I have just received a positive skills assessment from VETASSESS and have sent off my state sponsorship. I am hoping to emigrate by the end of the year, and have been advised I would earn somewhere in the region of $70-$80k and my car will be included. I have a 2 year old boy and a 6 month old girl and my wife would like to stay at home with them initially.
Would I be correct in saying that we would qualify for family assistance immediately upon moving to adelaide (we are applying for a permanent visa)? Also, I have checked out the groceries etc online and they do seem more expensive, although not as much as I had dreaded! If I were to pay rent somewhere in the region of $400 per week, what could I expect my additional bills to be, and would my wage be sufficient to support us?
We would have a reasonable amount of capital, but I'd like to keep as much in £'s as possible until the exchange rate looks more favourable, and then use it towards a house. Is my plan realistic, or would my wage just not be enough for what I am hoping to do?
Any help or advice would be hugely appreciated!