are you doing at this moment

    Just finishing our 14 days quarantine in Perth great views of the swan river and watching the world outside.
  25. i like your advice ! ...... cheers for this
  26. FOL

    what are you doing at this moment

    Oh wait, in spirit of this topic; Just another day in the home office hehe. It's almost midnight, just finished a 3 hour business call. Time to sleep.
  27. FOL

    what are you doing at this moment

    Are you describing weather in Perth or where you live now? Today was the first sunny and warmer day in nearly 2 months. We've copped almost a month of rain every single day, with a 26 record and only 10mm short of all time record (around 270mm in a month).
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