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  3. verystormy

    RRV Covid

    All you can do is try.
  4. Scotty

    RRV Covid

    Hi, It doesn't look like I will make it over to Aus from Scotland before my PR runs out. Does anyone know if RRV's are being granted using COVID as a reason? I have asthma, I think that would help my case. I also have a 3 month noticed period at work so it wouldn't be physically possible for me to make it in 3 months. I am hoping to get 1 year RRV. Thanks Scott
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  6. Rossmoyne

    Where to buy hamper?

    Agree Ali. For friends I send hampers to, I know them well enough to know what they like and do not. So as most hamper companies on line only give you a limited choice that you cannot change, I make a few different online orders for home delivery from different providers, for the friends I want to receive stuff. It is easy to order wine online for delivery; to order various foods and nibbles from local grocery stores for home delivery. I just let my friends know and send them the link to the online delivery app so they know when it is coming. OK it isn't packaged pretty, but it is what they like and that is what it is all about.
  7. pegg

    Where to buy hamper?

    Ah , if coles do home delivery yes i could order a big shop for them , very true that many hampers always have bits in that seem to end up in the cupboard ;o) But yes , some nice food for them would be great
  8. ali

    Where to buy hamper?

    Not used any hamper companies - are you thinking of gift items or more necessities? Gift type - Myers will probably have them and also Target do them. Alternatively, you could get them stuff from coles/woolies and have it delivered. I do find with christmas hampers though, that I end up with stuff sitting in the cupboard that we never eat.
  9. pegg

    Where to buy hamper?

    Hello all ! I wondered if anyone could help us by recommending a hamper delivery company in Perth/WA ? Our friends in Bunbury have been going through such a hard time and we felt would be nice to order them a Chrimbo hamper from over here in the UK. Just wondered if any of you guys had used any good quality food/ drink hamper companies that could recommend ? Thanks in advance ;o)
  10. FOL

    Bored due to C19?

    Sorry to hear mate, hopefully things will return to "normal" for you soon.
  11. A quick reminder - particularly for those who have moved to Australia since the 1st of July 2019 - that those individuals who are required to submit a tax return with the Australian Tax Office have until the 31st of October 2020 to lodge their 2020 income tax return if a registered tax agent is not instructed. You can check whether you are required to submit a 2020 Australian tax return at this web page. To lodge your 2020 tax return you can: Lodge online with myTax through myGov, or Complete a paper tax return form and mail it to the Australian Taxation Office, or Use a registered tax agent If you use a registered tax agent to prepare and lodge your tax return you should be able to submit later than the 31st of October 2020 - quite possibly until mid-May next year. You should though appoint a registered tax agent before the 31st of October 2020 to access the extended 2020 tax return filing deadline. Best regards.
  12. Thanks all... Not sure where he is working as yet but probably South of the river. This gives me something to work with.
  13. Cleowag

    Melbourne to Perth

    Definitely possible but it depends how far out of Perth you want to be. South of the River is generally cheaper. Anything from Rockingham down to Dawesville would probably cover this price range. Some suburbs in this corridor are Waikiki, Safety Bay, Golden Bay, Singleton and most of Mandurah. I’m not as familiar with the northern suburbs but hopefully someone else can help with this. Good luck with your decision.
  14. verystormy

    Melbourne to Perth

    Where would he be working and how long is he happy to commute?
  15. The further away from the city the more affordable it is - but it may lack some infrastructure. A lot of the new build areas aren't on larger plots. We're not beach people so live about 20 mins away from beach and city.
  16. Hi all, My family and I, (hubby and 2 kids 10 & 7) moved to Melbourne from Leeds 10 years ago and we still haven't bought a house. We just can't afford it here, the prices are crazy, especially as we picked a bayside suburb to live in. My husband is the main earner and isn't going to earn any more than he is on now as he is at the top of his wage bracket. So I have been looking into our options and Perth seems a good go. He could make more money and houses seem more affordable. Plus we hate the Winter here and have realised this is not the Aussie beachside surfer life we dreamt of. My question is, do you think we will be able to buy a 3 bed in a nice beachside suburb in 2-3 years time for under 600k with good public schools, cafes etc. Or am I dreaming? If this is possible please name the suburbs, the more character and larger plot the better. Thanks
  17. I have now left Australia, I am 62 year old so can access my Super BUT Can any one shed any light on the Tax rates on accessing my Super, the ATO quotes" Taxable component - Taxed element" at 35% and " Taxable component - Untaxed element" at 45%. Does this relate to if the payments were taxed when paid. (The figures quoted are for Non WHM as I was on a 457 visa) Further to this, does SuperAnn' earn interest while held by the ATO or is the value static. Is there anyway to get in touch with the relevant department online as I am now based in the UK. They certainly do not make it easy to access your funds !!! Also if I applied for residency through my kids, balance of family etc, would I be able to claim the Residents "Tax free element" which would be the whole of my Super? Cheers, Steve.
  18. pegg

    Parent Visas

    Hey guys , so sorry but we are back in the UK , we where due to get out again around January but flights etc from the UK are a nightmare right now ! But yep any advice or a chat just message us . WA was an amazing place - but for us at that time it did not work out , but it still holds a special place in our harts .
  19. pegg

    Parent Visas

    oh dear, sorry to course an upset . My real point was that only 1 migration agent ever gets mentioned on this forum ..... And hey - maybe i have got it all wrong , maybe another Camilla from another migration company. It was so long ago i probably have ....... Who knows ! But please remove post as i do believe it was unfair of me posting on a public forum , and that was wrong of me .... I apologise totally for this .
  20. New Life Down Under

    Parent Visas

    Hi Rossmoyne Thank you very much for your kind words. Yes it is disappointing to get criticism on a public forum and be unaware why!
  21. Rossmoyne

    Parent Visas

    Hi Pegg I have only just seen your comment above about Camilla at New Life Downunder, and have to say that I am extremely surprised that this was your perception of her and her service. I know a lot of people who have used her (one of whom is my daughter in law), and everyone speaks so highly of her. I do hope that you will contact her as she asks in her reply to you, as I feel there might have been some misunderstanding along the way that needs to be sorted out.
  22. Chauhan5

    Bored due to C19?

    Hi I am in my early 50's and recently lost my job due to Covid 19 cutbacks, currently struggling to find work, anyone else in a similar situation with time to spare?, fancy catching up for a coffee/beer/go for a walk any where near Hilaries, Whitfords or Mullalloo, if so let me know, or open to other locations.
  23. Rossmoyne

    Covid 19 Impact

    Not sure if you are aware Aaron, but there are practice tests for PTE on the internet. I couldn't find the link just now, but google PTE practice tests and you should find them OK. You aren't alone as an English native speaker, not doing too well in English tests as many find the same thing. Practice though and I am sure that you will do much better next time.
  24. Vicky87

    Young Family, hoping to make the move

    She has adapted fine, made a few friends from daycare and when playgroups were running.. she does occasionally say she would rather live near her grandparents but I dont think she really understands what that means! Is been pretty chilly through the winter and she has hated it, so I've told her it's cold all the time in Wales Sounds like you have a few months before the visa is approved- hopefully the economy would have started picking up by then
  25. Vicky87

    Wanting to make new friends

    Thanks Rossmoyne My daughter is due to start kindy in Feb so I'm sure I'll start getting to know more mums.. I've made a few friends, its more my husband! He finds it harder, I'm sure we'll get there eventually
  26. jproberts

    Young Family, hoping to make the move

    Hi, @Vicky87 We're just outside Newport too, in Newbridge. Glad to hear you're all enjoying it, especially with the little one. That's our main reason for making the move. One of our sons will be 3 when we make the move, how has she adapted to not seeing faimly etc? I start at 6am here so thats not too much of an issue, i'm either 6-2 or 2-20 here whereas i'm hoping to get a more regular days shift in Perth so that i'm home in the evenings for the kids more often. I've now got my skills assessment and everything done so we're just waiting for the states to open back up to submit our EOI.
  27. Davedownunder

    Bedroom Suite for sale

    Mattress also now sold. Thanks for viewing
  28. Aaron

    Covid 19 Impact

    Yeah I got an overall score of 56% in the last PTE test. 44 Listening, 67 Reading, 59 Speaking, 51 Writing. So looks like I need to put in a lot of practice anyway to get anywhere near the 79% mark for superior English. For me even though I'm from the UK and English is my first language, the 3 hour exam was a real test of my ability to take in all the information, concentrate and manage time.
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