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Thanks for the info, sorry to be a pain with loads of questions but I see you work at Flinders hospital, I'm a RGN and I've read really good stuff about this hospital, do you know if they recruit from UK or do they prefer you to be in Adelaide already? I've got an interview with a private hospital next month!! Can i ask which area you moved to first and where you have bought a house now? It's so hard to choose where to start!! It's really nice to hear you wouldn't change anything, I'm getting a little bit scared as its all becoming very real!
I dont know where you are heading for but we have used Century 21 and Southgates for our long and short term rentals, both have been fantastic.
I know some one put you can find long term rentals quickly here which you can but as you are shipping your furniture over you will need to stay fully furnished.
Our shipping was delayed by 2-3 weeks so we had to extend our stay in Aldinga ,which century 21 where very helpful with and let us use their office address for our post.
As for your sums they seem pretty much on the mark.
Good luck with your move.
my wife and myself moved over here 6 years ago, when we moved over our house sale fell through just before we moved out, which meant that we had to rent for nearly 12 months, it turned out to be a good thing as we then spent time to research the area we wanted to live and now live in a beautiful part of SA, Maslin beach, of which part of the beach is for naturists, not us by the way, but has the best beach in Australia... my point is that many who move over here buy within weeks of coming over and have not really had chance to get to know the good and bad areas, it is a great place to live and you will realise the benefits in due course, but give yourself time, its a learning experience, lots of us worried about money, jobs, missing family, but if you take time everything falls into place.
keep in touch with people on the sites, take advantage of the meet and greet services, go to the new migration meetings, join some of the local clubs, surf life saving is a good one as a lot of poms seem to have joined them. Don't be shy, get out and meet people and you will get a lot of help and support, and good luck you're gonna have a great time, its just spring here and the weather is getting hotter. Its great
Thank you so much for your post,everyone is so helpfull! We are not planning to buy anything for at least a year, were thinking of getting our first short term rental in Port Noarlunga, just need to figure out if I want to commute 40min to potential work place. Difficult to assess as I dont know what the trafic is like. We will defo take all the advice :)
That sounds LOVELY!! We are thinking of getting a short term rental in Port Noarlunga as it looks stunning seems to have everything and schools look good, but I'm a bit concerned about the commute time to Burnside (that is if i get a job) it says 40 min on the route planner, is this realistic? I havn't got a clue what the traffic is like! Looks like all the publig hospitals only give temporary contracts, no harm in sending my C.V I suppose.
It's so nice to read all these lovely, helpful posts from people all in the same boat - who don't even know each other - but all just trying to help their fellow Poms-new-to-Oz. Truly, PomsInAdelaide - as well as PomsInOz - are such great forums, and I just want to say a big THANK YOU to each and every one of you for being the people you are. We're all in it together, and even though most of our paths will never meet, we're all the same for all that, for all that...
I'll always be grateful for the day I found you ...
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