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Sep 17th 2016, 9:39 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 685
Posted By Perpetual Tourist

Re: 189 and RRV with very limited time spent onshore

Thank you both, that sounds positive. We would be moving to Sydney long term but I would like to make sure I am able to travel abroad if required, for example if there were to be a family emergency...
Sep 16th 2016, 9:08 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 685
Posted By Perpetual Tourist

189 and RRV with very limited time spent onshore

Greetings,

I was granted a 189 Visa in Dec 2013 but has not yet made the move to Australia, simply because I met my wife in London some time afterwards and we are still enjoying life in London...
Forum: Australia
May 19th 2015, 1:02 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,953
Posted By Perpetual Tourist

Re: Emigrating Alone

I am moving to Melbourne on my own in December. Alborg's advice is very sound, and echoes my own views. It is definitely a bit daunting to leave your current network of friends and acquaintances...
Forum: Australia
Apr 10th 2015, 9:44 am
Replies: 7
Views: 987
Posted By Perpetual Tourist

Re: Better city for job search, Bris/Melb

Hi yellowpuppy,

Are you ruling out Sydney? Looking in general for the keyword "Bioinformatics" on job-sites, the majority of positions seem to be there?
Forum: Australia
Apr 7th 2015, 7:20 am
Replies: 25
Views: 2,231
Posted By Perpetual Tourist

Re: Moving to West Sydney

No... oops :lol: did not consider having to carry your own tools as a bricklayer.
Forum: Australia
Apr 7th 2015, 6:48 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,643
Posted By Perpetual Tourist

Re: Cost of living in Sydney or Melbourne

Fair enough.
Judging by another thread started by OP (http://britishexpats.com/forum/australia-54/suburb-information-855906/), they have opted for Sydney.
Forum: Australia
Apr 7th 2015, 12:10 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,643
Posted By Perpetual Tourist

Re: Cost of living in Sydney or Melbourne

I agree to a point; some cities are more expensive to live in, and salaries have to reflect this depending on if you are working in Brisbane or Sydney. But I'm not so sure calling architects arty...
Forum: Australia
Apr 6th 2015, 7:03 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,643
Posted By Perpetual Tourist

Re: Cost of living in Sydney or Melbourne

That may be more relevant from a social science point of view, but for the OP who is looking to negotiate a good deal from his existing employer, it is only of limited help.

Average salaries per...
Forum: Australia
Apr 6th 2015, 10:32 am
Replies: 25
Views: 2,231
Posted By Perpetual Tourist

Re: Moving to West Sydney

Live somewhere like Glebe (http://www.cityhobo.com/cities/sydney/glebe-sydney-inner-west), and commute by motorcycle to beat the traffic.
Forum: Australia
Apr 5th 2015, 10:51 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 2,985
Posted By Perpetual Tourist

Re: australia or new zealand to bring up young family

The below article from this weekend's magazine supplement in The Australian may be of interest...

Revenge of the Kiwis: the tide turns in New Zealand’s favour...
Forum: Australia
Apr 5th 2015, 10:40 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,643
Posted By Perpetual Tourist

Re: Cost of living in Sydney or Melbourne

Hi Komail,

The people on BE are a helpful bunch, but this is a pretty big ask. Personally I would have thought the main difference in cost will come down to cost of rental properties. The below...
Forum: Australia
Mar 30th 2015, 10:55 pm
Replies: 87
Views: 5,837
Posted By Perpetual Tourist

Re: Aussie Aussie (moved from Welcome Inn)

If you have a medical condition, with symptoms that improve with warmer weather and sunshine, I fully understand - some parts of Australia could be a good thing for you.

HOWEVER - in all other...
Forum: Australia
Mar 22nd 2015, 6:40 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,680
Posted By Perpetual Tourist

Re: Australia..where to start?

I understand one needs to go where there is work, and as far as distance goes, that is a really good point - Australia is FAR away. But it would seem an awful shame to write off Australia in large...
Forum: Australia
Mar 22nd 2015, 2:43 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,680
Posted By Perpetual Tourist

Re: Australia..where to start?

Hi Lauren, as you are looking for a plethora of information on two massive landmasses, Google Search really should be your friend at this early stage. Once you have pinpointed specific areas/towns,...
Mar 21st 2015, 12:40 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 824
Posted By Perpetual Tourist

Re: 189 Visa Granted

Congratulations, it's a wonderful feeling. New adventures await!
Forum: Australia
Mar 21st 2015, 12:39 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 2,042
Posted By Perpetual Tourist

Re: Where to live?

It seems that the OP has successfully ruled out most of the populous areas of Australia. All cities/regions have their positives and negatives, and there are some sweeping generalisations in the...
Mar 14th 2015, 10:06 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 438
Posted By Perpetual Tourist

Re: Ielts

IELTS states (http://www.ielts.org/institutions/institutions_faqs/test_scores.aspx) that the result from the test has a two year "recommended validity period".
In practice, this means that most...
Mar 13th 2015, 10:58 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 2,173
Posted By Perpetual Tourist

Re: i can't go through the IELTS exams

To increase your IELTS score you need to think about (if you haven't already) how you prepare for the exam, and what the examiners are looking for.
For example, it is good to be aware of the type...
Mar 13th 2015, 10:47 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 2,662
Posted By Perpetual Tourist

Re: Change of Passport Details - Form 929

Good idea! Positive feedback left.
Mar 12th 2015, 5:05 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 2,662
Posted By Perpetual Tourist

Re: Change of Passport Details - Form 929

I am very impressed with the European Service Centre. I emailed across my completed 929 form, scans of old and new passports, and other required documentation, to [email protected] on Wednesday...
Mar 5th 2015, 3:53 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 598
Posted By Perpetual Tourist

Re: Quick passport question

Good knowledge - I did not know this.
Forum: Australia
Mar 5th 2015, 3:05 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,731
Posted By Perpetual Tourist

Re: Australian SIM Card

I recommend Amaysim (http://www.amaysim.com.au/) (they run on Optus's network), which I used when I arrived in Melbourne with an unlocked UK iPhone. I am a heavy data user so I quite like their...
Dec 29th 2014, 11:21 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 1,269
Posted By Perpetual Tourist

Re: Name-change in UK AFTER 189 visa granted

Am I correct in thinking I should use Form 1022 (http://www.immi.gov.au/allforms/pdf/1022.pdf)? Or perhaps Form 929 (http://www.immi.gov.au/allforms/pdf/929.pdf) (Change of address and/or passport...
Dec 29th 2014, 10:30 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 1,269
Posted By Perpetual Tourist

Name-change in UK AFTER 189 visa granted

Hello all,

I was granted a 189 visa on 30/12/2013. I activated my visa in August this year, and conducted a one month reccie in Melbourne.
Due to work commitments, I am delaying my move to...
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