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Hi everyone


My partner and I are both living and working in Durban, South Africa. He is a doctor and I am an admitted attorney.


We are very serious about moving to Melbourne as it looks like an amazing city to live in, but we are quite unsure what the steps are that we need to be taking, and I was hoping someone here could assist.


I don't think my partner would have much difficulty coming over and finding work in his field, as I think medicine would probably be the same all over the world? (Please correct me if I am wrong)


With a South African LL.B and being admitted as an attorney in the High Court of South Africa, I might be finding it more difficult to find a job in the field of Law, and I would like to know what I can do to start the process, alternatively what I can do to be eligible to even work as a corporate legal adviser, if at all possible.


Also if anyone can provide assistance in the general process and in providing names of trusted companies to assist with the emigration, as we are afraid of possible con-artists, and would not even know what would be seen as danger signs.


I look forward to your responses.




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Welcome to the forum. There are many gp's and specialists from South Africa working in Australia.


For a start you could look at the SOL list for 2017 https://www.border.gov.au/Trav/Work/Work/Skills-assessment-and-assessing-authorities/skilled-occupations-lists/SOL


General Practitioners and specialists are required here in Australia and you need to get processed to be able to work here.


Look up the Law Society of Victoria there may be information you can find out there.


There are many hospitals in Melbourne such as The Alfred, Royal Melbourne, Royal Childrens, Monash Medical Centre etc which may be a place to start if you are interested in working for a hospital.


If you join Pomsinoz there is a thread on that forum where doctors have put information about migrating to Australia which may be very helpful to you.


Good luck.

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