Go Back  British Expats > Living & Moving Abroad > Australia
Reload this Page >

Newcomer looking to move to Australia

Newcomer looking to move to Australia

Old Jun 14th 2019, 7:05 am
  #1  
Just Joined
Thread Starter
 
Joined: Jun 2019
Posts: 2
lynx636 is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Newcomer looking to move to Australia

Hi everyone,

I'm looking to move out to Australia in the next year or two and have been doing my research on what is required to get me there.

At this point I'm looking for some clarification on the costs of everything to see if I'm getting this right.
I didn't realise it was be so expensive just to get a visa application into the system.

So the VETASSESS...... I'm going in for the Electrician (Special Class) and all in I've worked out it'll cost $5480 or around £3000 at current rates.
Then to complete a visa application for my family (wife and 2 kids) we are looking at around £5000 (can't remember the figure in dollars)

So around £8000 just to get to the stage where I will have handed in an application.

Does this sound about right?

Thanks
lynx636 is offline  
Old Jun 14th 2019, 9:02 am
  #2  
SUPER MODERATOR
 
christmasoompa's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2007
Location: In a darkened room somewhere.............
Posts: 27,929
christmasoompa has a reputation beyond reputechristmasoompa has a reputation beyond reputechristmasoompa has a reputation beyond reputechristmasoompa has a reputation beyond reputechristmasoompa has a reputation beyond reputechristmasoompa has a reputation beyond reputechristmasoompa has a reputation beyond reputechristmasoompa has a reputation beyond reputechristmasoompa has a reputation beyond reputechristmasoompa has a reputation beyond reputechristmasoompa has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Newcomer looking to move to Australia

Hi, welcome to BE. I've moved your thread to the main Australia forum as I think you'll get more response there.

Emigration is an expensive thing to do unfortunately, it costs tens of thousands for a family to move abroad usually, so sounds about right to me, but those in the know in Oz will be along to help you shortly.

Best of luck.
christmasoompa is offline  
Old Jun 14th 2019, 10:48 am
  #3  
Just Joined
Thread Starter
 
Joined: Jun 2019
Posts: 2
lynx636 is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Re: Newcomer looking to move to Australia

Originally Posted by christmasoompa View Post
Hi, welcome to BE. I've moved your thread to the main Australia forum as I think you'll get more response there.

Emigration is an expensive thing to do unfortunately, it costs tens of thousands for a family to move abroad usually, so sounds about right to me, but those in the know in Oz will be along to help you shortly.

Best of luck.
Yeah I guessed it would be. Just wanted to make sure the prices I'm seeing are from the official government bodies and that I wont be getting ripped off by some sort of agency/company.

Thank you
lynx636 is offline  
Old Jun 14th 2019, 12:12 pm
  #4  
Alone again, naturally
 
Pollyana's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2002
Location: Keep true friends and puppets close, trust no-one else...
Posts: 92,371
Pollyana has a reputation beyond reputePollyana has a reputation beyond reputePollyana has a reputation beyond reputePollyana has a reputation beyond reputePollyana has a reputation beyond reputePollyana has a reputation beyond reputePollyana has a reputation beyond reputePollyana has a reputation beyond reputePollyana has a reputation beyond reputePollyana has a reputation beyond reputePollyana has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Newcomer looking to move to Australia

Originally Posted by lynx636 View Post
Yeah I guessed it would be. Just wanted to make sure the prices I'm seeing are from the official government bodies and that I wont be getting ripped off by some sort of agency/company.

Thank you
VETASSES fees should be on their website.

Visa fees are on the government website - https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visa...es-and-charges Beware, they usually increase on July 1st.

You also need to factor in medicals, police checks, and possibly English tests if you need extra points.
Pollyana is offline  
Old Jun 14th 2019, 12:50 pm
  #5  
BE Forum Addict
 
Joined: Jan 2017
Posts: 1,955
carcajou has a reputation beyond reputecarcajou has a reputation beyond reputecarcajou has a reputation beyond reputecarcajou has a reputation beyond reputecarcajou has a reputation beyond reputecarcajou has a reputation beyond reputecarcajou has a reputation beyond reputecarcajou has a reputation beyond reputecarcajou has a reputation beyond reputecarcajou has a reputation beyond reputecarcajou has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Newcomer looking to move to Australia

When you factor in the cost of physically making the move, your estimates are seriously low. Remember that virtually everything has to be re-bought, down to the candlestick holders, unless you are going to fill a shipping container - itself a big expense. You also need to plan to have several months' income (preferably a year) in reserve to hold you over until you get stable employment.

Migrating is not cheap.
carcajou is offline  
Old Jun 15th 2019, 6:13 am
  #6  
BE Forum Addict
 
verystormy's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2007
Location: Scotland
Posts: 3,150
verystormy has a reputation beyond reputeverystormy has a reputation beyond reputeverystormy has a reputation beyond reputeverystormy has a reputation beyond reputeverystormy has a reputation beyond reputeverystormy has a reputation beyond reputeverystormy has a reputation beyond reputeverystormy has a reputation beyond reputeverystormy has a reputation beyond reputeverystormy has a reputation beyond reputeverystormy has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Newcomer looking to move to Australia

Will just reiterate the point above. Visa costs are nowhere near the biggest expense. The biggest ones come after the move. As an electrician, you will also have some additional costs. Electricians are a licensed occupation in Oz, so you will need to obtain a state license. This varies a bit by state, but generally, you will need to work as a trade assistant - a bit like an apprentice for about a year. You will need to take some collage courses. These can be very expensive.
verystormy is offline  
Old Jun 17th 2019, 11:48 am
  #7  
Lost in BE Cyberspace
 
Joined: Oct 2008
Location: Perth
Posts: 6,115
the troubadour has a reputation beyond reputethe troubadour has a reputation beyond reputethe troubadour has a reputation beyond reputethe troubadour has a reputation beyond reputethe troubadour has a reputation beyond reputethe troubadour has a reputation beyond reputethe troubadour has a reputation beyond reputethe troubadour has a reputation beyond reputethe troubadour has a reputation beyond reputethe troubadour has a reputation beyond reputethe troubadour has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Newcomer looking to move to Australia

Immigration to Australia has become a business and an expensive one at that. Just ensure that the return is worthwhile. One thing in your favour initially being a falling Australian dollar. More likely to come with falling interest rates. Makes living here more expensive of course with so much imported.
the troubadour is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.