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

18th April 2019
Why You Need An Australian Will
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Why You Need An Australian Will

When you move to Australia, the last thing you might be thinking about is updating your will. It took us a few years before we even thought about it – because of course, we’re more preoccupied with finding jobs, making…

4th April 2019
How To Choose Where To Live In Australia - Proudly South African In Perth
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How To Choose Where To Live In Australia

How to choose where to live in Australia can feel like the first big decision you make after actually deciding to move to Australia. Given Australia is such a big country, doing a ‘look see decide’ trip (often called an…

1st March 2019
The Australian Equivalent of South African Shops - Proudly South African In Perth
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The Australian Equivalent of South African Shops

One of the hardest things to get used to when you arrive is how different the shops are. I always see people asking what’s the Australian equivalent of South African shops like Game, Dischem, and Edgars. So I thought it…

8th February 2019
The Cost Of Living In Dubbo New South Wales - Proudly South African In Perth
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The Cost Of Living In Dubbo New South Wales

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…

1st February 2019
Living In Australia Expectation vs Reality - Proudly South African In Perth
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Living In Australia: Expectation vs Reality

You might dream of moving to Australia and living a life filled with sunshine, beach days, and barbeques, but what will it really be like? Let’s take a look at what you can really expect when you’re living in Australia.…

12th January 2019
Galaxy Drive In Perth - Proudly South African In Perth
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Galaxy Drive-In Perth

One of my favourite memories from my childhood in Durban was heading to the drive-in. We’d pack the snacks, or buy some treats from the shop at the drive-in, and settle in for a movie (or 2 if I was…

5th January 2019
What Is The Trades Recognition Service - Proudly South African In Perth
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What Is The Trades Recognition Service?

The Trades Recognition Service (TRS) is a domestic skills assessment service offered by Trades Recognition Australia (TRA) for tradesmen actively engaged in various engineering trades. For many years prior to October 2013 thousands of tradesmen migrated to Australia and underwent…

31st December 2018
Chapters Bistro Currambine - Proudly South African In Perth
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Chapters Bistro Currambine

**Please note that South African head chef Sherry is no longer at Chapters Bistro, however, it is one of our favourite restaurants in Perth now and we’ve eaten there several times for breakfast, lunch, tapas, and dinner since this blog…

19th December 2018
Mistakes To Avoid On Your Resume In Australia - Proudly South African In Perth
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23 Mistakes To Avoid On Your Resume In Australia

One of the hardest aspects of migrating to Australia is finding a job. Your resume (aka CV) is often the first thing that recruiters and employers will know about you and that’s why it’s crucial to make sure your resume…

22nd November 2018
How To Get An Australian Skilled Visa Assessment For Trades - Proudly South African In Perth
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How To Get An Australian Skilled Visa Assessment For Trades

If you’re just starting to investigate the process of moving to Australia, you’re probably just as overwhelmed as I was at the number of hoops you need to jump through in order to get here. From medical tests, English exams,…

16th November 2018
How To Survive The Expat Blues - Proudly South African In Perth
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How To Survive The Expat Blues

Emigration is not for sissies. How many times has someone said that to you? One of the biggest challenges you’re likely to face is the expat blues. Feeling sad and depressed is par for the course. You are not crazy.…

8th November 2018
The Meat & Wine Co - Proudly South African In Perth
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The Meat & Wine Co Perth

If you’re a follower of the restaurant scene here in Perth you may have heard that The Meat & Wine Co recently opened in Perth. This African-style steakhouse is South African owned and inspired, so I was invited along to…

16th October 2018
The Ultimate List Of South African Shops In Perth - Proudly South African In Perth
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The Ultimate List Of South African Shops In Perth

We’re so spoilt as South Africans in Perth. Not only do we get to live in this beautiful state with stunning scenery, sandy white beaches, and heaps to do, but we’ve got a ridiculous amount of South African shops too!…

12th October 2018
10 Questions You Should Never Ask A South African Overseas - Proudly South African In Perth
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10 Questions You Should Never Ask A South African

We’ve all been there – you’re travelling or living overseas and meet someone for the first time. As soon as they realise you’re from South Africa, the questions start! These are my top 10 questions you should never ask a…

8th October 2018
Tegwans Nest Balingup - Proudly South African In Perth
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A Long Weekend In Balingup At Tegwan’s Nest

If you’ve been living in Perth for a while, you might have started to explore some of our spectacular state. I must say after living here for over 5 years, we haven’t seen half as much as I would have…

14th September 2018
5 Benefits Of Financial Emigration From South Africa - Proudly South African In Perth
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5 Benefits Of Financial Emigration From South Africa

Financial emigration from South Africa is often seen as something complicated and stressful. Many people wonder if it’s even necessary to do, and there is so much misinformation and scare-mongering happening at the moment, so I wanted to write about…

7th September 2018
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