I am the principal applicant to the VISA subclass 175 in Australia and together with my husband and 2 kids aged 3 and 5, we're planning to leave for Australia by January or February 2013.
As of now, I do not know what my next moves should be but I have been browsing the immi.gov.au for things to do upon arrival in AU, talking with my tita in AU Sydney via email and a friend who had just settled last April 2012 in Au.
Right now we're taking driving lessons, my husband and I, because my tita says it's difficult to secure a license in Au plus it's expensive. My first question is, do we have to have a PROFESSIONAL license or a NON-PRO would be recognised just as good?
Moreover, I wish to hear from people who had experienced being new to a country. I know how difficult it is especially since we have 2 very young kids. I hope you could share some tips on what's supposed to be our next steps. From securing funds for the ticket (like the price range of a one-way fare), where to settle best (my friend recommends Blacktown Sydney), and whatever you think we should be preparing for by now.
I'd really appreciate your helpful tips. I hope this thread would be able to help those who undergo similar position with me right now.