[Melbourne-pm] Moving to Australia?

Drew Taylor drew at drewtaylor.com
Tue Apr 28 14:38:52 PDT 2009

On Apr 28, 2009, at 2:02 AM, Jacinta Richardson wrote:

> Drew Taylor wrote:
>> looking for new people. Our timeframe for moving is sometime in the  
>> next
>> 6 months due to school, visa issues, etc. We're thinking of living in
>> Adelaide, Melbourne or Brisbane.
> Now isn't the best time to be looking for work, even in Australia.   
> However it's
> not a completely terrible time either.  For Adelaide I'd suggest  
> talking to
> Internode (http://www.internode.on.net/) and Rocksoft
> (http://www.quantum.com/AboutUs/rocksoft/Index.aspx).  I'm sure  
> other people
> here can suggest who to talk to in Melbourne.  For Brisbane, I'd  
> suggest joining
> the Brisbane PM group as well and asking there.

I looked at the Brisbane archives and they were... sparse. Though  
perhaps it's full of lurkers like I usually am? :-)

> It's unlikely that you can expect much moving assistance from your  
> future
> employer; but there is a good chance your visa can be sponsored.

Paying for the visa would be a big help. http://www.immi.gov.au  
steered me towards the subclass 175 visa. And while it costs $2100AUD  
(~€1100 at current exchange rates) it appears to be a permanent "work  
where ever you want for as long as you want" visa. That might be worth  
the cost. If required we could move with just suitcases, but I have a  
few pieces of furniture I hope to be able to bring. Any ideas what the  
smallest container to fit a normal couch would cost?


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