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  1. Rossmoyne

    Has anyone applied for citizenship lately?

    This is about the same timeline for a family friend too. Not long now Bristle!
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    Visa system a joke

    This is so fraught with legal issues. Jase I seriously think you need to consult a Migration Agent about this. Long story short, my son is an Australian Citizen and his partner is a dual Brit/NZ citizen. They have had so many issues trying to lodge an application for her Australian PR...... until we talked to a Migration Agent. Camilla at New Life Down Under, a member on this forum, was very helpful with advice and things are now underway. May I suggest that you PM Camilla through this forum, as she is so very well informed and I am sure will be able to give you good advice. Of course you will have to pay for that advice, but believe me, that is priceless!!
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    Where to live?

    The only advice I can give is that perhaps you need to drive around all suburbs that surround Henderson and see what feels right for you, and then look into schools. There is a lot of new development in the Beelair, Cockburn areas that might be worth checking out.
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    Casual/part time jobs available

    All Backpacker Hostels have message boards which often contain ads for jobs too. Have you looked at our sister site www.pomsinoz.com.au? There is a good forum on there just dedicated to Working Holiday Visa holders and there are often job ads listed on there too.
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    Moving from SA to WA

    Warnbro says it all in his reply above. There are some good schools in those areas too, both state schools and private schools. Let us know if we can help further.
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    Hi! Any primary school teachers?

    As stated above, the main issue will be if your teaching qualifications are acceptable to Australian registration boards. To teach in Australia you must have 4 years of university education. A 4 year BEd or a 3 year degree topped by a PGCE. 3 year BEd is not accepted. The Teacher Registration Board of WA have a very informative website, so it might be worth having a look first of all. http://www.trb.wa.gov.au At the moment there is an oversupply of primary teachers in WA and permanent positions are hard to obtain.
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    I have friends who moved from Perth to Eaton, which is a few km north of Bunbury, but really part of the surrounding suburbs of the city, and they love it there. I don't know Bunbury too well so can't offer any more suggestions.....
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    Perfectly normal to feel terrified. You would be abnormal if you weren't as it is a very large step to take in life. Practice the deep breathing and take one step at a time and you will be fine. As far as school is concerned, you have to have proof that you live within the school catchment area before your children can be enrolled. This can be a letter from an Estate Agent stating that you will be renting a property from them and providing the address; it can be a utility bill in your name showing the address of the property; and if you are purchasing a property, it can be a copy of the accepted Offer to Purchase, or a copy of the Settlement Statement. In all instances you would have to show the original documents and the school will take copies for their records. The last day of term for 2018 in WA for state schools is 13 December 2018, so once you have arranged a rental or purchase, I would advise contacting the school straight away. Do you have any idea of where you will be living?
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    Car Import

    Totally agree with this advice.
  10. So much to take away from this thread. I personally do not post doom and gloom, but try to be as realistic as I can be in what I post, especially as we have had some posters here who seem to think the roads are still paved in gold in WA! I have lived here for 27 years and have seen the financial depressions and up times too. Yes the recent mining boom has been and gone, and along with it lots of jobs with big salaries in many areas. I agree that a lot of people during this time perhaps didn't use their money as wisely as they could, and spent it on experiences - but how you spend your money is up to you and no one else, and experiences are life expanding. At grass roots levels in WA, there are jobs. Many jobs are part-time and many are casual, but the jobs are there. Most of these jobs are not advertised online or with agencies, but are word of mouth or just posters in windows of cafes etc. Basically you just need to be prepared to do anything and work for any hours, to just earn money to keep you solvent. Offering to do unpaid "work experience" in a place you would like to work is a good move too. Please do not interpret my post as negative.. I am just trying to help as this is how I made my way. I share my advice and views with everyone and hope it will help. Been there as a single parent, and done that!!
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    Construction industry

    Warnbro gives good advice, so please listen to him. However it is still only early days in the economic recovery of WA. There are so many well qualified people out of work, although the situation is very slowly improving, and as Warnbro says, once experienced workers slowly move back to FIFO, that will leave job vacancies in Perth. For some reason though, Australian employers often seem to shun new migrants when looking for new employees, and say they need Australian experience, and I just don't get that view. I am retired now, but some of the best people I ever employed, were migrants with little or no Australian experience. So the bottom line is, that you need to be prepared to accept any job, however menial, and even put yourself out there to do "work experience". In Australia, "work experience", is basically working for free, it is not a title on your resume. But performing work experience for an employer can in many cases gain you employment. It certainly worked for me 27 years ago when we arrived here, and it is advice I constantly give -as @Jen78 will confirm.
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    Child wanting to go to University in England

    I agree with the above comments. Perhaps consider the universities you are considering and ask about their enrolment requirements. I understood their was a residential requirement in the years immediately prior to enrolment. However things change all the time, and it would be interesting to know the outcome of your research.
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    SAF just waiting Royal Assent

    Great advice Camilla.... thanks as always.... Rossy
  14. All are highly sought after High Schools and you have to live in the catchment area for your child to attend. https://www.det.wa.edu.au/schoolsonline/home.do This is the link for the Department of Education's school information page. I suggest you have a look at this to help you.
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    Scarborough face lift

    So far from me and always been too yuppy an area for me to even want to visit, but I have heard that it is good. Dont plan on checking it out though.