Forum Category: Planning

29 Topics

Do I apply for a job first, or sell the house and move, then search for a job once I'm in Australia?

I can't work out the logistics of moving. I've been trying to apply for jobs beforehand, but I'm guessing with many applicants they wouldn't be interested in someone who's not in the country, as I'm having no luck. Do I just sell the house and move then apply for jobs? ...

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What are the basic requirements for me and my son and partner to move to Australia from the UK?

I am from the United Kingdom and am looking to move to Australia in 2009 for a new life with my son and partner. What do we need to do to move? Could you send me a check list?

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How do I move from the US to Australia?

I found out that Australia uses the immigration skilled calculator to determine whether or not you can move to Australia on a skilled migrant visa. I meet most of the requirements, except it really does not define the occupation. I work in HR as a Training Coordinator/HR adminstrator, but it ...

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Moving to Australia from NZ

I am planning on moving to QLD from NZ with my children. I am a single parent who works full time. What are my childrens rights for schooling and University (they are all nz born). Here in NZ, australian children have the same rights to free education etc or would ...

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How and what do I need to move to Australia from England?

Ok so my partner and i want to move to australier with our daughter. I am a nail technician and my partner is a tiler/plasterer/painter. We havent got lots in bank, and are willing to work to make this move work but would like some info on doing this big ...

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Moving to Brisbane - should I open a bank account before I go?

I'm moving to Brisbane in Jan 09. Is it best to open up a Australian bank account and apply for a TFN here in New Zealand first? Or after I arrive in Australia?

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Widow and goldcardholder wanting to join adult children in Queensland permanently

My adult chidren and grandchildren are my only family and they now live in Queensland, one for 5 years and one 6months, they are both working.What are the requirements for me to be able to join them, financial, medical, I have a clean bill of health, am 66yrs of age, ...

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Moving from Nz to Brisbne with two kids. Is it a good idea to move with no savings and sell everything and start afresh?

We have been in Nz originally from SA for 10yrs and have really struggled to make ends meet here. We are now looking at trying to start afresh in Brisbane but are not sure whether to sell everything we have here (as our finances are limited)and buy second hand goods ...

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When filling out the arrival form on the plane before landing in Australia, do I state that I am intending to live there permanently or that i am just visiting? I am a NZ citizen born & bred.

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Storage Units in Christchurch

We are looking at renting our 4 bedroom house out in Christchurch in the interim while we get established in Queensland and will need to store our furniture. Has anyone found some good deals for storage in Christchurch?

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My sister and I are moving to Melbourne with two small dogs. Will finding a flat together be difficult?

We want to live in the same flat but separate rooms, both with very small dogs, and are concerned at how difficult finding a flat in the are surrounding the University will be. Also we will be needing jobs in hospo as soon as we get there. Is this plan ...

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Leaving close family

Me and my husband have made the descion to move to Brisbane with our 3 son at the start of next year. We are all excited but my only dilemma is being away from my mum and dad who we are very close with and they love my boys so ...

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What do I need to take with me?

I am moving to the Gold Coast in November and I would like to know what I need to take/print out to apply for houses, jobs and anything else? will they have a record of my good credit history?

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What kind of travel insurance should I use for my move to Australia?

I am looking at getting travel insurance but am not sure how long I will need it for until I get set up, or what other types of insurance maybe required?

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What time of year would be best to move to Melbourne?

Hi there, I am planning on moving from Christchurch to Melbourne and wanted to know if anyone could give me advice on what time of year would be better. I was either thinking of moving in about 12 weeks - mid October - or waiting till after NYE and moving ...

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How to sell off and get rid of household goods before moving to Australia

Hi! Lots of people ask us what the best way is to get rid of household goods that they don't want to move to Australia. Sorting and selling off your household goods is a very daunting task. In fact, it was definitely the job that took the most time and ...

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I need help with planning the move!!

I'm nearly qualified as a beautician and stylist in (6 months time) I'm wanting to move over to Australia, rent a place and find a job, but is it even possible to do remotely anything close to done over the Internet!!

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How much money would my partner and I need to move to Melbourne?

My partner (21) and I (19) are planning to move to Melbourne in hopefully 3-4 months. So far we have been doing a lot of research and saving as much as possible, but we are wondering what would be a good amount of money to take to basically survive when ...

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NZ Life Insurance - Is It Valid In Australia?

If we move to Australia, what happens to our NZ life insurance? Is it still valid, or do we have to start again?

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Moving to Australia to work. What should I do before I go?

I'm moving to Mount Isa in three weeks to work. What do I need to do before I go?

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Me and my boyfriend are both 18 and want to move to Australia (Brisbane). He is going to be staying with family for 3 months before I go over. Is there anything i can do over here (in nz) before moving over?

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Does anyone know of any useful Australian job sites?

My partner has all truck class driving licenses and has been in his current employment for over 12 years as a furniture truck driver. I'm in Early Childhood with many years experience teaching and nannying. I'm currently home based.

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How much money should I take to get me started in Australia?

I am single, young and want to make the move...how much will I (approx) need to get set up over there? (preferably Perth).

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What do I need to prepare a 13 year old to live in Australia?

I have a 13-year-old son moving to Brizzy in Australia to live with grandparents...I guess I would like 2 know what I have to prepare for him....i.e. legally, schooling, medical, etc...to make his stay over there as stress-free as possible for myself and my parents...

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Moving to Australia - where to start?

Myself and my 2 kids are planning a move to Australia. Where do we begin?

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Should me or my husband go to Australia and get a job first before bringing the family over?

My husband can potentially earn more than me as I was out of the workforce for a while raising kids. Should he go and get a well paid job and send money back to help support us until we join him. Or should I go and secure a job and ...

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NZ citizen wanting to bring Indian fiance to Australia

Hi there, I am a NZ citizen living in Australia. I would like to bring my fiance to Australia from India. How can I do this?

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Is it worth selling kitchen items before moving?

We are moving to Melbourne early next year and have decided to sell all our household goods. We have a lot of stuff and it works out to be a cheaper option for us. Just curious to know what you guys did with your kitchen items eg: cutlery, plates, glasses, ...

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We are wanting to make the move to Brisbane. What is the first step?

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