Sent our papers of to S.A gov applying for sponsorship on a 176 visa 4 weeks ago, patiently waiting for there reply so we can then apply for visas.
Thats not why I'm writing this thread, a couple of friends of ours went out to Perth just after xmas, and they are on there way back, reason being they say it is far too expensive to live, he is a builder and is finding it hard to earn a decent wage, there is lots of work out there but no body wants to pay, also housing in extortionate, says some Aussies are living in there cars as they cannot afford to rent or buy houses, upset by this they took a trip to Adelaide with a view to relocating there, only to find out it is much the same.
We can't believe this is true as we have friends in Adelaide, although our friends say it is hard work for 18 months, once you get your self established life is great and they will not be returning to the U.K. we think the guys in Perth should give it time but they insist they come back before they waste any more money.
Has any body else heard of similar stories, this has really put my wife [Sue ] off the move.
Dave n Sue