Where can I find an electrician in Sydney

Everyday life in Australia as an electrician / craftsman and in general

  • Good Morning

    Since I am playing with the idea of ​​"emigrating" to Australia for a while or longer (see below for reason), I have been struggling with the subject of visas etc. for days. The fog is slowly clearing on this subject, but that is a different matter.

    Briefly to me:
    My name is Andreas, I'm 23 years old, single and an electrician with a journeyman's certificate. Since you don't earn enough in DE and live properly, I already work abroad in Luxembourg (but I live in DE, i.e. cross-border commuters).
    In DE I have worked on large construction sites (sometimes also "supervised"), here it mostly remains with the simple fine installation of single-family houses (every layman with a bit of an idea) and customer service (that is the good part of the work). However, I just don't feel challenged enough here. Problem only in DE you are challenged but not earned enough, in L you are properly challenged, but earn enough. I could change the company, but see the next few lines.
    For me, probably due to my age / personal circumstances, the thought prevails "You are young, let's get to know something else / get to know a new country while you can still do it. Nothing stops me here, so go." Since Australia is apparently urgently looking for skilled craftsmen (at least one always hears / reads it), I thought to myself, why not Australia, if only for a while? Maybe you stay forever, maybe you can go somewhere else or back to DE? Time will tell! However, you can then say that you have tried it / learned something else. Many only talk about what they want to do, but never do it. I've seen here in DE that people want to work in L, they talk about it for years, but the final step is then probably out of fear / convenience then net-terrible.

    I don't think DE is so bad that I really want to get away from here. Of course, there are some things that bothers you, but it won't be any different elsewhere.
    Since many people already live here in Australia, I wanted to ask what it looks like in some areas of everyday life.
    Because of my age, I would like to go to Brisbane, Sydney or Melbourne (big city). But somehow I can't really classify these cities. Can you compare this with Cologne, Berlin, Munich in terms of people, nightlife, etc. (net only wants to go to work)? Have read here a few times that the Aussis are sometimes a bit reserved / fraternal. Is it more like that in the "countryside" or also in the big cities? As I said, I can't really imagine these cities at the moment.
    What interests me at the moment is the financial side.
    On Inet / TV you read / see that you sometimes have to pay 400-600 $ a week for rents (that's paid weekly if I've read correctly), that would be 1,600-2400 $ a month, plus you have to pay ( if sponsored visa) you still have to insure extra health insurance, the cost of living should also be quite high.
    Since you still have to get a license as an electrician in Australia, you are only considered an "assistant" at first. The question is, what do you earn roughly as an assistant and later as a "real" electrician? You have to earn accordingly there, because many go to Australia just for the job, just how much?
    It would be nice if a few craftsmen (of course not just them!) Would get in touch and reveal a little bit of their experience.
    Could write a lot more now, but since the text is already long enough and long texts frighten off many people, I'll finish this now.

    I would be very happy about replies.

    Kind regards
  • Hello Andi,

    I think since you are very honest and say right from the start that you don't want to come to Australia because of Australia You haven't been showered with answers here yet (like so many others )

    I'll try the beginning now:

    Original from 4ndi1985
    But somehow I can't really classify these cities. Can you compare this with Cologne, Berlin, Munich in terms of people, nightlife, etc. (net only wants to go to work)?


    Please, please, please - don't compare Sydney with Cologne !!!!!!!!!! I mean, you admit that you can't classify the cities - but just look at these numbers (source wikipedia):

    Sydney city area 3.6 million (+ 4.1 million in the surrounding metropolitan area)
    Melbourne city area 3.8 million (+ 3.6 million in the metropolitan area)
    Brisbane 1.8 million

    Berlin 3.4 million
    Munich 1.3 million
    Cologne has just under a million

    Sydney is a world metropolis - so get ready for something when it comes to nightlife!

    Original from 4ndi1985
    Have read here a few times that the Aussis are sometimes a bit reserved / fraternal. Is it more like that in the "countryside" or also in the big cities?


    Where did you read that?? Aussies are basically the opposite.

    Original from 4ndi1985
    On Inet / TV you can read / see that you sometimes have to pay 400-600 $ a week for rents (that's paid weekly if I've read correctly), that would be 1,600-2400 $ a month, plus you have to pay ( if sponsored visa) you have to take out additional health insurance, the cost of living should also be quite high.


    Well - we all have a place to stay, pay our rent and can also afford something to eat. Even the uncle doctor is in the budget now and then I think it all depends on the relationship. If you want to work hard, you can earn good money - nobody here (like everywhere) waits for you.

    Original from 4ndi1985
    You have to earn accordingly there, because many go to Australia just for the job, just how much?


    To be honest, I don't know anyone who came to Australia just for a better-paying job. You might come to find work at all - but then only because you've always wanted to go to Australia. (Or am I wrong, dear forum members?)

    So if your only motivation is money, there are other countries where you can do it more easily (you've already tried one of them) - I don't think you would be happy in Australia.

    You're only 23 - have a look around here in the country for a year with the Work & Holiday Visa and explore the possibilities for you as an electrician (in the mining companies, for example) - then you can answer all of the questions you asked above for yourself answer - and much better than we could somehow here ...

    No offense

    best regards

    Anja
  • HI

    Thank you for your answer. Well, I want to go to Australia because it's Australia. You see and read so much of it, everyone wants to go there, very few do, so I want to get to know that too. The distance to Germany is another attraction here. So according to the motto, EU is uninteresting there so close ^^.
    If it was all about the money, I would stay in the EU (much easier) and could also stay in Ireland, Norway or Luxembourg. However, in contrast to many others here, I find that when I read some of the articles I get the impression that Germany is not totally bad and wants to "flee".

    Ok, I'll take my comparison back then ^^. Why I can't really imagine Sydney doesn't appear on TV as often as Berlin, Munich, NY or other big cities.


    You're only 23 - have a look around here in the country for a year with the Work & Holiday Visa and explore the possibilities for you as an electrician (in the mining companies, for example) - then you can answer all of the questions you asked above for yourself answer - and much better than we could somehow here ...

    You're right, of course, would be recommended to me elsewhere. I am currently exploring which visa is most suitable for me. At the moment I tend to go to the WHV to see how people work as an electrician in Australia.

    Does anyone know by chance whether I can get the Class A license for electricians during my WHV if I have my profession recognized?