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Forum: Australia
Mar 25th 2009, 2:08 am
Replies: 6
Views: 665
Posted By andy thomas

Re: Purchasing a car

Hi Shelley

Can you get a letter from the owner/landlord or where you are staying now just to say that that is your current home address and that all the bills are included in the rent so you don't...
Forum: Australia
Jan 18th 2009, 12:32 am
Replies: 4
Views: 420
Posted By andy thomas

Re: carpenter seeks start in feb/march

The easiest, and probably the best way to secure work as a chippie is to just walk on to building sites and ask. Ive tried it 4 times whilst looking for work and each time I landed a job. Most...
Forum: Australia
Jan 18th 2009, 12:18 am
Replies: 6
Views: 595
Posted By andy thomas

Re: Accomodation for validation trip

Hi Tracey

For Brisbane have a look at http://www.brisbane-relocations.com/joomla/ Cal and Gary are specifically set up for migrating families.

Andy
Forum: Australia
Oct 8th 2008, 11:33 am
Replies: 2
Views: 574
Posted By andy thomas

Re: Tax on transferring money to Australian bank account?

Dont worry, you dont get taxed just for transferring money into a bank account. It's your money you can put it where ever you want. You will only be taxed on any interest you earn on the money once...
Forum: Australia
Aug 14th 2008, 12:14 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 672
Posted By andy thomas

Re: Temporary Accomodation on arrival?

Hi Mike,

Have a look at our site and see if anything fits the bill

Andy
Aug 6th 2008, 10:48 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 733
Posted By andy thomas

Re: Am i to old at 51 to get a visa

Hi Steve

There's a migration agent in Hove, East Sussex, who specializes in "unusual or difficult" cases. It would cost nothing to run it by him over the phone. Call The Visa Unit (0845 061 6600)...
Forum: Australia
Aug 5th 2008, 1:08 am
Replies: 7
Views: 716
Posted By andy thomas

Re: Moving to Melbourne

Hi Neal and Tanya

We moved to Melbourne 4 years ago having never been here before and one of the hardest things back then was trying to find somewhere to stay for the first few weeks. We ended up...
Forum: Australia
Apr 20th 2008, 11:16 am
Replies: 47
Views: 2,747
Posted By andy thomas

Re: Why not many pools in Melbourne?

We have a pool, 11m x 4m with 200% solar heating, that gives us 8 months a year when we can use it comfortably which suits us fine.

Andy
Forum: Australia
Mar 10th 2008, 9:35 am
Replies: 1
Views: 364
Posted By andy thomas

Re: Kath's 100km Challenge - Sponsors Required

Come on guys, don't be shy. 36 visits to this thread but no sponsors yet.

Let's see the power of British Expats, it's only a couple of clicks and a credit card number.

Andy
Forum: Australia
Mar 9th 2008, 3:39 am
Replies: 1
Views: 364
Posted By andy thomas

Kath's 100km Challenge - Sponsors Required

Having never been one to excercise, Kath's life is now somewhat different to the one she left in the UK. Once a full time working mum, now a full time gym junky, Kath is taking part in the 100km...
Forum: The Barbie
Feb 8th 2008, 8:20 am
Replies: 23
Views: 1,351
Posted By andy thomas

Re: Building a website

Our website is rather complex because of what it is able to do, having said that we believe it was money well spent. Feel free to give us a ring or call in if you are near to Tyabb or just ring Jason...
Forum: Australia
Feb 3rd 2008, 11:30 am
Replies: 21
Views: 1,860
Posted By andy thomas

Re: Newbie - Melbourne

Dave, The hoons are everywhere, then there's the ones who just haven't got a clue at all. You know, the stupid f*%$#&s who stop and give way when they are already on the roundabout.

Andy

PS Get...
Forum: Australia
Feb 3rd 2008, 11:10 am
Replies: 4
Views: 541
Posted By andy thomas

Re: Investment Property Owners

Hi Timber,

Long time no speak. You may be right, but there may be some expats out there who will benefit from this, both owners and new migrants.

All the best, Andy
Forum: Australia
Feb 3rd 2008, 11:03 am
Replies: 4
Views: 541
Posted By andy thomas

Investment Property Owners

Do you own an investment property in or around Melbourne CBD? Or maybe you are thinking of buying one? Accommodate Oz now require properties in this location to help the growing number of migrants...
Forum: Australia
Dec 19th 2007, 6:17 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 647
Posted By andy thomas

Re: Financial help please!

Yes you can leave your money. You will only have to pay tax on the interest just as you would have done if you stayed in the uk so no difference there. When you do eventually move it over there may...
Forum: Australia
Dec 4th 2007, 7:08 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 606
Posted By andy thomas

Re: Car insurance question?

No worries, see you in the afternoon for a beer.
Forum: Australia
Dec 4th 2007, 7:02 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 606
Posted By andy thomas

Re: Car insurance question?

You can ring if you like but I think we will be around, your property is next to ours on the farm and it will be open for you. What time do you land on the Saturday?

Andy
Forum: Australia
Dec 4th 2007, 9:37 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,316
Posted By andy thomas

Re: If you could turn back time.........

We moved over to the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria in July 2004 from sunny Rochdale. We'd had a holiday in Oz in '92 and our only regret now is that we didn't move sooner. It's a great place to...
Forum: Australia
Dec 3rd 2007, 10:31 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 606
Posted By andy thomas

Re: Car insurance question?

G'Day David,

Your car will probably be registered on the day you collect it so that you get the full 12 months rego etc, a number plate will be allocated then. The cheapest insurance companies are...
Forum: Australia
Nov 29th 2007, 6:21 am
Forum: Australia
Nov 29th 2007, 5:41 am
Replies: 15
Views: 997
Posted By andy thomas

Re: Barracuda - its given up the ghost

1. Check barracuda for obstructions, particularly in the inner rubber sleeve, quite easy to dismantle
2. Remove pump filter and clean
3. Remove skimmer box filter and clean

Andy
Forum: Australia
Nov 27th 2007, 6:04 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 355
Posted By andy thomas

Re: Short Term Rental How Long ?

Allowing yourself 4 weeks in a furnished rental to find a long term rental is about right. Any shorter and you would be putting yourself under pressure and risk taking anything just to secure a place...
Forum: Australia
Nov 24th 2007, 8:25 am
Replies: 7
Views: 859
Posted By andy thomas

Re: How do I buy/lease a car??

Hi Rach

Who told you that you cant get a loan on a temporary visa. We provide cars in Victoria and we do finance for people on temporary visas all of the time. If you want to finance a car you...
Forum: Australia
Nov 22nd 2007, 8:36 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 909
Posted By andy thomas

Re: Forward exchange contracts - good or bad idea?

Because they are still making money out of it.

If you buy 100000GBP worth of AUD at 2.50 you get $250,000. Once the rate has dropped to below 2.50 and you sell your $250,000 back to the market at...
Forum: Australia
Nov 22nd 2007, 7:32 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 909
Posted By andy thomas

Re: Forward exchange contracts - good or bad idea?

When we were in the process of migrating I bought a forward contract with HIFX and secured a rate of 2.4375 with a 10% deposit. When I needed funds over here I would check the rates and if it was...
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