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  1. New member introductions
    Hi, my name is Rafael, I'm Brazilian, 33 years old, father and husband, and I work on IT as a Front-end developer (something between a graphic designer and a programmer) Me and my family are moving to Australia by the end of the year, we'd love to live there and contribute to the society with...
  2. Visas and immigration
    I NEED HELP! Here is my timeline: May 2016 - granted a subclass 189 visa as Single June 2016 - made first entry, but immediately went back to PH for work Aug 2017 - will get married in the Philippines Jan 2018 - planning to move to AU permanently, partner to stay in PH until we get him an AU...
  3. Visas and immigration
    International students planning to move to Australia to study are being reminded to make sure they get the right visa from the right source. They are being warned to be aware of people who are not registered migration agents offering to sort of their visa for a fee and being aware of the rules...
  4. Visas and immigration
    Good Day Friends, I would like to know what are the challenges a newly arrived migrant will face when he lands in Australia especially during the first few years of settling-in! Of course everybody will have a completely different viewpoint and a lot will depend on which country we migrated...
  5. Business and investment
    Hey everyone! In September 2015 I'm moving from the UK over to Sydney for 1 year to experience the country, but also to expand our UK based Digital Marketing Agency in Australia. Currently we run everything in the UK, with several online stores and many UK based clients whom we work for. My...
  6. Visas and immigration
    Hi everyone, new to this site and hoping for some feedback! I am a US citizen, currently living with my American boyfriend of 5 years. Boyfriend just was accepted into a 3 year program at University of Queensland and I am going along for the ride! We move March 3, and the program begins April...
  7. Cost Of Living
    Hi All, I am from Sri Lanka and got my Aussie PR September 2013. I am planning to migrate to Australia immediately and looking forward for your valuable comments for following queries? My first pick is Sydney as I have observed that a basic job search would yield many vacancies in Sydney than...
  8. Housing
    Hi everyone :) so my visa has been granted for my daughter and I to join my partner in Sydney. Yay! I'm just wondering has anyone lived in Dee Why, or knows someone who has? I have heard mostly good reports but when I dug a little deeper I have noticed a few people say that crime can be a...
  9. Visas and immigration
    You can do all of the homework in the world but nothing beats the experience of actually living the dream and moving to Australia. We thought it would be interesting to learn what most surprised you when you first moved to Australia? Perhaps it was the culture, the food, the language, the cost...
  10. Visas and immigration
    We can do all of the investigating and all of the researching possible, we can try and budget to the nearest dollar but the fact is that unexpected costs will arise when looking to move to a new country such as Australia. It would therefore be helpful for members who are looking to move to...
  11. General chit-chat and news
    There are many different reason why expats have moved to, and are looking to move to, Australia. It would be interesting to see the range of different reasons? Was it financial, health related, a fresh start, a new relationship, etc?
  12. Visas and immigration
    It can be quite daunting to move to another country. After I received my visa approval I was such in a delima. Not knowing where to start and what to leave behind. There were so many rules and regulations. I thus decided to write an e-book on what to do once you receive your approval. This book...
  13. Travel questions
    Hello! I am an American moving to Oz with my partner who is an AU citizen. We are flying out on the 16th... just a few days away(!). I wanted to know what are some essentials that I should absolutely buy here and take with me... and also what are the top 10-15 things you think would be most...
  14. New member introductions
    Hey guys! Our names are Jill and Stacey and we recently moved to Australia (October 9th, 2009 to be exact!) to travel around Australia and shoot a reality travel webseries called Jill and Stacey Do the Roo! We have already travelled up the East Coast and are currently airing episodes from...
  15. Visas and immigration
    Karen moved from England to Australia in 2007 with her husband. A lot of people reading this will know, from personal experience, that some people's emigration journeys are a lot easier than others. In these Expat interviews I have spoken to many individuals who found making the decision to...
  16. International Travel
    The most populous city in the Northern Territories is the city of Darwin. Despite this distinction, compared to other Australian capital cities, Darwin is home to the smallest population. One of its main industries is tourism and attracts many thousands of visitors each year because of the...
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