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FilamokioFilamokio PerthTotal Reaction Points: 17Member
edited July 2013 in Family Matters Posts: 130
Hello mga ka berks na nag start na ng life sa Aussie, how much money you initially spent (house rental/deposit, car, misc) for the first 2 months? Thanks
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  • ethanjacobethanjacob PerthTotal Reaction Points: 3Member
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    sa amin 15K, kasali na first month rent for 4beds/2baths/2car spaces (plus a 2K rent bond- requirement ito sa lahat ng rentals), tsikot (mitusbishi magna 2004- B-) ), pinambili ng mga furnitures/appliances/miscellaneous- kasi hindi furnished ung bahay, then one month na gastusin. Pero kung wala pa akong job before kami pumunta dito noon, we would have taken atleast AUD30K with us just to have some spare in case matagalan bago ako makahanap ng work. Monthly expenses namin ngaung medyo settled na kami goes up around 3k per month, included na lahat from groceries, internet, kuryente, water, fuel etc etc. Kung may bisyo ka siguro, add an additional 300-500 depending on how much you spend for alcohol/cigarette [-X
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  • RepotSircRepotSirc MelbourneTotal Reaction Points: 2Member
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    @ethanjacob kasama ung kotse sa rent?
    June 2012 - ACS - Network Administrator
    Nov 2012 - IELTS 7-7-7.5-7.5
    Feb 2013 - EOI - State Sponsorship SA
    July 2013 - Visa Application
    Aug 17 2013 - Wife IELTS 6-6-6-6
    Sep 03 2013 - CO Assigned
    Sep 09 2013 - Medical at Nationwide
    Sep 16 2013 - Received Referral Letter for CNCC
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    Dec 14 2013 - Wife arrived in Adelaide
    Dec 20 2013 - Wife found work
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    Oct 25 2014 - Found my permanent and full time job
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  • ethanjacobethanjacob PerthTotal Reaction Points: 3Member
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    @ethanjacob kasama ung kotse sa rent?
    kasama sa 15K :P
    Successful EA assessment - Feb 2012
    WA SS positive -March 2012
    Visa lodged (subclass 176) - May 2012
    Visa grant - June 2012
    Touchdown in OZ- Oct 2012

    Currently digging dirt in WA :-)
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  • RepotSircRepotSirc MelbourneTotal Reaction Points: 2Member
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    @ethanjacob bumili kayu agad ng kotse?
    June 2012 - ACS - Network Administrator
    Nov 2012 - IELTS 7-7-7.5-7.5
    Feb 2013 - EOI - State Sponsorship SA
    July 2013 - Visa Application
    Aug 17 2013 - Wife IELTS 6-6-6-6
    Sep 03 2013 - CO Assigned
    Sep 09 2013 - Medical at Nationwide
    Sep 16 2013 - Received Referral Letter for CNCC
    Sep 17 2013 - Submitted CNCC
    Nov 02 2013 - Visa Grant Letter received
    Dec 14 2013 - Wife arrived in Adelaide
    Dec 20 2013 - Wife found work
    March 18 2014 - I arrived in Adelaide
    May 01 2014 - Found 4 months Contract - Network Engineer
    Oct 25 2014 - Found my permanent and full time job
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  • barlovalbarloval SydneyTotal Reaction Points: 1Member
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    Pag malayo kayo sa train station kailangan talaga kotse.,pero pag wala pa work tyaga lang muna sa public transport.,

    Back to topic., bring minimum 10k or bring more money as much as you can. Mahirap magsimula dito mahal lahat. Sydney is the most expensive city. Ma shock ka sa mga prices dito although halos lahat made in china.
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  • RepotSircRepotSirc MelbourneTotal Reaction Points: 2Member
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    cguru maki-share muna kame ni misis ng flat kc sobrang makakatipid ka kapag mag-uumpisa ka. In SA meron mga 150AUD per week isang room.
    June 2012 - ACS - Network Administrator
    Nov 2012 - IELTS 7-7-7.5-7.5
    Feb 2013 - EOI - State Sponsorship SA
    July 2013 - Visa Application
    Aug 17 2013 - Wife IELTS 6-6-6-6
    Sep 03 2013 - CO Assigned
    Sep 09 2013 - Medical at Nationwide
    Sep 16 2013 - Received Referral Letter for CNCC
    Sep 17 2013 - Submitted CNCC
    Nov 02 2013 - Visa Grant Letter received
    Dec 14 2013 - Wife arrived in Adelaide
    Dec 20 2013 - Wife found work
    March 18 2014 - I arrived in Adelaide
    May 01 2014 - Found 4 months Contract - Network Engineer
    Oct 25 2014 - Found my permanent and full time job
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  • ethanjacobethanjacob PerthTotal Reaction Points: 3Member
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    @ethanjacob bumili kayu agad ng kotse?
    Naisip isip ko kasi kung lalakarin ko ung 550kms mula perth e malalate na ako sa trabaho :P
    Dito kasi kami sa outback nakatira kasi dito ang job ko so need ng car, unless pwede sakyan mga kangaroo sana <):) besides kahit nasa city ka nakatira e kailangan mo rin talaga ng sasakyan- bili groceries etc. unless ung bahay mo e katabi ng train station at pagbaba mo sa kabilang istasyon e woolies o coles na! $2500 for a car is pretty good, it can take you to the land of no return :-)) , pero seriously ok na ang car sa ganyang value. :-bd
    Successful EA assessment - Feb 2012
    WA SS positive -March 2012
    Visa lodged (subclass 176) - May 2012
    Visa grant - June 2012
    Touchdown in OZ- Oct 2012

    Currently digging dirt in WA :-)
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  • RepotSircRepotSirc MelbourneTotal Reaction Points: 2Member
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    @ethanjacob Hhhmmm not bad, that's less than hundred thousand pesos. Anyway, thanks for the inputs.
    June 2012 - ACS - Network Administrator
    Nov 2012 - IELTS 7-7-7.5-7.5
    Feb 2013 - EOI - State Sponsorship SA
    July 2013 - Visa Application
    Aug 17 2013 - Wife IELTS 6-6-6-6
    Sep 03 2013 - CO Assigned
    Sep 09 2013 - Medical at Nationwide
    Sep 16 2013 - Received Referral Letter for CNCC
    Sep 17 2013 - Submitted CNCC
    Nov 02 2013 - Visa Grant Letter received
    Dec 14 2013 - Wife arrived in Adelaide
    Dec 20 2013 - Wife found work
    March 18 2014 - I arrived in Adelaide
    May 01 2014 - Found 4 months Contract - Network Engineer
    Oct 25 2014 - Found my permanent and full time job
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  • ethanjacobethanjacob PerthTotal Reaction Points: 3Member
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    no worries mate. maganda ang car maintenance dito compared sa atin and the roads are way better than back in the phils. gulong lang talaga nawewear out dito, not so much with other parts, unless you have a 4x4 and always driving off road <):) then that's a different tale :-j
    Successful EA assessment - Feb 2012
    WA SS positive -March 2012
    Visa lodged (subclass 176) - May 2012
    Visa grant - June 2012
    Touchdown in OZ- Oct 2012

    Currently digging dirt in WA :-)
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  • RepotSircRepotSirc MelbourneTotal Reaction Points: 2Member
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    wala aku gano money, pero buti na lang andyan ang Pag-Ibig at SSS, nakalimutan ko na tong dalawa na to, ung contribution ko pala makukuha ko ng lump sum basta mg-file ng retirement db.
    June 2012 - ACS - Network Administrator
    Nov 2012 - IELTS 7-7-7.5-7.5
    Feb 2013 - EOI - State Sponsorship SA
    July 2013 - Visa Application
    Aug 17 2013 - Wife IELTS 6-6-6-6
    Sep 03 2013 - CO Assigned
    Sep 09 2013 - Medical at Nationwide
    Sep 16 2013 - Received Referral Letter for CNCC
    Sep 17 2013 - Submitted CNCC
    Nov 02 2013 - Visa Grant Letter received
    Dec 14 2013 - Wife arrived in Adelaide
    Dec 20 2013 - Wife found work
    March 18 2014 - I arrived in Adelaide
    May 01 2014 - Found 4 months Contract - Network Engineer
    Oct 25 2014 - Found my permanent and full time job
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  • RepotSircRepotSirc MelbourneTotal Reaction Points: 2Member
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    nga pala speaking of kotse, are we immediately allowed to drive kahit wala pang Australian Driver's License?
    June 2012 - ACS - Network Administrator
    Nov 2012 - IELTS 7-7-7.5-7.5
    Feb 2013 - EOI - State Sponsorship SA
    July 2013 - Visa Application
    Aug 17 2013 - Wife IELTS 6-6-6-6
    Sep 03 2013 - CO Assigned
    Sep 09 2013 - Medical at Nationwide
    Sep 16 2013 - Received Referral Letter for CNCC
    Sep 17 2013 - Submitted CNCC
    Nov 02 2013 - Visa Grant Letter received
    Dec 14 2013 - Wife arrived in Adelaide
    Dec 20 2013 - Wife found work
    March 18 2014 - I arrived in Adelaide
    May 01 2014 - Found 4 months Contract - Network Engineer
    Oct 25 2014 - Found my permanent and full time job
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  • JCsantosJCsantos SydneyTotal Reaction Points: 155Member, Moderator
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    nga pala speaking of kotse, are we immediately allowed to drive kahit wala pang Australian Driver's License?
    You can use your PH license for 3 months for PR like Visa's for Employee sponsored i think its indefinite
    Google for Everything !!!
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  • bananapeelbananapeel SydneyTotal Reaction Points: 4Member
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    wala aku gano money, pero buti na lang andyan ang Pag-Ibig at SSS, nakalimutan ko na tong dalawa na to, ung contribution ko pala makukuha ko ng lump sum basta mg-file ng retirement db.
    unless there had been changes in the last 3 years, as far as I know ang pagibig contributions lang ang pede mo iwithdraw not SSS. just bring your visa and the required form and it takes about a month ata before you can get the cheque.
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  • ethanjacobethanjacob PerthTotal Reaction Points: 3Member
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    nga pala speaking of kotse, are we immediately allowed to drive kahit wala pang Australian Driver's License?


    You can use your PH license for 3 months for PR like Visa's for Employee sponsored i think its indefinite
    Tomo, you'll have to convert your Phil license to an Oz one within that 3-month period. You have to complete an exam and then an actual driving test. Make sure you read the driver's guide booklet available on the website of whatever state you're going to (some states have different rules) What I found out is that it is so much easier to get a license in the country side than in the cities :-bd Hindi sila strict as compared to those in the cities. I have two friends who have been driving in the Phils for more than 10 years but they had to take the actual driving test in Perth 3 times before they passed! >:) But it only took me once to pass the test in the country side :)) cheers :D
    Successful EA assessment - Feb 2012
    WA SS positive -March 2012
    Visa lodged (subclass 176) - May 2012
    Visa grant - June 2012
    Touchdown in OZ- Oct 2012

    Currently digging dirt in WA :-)
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  • RepotSircRepotSirc MelbourneTotal Reaction Points: 2Member
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    @bananapeel

    unless there had been changes in the last 3 years, as far as I know ang pagibig contributions lang ang pede mo iwithdraw not SSS. just bring your visa and the required form and it takes about a month ata before you can get the cheque.
    Hhhmm, I have to look around and ask about sa SSS, naisip ko lang kc na pwd kc pera naten un eh, kaya dapat lang na makuha naten kung anu ung saten db.
    June 2012 - ACS - Network Administrator
    Nov 2012 - IELTS 7-7-7.5-7.5
    Feb 2013 - EOI - State Sponsorship SA
    July 2013 - Visa Application
    Aug 17 2013 - Wife IELTS 6-6-6-6
    Sep 03 2013 - CO Assigned
    Sep 09 2013 - Medical at Nationwide
    Sep 16 2013 - Received Referral Letter for CNCC
    Sep 17 2013 - Submitted CNCC
    Nov 02 2013 - Visa Grant Letter received
    Dec 14 2013 - Wife arrived in Adelaide
    Dec 20 2013 - Wife found work
    March 18 2014 - I arrived in Adelaide
    May 01 2014 - Found 4 months Contract - Network Engineer
    Oct 25 2014 - Found my permanent and full time job
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  • JCsantosJCsantos SydneyTotal Reaction Points: 155Member, Moderator
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    nga pala speaking of kotse, are we immediately allowed to drive kahit wala pang Australian Driver's License?


    You can use your PH license for 3 months for PR like Visa's for Employee sponsored i think its indefinite


    Tomo, you'll have to convert your Phil license to an Oz one within that 3-month period. You have to complete an exam and then an actual driving test. Make sure you read the driver's guide booklet available on the website of whatever state you're going to (some states have different rules) What I found out is that it is so much easier to get a license in the country side than in the cities :-bd Hindi sila strict as compared to those in the cities. I have two friends who have been driving in the Phils for more than 10 years but they had to take the actual driving test in Perth 3 times before they passed! >:) But it only took me once to pass the test in the country side :)) cheers :D
    I agree with this in NSW meron mga RTA office na i totlerate yung mga small errors mo

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  • alexamaealexamae SydneyTotal Reaction Points: 1Member
    edited September 2013 Posts: 788
    If everything goes as planned na may work pag dating;
    - mag room share ako ng $140 per week
    - $20 per day for food and fare, $150 per week din (15 minutes from workplace lang ang bahay)
    - $30 per week for mobile top-up etc
    Total is around $350 per week. Okay na ba to? Haha
    November 4, 2012 : ACS Assessment Systems Administrator - 262113
    December 08, 2012 : Both take IELTS
    December 18, 2012 : ACS Result Positive
    December 21, 2012 : IELTS Result
    January 10, 2013 : NSW SS Application
    January 10, 2013 : TRA Assessment ICT Customer Support Officer - 313112 (partner's skills)
    March 21, 2013 : TRA Result Positive
    March 22, 2013 : NSW SS acknowledgement email received
    May 16, 2013 : NSW SS Approved
    May 16, 2013 : EOI invite for 190 Visa
    May 24, 2013 : Lodged 190 Visa
    May 25, 2013 : Both Medicals Done (Drs Horne & Chin)
    June 4, 2013 : CO allocated Adelaide GSM Team 7
    June 8, 2013 : Meds Referred to MOC
    June 9, 2013 : Upload forms 80 and 1022
    June 17, 2013 : Upload both NBI Clearances
    June 28, 2013 : Upload both SG PCC
    August 15, 2013 : Visa Grant! Thank you so much Lord!! IED May 29, 2014

    Jeremiah 29:11 "For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
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  • TasBurrfootTasBurrfoot OsakaTotal Reaction Points: 270Member, Moderator
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    If everything goes as planned na may work pag dating;
    - mag room share ako ng $140 per week
    - $20 per day for food and fare, $150 per week din (15 minutes from workplace lang ang bahay)
    - $30 per week for mobile top-up etc
    Total is around $350 per week. Okay na ba to? Haha
    Mobile top-up of $30/wk is too much...
    Primary Applicant: Wife
    Accountant (General): 221111

    04 Aug 2012 - IELTS (Academic Module)
    07 Aug 2012 - IELTS (Academic Module) Speaking Part
    17 Aug 2012 - IELTS Results (L: 8.5 R: 8.5 W: 7.0 S: 7.5 OBS: 8.0)
    24 Aug 2012 - CPAA Submitted (docs mailed same day via SG EMS)
    25 Sep 2012 - Received +Skills Assessment from CPAA
    25 Sep 2012 - Lodged EOI Application with 70pts
    30 Sep 2012 - Invited by DIAC to apply for 189 Visa
    01 Oct 2012 - Submitted 189 Visa Application
    20 Oct 2012 - Medical Examinations
    23 Oct 2012 - CO Assigned; Team 7 - SA
    05 Nov 2012 - Submitted SG PCC and NBI Clearance
    06 Nov 2012 - Visa Granted (IED: 23/10/2013)
    03 Apr 2013 - Flight to MEL
    03 Jun 2013 - started work
    12 Jun 2013 - wife started work
    15 Jun 2016 - applied for citizenship
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  • alexamaealexamae SydneyTotal Reaction Points: 1Member
    Posts: 788
    If everything goes as planned na may work pag dating;
    - mag room share ako ng $140 per week
    - $20 per day for food and fare, $150 per week din (15 minutes from workplace lang ang bahay)
    - $30 per week for mobile top-up etc
    Total is around $350 per week. Okay na ba to? Haha


    Mobile top-up of $30/wk is too much...
    Mga how much po ang usual rate with LTE/3G/4G na plan? I have a phone with me na naman.
    Ano pa po ba kulang jan sa budget ko na madagdag nyo?
    November 4, 2012 : ACS Assessment Systems Administrator - 262113
    December 08, 2012 : Both take IELTS
    December 18, 2012 : ACS Result Positive
    December 21, 2012 : IELTS Result
    January 10, 2013 : NSW SS Application
    January 10, 2013 : TRA Assessment ICT Customer Support Officer - 313112 (partner's skills)
    March 21, 2013 : TRA Result Positive
    March 22, 2013 : NSW SS acknowledgement email received
    May 16, 2013 : NSW SS Approved
    May 16, 2013 : EOI invite for 190 Visa
    May 24, 2013 : Lodged 190 Visa
    May 25, 2013 : Both Medicals Done (Drs Horne & Chin)
    June 4, 2013 : CO allocated Adelaide GSM Team 7
    June 8, 2013 : Meds Referred to MOC
    June 9, 2013 : Upload forms 80 and 1022
    June 17, 2013 : Upload both NBI Clearances
    June 28, 2013 : Upload both SG PCC
    August 15, 2013 : Visa Grant! Thank you so much Lord!! IED May 29, 2014

    Jeremiah 29:11 "For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
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  • KurikongSaTumbongKurikongSaTumbong SydneyTotal Reaction Points: 54Member
    Posts: 441
    If everything goes as planned na may work pag dating;
    - mag room share ako ng $140 per week
    - $20 per day for food and fare, $150 per week din (15 minutes from workplace lang ang bahay)
    - $30 per week for mobile top-up etc
    Total is around $350 per week. Okay na ba to? Haha


    Mobile top-up of $30/wk is too much...


    Mga how much po ang usual rate with LTE/3G/4G na plan? I have a phone with me na naman.
    Ano pa po ba kulang jan sa budget ko na madagdag nyo?
    Yung mobile plan ng misis ko unlimited call and text within australia with 1gb data allowance eh 60 a month sa telstra
    Kurikong, kurikong...sa tumbong ay umusbong!
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