How To Choose A Suburb To Live In When You Move To Australia - Proudly South African In Perth

How To Choose A Suburb To Live In When You Move To Australia

Choosing where to live in Australia after your visa has been granted is a very exciting part of the migration process.

The internet and Google Maps make it a lot easier to do than a decade ago, but it’s still a tricky decision.

It’s also a question I see asked time and time again online, so here’s my advice on how to choose a suburb to live when you move to Australia.

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50 Ways To Show Perth Off To Visitors - Proudly South African In Perth

50 Ways To Show Perth Off To Visitors

One of the most exciting things to experience when you’ve moved to Perth is showing off our amazing new home to those who make the effort to visit us.

Usually our time with family and friends who visit is limited (and so are our budgets!), so here are some ideas for how to show Perth off to visitors next time you have someone come to stay.

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Your Migration Story – Neels & Rachael

Everyone experiences migration differently. That’s why I’m starting a new series that features stories from you – my readers.

This month, I’m sharing Neels’ migration journey, who met his Australian wife Rachael while working in Zambia.

If you’d like to share your migration story, please get in touch with me.

 

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Things To Remember When Going Through Tough Times

10 Things To Remember When Going Through Tough Times

Emigration is hard. Flipping hard. It’s not something that anyone can really say they enjoy 100%.

With all the excitement of a new country can also come the heartbreaking pain of leaving another behind.

All the new, shiny things are amazing, until you realise what you’ve also lost.

New friends are lovely, but nothing compares to the decades of friendship that you’ve built up since childhood.

The next time you’re feeling low, here are 10 things to remember when going through tough times.

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How To Convert Your Overseas Driver License To An Australian One

How To Convert Your Overseas Driver License To An Australian One

When you move to Australia, you’ll probably need to convert your overseas driver license for an Australian one.

Each state has its own rules when it comes to the process for converting your overseas driver license for an Australian one, so here’s a breakdown of each state’s regulations and links to more information on each.

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Send Gifts To Family And Friends In South Africa With The Gift Box Co - Proudly South African In Perth

Send Gifts To Family And Friends In South Africa With The Gift Box Co

How often have you wanted to send gifts to family and friends in South Africa and not been able to find what you want? There are plenty of options for gifting online but often they’re big corporate brands like Woolworths and Interflora and it’s harder to find those personalised gifting experiences that really hit the mark.

I’m super excited to share a brand new gifting company in South Africa with you – The Gift Box Co. It’s a family business which aims to help South Africans overseas send beautiful and thoughtful gifts back to loved ones in South Africa.

To find out more about the business I chatted to the owner of The Gift Box Co, Debby Margarites.

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How To Set Up Your New Home In Australia On A Budget

How To Set Up Your New Home In Australia On A Budget

When it comes to setting up your new home in Australia, you’re going to have to buy some stuff.

If you’ve shipped everything under the sun, you’ll still have to wait for it to arrive and will be without some of your essentials for a period of weeks or even months.

If you haven’t shipped much (or anything!) you’re going to be starting over from scratch to set up your new home in Australia.

When most people migrate to Australia, they’re on a tight budget until they’ve settled in and started earning dollars (rands don’t go too far here unfortunately!).

So I’ve put together a list of where to look when it comes to furnishing and setting up your new home in Australia.

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