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  1. hey all , i was just having a think regarding work in Oz .... And when we where there you where in a bit of a recession , So my wife worked as a nurse. Anyhow just thinking as i run my own building company here in UK ( my trade is bricklayer ) ..... i could perhaps look at working and she maybe work part time ? But my question is regarding qualifications to work ? Do i still need a "white card" ....... And if so how do i obtain one ? can i get over here before coming over ? Just a thought i was mulling over ...... Cheers guys
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    Bricklayer - White Card?

    Many thanks ..... Will look into it
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    Places to Eat - Recommendations

    well floreat will always hold a special memory for us . ..... infant it was first place we "ate out" - V-burger !! And thats when we experienced Ozzys having red wine out of the fridge!!! Lol
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    Places to Eat - Recommendations

    Aww Floreat was one of our fave places ! the area and some of the house's ..... wow ! really enjoyed the place .......... Anyhow glad you had a nice meal
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    Manchester to Perth flights

    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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    ocean reef development

    Hey , i see from over here in Blighty that the ocean reef development is getting the go ahead next year ! the plans looked really impressive when we where there last. Exciting times i guess
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    Young Family in UK

    This time of year and whats going on dosent help @Joe Milo ..... its certainly winters when i really miss that Aussy sun
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    Is now a Good time to move to Perth?

    any days a good day to move to Oz
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    Young Family in UK

    any more ideas @Joe Milo ? like i said i can remember when hairdressers where so sought of , Anyhow hope all goes well
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    Young Family in UK

    i think you need to train for jobs that OZ needs ! crikey it was hairdresers and barbours a few years ago
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    Young Family in UK

    same as us Nurse and Bricklayer ...... But alot of really helpful folk on here , and if you do not want to ask on forum - simply send a direct message . But as @verystormy said , sometimes moving to the other side of the world may not be the answer ? for example if youre in the midlands - try the coast , Cornwall etc ..... slower pace of life . but yep genuinely all the best to you guys
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    Young Family in UK

    ah i see , Damn shame that .... does your family have no ideas ? seems your'e keen so wheres theres a will theres a way ! good luck
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    Young Family in UK

    Can you not go on a working visa ? aren't these available to get if your'e under 30 ? always thought 30 was the cut off ? Then try and get sponsorship whilst out there ??? I imagine that its pretty hard at the moment anyway ( trying to get a flights hard enough lol ) Good luck ............. Oh and as for Aussie TV it aint that much better lol !
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    Merry Christmas

    The RRV was all abit vague ..... however they said only apply when you know you are ready ??? but yep i think due to covid , But yes ill keep chipping away at him
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    Merry Christmas

    @FOL our big mare at the moment is this RRV and process times ? really need to look into it as weve got no chance of getting there before visa ends . ........ Yes our SON!!!! hes 16 doing his A levels , however he was looking at Aussie universities so well see
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    Happy Australia Day !
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    Wow, Perth-London direct come Mar '18!

    great , thanks @Rossmoyne
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    Wow, Perth-London direct come Mar '18!

    Just bumping this thread with a question - Has anyone tried this direct flight ? As i was just looking at prices for November .... 3 adults 1 child - economy £2,538. , business £15,000 and first class £20,400 ! Just thinking due to recent shenanigans a direct flight might be so much more simple .... Just mulling things over thats all , So if anyone knows of anyone ..... share there thoughts plz
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    Merry Christmas

    Crikey @FOL sorry to here about your Mum, And with all this going on jeez ! But now youre telling me you have a dirtbike too !! Our friends of friends nr Bunbury have alot of farm land and we did alot of biking ...... never rode a dirtbike on sand before ! And man - so different terrain . We had a bit of a heat wave here - So got a chance to swim right out in the Cornish sea......... trouble is our ocean is sooo cold ! As for coming over , our son is still dead against it ..... and is half way through A levels - But i dont know how they will do , as his Gcses where graded by teachers and marked down . Couldnt sit exams over here due to all this illness millarky ! So hope A levels it will get back to normal ............ But again i feel we will never see normal again , and thats a different chat lol ! So, yep ideally it would be great to return this year . I was even looking at 1st class for all of us with Emirates - As 1st class travel had far less restrictions .... But well see . And yep another lil one certainly takes up the free time .
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    Merry Christmas

    Happy new year to you @FOL ...well the forum is very quiet lol ! So we are still in Blighty. Still mega mega busy with work . never known anything like it - bizarre .... But cant grumble. Our visa runs out end of Feb - But because flights are a complete nightmare , we have been told to find suitable date for flight and look at RRV ? ..... But only when we have flight sorted ( if that makes sense . I must say, i follow a few guys like Soul surf in scarbs ...... and the summer markets on instagram , and it is really uplifting just looking at the photos on there , blue skys , blue sea and that big yellow Sun ! Yup , where ok - when we do make it back out weve decided this time to keep place in UK and rent in Oz this time round . Hope you are well @FOL and still getting time for the sea
  21. Hey guys , before i am hung and drawn etc etc ....... please can i have some valid advice - please ! So Unfortunatley , our year in Western Australia had to come to an end - Mainly due to our son becoming very sick indeed ( wifes a paeds nurse so yes we know sick ) , We had to return to the UK! money was tight so we booked one way tickets planning to return in 2 months . However we still had a couple of loans to pay in Oz and mobiles etc etc...... So we set up a standing order to transfer to our nab account. So, alot of emotions - our son does not want to return ! its becoming a nightmare ..... all the money and time we invested getting to OZ ! We then had a major blow - my wifes father was diagnosed with a stage 4 brain tumor - which is as bad as it gets , terminal with 2 years hopefully left to live....... as a family we are strugling. However back to our next problem - i dont know what happend if it was our bank , or my wife made an error ..... But the standing order must have been cancelled ....... we only found out when we randomly logging into our nab account . So next thing we tried to find paperwork and details of loans etc and spent many a night trying to sort - To find as it was 3 months the debts had been sold on! We are now struggling to speak to companies that hold our debts , We are actively wanting to pay this money - but cannot not get anywhere ..... Very difficult to do whilst being in UK. One company actually said forget it - its to much hassal ? But we WANT/ NEED to pay our loans off ! So, ive email / rang debt advise companies in OZ but im not getting anywhere ...... Im thinking i may need to book a flight - just to sort this mess out ! So this is it guys , i know its our fault - and i ma being open to you guys if you have any advise . But at the time with our son being so desperatly ill and then my wifes father is dying - it just took our minds off the ball ! And jeez im so angry at myself ! Any practical advise please ! my biggest fear is they make us bankrupt - and i would hate that , as may effect future jobs , house , etc etc . Im a hard guy .... i can take it ..... Advice please !
  22. Hey all , just been hearing some really negative reports over here about a "cashless welfare card" thats been introduced over there ? I was just wondering is this for your centre link payments now ? As when we where permanent residents we got a bank transfer every 2 weeks ? Just wondering if this is still the same ? just interested ...... thats all
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    what to do ?

    Hey guys , So really struggling on what and when to do it !!! We where thinking of heading back to WA around feb 2019 , however at the moment we are trying to keep it all together as father in law has a stage 4 brain tumour and only weeks to live , sadly ! So, feb maybe difficult . However we need advice regarding our son , He was the main reason we had to return to the UK as he was so unhappy . Sadly we are now the ones that are unhappy here in the UK , but hes settled back in and xbox has once again taken up most of his time. He is at high school and will be sitting gcse's 2020 . So we are now thinking - when do we make the move ? He does not want to go back - we even did say how about he studies his A levels etc in Oz ? Its so hard as my wife has a job waiting back in joondalup , we know the areas we like .......... I just feel we shouldnt have given in and made him stay in the first place . Not sure what im asking ? i just wonder if anyone has been in the same situation as us ? We love the UK and OZ ..... but the pull of the ocean and sun is really really hitting hard . Me ,the wife and little girl would be over next year asap ..... but we just cannot bare our 14 yr old son to be so lonely and unhappy again. Just putting it out there guys ..... i know the forum dosent seem to get the responses it used to , but any advice would be great !
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    RRV Covid

    We rang immigration office , you have to call Easton Australia so time different to Western Australia. But we where told if you apply before visa runs out - they may only grant you a short time after to travel, So with all thats going on in the world to fill in forms and pay once YOU know when you can travel . Hope this makes sense, but give em a bell for more advice