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  1. Visas and immigration
    Hi! Does anyone have a good shipping company to recommend from Melbourne to Singapore? I’m looking for a company that: 1) Can be trusted – I want to know that my items are in safe hands. I have some expensive furniture and don’t want them damaged in any way. 2) Is affordable – Doesn’t have to be...
  2. Visas and immigration
    Hi, I got a 457 visa approved and moved to Australia, but most companies aren't accepting it for working purposes. Is anyone having the same issues? Most companies nowadays only hire Permanent residents or Australia citizens. I feel like I am living illegally over here. Australia is giving...
  3. Visas and immigration
    Hi Everyone, I put my citizenship application in in October last year. I had my appointment at immigration and did my test in November. I have not heard anything since, which is expected with the current wait times, but my problem now is that in about six weeks I will be moving from Brisbane...
  4. New member introductions
    Hey, I am from and living in the UK, studying Photography at university and hoping to move to Australia when I graduate in 2017 :) but I have just been researching and photography isn't on the Skilled Occupations List (SOL) does any body know any photographers who have been able to move out there?
  5. Jobs and work
    Hello everyone! I'm not sure if this is appropriate for this forum, please excuse me if it is not. I am an Indian and I am almost ready to move to Melbourne, Australia for my Masters of Engineering in Manufacturing Technology from Swinburne University. I am a mechanical engineer with Zero...
  6. Visas and immigration
    Hi All, Maybe this is a stupid question - but can myself and my husband move state whilst I am on a BVA as he has got a job in regional QLD but we applied from Regional NSW?? Thanks :)
  7. International Travel
    Hi everyone! :) I am moving to Australia in late March, and I'm really struggling with deciding what kind of health insurance I should get. I will be in Australia for 1 year, working a part time job. I've read that Travelers Insurance is a good bet, but I've also read that there are some good...
  8. Travel questions
    Hi everyone! I am moving to Australia in late March, and right now I have an iphone with Verizon as my provider. It's unlocked as far as I know, and I've talked to a few aussie-americans and they said they went with a sim card on a 28 day or 40 day cycle with a fixed amount of...
  9. Visas and immigration
    Hi everyone!:D I am moving to Australia in late March, and I'm going to take on a part time job wherever I can -- waitress, dishwasher, I really don't care -- but I have a question: I will be training under a mentor of mine who owns a business that focuses on facilitating workshops, leadership...
  10. Visas and immigration
    I was wondering if anyone has any information on shipping less than 1,000 pounds of household goods to the Sydney area? I received a quote today and was told that there is a 1,000 pound minimum, which would cost between $2500-$3000 USD. I only have about 700 pounds of belongings to ship (mostly...
  11. Visas and immigration
    Hello everyone thanks for reading ! I am currently under going the beginning steps to my migration process, and I am not really sure where to start. I will be graduating in April with a diploma as an Architectural Technician. I have previous experience in graphic design, business...
  12. Visas and immigration
    Has anyone here used an agency to do all the paperwork and look after a move to Australia? Here is my information. I am engaged to get married. I will be going to Australia from Canada on a marriage (fiancee) visa. My stuff will be shipped from Canada. I have heard that there are companies...
  13. Jobs and work
    I'm due to enter Australia to live permanently in 2013. I am currently self employed and work predominately as a freelance photography assistant specializing in high end fashion work. I am an experienced retoucher & handle prints on a regular basis. I have worked with clients such as Esquire...
  14. New member introductions
    Hey How are you doing ? I have just become a member.So i am open to views and questions especially on home relocation. Jeremy Heyes
  15. Housing
    In the next three months i have to leave San Diego after ten years and return home to Adelaide. I wish to entertain the idea of relocating some of my furniture and personal effects. Anyone out there who too would consider sharing costs. mhsthomas at yaahoo dot com
  16. Travel questions
    Hello my name is victoira and i am looking for some help in picking a city to live in. I am 19 years old for California (the U.S.), i am looking into working and spending my next year in Australia. I love to surf and would like a city that is not too big but big enough for me to be able to...
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