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Having been given the opportunity to move to Australia (Sydney) I was wondering how much should a family of 5, consisting of elderly parents and a young child of 11, be spending in a monh. Specially if the elderly parents are on mdeication and hey would not be permanent resident in australia.
 

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Hi, It's so hard to say what a family would spend a month because everyone spends differently. The most significant cost will be housing - I assume you'll be renting so that cost will depend where you're working and how far away from work you want to be, the size of the property etc.

I recently did some calculations and I feel a family needs a household income of about $AUD120,000 to survive in Sydney. Included in that I calculated running a car, a few extracurricular activities for children etc. I'm sure many families manage on less but probably live further away from work and rely on public transport. This figure includes health insurance for the immediate family but I think the cost of your parents health requirements could be a lot.
All the best with your plans.
 

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shussel said:
Hi, It's so hard to say what a family would spend a month because everyone spends differently. The most significant cost will be housing - I assume you'll be renting so that cost will depend where you're working and how far away from work you want to be, the size of the property etc.

I recently did some calculations and I feel a family needs a household income of about $AUD120,000 to survive in Sydney. Included in that I calculated running a car, a few extracurricular activities for children etc. I'm sure many families manage on less but probably live further away from work and rely on public transport. This figure includes health insurance for the immediate family but I think the cost of your parents health requirements could be a lot.
All the best with your plans.
Many thanks. Shussel!
Your analysis is extremely helpful, and assumption about my parents Medicare is certainly going to be high. I am thinking of living in the suburbs not in city (I suppose no one lives in city) how far have you considered the living arrangements for your calculations?

I would be in downtown Sydney.
 

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AOA Manzoor,

I am not sure that if you can bring your parents in immediately. What visa you are comming on?
Have you already secured a Job or will come here and search for one?
I just moved to Australia and living in Gladstone. We are only couple and what i have figured is that the running cost would be around 1-1.5 for two people which will not inlcude the renting a house. I was provided with the house by my employer. The renting in down town will cost you approximately 3K per month a minimum.

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Muhammad Asif Mehmud
 

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AOA Manzoor,

I am not sure that if you can bring your parents in immediately. What visa you are comming on?
Have you already secured a Job or will come here and search for one?
I just moved to Australia and living in Gladstone. We are only couple and what i have figured is that the running cost would be around 1-1.5 for two people which will not inlcude the renting a house. I was provided with the house by my employer. The renting in down town will cost you approximately 3K per month a minimum.

Wassalam.
Muhammad Asif Mehmud
3K is too much for housing .. I have found (from research mainly) that people are paying 400-500 per week for a good area ..
 

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asif1142 said:
AOA Manzoor,

I am not sure that if you can bring your parents in immediately. What visa you are comming on?
Have you already secured a Job or will come here and search for one?
I just moved to Australia and living in Gladstone. We are only couple and what i have figured is that the running cost would be around 1-1.5 for two people which will not inlcude the renting a house. I was provided with the house by my employer. The renting in down town will cost you approximately 3K per month a minimum.

Wassalam.
Muhammad Asif Mehmud
I don't think your info is accurate. 3K is quite high for housing. Unless you rent a manor!
 
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How do you propose bringing your parents to live in Australia if they are not applying for PR and are both in need of regular medication?

I'm afraid it probably is not going to happen!
 

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There are some other VISAs in this connection.
 

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I believe the rent for 3-4 bed house would be bit more than 500/week. Yet its good that the people already living in that area (sydney) are there for feedback.
Labeeb whats the category of your visa? i belive you only be able to bring in your parents once you get the PR.
 

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You'll not be able to bring your parents even when you are on a PR. Unless you are the only child and they are fully dependent on you. Which is hard to prove. Also there is a huge waiting list for these visas.
 
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You'll not be able to bring your parents even when you are on a PR. Unless you are the only child and they are fully dependent on you. Which is hard to prove. Also there is a huge waiting list for these visas.
Thats not entirely true Nato. It is difficult to add parents as secondary applicants but easier for those from countries without a welfare state than for others as elderly parents would often be dependent on their children.

However it is almost impossible to add both parents who are still married. That is because they are actually dependent on each other and not the child. bringing-secondary-app

Unless one or both of them is disabled and can not work. But parents with medical conditions would find it difficult to pass the strict medical requirements and would need the help of a registered migration agent to prove they would not be a burden on Australia. The Health Requirement

To apply for a parent visa after the OP has PR and has lived in Australia for 2 years they would need to pass the balance of family test. Many people can pass this when they have several children especially those from developing countries where many of the family migrate. Balance of Family Test

And if applying for the contributory parent visa it is granted in around 18 months. Although it is right that the non contributory visa takes around 15 years to grant Parent Visa Queue - Family - Visas & Immigration
 

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A. I would transfer with the job.
B. We are 4 siblings 2 of them are in Australia one of them on CAT immigration.
C. Father has been operated for brain tumor (so not independent) therefore he is dependent on me. Being from a non-welfare country I see that they would be legible.

If they are not able to cone with me on PR then can they be able to visit, for what duration.
 
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It depends what visa is being offered and if your father would pass the medical requirements. Australia does not give visas to people who will cost them what they deem to be too much in health care, social care and welfare benefits. Is your father able to independently take care of himself? Does he need medical treatment or medication?
 

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I guess saying no to the job is the only alternative. Thanks All. You have helped in making the choice easy.
 
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You dont necessarily have to say no. Having a registered migration agent who specialises in the health requirement can help you.

Many people, myself included, get visas with disabilities. It all depends on how severe it is and how much it could potentially cost the Australian government. An agent could help argue the case that there would be no or minimal cost.

Australia assumes that people with disabilities will automatically be high users of hospital care, social services and claim lots of welfare benefits. If you will earn enough he may not be eligible for welfare benefits anyway! And if you are providing care there would be no need for social services support.

I have epilepsy and have had brain surgery and still require medicine daily. I managed to get my visa fine.

Please get some advice if only an informal chat.
 

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Thanks, for this piece of info I will see if I could get someone to talk to on this subject. I will reach out to people in Sydney and get their input on legal representation.
 
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