Just want to introduce myself, my name is Nicola (34). Myself and my OH are hoping to emigrate next year with our young daughter. We were initially looking at Perth but feel that there are better job prospects for myself in SA.
I submitted my EOI today after receiving my positive skills assessment in the post.
Hope everyone is well.
Hello and welcome to the forum :)
When next year are you hoping to make the move?
I'm sure you'll find this and our sister forum a useful resource :)
Hi Nicola we are also hoping to do the move next year scary thought! But exciting! I'm Kerry and I'm also 34 doing the move with my husband and 3 children, we were debating weather to go for Perth or Adelaide but have gone for Adelaide ! We have just been accepted and now waiting for our medicals so visa nearly done! It's all beginning to feel a lot more real now, What do u do job wise?
Hi Nicola - we are looking to move this year but as I'm an Aussie it is a little easier. However, having said that if you own a house get it up for sale sooner than you think. The market in the UK is poor - well that is our experience. Some have sold quite quickly on here but I would say in general the housing market is ver slow in the UK.
Anyway, good luck enjoy the forum it has a wealth of knowledge and helpful people.
Welcome to the forum. A great and reliable site that can help ease your adventure.
Thanks for reply to my post. We are hoping to emigrate next August/September or so. We are getting married in June so sometime after that.
Originally Posted by scott&kerry
I am a secondary Maths teacher and there appears to be more jobs advertised in SA than WA. We are hoping to either get SS or get invited to apply for a visa through SkillSelect. Just a waiting game really.
What do you do yourself, where in Adelaide area are you looking to move to, we haven't really got that far!!
Thanks for your reply. I know what you mean about the UK housing market, it took 9 months to sell my partners house when he moved in with me earlier in the year. We haven't decided what we are going to do with my house yet....we may rent it out.
Originally Posted by Misplaced
Hope all is well. x
It's not often you see the places named in that sentence arranged in that order!
Originally Posted by obxer7
Hi there were looking into gong around the same kind of time as you prob around July August, I'm a hairdresser and oh a vehicle paint sprayer, we are slowly looking into areas but like u not really looked much,need to start now though! Quite like the sound of port norlunga but I suppose will have to c what jobs etc are around! It's hard to know, how old is your daughter? Keep in touch and hopefully be able to help each other out! Kerry x
Maybe this is a bit obsessive compulsive but I created a Google map, accessible only to people who had the URL. I researched rental costs & house prices by area, then put little yellow house icons on all the affordable (but not dodge-city) areas. Then I researched potential employers for me and my OH, put them on the map as blue (for boys) and pink (for girls) pushpins. In doing that, it gave a really clear visual on which affordable suburbs were nearest the most potential employers and, when I changed those to green colour, it helped me settle on the area from Henley Beach to Largs bay and over to Paradise, as a target. It was a bit of a labour of love but would definitely recommend it. Check out this screenshot and no laughing at my OCD please, lol!Map screengrab.jpg
Originally Posted by scott&kerry
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