We need help
Myself Gem's and baby lex are hopeing to move to adelaide as soon as possible we have been going thru the migration process for just over 12 months and have hit a brick wall while our skills assesment was ok we were 1/2 a point short for 176 visa so we have to have a 475 visa instead. The problem is the imergration services want infomation on which suberbs we would like to reside. Now we have read lots of books on verious places but thay seem to be full of lots of infomation and on how every place is the best to live.
Can anyone please give us some plain speaking info on suberbs that would suit a young and growing family on a resonable budget.:)
Well we have done the same and it can get mind blowing. Depends whether you want to be up in the hills are near the coast. We personally are aiming for Aldinga Beach. Mainly because we have word on alot of building going on. Plus it's not too comercialised but a very up and coming place to be. We like this as we want to be somewhere we can grow with as apposoed to having it all there already. I have a good guide book with all Areas of Adelaide by Margaret-Ann Williams. ISBN number 978-0-9775934-0-08. It covers the suburbs, houses, streets, developments taking place, employment, schools and places of interest. Not much on internet about Aldinga but for some reason we are drawn there. We are going to rent so at the end of the day it gives you a chance to look around and if the chosen area not for you, you can move as you won't have commited buying a property. We can't afford to do a reccie. My Godmother lives in Elizabeth. She has never had any problems but is not the nicest place to be but her son lives in Gawler. Very traditional Australian village. Again it depends what you are looking for as a family. Personally I'd like to be near Barossa Valley mmmmm wine lots of it!!! LOL! My other half loves the sea and so does my daughter. It's just me that's an alcoholic!!
Hi ellie and Max.
noticed you got married in july,sorry to sound rude but was this to fit criteria to get to oz.We have got friends saying it would make our move easier as my partner and i are not married.Any info would be cool,cheers.
Originally Posted by kerryngamba
No we had planned a while ago. I have heard the same that it does make it easier but I'm not sure if it is actually true. I'm sure there are many on the forum that are not married. It may be worth starting a new thread and ask the question. I'm sure there will be someone that has had to look into this further. Good question though! I had a DVD from Emigration TV and there was a couple on there that were getting married as thay said if you are not I think you have to prove you have been in a relationship for so many years etc and provide dates and times, photo's ect. I'm not 100% sure though.
It shouldnt matter if you are or not married, as long as you can proove you are in a relationship.
With regards to agent asking where you ae going to live, are they asking for suburb or state? I cant see they should really need that info.....how can you possibly tell them that if you dont know yourself? If I was you I would go to anothe agent and have one of those free chats they give out before signing you up.
We didn't have to tell our agent that either. It's impossible to know at such an early stage. I agree with Sarah. It may be worth a free chat with another agent. We went to a seminar. You get loads of free info with no pressure to sign up.
Hmm, fancy them wanting that sort of detail?! Suburbs to suggest which are close enough to metropolitan Adelaide but not smack bang in centre of town AND are also ones with ongoing development could include:
South - Aldinga, Seaford, Seacombe (all close to beach and approx 20kms max from city)
South ish - Clarence Gdns, Black Forest - 8-12 kms from city and more established
North - Modbury, Golden Grove, Gilles Plains - 8-20 kms from city and big development going on
North of the city is stretching further and seeing more development whereas south has access to the beaches but generally older development so less available land close to city
Hope this helps. I am imagining that they will want some idea as to 'why' you've selected these suburbs.
If you don't need access to the city - ie: because you have a transferrable trade - you may also suggest the Adelaide Hills in terms of the bigger development area of Mount Barker
As a tempter before you get here ......... try wine from Adelaide Hills (crisp whites), McLaren Vale (ditto whites and the biggest Shiraz on the planet) and Clare Valley (yum to red ....but 2 hrs from Adelaide)
There are certainly worst places to live than South Australia ....... all those wine makers working hard to produce nice wine, it's rude not to try it!!
cheerz ellie im a real newey at this took me ages to find your post!wev heard lots a different things bout de facto relationships n the proof the authouritys need etc its a bit scary dont ya think wouldnt no how to set up a new thread asking the question" do i say i do or do i not" il ask gamba once hes home who nos someone may shed a light on it xxx
hi ya thanks 4 ans bout the marriage thing i totally agree that it shouldnt matter if were married or not we are so happy as we are but if thats what the country dictates dont see as wed have much choice if ya hear ov anythin else along same lines mess me cheers xxx