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Safety in Darwin/NT

toploadertoploader Quezon CityTotal Reaction Points: 0Member
Hello! To our kababayans in the NT, Kamusta po ang Darwin in terms of safety? I've been reading a lot of foreign forums and articles about how dangerous it is in Darwin. I'm not sure if they just have "high standards" about safety since they're from UK/other first world countries. Since we're from Pinas, baka naman normal lang sa atin yung mentioned high crime rates sa kanila :)
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  • chollecholle SydneyTotal Reaction Points: 61Member
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    @toploader I had a similar question in the NSW thread about certain suburbs being called unsafe by locals. Depende sa quality of crimes - are they crimes to property? To persons? Are they hate crimes? Sino usually ang victim/perpetrator? Sino yung nagsasabing unsafe yung lugar? Para lang ma-consider if it's worth the risk.
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    @toploader yung nalaman ko lang sabi ng taga cairns na mahal daw sa darwin. Wala syang sinabi about the "safety" aspect. So i think normal lang ang crime rate (mas malaki pa sa atin sa pinas).

    Sabi nya bakit di daw sa cairns kami, we told her na ang CDU lang ang nagbigay ng positive response na pwede pumasok.
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  • toploadertoploader Quezon CityTotal Reaction Points: 0Member
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    @cholle Based on what I've read, there are a lot of break-ins, that's why it's pretty normal DAW to have high fences surrounding houses. There have been assaults even during the morning, most happen to the indigenous daw. I've also read that assaults happen inside public buses. I just googled phrases like "Crimes in Darwin,Australia", "safety in Darwin" and read the articles.

    But since we're from the Philippines, I'm guessing it's not going to be a big deal for us considering we're used to such news.
    :)
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  • toploadertoploader Quezon CityTotal Reaction Points: 0Member
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    @DCWerick yes, Darwin is very expensive. Based on my research, Accomodations pa lang, average of $400/week if you plan on getting your own place.

    Considering CDU too if I decide to study in Darwin :)
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  • talrashatalrasha AdelaideTotal Reaction Points: 7Member
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    ok nman sa darwin. natira ako dun ng 3.5 years. wala nman ako naging problem nung nandun ako. very warm and friendly and mga tao. multi-culture dun since pinakamalapit na australian city sa asia. tropical ang darwin, wet and dry season lng. famous pla northern territory sa dami ng crocodile, bawal maligo sa ilog at dagat. marami nman swimming pool kung gusto nyo mag-swimming. marami pinoy sa darwin, kapag pumunta kyo sa mcdo, kfc, department store, grocery or sa mall sigurado may pinoy dun.
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  • tolitztolitz SydneyTotal Reaction Points: 3Member
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    @talrasha salamat po sa shared info....itatanung ko lang po kung saang area lugar po sa darwin ang peacefull at mura ang rent ng bahay? Di po ba mahirap ang pubkic transport dun?
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  • talrashatalrasha AdelaideTotal Reaction Points: 7Member
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    tungkol sa rent, mahal talaga rent sa NT/darwin compared sa other states/cities. rent ko sa 2 bedroom unit nun is 400/week. 3 bedroom around 600/week. ngaun rent ko dito sa adelaide is 340/week 3 bedroom house na yun. sa tingin ko the best option para makatipid is house share with other people kaso kailangan maghanap ng lanlord na papayag sa ganung setup.

    tungkol nman sa safe na area. sa tingin ko very safe nman sa darwin. kahit saan ka cguro tumira e di mawawala ang crime. karamihan ng nababasa ko sa news paper is alcohol related incident like brawl sa pub or drink driving. may mga theft incidents din pero konti lang. nakatira ako nun sa Karama suburb part ng northern suburbs, 20 minutes away from the city pero at 10 minutes away from work. sa 3.5 years nmin dun e wla nman naging problem.

    sa public transport nman. actually di ko nasubukan sumakay sa bus, may company car na pinagamit sa akin. si misis ang nakasubok. may bus stop na malapit sa amin nun. kapag peak hours every 30 minutes ang daan kapag off peak every 45 minutes. 3 dollars ang ticket good for 3 hours from the time na nagbayad ka.
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  • tolitztolitz SydneyTotal Reaction Points: 3Member
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    @talrasha Maraming salamat po mga informations! May mga tips po ba kayo kung paanu mag apply ng job sa Northern Territory if ever andun kana or kahit di k pa nakapunta dun peru may visa kana. Normally po ba sa internet sila nappost ng job or kagaya din sa Pinas na mainly sa news paper ang postings ng mga job opening?
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    @talrasha Maraming salamat po mga informations! May mga tips po ba kayo kung paanu mag apply ng job sa Northern Territory if ever andun kana or kahit di k pa nakapunta dun peru may visa kana. Normally po ba sa internet sila nappost ng job or kagaya din sa Pinas na mainly sa news paper ang postings ng mga job opening?
    marami sa internet. sa seek.com.au or sa careerone.com.au. applayan mo lahat ng pwede. the more resume you send the more chances of getting a job. dapat may skype account ka kung gusto ka nila mainterview kung wla ka pa sa darwin.

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  • DCWerickDCWerick DavaoTotal Reaction Points: 4Member
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    @talrasha:

    thanks for the info!
    May 24 2014 - Form 157A
    June 13 2014 - CDU application
    July 01 2014 - Asked CDU for late enrollment on intake July 25
    July 14 2014 - CDU replied and deferred us to March intake
    July 23 2014 - Visa lodge
    July 27 2014 - Went to National (davao branch) for medical
    Aug xx 2014 - Medical is a-ok
    Oct 29 2014 - Visa granted (573)
    Nov - March 2015 - look for accommodation and other stuff before going to AU (online)
    Nov 27 2014 - Wiffey's Auntie told us to visit her before going to Darwin (we are now in cairns)
    Feb 21 2015 - landing to CDU
    Mar 03 2015 - Wiffey going to school
    Mar 10 2015 - Working as dish washer
    June 19 2015 - Wiffey finally found work as a housekeeper
    Nov 2016 - Done 4 Semester
    Feb 25 2017 - Preparing to submit 485 Visa
    Mar 02 2017 - Submitted 485 visa application
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