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    I'm thinking of studying electrical installation. Eventually could lead to installing solar panels, electric car chargers etc.. the future is heading in that direction and I'm sure global demand will increase. My partner is a stay at home Mum at the moment but maybe she would be better at something like hairdressing/barboring.. saying that she'd probably make a better electrician than me as well
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    HI! Just wanted to introduce myself to everyone (been lurking for a good 12 months) I am a paediatric nurse from the UK hoping to make the big move late next summer with my husband and 7 year old son (189 visa). Really early stages so far, just booked my PTE test for May and gathering all my documents for skills assessment. We have been looking at going to Padbury first to see if we like it there. Looking forward to sharing our journey with you all, would love to hear from anyone hoping to go similar time as us!
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    Ayup/how's it going?' Im looking for info on visa requirements. I'm 28, wife's 25, 2 young kids (18months and 3months). We are desperate to get out of the UK. My preferred destination is Perth or just WA in general. 5 years ago I spent a year in WA living with family and travelling/working on the WHV. I was based south of the river 10 mins from Freo. My uncle and auntie are Australian citizens. We aren't sure if there's a way they can sponsor me to come out and live there - if anyone could clear that up for me I would appreciate it as I can't find much info online without sieving through a load of dead end shxte. Im exploring all options and currently trying to decide what career path to take here in the U.K. One that will come under the skilled jobs list and hopefully pretty high up on the wanted down under list. At the moment I'm swaying towards electrical installation/engineering. We have a 5 year goal to get out there. Any advice on what you think may be sort after jobs in the next few years. Also if anyone knows any professions with a short training time/quickest qualifications or has any tips in general on a quick way in starting from scratch? Any responses would be greatly appreciated.
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    Hi everyone We are moving to Perth in October and plan to live in Secret Harbour or Rockingham as I have a job in Baldivis. I'm looking for good private schools around the area. The 3 that come highly recommended (Island, All saints and Hale) are a good 40/50 minutes drive one way thus totally unworkable. Does anyone have any kids attending private schools in the Rockingham area? Thanks
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    Shipwreck museum to add the less succesful journeys to your story?
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    Hi and welcome. Partner visas are one of the easier ones to apply for and it shouldn't be too hard to do. If you do get stuck you can always use an agent then or just have the application checked prior to submitting.
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    cant help im afraid ..... We where planning on returning to OZ this year, but thats been blown out of the water this year ! I just prey things might be different next year , but i really doubt it
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    Thanks for the tip about the The Battye Library, I'll try my luck there then.
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    Hey all, just thought I’d reach and to see if anyone local fancies meeting you? myself and my wife are late 30s have two kids - 9 and 7 maybe you’re new to the area and would like to meet someone new! feel free to send me a message! Hope to chat soon!
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    I’d be up for a beer if you’re still looking ?
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    Hello everyone, could anyone advice me if now is a good time to move to Perth from the Uk? Me,my wife and 2 daughters (age 9 and 10) are looking to move there but i have some concerns about the economy and work availability, i am willing to do any type of work from construction to graphic design or in the oil and gas industry as i have experiences in all of the above. Many thanks Regards Raj
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    Which visa are you looking at? I didn't see Graphic designer on the skills list for a 190 or the 491 but I may have missed it. If you can get a visa then I certainly think it's worth considering but there are a few buts ... not everyone finds the migration journey a successful one and both you and your partner need to both be really up for it, following the other partners dream has sometimes not been enough for people to want to stay. The process is a long one if you add on doing the skills assessment etc. Application grants seem to have been taken much longer due to covid. Whilst the WA economy is doing better than most the unemployment rate is still 6.2% and many businesses were and still are effected by Covid. That said, if you're both up for it then it's a great place to live.
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    @pegg thank you again, I really appreciate you taking the time to help advise me. Yes we have considered moving away from our home town in Cheshire. And it's something we may well do during the next couple of years. @ali unfortunately not. I'm currently a window cleaner. I was a photographer for a car dealer pre covid but they made cuts. I've got an amazing resume.. but not one thing on there would help with a visa application. im looking into electrical installation although I've had the worst start ever as I looked at a training course and almost ran into a scam. I gave them some personal details but I don't think I gave enough to lose any money. Bank and authorities have been informed so I need to try and move on from it now.
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    Hey, thanks for getting in touch. I've already been over on the working visa I'm afraid... and so has the wife! Shame as I feel like I wasted my opportunity. lol I remember how bad Aussie telly was - think I even seen an advert for eggs!? Just telling people to eat eggs Im also open to the 'new zealand' way in if anyone has any useful info on the details of that it would be something I'd consider
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    Hey, Thank you for your response. As it stands neither mine or my wife's are on the skilled occupation list. I'm intrigued to know where to look for information regarding skilled jobs that are currently in demand. I often find a league table/ladder of sorts but I don't know if what I'm looking at is official. I agree that I need to take a career path that I will enjoy and that will benefit me and my family regardless of whether it gets us into Aus or not. Also, what kind of costs are we looking at for the application process if we go down the skilled visa route? With agency? Without agency? I hear it's an expensive process and I should probably start saving for it now. i wish I could shake the 24 year old me and say start getting your qualifications now you dope and you'll be back there before you're 30! - but I might not have met my wife and had my kids so I guess everything happens for a reason. I was so depressed about coming back to the UK that I blocked AUS out of my mind until now. I want this so badly. I look at my kids every day and I want it for them. My family moved out in 2003 and I've seen first hand what kind of a life my cousins have as a result.
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    Very strange feel to Australia Day this year as no Skyworks in Perth and so much dissension on whether it should be called "Invasion Day". However in our family we celebrate Australia Day proudly and loudly, and the pool will get a good workout this afternoon after a BBQ lunch. Happy Australia Day to you all!
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    I understand the 21st or may has a meaning. Pub holiday wise it would be a bummer. The weather is much nicer in Jan
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    I thought the RRV approval was instant. Or do you request an extension due to Covid19? The searching for Aussie uni's is a promising sign I reckon @pegg
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    Hope you had a good day. We're all for moving the day - my suggestion is 21st May as this is when Aboriginals were able to vote.
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    Ah bugger to hear your son is still dead against it @pegg. I hoped he would be swayed by now. how old is he now? i reckon you'll be alright with business class. I have done it twice and no issues. But you'l have to see what the world looks like by then.
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    My son flew this route in March 2019 London to Perth and was impressed with the level of comfort and the time the flight took start to finish. My son lives in Queensland and usually travels to UK from Brisbane, often travelling Singapore Air or Qantas. However this time he had to stay longer in London to bury his father, and was unable to get a flight to Brisbane when he tried to rebook, so opted for the London, Perth, Brisbane route. He said the whole journey was a lot easier, less stressful and felt shorter, even though he had 4 hours in Perth between flights. I was about to book a flight on this route when all the covid rubbish started too, as a few friends also who have travelled on this flight and recommend it. Not sure when it will be up and running again though.
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    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)
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    Lots of kids in Secret Harbour (my suburb) are at private schools. Are you looking at senior or primary? I'll give you a bit of info on the ones most of the kids go to. Feel free to ask for more! Frederick Irwin Anglican School (Meadow Springs) - kindy to Yr12, outstanding school - my 3 kids go there. Academic, musical, good drama Dept, fantastic academic results, awesome heads, strict but kids know the boundaries Kolbe Catholic (Rockingham) - Yr7-Yr12. kids feed in from surrounding catholic primaries like St Bernadette's in Port Kennedy, Star of the Sea on Rockingham etc - another outstanding school. I've heard nothing but good reports but priority given to Catholics, fantastic academic results Mandurah Catholic College MCC (Greenfields, Mandurah) Yr7-12, lots of kids go here from Yr7, big on sport and lots of ATAR options, Kids feed in from surrounding Catholic primaries, again priority given to Catholics Tranby College (Baldivis) - kindy to Yr12 - Excellent school, Apple school, fees are higher but includes all stationary etc. have friends kids here and are very happy Mandurah Baptist College (Lakelands) - good school, I've heard a few mixed reports of kids leaving but then heard not all happy where they moved to. Other friends have recently moved their kids there from Comet Bay Senior and they love MBC There's a new school opened in Baldivis, a catholic school which is going from kindy to eventually Yr12. Mother Teresa . Worth a look! Living Waters Lutheran College (Warnbro) kindy to Yr12 - smaller school, lots leave after primary, nephew goes there and is happy at the school, smaller, nurturing, Maybe good for some kids but limited when coming to take options in yr 10. Their primary in Halls Head has just been purchased by Frederick Irwin so they seem to be struggling South coast Baptist (Waikiki) - soccer Scholarships, friends kids there are Happy but that seems the main draw. There are direct Transperth school buses to Frederick Irwin from Secrets, and the kids can also get a bus to MCC, MBC and Kolbe. transperth buses are only $0.60 per journey for kids with a Smartrider. Tranby has a private bus from Secrets as does Peter Carnley. If it were my choice I'd be looking at Frederick Irwin, Kolbe and MCC first [emoji4] I hope that helps EDIT: just realised you may already be here so you'll have to let us know what you decided! Or give me a shout if you want to chat over coffee [emoji477]️ Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Most of the major players will be of a similar standard - Crown, PSS, John Mason, Britannia etc. Across, the 5 forums we operate, I'd say John Mason probably has the best reputation - hardly ever see any complaints about them. Whoever you go with, check who they're members of such as FIDI, BAR, AIM etc as these should provide some safeguards. Remember you don't have to choose the removals companies insurance, you can choose your own from companies such as Letton Percival. They will invariably be cheaper than the shipping companies insurance - as the margins are so small for shipping companies, insurance is one area where they can increase their profit margin.
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