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    1. General Discussion on Immigration

      For all general discussion specifically related to immigration. Post in this thread if you looking for various opinions and advice.

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    2. Questions on Immigration

      For asking a question specifically on immigrating to Australia. Post here if you are looking for an exact answer to a specific question.

      Ask a question here and get an answer. Note that answers are not in Chronological order but the post that best answers the question appears at top of the thread. 

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    3. Discussion specifically on applying for visas

      For specifically discussing everything regarding applying for a visa!  Post in this thread if you looking for various opinions and advice.

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    4. Questions related to applying for a visa

      For asking a question specifically on the visa application process.  Post here if you lare ooking for an exact answer to a specific question.

      Ask a question here and get an answer. Note that answers are not in Chronological order but the post that best answers the question appears at top of the thread.

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    5. Discussion on LSD Trips & Arrivals

      For discussing Look, See & Decide trips and those needs for when you arrive.

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    6. Settling In

      Now that we've arrived, what do we need to know?

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    7. Coffee Clubs

      For our immigrants-in-waiting to get together and share triumphs and frustrations.

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    8. Schools & Education

      ... because it's for our kids that we came here, right?

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    9. Going Back?

      yes, there are some of us who "verlang" too much, and return home ...

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  2. Discussions

    1. Foyer

      Just joined? Please let us know a little about who you are and how we can be of service.

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    2. General

      Want to bounce an idea or question today? You've come to the right place!

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    3. Events

      What's on the social calendar for South Africans in Australia?

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    4. Communities

      Want to share ideas with the folks in your home town? This is where it's at. If you don't find your city or town here, drop us a line in Technical -> Forum Help and we'll consider adding it :)

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    5. Money!

      .. makes-the-world-go-round-the-world-go-round, anything you'd care to ask or share about personal finances, taxes, retirement, or any other money matters

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    6. Home and Hearth

      Have some recipes to share? Found a shop that sells Mrs. Balls? Share your homemaking ideas here.

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    7. Health and Wellness

      Whether Baby Boomer or concerned parent, this topic is always of interest, and even more so in a new country!

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    8. Ladies' Lounge

      For the ladies only (21+). Contact a hostess for access.

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    9. The Men's Shed

      For the men only (21+). Contact a host for access.

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    10. Spiritual Life

      Emigration is not always easy. Share your spiritual support here.

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    11. Lost-n-Found

      Lost contact with a friend or family member? Let us know, maybe someone else knows them too!

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    12. Places of Interest

      Articles posted by "locals" to entice you to attractions across Australia.

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    13. Journals

      Undercover writer? How about sharing some of your experiences with us? Post your stories here!

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    14. Travel

      Planning to "go home" for a visit? Come here to discuss airlines, flight tickets or impressions of your travels.

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    15. Funnies

      Because South Africans have a sense of humour too!

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  3. Advertising

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      Need to get something sent to South Africa, or brought to Australia? Advertise here!

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  4. Employment

    1. Queries, Tips and News

      What's it like to work in Australia? Want to share good ideas and tips?

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    2. Networking

      Look in here for hidden job markets, networking and advice from folks already in Australia!

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    3. Looking

      I am looking for a job ...

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    4. Offering

      We are looking for someone to ...

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    5. Business

      Everything you need to know about establising and running a business in Australia.

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  5. News from South Africa

    1. General

      Any little tidbit you want to share.

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    2. Sport

      What are the Bokke up to now ?

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  6. Technical

    1. Forum Help

      Having problems? Ask a question and hopefully get an answer! Answers are not in Chronological order but the best answer is at the top of the thread. 

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    2. Computers and Internet

      Any questions or comments you may have of a REALLY technical nature.

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    3. Announcements

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  • 5 Most Recent Posts

    • monsta
      Recruitment agents here are like real estate agents. It often comes down to what you do, which areas you could travel to in a reasonable time frame each day and how much you want to earn.   So, you are on a good start.. putting together a clear CV that shows someone non-technical (i.e. a recruiter) that you can do your job.  
    • monsta
      If you choose to use an agent, just be clear on what you are paying for.    For example, an agent may not be able to sit the queues at Home Affairs for you. But they should be able to tell you if home affairs gave you the correct documents before you submit them to Australia and wait weeks for an answer.    But the government here is of the opinion that they supply everything you need on their website and whether to use an agent or not is your choice. I.e. an agent certainly isn't mandatory.
    • monsta
      Another option is to book an airport shuttle... cheaper than a cab.    I have used these guys before: http://asntransfers.com/asn_pub/   ASN Transfers look like they go up to the north shore and city mostly... but I am sure you could a similar one if those locations don't suit.    The advantage with an airport shuttle is, when you book online, you tell them how many child seats you need. Also you tell them which flight you are on, so if your flight is delayed or early they arrive at the appropriate time.   Also, driving though Sydney is like driving through driving through Johannesburg traffic at peak hour times two. There is also little parking in the built up (touristy) areas. Most locals going into the City to see the harbor bridge with kids, put their little ones in a pram and catch a train or bus.    Most Sydney parents (like me) will go and buy a $700+ pram because it really helps on the public transport...           
    • frosty
      1. What is your occupation, and are you sure VETASSESS is your assessing authority?   2. Are you making use of an Agent or are you doing it independently? The reason I ask is because if you are making use of an agent this is something that th agent should discuss with you. We did not make use on an agent, but I do believe this is something they do assist with.
    • SACruiser
      Hi   Read so much yet not sure. who applies for the vetassess, the applicat or the agent?
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