We are moving to Adelaide in October and are hoping to settle in Grange area. Would love to hear from anyone who has recently settled in South Australia or is about to. Any advice/tips re location, schools etc would be greately appreciated. My name is Julie (39)Hubby John (41) is a plasterer and daughter Grace (10)
Good luck with the move!!! Hope all goes smoothly.
We are flying out on Sept 14th. My partner is a plasterer too. Has your hubby got worked lined up?
Hi Julie John and Grace,
welcome to the site and good luck with the move over in October!! Bet your all excited.
Hope all goes well for you.
My hubbies a builder , were going for the 136 visa , Brickie by trade.
We've got 3 kids and 2 of them are 10 !!
Have you been to Adelaide before? I was wondering why youve chosen Grange, ive looked on the property sites at grange , infact we had it on google last night.
Its on our" to visit list" along with many other suburbs!
God knows how we are going to fit it all in .
We think we want to settle in the North East of Adelaide, but obviously havn't a clue where we will end up , hopefully after the recci we may have some idea, but that may confuse us even more!!
Has John got a job to go to?
Is that why youve chosen the west? Or have i got the totally wrong area??
hello julie and family - and welcome!!
sorry no advice on areas - we are not out yet .. hopefully by april next year!!
just wanted to wish you luck and a smoothe ride over :)
Welcome to the site!
I think the main thing to do when it comes to finding somewhere to live is to find somewhere pretty central for the first month and drive round to see which areas you like, whether it be north or south.
Re: Hi Everyone
Welcome to the forum.
We arrive in Adelaide on the 30th August.
We don't know where we want to settle yet but are drawn to the south.
Good luck with your move.
Hi Julie and welcome to PIA :D
Can't offer much advice on Grange I'm afraid as not been there apart from driving through :D When you get here and have a good drive around as often what looks good online may not appeal once you arrive. We ruled out nearly all of our list we had picked from the UK and now live somewhere we had not considered :o
Have a look round the schools too - you will get a vibe as to if it is good or not. One persons view of good may not be the same as someone else's.
Hiya Julie and welcome to PIA.
Grange has some really nice houses and areas.
I have driven through it a fair bit but have no first hand info on it.
Hi Guys and welcome to PIA.
Sorry, I don't know this area so can't give you any info but I'm sure someone else on here will know it very well!
Hi Danielle, thanks for your reply. No John hasn't got any work lined up and to be honest doesn't expect to have anything sorted out before we arrive. Has your husband got a job lined up?
Originally Posted by the_harpers
We have recently been talking to some friends who moved to Brisbane earlier this year about the licensing and registration that tradespeople need to work in Australia. I am currently checking this out to see if we can arrange this before we arrive. If you haven't already looked all the info you need is at www.ocba.sa.gov.au
Are you going to Adelaide? We have just booked our flights for 12th October.
Hi Bev, thanks for your reply.
Originally Posted by ralph n bev
We have been to Adelaide before, just over two years ago we spent three weeks there. We travelled around and tried to see as much as possible but obviously it's very difficult to see everything! We liked Grange and I have checked out Grange Primary on the internet and it looks very nice. We want to live by the beach but also be close to the city centre which is why we have chosen the west.
John hasn't got a job lined up and to be honest we don't expect him to have one before we arrive. We have booked our flights for the 12th October so not long to go!! We are going to rent for at least a year when we get there to make sure we are in the right place.
Are you planning a holiday once you have your visas?
Best of luck, and I hope you hear about you medicals and police checks soon!
Hi Paula, good luck I hope your move goes smoothly. Have you been to Adelaide before? We are arriving on the 16th October!!
Originally Posted by Paula&Adrian
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