:)Well after looking through so many (not going to call them negative posts), it prompted this.......learn by our mistakes they are everywhere on the forum, and iam NOT jumping on anyone.
EVERYONE has some hickups when they arrive from trying to get a job to not securing a rental untill the last day of there short term rental ending, at the time all very stressfull things, BUT these same things keep cropping up......you must be prepared for things to go wrong they do to everyone....!!!!
We have met (very happy and loving it new arrivals) who have really struggled with finding work, taken WEEKS (and it will) to secure a rental, even some who's kids have wandered the wrong line of the law (lots of stress) who have got on with it, iam not knocking the people who dont like it or are finding things hard . But it would make things easer if you were prepared, because the way things are done, its not the sh** ozzy system its just a different system, and we have to adapt. There are so many people who critisize(?) some of the methods here when its not the method its just different to what we have all known in the uk for most of our life's.
When you arrive you need to be 100% positive this alone will attract other positive people, who in turn help each other , contraversial statment .......the more negative you become the more negative people you attract.
Just because we in some way passed the TRA or other tests needed to get the visa by no means gets you a job....be aware of this, as Ian B said as far as some ozzies are concerned there are to many brits comming over who want to put the minimum of effort in at work and go sit down the beach......there is a good life to be had here by putting in lots of hard work and riding out some very hard times when you first arrive.......getting the shiney sticker, selling the house is a ride in the park compared to when you get here..........so be prepared.
Six months in and we love it here , and for the record its not all paradise, iam only on $22.50 an hour which just pays the bills, and working harder than i ever have...but its worth it........our mistakes..........should have do it years ago