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Australia Initial days in Australia

MysticRiver

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even though they mention the equal opportunity for citizens & Permanent Residents.
Well, citizens definitely have more opportunities and rights (e.g. voting right). Also, it's understandable that the government will not employ any non-citizen to any sensitive projects.
 

NaveenS

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allan joseph

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I am not sure how hard it is to find a job for Mech. Eng. in Adelaide region. In most cases, to get the first job is a bit tough. Same like getting a first rented house without having any previous rental history in Australia.
I am a mechanical simulation engineer, but my case was different. I am on 457 visa, sponsored by the employer. and, none of my friends is in the mechanical engineering field, to get some idea.
SA is projecting itself as manufacturing state with some new defence projects, submarine projects and a new aerospace lab is about to set -up. Rumours are there that Tesla may take over the shut-down Holden factory which will create many jobs. The closing of Holden factory released many engineering professionals and technicians out to the market for job hunting in the Adelaide region in 2017, but i hope they are already settled with new job through transformation program.
Thanks Namitha . So i think SA is the way to go !!!
 
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PK-Adelaide

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Thanks Namitha . So i think SA is the way to go !!!
Please do proper research before taking a decision. :happy:

(and this is Praveen, sorry for the confusion with the profile name which is initially created by my wife. no option to change it once it is created @MysticRiver ;) )
 
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MysticRiver

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allan joseph

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Please do proper research before taking a decision. :happy:

(and this is Praveen, sorry for the confusion with the profile name which is initially created by my wife. no option to change it once it is created @MysticRiver ;) )
Hi Praveen, hope you got the wish done "PK-Adelaide" . Credit @MysticRiver ;)
 
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PK-Adelaide

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eyaaz91

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I am not sure how hard it is to find a job for Mech. Eng. in Adelaide region. In most cases, to get the first job is a bit tough. Same like getting a first rented house without having any previous rental history in Australia.
I am a mechanical simulation engineer, but my case was different. I am on 457 visa, sponsored by the employer. and, none of my friends is in the mechanical engineering field, to get some idea.
SA is projecting itself as manufacturing state with some new defence projects, submarine projects and a new aerospace lab is about to set -up. Rumours are there that Tesla may take over the shut-down Holden factory which will create many jobs. The closing of Holden factory released many engineering professionals and technicians out to the market for job hunting in the Adelaide region in 2017, but i hope they are already settled with new job through transformation program.
Hi. Were you an onshore or an offshore applicant during EOI?
 

PK-Adelaide

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rameezcfa

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There has been a number of posts related to this context and I agree that they do get lost among the numerous posts on some of the major threads. But, one thing is that our members do have a general tendency to get off the grid after having their visa grants, and no one stays long enough to share their stories here.


It's all personal choice as @namitha050 suggested. Factors people generally consider are:
1. Job prospects - depends on the companies that you've worked with and your field. I'm from construction and here the firms prefer people with local experience, and we'd have to opt for jobs with lesser salaries than we had previously, though it would only be for the initial period. Once you get the exposure, you can jump up the rungs quite fine.

2. Expenditure - Sydney takes the pole position, with Melb close behind. The others lie a bit behind in the rating, though the expenses, compared to overseas currencies may at times seem high. So, it's better not to compare the prices or have the prices in your native currency, since that may at times give a shock.

3. Locations with family/friends nearby - Its quite necessary to have a group you can hang out with, otherwise, people do get depressed quite a lot. During the initial period of job search, it could be a period of frustration. :)

4. Schools for children, if migrating along with - one of the major factors to choose your location, since their schooling is quite important and the property prices do soar around the schools which are at the top of the list.

5. Climate adjustments (some do not like the Melbourne climate since it does vary a lot, in terms of hours. The city where you can experience all the 4 seasons in 24 hours or less. :)) - I know some guys personally, who live in Sydney, but fell ill while on vacation in Melb. They couldn't cope with the random fluctuation in temperature, and the cold winds in the eve too. I don't know about the weather in other cities, but I can certainly say that it won't be similar to Melb.


I have no idea about QLD, other than the cost of living is lesser than that of Melb. Here, we are currently in shared accommodation, and as a couple, we could make it through with $1500 per month, including rent and other expenses. You should also consider the one-time expenses related to kitchen and the commodities, so initially, I'd say that it'll come somewhere around $2k-2.5k and the earlier you get a good accommodation the better. Hotel stays (excluding food) do generally take upto $80-120 per day.


I guess that'd be me. Am I right? Sorry if I was the one you meant mate. I had seen the profile post, but got a bit carried away with the current situation. I'll make up for it on this thread bro. :)

I entirely agree that this thread will be a better option to share the experiences and provide an outlook on what to expect, once we land here. Also, while posting some queries, just ensure that you tag any of the members whom you feel will be helpful.
@Dileep great post bro.
 

akash111

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Guys...those who moved to Australia recently, please share your experiences for the future migrants as it will be of much help in deciding which state to move and also other criteria.
do not come in bloody sydney wollongong newcastle melbourne.. try to come in darwin adelaide or any regional area which has good university
 

Me_Min

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Agree to most of the already stated. I can only give assurance Melbourne CBD is little more on the expensive side, unless you want to do away with the high profile living (we shunned theatres, high-end restos). The fact that Melbourne is also home to a huge no. of students, makes it easier to find cheap, shared, single accommodation, around $700 pm. Gets a bit expensive if you're moving as couple with a non-working partner (our case) - $1820 pm. Coles, Woolworths are the grocery shops where we bought items at half price. Weekends visited Queen Victoria Market for veggies, fruits ( most items at $0.50-$4 per kg). I'm a totally city person, so couldn't even think of staying in suburbs, where accommodation is way cheaper. Transport, little Bourke St(China town), events in Melbourne actually kept life happening!
 
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Ness

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There has been a number of posts related to this context and I agree that they do get lost among the numerous posts on some of the major threads. But, one thing is that our members do have a general tendency to get off the grid after having their visa grants, and no one stays long enough to share their stories here.


It's all personal choice as @namitha050 suggested. Factors people generally consider are:
1. Job prospects - depends on the companies that you've worked with and your field. I'm from construction and here the firms prefer people with local experience, and we'd have to opt for jobs with lesser salaries than we had previously, though it would only be for the initial period. Once you get the exposure, you can jump up the rungs quite fine.

2. Expenditure - Sydney takes the pole position, with Melb close behind. The others lie a bit behind in the rating, though the expenses, compared to overseas currencies may at times seem high. So, it's better not to compare the prices or have the prices in your native currency, since that may at times give a shock.

3. Locations with family/friends nearby - Its quite necessary to have a group you can hang out with, otherwise, people do get depressed quite a lot. During the initial period of job search, it could be a period of frustration. :)

4. Schools for children, if migrating along with - one of the major factors to choose your location, since their schooling is quite important and the property prices do soar around the schools which are at the top of the list.

5. Climate adjustments (some do not like the Melbourne climate since it does vary a lot, in terms of hours. The city where you can experience all the 4 seasons in 24 hours or less. :)) - I know some guys personally, who live in Sydney, but fell ill while on vacation in Melb. They couldn't cope with the random fluctuation in temperature, and the cold winds in the eve too. I don't know about the weather in other cities, but I can certainly say that it won't be similar to Melb.


I have no idea about QLD, other than the cost of living is lesser than that of Melb. Here, we are currently in shared accommodation, and as a couple, we could make it through with $1500 per month, including rent and other expenses. You should also consider the one-time expenses related to kitchen and the commodities, so initially, I'd say that it'll come somewhere around $2k-2.5k and the earlier you get a good accommodation the better. Hotel stays (excluding food) do generally take upto $80-120 per day.


I guess that'd be me. Am I right? Sorry if I was the one you meant mate. I had seen the profile post, but got a bit carried away with the current situation. I'll make up for it on this thread bro. :)

I entirely agree that this thread will be a better option to share the experiences and provide an outlook on what to expect, once we land here. Also, while posting some queries, just ensure that you tag any of the members whom you feel will be helpful.
@Dileep

As usual a very informative post :) So true about the melbourne climate.
 
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Ness

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Guys...those who moved to Australia recently, please share your experiences for the future migrants as it will be of much help in deciding which state to move and also other criteria.
Did my initial entry last month and have been to Melbourne and Sydney. Both places are good but sydney is high on cost of living.

All i can say is take it slow .. as its a completely new place .. Finding a job in your field will be challenging.

Get the initial stuff sorted like bank accounts, TFN, Medicare etc ..

Find an accommodation, settle down and start your job hunt.

You should be on saving mode :) try to minimize expenditures in all ways possible till you land up in a job :)

Good luck ...
 

Drexy10

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Wow, still cheaper than the shoe box apartment I paid for in a SE suburb.



Anyway, to the OP, expect accomodation to take a toll on your wallets and well-being. Always compare offers, and pay attention to the details.
E.g. Rental is cheap and you signed a 1 year lease, suddenly you realize they are building an apartment next week.
 

Nabeel021

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@Dileep Thank you so much for a detailed review. I'm a Planning engineer, have 7 years of experience in the same, and considering to move to Australia by Jul-2019, so with regards to specific roles in Construction Industry, what is your POV, like opportunities are more for QA/QC or Site Engineer and salaries etc etc? Furthermore, in your opinion which state is better with regards to Construction Jobs availability for immigrants?
Would appreciate if you can take out some time! Thanks in advance!
 
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Eohit vakua

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Guys...those who moved to Australia recently, please share your experiences for the future migrants as it will be of much help in deciding which state to move and also other criteria.
Don't know if this information going to help someone or not. Just sharing my experience.

  • So I left my489 Tas visa for 190 NSW visa and moved here. Transportation is expensive here. I got enrolled in college. If your college is eligible you might want to apply for concession OPAL card which cuts down your transportation price to almost half.
  • And acc to my experience when you got enrolled in any college, you are not eligible for HECS HELP but you are eligible for CSPs which is the subsidised fee which you have to pay upfront to college. Govt pays 60% of your fees and you just have to pay 30%.
  • You can't drive in NSW with international license after 3 months of getting PR. Within 3 months you have to apply for NSW license. For that you have to pass DKT then again you book for driving test. Then you would have NSW license.
  • If your workplace or college requires you to have any kind of vaccination, MEDICARE won't cover that. tHEY said you'll have to pay for that.
That is all I have to share until now. Also people with PR I suggest you to share your experience and benefits which we can get. Thanks
 

NaveenS

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Thank you @Eohit vakua for taking time and sharing the info...
 
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asymal2005

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Yes..!!

Any info regarding the life and expenditure in the Adelaide (SA) region, feel free to tag me. :):)
Hi PK. I'm moving to ADL in a couple of months. Well, to be exact it will be on July. Quite anxious about it as I haven't secured any job yet. Had a few phone interviews but turned down due to my availability.

Since you've settled in ADL, have you been to any of the SA Migration program for new migrants ? What I mean like "Welcome to South Australia Information Session" or "Job Essential Workshop" etc?

If you have been, do you find it useful?

Best regards. ;)
 

PK-Adelaide

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have you been to any of the SA Migration program for new migrants ? What I mean like "Welcome to South Australia Information Session" or "Job Essential Workshop" etc?
No, i haven't been to those and don't have a direct exposure to the job market trends in SA.

I came on 457 visa 15 months before.
 
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