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  1. Ate recently (for our Anniversary) at Prago in Floreat. Meal was excellent, it says Italian but is more Mediterranean/European. Fine dining portions and they offer paired wines. We had the 3 course set menu (with choices) for $68 each (although I paid $5 for the fish) and $24 (something) for the paired wine - I got a rose, chardonnay and dessert wine with the food i'd ordered. My daughter had given us a Restaurant choice gift card which was accepted here. Certainly worth a visit.
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    Places to Eat - Recommendations

    I like the older suburbs
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    Private Schools in Perth

    As Rossmoyne says there are lots of private schools in Perth but private doesn't always mean better from a results point of view. I would always suggest looking around the school and seeing if it will meet the needs of your child - I've known families start off in private and move to public and visa versa because their children weren't happy/thriving. Primary schools are really much of a muchness
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    Past sailing schedules

    Have you tried contacting the maritime museum? They may be able to point you in the right direction
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    Is now a Good time to move to Perth?

    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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    Young Family in UK

    What is is you do now Joe? Is that on any of the lists and something you could get more qualifications for?
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    Young Family in UK

    Hi and welcome to the forum, Having family here doesn't mean much these days i'm afraid, your first thing will be to see if your (or your wifes) occupations are on any on the skilled lists and if they are to see which body does the skills assessment. You will need a mixture of qualifications and experience (the assessing authority will set out what those are). Unfortunately, the lists change all the time and even things like nursing have been identified as 'under review' and potentially could come off the lists (unheard of a few years ago), so my advice would be if choosing a different career path, to choose something that you'd be happy doing even if you don't get to move to Australia.
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    Private Schools in Perth

    Where are they moving to - Perth Metro is a very big place?
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    Lol, I think that's the main reason why a lot of people don't want to consider changing the date
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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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    Teaching Registration WA

    Not sure .. but how about applying for jobs - have a look at jobs WA and in your cover letter say you require nomination.
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    Universities in Perth

    The universities are excellent in Perth and it does depend on what you want to do as to which one you end up going to. UWA is still considered the more elite (and harder to get into), not sure of it's placing now but was in the top 100 world universities. When my daughter went there you needed a minimum ATAR of 80 for any course and an ATAR of 99 for medicine. Curtin has an excellent reputation particularly for engineering (my daughters friend went there), Murdoch has an exceptional vet program (think the ATAR for that might also be in the 90's). There's also Edith Cowen and Notre Dame. One of the reasons my daughter chose UWA was that it offered European Languages I haven't heard that most students go interstate, some do, but I don't think it's the majority. My daughters friend did her BA at UWA, Masters in Canberra and Phd in Germany .. it sometimes depends where your course/qualification leads you. There is also a large proportion of international students come to WA universities
  13. Where do you live? Have a look on Football west's website. Most clubs will have armatures and socials. https://footballwest.com.au/club-finder/
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    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.
  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.
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    Parent Visas

    Sorry you find some of the responses negative. I is important I think to highlight the barriers that might be encountered.
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    Parent Visas

    The contributory parent visa is probably the quickest although still a few years to grant.
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    Parent Visas

    It's risky to come out on a tourist visa and then wait on a bridging visa - there will be restrictions to travel, restrictions accessing some things due to the temporary status and the biggy that when they were due to get the medical they may have conditions that makes the visa not be granted and they'd be sent back to a country they've not lived in nor have any residency status in.
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    Wanting to make new friends

    Our closest friends both in the UK and here in Aus were people we met through our children. You don't say how old your children are - getting talking in the playground, inviting children for a playdate and it progressing to mum and dad being invited. Joining clubs yourself or the kids being involved in them and you getting to meet other parents. My suburb has an i love Leeming page on FB - have a look if there's one for Canning Vale - may be worth putting a post out
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    Sounds like a nice idea, haven't done it ourselves - we hit the ground running - hubby started work after a week and and me after 4. One thing I would be cautious of is the job climate and it hasn't always been easy for some migrants to get work and not unheard of to be out of work for a few months when arriving. You may need your savings to 'get by' if you were unable to find a job right away. Due to COVID-19, a lot of jobs have been lost with businesses not being able to reopen and being hit by a recession. Might be worth doing the sums e.g. how much you'd need if you didn't have any wage coming in for 4-6 months. We did find that when we arrived we hemorrhaged money, whilst we brought over a full container of furniture there were still things we needed to buy.
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    Young Family, hoping to make the move

    We've been here since 2007 and the process was a lot easier then (I'm a nurse) as once the ANMAC had approved skills assessment they actually (at my request) sent all the documents to the nursing board or WA for registration (AHPRA came in a few years later). When we moved, there wasn't the process of applying for EOI. The whole process for us took 7 months from applying for skills assessment to getting the visa.
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    Young Family, hoping to make the move

    Good luck with the process - I found gathering the info for the skills assessment the most time consuming. What visa are you applying for? Covid, has like many places had an impact upon jobs, but hopefully things will pick up soon.
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    Young Family, hoping to make the move

    Your first step is to look at the jobs lists to see if your occupation is there.
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    Young Family, hoping to make the move

    Hi welcome to the forum - what are your occupations?
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    Anyone waiting to migrate?

    We have made the drive from Perth to Exmouth - did do a stop-over at kalbarri on the way there and back