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Old Nov 29th 2017, 4:28 pm   #1
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Our 189 visa has been granted!!! Super excited but now everything feels real and I have no idea where to start!! We are planning on moving to Perth as have friends there and there are quite a few options for my husband work wise. My main questions are, where do we start with everything. Does anyone have any tip or advise on how they made the move?? I guess the main thing is to sell our house and rental flat. When did you ship everything? Did you rent until your move? We have a 4 and 1 year old so want to make things as easy as possible for them. Any advice would we greatly appreciated.
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Take a career break, rent out your home and buy a plane ticket. Suck it and see.
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Our 189 visa has been granted!!! Super excited but now everything feels real and I have no idea where to start!! We are planning on moving to Perth as have friends there and there are quite a few options for my husband work wise. My main questions are, where do we start with everything. Does anyone have any tip or advise on how they made the move?? I guess the main thing is to sell our house and rental flat. When did you ship everything? Did you rent until your move? We have a 4 and 1 year old so want to make things as easy as possible for them. Any advice would we greatly appreciated.
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Do some research if Perth is really the best place. It is suffering a significant economic downturn.
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Congratulations! We’ve completed our EOI form 5 weeks ago.... how long did you wait for your invite?
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I would firstly go to an Australian State that has plenty of work in your husbands skill sector, I know it might be easier to join friends but there are plenty of people on here who migrated to Australia and did not know a soul ...which was our case. Do your research on the areas you may have think suits you..if you are going to head to Perth have a good look around, what we preferred some people who we sort of knew in the UK came out and stayed with us and then went on to move all over WA instead of where we lived (must of been something we said lol) seriously though I have known people who moved to be with family and friends and in a lot of the cases it did lead to some.....trouble....your moving for your family and what area best suits your needs. Sell or rent your home in the UK, sell,give or throw away "things" you do not either use or want or need, then have 3 shipping companies value the cost of shipping and choose the best quote to suit you. The most important thing though is go where there is work as without that any new life will be hard which might make you 2nd guess your move which is something you don't want to be doing. Good luck and I hope all works out.
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I would firstly go to an Australian State that has plenty of work in your husbands skill sector, I know it might be easier to join friends but there are plenty of people on here who migrated to Australia and did not know a soul ...which was our case. Do your research on the areas you may have think suits you..if you are going to head to Perth have a good look around, what we preferred some people who we sort of knew in the UK came out and stayed with us and then went on to move all over WA instead of where we lived (must of been something we said lol) seriously though I have known people who moved to be with family and friends and in a lot of the cases it did lead to some.....trouble....your moving for your family and what area best suits your needs. Sell or rent your home in the UK, sell,give or throw away "things" you do not either use or want or need, then have 3 shipping companies value the cost of shipping and choose the best quote to suit you. The most important thing though is go where there is work as without that any new life will be hard which might make you 2nd guess your move which is something you don't want to be doing. Good luck and I hope all works out.
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Congratulations! We’ve completed our EOI form 5 weeks ago.... how long did you wait for your invite?
Thank you. We only waited 2 days for our EOI. It all happened quite quickly for us. After our visa was lodged it took just under 5 months. Good luck
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I would firstly go to an Australian State that has plenty of work in your husbands skill sector, I know it might be easier to join friends but there are plenty of people on here who migrated to Australia and did not know a soul ...which was our case. Do your research on the areas you may have think suits you..if you are going to head to Perth have a good look around, what we preferred some people who we sort of knew in the UK came out and stayed with us and then went on to move all over WA instead of where we lived (must of been something we said lol) seriously though I have known people who moved to be with family and friends and in a lot of the cases it did lead to some.....trouble....your moving for your family and what area best suits your needs. Sell or rent your home in the UK, sell,give or throw away "things" you do not either use or want or need, then have 3 shipping companies value the cost of shipping and choose the best quote to suit you. The most important thing though is go where there is work as without that any new life will be hard which might make you 2nd guess your move which is something you don't want to be doing. Good luck and I hope all works out.
Thanks for your reply, very useful advice. We have been looking online for jobs and there seems to be a few jobs for him. Hopefully that will still be the case when we are in a position to move. We have researched other stated and locations however we really like the look of Perth. Ive started declutering, it's amazing the amount of stuff we forgot we even had!! Did you get the shopping companies to come to the house to give you a quite or did you do it online?
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Thanks for your reply, very useful advice. We have been looking online for jobs and there seems to be a few jobs for him. Hopefully that will still be the case when we are in a position to move. We have researched other stated and locations however we really like the look of Perth. Ive started declutering, it's amazing the amount of stuff we forgot we even had!! Did you get the shopping companies to come to the house to give you a quite or did you do it online?
Are you sure about the jobs thing? As has been said, WA is not the best place for jobs right now. My partner is in mining and gets "job postings" from recruiters that we know are fake. Most recently one in Collie (which has pretty much died) on a 2:1FIFO from Perth. Collie is about a 2 hour drive.

Not trying to put you off, but do research where you are likely to find work.
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I actually got 3 companies to come round for a valuation after I had "de-cluttered" the difference in their costing was very varied. I am not sure what your husbands line of work is but really try and choose a state that does have work as it can be VERY stressful otherwise. We did not have the internet when we were looking at States it was all travel information or books at the library, anywhere can sound and look great and if you know that WA has work, you like the isolation of WA that you do not mind really long very hot dry Summers (I mention these two for starters as for me these are some of the most important things to know and I consider that now here in Europe after WA/Australia experience) Australia has lots to offer so try and make where you are going really work for you. Good luck
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