Richelle - Geologist - Aged 39
Nomination category: Tasmanian Graduate
"Integrate yourself to the Tasmanian community – embrace Tasmania. By joining in community activities such as sports clubs and by volunteering we gained an understanding of the Tasmanian culture and values and in-turn have shared our own culture with others."
I came to Hobart in 2012 to pursue a PhD in Earth Sciences at the University of Tasmania. The research programs are well regarded around the world, so it was a dream come true for a Geologist like me to be accepted in the program. During my studies, I received amazing support from friends, family and the University of Tasmania. My husband, Jose and daughter, Franchesca joined me in Tasmania four months later. After securing work at Grange Resources Tasmania at Savage River in 2018, we moved from Hobart to Wynyard. We are very happy and settled here in Tasmania. Our daughter has received a high-quality education from the state’s primary and secondary schools Jose has undertaken a variety of jobs to support our family and provide for us during my studies and is currently working in the area of Production Support for a business in Burnie. My advice to new migrants in Tasmania is to explore this beautiful state. Integrate yourself to the Tasmanian community – embrace Tasmania. By joining in community activities such as sports clubs and by volunteering we gained an understanding of the Tasmanian culture and values and in-turn have shared our own culture with others. Tasmania is a peaceful place - let's keep it that way.
Eli - Civil Engineer Draftsperson - Aged 30
Nomination category: Overseas Applicant TSOL
"Tasmania will surprise you, live up to your expectations and definitely not disappoint you."
I applied from the Philippines and had no background knowledge of Tasmania apart from the fact it was rural and an island. Initially I considered moving to other Australian states as my siblings live in South Australia and Victoria but with an open mind I considered the opportunity of an adventure. Upon my arrival in Hobart I was surprised by Tasmania's beauty and quickly felt refreshed and revitalised. Tasmania is a blessing of disguise and I have enjoyed becoming part of the community. I am currently working as a Draftsperson for a Tasmanian business dealing in commercial heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems and my favourite leisure activity has been fishing - I never expected it to be so easy and such good fun. I really enjoy outdoor activities and am keen to explore off-roading, diving and camping in the future. My long-term wish is to retire as a shepherd in Tasmania. Tasmania will surprise you, live up to your expectations and definitely not disappoint you. Tasmania will continue to develop and will offer more opportunities in the future whilst providing a stress-free and adventurous lifestyle.
Hansi - Accountant - Aged 28
Nomination category: Job Offer
"Migration is never an easy journey, if you are a flexible and hard working person with good ethics and right attitude, Tasmania will be the place where you can achieve success."
My partner, Kusal and I initially arrived in Australia back in 2014 for the opportunities of higher studies. In undertaking research of what the different Australian states offer, we decided Tasmania would provide exciting new opportunities and pave the way for a better quality of life, brighter future and a more peaceful and enjoyable lifestyle that we had always dreamed of. I consider Tasmania as a hidden paradise with its peaceful environment, kind-hearted people and stunning beauty. Kusal and I have both found work that is well-suited to our career experience and qualifications. I work as a Finance Broker's Assistant and Kusal as a Business Administrator for an Engineering company. Our employers are local businesses with more than 30 years of history in Tasmania. We were the first migrants to join the staff of both companies and feel a huge gratitude for the support provided by our employers and work colleagues. Migration is never an easy journey, if you are a flexible and hard working person with good ethics and right attitude, Tasmania will be the place where you can achieve success.
Thyagi - Quantity Surveyor - Aged 28
Nomination category: Working in Tasmania
"Tasmania has changed our lives in a good way. We love it here."
Tasmania has offered me better opportunities for career growth as a chartered Quantity Surveyor and to expand on my project management knowledge. My partner Asanka, has experience in the construction industry and with Tasmania's recent growth in this area we believe there is great potential for his career also. After living in Tasmania for one year we feel confident that this is the most ideal place for us. Tasmania has changed our lives in a good way. We love it here. We are really enjoying the peaceful lifestyle that Tasmania offers.
Nick - Geologist - Aged 37
Nomination category: Job Offer
"Tasmania offers seasonal festivals, weekly markets and regular evening events. They have been great fun and a good way to meet friendly people with similar interests. Just get out here!"
Some prior research into Tasmania revealed the prospect of an interesting and wonderful place to live. It's impossible to pick only one favourite thing about Tasmania - people are genuine, friendly and relaxed. The possibilities for activities are endless with day trips and weekends away in a wide range of settings. Tasmania offers seasonal festivals, weekly markets and regular evening events. They have been great fun and a good way to meet friendly people with similar interests. Just get out here! The high-quality foods, beverages and crafts really stand out and have made our settlement so enjoyable. My advice would be to look ahead for accommodation and be realistic with living costs - do the relevant research. I was fortunate to find a job perfect for me and Tasmania has not disappointed.
Jin - ICT Business Analyst - Aged 42
Nomination category: Small Business Owner
"Even though I moved to Tasmania after turning 40 years old and there were a couple of temporary challenges initially, I strongly believe it has been worthwhile for my family in the long run."
We migrated to Tasmania for two reasons - the prospect of an enjoyable future in a place that offers a clean natural environment with cool fresh air every morning and also Tasmania's educational and future career opportunities for my children. My wife has also secured work and my sons enjoy surfing, badminton, soccer and table tennis as part of their school activities. Even though I moved to Tasmania after turning 40 years old and there were a couple of temporary challenges initially, I strongly believe it has been worthwhile for my family in the long run. We enjoy peaceful walks on our local beach and sight-seeing historical and natural attractions. We believe Tasmania is perfectly beautiful with its friendly people, high-quality education, welcoming attitude to become more culturally diverse and its future development potential. I strongly recommend Tasmania.
Dr Sanoj Ali - Royal Hobart Hospital Paediatric Intensive Care
"Tasmania is such a gorgeously beautiful place with magnificent water views and mountains. I don’t think there is any other city like it with such easy access to forests and pristine beaches. You have all the amenities you get in the big cities but at the same time you are not stuck in nasty traffic or pollution. We love it here, it is an amazing place. There is so much to discover and love about Tasmania."
It is absolutely fantastic for children. We were in Melbourne last year and we were cooped up in a small apartment. It is just for the kids to come to Tasmania and enjoy the fresh air and the open spaces.
I was fortunate to be offered a position as a paediatrician at the Royal Hobart Hospital. The quality of work I get to do is great and it is such a supportive and fantastic workplace. I have been really lucky to get this job and to come and live in a city like Hobart. I would encourage anyone with the right skills and the right professional qualifications to consider Tasmania as a fantastic option for them.
Dr Elias Polymeropoulos – Marine Scientist
"The reason why I came to Tasmania was initially for a holiday and I fell in love with the place. Fortunately I got the opportunity to do PhD at the University of Tasmania. After getting my permanent residency, I found a job as a professional scientist at the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies. I feel that there are some great professional opportunities in aquaculture and marine science in Tasmania."
Tasmania is really a great place to live. Compared to Europe where I grew up in, it feels a bit like a holiday because it is very free, very peaceful, and the people here are very friendly. There is a great sense of community and because Tasmania has a small population, there are less factors that impact on your quality of life, like no traffic and noise.
It feels very easy to connect to people as well, so if you come here by yourself, you are not alone. It is very easy to get to know people and I really felt like being in a big family rather than being just a stranger from a faraway place.