Very useful info, thanks!
Very useful info, thanks!
How to Start a New Life in Australia
I've been pondering moving to Australia for years. I doubt I'll ever do it, but this article is worthwhile for those who do. Of course, if she convinces everybody to come it's not going to be the same... (and last time I looked cooks and secretaries were on the desired skills list.?! It seems like just about anybody could qualify.)
Welcome to OC-land you all threatened people.
We have a lots of room and we're peaceful criminals today - the Queens and the Kings of England
sent wrong people in here by accident as you might know - all the real robbers were left there :d
In example here in Queensland we have spared a lot of room to new residents ...
a genuinly helpful artivle, including some tips on visas
I tend to agree with Lysergide25...it is not as easy to get in here as one would think...don't get taken in by these so called registered agents re visas apply properly using our immigration site http://www.immi.gov.au/ apart from that good luck...bring plenty of cash we do not want to provide you with our elite medical services...after all why should our taxpayers shoulder your burdens...they will not anyway....you will of course love it up here in Brisbane or further north...further north is grand but work may be harder to find...once more good luck
How to Start a New Life in Australia. Thanks to jasonstone.
lol. be prepared to get the shock of interest rates and cost of living here.
whatever. I've been living in Brisbane for 10 years and i can tell you, you are dreaming if you think you can find a house to afford on one salary (especially if its even remotely close to the city) Unless of course, you are lucky enough or educated in a field which demands a high salary (and even then, i work with engineers who are paid very handsomely and they still need a double income to buy a decent house.) Rents are expensive and very very competitive. You can expect up to 50 people/couples at a rental viewing depending on the state of the home/area. People are often so desperate to get into a rental property in a good area that they will "bid" for a rental - this is illegal and totally unfair but some agents have no scruples.
The housing and rental market in most parts of australia is ridiculous - overpriced and unrealistic. Food and cars are expensive and so is public transport. Many places require a car to get around - dont forget australia is a huge country (the next closest city to brisbane is sydney, and thats 1000kms away/13 hours drive) and we really do depend on cars to get around.
That being said, Brisbane is one of the most beautiful cities in this country (or the world) and you are an hours drive from the beach or the mountains - the outdoor activities are endless and the weather is divine.