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We think we have finally gathered all of our information re taxes, insurance, house prices etc for Perth. We are now at a point we have been offered a 457 visa with air fair from UK paid for and money towards a container and we are not 100% sure whether to make the move. Would welcome any feedback from others who made the move on a 457 did you have any regrets and did it work out.
 

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Hi there

I haven't yet made the move, I'm still going through the process where hopefully I will be offered a post fairly soon then the 457 process starts (also to Western Australia). I'm assuming that if you're being sponsored there is a minimum stay clause ie 2 years or similar. My view is this, and one that my wife and I agree on. If after two years we simply aren't getting on with Australian life we can go back saying 'we tried, at least we tried'. If we choose to stay in the UK for me there will always be that 'what if'.

I'm not sure if this is helpful but there isn't an awful lot attractive about the UK to me at the moment and whilst no place is heaven on earth, for me it's time to try somewhere else.

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Phil
 

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Go for it, you got nothing to loose by trying and if you don't you'll always regret it! Iv just moved from the UK, on a spouse visa so my situation is slightly different, but so far no regrets. It's a hard move leaving what you know behind but with technology now you won't feel far away from loved ones ( I see more of mine now on Skype lol ) and apart from the weather being much nicer nothing seems all that different to uk. I already feel like this is ' home'
 

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I agree with Phil and nonny. Make the move, the worst thing that can happen is you don't like it. But you can always move back home. I feel at this point if I didn't give it ago, I would always have to live with the "what if" regret. Also, you have secured a jib offer which is a gear start, reliving that part of the stress factor.

I nope it all works out for you, and you make the best decision for you and yours.

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I'm originally from Australia and the only advice I can give is as follows: If you are thinking of leaving the UK because you think it's a "Nanny State" stay where you are...it's far more 'controlled' in Australia. If you are thinking it'll be a better 'lifestyle' it depends on your definition...the lifestyle is amazing...but it comes at a really HIGH cost...the cost of housing, cars, groceries, utilities etc are all really huge in Australia.
 

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Hi, me and my husband with are 3 children are thinking of making the move to western Perth where we have family. We have no idea where to start, have downloaded this app to try and get a grasp on things. My husband is jus finishing his 22yrs n the army and is retraining on fibre optics...jus wondering if someone could point us in the right direction. Cannot add my own thread as I'm new. Thanks everyone x Catherine
 

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My advice is to definitely browse through the Moving Back to the UK threads on pomsinoz to get an idea of why people decide to chuck it and move back.
 
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