I've been reading quite a few of the posts on this site & have found it very informative so thought I'd give it a go myself. I backpacked round Aus back in '92 & knew I'd be back! In Dec06, me, my husband & 2 kids, 11 & 4, travelled up & down the Gold Coast & eventually stayed with friends in Melbourne. We're back again this Nov as our friends are getting married. The family fell in love with the place. My husband is a policeman of 17yrs here in the UK & because we all felt so strongly about Aus, he is in the application process for SAPOL and has his interview & physical at the end of May. We should hear beginning of June if he's offered a post. Luckily SAPOL is able to nominate skilled police officers for RSMS visas & through this scheme, nominees and their dependent family members are granted permanent residency status.
I've started looking at suburbs & schools & like good old Homer Simpson, the new stuff is pushing out the old stuff & things are getting merged into 1 ! We don't know what to prepare for until we get a nod from SAPOL. Anyone else been in a similar situation waiting on a job offer before you start anything ?!
If hubby gets a post, he'll start training in Taperoo then could be posted in the city & because we are beach fans were we're looking at North West or South West Adelaide. Any advice on suburbs in these areas would be a bonus.
I work for HM Revenue & Customs here in the UK & my job is basically admin based & I haven't a clue as to an equivalent option for me in Aus. Any suggestions ?
Well, I've waffled on enough & I'm sorry to bore you all. All advice is gratefully received !! :lol: