suefrater

Emigrating in January

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    We are finally emigrating from the U.K to Perth at the end of January!! One way flights are booked!!!!:D

    My question is : Are there any institutes we should/could be informing now, or is it too early yet? I:E council etc

    We have a house built in WA already, so don't need ref for house rental, we are hopefully retiring so don't need work references, we already have an Oz bank account so don't need references for credit cards.

    I have heard about getting proof of no claims bonus for future car insurances, is this necessary? 

    What about getting medical/dental records? I did ring my doctors and they said they haven't heard of it before but can get me records for a price!!!!!

    I feel like I should be running around sorting things out but not sure if it's all too early.

    I have started to make a list of people I should inform of our change of address but feel like I should be putting something into action...but what???!!    :S  

    We have decided on a removal company, we had about 3 around to give us quotes and reviewed them all! you get so many good and bad reviews that we just stuck to the one that our gut told us!!! 

    Any advice on anything really!!! especially things to do in preparation, will be much appreciated. 

    Many thanks

    Sue

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    Unless you have a complicated medical history - don't bother.  if you have any medical issues and have seen a specialist - just ask for a copy of the letters.

     

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    Arrange for mail to be redirected. I would have it sent to a relatives and then sent in bulk to you. 

    Once in Oz apply for Medicare and tax file numbers. 

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    Hi Sue, that's exciting about your imminent move. We are heading out at the start of December and trying to decide what shipping company to go with. We've had several quotes and a few people out but still don't really have a gut feeling. Any tips on choosing? Think it's between Doree Bonner, Pickfords and Anglo Pacific.


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    Hi, we are also moving to Perth in January....hopefully somewhere close to Joondalup. 

    We're using a company called Relocately  who are based in Berlin.  We've opted with them, they seem to be very switched on and competitive on price as well as the insurance costs.  They also have excellent reviews.  Fingers crossed they deliver our stuff without a hitch.

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    12 hours ago, spangley said:

    Hi, we are also moving to Perth in January....hopefully somewhere close to Joondalup. 

    We're using a company called Relocately  who are based in Berlin.  We've opted with them, they seem to be very switched on and competitive on price as well as the insurance costs.  They also have excellent reviews.  Fingers crossed they deliver our stuff without a hitch.

    We live a few mins from Joondalup. It's perfrct for us. Close enough to the city, close to beaches, better affordable houses (than closer to the city, but more expensive than up north) and pretty much all the stores we need with Lakeside and whitfords shopping center. And easy to drive to the hills/swan valley.

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    On 07/10/2017 at 11:45, SpecialK said:

    Hi Sue, that's exciting about your imminent move. We are heading out at the start of December and trying to decide what shipping company to go with. We've had several quotes and a few people out but still don't really have a gut feeling. Any tips on choosing? Think it's between Doree Bonner, Pickfords and Anglo Pacific.


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    Hi Specialk. We also had a few shipping companies here to give us quotes. We are going with Pickfords mainly because they were the only ones we found that actually bring the container to the house and load it, where's the others load a lorry and take that to the container and transfer the contents. We feel the Pickfords way is the best because then it is only packed once, so cuts the chances of damage down to a minimum.  Our friends had Anglo Pacific and although they were fairly happy with them, A.P didn't tell them about some hidden costs i:e insurance extra's, and also there was some damage to a couple of pieces of furniture. But it's down to the team you get!! whatever one you choose isn't it!! Very good luck with your move. It's all so exciting isn't it! Where are you going? We are off to Amberton, Eglinton. which is north of Perth

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    Thanks for the extra info Sue. We have decided to use Doree Bonner. They have had good recent reviews from what I’ve read and seemed very thorough when they visited the house. They have also lowered their quote to match another one we had so that helps too! I fully expect there to be some hiccups but fingers crossed our container makes it to our door without too many issues. We are staying in Woodvale for the first month whilst we look at some suburbs and aim to get a longer term rental somewhere near a school we like for my daughter. Likely to be north but until we get over and see more we are not sure. We will be looking at schools as soon as we arrive closely followed by rentals, jobs and all the other essentials. It’s going to be a crazy time but I don’t mind a challenge! Good luck with your move, I hope it all goes well. Eglinton looks like a nice place to live but probably too far out for us as we’re likely to be working in CBD and don’t want to commute that far unless we really have to.


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    On 13/10/2017 at 21:40, SpecialK said:

    Thanks for the extra info Sue. We have decided to use Doree Bonner. They have had good recent reviews from what I’ve read and seemed very thorough when they visited the house. They have also lowered their quote to match another one we had so that helps too! I fully expect there to be some hiccups but fingers crossed our container makes it to our door without too many issues. We are staying in Woodvale for the first month whilst we look at some suburbs and aim to get a longer term rental somewhere near a school we like for my daughter. Likely to be north but until we get over and see more we are not sure. We will be looking at schools as soon as we arrive closely followed by rentals, jobs and all the other essentials. It’s going to be a crazy time but I don’t mind a challenge! Good luck with your move, I hope it all goes well. Eglinton looks like a nice place to live but probably too far out for us as we’re likely to be working in CBD and don’t want to commute that far unless we really have to.


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    HI SpecialK

    I honestly don't want to bring doubts into your decision but just be aware when they say they will lower their quote because some time back I read a review..and it was for White and Company, so different to who you are using, but in order to make their money up they used a share container instead of the quoted sole container and didn't tell the customer!!! So just make sure that you get the service they have quoted you for!! Like you say, i'm sure there will be hiccups, after all, a company is only as good as their workers!!

    Wow Woodvale!! that's a coincidence! our daughter lived there for a few years!! I think her address was The Crest?? it was a few years ago now so I can't remember exactly. That's weird isn't it. I do remember it being really nice there, the only thing was you definitely needed a car as there was only a few shops in a mall within walking distance, oh! and a library but it was definitely a lovey area to live. She moved to Burns Beach which is nearer the coast as she has 3 kids and she thought they'd love it there, which they do!! except every now and then the eldest one (11yrs) says " oh do we have to go to the beach again"!!! haha. Kids eh, they don't know when they've got it good!

    I can understand that you don't want to commute too far! who needs the hassle!  

    Very best of luck for your future in Oz, hope it all goes well for you and your family. Exciting times eh!!! 

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    On 07/10/2017 at 12:43, spangley said:

    Hi, we are also moving to Perth in January....hopefully somewhere close to Joondalup. 

    We're using a company called Relocately  who are based in Berlin.  We've opted with them, they seem to be very switched on and competitive on price as well as the insurance costs.  They also have excellent reviews.  Fingers crossed they deliver our stuff without a hitch.

    We will be in Amberton, Eglinton, which is near to the beach and not too far from Joondalup! probably about a 15 min drive! So best of both worlds...we hope!!

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    Woodvale is quite a good (and expensive) neighbourhood. If that becomes your standard, other suburbs might not appeal so much :)

     

    The schools over there are considered very good as well.

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