Our situation is that we were all set to apply to go to Adelaide. Then we had an email from a friend of a friend about a company recruiting in Perth so we travelled four hours in the car so that my husband could attend a job interview in Nov 2011. The interview went well. The problem is we have heard nothing and it now feels like this potential job offer is never going to happen.
Here is our dilemma. We have had the email regarding the extension to the SA state sponsorship validity period which means that SA is still possible. With Adelaide there is no jobs to go to, massive relocation expenses and we don't know anyone. Also, my husband would have to apply for his A-class licence which will probably delay him being able to get a job straight away. With Perth the "potential" job offer will come with all relocation expenses paid and we would know "friends of friends" who already live there. However, Perth doesn't appeal to me as much as Adelaide does for reasons of remoteness, house prices etc. Of course having never been to either place this is all based on perception and not on any real first hand experience.
Just looking for any advice that you can give as we are in limbo just now!