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Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by bellong: 4:06am On Mar 26
carpdiemz:

It’s obvious that Nigerians in Australia don’t want anyone to join them grin they just wanna keep forming Aussie , I open a thread on Aussie partner visa no one respond smh

How did you come to this conclusion?



You opened a thread with this statement

"Hello nairalanders have noticed there is no thread for Australia partner/ fiancée visa on here , please let’s share our experience on this type of visa cartegory."

How do you expect people who migrated via the skilled program to respond to you when they have no experience.

It is typical of people to throw stones and blame people for their own errors. If you need information about partner visa, there are loads of information on internet and immigration website. You should read them and later ask specific question. Don't act like you are entitled to be responded to.

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Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by Mcslize: 11:43am On Mar 26
obainojazz:
Imagine walking on the street and Cold breeze dey blow you... I later learnt you have to check the weather before going out to know what to wear. Funny thing is it's not even winter

That's Australia for you. There is always a lot of breeze over there. 14 degree Celsius is cold though. During winter, it will drop to as low as 8 to 9 degree Celsius. Which part of Aussie are you?

I heard Canberra and Tasmalia are the coldest.

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Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by carpdiemz: 11:54am On Mar 26
obainojazz:
For example, I was not prepared for the cold... E wan finish me.. Thought it was a hot country but I'm experiencing 14 degrees shocked


Which region is that so I will know how to prepare myself too grin
Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by obainojazz(m): 12:10pm On Mar 26
Mcslize:


That's Australia for you. There is always a lot of breeze over there. 14 degree Celsius is cold though. During winter, it will drop to as low as 8 to 9 degree Celsius. Which part of Aussie are you?

I heard Canberra and Tasmalia are the coldest.
South Australia..o Winter is June.. Till then sha grin
Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by obainojazz(m): 12:11pm On Mar 26
carpdiemz:



Which region is that so I will know how to prepare myself too grin
na even the hot part I dey grin South Australia
Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by carpdiemz: 4:16pm On Mar 26
obainojazz:
na even the hot part I dey grin South Australia


Na Perth I sabi person chai so Na set up say d place hot grin
Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by Mcslize: 7:18pm On Mar 26
obainojazz:
South Australia..o Winter is June.. Till then sha grin

Exactly. Get all your winter jackets ready. You will just be fine.
Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by obainojazz(m): 10:33pm On Mar 26
carpdiemz:



Na Perth I sabi person chai so Na set up say d place hot grin
It can be hot though... One Aussie told me they recorded 51 degrees.. People that entered when it was hot will say the country hot..
Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by obainojazz(m): 10:34pm On Mar 26
Mcslize:


Exactly. Get all your winter jackets ready. You will just be fine.
You in Aussie too right?
Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by stubbornman(m): 3:02pm On Mar 27
bellong:


Coping.. Difference is, social activities on ground zero.

May God help us all
Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by Mcslize: 5:41pm On Mar 27
obainojazz:
You in Aussie too right?

No
Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by bellong: 3:12am On Mar 28
stubbornman:


May God help us all

Amen
Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by carpdiemz: 9:45am On Mar 28
obainojazz:
It can be hot though... One Aussie told me they recorded 51 degrees.. People that entered when it was hot will say the country hot..


Wow
Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by Goalnaldo(m): 10:58am On Mar 28
tyosho:
It will be nice if this thread is restricted to info about life in australia.Not questions on how to secure visa or gain admission.

My family and I made use of IOM to secure our travel tickets.We went with emirates and had a stopover in Dubai.Nothing special about the travel experience.We were entitled to 40kg per adult,40kg for a child and 23kg for infant.We also paid for 2 extra bags of 32kg each but i hear prices have gone up so cargoing is cheaper.You can cargo through certain airlines like saa,emirates and etihad.
All in all we had like 12 luggages.
I went with ALL kinds of food stuffs except beans(becos of weavils).With my food items,i put them individually in transparent bags and labelled them.Fish,egusi,dry pepper,garri,amala etc.
Got to melbourne,declared i had food items but was not searched and was allowed to go through.

We opened accts with NAB and commonwealth bank but didnt transfer any money from nigera.We went with some cash and left the remaining in a GT dom acct and transferred from there to our OZzy acct when we arrived.We also opened a dom acct in OZ(commonwealth bank was seamless) for ease of transfer.There might be a cheaper way to transfer funds but this is what we did.

We stayed with family in Northern suburbs initially but got our own place in the Eastern suburbs,somewhere not far from Dandenong.We settled for the East because its quite busy,more factories and industries in these areas.If i dont live in the East,I will go for the North and West in that order.West is cheapest but people say it has a history of crime.I however have friends who have lived in the West over 10years and have never had any incidents.Anyhow,wherever you decide to stay is fine.Just get somewhere close to the train station and mall.

In melbourne,you can use your naija license for 6months.My husband passed his victoria drivers test on first attempt,i havnt tried yet for my drivers license.People say though that it can be quite tough cos i know someone who failed 5times!I was able to start driving within 2months of getting here.Just remember,you drive on the left always.

No ideas on how mortgages work but when choosing a neighborhood,also consider ones with good schools if you have kids.If your kids are still of daycare age(below 5),use careforkids.com.au to compare prices,reviews etc.

Settling in was not bad for me cos i had friends and family here already.My kids settled fine as well.

Upon arrival;
Get a mobile sim(i use lebara)
Apply for TFN(tax file no)
Open a bank account or go and activate the one you opened from Nigeria
Go to centerlink and medicare for registration
Get a travel card(MYki card if in melbourne).

Update your linkedin profile and make it very appealing to recruiters.You can also search for recruiters on Linkedin.

With regards to work,there is always something to do.It might not be want you want initially but there is work.Some people start off working at factories,aged care homes,disability and support centres etc until they eventually get what they want.Some people also end up going into nursing,community welfare,policing etc.But like i said,if you dont mind chopping humble pie to start somewhere earning money with these blue collar jobs,you will be okay.I know people who have houses with money earned from these blue collar professions.
There is dignity of labour here so people dont care what job you do to earn money.

For transportation,if you can afford it,pls plan to buy a car asap(carsales.com.au,gumtreee.com.au).please buy cars with roadworthiness and valid registration(at least 6months).If no car,you can use the metro system until you can afford to get a car here.

For housing,a friend referred us to her agent who leased us an apartment even though we didnt have jobs at the time.She accepted our bank statements as proof of income.We pay just a little below 2k monthly as rent.

Then i also just found out about NRAS housing scheme from a colleague days back.Its for families who fall within a certain income threshold.IF your rent was like 350,you would pay like 260 and the govt will pay the balance.I dont have much info as i dont qualify anymore since hubby and I both work now.But im certain most freshbies would qualify.

With furnishing the house,we went across gumtree.com(for people who were selling their furniture due relocation or other reasons),kmart stores( for kitchen items),bestbuy.com(this is a company that sells new electronics at reduced prices because they have scratches or marks on them;there are plenty stores like that but this is the one i patronised) and ikea stores(for kitchen and beddings)

For people that dont mind as well,in order to save costs,you can patronise Salvos stores(its a charity shop that all kinds of household items in great condition).

To get the best energy providers,internet providers,insurance etc,you can make use of iselect.com.au

During cold weather,you wear jacket and use heater(we paid almost 200 a month for heating during this past winter)

I do most of my shopping at Dandenong Market as food stuffs there is cheaper than everyother place I know.There is also Marmara market at Dandenong(all kinds of food items including shaki,cowleg,cow tongue etc) and an African store not far from the market(cant rememeber the name).At noble park is SUR african shop where i get dry fish,palm oil,egusi and stuff like that.

With departmental stores,woolworths is most expensive and aldi is cheapest.Coles is in between.
I know of only one nigerian restaurant that recently opened in the city and i have never been there before.
There is also another popular naija shop in the West called Fatimoh"s shop

With centerlink link claims,we were paid family tax benefit part A and B,family rebate and child care assistance.This all sumed up to $621 forthnightly for the first 4months,it came down to 550 and then now sits at $89 fortnightly.It reduces with every income increase.
Childcare rates was $113 for two kids initially (5days a week) and now is $370 a week.

We also got a concession card which has now been cancelled since we both have jobs.With the concession card,we paid discounted electricity and waterbills,half price for transportation,free ambulance cover,susbsizied fees if we had done any studies at the time and my first kid who is in kinder got 15hours free of daycare weekly .

With jobs,for me,it was just God.I got a job in the Tier 1 team of an IT company with no technical knowledge whatsover.It was my 3rd video interview and i got the job two months after arrival.I commute 54mins by train to the CBD which is quite a distance by OZ standard.But i dont mind really.I got the job through indeed.com which i prefer to seek.com
There a couple of recruitment agencies i know and i will list as i remember.

Strategy one(blue collar)
Adecco
Hoban
Ozstaff(blue collar)
Randstad
Sharp &carter
Hays
Smaart



cc Bellong,vinsmuft,funkjo,oknee,hordunayo,incemay,abeg you guys should come and add o
this is very detailed. Australia is 100% example of a country that works.

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Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by Kingade16(m): 9:53am
Good morning everyone and thank you for the tips so far....i would love to migrate to Australia as soon as possible, but i would want to know hot to obtain the visa and what be the necessary things for me to be able to obtain the visa. Thanks
Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by Rosunkeye(m): 10:10am
Kingade16:
Good morning everyone and thank you for the tips so far....i would love to migrate to Australia as soon as possible, but i would want to know hot to obtain the visa and what be the necessary things for me to be able to obtain the visa. Thanks
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