My first post, so go easy. There’s gonna be some naïve questions / statements here.
I have been intending to make a move to Canberra for more than a decade, and have decided to give it a shot sometime in the new year.
I in NSW, and have moved to WA before and learnt a lot of things about planning it out better, but there’s a few unknowns in Canberra, and my knowledge of how the ACT works these days isn’t that strong.
Need some ideas on how to effectively find a place to rent without getting too ripped off (yeah I know it’s tricky), I understand rents are calculated differently there than in NSW.
— Should I bring my ageing early 90s car with me, and risk going through the hassle of the Dickson inspection centre, or just get something to replace it when I get there?
— Which areas of the ACT I should avoid living in?
— How tough is the job market to crack, if your work history involves once working in IT for a few years, including supervising staff, but stopped doing that about 8 years ago? And would it be considered favourable if your gig these days is involved in the media? Also done the retail / customer service thing too, but some years ago.
— My views on Canberra seem to get a little knocked around on each visit. When I grew up, my folks and I visited friends in Canberra semi regularly, which was the 1980s, but only in the past 12 months have I been regularly back in Canberra. I still like what I see, although it seems to be a bit less like the Canberra that I remember from the 80s and my handful of 90s visits.
Thanks in advance Guys!