28 Jul 2015

Commonly referred to as a police check, there are actually a number of clearances that can be obtained once you have moved to Adelaide to satisfy a wide range of purposes including employment and volunteer work.  Getting a police check is very useful as it gets you rea...

28 Jun 2015

Choosing the perfect time to move to Adelaide is often a stressful decision.  Once a visa grant has been approved, families tend to fret about the actual timing of the move.  My advice is always to consider all factors and make that decision expeditiously.  I find that...

29 May 2015

Thank you to everyone who turned up for my recent talks at Borders Malaysia on "Strategies for Your Move to Adelaide".   I hope all of you managed to go away with a little bit more understanding of Adelaide as well as the different strategies that can be adopted when p...

21 May 2015

Join me in Kuala Lumpur this Saturday, 23 May 2015 and Sunday, 24 May 2015 at Borders, The Gardens and Borders, The Curve respectively as I discuss strategies for your move to Adelaide. 

28 Jan 2015

I thought I would give some background on the property market in Adelaide, so that when a new migrant looks through realestate.com.au or domain.com.au to research the houses on the market, it will be more meaningful and allows for a better understanding of what is on o...

12 Jan 2015

One of the first hurdles a new migrant to South Australia face upon moving to Adelaide is to prove his/her identity to the Government of South Australia. The first occasion that this situation arises is likely to be when the new migrant buys a car and looks to register...

29 Dec 2014

Having received several inquiries for assistance to obtain an Australian visa to move to Adelaide, I would just like to clarify that I am not a registered migration agent. As such, I am unable to provide any assistance, advice or knowledge with regards to the procedure...

16 Jul 2014

I recently put up a post on the Welcome2Adelaide Facebook page linking to an article in the Sydney Morning Herald entitled "Getting a job after 50".  This post drew a comment from a reader Albert Ng who said, 


"You know what , most of your post is very negative ab...

8 Jul 2014


"We are moving to Adelaide for the sake of our kid's education."  This is a common statement made by new migrants to Adelaide, particularly those moving to Adelaide from Asia.


Whilst the general perception is that the standard of public education in Australia is high,...

24 Jun 2014

New migrants who are moving to Adelaide should be aware that the Australian income year starts on July 1 each year and ends on June 30 the following year.  As the financial year end is on June 30, June is often an apt time to consider tax related matters.


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