Hi all, I applied early for my On Arrival Accomodation (arrive Dec) hoping to secure a place as money will be tight, but today have received the following email -
On Arrival Public Accommodation
For sometime Immigration SA has facilitated the On Arrival Public Accommodation Service in conjunction with Housing SA. Immigration SA prides itself on the support and assistance this Service has provided to new migrants over the years. Because of this, Immigration SA is proud to announce a new On Arrival Accommodation Service which will be launched and rolled out over the coming months.
Immigration SA is now in the process of implementing a Preferred Private Housing Panel which will consist of a number of professional and reputable private housing suppliers who will be appointed to assist and place new migrants such as yourself in private housing. The Panel of suppliers, having a knowledge of the obstacles facing new migrants in obtaining housing, will be able to assist and cater for your specific housing needs in South Australia. For more details of this new service, we suggest that you continue to monitor Immigration SA's website in the coming weeks.
We regret to advise you that On Arrival Public Accommodation Service is no longer available for newly arriving migrants. The termination of this Service is effective as of 1 July 2010 and accordingly we advise that we will not be able to provide you public accommodation for your arrival.
For the time being, Immigration SA understands that it is difficult for new migrants, finding private accommodation from overseas. Therefore many new migrants stay at short term private accommodation such as hotel, and hostel for short while and organise for their long term accommodation. We have attached the Short Term Accommodation Options Fact Sheet to assist you to source short term accommodation for your arrival. This Fact Sheet details the range and cost of accommodation available in Adelaide. You can book accommodation direct and the following links may be of assistance to you:
(then there is a list of temporary accommodation)
Just when I'm trying to get my head around everything it's all changing! Now to me I think the above email reads as if they are trying to sort out suitable rentals for migrants before they arrive, but to be honest I'm not sure what it really means?! Any help with translating the jargon, or even better any suggestions for temporary accomodation which wont bankrupt me would be appreciated