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    Found this cool forum a couple of days ago. Me and my Family (wife and two kids aged 1,5 and 5) are planning the big move down under next September from Wroclaw, Poland, only problem is that we dont exactly know where, but Adelaide is a pretty big possibility. Signed up here in the hope of getting as much info as I can which will help us make the right decision.

     

    Wish you all a cool day! :wink:

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    Welcome to the forum!

     

    lots of useful info and help on here. Do you already have your visa for Australia or are you just starting the process?

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    Welcome to the forum!

     

    lots of useful info and help on here. Do you already have your visa for Australia or are you just starting the process?

     

    Hi!

     

    Actually our path isnt as complicated. I lived in Australia from age 6 - 18, so therefore have citizenship. Automatically my kids can apply for citizenship as well (just a formality), and my wife can apply for the partner visa. When I was young, I lived in Sydney but now, but because of the husstle and busstle that we want to avoid, and also the astronomical real estate prices, Sydney will not be our destination. Up until a few days ago we were taking into account Perth or the Sunshine Coast (great weather and way cheaper than Sydney), but I have been told that the sunshine coast is not that boomig when it comes to employment. Perth on the other hand from what I have read (also have a couple of friend there) is a great place, but then again because of the mining industry everything is pretty expensive there..

    ..THEN!...two days ago we had friends over who suggested Newcastle or Adelaide. I have never really took Adelaide into account, because...i dont know, I just didnt :) I started reading up on it, went thru some galleries and phiotos and it seems like a place just right. We're not looking for a party life, been there, done that. We have two small kids and we appreciate the calm and easy going life. We want nice weather, nice people, hassle free, traffic jam-free and most importantly - we are looking for a place that will not run us over financially.. Thats whay I wrote before, that Adelaide seems like a possibility. We have a year to do as much research as we can, as with two small kids we dont want to be flying around Australia every two months looking for our place, we hope to pretty much hit spot on with the first flight :)

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    Partner visas can take more than 12 months to process though so I would start getting that sorted. They have also gone up in price, you won't get much change out of $7000.

    your children as you said will need to apply for citizenship by descent and get Australian passports to travel, as will you. Australian citizens must enter on Australian passports.

     

    Adelaide is a great place, but as with everywhere at the moment jobs are not easy to get. What sort of work will you be looking for?

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    Partner visas can take more than 12 months to process though so I would start getting that sorted. They have also gone up in price, you won't get much change out of $7000.

    your children as you said will need to apply for citizenship by descent and get Australian passports to travel, as will you. Australian citizens must enter on Australian passports.

     

    Adelaide is a great place, but as with everywhere at the moment jobs are not easy to get. What sort of work will you be looking for?

     

    Hi again!

     

    First of all, sorry for reposting twice I think it was. Posted but couldnt find my message, so I thought something went wriong and posted again. BTW, why arent my posts visible as soon as I reply to the thread?

     

    I have my aussie passport, only need to renew it. 7 grand for my wifes visa? Man oh man, not a walk in the park. I have allready started the process and as soon as it comes through, we will be ready to fly out (thinking second half of next year).

    My jobs, well, that is a tuff one. I have completed the Wroclaw Academy of physical Education. For the past 15 years I have worked as a tennis coach leading international clients here in Wroclaw (so basically teaching tennis in english to all the expats here in Wroclaw, and there are more and more internationals here)

     

    Have also worked as manager of a sports complex for 3,5 years (for the same company that owns the tennis centre where I work - so have been involved with them for 10years + ), so the experience is there, but I have no idea how that experience will be seen and will it be recognized in Oz. Im not scared of work, always have new ideas and not frightened to get my hands dirty, so am prepared to at the start work basically anywhere. The plan is to not be out of home for 12 hrs per day, as I simply put my family as nr 1 on the list. So we will see if that will work out.

     

    Initially thought to continue with the private tennis lessons, but sometimes I think it would be a good time to start siomethuing completely new and an occasion to take a break from the tennis raquet. Recently though of even finding out a little about the possibilities of import to Australia (as there is a big proce differece between things here in PL and in Oz - but thats just a thought that sometimes pops into my mind). Have been working practically freelance and been my own boss since 2000 and would be great to try and keep that going, but like I said, not scared of any work that will halp us start off as. Perfectly understand that when u start from scratch, it means, that you start from scratch..

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    Welcome to the site. Adelaide is the hidden gem of Australia I think - house prices still reasonable, most things pretty accessible, great beaches, great countryside, great wineries (hic!) and a great place to bring up a young family. The only downside is probably the employment market but you sound like a resourceful type who could probably turn your hand to anything. I know you said you might want to have a break from the tennis side of things, but might be worth an email to introduce yourself to Tennis SA just in case http://www.tennis.com.au/coaches

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    Diane, thanks so much for the link! One side of the coin is that I was thinking that the big move would be a chance to try something new, second side is that coaching is something that I have been doing for the past 15 years (even flew in as assistant coach with our polish wheelchair player for her to take part in the Australia Open in 2009) so its something I have pretty vast experience in, so maybe best to do what I have the most qualifications for :)

    All in all, thanks again for the link and I will definately be writing to them :)

     

    Have a great day!

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    Hello and welcome to the forum :)

     

    Can only really agree with the others. I enjoy and like living in Adelaide and find it ticks most of our boxes. Employment can be a struggle for some, sinking as you are aware it could take a while to find work or require a lot of job hunting.... On the other hand, you could find a job 2 weeks after landing :)

     

    Look forward to following your migration :)

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