My Wife and I have long been talking about a move abroad -Australia is country we want to move to and Adelaide is the area we have identified.
But we are at such an early stage in the process that we don’tknow where to begin, who to contact what order to do things in.
Is there a complete and current idiots guide to 'making the move'?
A bit of background information (if it helps):
I am 37yo male and my wife is 32yo. We have two young children (a 2yo boy and a 5yo girl)
My wife is a fully trained nurse that has been nursing since she started her nursing degree at 18 years old.
She is currently a specialist Diabetes nurse and her main role is an educator.
I am a Support and hotel services manager for a large private hospital home. In charge of all aspects of operational and manmanagement in the following areas of the business:
•Health and safety training
And I recently passed all my Nebosh qualifications in
•Management of health and safety
•Health and safety practical application
•Controlling workplace hazards
•Full Nebosh certificate in occupational Health and safety
In the UK this is the relevant qualification for H&S based employment.
I get the impression that my wife is likely to find work quite easily in any location, but some people have said that my qualifications might be more applicable in Western Australia where there is mining and other industrial business???
The reason we have identified Adelaide is because we are after the following from a location:
•Close to the sea (currently we can see the sea from our lounge and we walk along the promenade and use the beach a lot)
•As above - but with relatively cheap property rental costs (I hear Perth is much more expensive)?
•Close enough to a city that we can work and visit but we don’t want to live in the city
•Good local Amenities , schools, developed neighbourhood’s and things to do of an evening and a weekend.
We will be renting out our property in the UK and can maybe get together $15.000- $17.000 to see us through the whole process to the pointwhere we are hopefully in rented property and can start earning a wage - will this be enough do you think?