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I can't imagine emigrating somewhere without ever visiting the place first, but I guess that is what happened a great deal in Australia.

I have been quite a few times and will be there again soon. I love the place, love the remoteness of so much of it, love the lack of people etc. I honestly do not think I would want to live there all the same.

 

The place is enormous almost beyond comprehension and the climate varies a lot. Imagine the difference between your Cornish climate and the Scottish climate and then see what those distances look like on a map of Australia.

Don't know how you feel about the dark evenings here but that is the norm out there, no light nights, that would be one of the things I would miss the most I think.

So bright you can't see at times, so hot you can't breathe.

 

It most certainly is a land of great opportunity and you might well get out there and make your fortune. It is a damned expensive place to live though.

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One can move up to the age of 40. Retired people can also move in good health and when investing in OZ

 

Yeah its quite a lot of money though. Isnt it above £100,000 or am i thinking of Canada ?

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Ok I've probably asked this before but not been here for a month or two....

 

First Hurdle....I'm 31 (32 in Feb)

 

Second Hurdle....Wife and 4 Kids......

 

Good bits.....

 

I've Got.....

CS30, 31, 32, 38, 39, 40.

UA 1, 2.

First Aid.

2 Years Experience on Power lines.

 

How can I (we) get to Oz????

 

Regards Mike.

 

Why Australia? I went to Melbourne when one of my brothers married an Aussie. I also visited him in Sydney. So only a limited knowledge of Austraila admittedly,but I for one would not up root my family to go there.

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If you need good accountancy advice go and see your accountant, if you need good visa advice go and see a visa specialist, whilst I love arb talk there is no substitute for professional advice.

I went to see a visa company and took there advice a year later I had my permanent visa, many couples we know have been trying for over three years and still getting nowhere.

We were told to forget my visa application and use the wife for main applicant,if your wife is into nursing you would probably be better using her,

But don't listen to me go and see an expert,

And don't worry about a job you will have one as soon as you make a few phone calls.

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why Australia? why not? Every Con that I hear people say is a Pro in my book...Desolation, Heat, Distance from U.K....but don't get me wrong I really appreciate all of your input good or bad. Just because I've never been somewhere doesn't mean I wouldn't like it. My kids haven't been to Disney land either but that doesn't put them off ha ha.

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There are some great opportunities for those that fit the jigsaw in Oz. Experienced nursing professionals are high on the list and there are a range of specialist jobs in very remote places.

My oldest daughter has been there for nearly three years working in these remote communities using her nursing skills. At this time of year it is too hot in the centre of the country to venture outside, even the children have their trampoline inside with the air-con going!

I know very little about the Arb industry there but I'm sure if you were in somewhere like Melbourne there'd be an opening. Don't forget the Tasmanian lifestyle, it is more like Portugal being on the same latitude, hot summers and bush fires with very short cold winters.

The timber industry is in deep decline there though and this is where my daughter started her tour, on a government contract looking after the health if the logging communities children.

They also pay nurses a proper salary. This means you have a lifestyle not just a job!

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There are some great opportunities for those that fit the jigsaw in Oz. Experienced nursing professionals are high on the list and there are a range of specialist jobs in very remote places.

My oldest daughter has been there for nearly three years working in these remote communities using her nursing skills. At this time of year it is too hot in the centre of the country to venture outside, even the children have their trampoline inside with the air-con going!

I know very little about the Arb industry there but I'm sure if you were in somewhere like Melbourne there'd be an opening. Don't forget the Tasmanian lifestyle, it is more like Portugal being on the same latitude, hot summers and bush fires with very short cold winters.

The timber industry is in deep decline there though and this is where my daughter started her tour, on a government contract looking after the health if the logging communities children.

They also pay nurses a proper salary. This means you have a lifestyle not just a job!

codlasher

 

Yep a friend who moved out there was working 5/6 days a weeks in the specialist burns unit in manchester and now she only works 3days and gets more than she did here! And shes loving it too !

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why Australia? why not? Every Con that I hear people say is a Pro in my book...Desolation, Heat, Distance from U.K....but don't get me wrong I really appreciate all of your input good or bad. Just because I've never been somewhere doesn't mean I wouldn't like it. My kids haven't been to Disney land either but that doesn't put them off ha ha.

 

Why not! Because it's not all it's cracked up to be. The grass ain't greener over there!......though it might be a different shade!

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