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    Hi there all, me and the wife (Andy & Wendy) have just joined the forum, we were originally going to go to Perth but we are looking into the possibility of going to Adelaide instead. We are looking for as much info as you can give us, job opportunities (i'm electrician), suburbs to live(or not live),house prices, climate etc. The more info the better. any advice that any1 can give will be greatly recieved. We have our visas in passports and we activated them in Feb because we couldn't sell the house (and still can't) but as soon as it is sold we are up up and away. Loved the country although we only went to Perth nd stayed with friends we found the place a little toooooo isolated and thought maybe east coast would be more for us. We both like outdoor persuites and socialising so all welcome to the 1st barbie, again all info will be great speak to you all soon.:biglaugh:

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    Guest CHORLEY GIRL

    Hi there,

     

    Welcome to the forum, sorry can't really offer any advice as we are not out there yet. Hopefully soon though, and will be round to gatecrash ya Barby:biglaugh:

     

    Great Forum and am sure there will be people on soon to give you loads of advice.

     

    Good Luck

     

    Jo and Tom x

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    Guest mogsy1985

    Thanks for the message and look forward to seeing you at the barbie when do you hope to get over there?

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    Guest CHORLEY GIRL

    Hi,

     

    Waiting on our Meds to be Finalised at the moment. Then coming out Beg of Jan providing we get our Visa granted, just wish it would hurry up!!!!

     

    Jo and Tom x:)

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    Hi,

     

    Congratulations on your visa, We been here nearly 2 years now and love it. We too considered Perth but house prices were beyond our means.

     

    Andy and Wendy

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    Guest salisbury massive

    Welcome to the forum. You are asking lots of difficult questions to answer but I'll start with the electricans job. There is still plenty of building work around Adelaide and tradies are in short supply, well ones that don't charge the earth and turn up when they say they will :biglaugh:. If you are looking to be self employed you will need a Licence to trade. All the details can be found on the OCBA website (Office of Consumer & Business Affairs. The webiste is here http://www.ocba.sa.gov.au/ just look down the grey bit on the left until you find licencing. I expect you will also have to go back to college and do some formal training to get you up to speed on South Australian codes and standards. The best place to do that is The Master Builders Association. http://www.mbasa.com.au/scripts/cgiip.exe/WService=MBASA/ccms.r?PageId=1 You'll need to do a course before you can work self employed. However you can work as an employee for a company without one to start with. Wages range from $20 - $40 an hour depending on what you do and who you work for.

     

    Housing, you haven't mentioned where you would like to live, beach, hills, city etc etc, The suburbs of Adelaide are a massive sprawl and I live in the North East and it takes us 50 minutes to drive to friends at Hallett Cove. Try thinking its like moving to London, there are good bits and very bad bits. We all have our own opinion on suburbs and without being drawn into a debate some idea would help. Also what sort of lifestyle are you after, do you want to be near pubs & cafe culture or do you want to be close to outdoor activities like cycling, walking etc.

     

    House prices vary from around $3000,000 to over a million dollars, once again its down to what you are looking for, do you want modern 3 beds or older sytle that needs work? Would you like lots of land or maybe an apartment near the City.

     

    Climate wise its cold in the winter months, starts warming up around middle of September,, gets bloody hot end of Jan through to february and starts cooling down again around end of march. This website is good for looking at temps etc. http://www.bom.gov.au/weather/sa/

     

    So more information please and we can help you on your way.

     

    Jo

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    Guest Django

    Hi and welcome,

     

    Climate wise I feel that Adelaide is perfect. I love the different seasons and lack of humidity.

     

     

     

    House prices vary from around $3000,000
    :shocked: I hope you got your finger stuck on the '0' button there Jo :biglaugh:

     

     

     

    we only went to Perth nd stayed with friends we found the place a little toooooo isolated

    Australia is so vast that no matter where you go you will feel the same. Its not like Living in the UK where the next city is half an hour away. Melbourne is just down the road from us but as anyone that has driven down that road will tell you its a hell of a long one.;)

     

    Pete

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    Guest mogsy1985
    Welcome to the forum. You are asking lots of difficult questions to answer but I'll start with the electricans job. There is still plenty of building work around Adelaide and tradies are in short supply, well ones that don't charge the earth and turn up when they say they will :biglaugh:. If you are looking to be self employed you will need a Licence to trade. All the details can be found on the OCBA website (Office of Consumer & Business Affairs. The webiste is here http://www.ocba.sa.gov.au/ just look down the grey bit on the left until you find licencing. I expect you will also have to go back to college and do some formal training to get you up to speed on South Australian codes and standards. The best place to do that is The Master Builders Association. http://www.mbasa.com.au/scripts/cgiip.exe/WService=MBASA/ccms.r?PageId=1 You'll need to do a course before you can work self employed. However you can work as an employee for a company without one to start with. Wages range from $20 - $40 an hour depending on what you do and who you work for.

     

    Housing, you haven't mentioned where you would like to live, beach, hills, city etc etc, The suburbs of Adelaide are a massive sprawl and I live in the North East and it takes us 50 minutes to drive to friends at Hallett Cove. Try thinking its like moving to London, there are good bits and very bad bits. We all have our own opinion on suburbs and without being drawn into a debate some idea would help. Also what sort of lifestyle are you after, do you want to be near pubs & cafe culture or do you want to be close to outdoor activities like cycling, walking etc.

     

    House prices vary from around $3000,000 to over a million dollars, once again its down to what you are looking for, do you want modern 3 beds or older sytle that needs work? Would you like lots of land or maybe an apartment near the City.

     

    Climate wise its cold in the winter months, starts warming up around middle of September,, gets bloody hot end of Jan through to february and starts cooling down again around end of march. This website is good for looking at temps etc. http://www.bom.gov.au/weather/sa/

     

    So more information please and we can help you on your way.

     

    Jo

    Really appreciate all the info Jo thanks to start with i will be employed and looking for a decent wage as i am well qualified (sorry if it sound pig headed) , have had the trades assessment and still need to do the cert' but no worries, House wise we are both in our 40s an still live a little so we would be looking for somewhere quiet but not to far from the night life (he he), a couple of pubs would do nice, with a bit of out door stuff not to bothered about the beach as long as its not to far for family to go.

     

    And a nice 3 bed house would be nice, again not bothered about a pool as they make you wrinkle, and at our age you dont need any help :-))))

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    Guest woolmerdj

    hi my name is david we moved to adelaide 9 months ago, we chose sa because it has the four seasons, average summer temps 32-38 degrees, 2 weeks of 38-44 degrees , but in autumn around 18-21. we live in the hills average house prices here around 500.000.

    other areas glenelg , unly, burnside , glen osmond , myrtle bank, easturn suburbs generally nicer.

    i hope this helps

     

    david

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    Guest cunners87

    hi there

    my names lee and i moved out to adelaide in january with my fiancee im an electrician too. i dont wether you know this but you have to do a course at trade school to convert to oz standards which takes 2 weeks n cost around $900 then you pay about 300 for your liscense. For the first couple of months i found it hard to find work mainly because of the lack of expereince id had over here. i found a job with a small company which was pretty rough and would advise not too go to the small companies. ive now got a job at a company called boffa and russo they pay very well! theres also 2 other big companies ive heard of so far and they are star electrical and sharpe who when i applied for a job had 12 english sparkies on his books the only reason i didnt go was boffa paid abit more.

    dont join any agencys in the city because i joined 3 months ago and havent heard nothing the best thing to do is looking in the paper and ring them up!

     

    if you need anymore info on sparky stuff of housing stuff just get in touch i will be more than happy to tell you

     

    thank you lee

     

    Hi there all, me and the wife (Andy & Wendy) have just joined the forum, we were originally going to go to Perth but we are looking into the possibility of going to Adelaide instead. We are looking for as much info as you can give us, job opportunities (i'm electrician), suburbs to live(or not live),house prices, climate etc. The more info the better. any advice that any1 can give will be greatly recieved. We have our visas in passports and we activated them in Feb because we couldn't sell the house (and still can't) but as soon as it is sold we are up up and away. Loved the country although we only went to Perth nd stayed with friends we found the place a little toooooo isolated and thought maybe east coast would be more for us. We both like outdoor persuites and socialising so all welcome to the 1st barbie, again all info will be great speak to you all soon.:biglaugh:

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    hi there

    my names lee and i moved out to adelaide in january with my fiancee im an electrician too. i dont wether you know this but you have to do a course at trade school to convert to oz standards which takes 2 weeks n cost around $900 then you pay about 300 for your liscense. For the first couple of months i found it hard to find work mainly because of the lack of expereince id had over here. i found a job with a small company which was pretty rough and would advise not too go to the small companies. ive now got a job at a company called boffa and russo they pay very well! theres also 2 other big companies ive heard of so far and they are star electrical and sharpe who when i applied for a job had 12 english sparkies on his books the only reason i didnt go was boffa paid abit more.

    dont join any agencys in the city because i joined 3 months ago and havent heard nothing the best thing to do is looking in the paper and ring them up!

     

    if you need anymore info on sparky stuff of housing stuff just get in touch i will be more than happy to tell you

     

    thank you lee

    Thanks Lee really appreciate the info, my mate in Perth told me more or less the same, did you apply from England for when you got there or do you have to do it over there? and how long does it take to go through? Finally is there any info i can download over here? regs and stuff. again cheers m8

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    Guest tooeasy

    hi and welcome to pia i am an electrician and have ben here a little over 2 years there is still work over here but not as much as when we 1st got here

    wages are about $30per hour i have never seen any for $40 per hour unless you are self employed

    depending on wether you got your visa throo the old tra route or the new veetasses route will depend on what you have to do the easiest way is the tra way which just means you need artc cert and wiring rules and you can get your licence the veetasses way you need to do 5 modules at peer or tafe and work as a trades assistant for 12 months then get your licence

    A lot of the bigger companies eg nielsens,rawsons,boffa and russo and watters are hire and fire companies keeping a small workforce and hiring when they need to

    At the moment I am working for a fire alarm company which pay more than electricians but you need an austel licence too

    to go self employed you will need to do a small buisness course and testing course the get you contractors licence these too can be done at tafe or peer

    If you need any more info just ask and I will be happy to help

     

    ;)

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    hi and welcome to pia i am an electrician and have ben here a little over 2 years there is still work over here but not as much as when we 1st got here

    wages are about $30per hour i have never seen any for $40 per hour unless you are self employed

    depending on wether you got your visa throo the old tra route or the new veetasses route will depend on what you have to do the easiest way is the tra way which just means you need artc cert and wiring rules and you can get your licence the veetasses way you need to do 5 modules at peer or tafe and work as a trades assistant for 12 months then get your licence

    A lot of the bigger companies eg nielsens,rawsons,boffa and russo and watters are hire and fire companies keeping a small workforce and hiring when they need to

    At the moment I am working for a fire alarm company which pay more than electricians but you need an austel licence too

    to go self employed you will need to do a small buisness course and testing course the get you contractors licence these too can be done at tafe or peer

    If you need any more info just ask and I will be happy to help

     

    ;)

    Thanks for the reply i have got my trade recognised certificate, i got this through the TRA so would i still have to do the 2 week test or is it just a day or so? also any ideas what may be involved and is it worth swatting up? on anything in particular? any info greatly received and thanks again.

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    Guest tooeasy

    the quickest way to do your wiring regs is throo peer you can do it via correspondance and then just pop in for a couple of days one for revision and 1 for the exam

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    Guest tooeasy

    also is your trades recognition cert the one you got for your visa if it is you need to get another one to get your licence as that one is for migration purposes :D

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    Hi and welcome to pia...........................

    as you can see lots of useful info here; even if you aint a sparks!!!

     

    Hope it goes well for you.

     

    Jane

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    Guest cunners87

    yes tooeasy is right go peer they know what there talking about also if you can get an abn number of any company, apply for a citb number it knocked $400 of my price of the exam. its mainly about finding it in there regs you could probly swat up on your max demand & theres a couple of questions on stuff like volt drop and cross sectional area. i would advise you go to the course its 2 days a week and he explains everything, also when you do the test he will help you as he knows you. you can do it over the internet which is quicker but the guy marks the test who does the course so he will mark his way ie/ on max demand it has to be 10% either side of his result. so if he doesnt agree with he may mark it wrong.

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    Guest mogsy1985
    the quickest way to do your wiring regs is throo peer you can do it via correspondance and then just pop in for a couple of days one for revision and 1 for the exam

    May sound a daft question tooeast but what is peer?, it a website or an organisation? can you let me have more info matey, cheers

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