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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

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    2. General

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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  • Recent Status Updates

    • LaurenL

      LaurenL  »  SD_MOA

      Hi.
       
      I hope you dont mind me messaging you direct? I have noticed people always get the best answers/advice from you.
       
      I understand the holdup with COVID-19. My wife has accepted a job in Brisbane. We just hoping this all clears so we can get over there soon.
      If all goes well and according to plan and we are fortunate to move over, I need to convert my trade.
       
      I am a qualified electrician from South Africa. Due to time constraints I wont be able to do anything in South Africa with regards to skills assessment etc.
       
      You did send me a link https://www.worksafe.qld.gov.au/licensing-and-registrations/electrical-licences/interstate-overseas-and-defence-force-applicants/overseas-applicants  of the process. I was wondering if you could please simplify it.
      What do I need to do to convert my electrical trade when I am in Brisbane? Once again if all goes well we will be coming over on a 482 visa.
       
      Many thanks,
      Brendon
      · 0 replies
    • CyberJoe

      CyberJoe

      Its been five months & I'm still waiting for my SA passport to be renewed!!
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    • bouts

      bouts

      Looking for an Apartment or Town House Rental in Brisbane, North Lakes area. This is for my  daughter who just finished with her studies and will move from Perth to Brisbane early January. Will appreciate any assistance .
      Thanks , Jan Botha 
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    • rich1203

      rich1203  »  SD_MOA

      Hi there SD_MOA 
       
      hope that you are well 
       
      I have a question for you in regards of the new 491 visa. Will those people that have just received their 489's will the same rules for the 491 apply to them as well. can only apply for PR after 3 years.
       
      Kind regards 
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