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|Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by STAugustineOf13(m): 11:44am On Oct 11, 2017|
Human beings are difficult to manage,Trust me.
Meanwhile, as we are waiting for other sweet totoli news-es, there are questions waiting for answers from our 0ga's @ the top in the other thread .
|Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by kamotisha: 11:51am On Oct 11, 2017|
I don't know about that. I think someone mentioned a single adult fare earlier.
|Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by kamotisha: 12:05pm On Oct 11, 2017|
They didn't give a breakdown. I initially wanted my infant to have a seat because he turns two few days before the trip. When the ticket came and he was booked as an infant, I decided to take it like that because I know that they will charge extra for him to have a seat.
|Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by kamotisha: 12:20pm On Oct 11, 2017|
About that range....exchange rate affects the prices so we cant be too sure but we can say it should be about 1.2m
|Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by Nobody: 1:31pm On Oct 11, 2017|
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|Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by einsteino(m): 3:28pm On Oct 11, 2017|
lol you are not alone on this.
|Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by einsteino(m): 3:31pm On Oct 11, 2017|
relocating from where?
|Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by kamotisha: 5:37pm On Oct 11, 2017|
Pls for those of us that have kids, I hear we need to come with their immunisation records. I can't find the card for my 6 year old. She took her immunisation at the health centre and I'm sure they won't have a back up. Any ideas on what I can do?
|Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by ogbevireo(m): 7:05pm On Oct 11, 2017|
Usually hospitals and clinics keep immunisation registers, in nurses like to keep their own records a lot.
So go back to the clinic. If they don't have the records, I believe one or two nurses there will know you. They will be able to fill a new one for you.
|Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by tobby1987(m): 7:38pm On Oct 11, 2017|
How much will one need to travel to Australia n ow do one start cos I have been lookin for dis opportunity since..awaiting response pls
|Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by Blackpromise: 7:43pm On Oct 11, 2017|
Awesome and inspiring ! pls how do I start the relocation program. Really interested in relocating with my family to Australia.
Thanks while awaiting favourable responses.
|Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by kamotisha: 9:44pm On Oct 11, 2017|
Ok. Thanks. Will explore this option. I'm just a little sceptical because it's a health centre. Not so sure about them keeping data. Will go there anyways. Thanks
|Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by tyosho: 11:22pm On Oct 11, 2017|
I'm thinking though not sure,if you grease some palms,even you sef will get immunization records
|Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by bellong: 2:37am On Oct 12, 2017|
Accommodation before or on arrival
This is one of the areas that give people serious concern prior to arrival. Although it is difficult, at the same time it is very easy provided you can spend money.
www.gumtree.com.au, www.flatmates.com.au, www.airbnb.com.au, backpackers (Google by states), Hostels (google) are the websites you can easily get a temporary accommodation before or on arrival.
Prior to my arrival, I paid for a one month service on www.flatmates.com.au because I didn't know anyone in Adelaide. The payment gave me unrestricted access to all adverts and contacts. I had to do the accommodation arrangement myself. I composed a convincing email which I was sending to potential landlords. In the email, I mentioned my current occupation and the visa I am coming on. I also mentioned something about myself, likes, dislikes and interest and the potential arrival dates. Out of all the emails, someone responded to me and she told me when the house will be available. I had to book a backpacker in the heart of the CBD for 5 days before I can move to the house.
The backpacker didn't meet my expectation and was a regret. I couldn't stay beyond 2 days. I had to call the lady to arrange somewhere for me even if it is in the living room. I explained the condition of the backpacker and she was kind enough to create a small room for me within the living room till the main room was available. I must say that I enjoyed my three months stay in the house. She was a very good landlord.
Lesson: Except you have a family or friend you will stay with on arrival, you should start making arrangements for a temporary accommodation before coming. If you know someone in the city you are coming to, you can ask the person to help you do the search. Know that not everyone has that luxury of time to do it.
There is a subtle stereotype among the real estate agents against Africans (Speaking from Adelaide's perspective). Majority of them are not exposed and "uneducated". Their average thinking of an African is either from Sudan or Somalia. From their experiences with these group of people, they paint every African with the same brush. Getting a permanent accommodation maybe tedious if you are a new arrival without any incentive to entice the agent.
Their fears about giving new arrival accommodation are, if you can afford to pay since you are not working yet, if you will treat the house nicely since you have no rent history in the country, if you will abide by the terms and conditions of the rent and "just prejudice".
To get a permanent accommodation use this websites, www.realestate.com.au, www.rent.com.au, www.purplebrick.com.au and others.
The easiest way to entice to an agent is if you have a full time permanent job, you may not have issues getting a house except the landlord or agent is unnecessarily being a jerk or racist.
For new arrival, prior to arrival, research average cost of the type of accommodation you are interested in to have an idea the amount you need. Houses are priced/week and paid every fortnight. Come with at least two - three months rent and tell the agent you are willing to pay three months rent in advance. I am sure you have 99.8% chance of getting the house than just applying without anything to sway them.
Read your rent agreement properly. Don't take any house you are not satisfied with the terms and conditions. Request for leaflet/pamphlets that outline your rights as a tenant, every state and jurisdiction has law in favour of this.
Lest I forget, you must prepare to pay bond for the rent. The bond is kept with the trust bond and not with the landlord/agent. If you don't get an email from the trust bond stating your bond has been deposited after one week of your rent, call the attention of the agent to it. If the agent is talking nonsense, tell the agent you will lodge a complaint at the rent tribunal, I am sure you will get a responsible answer after that.
In South Australia, if your rent is $310/week and below, the bond is 4 weeks rent and if it is above that price, the bond is 6 weeks rent. No bond is beyond 6 weeks rent else the estate agent can be reported to the tribunal.
For a new arrival with a job, based on your family income, the Housing dept of your state can pay the bond on your behalf, Google Housing dept in your state or territory. Example for SA it is called Housing SA.
When you move in to your house, make sure you do a pre-movement inspection. Snap pictures of every where in the house and keep it in a safe place. Complete the pre-inspection report the agent will give you and make sure you take your time to do it. Don't take it likely, getting your bond back is dependent on it. At the end of your lease agreement, your house is expected to be in the same condition you moved in aside normal wear and tear. If there is anything different, your agent will lodge a damage claim with the trust bond to claim damages from your bond. Be rest assured that their claim will almost equal your entire bond. The only way to counter their claim is if you have done a thorough pre-inspection report and you have a back up of pictures with it.
Basic things to do on arrival
Once you arrive, the following are the basic things to do.
1. Register for Tax File Number (TFN). If you don't have a TFN, you will be charged the maximum tax rate. You can register through this link.
2. Use google map to look for centrelink and medicare office within or close to your suburb. Go there to register for medicare and centrelink. Most times medicare office is in centrelink office but some outlets don't have them together. You can also do the registration online.
a. Centrelink https://www.centrelink.gov.au/wps/portal/clk_common/CROSS#stay
b. Medicare https://www.humanservices.gov.au/individuals/services/medicare/medicare-online-accounts#a3
The federal government has a portal that combines all the welfare and finacial services. Everybody is expected to register to link all the services via the portal. It is called MyGov. You should register for it and link your ATO, Medicare, Centrelink, My Health etc to portal. Once you do that, you wouldn't have to be signing into all the accounts individually. The link to MyGov is below.
3. If you are on a state or regional sponsorship, as soon you arrive go to the State's migration page to register with them as a newly arrived migrant. This help the state to be sending the quarterly survey to you, so you can fulfill your moral obligation. Each state also organise sessions for arrival, you can't get invited except you register.
To be continued later
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|Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by tyosho: 3:50am On Oct 12, 2017|
views from within and around my office
|Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by Nobody: 4:09am On Oct 12, 2017|
Thank you, is it necessary for any reason to open a bank account online prior to arrival? If yes, what are your recommendations on Bank n account type.
|Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by bellong: 4:09am On Oct 12, 2017|
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|Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by Nobody: 4:10am On Oct 12, 2017|
Thank you, is it necessary for any reason to open a bank account online prior to arrival? If yes, what are your recommendations on Bank n account type.
|Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by bellong: 4:51am On Oct 12, 2017|
If you have money to move, yes you can open a bank account online prior to arrival. I can't give you a recommendation of banks because I don't think there is any bank that is bad. These are the major banks
Citibank (I think they only have branch in Sydney)
HSBC (Not many branches)
You can transfer from Nigeria via your domiciliary account into the account you opened but you can't make withdrawal till you activate it. You activate on arrival by going to the bank with your passport, print out of your visa email and your presence .
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|Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by bellong: 4:55am On Oct 12, 2017|
Thank God for the opportunity to be of help. I believe you are enjoying it.
How far is your place to Randwick?
|Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by suurutu: 5:44am On Oct 12, 2017|
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|Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by nikkycool(f): 5:46am On Oct 12, 2017|
bellong:Thank you for the job welldone on the housing issue.Please are there no places where there are no snakes?or let me say have you experienced such thing?cos they say they can be found anywhere in the house which I read and watch on social media too.I DETESTS THEM SO MUCH.cc bellong sir.
|Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by Kempguy47: 5:54am On Oct 12, 2017|
Hand raised !!!
|Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by debsty(m): 7:19am On Oct 12, 2017|
@ Bellong , I live a bit far from Randwick. The place is closer to the city. However , I am very familiar with the place as I have a naija family friend staying around that axis. Are you popping into the area anytime soon?
@ Nickycool, I was forced to laugh when I read your comment. This is same notion believed by so many people. Except you are living in some major countryside location or newly developed areas, you definitely wont be seeing snakes in a long time to come. However , there is always that warning that people should clear their lawns and bushes around the house especially after spring at the onset of summer to avoid any creeping creatures hiding there.
|Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by einsteino(m): 7:58am On Oct 12, 2017|
so cute .. i love it already. u sure say i no go decamp from pursuit of canny pr to aussie pr?
all we see in canny pics is craters of ice.. aswear it must have been in canada that Flavour got inspiration for the song "oyi"
where oga salford1 ? lolz
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|Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by bellong: 8:10am On Oct 12, 2017|
Yes, God willing end of the month
|Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by Adamkeyj(m): 8:28am On Oct 12, 2017|
kamotisha:please how can i apply for the australia PR ...pls been looking forward to it bt dont know how to apply
|Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by tyosho: 9:13am On Oct 12, 2017|
First picture is the games room in my office.there's the table tennis table,Xbox and that table for mini footballers(don't know what it's called).
Anyone can go there during breaks and there's presently a FIFA competition going on across our floor for football fans
Second picture is us getting ready to celebrate the Indian Diwali festival with our Indian colleagues tomorrow.We had something for Ileya too.
3rd and 4th pictures are me heading to the train station
|Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by tyosho: 9:15am On Oct 12, 2017|
Pictures I took at the southern cross station this evening
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|Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by hollie2605: 10:16am On Oct 12, 2017|
Please who has gotten grant for 489 visa and has settled in Aussie. Some of us opted for it because of our competitive occupation (systems analyst). Kindly share your experience please, then probably later create a thread for people that want to convert from 489 (TR) visa to 887 visa (PR). Thank you.
|Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by MrHenshaw: 10:25am On Oct 12, 2017|
With all these points,you better apply to study international relations.
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|Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by nikkycool(f): 1:29pm On Oct 12, 2017|
debsty:Ok,thank you for this,at least I have rest of mind now.You guys should please keep it coming as it really encourages intending immigrants like us.
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