New Migrant Arrival
visiting or studying in Perth
may contact THE
ZOROASTRIAN ASSOCIATION OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA INC (ZAWA). ZAWA can
introduce you and your family to the Zoroastrian community and can
towards relevant government organizations that can provide further
and guidance based on your individual circumstances.
Disclaimer:- This notice is
meant for individuals and families who have obtained visas for travel
to Australia. ZAWA does not provide any advice on migration or
other legal issues and will not reply to any communication received
from individuals seeking any legal or professional advice.
For more information on settling in
Australia as a migrant, please visit the website www.immi.gov.au
which tells you what things to do first after arriving and the
practical information on health, housing, schools, transport and
recreation. Also check out www.multicultural.wa.gov.au.
Engineering Jobs & Opportunities
Names of a few companies in
Perth that would be good to contact. You can "Google" the names to get
their local office information.
- Aker-Kvaerner: tel. 9429-5800. They're a big
international company - one of the biggest - and do all sorts of work,
including oil & gas. A few Hatch: 9428-5000. This is a
Canadian company and has a big presence in the mining sector worldwide.
- Worley-Parsons: 9278-8333. They're also very big
internationally, and are heavy in the oil & gas industry worldwide.
- Technip: 9463-2500. They're also one of the big
international players - lots of oil & gas work in the Middle East
as well as the Far East. They're headquarters are in Paris but
have big offices all over the world.
- SNC-Lavalin: 9322-0900. They're Canadian, but are
one of the biggest engineering firms in the world. They're
looking at growing their office here in Perth.
- Fluor: 9278-7555. Also very big - at one time the
biggest engineering company in the world.
- SKM: 9722-5100. Multi-discipline Australian
engineering firm, centered in this part of the world.
- Woodside Petroleum: 9348-4000. They're the "client"
for a lot of the major oil & gas work in Western Australia.
- Clough: 9281-9281. They're Australian, but are a
big player over here and have some overseas projects.
- GRD Minproc: 9347-4777. They're also local, but are
mainly into mining/minerals.
- BHP Billiton Petroleum: 9338-4888.
Following are some good recruitment/job search websites you
Housing, Schools & General Information
Perth city extends North and
south for over 60 to 70 kms which is longer than Mumbai- So there is a
big spread of suburbs and housing estates. The swan river divides the
North from the south. There is now an almost even distribution of
Zoroastrians in North and south, slightly more in North. Housing
and accom has gone through the roof in the last 5 to 7 odd years and
almost on par with Sydney in house prices and rents. Initially it
is recommended that you rent it out for sometime till you feel your way
around and decide to settle in a house which suits your travel to and
from work and also school.
The median price of a house now
in Perth would be around $ 450,000 (3BR and 2 toilets) and even the
more distant suburbs like Success and Caning vale are not cheap
anymore. Some distant suburbs in the east like Thornlie, Gosnells
and so on may find cheaper housing up to 300,000 $. Do you know
anyone in Perth- We would suggest contact them also. They should
be able to give you their local area tips and advice.
The train line North and South
has made a big difference and being close to the train station would be
handy too. Our recommendation to people (especially new migrants)
would be to start in newer suburbs like success and Caning Vale,
Joondalup and so on. They have fairly good connections to bus and
train. The old established suburbs are now outside the reach of
new migrants unless you are able to afford there. Perth is still
expanding to North and South.
Bus connections are not always
very good, but there are feeder services to connect to train stations.
Check the website www.movetoperth.com/info/jobs.html which gives
information on housing, schools, jobs, and transport.
The Parsi Zoroastrian
population is spread-out pretty much all around and there are good
schools in all suburbs.
As and when you make further
decisions on your choice of suburb and school- and if you need any
further advice- do drop a line to us on firstname.lastname@example.org and someone will
reply to you. Please bear in mind that we as an association can only
give you recommendations. we do not take any liability- the hard
decisions will have to be made by you.
We have approximately 120
adults and about 50 children in the community. Our activities can be
viewed on our website www.zawa.asn.au.
December is a good month to come, but January, Febuary and March will
be hot - so a fan or an aircon in the house would be beneficial. Nights
in summer months are not so bad. April and May are beautiful months.
Winter starts from June. Please be street smart and make sure you lock
the house properly. House burglary also exists in Perth.