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Forum: Australia
Oct 21st 2022, 7:49 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,320
Posted By NickyC

Re: Need to fly back home - any help?

Not sure where you're getting that $8.5k to $15k figure from - cheapest return flights to the UK travelling next week (on Skyscanner) are around the $2.5k mark.
Oct 5th 2022, 3:23 am
Replies: 13
Views: 851
Posted By NickyC

Re: Residency Requirement for Citizenship

The online residency calculator does say that it's only an estimate and that the Department's own records will determine if you do satisfy the residency requirements.

I suspect that spouse of...
Forum: Australia
Nov 13th 2021, 1:42 am
Replies: 2
Views: 528
Posted By NickyC

Re: Getting power service without a credit score

Quite agree.

Years ago I worked quite closely with Credit Reference agencies and back then, access to power was classed as a basic human right (like access to water) and no supplier of either...
Forum: The Barbie
Jul 14th 2021, 7:10 am
Replies: 6
Views: 438
Posted By NickyC

Re: Christmas in July

It's a well-known thing up in the Blue Mountains of NSW. Now called 'Yulefest' rather than Christmas in July.

Plenty of hotels and guest houses there offer special weekends with log fires,...
Forum: Australia
May 20th 2021, 11:51 pm
Replies: 194
Views: 25,773
Posted By NickyC

Re: Want to move back to Aus

I used to fly to Le Touquet occasionally too. I worked for an airline that operated flights briefly from Gatwick. The schedule allowed for lunch at the airport before taking the aircraft back. The...
Forum: Australia
May 7th 2021, 7:51 am
Replies: 13
Views: 3,295
Posted By NickyC

Re: Sydney suburbs for families

It would not be an hour's commute - it would be much more than that in peak hour plus you'd be up for god-knows how much in tolls. It's over 70km from The Ponds to Waterfall. To think about driving...
Forum: The Barbie
Sep 27th 2020, 7:26 am
Replies: 2
Views: 881
Posted By NickyC

Re: Tax payable on UK pension income

If you're referring to the UK state pension - then the annual amount received is declared and included in your normal taxable income. Just the same as any other income received.

You can claim 8%...
Forum: Australia
Sep 2nd 2020, 2:27 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,811
Posted By NickyC

Re: Getting an Australian Credit Card

I used to work with a Credit Card application system and unless the rules have changed enormously since then, I can't see how you could possibly get a card without actually being present here in the...
Forum: Australia
Aug 31st 2020, 9:55 pm
Replies: 32
Views: 3,527
Posted By NickyC

Re: Mandatory Covid Vaccine

They cannot and would not deny entry to citizens.

I would imagine the most likely scenario is vaccine (and prove it) OR - just like currently - you go into compulsory, expensive quarantine on...
Forum: Australia
Jul 14th 2020, 10:07 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,684
Posted By NickyC

Re: Long Distance Train Travel -the Aussie version

I've been on the Indian Pacific a couple of times - both times Sydney to Perth. Once in 1980 and again in 2015. I also did the Ghan in 2015 but travelling North to South.

As long as you have a...
Forum: Australia
Jul 13th 2020, 5:58 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,530
Posted By NickyC

Re: First time tax return - foreign income

You only need to declare income received from the time you became a tax resident in Australia.

So you don't need to declare anything earned before the day you arrived.
Forum: The Barbie
May 10th 2020, 12:01 pm
Replies: 1,260
Views: 97,963
Posted By NickyC

Re: Coronavirus - how's everyone doing?

From memory, Teza lives in Australind (or nearby).
Forum: The Barbie
Apr 8th 2020, 10:32 am
Replies: 1,260
Views: 97,963
Posted By NickyC

Re: Coronavirus - how's everyone doing?

Agree completely - they're a really useful summary of how we're all travelling.
I look forward to them.
Forum: Australia
Dec 21st 2019, 12:43 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,971
Posted By NickyC

Re: Pay off National insurance ??

The Australian pension might be generous but it's not quite that generous.

If you're getting $520 a week income from your super, you will not be getting $466.75 state pension.
The income test...
Forum: Australia
Dec 1st 2019, 12:13 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,109
Posted By NickyC

Re: Cover for pre existing condition

That doesn't really make sense. You only had to serve the waiting period and all pre-existing conditions are covered.

All Australian domestic health insurers HAVE to provide cover for...
Forum: Australia
Oct 2nd 2019, 7:51 am
Replies: 8
Views: 845
Posted By NickyC

Re: UK Passport Validity in Transit

But according to your earlier question about passports, you're a dual citizen.

If that's so, I would expect a couple of questions when trying to leave Australia on a UK passport that obviously...
Forum: Australia
Sep 20th 2019, 3:36 am
Replies: 29
Views: 4,432
Posted By NickyC

Re: Planning for retirement/topping up UK state pension

$394.5k is the total amount of assets you can have before the Age Pension starts reducing.
$863.5k is the total amount of assets you can have before the Age Pension cuts out completely.

If your...
Forum: Australia
Sep 17th 2019, 11:00 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 4,432
Posted By NickyC

Re: Planning for retirement/topping up UK state pension

We are self-funded retirees. Get no Australian pension and are not likely to.

There is a (highly-prized) card called the Commonwealth Seniors Health Card designed for people who do not get a...
Forum: Australia
Jul 29th 2019, 10:02 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,671
Posted By NickyC

Re: Moving to Melbourne in September

You decide which super fund you want to use and your employer must pay into it.

It's not a case of you picking one from a list your employer gives you. All employers will have a default super fund...
Forum: Australia
Jul 20th 2019, 1:31 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 4,465
Posted By NickyC

Re: Is it worth bringing the car from the UK?

You've owned a car in the UK for 10 years yet according to your earlier thread you're still on L plates?...
Feb 2nd 2019, 8:27 am
Replies: 5
Views: 5,612
Posted By NickyC

Re: Returning to the frozen north

What a sad and worrying few years you've had.

I wish you all the best with your return to Canada :-)
Forum: Australia
Jan 9th 2019, 10:43 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 1,906
Posted By NickyC

Re: Over 70 Oz resident needs one way travel insurance

Insure and Go here in Australia are very flexible in their offerings and they cover one-way trips for older people....
Forum: Australia
Jan 7th 2019, 6:02 am
Forum: Australia
Dec 23rd 2018, 10:02 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 1,082
Posted By NickyC

Re: Transfering uk pension

The UK pension people will pay the money directly into an Australian bank account if you want. It doesn't have to be paid into a UK account and then transferred. Entirely, up to your Mum how she...
Dec 20th 2018, 5:46 am
Replies: 4
Views: 2,706
Posted By NickyC

Re: Freelance and Working Holiday Visa

Can't help with much of what you ask but I do know that you will NOT be taxed by Australia on your world-wide income. That only applies if you hold a permanent residency visa.

While you're on a...
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