been browsing for a few days, thought I'd actually stop by and say hello. Hello! :)
I've just (about 90mins ago actually) been offered a job in Adelaide, not something I've really looked for tbh, one of those out of the blue surprises. Written confirmation of offer, subject to visa, due tomorrow.
OH has always wanted to make the move, but It's something that has seemed out of reach due to various financial doodoo and family circumstances that I won't bore you with lol.
It'd be a sponsored 457 initially, with myself as the primary applicant, and OH as a secondary finding work once we arrived.
Question is, and it's not clear from the hours of reading I've put in on the immi.gov.au site, is there a clear path for converting the 457 to permanent residency once we're there? (and has anyone been thru it that can offer any insight?)
It's all a bit quick, the company I'd be working for has just had another 457 applicant approved in 6 weeks(!), which with my notice period, could mean we'd be arriving as soon as June... (help?)
On the plus side, we've nothing to sell over here bar the Car (10yr v6 (*sob*) xtype owned for 8mo (fsh, 1 prev owner, 134k, £1500 anyone? :) )), but we've also no great depth of reserves to plumb for shipping furniture, etc.. either.
The company itself is based in Kidman Park, so any first hand experiences of living in/around the west side of Flinders Park/Findon/Kidman Park? (I figured to start, cheap and cheerful on the housing, walking distance to work, giving us a chance to find a car by summer that we can both afford and like, or is that a bad plan?)
For those who remember the soggy uk summer, when you compare what you have in Adelaide atm, is it a dry heat or a muggy one?
Question from OH, What's the culture when it comes to washing machines, are they a luxury or normal to have? (ours is on it's last legs so every ft of container space spared ... )
And I've probably rambled enough for one day, so I'll leave you to catch your breath and look forward to reading your replies,