Interested in your post, as I to was looking at the mental health posts in Glenside. I made some enquiries but feel a permanent visa would be the best option for me and my family. Would love to know more about mental health nursing in South Australia, so will read all your posts avidly. Have got a bit of cold feet of late due to the "global credit crunch" !
Wish you all the best!
Check out Realestate.com.au they have lots of rentals all over the place what I did was then use google.com.au maps its a good place to start.
Originally Posted by ThunderRoad
If you are thinking about locating yourselves in Mount Barker, there should be some useful information on this website.
Originally Posted by ThunderRoad
(It's not usually as green as the pictures on this website suggest)
We currently live in Strathalbyn which is a small country town about 20 mins from Mount Barker and 50 mins from Adelaide CBD and we use some of the amenities at Mount Barker.
Mount Barker has outdoor and indoor swimming pools, a cinema complex, hospital and a variety of shops large and small, there is a high street and a shopping mall with Coles, Kmart and Woolies. The DIY stores and big pet shops, garden centres etc are on the out skirts of the town in industrial units. They are building a Bunnings - which is like B&Q just out of the town. There is a direct bus link to Adelaide and it has access to the freeway that goes straight into Adelaide, it has everything you'd expect from a town. There are new housing estates and older established houses. It's not like an English country village, it's definately a town - I don't know Birmingham well so can't compare it to anything. The population is about 29,000.
There are other small hills towns such as Nairne, Meadows, Littlehampton, Lobethal, Bridgewater, Macclesfield that may be worth exploring if you want somewhere smaller.
Also keep in mind that the population of the whole of South Australia is about 1.6 million, and the population of the UK is over 61 million. So you don't have to go too far from adelaide for it to feel isolated.
Hope this helps and good luck with your application.
Last edited by Mrs PHH; 06-05-2009 at 01:26 AM.
where is your wife going to work? i am now in my 2nd week working as a mental health nurse at the lyell mcewin hospital. we made the move 5 weeks ago from sheldon,birmingham, which part of brum are you from?
if you have any questions just ask us or anyone on here
angie and andy
MT barker, Nairne, Hahndorf, Macclesfield, Lobethal, Onkaparinga hills are, all a country feel. Mt Barker being the ,most populated.
Research research research time for you.
angiestaff, i've pm'd you.
thanks for the heads up regarding suburbs.
OH has just received confirmation that Visa will take under 6 months ( Spot on Majortom ). Due to the reasons in my earlier post we feel that may be too soon for us to realistically go for it. My Nurse training would not finish until March 2010, house, finances etc.
I know it may sound silly to some but would we be able to delay this process at all ? How flexible are these things ????? We had no idea things would move so quickly.
Have any of you had experience of you or your OH ( The wife going to Adelaide- alone ) and the husband following with children etc once everything sorted out? What a prospect !!!!
Hi ThunderRoad and welcome.
Looks like you've been given a great welcome already!
Hi ThunderRoad, I'm very interested to know what the interview is like that your wife had. I'm a MH nurse and with a recruitment agent that are in the process of forwarding my CV to prospective employers, probably Glenside hospital!
We're in the same position as you guys, never been to Adelaide or Australia but it looks great. I've been told that we can be there by Oct/Nov 09, trouble is we've still got to sell the house!
Hi catielou, i've pm'd you. Good luck
A place we have all been in but over time it will come together and all your questions will get answered. Another great place to get info is www.adelaidebound.com great site . good luck