Guest Rach01484

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    Guest Rach01484

    Hi all, we've jut been granted our 190 visa and will be coming to South australia early next year. (Mount gambier area)

     

    weve been told by my husbands sister (who lives in oz) that in order to rent a house you need 3 months wage slips. We haven't got a guaranteed job to come too.... How have other people dealt with this? Have you successfully found somewhere to rent before you got to oz

     

    many thanks for any help!

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    Hello,

     

    We stayed in a fully furnished place (easy to do before you arrive) for 8 weeks whilst we looked for our permanent rental. Once we found somewhere we used our landlord from the short term rental as a reference and one other friend who was already over here (she is a teacher).

     

    Bank statements from the UK are usually enough and the agents do seem to understand that most people who come in from the UK are solvent and will look after the place and pay the rent.

     

    Good luck with your move.

     

    Elliot

     

    Hi all, we've jut been granted our 190 visa and will be coming to South australia early next year. (Mount gambier area)

     

    weve been told by my husbands sister (who lives in oz) that in order to rent a house you need 3 months wage slips. We haven't got a guaranteed job to come too.... How have other people dealt with this? Have you successfully found somewhere to rent before you got to oz

     

    many thanks for any help!

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    Hi

    You can open an aussie bank account whilst still in the uk e.g. ANZ or Commonwealth bank as this gives you more points for their 100 point system and you don't pay charges when withdrawing money from your own bank in Oz. Bring a copy of your council tax bill from your home in Uk as that helps and as soon as you land you can get a SA driving licence as its a straight transfer if you have a permanent residents visa and theres no additional exam or driving test. The same with Medicare (NHS) if you register with them then you get a temporary id whilst they post the plastic card out to you and this all helps with getting the 100 points all the letting agents look for.

    Mount Gambier is a nice place but is a long 4-5 hour drive from Adelaide but has a lovely Blue lake and only about 20,000 residents but has all the local amenities and is very clean

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    Guest Claire-n-tel
    as soon as you land you can get a SA driving licence as its a straight transfer if you have a permanent residents visa and theres no additional exam or driving test.

     

    It is exactly the same process if you are on a tempory visa, no exam/test needed :smile:

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