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mad.chef Jul 26th 2007 9:52 pm

Settling in Perth 2007/8 List
 
As suggested by The_Effys we are starting a new thread. Anyone going to be settling in Perth in 2007/2008? We would love to hear from new people who maybe not on the other list and those of you already on the list.

Any information people have that they think will be beneficial to others in the same boat is really appreciated, reminds us of all the things we have to get done.

Sarah/Dave:cool:

karlakoala Jul 26th 2007 11:04 pm

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Congrats Sarah & Dave,

Hope everything goes well for you!

My family have just begun the visa application process and we hope to be heading out to WA, somewhere near Perth by the end of 2008.

The_Effys Jul 26th 2007 11:37 pm

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Hi Sarah & Dave,

Cheers for doing that :thumbup:

Ok, here is the Settling In Perth 2007/2008 List, this is the same list that was started by mad.chef here: Any One Going To Pertttth Sep/october 2007 & was originally called 'Perth Bound - 2007'

Here's the List:

phillip&sharon Jul 27th 2007 9:34 am

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Originally Posted by mad.chef (Post 5110205)
As suggested by The_Effys we are starting a new thread. Anyone going to be settling in Perth in 2007/2008? We would love to hear from new people who maybe not on the other list and those of you already on the list.

Any information people have that they think will be beneficial to others in the same boat is really appreciated, reminds us of all the things we have to get done.

Sarah/Dave:cool:

Just checking in, good idear with new thread.

phillip

hitchcock71 Jul 27th 2007 9:39 am

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we will be moving to perth in october/november and i cant wait!!!!!!!!!!!

as soon as the visa comes then we are off:thumbsup:

tiffany

Caggsy Jul 27th 2007 10:01 am

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:)

Just checking in also!

Just a slight amendment to the list - we leave on 22 October an arrive Perth 24 October.

Cheers

Carole & Jason :thumbup:

Bobcat Jul 27th 2007 10:02 am

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Originally Posted by hitchcock71 (Post 5111848)
we will be moving to perth in october/november and i cant wait!!!!!!!!!!!

as soon as the visa comes then we are off:thumbsup:

tiffany

It may have stopped raining in Perth by then?:p

mad.chef Jul 27th 2007 10:20 am

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Originally Posted by Caggsy (Post 5111912)
:)

Just checking in also!

Just a slight amendment to the list - we leave on 22 October an arrive Perth 24 October.

Cheers

Carole & Jason :thumbup:


Hi Carole & Jason

Updated the dates on the list.

HERE IS THE LIST :

storms Jul 27th 2007 11:24 am

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Just checking in, thanks for up dating our dates on the list.

:)

mad.chef Jul 27th 2007 5:04 pm

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Hi The_Wookie (Dean and Natasha)

I have added you to the list after seeing your PM.

Nice to have you aboard.

Sarah

HERE IS THE NEW LIST:

mad.chef Jul 27th 2007 5:14 pm

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Originally Posted by mad.chef (Post 5113690)
Hi The_Wookie (Dean and Natasha)

I have added you to the list after seeing your PM.

Nice to have you aboard.

Sarah

HERE IS THE NEW LIST:

I have adjusted the list to the new name as I was saving it under the old name.

HERE IS THE LIST:

midwife2be Jul 27th 2007 6:21 pm

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mad.chef - I've sent you a pm ;)

Don2211 Jul 27th 2007 7:12 pm

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Hi,

Im new to this thread, Just waiting on my visa coming thorugh (had my medial 4 weeks ago)

I will be moving to Perth in January hopefully. Just had a look at the list and I noticed that it was all couples or familys who are moving out there.

I have applied for a 136 skilled visa and will be taking the big step by myself.

mad.chef Jul 27th 2007 7:16 pm

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Hi all,

We have had 3 new PM's and I have added you to the list. Have a look and see if you can give us some more info regarding areas and jobs etc.

Welcome to the fun!

Sarah.

HERE IS THE UPDATED LIST:

mad.chef Jul 27th 2007 7:19 pm

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Originally Posted by Don2211 (Post 5114320)
Hi,

Im new to this thread, Just waiting on my visa coming thorugh (had my medial 4 weeks ago)

I will be moving to Perth in January hopefully. Just had a look at the list and I noticed that it was all couples or familys who are moving out there.

I have applied for a 136 skilled visa and will be taking the big step by myself.

Hi there,

All are welcome and if you want to be added to the list send me a message and I can add you. You must be a bit daunted doing this on your own? Do you know anyone out there?

Best of luck with your application.

Sarah

Don2211 Jul 27th 2007 7:32 pm

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Hi,

One of my mates moved out there 2 years ago 9he's all I know).

Daunted? I had not really thought it about it to be honest until I started reading through some of the posts on this website.
Ive always thought about doing it, now its time to do it. But the closer it gets to doing it the more daunting it gets

P.S
I'll send you a PM in 2 mins

The_Effys Jul 27th 2007 7:33 pm

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Originally Posted by Don2211 (Post 5114320)
Hi,

Im new to this thread, Just waiting on my visa coming thorugh (had my medial 4 weeks ago)

I will be moving to Perth in January hopefully. Just had a look at the list and I noticed that it was all couples or familys who are moving out there.

I have applied for a 136 skilled visa and will be taking the big step by myself.

Hi Don,

Welcome to the thread :thumbup: I think you're right, you are the only single on there, I never noticed that :ohmy: Don't let it stop you from coming to the big BBQ though ;)

What do you intend to do when you're out there? Have you got a job, sponsorship or anything?

I don't think you will have long to wait now till the VISA GRANTED email! :thumbsup:

All the best,

Chris :)

.

mad.chef Jul 27th 2007 7:55 pm

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Originally Posted by Don2211 (Post 5114403)
Hi,

One of my mates moved out there 2 years ago 9he's all I know).

Daunted? I had not really thought it about it to be honest until I started reading through some of the posts on this website.
Ive always thought about doing it, now its time to do it. But the closer it gets to doing it the more daunting it gets

P.S
I'll send you a PM in 2 mins

Hi Don,

I have added you on to the list.

Sarah

HERE IS THE LIST:

Don2211 Jul 27th 2007 8:07 pm

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Thanks mate,

I work in telecoms here just now (BT) so I could do a job like that, but my mate is a manager in a sales company, and makes a good amount of money just now and he can get me a job to start me off- keeping my options open.
I dont have any sponsorship.


Originally Posted by The_Effys (Post 5114408)
Hi Don,

Welcome to the thread :thumbup: I think you're right, you are the only single on there, I never noticed that :ohmy: Don't let it stop you from coming to the big BBQ though ;)

What do you intend to do when you're out there? Have you got a job, sponsorship or anything?

I don't think you will have long to wait now till the VISA GRANTED email! :thumbsup:

All the best,

Chris :)

.


mad.chef Jul 27th 2007 8:33 pm

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Hi Gina,

Sorry to hear about your house troubles. I have adjusted the list for you.

Sarah.

HERE IS THE LIST:

phillip&sharon Jul 27th 2007 8:38 pm

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Hi all

Not sure if we have finished with the old thread but will put on here.

Its been a bit of a nightmare today phone has not stop trying to sort out this bl***y easement. I think from the last phone call today 5.40 we just need some signatures from us and our neighbours and guess what they went on holiday last thrusday for two weeks:curse: and i was just saying yesterday that i was not getting stressed. So we have not exchange today.

Have now got to try and get hold of them which they may not be to happy about but what the hell.

Would be greatful for some karma to help us.

phillip

mad.chef Jul 27th 2007 8:53 pm

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Hi Nicola,

Just read your post on the other thread. I have changed your leaving date to the 5th November, not sure if your arrival date is correct. If not let me know.

Sarah

To Phillip and Sharon,

I hope all goes well with the house sale, I am sending you positive thoughts!

Sarah

HERE IS THE LIST:

Watty'n'Arls Jul 27th 2007 9:02 pm

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Hi

Been watching this thread and the other one. sorry I havent added our names to the list yet but we havent informed work yet and we have recognised some people on BE. We have kept all this a secret from work colleagues for 2 yrs and dont want to let the cat out of the bag just yet!!!

We have visas, just waiting for someone to buy the house, and we are off. we are going to Mandurah - Halls Head area (Seascapes).

The waiting is killing me.
Will add names before we go and hope to meet up with you all one day in Perth.

;)

mad.chef Jul 27th 2007 9:08 pm

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Hi there,

Add your names whenever you are ready. Hope all goes well.

We have been lucky with OH work as they have known from the very beginning of our process, they have travelled alot themselves and were fine about it. He actually handed in his notice the other day and his job is being advertised. He won't actually leave till the end of September but they have been great.

Sarah

Watty'n'Arls Jul 27th 2007 10:31 pm

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Thanks for that. OH, his work kind of knows as he had to get boss to sign TRA. OH is BT engineer. Mine knows nowt (hard work trying to keep a secret when all you want to do is sing from the rooftops). We are in our early 30's and have no children yet. We have been to Perth 3 times now and love it.

We are definite on Seascapes area of Halls Head. Was out there in June to validate the visas and I didnt want to come home, nearly didnt.

Hope to be there by end of Sept/mid Oct depending of house sale - market is so slow at the moment.

Look foward to that barbie in Perth

:D

dave99 Jul 28th 2007 5:06 am

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Hi, myself (dave) and partner clair are new to the site, we have been in australia for almost a year on the working holiday visa in Adelaide.

We have recently been granted our permanent visas and have just moved to Perth this July, we are hoping to settle and stay here please add us to the list !.

Since we are new we also know no one in Perth so we might pop along to one of the meet ups once we are all settled :)

claire33 Jul 28th 2007 5:59 am

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Originally Posted by mad.chef (Post 5110205)
As suggested by The_Effys we are starting a new thread. Anyone going to be settling in Perth in 2007/2008? We would love to hear from new people who maybe not on the other list and those of you already on the list.

Any information people have that they think will be beneficial to others in the same boat is really appreciated, reminds us of all the things we have to get done.

Sarah/Dave:cool:

Hi,

Not on the list as we are already here, but will probably tag along to the BBQ to meet some new faces.

Advice that I would give to those soon to depart sunny England would be, enjoy your last few weeks with your friends and family, I can remember thinking " oh we still have a few weeks left", but it comes around so quickly and I probably didn't get to spend as much time with some people as I would of liked to. Also get a book for people to sign, its nice to sit back and read once you are here.

Good luck to you all and see you soon.

Claire :D

daveplumber Jul 28th 2007 8:30 am

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Hi all our container left yesterday so 2 weeks time we are on our way after a break in singapore we will be arriving on the 20th August, we will be staying in Carramar for the first 6 weeks, Bobcats going to be picking us up as i see he is also in Carramar ;) And as he was a plumber he can tell me the score on licensing:curse:
All of you have a good journey, by the way im too lazy to check out when the barbecue actually is could anyone shed some light please.
Dave

mad.chef Jul 28th 2007 10:22 am

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Hi Dave the plumber,

No decisions on the big BBQ as yet as most of us are still over here. I think the best thing to do is wait until most of us are over and have had a chance to settle in and then arrange something.

We will keep everyone posted.

Sarah/Dave

terrington-evans Jul 28th 2007 10:24 am

Settling in Perth 2007/8 List
 
Hi,

Just checking into this new Thread - As it's all taken a year feom start to finish and now I finish work next friday, Movers & hand over house keys to new owners the following Tuesday, 3 weeks with family and believe it or not this time next month we should be at our rental in Warnbro - Don't know if I'm starting to get excited or scared at this stage!!!!!!!!!


Looking forward to meeting every one when we all meet up.


Mark

mad.chef Jul 28th 2007 10:39 am

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Originally Posted by claire33 (Post 5115733)
Hi,

Not on the list as we are already here, but will probably tag along to the BBQ to meet some new faces.

Advice that I would give to those soon to depart sunny England would be, enjoy your last few weeks with your friends and family, I can remember thinking " oh we still have a few weeks left", but it comes around so quickly and I probably didn't get to spend as much time with some people as I would of liked to. Also get a book for people to sign, its nice to sit back and read once you are here.

Good luck to you all and see you soon.

Claire :D

Hi Claire,

Tag along by all means, it will be nice having people that are already settled to speak to. How long have you been over and how are you finding it?

Sarah.

mad.chef Jul 28th 2007 10:49 am

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Originally Posted by terrington-evans (Post 5116098)
Hi,

Just checking into this new Thread - As it's all taken a year feom start to finish and now I finish work next friday, Movers & hand over house keys to new owners the following Tuesday, 3 weeks with family and believe it or not this time next month we should be at our rental in Warnbro - Don't know if I'm starting to get excited or scared at this stage!!!!!!!!!


Looking forward to meeting every one when we all meet up.


Mark

Hi Mark,

Bet you are more excited than nervous. I wish we had gone earlier but we decided to have the summer here and spend more time letting the in-laws get used to the idea. Well regarding the summer here what a waste of time!

Our shippers are coming at the beginning of September and we are sending our stuff a month before we go. Still loads to do, planned to have loads of car boots but with the weather we think it will be the charity shop instead.

How did you decide on an area to settle? Have you been to it before?

Sarah

The_Effys Jul 28th 2007 11:02 am

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Hi all,

tried to reply to some posts on here last night but computer was playing up!!

I have updated the list, we are now on page 3! :blink:

Dave(daveplumber), had you down as flying on 20th but you say you land on 20th??

Dave(dave99) I wonder if you could give us a bit more info, jobs ages & where you will be staying in Perth when you get there, but don't worry too much as it's not compulsory! ;)

Here is the updated list:

claire33 Jul 28th 2007 12:06 pm

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Originally Posted by mad.chef (Post 5116124)
Hi Claire,

Tag along by all means, it will be nice having people that are already settled to speak to. How long have you been over and how are you finding it?

Sarah.

Hi Sarah,

We have been here for 16 months, have settled in Secret Harbour which is just lovely :D

The move over has been very uneventful (thankfully) and we have all settled in really well, not once have we had any doubts that we have made the right decision, of course for a start its difficult with missing people etc..but it really does get easier.

Oh and another piece of advice make sure you all bring some warm clothes, as it can get a bit chilly in the evenings through the winter.

Claire :)

terrington-evans Jul 28th 2007 12:45 pm

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hi Sarah,

we liked the look of the Rockingham area, particularly Port Kennedy from seeing the BBC program Wanted down Under. we didn't realise it was expat central! house prices seem very reasonable, plus some of the people Mark will be working with live there too.

will be in your neck of the woods in a couple of weeks, mum lives in Malvern. all the best, see you maybe soon.

Helen

The_Effys Jul 28th 2007 9:42 pm

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Hi James, thanks for your PM & details, have added them to the list below :thumbup:

All the best,

Chris :)

Here is the updated list:

Phoenix Jul 29th 2007 4:53 am

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Arrived in April - settling in nicely thanks :)

pam0512 Jul 29th 2007 10:13 am

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Hi Guys,

Hope all going well with you lot......we are steaming ahead getting ready to leave UK on 24th August!! we are staying in Singapore for 3 nights and arrive in Perth on 28th....
Can't believe how much work is involved in going abroad.....it's never ending, just when you think you've told everybody about your move you discover there's another company you need to contact!! when will it end???
House sold and (hopefully) going through okay this time....don't think completion will be until after we've left but there's nothing we can do about that now. OH finishes work on Friday, can't wait cos I will then have some help with the packing up and entertaining of kids in the gloriously wonderful Welsh summer!!:rofl:
We are going to be staying with a friend in Joondalup until we find the right schools then we'll house hunt for a rental in that area, we've got a cat and dog so I think rentals might be a bit awkward, but we will have to wait and see.
Best wishes to everyone and see you at the BIG BBQ!!.....

Pam x x :D

mad.chef Jul 29th 2007 10:18 am

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Originally Posted by pam0512 (Post 5119619)
Hi Guys,

Hope all going well with you lot......we are steaming ahead getting ready to leave UK on 24th August!! we are staying in Singapore for 3 nights and arrive in Perth on 28th....
Can't believe how much work is involved in going abroad.....it's never ending, just when you think you've told everybody about your move you discover there's another company you need to contact!! when will it end???
House sold and (hopefully) going through okay this time....don't think completion will be until after we've left but there's nothing we can do about that now. OH finishes work on Friday, can't wait cos I will then have some help with the packing up and entertaining of kids in the gloriously wonderful Welsh summer!!:rofl:
We are going to be staying with a friend in Joondalup until we find the right schools then we'll house hunt for a rental in that area, we've got a cat and dog so I think rentals might be a bit awkward, but we will have to wait and see.
Best wishes to everyone and see you at the BIG BBQ!!.....

Pam x x :D

Hi Pam,

I have adjusted your details on the list fro leaving and arrival date. We are going to Joondalup and can't wait to get there, keep us posted when you arrive on what it is like.

Sarah:)

HERE IS THE LIST:

pam0512 Jul 29th 2007 10:24 am

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Hi Sarah,

Have you ever been to Joondalup?? We stayed near there when we visited last year and we went in to the BIG shopping complex but didn't really look around....getting excited now!!
Thanks for updating our details.
Pam x x


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