We've just received confirmation this week that our visa has been approved :).
My name is Dean and will be moving from Durham
to Adelaide with my fiance, Lesley , as soon as we get sorted, which will probably be quite a while yet.
We've been sponsored by the S.A. Government with my trade, a heating engineer, though I've been sponsored as a Mechanical and Air Conditioning Plumber. No such thing here in the UK but it's just the same (I hope!).
We were told our applications were shelved until the end of 2012 so it was completely out of the blue when our agent ( Jo Grist, highly recommended ) rang at 06:30 on Tuesday morning to tell us we'd been approved. So we're very excited and a little scared!
So really I just wanted to introduce ourselves to everyone in the hope that I'll be able pick your brains for help/advice on our big move, if you don't mind!
We've never been to Adelaide (never even been to Australia!) but we like the look of it, it seems to tick all the right boxes for us. But I've just booked flights to come over on the 19th of February. We're gonna spend three nights in Sydney and then head to Adelaide. If anyone could recommend some rental accommodation for a couple of weeks that would be great. I think we'd prefer to rent somewhere rather than stay in a hotel just to hopefully keep the cost down, I think we're gonna need every penny we can get for the move!
Also if there is any sort of get together going on in that time it would be great to meet some of you.
If anyone knows what the work situation will be like for me or even know of any companies who deal in my trade that would be great too. I tend to work on the commercial side of the industry, installing heating and air conditioning in schools, office blocks, hospitals, that kind of thing. I also install industrial pipework.
So, hello again!
Dean and Lesley