[Melbourne-pm] Moving to Australia?

Toby Corkindale toby.corkindale at strategicdata.com.au
Tue Apr 28 18:11:50 PDT 2009

Drew Taylor 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.

>> 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?

I moved a bunch of stuff from the UK to Melbourne, and it wasn't 
expensive, although it took about three months. I can't remember how 
much exactly, but low three figures. Shop around a bit, and you do pay 
by volume so particularly large bulky goods might be cheaper to just 
re-buy locally.

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