We are hoping to rent a furnished apartment in Norwood (3 km from the City) for 12 months while we decide on our future in Adelaide and because the housing market is so flat here in the UK at the moment. We have decided to rent out our house because of the way the market is at the moment. Last year whilst in Adelaide we got chatting to some locals and they said that Norwood, Mile End were ok. Glenelg is beautiful & on the coast but can be pricey. The South Australia Government organise a meet & greet service and can organise accommodation to suit your needs and price range. You can stay in the accommodation for 3 months and they also organise social events etc. The SA website is www.immigration.sa.gov.au/site/index.php if you scroll right down to the bottom, you will find the sitemap, click on this link and then scroll down the page to Services and you will find all the things they offer that we have mentioned above.
Have you been to the Expo-Australia at the Royal Armouries in Leeds?
We went earliar this year & found it very useful. The SA stand and the talk they did was very informative. There is also a Pensions stand, Yorkshire Bank/National Australia Bank & Careers stand. There is another Expo at the RA, Leeds on Sat 18/10/08 & Sun 19/10/08. You only need to attend on one of the days. It was £12 pre book or £15 on the door on the day. The website is www.expo-australia.com
Have you checked out www.adelaidebound.com they have live webcams & lots of information etc.
Hope this helps you with your move to Australia. (Sorry for the slow reply but we have been busy decorating the house and computer has been out of action). Everything is looking good for us for the big move in September 08.
Marching on together to Wembley next Sunday.:)
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Darren & Fiona