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Old 23rd October 2007, 09:47 AM
 
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Hi , how much have you costed the big move out as then ????????

Its the Question we all dread to work out but realisticly its got to be done .
im looking to move over in 2009 so i have started doing a bit of research and costed things out approx...

visas all in with checks 2,500
flights for 4 2.000
shipping stuff over 2,000
animal travel quarentine and care 1,000
6 months home rental 2,400
That is prob not everything but i would need about 13,000 start to finish with enough to live on till i got a job .
I think i have over rather than underestimated no suprises that way
We will prob take out a small mortgage on our house to pay for this then rent it out for a year to pay it while we are gone then once settled we will sell it .
thats if we are allowed to do that!!!????

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My name is Mariza and i am from South Africa currently living in Tanzania with my husband and 2 small kids.We are seriously thinking of moving to aus in 2009 but need to know a few things first.We do not understand the schooling for my kids are babies and wil have to go into child care centres so i can work too.What we do not understand is the cost involved.Kinder,pre school,primary and secondary is mostly free with a few costs here and there but the child cara centres sounds astranomical.And there are chld cara bennefits and child care tax rebate to consider.Is there anyone that can explain things to me i need help please

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Hi , how much have you costed the big move out as then ????????

Its the Question we all dread to work out but realisticly its got to be done .
im looking to move over in 2009 so i have started doing a bit of research and costed things out approx...

visas all in with checks 2,500
flights for 4 2.000
shipping stuff over 2,000
animal travel quarentine and care 1,000
6 months home rental 2,400
That is prob not everything but i would need about 13,000 start to finish with enough to live on till i got a job .
I think i have over rather than underestimated no suprises that way
We will prob take out a small mortgage on our house to pay for this then rent it out for a year to pay it while we are gone then once settled we will sell it .
thats if we are allowed to do that!!!????

Abby
Hi Abby,

We are hoping to move over early 2008 and got quite a few quotes for our dog. I don't know which area you are going to or what size of pet you are taking but we were quoted between 1700 and 2500 just to get our dog over then we would have $800 on top of that to pay to the quarantine station. You may already have had quotes so that would be good if you got it for 1000 but I just thought I would let you know that you may have to budget a bit more if you haven't had confirmed quotes already.

Good luck with everything, Claire.

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thanks for that cmallon , i reckon i must have just been looking at quarentine.
my god that is a lot of money , i think my dad may have just inherited a cocker spaniel

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sorry mariza cant help with that my children are older and will go to big school.
child minding and nurseries are expensive in england so it would prob be no change coming from here .
dont know how your education system works in Taz but they start school later in Oz so people will have to pay for chilcare a year longer than in england.

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My name is Mariza and i am from South Africa currently living in Tanzania with my husband and 2 small kids.We are seriously thinking of moving to aus in 2009 but need to know a few things first.We do not understand the schooling for my kids are babies and wil have to go into child care centres so i can work too.What we do not understand is the cost involved.Kinder,pre school,primary and secondary is mostly free with a few costs here and there but the child cara centres sounds astranomical.And there are chld cara bennefits and child care tax rebate to consider.Is there anyone that can explain things to me i need help please
Hi Mariza,

In Scotland I pay 31 per day for child care at a private nursery and our family who are already in Australia have said that the costs they pay fro creche are fairly similar. From what I understand they start pre school/kinder and age 4/5 depending on when you think they will be able to manage and the legal age for when they must attend is 6, this is for Victoria and I'm sure if it differs from state to state. There is help available but you can only get it if you are a permanent resident, we are going over on a temporary visa so unfortunately won't get anything for a while. Have a look at Centrelink Home Page choose the link for 'individuals' then it asks 'can we help?' just choose 'parent or guardian' then it gives information on the various benefits available.

I hope this helps, I'm sure if I have given any wrong information there will be someone else on the forum that can help.

Good Luck

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thanks for that cmallon , i reckon i must have just been looking at quarentine.
my god that is a lot of money , i think my dad may have just inherited a cocker spaniel
Yep, my inlaws have inherited a staffordshire bull terrier! We are going to keep up the insurance though so that they shouldn't have too much to worry about with vets bills as they already have a dog to look after. I don't know what spaniels are like but staffies are quite nervous dogs and our vet said that if we had someone to leave him with then we should do that rather than put him through the stress of the flight and quarantine. She said that he would get over it but they are very adaptable so it would be better to leave him with someone familiar who we knew would take good care of him. It will be hard to leave him behind but at least I know it is the best thing for him. Apart from the cost involved in taking them over it might be better for your dog to leave it with your dad anyway, you can always get updates on it is getting on and you don't need to worry about it settling in Oz

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i agree , she will be as happy with her grandad as she would with us
can think of a lot of other things 2,000 could pay for too .

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Hi Mariza and welcome! Cmallon has given you the best advice....it's such a lot of information to take in that it's best to start there and just take it a step at a time. I'm from South Africa too (been living in Oz for almost 9 months now) and there is no getting around paying up for child care. It's a huge shocker but you'll get over it and you'll be okay. My child is in big school but I do have to pay for child care during school holidays and it's really a huge expense that I find difficult to swallow. As Cmallon said, you'll only get rebates and child care benefits if you have permanent residency and even so, those rebates are dependent on what you earn. It goes according to a scale: the more you earn, the more you pay. Good luck and keep us updated as to how you're going....you still have lots of time to prepare : )

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Thanks for all the help.I am shocked with costs but its only for a while until they are older.Hazel do you enjoy it there?We are thinking of Perth what was your experience like with moving there?Can you give me a idea of what you pay for food a month and rent and other costs to give me an idea?And do you get decent second hand cars and the cost?Thanks for the help.

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