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on 8 Apr 2013
Hi, Anybody can tell me about Perth as I am planing to immigrate to WA as Skilled worker(Sub class 190). Kindly answer the following questions. 1) which is the best place in WA to stay for Indians 2) Monthly rent in Cities 3) Average Monthly food, transport, electricity, phone, internet & other expenditure for 3 people (me+ spouse+ 5 years old daughter) 4. School fees for 1st standard 5) I am in HR profession, so is it to get jobs in same profession? 6) How much money I required to relocate with my family (2+1) 7) Do I need to pay for insurance?( for regional PR holders) 8.Weather condition 9)Security for Indians Thank you in advance.
Shantalie on 10 Apr 2013
Hi Veera,

Let me try and answer each of your questions in turn:

1. The Indian population is quite low in Perth. The city is not quite as cosmpolitan as Melbourne or Sydney where you'd find a more diverse range of people, including Indians. So it would be hard to say there a particular areas or suburbs popular with the Indian community.

2. Average rental prices in Perth are around AUD 600 per month for a 3 bedroom family home. For more on housing in Perth read the Expat Arrivals pages on Accommodation in Perth and Areas and Suburbs of Perth

3
. The cost of living of for your family will depend on your lifestyle. Perth is cheaper than the bigger Australian cities. You can use the Cost of Living in Australia page as a a guide to help you draw up a budget for the family.

4. The cost of school fees will depend on where you choose to send your daughter to school. Private and International schools in Australia are experensive and can cost up to about AUD 25,000 per year. The cost of public schooling is much less but varies from area to area. See the Expat Arrival's Education and Schools in Australia page for an overview of schooling options in the country.

5. The biggest expat employers in Perth are found within the mining industry. However, as long as you have a valid work permit, good level of English and a strong CV you will be treated equally to an Australian applicant.

6.The cost of relocation will depend on wether you plan on shipping stuff from home to Australia, etc.

7. You will need to have private health insurance for yourself and your family in Australia. However, you'll be pleased to know that the standard of healthcare in Australia is excellent. Read the Healthcare in Australia page for more details.

8.For information on climate take a look at the Weather in Perth page.

9. Finally, Australia as a whole is pretty safe. I wouldn't say there are any particular threats for Indians in Perth. Obviously, you should excericse caution whilst in busy areas or walking around at night. But generally, expats feel relativley safe in Australia.

I hope these answers and our Perth City Guide are useful for you. Good luck. 



Anonymous (not verified) on 9 Apr 2013
Dear Friends, pls help me in this. Veera
Anonymous (not verified) on 15 Apr 2013
Hi, Anybody can tell me about Perth as I am planing to immigrate to WA as Skilled worker(Sub class 190). Kindly answer the following questions. 1) which is the best place in WA to stay for Indians Look at - Maylands, Bayswater - close to city, better option, more indians. Or Canningvale - further away, bigger houses, Indian temple. 2) Monthly rent in Cities - 2 bedroom about 350/week - 3 bedroom - 420-450/week 3) Average Monthly food, transport, electricity, phone, internet & other expenditure for 3 people (me+ spouse+ 5 years old daughter) - about 400$/week 4. School fees for 1st standard Not sure. 5) I am in HR profession, so is it to get jobs in same profession? - Can be quite difficult. Generally locals occupy these jobs. 6) How much money I required to. relocate with my family (2+1) flights + moving furniture cost + 4 weeks rent bond + 2 weeks rent advance + at least 6 months living expenses. You might need enough money to survive till you get a job. 7) Do I need to pay for insurance?( for regional PR holders) Yes - you will need health cover 8.Weather condition - hot in summer - max about 42 degrees. Winter is cold - about 1 degree in the night in July. Generally alright. Like Delhi. Very hot from Dec-Feb, quite cold from May/June to August and dry. 9)Security for Indians - Don't work late. Most people are home by 6pm. Nothing specifically against Indians. It is safe unless you like to walk in the dark Thank you in advance. Good luck. Girish
Anonymous (not verified) on 17 Apr 2013
Thank for friends for your valuable information on WA.
Anonymous (not verified) on 25 Apr 2013
Dear Friends, need one more help, my wife completed her 10th Standard in English medium and she has done Graduation through distance mode but it is English medium and she has not completed 12th Standard. I can get Certificate from the University saying that her Graduation was in Eng medium, so pls suggest me do my wife needs to take IELTS or not. Thank you all.
veerakrishna on 25 Apr 2013
Hi, I am planing to immigrate to WA as Skilled worker(Sub class 190). My wife has completed her schooling till 10th Standard in English medium and after that she has directly( no 11& 12th Standard) completed her Bachelor of Arts trough distance Education university(3 years) which is taught in Eng medium, now my question is whether she needs to take IELTS or not. Kindly help me in this. The below details are mentioned on Aus Govt website. "evidence of a trade, diploma or higher qualification awarded by an institution in or outside Australia which involved at least two years of full-time study and all instruction was in English:

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