"Moneycorp is a great, efficient service, offering great rates"

"Moneycorp is a great, efficient service, offering great rates"


My story - Laura Wallace


"Moneycorp is a great, efficient service, offering great rates."


"My name is Laura Wallace and I'm a teacher. Ever since backpacking around Australia in 2006 I've wanted to make the move out here for good. After a recent visit in 2011, I knew I still wanted to make the move, so I started the visa process and on 14th August 2013 I finally left the UK for my new life in Australia.

Despite arriving in Australia in the middle of winter, it wasn't too cold. I did seem to bring some British weather with me though, Perth has had the wettest September for 90 years! This has not dampened my start out here though, I didn't mind applying for jobs when it was just raining outside! Since arriving in Perth I have made the most of the outdoors lifestyle, walking as much as possible and going for a run every couple of days. There's loads to do and see in a couple of free hours, like a walk along the river or around Kings Park. We have been taking advantage of the local markets and stocking up on loads of fresh fruit and veg every week, and made it to the beach a couple of times. Life is a lot less rushed out here than in the UK.

My top tip for someone emigrating would be to make sure that you have savings with you for when you arrive. I didn't have a job to come to so I had to register with a Teaching Board. I also needed to buy a car, insure it, and find somewhere to live. The bond on a rental property is a month's wages, so make sure you have money to cover all of those things before you get a job/get paid. I would make sure you have short term accommodation booked, so you can look at where you want to rent once you have arrived.

Moneycorp is a great, efficient service, offering great rates. I am a member of Perth Poms, but didn't know that I shouldn't pay the transfer fee, even so, £5 is very reasonable for the service you receive."

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