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Old Dec 7th 2017, 7:19 pm   #1
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Hey guys, I'm new here. Looking forward to speaking to you all. I have been a bit of an onlooker over the past few months as I go through the steps of moving to Australia. I am just awaiting my skills assessment back (I'm from the UK) before I submit my EOI.

My dilemma is which state to choose (I am going to go for the subclass 190). I am a skydiver in my free time so Perth appeals to me in that sense. But also I prefer more relaxed quiet(ish) places. However, I had always been set on Adelaide (no idea why).

What are our experiences?

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Hey guys, I'm new here. Looking forward to speaking to you all. I have been a bit of an onlooker over the past few months as I go through the steps of moving to Australia. I am just awaiting my skills assessment back (I'm from the UK) before I submit my EOI.

My dilemma is which state to choose (I am going to go for the subclass 190). I am a skydiver in my free time so Perth appeals to me in that sense. But also I prefer more relaxed quiet(ish) places. However, I had always been set on Adelaide (no idea why).

What are our experiences?

Thanks xx
I've moved your post to the main forum as it is not really immigration / visa related but general life.

I suspect that the answer though will be to go where the work is - and where you can get sponsorship if this is a necessity. I did hear that WA were not sponsoring some visas without an offer of employment, but that information should be on the state website so I'd double check there.

There is also quite a downturn in the state affecting many - not sure how that will affect your occupation. That said, I believe the unemployment rate is higher here in SA.

Just checked your other post and the missing info here is that you are a midwife. Not sure what prospects are in either state - hopefully someone from that sector will see this and can offer some advice.

Good luck with the assessment and AHPRA registration - and welcome to BE
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I've moved your post to the main forum as it is not really immigration / visa related but general life.

I suspect that the answer though will be to go where the work is - and where you can get sponsorship if this is a necessity. I did hear that WA were not sponsoring some visas without an offer of employment, but that information should be on the state website so I'd double check there.

There is also quite a downturn in the state affecting many - not sure how that will affect your occupation. That said, I believe the unemployment rate is higher here in SA.

Just checked your other post and the missing info here is that you are a midwife. Not sure what prospects are in either state - hopefully someone from that sector will see this and can offer some advice.

Good luck with the assessment and AHPRA registration - and welcome to BE
Aaahhh thank you so much for moving it. I had a feeling I probably posted in the wrong section.

I've been researching for well over a year now and have got great feedback from Adelaide hospitals in regards to work. I should have 70 points when submitting my EOI.

I was reading WA state nomination rules and requirements earlier. Other than the usual need for ANMAC and IELTS They just want you to prove three years of experience which is okay.

Thank you for the warm welcome xx
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Aaahhh thank you so much for moving it. I had a feeling I probably posted in the wrong section.

I've been researching for well over a year now and have got great feedback from Adelaide hospitals in regards to work. I should have 70 points when submitting my EOI.

I was reading WA state nomination rules and requirements earlier. Other than the usual need for ANMAC and IELTS They just want you to prove three years of experience which is okay.

Thank you for the warm welcome xx
Have you seen this - http://www.migration.wa.gov.au/SiteC...28final%29.pdf

Page 3 suggests that you need a contract of employment.
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My advice is to research jobs. The days of people in health care arriving in Oz and being comfortable of getting work anywhere are long gone.
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I spent about 4 months in each a few years ago on my backpackers visa. I can't comment on jobs etc for you but as a place to live I preferred Adelaide, the climate's a bit easier, it's less remote, Perth also had a larger percentile of what they call "Bogans" from my experience than anywhere else I went in Australia.
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Hey guys, I'm new here. Looking forward to speaking to you all. I have been a bit of an onlooker over the past few months as I go through the steps of moving to Australia. I am just awaiting my skills assessment back (I'm from the UK) before I submit my EOI.

My dilemma is which state to choose (I am going to go for the subclass 190). I am a skydiver in my free time so Perth appeals to me in that sense. But also I prefer more relaxed quiet(ish) places. However, I had always been set on Adelaide (no idea why).

What are our experiences?

Thanks xx
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Thank you so much for your replies. I have had more of a detailed look of the prerequisites today. I can imagine securing a job before requesting state nomination is somewhat of a headache. So I am more than a little frustrated/stressed but he, it is worth it in the end!!
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I'm rather out of touch with immigration requirements these days, but with 70 points (if sponsored), do you actually need sponsorship?

Adelaide is a great place to live. Can't really speak for Perth but it is a very long way from the rest of urban Australia.
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As old.sparkles noted, the answer will be to go where there is work.

As another noted - the days of just rocking up to Australia and getting a health-care sector job are over.

Except in most of the regions. Have you considered that? I live country WA and would never live in one of the capital cities. I know in the WA regions you could probably find mid-wife work pretty easily and I can't imagine that SA is any different. My wife is in health care and - I mean this literally - has won every position she has ever applied for. She did graduate top of her class but there is such a dearth of regional health care workers that competent people will find something, even if they struggle to do so in Perth.

Both Perth and Adelaide are fine places to live if your employment situation is OK. If you are going to give country living a try - regional WA over regional SA for sure.
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Absolutely. If I could work in the SW, I'd be there at a drop of a hat. Although I could do most of my work from home, clients and companies want you to be on their premises during office hours. I understand that as communication is critical - and there are no real companies in the SW unfortunately
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I'd actually much rather live in the country/suburb areas to be fair 😄
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We moved to Adelaide from Scotland 10 months ago, and I can't recommend it highly enough.

We live in Semaphore - a beach suburb a few miles north of the CBD- and I was just watching the skydivers drifting down to the beach here, which made me think of your post (I think if you google "skydiving semaphore" you'll get some idea - I have no interest myself in any skydiving companies!).

I get the impression that if you are in decent employment here, life can be very good indeed - but I wouldn't want to be unemployed or at the bottom of the ladder, as i think it's tough to get ahead. It is very laid back, which took us a little getting used to, but there always seems to be something going on. It was a bit of a shock on first arrival - we were used to more hustle & bustle in the UK, but Adelaide has slowly revealed it's charms; the beaches are beautiful, the hills around are lovely, and it's packed with parks, reserves and great picnic spots. The shopping is quite good in the city, at Marion, West Lakes, Burnside too. Think Leeds or Southampton rather than London or Glasgow though! Anyway it doesn't get nominated 6th best place in the world to live for nothing...

Unfortunately we must move to Queensland shortly (a new grandchild calls us North..), but otherwise I would have been very happy to settle here and I'll be sad to leave.

Also, the New Royal Adelaide Hospital opened recently, and it seems to be a big deal - most advanced in Australia I think? Maybe there are opportunities for you there.

I've yet to visit Perth myself so can't compare the two unfortunately - but this is my experience for what its worth.
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We moved to Adelaide from Scotland 10 months ago, and I can't recommend it highly enough.koo 2k18

We live in Semaphore - a beach suburb a few miles north of the CBD- and I was just watching the skydivers drifting down to the beach here, which made me think of your post (I think if you google "skydiving semaphore" you'll get some idea - I have no interest myself in any skydiving companies!).

I get the impression that if you are in decent employment here, life can be very good indeed - but I wouldn't want to be unemployed or at the bottom of the ladder, as i think it's tough to get ahead. It is very laid back, which took us a little getting used to, but there always seems to be something going on. It was a bit of a shock on first arrival - we were used to more hustle & bustle in the UK, but Adelaide has slowly revealed it's charms; the beaches are beautiful, the hills around are lovely, and it's packed with parks, reserves and great picnic spots. The shopping is quite good in the city, at Marion, West Lakes, Burnside too. Think Leeds or Southampton rather than London or Glasgow though! Anyway it doesn't get nominated 6th best place in the world to live for nothing...

Unfortunately we must move to Queensland shortly (a new grandchild calls us North..), but otherwise I would have been very happy to settle here and I'll be sad to leave.

Also, the New Royal Adelaide Hospital opened recently, and it seems to be a big deal - most advanced in Australia I think? Maybe there are opportunities for you there.

I've yet to visit Perth myself so can't compare the two unfortunately - but this is my experience for what its worth.
Adelaide is sort of Eastern states but clearly not Melb or Sydney.

For me if you're not in mining etc then Adelaide's culture eclipses Perth. I've always been impressed by South Australians..nicest accents in the whole of AU. Some very cultured people with manners. But you need to arrive set up and to continue to be so.
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Thank you so much for your replies guys, I honestly really do appreciate it. My heart has mostly been set on SA, it is just all a bit mind boggling at times (especially when I submitted my skills assessment.... SO stressful!!).

Aussielover, thanks for the recommendation on the dropzone, I will check it out

I have had some good responses from some of the maternity hospitals surrounding Adelaide, awaiting to hear back from Perth. I'm going to do a bit more research today looking at surrounding suburbs (Mainly due to the fact it is -2 here with so much snow.... I can safely say I'm staying indoors). xx
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