[Melbourne-pm] Moving to Australia?

Ben Hare benhare at gmail.com
Tue Apr 28 18:44:18 PDT 2009

Hey Drew,

you're obviously planning a reasonably permanent move here so i feel i
should say:

* adelaide has virtually 0 jobs in IT, especially in Perl, which is a
niche market in australia as it is. i'm from adelaide and i moved to
melbourne, one of the reasons being there are no jobs there.

* melbourne is pretty much the only place in australia for Perl, there
is some Perl work in Sydney. i've seen 1 Perl job in Brisbane in the
last 3 years. maybe i just haven't seen them but i doubt it.

* even melbourne is slow right now, compared to say 6-10 years ago,
although things are starting to improve just lately.

obviously, this is just my opinion and from what i've seen, but i just
feel i should tell you. i've moved to the other side of the world
before and even with just a suitcase it's still a big move!!



2009/4/29 Drew Taylor <drew at drewtaylor.com>:
> 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?
> Thanks,
> Drew
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