we came over in May, 2010. Although I like Adelaide and Australia, it has been the most stressful time of our entire lives. In our experience jobs seem to be mainly casual (researched q a lot and had english friend that moved to Perth 2 yrs prior to us, so she was filling us in too).
Unfortunately, the move seems to have put a massive strain on us, and am not entirely sure how it will all pan out.
I thought living UK was stressful. To cut a long story short, that was nothing compared to how things are right now.
Nice climate and outdoors way of life will be hard to give up, but I do miss proximity of family etc etc,,,
Have met few really nice friends, so have been v lucky...
I do think the tv programmes in the UK, asking for people to move to Oz, make everything look so easy n hassle free, but there is so much pressure, esp. if u r in casual work with a family to support.
We have lost a wonderful relative early on, put lots on our card to cover flights to Uk to visit them, so financially strained as well as emotionally.
Hopefully most peoples stories are a bit more positive!!!
I also gave up a fantastic and perm. job in UK. I knew grass wouldn't necessarily be any greener!!, it would just be different colour!!! I was 45% in favour of move, hubby 55%.
Pls pls guys think as carefully as u can. We thought we had. and enjoy experiences!!!