Adelaide

Living in Adelaide

Adelaide AdelaideAdelaide is the capital of South Australia and is Australia’s fifth largest city. It has a population of around 1.29 million people and is situated on the south coast of Australia about 600 km north west of Melbourne. It has a reputation for being calm and relaxed with a feel more like a big town than a city.adelaide location 300x247 Adelaide

It ranks very well according to the Economist Intelligence Unit’s 2014 Liveability Survey, being placed as the fifth most liveable city in the world; impressive. It’s a lofty position which leaves many who live there bewildered, as some of the comments below will illustrate.

The city centre is divided into North Adelaide and Adelaide by the narrow Torrens River. Then both of these central areas are completely surrounded by green park lands which separate the centre from the suburbs. The city is small and compact and easy to navigate being laid out in a grid like fashion. The heart of the city is Victoria Square.

Adelaide claims to be the “20 minutes city”, meaning you can get anywhere within 20 minutes by car. That’s probably a slight exaggeration, but it is an easy city to get around and there is little by the way of traffic jams.

Adelaide and the surrounding areas are a beach goer’s paradise. The city itself sits on the east of the Gulf St. Vincent and is just 10 km away from those sandy shores. West Beach, Henley Beach, Glenelg Beach and Semaphore Beach are all close by and may well be some of the best metropolitan beaches in Australia.

For even more beach options, jump into the car and head north for about an hour and a half. You can then begin to explore over 700 km of beaches on the York Peninsula. Take your pick, there’s plenty to choose from. If you want to drive your car on a beach, go to North Beach at Wallaroo.

If that’s not enough for you, take a trip out to Kangaroo Island, just a short ferry trip about an hour and a half’s drive south from the city. Enjoy the natural wildlife of the island, kangaroos, penguins, koalas, wallabies, goannas and a lot more.

Oh, and Adelaide is also internationally recognised for its winemaking at vineyards such as those at the Barossa Valley and Coonawarra regions.

Sounds nice doesn’t it?

What’s the weather like?

adelaide annual weather AdelaideAdelaide’s climate has been described as “Mediterranean” and summers can be extremely hot but what is most notable of all, is how dry it is. It’ll play havoc with your skin.

Summers are really sunny but winter is not so good, being quite cold and dull with a fair bit of rain.

The heat and the dryness do, of course, indicate the dangers of bushfires. Other severe weather would include thunderstorms and gales.

Here’s a map of Adelaide with the location of each of those areas:

Adelaide Map Adelaide
Adelaide can be broken down into five main areas:

  • Inner Adelaide – includes City, Inner North, Inner South, Inner East and Inner West
  • North Adelaide – includes Port Adelaide Area, Outer North East and Outer North
  • South Adelaide – includes Outer South
  • East Adelaide – includes Adelaide Hills
  • West Adelaide – includes Glenelg and Brighton

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Chris Z July 20, 2011 at 11:57 pm

What does the ‘ rainy days’ column mean? Are winter rainy days hotter than summer ones?

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BobinOz July 22, 2011 at 8:54 pm

It’s the number of rain days you can expect during that season. And no, summer rainy days are definitely hotter than winter ones.

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vasils July 1, 2012 at 4:58 am

like to know anything has to take place in adelaida.Iam a male nurce and searcing to come permanetly in australia.now living and work in general hospital in greece.thank you!

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Imogen July 13, 2012 at 11:22 am

If you are a nurse, definitely try and seek residence for Adelaide. There’s always plenty of jobs vacant for nurses and carers in hospitals and aged care facilities as we’re under shortages at the moment. Any questions feel free to ask :)

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BobinOz July 13, 2012 at 4:19 pm

It’s nice and sunny there too :-) vasils! Thanks for that extra information Imogen.

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sankhi August 15, 2012 at 8:12 pm

Hi Imogen, i’m a fashion design graduate with 5 years working experience in the same field. and i’m planning to move in to Australia. how about fashion design jobs in Adelaide?? pls give me your opinion. thanks

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Smon September 5, 2012 at 10:57 am

I would think that Sydney is your best chance.

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smitesh August 28, 2012 at 2:01 am

i am working as a HR recruitment. Please let me know if there are jobs available in this field. I am planning to move to Adelaide in near future. your help will be appreciated.

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Smon September 5, 2012 at 10:55 am

Work is very hard to get in Adelaide. We just moved from Melbourne, i am appling for just about anything but with no luck. I am finding that there is more people than work. Which means that you have a lot of people going for the same job. We are now looking to move back to Melbourne. As for living anywhere else in Australia i think Melb is the best place. Sydney is to expensive, Queensland has to many floods/Cyclones and i lot of unemployment. Perth i am not sure. I hope this helps.

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BobinOz September 5, 2012 at 12:13 pm

Just to put the record straight on Queensland, unemployment here is (June 2012) 5.3% at the moment. That is lower than Tasmania at 7.4%, South Australia at 6.4% and Victoria at 5.5%.

As for our weather, easily the vast majority of it is hot, sunny and glorious. Cyclones and floods are very rare.

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Betty February 24, 2014 at 12:18 am

Hello Smon, did you already get a jub? We are going to move to Adelaide next year but are little worried about our possibilities of getting a job. I am a business manager and my wife a registered nurse, but we have big responsalitity with our 5 children.

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smitesh August 28, 2012 at 2:02 am

Imogen
i am working as a HR recruitment. Please let me know if there are jobs available in this field. I am planning to move to Adelaide in near future. your help will be appreciated.

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BobinOz August 29, 2012 at 5:38 pm

For those of you looking for work, check out my page about Getting a Job or a Sponsorship.

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jennifer October 30, 2012 at 7:58 am

I would love to know more about nursing in Adelaide. Currently I am doing my course in Sydney Uni and would love to explore the nursing market in Adelaide.Please help

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Upama Karmacharya June 18, 2013 at 4:50 pm

I am a registered graduate nurse from Nepal. I am planning to come australia for my further studies.will it be possible for me to get job during the course of my studies?

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Lisa September 3, 2013 at 12:45 pm

No you will not get a job here because there is a shortage of Nursing jobs!

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Betty February 23, 2014 at 3:34 pm

I am a nurse but although i am studing english my level is like an intermediate. Could it be a problem to get a job while i keep practicing english?
We are intending to migrate to Australia next year but my housband is very worried about our posibilities of getting a job soon.
Thank you.

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Ringo.. September 5, 2012 at 11:12 am

There are jobs everywhere in Australa for Nurses, some states pay higher then others so do your homework first. Southren states in Australia are colder than the northren states so just depends if u want hot or cold.

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ice July 13, 2012 at 7:18 pm

hi! I just want to ask how easy to get a job in Adelaide. I’m a Java/J2ee developer in Singapore and planning to migrate to Oz. When I search on seek.com.au, I only found some jobs that is available for non-Australian citizen.

Thanks!

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BobinOz July 16, 2012 at 5:09 pm

Not as easy as it used to be, figures released for June 2012 show that unemployment in South Australia has risen to 6.4%, making it the second highest state in Australia for unemployment, only Tasmania is worse.

Check out my page about Getting a Job or a Sponsorship and use the links on it to search jobs yourself, it’ll give you an idea of what’s available right now.

Cheers

Bob

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ice July 17, 2012 at 6:10 pm

Hi Bob! Thanks for the info. Is 6.4% unemployment rate in SA considered as bad already?

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BobinOz July 17, 2012 at 10:17 pm

Yes, I think it is. It’s up 1.2% from last month and the general feeling is things are going to get worse around here on the job front.

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ice July 19, 2012 at 5:10 pm

It’s quite a sad news. I’m considering State Sponsorship of SA but since current unemployment rate is bad, not sure what I’m gonna do next. Maybe need to wait for the employment rate to go up or number of jobs to rise. Do you have any idea on what will be the ICT market in SA or Adelaide in the next 2 years?

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BobinOz July 20, 2012 at 1:14 am

No, I don’t think anybody does. Sorry.

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Ringo.. September 5, 2012 at 11:22 am

There are always jobs around to get but maybe not your dream job. There are lots of farm work, sales, Nurses, aged care, etc. Don’t get put off by one person. Australia and Adelaide are a great place to live. And our unemployment rate is lower than some other countries.

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Ringo.. September 5, 2012 at 11:06 am

Your best bet would be Melbourne or Sydney more jobs available there.

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anjan November 2, 2012 at 9:39 pm

Hi,

Me and my wife wants to work in australia. We both are IT professionals. I would like to know which state will be better for us?

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Claire November 23, 2012 at 1:54 am

Hi
My husband and I are hoping to come over in June on a one year working holiday. My husband is a qualified personal trainer with a higher certificate from a university here in Ireland, do you think he would get much work in Adelaide?. I have a fetac level 5 qualification in Community and Health science and completed one year of my bachelor of Arts in Early childhood education and care, i have deferred my course for a year to experience life in Australia and travel. I have been working in a preschool for over a year now, would i be able to get work in a preschool in Adelaide?. How do i find out what our Irish Qualifications are equivalent to in Australia?
Super site by the way.

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BobinOz November 26, 2012 at 1:30 pm

Hi Claire

I wish I could help, but these aren’t questions I am able to answer. Hopefully someone living in the Adelaide area might be able to help you with how easy or difficult it might be to find work there, and similarly perhaps someone who knows how the education system works can answer your question about your qualifications.

Sorry I couldn’t be more helpful, can anyone else help with these questions?

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Claire November 26, 2012 at 10:57 pm

Hi Bob

Thank you anyway, I’d be very grateful if anyone could help. Another area we are looking at is Brisbane.. We are finding it difficult to figure out where would be best to go !! Thanks again

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Dave Dickinson January 31, 2013 at 2:58 pm

Been in Adelaide for 6 months and enjoying it very much, my own experience of gaining IT work was very good – had my first interview the first week we arrived and was offered a permanent role. I know a few other people who have come over and also found work in IT quickly. It’s not a massive job market here, but it does seem to have a need for IT folk. Good luck.

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BobinOz January 31, 2013 at 9:52 pm

Thanks Dave, good information for those with IT qualifications looking for somewhere to live. And Adelaide, not bad is it? Hope you continue to enjoy yourself down there.

Bob

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NickR February 1, 2013 at 9:36 pm

Hi can you tell me what part of Adelaide would be the best to be looking to settle in, we have 2 young children and would want an area where there are good schools and yet be close to the city and beach area? Also how is the job market in Adelaide for a Business Analyst within the healthcare sector?

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BobinOz February 4, 2013 at 1:20 pm

Sorry Nick, I don’t know the place well enough to help here, hopefully someone else will pop by with some advice.

Cheers

Bob

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Banano March 1, 2013 at 5:04 pm

Hey Bob!
I´m looking for a place with the perfect weather, best income and most beautiful women? Where should I go?! :D

Sorry guys, as Bob mentioned more than enough on this website:
It all depends on your situation, taste, interests and what so ever!

I live in Australia for about 2 1/2 years now and still haven´t found my place to be,
but I spent a couple of months in Adelaide and almost half a year on Kangaroo Island and loved it, YES, 6 MONTHS ON KI!
But that´s me, I bet there are millions of people out there who would hate it!

I think you have to try it and go somewhere else if you don´t like it!
Nobody can tell you weather it will suit you or not!

Thanks for your time!

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BobinOz March 1, 2013 at 8:49 pm

Quite right Banano, everybody’s different, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Anyway, I can tell you that the place with perfect weather, highest incomes and the most beautiful women is…

Actually, no, I think I’ll keep that to myself :-)

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Sami March 11, 2013 at 7:31 am

Hi Bob!
First off, great awesome fun website! And informative too! I’m a dentist and wanted to know if there’s a genuine demand for them in Australia atm?

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BobinOz March 11, 2013 at 7:55 pm

Last I heard, yes, dentists were in high demand. That was only about a year ago, so you have a chance.

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Surya March 16, 2013 at 6:26 pm

Hi Bob!

I’ve been thinking of migrating to Australia with my family. SA seems to be a very nice place to live. Can you help me with more information on the job opportunity, housing, taxation and education?

My husband is a civil and engineer specialized in building factories and I am a teacher. What is the chance of working there? What permits do we need to have?

I am thinking of buying a small house of 2 bedrooms but my husband thinks it’s better to build one. What is the average price of those kind of houses? How about the cost of building it? Can you provide information on good and safe neighborhood housing complex but still affordable. How much are the income tax and the housing tax? Is there any other taxes to pay?

Can you give us some suggestions to find school? My son is entering middle school next year.

Thank you in advance.

Surya

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BobinOz March 18, 2013 at 8:38 pm

Gosh Surya, I’ve written pages and posts on just about everything you’ve asked, maybe you should take a look around the website and have a good read :-)

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Linda March 17, 2013 at 12:26 pm

I don’t really have a question, just a comment.

THANK YOU for your website. I am a US citizen (Cleveland, OH to be exact), moving to Adelaide in June. I have been soooooo stressed out about this move..nothing concrete, just the fear of the unknown. You helped me IMMENSELY in making it a positive, and exciting change. Love your sense of humor too!

Thanks again,

Linda

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BobinOz March 18, 2013 at 8:42 pm

That’s great news Linda, that’s the point of this website really, to make the unknown, well, known. I hope your move goes well.

Cheers

Bob

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Benedicte March 20, 2013 at 7:14 am

we are moving this year to Adelaide. Does Hallett cove, lonsdale .. until port noarlunga are nice places to live for a family ? My husband is a horse shoer, where is the horse’s concentration in Adelaide South ? Thank you very much.
Benedicte

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BobinOz March 20, 2013 at 3:33 pm

I’ll leave this one to the people who live in Adelaide, can anyone help?

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Andrew April 2, 2013 at 3:53 pm

Hi im planning to go to Adelaide this July, actually I’m applying for a Student Visa, I’ll be taking up my masters degree in Le cordon Bleu’s Masters in Hotel Mgt. my campus is located in UniSA – City West Campus.
I wonder if Adelaide is a city with possible jobs for the hotel/restaurant industry this year 2013 and in the future, because I was also offered to study in Melbourne, but I’m afraid I cannot afford the high expenses there and I’m not the type who likes long transportation to get to my work place, it would be impractical in my part. and It will be my first time to travel outside my country, I came from Philippines.
I want to save money for the cost of living and earn money at the same time to pay my next semesters. Is Adelaide right for me? I’m not picky in jobs as long as it doesn’t conflict in my studies and transportation.

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BobinOz April 3, 2013 at 12:13 am

Hi Andrew

That’s not the question I can answer, I’m not in Adelaide myself but hopefully someone from that area might see this and give you some help. All I would say though is you only need one job, and I’m sure Adelaide employs many people in the hotel/restaurant industry, so just make sure you are determined enough to grab one of those jobs for yourself.

I have also heard that Filipino chefs are in high demand here in Australia, so that has to be good news.

Hope it all works out

Cheers

Bob

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Andrew April 3, 2013 at 12:19 am

Hi Bob,

Thanks for the feedback, I appreciated it very much!
I’ll do my best!

All the best

Andrew

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Bala April 17, 2013 at 9:53 pm

Hi Bob

Greeting.

I am with IT background and my wife with educational background, which state is suitable for us. Currently i am working on my visa application. Please advise.
Thanks Bob

-Bala@Bee-

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BobinOz April 18, 2013 at 12:42 am

I don’t know Bala, I assume the state with the most job opportunities for you, you can check that out on my webpage Getting a Job or a Sponsorship by using the links to the employment agencies to search for what you do and to see which state comes up with the most vacancies.

Thanks

Bob

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imran April 25, 2013 at 4:50 am

Good Day Bob,

I am very much amazed and delighted by finding you blog website and by reading lots of stuff my lust for moving to OZ has triple up.
I am married and have one son aged 3 and expecting one more in November 2013.

Currently I am in Toronto Canada working as a General Accountant for 5 years. I have done my masters in Accounting from India and done some electives here. I am planning to Move to Adelaide and thinking of getting State sponsorship.

I want to know how is life in Adelaide and what are the chances of getting accounting Job with no Australian job experience. Life in Toronto is way too hectic and it is freaking too cold. ( I am here over 9 years and still can’t adjust).

Your help will be greatly appreciated.

Thanking you.

Sincerely

Imran

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BobinOz April 25, 2013 at 10:03 pm

Hi Imran

Good to hear you are enjoying my website, that makes me delighted too. I never answer anybody’s questions about the chances of securing a job, because I couldn’t possibly know.

As for Adelaide, I would also suggest you take a look at this page…

http://www.bobinoz.com/blog/6348/best-city-in-australia-to-live-in-is/

Cheers

Bob

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imran April 25, 2013 at 11:26 pm

Hello all,

I am an accountant from Toronto Canada with 5 years of Canadian General accounting experience.

I am planning to migrate to Adelaide Australia. Does anyone know how is the accounting Job Market in Adelaide?

What kind of training or courses do I have to take to get job in Accounting ?

Your help will be greatly appreciated.

Sincerely

Imran

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Em April 27, 2013 at 11:19 pm

Hi,

Is it true South Australia has the worst educational system/ranking in Australia in terms of schooling (not tertiary)?

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Em April 27, 2013 at 11:20 pm

Also, how is South Austraalia in terms of teaching jobs?

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BobinOz April 29, 2013 at 8:36 pm

I don’t know the answer to either of those questions Em, so I’ll leave it to someone from South Australia, hopefully someone who lives over that way will know.

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Sarah Lawson June 4, 2013 at 1:31 pm

My advice is to check out some online job postings to get an idea. You’ll be able to narrow your search down to your chosen area/location.

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Rose May 16, 2013 at 7:27 pm

Hi All and Bob,
Its really nice to know about your blog website, Bob and a big thank you for it.

Would love to know about Engineering sectors in Adelaide. And if anyone knows about IT jobs, please tell me which part of IT is popular for jobs? I mean which language or courses would be helpful getting a job?

Thanks

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Rose May 16, 2013 at 7:30 pm

Also wanna know if there is any good possibilities of job offers for animation works

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BobinOz May 16, 2013 at 8:02 pm

Hi Rose

As I’m here in Brisbane and I’ve only ever spent six days in Adelaide, I’ll leave your questions to those who are over that way. But you might like to check out my page about Getting a Job or a Sponsorship and use the links to the online employment agencies there to search for those jobs in Adelaide.

Cheers!

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Sheetal Kulkarni May 31, 2013 at 8:23 pm

Hi Bob,

We are looking at regional migration program to Australia. I am a human resource professional from India. Kindly advise which city Adelaide or Canberra would be better in terms of seeking job as I can select only one province.

Regards

Sheetal

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BobinOz May 31, 2013 at 9:13 pm

Hi Sheetal

My guess would be Canberra, but you might get a more accurate idea if you visit my page called Getting a Job or a Sponsorship and use the links on that page to the online employment agencies here to search for vacancies in both cities to see which has the most opportunities for you.

Good luck!

Bob

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satya June 9, 2013 at 1:30 pm

I am a sales and marketing professional, having experience of 10 yrs in health care pharmaceutical industries. I want to know about the job opportunities in Adelaide and my spouse is a nurse with 10 yrs of experience. we are planning to migrate to Adelaide.
Kindly guide us for the job opportunities and accommodation charges in Adelaide.

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BobinOz June 10, 2013 at 7:10 pm

Check out this page Getting a Job or a Sponsorship and use the links to the employment agencies there to search for work in Adelaide, that’ll give you a good idea.

Other than that, can anyone from Adelaide give satya a better idea of her prospects over there?

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David Matheson June 13, 2013 at 8:17 am

Hi All,
Just go, fit in, and enjoy.
Having made the move from UK several years ago with 3 children, it is about being decisive, forward thinking and determined. It is not by any means an easy experience. Divorce for immigrants is high, and I am sure there is not one family who has regrets, but it is worth it. “I think” . For the weather.
Finally , we returned to the UK after 3 years,,,,,,good luck!
David.

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BobinOz June 13, 2013 at 1:36 pm

Good advice David, but then you say you went back to the UK after three years? What made you return?

Bob

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Deanna June 16, 2013 at 1:19 pm

Hi Bob
My husband, my child and me are looking at selling up in Brisbane to make the move down to adelaide only because we can lol. For a change of scenery my husbands a truck driver and just wondering where to live there. Want to be close to the beach but also looking for a house thats round 300k mark and a nice area to live in.
Thanks Dee

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BobinOz June 17, 2013 at 2:25 pm

Hopefully someone from down in Adelaide way will help you with this, like yourself I’m here in Brisbane, so I just don’t know.

Can anybody help Deanna with this?

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John July 12, 2013 at 12:27 pm

Hi there people, I have been thinking of migrating to Australia for a while now and so far, i have had Adelaide as my number one choice of place to live mainly due to it’s lovely weather as I generally prefer a nice warm weather to a cold and wet place and as someone who has been living in Manchester England for almost 10 years I’m sure you can understand why.
However, having seen some of the weather charts, I’m not so sure of what it’s like during the summer months as I don’t want to live in a place that is unbearably hot during the summer with little or no rain and perhaps no snow during the winter months as I plan on living a sustainable lifestyle when I get there so I want to be actively involved in things like rainwater harvesting and also farming which brings me to my next question – What is the land like in Adelaide in terms of cultivating crops and does it rain enough to have a farm?

My third question is to do with pest control i.e snakes and possibly crocs as I plan on buying a lot of land.. possibly up to 500 acres are there any ways to keep such pests away successfully without having to worry about them invading my plant and animal farm or even my house? And also does anyone have any idea of how much such mass of land could cost?

Finally, I love the beach just like anyone else, but like I said before I’m not too fond of some type of animals and I’m sure I’m not alone here. So ones like jelly fishes, stonefishes, crocs (in lakes), Sharks, and also snakes and spiders in the wild; Are there any ways to avoid being bitten by these animals whilst out and about with the family? as this is one of my biggest fears and I will be happy to hear from anyone who can help with this.

Thanks so much guys.

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BobinOz July 12, 2013 at 4:13 pm

The only good news I can give you here is that there are no crocs in Adelaide. I can’t help you with your specific farming questions, but I can assure you there is no way of keeping snakes off of your land, they live here and we have to learn to live with them.

You might like to read more about that, check out my friend Geoff’s book which is called Living with Snakes

It has lots of tips about staying safe in Australia and specific details of the snakes you will find in the area and whether they are dangerous or not.

Hopefully someone from down that way will give you more advice about farming etc

Cheers, Bob

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John Awoyomi July 12, 2013 at 5:32 pm

Thanks for your help Bob. Hopefully someone from Adelaide might see this comment soon and help with my questions.

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Jo in Adelaide July 13, 2013 at 11:39 pm

Great site Bob, I have a friend in the UK who was asking for advice on moving to Australia and found your blog. I live in Adelaide. To answer parts of the last question – Adelaide can be unbearably hot in summer. It is usual to experience two weeks or more of heat more than 38c. Last summer we had a couple of 48c days. I would recommend finding housing with cooling and heating. Winter is mild compared to Europe but there is NO snow. In fact I have never even seen snow (I have always travelled os during summer months there).
Farming and crops depends on what and where? Citrus, vineyards, wheat? For a large parcel of land you would need to buy in a rural area in South Australia. Look up rural properties on realestate.com.au
As for pest control – snake bites and shark attacks are not common. On a rural property you will find snakes, possums, birds, spiders etc. Best protection when walking in a bush area is covered shoes or boots and long pants? The most annoying insects in Australia are actually flies and mosquitos. You just need insect spray for those. No crocs in Adelaide.
Adelaide is a wonderful place to live. Amazing food and wine, great beaches, easy to get around and a relaxed lifestyle.

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John July 14, 2013 at 2:02 am

Hi Jo, Thanks a lot for your comment, I don’t think I will be able to handle that kind of heat :) I’m still struggling to leave with 29 degrees here! so I think I might be looking for a place with a threshold of around 32-35 degrees max and also a place with a bit of snow too and some considerable amount of rainfall. Do you have any idea of where might be best for me in terms of that?

Also in terms of television, are there any british channels or programs that are shown on Australian TV? mainly the BBC channels and itv. Also, I realise they are not as into football (or should I say Soccer) as we are here in England so do they show the premier league games on their satellite TV?

So In a nutshell, I’m looking for a place that is just as beautiful and lush as Adelaide but not as Hot and Dry with a bit of snow and some rain and also some football action on TV with some of the other british TV channels.

Thanks

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Jo in Adelaide July 14, 2013 at 9:52 pm

John, if you want a location with snow you will need to look at regions like the Blue Mountains in NSW or some parts of Victoria. In Adelaide some light snow does fall in the Adelaide Hills, but this is a rare event.
As for TV, there is free to air TV and subscription TV (foxtel). Many of the free to air channels screen UK shows especially on ABC and SBS. We watched the Bill for years on the ABC until it finished up. On Foxtel there is a dedicated UKTV channel with all the soaps, drama, comedy etc. Both sides of my family are Poms and all they watch is UKTV. I am actually watching Shameless at the moment on SBS.
Bob has talked about how Australians are sports mad, although AFL (Australian Rules Football) is #1, cricket and football would come a close second. There is a great free to air football show on SBS called the World Game and dedicated channels on Foxtel that screen the premier league. There are loads of pubs around that also screen the big games, but they are really late at night here due to the time difference. I will be up late tonight watching the test match if we don’t lose another wicket – yes we are a sports mad family. You if love your football or any sport you will fit right in. Best of luck.

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BobinOz July 15, 2013 at 9:26 pm

Hi Jo, thanks for helping John out here, it’s much appreciated.

John, Jo has given you some excellent tips here and I can’t really add much to this answer to you other than to say don’t discount Tasmania as a destination, plenty of (cheap) land and farms out that way and the climate is almost certainly more to your liking.

Search for “Tasmania” and “football” in my Google search tool on the right hand side near the top and you will find a wealth of information on both.

Cheers

Bob

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Zaki Baig July 16, 2013 at 7:22 am

Hello,
I am coming to Adelaide for masters in Chemical engineering for University of Adelaide.
someone can arrange a room for me but it should be cheapest

how about the chemical engineering jobs in Adelaide?

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BobinOz July 16, 2013 at 8:20 pm

Google “couch surfing” that might help you out.

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sami July 30, 2013 at 7:22 pm

Haha @ couch surfing!

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BobinOz July 31, 2013 at 2:08 pm

Did you Google it though? Seriously, it’s a very good website, a great idea that seems to have taken off.

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sami July 31, 2013 at 4:31 pm

Yeah I remember seeing it on BBC Click a while back…they did a segment on it. Don’t tell me there was no pun intended! You’re too good a writer to have let that one slip!

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BobinOz July 31, 2013 at 7:19 pm

I don’t know what you mean :-)

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Michelle July 21, 2013 at 2:33 am

Hey! Im 22 and i am a care assistant ands im taking the big plung and moving to Oz for a year maybe more from Ireland! Im just wondering which would be the best place to go to get myself set up with a job and reasonable accommodation? :-)

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BobinOz July 22, 2013 at 5:30 pm

There is no “best place” but this page might help you narrow down your search, it’s called A Quick Guide to Choosing a City in Australia.

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Me July 25, 2013 at 12:11 pm

I would like to live and work in darwin but am scared of the crocs, the weather and even the kind of jobs that can be found.
Please any advice!

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BobinOz July 26, 2013 at 12:25 am

Yes. Don’t be so scared :-)

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Joseph July 25, 2013 at 4:06 pm

Hello,
My wife and I are planing to visit Adelaide this year.
Just to check it out before we are move permanently.
I am hardwood-timber installer contractor in San Diego CA USA
Can some one please share with me about need and earning expectation for a master installer with over 30 years experience like me.
I do have a great job here in US but want to move for my kids, as I believe in ling run it will be better for them in Australia.
Thank you.

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BobinOz July 26, 2013 at 12:42 am

Check out this page Joseph…

http://www.bobinoz.com/blog/10153/australian-and-uk-salaries-compared-part-two-2012/

And be sure to click on the link to My Career which you will find in the opening paragraphs. You can search for what it is you do to find how much you might earn, and you can also search the same site to see how many vacancies there might be in the Adelaide area. Good luck!

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SAMI July 29, 2013 at 5:15 pm

HI,
My name is sami i am from pakistan. I have graduated in textile engineering and working in textile yarn production industry since five years. i want to move in Australia on student visa for postgraduation in Engineering. Are there enough opportunities for me to do a job for my fee and living expense earning. And which part of Australia suits me. I have 15000AUD only

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BobinOz July 29, 2013 at 9:12 pm

This is one for my expert, see my page about Student Visas.

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Neil Murton September 15, 2013 at 6:49 am

Hi Bob,
I WOULD FIRSTLY LIKE TO SAY WELL DONE MATE,LOVE YOUR SITE,IT WAS ONE OF THE INCENTIVES TO GO TO OZ,
I AM A PLUMBER TRYING TO GO ON A SKILLED MIGRATION VISA,IS THERE PLENTY OF BUILDING GOING ON IN ADELAIDE.

THANK YOU AGAIN

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BobinOz September 16, 2013 at 3:00 pm

Thanks Neil, the short answer is I don’t know, but hopefully someone from Adelaide will be able to answer your question. Good luck with your move, Bob

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Rebecca North September 16, 2013 at 3:34 pm

Hi Neil

I’m not an expert in the building industry at all. But I do live in Adelaide, so happy to offer some suggestions that might help point you in some directions to find the answers you need.

(1) Try searching on http://www.seek.com.au – I just put “Plumber” in the keyword search and “Adelaide” as the location and left all the other fields blank, and the result was 10 jobs. The other main job search website is http://www.careerone.com.au The latter is the one linked to the local newspaper.

(2) Could you be self employed? As a gross unsubstantiated generalisation I don’t know any poor plumbers! It’s hard to get the drains unblocked for less than $100!

(3) Try looking at The Advertiser – the newspaper for Adelaide and South Australia. There is a Tenders and Contracts section which would give you an idea (I am assuming) of the amount of building work going on at the moment.

(4) There is a South Australian plumbing industry association website at http://www.piasa.com.au/

Good luck!

cheers

Rebecca

Rebecca North
http://www.kidsgalaxy.com.au
The ultimate resource for families in Adelaide and South Australia

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Zenith September 26, 2013 at 5:05 pm

Hi bobynoz,

We are planing to move to australia for my wifes MSC.How is the DARVIn and adelaide for part time jobs and living.is it better than melbourn.I have a intention to get PR as well.And hoew is the comparison of living costs of darwin,adelaide & melbourn.

tks,
zenith.

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BobinOz September 26, 2013 at 6:32 pm

Hi Zenith

I’d say jobs are easier to get in Darwin but the place is expensive. It’s probably harder to get a job in Adelaide, but the place is cheaper. Melbourne probably sits in the middle.

That’s my guess, people who live in those cities would no more than I do.

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Vikrant Malhan October 15, 2013 at 3:21 am

Dear Friend,

I have applied for PR to Australia. As per the Skill assessment, i fit the bill for Adelaide. Please suggest what is the present scenario in Adelaide. I have applied for “Facilities Manager” post. Having an experience of 13 Years in this area, would finding a job be easy? I’ve read the old posts on your Blog and simply find being in Adelaide would be matching my likes to the City which is “pretty laid back”. Hoping to hear from you. Much Thanks and Regards!

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BobinOz October 15, 2013 at 3:51 pm

I will have to leave that question to my readers who live in Adelaide. Can anyone help with this?

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Scott October 20, 2013 at 10:32 am

What industry are you working in? I live in Adelaide, the unemployment rate is high and yes it is hard to find employment within your desired job. Depending what the is too, do you have experience in Australia?

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Vikrant Malhan October 20, 2013 at 2:05 pm

Hi Scott,

I have been a part of General Administration here in India. This job is also coined as Facilities Manager. Have 10+ yrs of extensive experience. Absolutely confused whether to take the plunge of settling with this Non-Technical profile. Please help!

Warm Regards

Lt Cdr Vikrant Malhan

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Vikrant Malhan October 20, 2013 at 2:08 pm

And Yes, No experience in Australia. I have however undertaken some Military assignments in South Korea (Busan), Japan (Tokyo), Vietnam (Hoi Chi Minh City) and Phillipines (Manila).

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Ethan October 27, 2013 at 11:42 pm

Me, my wife & our 3 yr old son are coming over by January end. We are looking for a good place to settle down. We prefer a quiet neighborhood with lots of kids play areas. Looking forward to any suggestions or recommendations.
Thank you so much for the info provided.

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Eva October 31, 2013 at 6:00 am

Hi, Bob, I love your page, it’s been the perfect guide for life in Australia. I have Australian citizenship and I am planning on moving to Adelaide in February to pursue a Doctorate degree at the University of SA. I am a teacher of English and German as foreign languages. Do you (or someone else here) maybe happen to know how wanted my profession is there?

Thank you very much. Looking forward to new blog posts.

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BobinOz October 31, 2013 at 1:54 pm

Thanks Eva, glad you have found the page useful.

It won’t surprise you to hear that I don’t know how much in demand your profession is over that way, hopefully somebody local might be able to help you out. Failing that, visit my page called Getting a Job or a Sponsorship and search using the links to the online employment agencies to see what opportunities come up.

Good luck, Bob

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Meghan November 13, 2013 at 11:38 am

When I look at houses, I see something like 400/wk so is there a way to pay by the month instead of week?

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BobinOz November 13, 2013 at 1:17 pm

I think that is kind of how it will work anyway Meghan, you will probably be asked to pay monthly in advance, four weeks for a four-week month and five weeks for a five-week month.

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Cha November 15, 2013 at 1:33 pm

Good day! I’ll be studying Nursing in Australia although I’m already a licensed nurse here in my country. I would want to work part time in a hospital or aged care setting even if not as a nurse for I still be studying. What are the chances of me getting part time job in those kind of facilities? Do I need a nursing degree to work part time in aged care facilities?

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Jo November 18, 2013 at 8:22 pm

Hi All,
There seems to be lots of questions regarding employment in Adelaide. A very useful website to look at is http://www.seek.com.au
Narrow down the search to Adelaide and you will see all that is available in your professional area. Most advertised positions are now online, and this site will also give you the details of many employment agencies that you can register with (however you would need to check if you can register based on your own situation if you are o/s).
Cheers
Jo

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BobinOz November 19, 2013 at 6:24 pm

Thanks for that Jo, and there’s more help and links on my page Getting a Job or a Sponsorship.

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Aaron November 29, 2013 at 7:32 pm

Hey, I’m thinking of moving from Townsville NQ. Couple of things, a lot of people seem to bag Adelaide but it seems extremely nice, and well Karatha would be a step up from Townsville. I’m 26 and have a accounting/finance degree with Insolvency and company recovery experience and also experience as a jackaroo. Job market for accountants? Job market for cattle stations? Cheers :)

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BobinOz December 1, 2013 at 7:28 pm

I’ll leave this question to those who live in Adelaide, for obvious reasons. Anybody?

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Sunny December 19, 2013 at 7:57 pm

Hello everyone involved with this site and the conversations here.

Well, first, please accept my appreciation on the great work all you guys are doing with this site & the patience and details with the responses to people I’m sure you’re aware value this information extremely highly. This is a seriously great service to all those exploring potential opportunities and need to understand all the possible pros & cons to be able to arrive at a decent evaluation of their decisions and the likely outcomes of those. Much appreciated!!

We (wife, two daughters 4 & 11) are from India. Both me and my wife are recruiters with 9 & 5 years domain experience each. This skills category seems open at the moment for a 190 state nominated PR visa with South Australia and Canberra.

Unfamiliar with either of these places (Adelaide & Canberra) and without any family / friends’ presence there, we really wouldn’t know which one to consider for important parameters such as long term career prospects, children’s education and well being, earning and savings potential, cost of living, quality of life etc. Another important factor being how welcomed are Asians / Indians there? Apologies if that sounds a bit inappropriate to ask.

Would much appreciate if anyone could help with some relevant information here!!

Best!
Sunny

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Peter January 12, 2014 at 8:08 am

This comment has been removed and the person who posted it has been banned for breaching my comment policy rules.

Bob

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Kristina Hebdon December 30, 2013 at 9:41 pm

Why is Bob in Oz being touted as an expert of living in Adelaide when he has only spent 6 short days here and lives in Brisbane?! LOL good grief if I had time I would set up my own we page and advise all you good folk but alas, I work and don’t have the time!

Anyway I live in Hallett Cove which has the most beautiful sunsets over the sea views and a 40 minute drive to the city BTW Adelaide is no longer a 20 minute city – too many traffic lights for that more like the 40 minute city now! Not many job opportunities here which is a shame as it really is the most lovely place in the world to live …..

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Scott January 1, 2014 at 11:18 pm

After recently moving to Adelaide I was actually very surprised at how congested the traffic is, its no Melbourne or Sydney but coming from 2 million people populated Perth I was shocked at South and North roads going out of the city during peak hour for a city with only 1.3 million.

Also I have struggled to find a job here, obviously every city has there good and bad things, and people who say nothing but positive things about there city should really not be listened to if you want a neutral and non-biased opinion. Adelaide has disappointed me in many ways, mainly how difficult it has been to find employment and how it still has a big country town mentality.

However that said, I cannot really give a decent opinion of this city until I have done a 12 month cycle of living, working and making the most of travel and lifestyle opportunities.

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BobinOz January 2, 2014 at 12:13 am

@ Kristina, I’m not touting myself as an expert on Adelaide, I’m just giving people who do live there, like yourself, a place where you can tell us what you think of it and in doing so help others. So no need for the ‘good griefs’ or the ‘LOL’s’ eh.

@ Scott, hope you get a job soon and maybe I should change that 20 minute city reference?

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Scott January 5, 2014 at 5:55 pm

It still is the 20 minute city Bob, just after 7pm at night ahahaha.

That reference is fine, Adelaide locals would tell you it has changed over the years although just peak times it is surprisingly congested in some parts of the city going north and south.

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Scott January 5, 2014 at 6:00 pm

Damn straight Bob, let the non-productive people go somewhere else. Every other person is just trying to provide some decent information here

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BobinOz January 5, 2014 at 9:31 pm

Yes, being helpful is always better than having a snipe. But let’s look on the bright side, at least we now know that Hallett Cove has great sunsets :-)

Maybe I’ll change it to the 20 minutes city….. Sometimes?

Cheers Scott,

Bob

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Sahara January 2, 2014 at 8:53 pm

Hi,
Its really shocking to know that job market is TOO bad in Adelaide now a days. I am planning to move in APR, and now very much scared about my future.
Can anybody atleast tells us, that which are those areas needs to be considered to live with piece in Adelaide?

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Scott January 5, 2014 at 5:57 pm

Hi,

It depends on your experience and what profession you have. Everyone here says avoid north suburbs like Salisbury and Elizabeth area. Just the far north really, and even far south around Noarlunga seems a bit of a rougher area.

That said I have been around most of Adelaide and really everywhere is good, Adelaide is and does feel allot safer than other cities. Hope that helps.

I will try and answer other questions where I can :)

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Egoyibo January 21, 2014 at 2:44 pm

Hi Bob,
Great website. Thanks for the info.
Hello All,
Please I’m currently processing my P.R migration to South Australia under the via subclass 190. How is the job market for Barristers in Adelaide? I hear Oz is a multi-cultural country. I was wondering: Are there many Africans in Adelaide. I’m Nigerian.

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BobinOz January 22, 2014 at 12:29 am

Thanks Egoyibo, glad you like :-)

Hopefully one of my readers from over that way can answer your questions. Anyone?

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Scott February 1, 2014 at 10:02 pm

Job market for barristers is ok I guess, it is difficult to find employment in Adelaide although far from impossible! I believe there are Africans here, surely you would meet many of them when you are here. Australia is very multi-cultural with the bigger cities being even more so.

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Puneet January 23, 2014 at 1:14 pm

Hi Bob,

came across your website through google and I must congratulate you for making such a good and informative website. Just want to point out that the information about most liveable cities ranking is not updated on your website as it seems you are still using 2-3 years information.

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BobinOz January 23, 2014 at 11:48 pm

That’s the nature of blogs for you, but that’s why all blog posts are dated. I do update that one regularly though, you’re just looking at an old post.

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Steve January 28, 2014 at 12:07 am

Hello Bob,
I’m from the US and have been in love with Australia since I was 16. 47 now and my like situation has come to a point where I can relocate. I would lopve to pursue migrating to OZ. I am a Service Tech Engineer with an Oil and grease company (pumps, Oil mist systems, grease guns ect) And have been in the power transmission Ind for over 20 years. Bearing, belts, electric motors ect. I know my age is a minus but what would you say is the best option for me to pursue a visa. I have been looking at Adelaide for YEARS!!. I know more about Oz than I do the US. Thanks for any help you could offer.

An Aussie born in the wrong country.

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Steve January 28, 2014 at 12:09 am

Sorry for the mis-spells…… fat fingers :)

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BobinOz January 28, 2014 at 5:09 pm

Hi Steve, no worries about that, I managed to decipher it :-)

I couldn’t possibly tell you what your best option would be, I’m not qualified to do that. My MARA agent is though and he can tell you exactly what you need to do, assuming you have an option, if you go through my Visa Assessment Service.

Good luck, Bob

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Steve February 1, 2014 at 3:55 am

Me again Bob,

Sorry, but i so badly want to migrate to Oz, I’ve watched every video on Youtube until my eyes bleed. I’ve read forms and blogs and reviews on moving to and living in Oz for the past 20 some years. Everything, everywhere makes it sound sooooo easy to do. I mean EVERYWHERE.
Then………… I see one vid on youtube about Visa laws and restrictions that basically says that you need to between 20 and 23, tall blonde and a master in english and be either a lawyer or Doctor, or we do not want you. (ok, fine…a little over the top but it’s close to truth). What’s the deal Bob, any idea’s. I’m coming to Adeliade for holiday in Nov. My company has a distributor there. If I’m offered any kind of employment (please GOD!) I’m staying, or would like too. LOVE Adeliade! Save me BOB, your my only hope.. (star wars reference :) ) Whats your take on this Bob?
Thanks for your input, I’ll leave you alone now :)

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BobinOz February 3, 2014 at 1:27 pm

I don’t know what you’re asking really Steve, but I can tell you I am not between 20 and 23, tall, blonde and a master of English, but I live here.

If you want to know what your chances are, and if you really want to live here so badly, I’m not sure why you are not spending the paltry sum of money :-) to engage my MARA agent and get a professional opinion.

Good luck, Bob

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clare February 1, 2014 at 11:24 pm

Myself and my husband have just had the EOI accepted, now waiting for visa. He is a gas engineer and I am a social worker, what are the job prospects in Adelaide. Plus where is the best place to live, we are both in our 40’s with no children, would like to live somewhere where there is some good social life.

Thanks

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BobinOz February 3, 2014 at 2:08 pm

All I can suggest is that you visit my page about Getting a Job or a Sponsorship and use the links to the online employment agencies there to search for what you do. Search specifically for opportunities in Adelaide, it’ll give you an idea of what you can expect.

As for where to live, I’ll leave that to those who do know Adelaide, anybody?

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George February 7, 2014 at 1:58 pm

Hi Bob,
Just thought i would put my two bob’s (ha ha) worth in regards to living in Adelaide! I have lived here for 45 years (my whole life) In the ..might i say.. “notorious” northern suburbs and yes what most people say is quite true it is a bit rough with more than its fair share of unemployment, Although having said that I have never been unemployed! I have worked my whole life through various jobs including factory work, OHS Consultant and currently an Adelaide metro bus driver, through this job have seen the best and worst of most people and suburbs.

The outer Northern (around Elizabeth, Smithfield and Salisbury) and Southern suburbs (Hallett Cove, Norlunga) have affordable housing and some nice new estates but are as i mentioned before are a bit rough.. the North east is quite good with suburbs like Golden Grove and Greenwith. The east of the city in the hills is nice but expensive as is in and around the city. the beaches are wonderful for a young family, Semaphore would be my favorite, as Adelaide is in a Gulf, it is some what protected which means no big waves or rips like the eastern states such as New South wales (bondi) or Queensland ( Surfers Paradise or the Gold Coast) a toddler can play around in the surf and not get bowled over by a wave! the Adelaide hills and the northern and southern wine regions have some beautiful countryside!

Ok, Australia does have some unique wildlife and some dangerous ones and South Australia has its fair share. Great White Sharks, and sharks in general..(never seen one in the water!) Snakes, King browns and Red bellied black snakes ( never seen one in the wild.. and that’s saying something for living in the Adelaide plains my whole life!) Red Back Spiders..seen plenty but are a shy non aggressive spider that generally live outside( i let them be as the kill other pesky insects!) heaps of other spiders can come in to the house around spring time but are generally relocated outdoors! Flies and mosquitoes seem to be the biggest pests, Flies in the spring and mozzies in the summer.

Climate can be considered Mediterranean.. good for growing grapes! It can be Cold in winter 12C (53F) during the day and at night -3C (26F) with a moderate amount of rain and generally higher humidity. although some of our European and American friends would laugh at this as cold. The colder weather can begin in May and last until November with no snow… rarely a couple of inches in the Mount lofty Ranges. Spring can be very unsettled as the changing of the seasons shift from winter to summer with a quite a few thunder storms and windy with one day the temperature at 34C the next 15C. Summer in Adelaide is very hot with temperatures ranging from 26C (78F) to 45C (113F) during the day and at night 14C (57F) to 34C (93F) very dry the warmer days with as little as 7% humidity however you can get some nice weeks with around 28C (82F) with 30% humidity. the warmer weather between November to April, however you can get some nice weeks with around 28C (82F) with 30% humidity. Having said that, I’m moving to Cairns! I hate winter… I absolutely hate cold weather and prefer higher humidity ..so the tropics will suit me better..

Hope this has helped those looking to live in Adelaide!

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BobinOz February 7, 2014 at 6:54 pm

Hi George

Yes, I’m sure this will help many people looking to live in Adelaide and I really appreciate you taking the time to write such a detailed account of your city. Having lived there 45 years, if you don’t know, who does?

I’ve actually been to Semaphore, it’s right on the beach, isn’t it? We had a one week holiday in Adelaide and we stopped there because they had some kind of fair with rides and stuff overlooking the beach. It did look quite nice.

Like yourself, I prefer my weather a little warmer and more humid, the climate here in Brisbane suits me down to the ground. I hope your move to Cairns goes smoothly and maybe in another 45 years time you can give us your opinion of it up there :-)

Cheers, Bob

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Ash March 18, 2014 at 1:50 pm

Thanks for mentioning the 7% humidity. That’s important for a lot of reasons.

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George April 29, 2014 at 10:04 am

Yeah Ash, the lack of moisture in the air during the summer months is rather unpleasant.

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samantha slater June 4, 2014 at 10:51 pm

Thankyou, this has helped me greatly :)

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Ash March 18, 2014 at 1:49 pm

Very helpful article and comments. Thanks Bob.
But… I also found this http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=adelaide

It seems like a place of extremes.

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BobinOz March 18, 2014 at 9:36 pm

The people who have contributed to urbandictionary have (mostly) been unusually kind, Adelaide must indeed be a very good place to live. I liked it when I went, but I was only there for about a week.

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Namrah Shayan Alavi April 1, 2014 at 9:17 pm

Hi..
I wanted to know a little about where to live in adelaide as me, my husband
And my daugther aged 1year and 9 montha now,have applied for the immigration ,we are in the last’s of our steps for immigration,my husband is a charterd Accountant with 1 CPA paper qualified,so do you have any idea if there is opportunities fo CA ..looking forward for your reply..
Thanks
Nemo

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BobinOz April 2, 2014 at 12:34 am

Hi Nemo

Have you had a good read of all the comments here, a few people who actually live in Adelaide have given their opinions, George just a few comments above, for example.

I can’t really help, I’ve only been once for a holiday. Other than that, anyone else got any tips for Nemo?

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Namrah Shayan Alavi April 2, 2014 at 5:36 am

Hi BobinOZ,,
Thanks for you reply,i’ll extreamly happy if you can in your point of view tell a little about life in australia ,u’ve got second couains in Sydney and in Melbourne ,they say that its very crowdy there where else adelaide is calm and and how do you think its diffrent from london.?is it expensive or not

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BobinOz April 2, 2014 at 1:46 pm

There are more than 1000 pages on this website where I tell about life in Australia, have a good look around. Adelaide is calm, very different from London and is one of Australia’s least expensive main cities.

You might like to read my post about the week I spent the Adelaide.

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Namrah Shayan Alavi April 2, 2014 at 5:48 am

Thanks George,it definitly will be helpfull..

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Ash April 2, 2014 at 7:50 pm

http://www.homely.com.au/adelaide-cbd-adelaide-adelaide-greater-south-australia

I’d recommend going through that with a fine tooth. Again, it’s very polarised and I’d have to say my few experiences with people from Adelaide haven’t been all that great; but that’s only a few experiences.

They say Tasmania is a microcosm of Australia: the good and the bad, I get the impression that they really mean South Australia because it seems even more good, and also more bad. I would say it’s much the same as Tas. There’s even a an ex-Tas meetup in Adelaide.
I’ve only been as far as Mount Gambia, as a kid on holiday (also Kangaroo Island, Maclaren Vale, the salt plains, ….) back then I loved it.

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Ashley April 12, 2014 at 9:22 pm

How about the crime rate in Adelaide? Is there any areas of Adelaide I should avoid as an international person?

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BobinOz April 14, 2014 at 5:35 pm

If you have a look at some of the above comments, George and Scott in particular, they do mention that some of the suburbs in the north can be a bit rough. Generally speaking though, I think you will find Adelaide pretty safe.

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Scott May 5, 2014 at 8:00 pm

Not really, far north is considered not that great. Mainly further north past grand junction road, and further south also near Noarlunga have there share of bogans. That said Adelaide is a safe city in general and there are really not many places that I fell unsafe except Hindley Street where all the drunk people are hanging around late at night.

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karen karaisko April 26, 2014 at 3:58 am

Hey..we are looking to get to Adelaide in around a year’s time
My husband is a lift engineer. Can anybody advise about the job market out there please??many thanks in advance :)

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Scott May 5, 2014 at 7:58 pm

Hi

SA has Australia’s highest unemployment rate behind Tasmania, that said it really all depends on what experience that you have and what industry that you are seeking employment in.

My advice in you move here is that you would have to be patient, Adelaide is a slow city in comparison to the other big 4 and you will need to send out many applications.

Not sure exactly what a lift engineer does although there are some new freeways being built and also some buildings going up in the city also. Just remember its a slow city and you need to be patient, with a good secure job Adelaide is a great city to live in.

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Mon August 3, 2014 at 3:11 pm

Karen, Adelaide do not have much high rise buildings. For a lift engineer he will be finding only around 100-200 lifts installed throughout the city. Not much to consider making a career around them. Let him go to Melbourne or Sydney. You cannot enjoy smelling flower if you do not have money or do not find opportunity. You know what is mean. Forget about Adelaide and do not join the struggling people there. It has never rained money there and If the economy improved a bit they will be importing specialists from India.

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harman May 20, 2014 at 12:29 pm

I miss working at woolwarth my family just migrated from India my mother , wife and two kids 1 and half years old ,I mean living in Sydney 6 years I m Australian citizen I mean confused and stress where is best for me and my family good life like work rent and my wife work , at time too hard me financial please any body help me what I do

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BobinOz May 20, 2014 at 9:43 pm

Sounds like you need to move out of Sydney.

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Sunny May 25, 2014 at 6:08 pm

Hi
I am planing to move Adelaide next year. And wondering if any shipping companies are located in the city where I can find onshore jobs.

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BobinOz May 26, 2014 at 3:56 pm

That’s one for Google I reckon, unless someone in Adelaide knows. Anybody?

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Mark Abercrombie July 6, 2014 at 1:25 am

Hi,
I am a Subsea Pipeline CAD Designer of dual nationality, British/Australian. I am 48 and am planning on moving to Oz as soon as I can get a quiet spell of work. That’s he hard bit. There is so much work for me here in Northern Europe, I am a bit worried that things might be not as good for the oil & gas industry in Oz. I was thinking about a couple of months of wandering to find out but it’s a big place. If I picked up the kind of contracts I want then I would just stay. Not sure where to start though. I like SCUBA diving but not man eating sharks and crocs. I would also prefer to be on the East as opposed to the West. Can you please share your mighty wisdom & advise?

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BobinOz July 13, 2014 at 7:41 pm

I’m afraid my mighty wisdom doesn’t extend to Australia’s gas and oil industry of which I know very little about. For some reason though, I seem to think you should look into a place called Gladstone as I think we’ve got a bit of oil stuff going on up there. Handy for the Great Barrier Reef and also on the East side, but hurry up, once you get past 50 it gets harder to move to Australia.

Cheers, Bob

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Alex July 7, 2014 at 9:44 am

Hi Bob,

I have to move from my current rental and need to find a new tenant to take over the lease at the house we are living in Magill. I thought that perhaps someone here would be looking for a 3 bed house and was wondering if you would allow me to share the link for the ad on gumtree. Let me know.

Thanks

Alex

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BobinOz July 13, 2014 at 8:25 pm

I’d rather not link to the ad as it won’t be there forever and then I’ll end up with a dead link. If anyone wants to rent a three-bedroom house in Magill they can post a quick comment here expressing their interest and I will pass on your email addresses over to each of you so you can discuss it directly between you.

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Swap July 8, 2014 at 6:51 pm

Hi bob – i have been through ur blog and its quite interesting. Me n my family ( 3yrs daughter / hubby ) immigrated recently to Adelaide ( 2 mnths now ) . Desperatly hunting for jobs . I have close to 10 years experience in call centre ops ( travel / telecom – verticals ) , Still struggling to get a decent job. Do OZ / Adl job market don’t consider Indian Experience or what is the best way out – please guide – thanks Swap.

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BobinOz July 13, 2014 at 9:38 pm

Jobs are thin on the ground in Adelaide, so I’ve heard. I can’t help you directly but you may be interested in reading my page called How to Find a Sponsored Job in Australia; it doesn’t just help those looking for sponsored jobs, it would help with any kind of job search here.

That’s all I can suggest, but I hope you find something soon.

Cheers, Bob

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Scott July 14, 2014 at 6:16 pm

Hi

I just moved from Adelaide to Queensland, I struggled to find employment although I was at the start of a career change and had no experience. In Adelaide you have to be patient, its a slow city compared to the other larger ones and I find you need to develop networks there.

My advice is to take any temp or contract work so you get experience in Australia, and register with all the recruitment agencies there. Best of luck.

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davjenn July 29, 2014 at 7:01 pm

Adelaide IS the 20minute city.
After 20 minutes you will wonder why you ever came here.

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BobinOz July 30, 2014 at 7:52 pm

Ouch!

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Rose July 31, 2014 at 6:39 pm

I am originally from Geelong, spent my first 30 years in Victoria. A fantastic state. Due to family reasons I moved to Adelaide 9 years ago. Soon, thankfully, I make my escape. This time to Brisbane due to my nursing jobs. It’s amazing how quickly things change. Posts written here about Adelaide just 2 years ago, are now incorrect. Adelaide, for the little it offers, is an expensive state to live in. It is not on the up & many people have to leave. You pay more for water & electricity here than any place in Australia. It has the highest unemployment in Australia. Nurses are being put off. South Australia’s government makes big exciting plans & then spends the next 10-20 years talking about whether it’s a good idea. I would not recommend it as a place to live. 9 years is enough.

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BobinOz August 1, 2014 at 12:24 am

In my recent article about the State of States, South Australia didn’t come out too good, and the trend for unemployment is the worst in the country. It doesn’t currently have the highest unemployment though, with Tasmania at 7.4% they are worse off than South Australia’s 7%.

I take your point though Rose, SA isn’t having it so good these days. Come up to Brisbane, life is pretty cool here :-)

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Mon August 3, 2014 at 2:47 pm

Very True. You are 100 percent right with your comment. The other comments are all wrong. No Jobs for Nurses in Adelaide. As well it is very rare to find an advertised job for engineers. It is not cheap as it used to be. Only available Jobs are caring Jobs in Nursing Homes with a pay of around 400 a week. No development, no construction, property prices are plunging. youngsters and older ones are leaving at a rate of 4000 person per month. If you have visited Salisbury recently you will see the truth, the place is full of boat people, living with very much appearing the reality of un employment and the hopeless people walking the roads. All what is written about Adelaide being a heaven is fake, take from me an Adelaide migrant that has been forced to work overseas for the last 7 years. From 15 years in Adelaide I only had a full time job for 4 years.

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Mon August 3, 2014 at 2:39 pm

The facts are as follows for Adelaide. It is a place that is laid back from the rest. It has never had a good economy since I resided there 15 years ago. The people are not very easy or loving for strangers. Discrimination is very common, specially in employment. If you are contacting a company inquiring about a job and they have heard your non Ozzy accent, they will turn you down. Yet, if you are speaking in the right accent you might get a job. Property investment is bad as the rents are too low and hard to find a tenant. a 500K house can only be rented at 380 a week. The place is nice but the weather is extreme, too hot and too cold. Electricity, and taxes are the highest in Australia. Fun wise the city is boring and not much things to do. Not many tourist are there and thus not a good place for touring.

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BobinOz August 4, 2014 at 12:52 am

A damning summary of Adelaide for sure, SA didn’t do too well in the most recent State of the States report either. Sounds like things are tough down that way.

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khyle August 5, 2014 at 10:58 pm

Hi mates,

Can you please give me a piece of advise if having $4000 US gross income per month would be then enough to live in Adelaide having a family of four children. I don’t have any overview of the city because i am presently working outside Australia.

Further, can we have a better life to sustain my family needs and want?

Appreciate your kind response

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mon August 6, 2014 at 1:39 pm

Nothing could be called enough, it depends on your life style. The sky is the limit. You can live with 500 dollars a week and with 50000 a week. Both could be called enough. Yes, 1000 a week is enough to rent a place to eat and have transportation, that will be costing you around 750 a week. Extras can be at additional costs, clothing, dining, movies activities etc.
Most of Adelaide people are living on an income of less than 500 a week.

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khlye August 6, 2014 at 4:05 pm

Many thanks Mon, really appreciated your cooperation

In my own understanding, $500 a week or $50,000 year would be then enough for my family to live a moderate life in the city.I was wandering then if will be sending my sons for school in Adelaide the cost of living will be more high for us then. right? Do you know further the cost of education is this city, my son ages are 7, 5, 3 years old.. and likewise, Is there any school in Adelaide having a free education program for kids until they graduate to K-12.

Awaiting yours

Khyle

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BobinOz August 6, 2014 at 9:44 pm

$500 a week sounds pretty low to me, especially with three kids. I certainly wouldn’t want to survive on that here in Brisbane. As for education, depending what visa you have, state schools should provide it for free.

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ali August 6, 2014 at 7:49 am

In Future Adelaide a Regional Area ???

Hello,

In past Brisbane removed from regional area list. I want to ask about Adelaide which has a turn now of removing from regional area list in near future …..
Can anybody tell / guide me, approximately how long it would take Adelaide to remove from regional area list..??? What are its chances to remove from regional area list …???

Thanks…

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mon August 6, 2014 at 1:41 pm

Not Sure when will that happen. But I tend to think that it will never happen with the mentality of the people there.

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khlye August 6, 2014 at 10:29 pm

Hi Bob,

Good to hear form you !

Anyhow, can you please give us a sort of advise, how much shall be the approximate gross monthly/ yearly income we need in order to be able to live a moderate life in Adelaide having a family of four children. I don’t have any overview of the city because i am presently working outside Australia.

Thanking you in advance and have a good day as well.

Khyle

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mon August 7, 2014 at 12:02 am

yes you can live with that money but better find another place to call home!

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BobinOz August 7, 2014 at 4:40 pm

Hi Khyle

As Mon has said earlier, it’s impossible to know, everybody’s budgets are different. To help you though, I have a page called The Cost of Living in Australia of Everything, you can use it to kind of work out a budget for yourself.

Cheers, Bob

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mon August 6, 2014 at 11:57 pm

My advice is not to come to Adelaide. Other places have more opportunities. and are more pleasant to live Cheap does not mean good. Not many jobs are in shortage in Adelaide.
Life is boring and not much happens in Adelaide.

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Khlye August 7, 2014 at 5:26 pm

will noted with many thanks,

Khlye

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Sagar August 11, 2014 at 4:03 pm

Hey Bob.. I am shifting to Adelaide from India. Can you please suggest me some good suburbs to live in.. We are young parents of a 3yr old daughter.

Thanks
Sagar

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BobinOz August 11, 2014 at 6:51 pm

I don’t know Adelaide well enough to advise Sagar, so hopefully someone from down that way will help you out a bit. Otherwise, do read all the comments above yours, there’s lots of advice about the different suburbs.

Good luck, Bob

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Mon August 22, 2014 at 10:39 pm

It depends on your budget. You can buy or rent as follows:

1000 per week rent to 215 per week.
350K to 2000K for purchasing a house.

To me a good suburb is the expensive suburb as my eyes will see rich and expensive stuff. To others good suburbs are places that are cheap to live, but you can see people with tattoos, prostitutes in streets, and drugged or drunk people.

It is your choice……………..

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Chiz August 13, 2014 at 5:27 pm

Hi, I’m a high school student currently living in Hobart. I just wanted to have an inside view on where to start when finding a good, private high school. Maybe similar to St Ignatius. Oh yeah, and I’m male. Thanks!

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BobinOz August 13, 2014 at 8:48 pm

You could start here: Which school?.

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Gabriel August 22, 2014 at 8:00 am

oh my god i am kind of worry

Im from Venezuela, which is a very charismatic place, i am very worry for those comments which says that people is not friendly with strangers, and we want to move there to study…

I want to know if are we going to get in trouble there because of our skin color? we are kind of brown skin

My couple and I have a degree in human resources, and planning to do and MBA

Well we are like 40 hours from there and we dont want to get disappointment of not feeling good with the people because of the possible discrimination.

Well i will appreciate all your help!!

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BobinOz August 22, 2014 at 8:11 pm

Australia is a multicultural country, we have skins of all colours here, all living together. Of course, like any country we do have a few mindless idiots who can be racist, but the vast majority are very welcoming and friendly, so I wouldn’t worry about it.

I’ve written a post about it elsewhere, check out Is Australia Racist?

As I say, don’t worry about it, if you are kind and friendly then the vast majority of people will be kind and friendly back.

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George J August 24, 2014 at 2:54 pm

Hi bob,
I was closely watching your excellent, very interactive and informative blog for quiet some time and impressed the way by which many people got proper guidance.

I am planning to migrate to Adelaide from India.Currently I am working with a bank as branch manager for the last 7 years and I also have sales and business development experience of 4 years prior to my banking job.My banking profile is also demanding lot of sales and business development activities in addition to admin and compliance.

I received state sponsorship from SA and currently in the process of applying for visa. I have gone through different online job site and found few openings in retail banking sector and lot of opening in business development and sales field. I am not expecting same or above of my current profile and willing take a few steps below to get an Australian experience.
could you please give me some insight about the prospect of hunting jobs in account management, sales and business development or in banking without any Australian work experience .
I am 34 yrs old, married and we are expecting our first baby in another two month.

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BobinOz August 24, 2014 at 9:28 pm

Hi George

Job hunting isn’t something I’m very good at advising on, but most people tell me it can be quite difficult getting a job in the current climate, especially a sponsored job if you are currently still living outside of Australia.

The best advice I can offer you is consider investing in a copy of the book I sell my page called How to Find a Sponsored Job in Australia; it’s written by an industry expert and it offers some excellent advice. It will definitely help you with your search.

Good luck, Bob

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Sudip September 1, 2014 at 4:09 am

Hi there,
I am looking forward to live in Australia. I’m from Nepal. I currently am working in telecommunication field (wireless part) for about two years. I hold bachelors degree in Electronics and communication Engineering. I would like your suggestions in the ways I can live well in Australia.

Which place has the demand for engineers like me and what are my chances.
I came to this web again after a year and this time I’ll bookmark it.

Thank you for the information so far..

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BobinOz September 1, 2014 at 7:24 pm

I couldn’t tell you what your chances are of getting a visa, but my agent could through my Visa Assessment Service.

As for your chances of finding work here, nobody can answer that one, that would be down to you to sell yourself at the interview, but if you search for what it is you do through the employment agency links on my page about Getting a Job or a Sponsorship, that might help you decide which city might be best.

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Ishtiaq September 1, 2014 at 8:38 pm

I am planning to apply for my immigration to Australia. I am a bank manager and the only SA is the state that is sponsoring Bank Managers. I know you might not be able to tell me a whole lot about the job market in banking in SA but I would highly appreciate if other members or visitors to your site can inform me whether it will be a good idea to move to SA.

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BobinOz September 2, 2014 at 3:25 pm

Yes, hopefully someone local will help you out, although if you read the comments that have already been made, many people are saying there is simply no work in SA or Adelaide. Maybe bank managers are different, but that’s where you would need to speak to somebody locally who would know more.

Good luck, Bob

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Mon September 3, 2014 at 9:35 pm

Bob, not sure about bank manager too. But in general many jobs are available on part time basis with salaries of 400 per week. SA employers do not like highly paid people.

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Mon September 3, 2014 at 9:33 pm

SA has always been in financial difficulties, they sponsor anyone that can spend his money and stimulate the economy. You can spend your money there, but not sure if you will ever be able to make money, unless a miracle happened.

Across Australia, they say nothing happens in Adelaide! These days it describe many locations in Australia.

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Ishtiaq September 4, 2014 at 12:09 am

Thank guys. Now I am really wondering whether it will actually be a very good idea to do the immigration. If I am not able to make money then what is the point for me to leave my entire family, sell my property and move to Australia.

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BobinOz September 4, 2014 at 9:52 pm

Well, if I’m not mistaken, the terms of your sponsorship mean you would only have to stay in SA for two years, then you can move elsewhere. So I think it’s worth trying to find work before you get here if you can, I do have a package that might help you…

How to Find a Sponsored Job in Australia

And if you can survive for those two years, you can then move to somewhere where there is more work and more money to be on.

Don’t give up yet :-)

Good luck, Bob

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Philip Joshua September 12, 2014 at 1:32 am

Hi Bob,

Great website that is so informative and useful for all! I’m from Singapore and I am thinking about migrating to Australia in a few years. No particular city in mind just that Adelaide, Canberra and Brisbane seem like my kind of place. Thing is I love to work with dogs and I have been doing that for about a year now (I’m 22) and I would love to do that as a career in Australia. I can’t seem to find useful links to know the demand and the chances of getting a job in this industry. Do you have any idea how it works? You’ve been a huge help and I can’t thank you enough for it. Cheers Bob!

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BobinOz September 12, 2014 at 8:42 pm

I don’t know how the industry works, but I can tell you that dogs and pets in general are big business here in Australia. Not sure exactly what kind of work you are looking for, but I would suggest you start your search on my page called Getting a Job or a Sponsorship and use the links to the three online employment agencies there to search for the sort of thing you’re hoping to do.

Hope you find something suitable, good luck, Bob

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Ash September 12, 2014 at 9:35 pm

Having lived in Tasmania, Victoria, QLD and a little in NSW (and visiting SA once) I can tell you with some degree of certainty that Hobart, and Kingston in particular, is probably the world capital of dog ownership. My wife has lived overseas and our families are immigrants and none of them have ever encountered so many dogs in their lives. I grew up with dogs and with dog breeders and I’ve never in my life seen so many dogs as I have in Hobart.
In Kingston the council provides public dog bowls and dog washing facilities on the beach. People advertise dog-related services on telephone poles. On the day we were there last, dogs outnumbered people by about 5 to 1.
And some guy on the East Coast wrote a book praising the wonders of dog-ownership last year I think. People are obsessed with dogs here.
Employment generally isn’t that great in Tas, but in the dog-sector I reckon you’d be set for life.

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Philip Joshua September 12, 2014 at 10:03 pm

Hey Ash,

Thank you so much for your input! Means a lot to hear from people who have been there! Thanks once again!

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Manoj September 15, 2014 at 4:04 pm

We are a family with 2 kids and intend to migrate to SA, please suggest me a decent, safe suburb for families (not too expensive, i prefer to a range of maximum 300 AUD/Week) with a good primary school

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BobinOz September 16, 2014 at 6:15 pm

I’m afraid I’ll have to leave that to the Adelaide locals to help you out, I have no idea. Anybody?

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mon October 6, 2014 at 3:14 pm

Manoj, Rent is getting expensive here. 300 per week will get you a two bedroom unit that gets hot in summer and cold in winter, close to the city around 4-10 KM range.
As with respect to houses that range will get you a house far away from city around 20-40 KM. In areas that could not be pleasant to be in.
Then you need to pay water, elec and gas.

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Mark September 30, 2014 at 1:40 am

Hi Bob,

Myself, wife and daughter are in the early stages of our move from the UK to Australia, I am a design engineer and my wife is a payroll supervisor, do you or another have advice on where in Australia is best suited to our careers.
Thanks in advance.

Mark.

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mon September 30, 2014 at 1:52 am

It depends what kind of a design engineer are you. Engineering has never been good in Adelaide, And I’m one of the guys that has not been working in Adelaide for more than six years. It is very hard to find a job as construction and development are rare to happen here. Furthermore, the companies that employ such engineers here, are always hiring looking for the candidate that will do the most profit for the company more jobs with less time. Usually, the type of people that work for such places are the ones that are also looking for jobs from the instant they join the firm. No loyalty exists between employee and employers. They prefer the fresh graduate rather than the experienced, teach him and get him to do the job of an experienced, before he gets feathers and fly.

But there is one good point in your favour, your background being from UK, You will be able to find jobs even if your experience is different from what is on offer.

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Mark September 30, 2014 at 2:02 am

Thanks Mon,

I am actually a design manager at present but I am happy to take a step down to get my foot in the door, I am purely mechanical ( no electrical) and my experience is in designing pharmaceutical products and previously radio frequency equipment.
We have done a fair bit of research on Melbourne and so far seems a safe bet??

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Calla Lilly October 6, 2014 at 11:58 am

Hi, so my mother and I are looking for a place to move to in a few years when we have more money saved. I’d love to know, what is the cheapest but decent areas of living, how much money do you have to have to come to Australia from the US, and my mother cannot fly, is there another way to get there? She is epileptic. We live in PA, USA.
Also, I will be attending my community college for my BA in counseling psychology and my MA or PhD in psychology at a four year university, where is the best place to live if I want a decent career path in psychology? Thank you, I hope you can help!

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mon October 6, 2014 at 3:10 pm

Hi Calla, I’m not sure about the regulations if they will be allowing people with medical conditions to migrate to Australia. But I would be telling you that the community living in Adelaide has been known to be of the senior citizens. The facilities are good for such people as well as the services.

As with respect to you if you are opening your own business then you will be able to complete and start up. Not sure about the results that could be very good or not good depends on your ability to keep your customers happy.

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Paul T November 8, 2014 at 8:42 am

Hi I’m a local. I migrated here with my parents when I was 13 and am now almost 60.
Best place to look for a job: http://www.seek.com.au
We do have highest unemployment compared to most other states at somewhere around 6.7%? However the reverse of this is that something like 93.3% of the population do have work. My wife is from Sicily and the last time I checked the general unemployment rate was around 22% and youth unemployment was 43%, so I guess it’s a matter of perspective? The real problem is probably underemployment as if you work even say 15 hours a week you are officially ‘employed’ and don’t show up in the figures, even though it’s pretty hard to feed a family on what pay that kind of job would bring in? With regards to overseas qualification, you need to do your homework as some are not recognised here. Best places to live are the inner suburbs, with rents and home prices getting cheaper as you move away from the city centre. As you move further North or South to the cheaper areas, some are lower on the socio economic scale with the usual problems that accompany such places anywhere in the world, although due to the much lower population are still probably nowhere near as bad as more heavily populated cities. I have travelled overseas and into other Australian States for work and holidays but am still glad I live in Adelaide. I love the relaxed lifestyle, ease of getting to beaches, wine regions and even heading ‘outback’ for some camping and fishing. Hope this helps a bit and feel free to ask any questions. Adelaide is no paradise, but it’s still a pretty nice place to live and bring up the kids (I have 3 adult children all married and with good jobs and nice houses)
Cheers!

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mon November 8, 2014 at 3:22 pm

Very accurate and true report from Paul. I would add to it that groceries in Adelaide as well as the utility bills are very high comparable to Melbourne that I have just been to. With ten dollars you can fill your fridge with all types of Vegetables in Fruits in Melbourne and you do not need to pay for the shopping bags that cost you 15 cents each in Adelaide. It is a normal view to see the people of Adelaide holding their empty shopping bags when entering a supermarket, which is quite funny. But they do not want to pay 15 cents for each bag. In other states this misery do not exist. It seems that only South Australia is extra conscious about the environment or it is just a gift to the business owners to make more money, as the cost of a shopping bag should have been included in their profit. In other states you get the bags that you want and no one ask you to pay a cent. As with respect to night life and entertainment, nothing is open after 5 PM in the city during the week days and weekends. The tourists will not find entertainment when needed. Prostitution is prohibited but still you find the senior prostitutes working from few brothels with very high prices.

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MW November 12, 2014 at 8:37 pm

“winter is not so good, being quite cold and dull”. 16 degrees… heheheh, it’s 3 celsius here where I live, if we have any luck ;)

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BobinOz November 13, 2014 at 8:53 pm

MW, do you want me to send you down some coats, we brought them across from England when we moved but we have no use for them here in Brisbane :-)

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Scott November 14, 2014 at 1:22 pm

Hi

My name is Scott and I am 30. As I have moved here and there are a few recent posts about Adelaide thought I would chip in. Originally I am from Perth, WA and loved through the resource boom (Now there are nearly 2 million people to Adelaide’s 1.3ish million)

I just want to say that it is very difficult to find employment here, jobs are difficult most places also depending which industry and what experience that you have. But I just want to say that I even tried living in Queensland for 2 months and even though decided it was not my lifestyle, I had more interviews in 4 weeks than I have here in 3 months.

Adelaide is a very slow paced city in comparison to Perth, Brisbane and especially Melbourne and Sydney, it will really test you patience here. Also I find that you really need to network here more so than other cities, and I would highly suggest considering all of your options if you are trying to move here for employment and literally do not know anyone (like I have done).

After 18 months I am going back to study another course to get some more skills and meet people because there are just so many people applying for work that you really have to have a job in order to get another one. If you fall into unemployment or work in a minimum wage nowhere job its very difficult to get out of that situation, If there humidity, or the bigger cities, or the isolation of other cities in Australia are not concerning for you then I would choose wisely about coming here and trying to make a new life for yourself.

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mon November 14, 2014 at 2:10 pm

Very True Mate, Spot ON. Cheap Houses Mean Nothing When You are Not Able to Make Money. Smelling some pollution in the air will help the health if still you are able to find work.
To be fair at the end all depends on your industry, your luck and your networks as it is normal here for people to give their position to a friend if they are leaving their employers. Years and Years might pass and still people are applying, improving their skills, studying but at the end a job is a job, if it does not exist you cannot force the employers to give it to you! Just Be WISE as no one would love to retirement age while he is still a Job Seeker. That usually happens here, be careful try and then move away if your luck did not help you.

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BobinOz November 15, 2014 at 2:45 pm

It does sound, for sure, as though people should do some thorough research before moving to Adelaide to look for work. Thanks for your comments Scott and Mon, people need to be aware of this stuff.

Cheers, Bob

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Prince November 16, 2014 at 4:19 pm

Hi Bob
I m Indian in my 30’s, I will be shifting to Adelaide in early 2015 with my wife and 2 kids. I got SA sponsorship under 190 as a production manager. I have been working in China for almost 9 years before applying for Australian immigration. Could you advise me which place should I rent a home in Adelaide better n near to Job prospects in Industries. Which areas have more Industries. Will await ur feedback
Prince

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BobinOz November 16, 2014 at 10:07 pm

I will leave that question to my readers in Adelaide to help you Prince, hopefully someone will have a view. Do be sure to have a quick read through all the other comments already made here, you may get some tips on where to move to, but you will also get an idea of how difficult it seems to be at the moment to find work in Adelaide.

Good luck, Bob

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Prince November 17, 2014 at 2:54 am

Thanks Bob
I have been following ur website for over 3 months now. You are doing a wonderful job by providing precious information and great motivation in pragmatic manner. I do understand the job situation there and globally.
Once again I appreciate ur sincere and prompt reply.
regards
Prince

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BobinOz November 17, 2014 at 5:05 pm

Thanks Prince, I appreciate your kind words :-)

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nashat November 28, 2014 at 5:02 am

Hi
my advice try to find a place to rent online before you arrive to australia and dont make the contract more than one year at first until you find a job and move to a place near your job place

I am from Iraq and applied for immigration under visa 190 to south australia and I will be there on Jan. 2015
this my email nashaatani@gmail.com
if you like to discuss more and share our information

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Paul T November 16, 2014 at 10:39 pm

Hi Prince
Unfortunately there is not a lot of large manufacturers left in Adelaide (South Australia) in recent years most have packed up and moved to other eastern states (Victoria, New South Wales or Queensland) or oversea’s (China!) so you might struggle to find a similar role here. There are still a number of small operations and a quick search I did on the Australian job site http://www.seek.com.au brought up some warehouse and logistics managers jobs. Most of the manufacturing that does still occur here is in to the North or South of the City Centre. For South you would be looking at suburbs such as Lonsdale, Morphett Vale or Reynella. For North suburbs such as Salisbury, Mawson Lakes, or Elizabeth. You can’t really go East very far as the Adelaide Hills form a natural boundary and if you go West you end up at the beaches (and the ocean) pretty quickly!
If you have held a senior role in China as a production manager, I would suggest you would be much better off looking at moving to Victoria, NSW or Queensland as this is where the larger manufacturing industries are based. IT professionals would fare a bit better in Adelaide.
Cheers, Paul.

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Prince November 17, 2014 at 2:43 am

Hi Paul
Thanks for ur clear and prompt reply. I have been working in senior positions in China and India with over 12 years of experience in industry. As I know of now is that I can not move out of SA for first 2 years under 190 sponsored visa ( is it correct) If I can move to any other State as suggested by you, I would not mind doing so.
Which place would be better to stay with kids in the initial times, where they can get admitted to school.
Once again I m grateful that you took out few moments to comment.
regards
Prince

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Paul T November 17, 2014 at 6:16 am

Hi Prince

I am not sure of the Visa Conditions, however there is a strong and vibrant Indian Community in South Australia, with a number of Associations. One of the largest is the Indian Australian Association, Website http://www.iaasa.asn.au if you email them, they should be able to give you lots of useful information?
One good thing about Adelaide is that it is a relatively small city and pretty easy to get around. As for schools and the children, despite there always being people ready to complain, its actually pretty good, and you should have no trouble getting the children into a school. There are basically two choices, a Government/State run school or a private school (mostly run by either the Catholic or Anglican Churches) some of the Private Schools can be a bit expensive though? The nicer suburbs are more expensive to rent or buy a home in, but would include places such as Burnside, Tranmere, Mayland, Klemzig or Norwood.
Hope this helps. Regards, Paul

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Prince November 17, 2014 at 12:33 pm

Hi Paul
You have been so polite to revert my queries instantly. Great help from ur inputs.
Thanks and have a nice day.
regards
Prince

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nashat November 28, 2014 at 5:05 am

Good day,

I would like to ask about finding jobs in South Australia especially in the field of aviation, I have experience in Civil Aviation as an engineer.
I will arrive to South Australia next month

regards

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