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Hi Everyone,

Me and the family have just returned from a 3 week holiday to Perth, and have been thinking of nothing else but moving there to raise our two year old Daughter Orla.  We were there for a good friends wedding, who lives in North Beach,  and could not believe her quality of life and how beautiful the area and climate both are for raising a family. 

I work as a Recruitment Consultant in Manchester, and my wife is a Sales Manager for a fast moving consumer goods company.  I am 42 and my wife is 37, we have just started to look at the Visa options and it seems to be a bit of a minefield.  I just wondered if anyone could give me some advice as to where to start, and are we kidding ourselves.....given that our occupations are not necessarily in demand in WA at the moment?!  

An old friend of mine who lives in Sydney told me that he moved his family out there 2 years ago after being granted a perm residency visa, and then just got jobs on arrival.  Seems it was quite easy for him.  

Any advice would be most welcome.  

Many thanks

Chris, Lauren & Orla


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I would suggest getting out of holiday mode before you make your decision, I was the same when I came back. WA currently has huge unemployment, the cost of living is high aswell. Not sure about your job situation for demand but the vast majority of WA is struggling if you read previous posts about making the move.

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I can't imagine an experienced salea manager having trouble finding work. As a marketing freelancer I am flat out and refusing work.

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