Here in Perth, we’re so spoilt for choice when it comes to entertainment. And not just any entertainment, South African entertainment. Clearly, the South Africans know just how many of us there are in Perth so they all make a draai here when it comes to Australian tours. That and it’s easier on the jet lag to start a tour here! This month, we’re welcoming South African comedian Carvin Goldstone in Perth.
Are you wondering whether to make the move to Australia or New Zealand? Or are you living in New Zealand but wondering if a move to Australia is a good idea? Today I speak to one family about their journey from South Africa to New Zealand to Australia.
South African Carl and Kiwi Mel live in Perth with their daughter, but that wasn’t always the case. After Carl left Cape Town for New Zealand, he met his wife and they lived in New Zealand for 11 years. They’ve now been in Perth for 6 years and have got a fair idea about life in each country, and they’ve graciously agreed to share their personal opinions about the differences in the countries on my blog.
Thank you Carl and Mel!
If you’re in the process of emigrating to Australia from South Africa, you’re probably wondering how you’re going to move your money to Australia. You may also be considering cashing in your retirement annuities and bringing the money to Australia to help you set up your new life down under. If you are, I’ve got great news for you! Rand Rescue’s Henrico Kotze is coming to South Africa in June and July 2018, speaking to people who are about to make the big move.
If you’ve been granted a permanent residence visa for Australia, congratulations! You may be jumping for joy and booking your international movers, but wait! There are conditions attached to your visa that you need to be aware of, so here are 5 things you need to know about your Australian permanent residence visa.
If you’re anything like me, in the lead up to moving to Australia I soaked up as many Australian movies and TV shows as I could. From Border Patrol to Masterchef Australia and Wanted Down Under, I couldn’t get enough of where we were moving to. There are so many awesome Australian movies, so I’ve put together an ultimate list of 16 Australian movies to watch before you move to Australia.
One of the best things about living in Perth is having the gorgeous Margaret River region right on our doorstep.
Just a 2 – 3 hour drive, depending where in Perth you live, and you could be relaxing on the stunning beaches, sampling boutique wines or indulging in some of the freshest produce around.
We’ve done a few short breaks to Margaret River so I thought I’d put together the perfect itinerary for a long weekend in Margaret River.
In it, I’ll share where to stay, places to visit, and my favourite wineries and restaurants to visit in Margaret River.
Once you’ve read this, you’ll be itching to book a long weekend in Margaret River of your own!
One of the things I love about summer here are all the different outdoor cinemas in Perth that pop up during the warmer months of the year. One of my favourites is Rooftop Movies in the heart of Northbridge. If you haven’t been yet, you need to add this to your Perth bucket list!
If you’re a parent and are considering emigrating, you are likely to be asking yourself how will your child cope with migration? It’s something that is very stressful for all emigrating families, but children can be so resilient and often end up settling into their new countries with much greater ease than us parents!
David Dadic from Pathway Lawyers and Migration Agents has shared with us some tips around helping your children to cope with the migration process.
If you’re planning your move to Australia and have decided to ship some or all of your belongings, you’ll start shopping around for trusted international movers. There are so many things to think about when it comes to moving your goods to Australia and it can be overwhelming. I’ve created this simple list of 27 questions to ask your international movers before you move to Australia.
Because of the huge demand from potential migrants to know exactly how much life in Australia will cost them, I’m continuing with this series of posts on the cost of living around Australia. This post focuses on the cost of living in Melbourne as of 2018. Melbourne based Claudia and her partner have kindly shared what the cost of living in Melbourne is like for their family of 2.
Claudia and her partner have lived in Melbourne since July 2016, when they moved to Australia from Johannesburg.
They live in Mount Waverley and are both employed – Claudia is teacher.