Hello to Everyone
I really hope I can find some information. My brother, an Australian Citizen, must travel TO South Africa, but I cannot seem to find any recent information on quarantine protocols for arriving in South Africa.
What I did manage to find was travel.co.za (https://www.travelstart.co.za/lp/international-travel-information), but am not sure if the information is up to date.
ALSO, are there any Qantas flights to South Africa as it seems that Qantas has ground flights to SA?
I know this is a bit otherwise for this forum, but I am hoping that someone will know something.
So we lived for 4 years in Melbourne, then 2 years in Brisbane and now 3 years in Sydney, we have also spent 1 of those Sydney years on the central coast, and 1.5 years in Pennant hills (Closer to the city), and now back on the Central coast for the last 6 months.
(And we moving into our own place in 6 months, so finally giving up renting)
We couldn't handle the Melbourne grey winters and miserable weather
So Brisbane is amazing, reminds me of Durban, i would move there in a heartbeat, but their economy is a much smaller than Sydney and Melbourne so it is harder finding a job there and the salaries are lower, i ended up traveling so sydney all the time for work, so it just worked out that here was the place to move permanently
We first lived on the central coast, about and hour and a bit to get into the city by train, but when i ended up having to be in the city from early every day, we moved in closer
No it is a once a week in the city and the rest of the time is a work from home, so we have moved back to the central coast
The central coast is much cheaper to live, 600 per week will get you a 3 bed house, and food / eating out / going to the beach and so on is much cheaper, we are 10 minutes drive to the beach (A nice beach with lifeguards and a restaurant) in a 3 bed house and we are paying 650 per week
In pennant hills we paid 750 for the same house on 1/3 of the land
So in my books the central coast is the best of both worlds, close enough to the city to be commutable to Sydney or Newcastle, but with a Durban vibe, and affordable, hence the reason for us now buying a place here
We have just put our 6 year old into his second year, and our 3yo will be in the Q, we went with a small catholic school, and he is seriously happy to be going to school there, amazing teacher / child ratio, they teach good values, they dont hammer the catholic bit, just an extra class that is religion, they are amazing ($3k for the year for him)
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.
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