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Recommendations for specific things on an ongoing Australian vacation.

Asking on behalf of (The Rt Hon.) MP, who currently has spotty internet access while he travels around Australia. Where are the best places to 1) see an improv comedy show in Sydney, 2) see a punk/hardcore show in Melbourne, 3) get to relatively quickly from either of those cities to be able to see the outback (as opposed to the bush, which has already been seen on this trip)? [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Jun 15, 2014 - 8 answers

To caulk or not to caulk?

In an Australian rental unit, how likely is it that our landlords will expect the caulking in the shower to be clean at move-out, and if they will, should we do the caulking ourselves to avoid paying a handyman for this simple but tedious and probably time-consuming job? [more inside]
posted by gingerest on Jun 15, 2014 - 13 answers

Any Melbourne tech companies that use a "Stripe"-like interview process?

I tend to have bad experiences with traditional job interviews. I'm interested in finding out whether there are any tech companies based in Melbourne, Australia, that use an interview process similar to the one used by Stripe.com. Simply, Stripe gets candidates to work on a simulated project (http://www.quora.com/Stripe-company/What-is-the-engineering-interview-process-like-at-Stripe) rather than, say, writing code on a whiteboard. [more inside]
posted by tomargue on Apr 10, 2014 - 3 answers

What are some fun things to do in Melbourne, Australia?

What are the most fun things to do in Melbourne on holiday? I've got 4 days as a solo female traveller in my 30s. I'm not into footy but open to shopping, good places to eat (cheaply), cultural things and tourist attractions. Inspire me!
posted by EatMyHat on May 8, 2013 - 16 answers

Can you help me, I'm loved up over someone Down Under?

How to bring a Melbourne woman a little romance from half a world away? [more inside]
posted by Callicvol on Feb 6, 2013 - 10 answers

Great, casual restaurants in Melbourne?

Fabulous, hidden gem restaurants in Melbourne? [more inside]
posted by meerkatty on Jan 16, 2013 - 16 answers

Things to do in Melbourne and Perth.

I will soon be visiting Melbourne and Perth. Please tell me about your favourite hangouts and gin joints! [more inside]
posted by hot soup girl on Oct 23, 2012 - 11 answers

Melbourne!

I'm going to be spending the upcoming weekend in Melbourne, and am interested in shopping for vintage and handcrafted items, as well as general wandering/people watching. Where should I go? [more inside]
posted by Georgina on May 17, 2012 - 9 answers

Sydney or Melbourne as a "Walking City"?

Sydney vs Melbourne as a pedestrian paradise: I am a sociologist doing a study which involves observing pedestrians/window shoppers/etc. I am based in New York City, which is fantastic for my field of work. In Feb/March, I plan to go to Australia for two months, to either Sydney or Melbourne. I have never been to Australia before. QUESTION: Which city has more of a "pedestrian culture"? That is, which is more of a "walking city?" (If you know New York City, my favorite place to observe is Union Square -- I am looking for a comparable location.) Would prefer a place filled with locals, not tourists. Thanks!
posted by laswingkid on Nov 27, 2011 - 18 answers

23 days in Australia, from Melbourne to Brisbane - help me decide how to spend them!

Hey everyone. I'm going to Australia for 23 days in July, and would dearly love some advice as to how to spend them. [more inside]
posted by Kirn on May 30, 2011 - 25 answers

Figuring out transportation in Melbourne

Help me figure out transport in Melbourne for a conference. [more inside]
posted by olinerd on Feb 22, 2011 - 5 answers

Help me find a good river near Melbourne...

Does anyone know any sections of rivers or creeks not too far out of Melbourne (Australia) that are very wide yet quite shallow? You know the type, like something you see in a documentary about Alaskan bears with pebbles on the bottom and crystal clear water. After swimming in an amazing river in West Virginia may years ago I've dreamed about finding a similar one over here.
posted by soymilk on Feb 16, 2011 - 8 answers

Going to Australia BRB

I'm traveling with friends to Australia in March, and this will be the first time I've left North America! I'm covered on basic travel requirements (passport, ETA, etc), but what else should I bring with me? What should I know (about traveling, about Australia... anything!)? [more inside]
posted by katillathehun on Jan 11, 2011 - 61 answers

Where to stay in Melbourne?

Melbourne, Australia for the food and wine festival - Where to stay? [more inside]
posted by nvly on Dec 9, 2010 - 10 answers

Making friends in Melbourne

I'm an American guy in my mid-late twenties living in Melbourne, Australia for (at least) the next eight months. My social life was quite exciting when I first moved here during late summer, but lately it feels a bit stagnant at times. I'm looking for ideas of activities to get involved with, to make use of my free time and help me connect with new people (friends of both sexes, plus THE LADIES). [more inside]
posted by adamk on Jul 25, 2010 - 8 answers

Please Help Me

Do hackers go into people's Skype accounts and break up with the account owner's SO? Also, if there's anyone in Melbourne, Australia, preferably Carnegie, who could give me some help, I could definitely use it. [more inside]
posted by smorange on Jul 5, 2010 - 61 answers

Where can I find graffiti of a big "CW" (Crime-Wave) in Melbourne?

Looking for graffiti in Melbourne Australia of a big "CW" which stands for "Crime-wave" (a gang I believe). [more inside]
posted by Bacillus on Feb 9, 2010 - 2 answers

What should I do in Melbourne?

Going to Melbourne (Australia) for 1 week have $400 how should I spend it? Accomodation has been paid... [more inside]
posted by Bacillus on Feb 1, 2010 - 10 answers

Advice on moving to Melbourne

I just got a research fellowship in Melbourne and am moving there in mid February- hooray! Now I need to find an apartment. Complications: I don’t know a soul there and I currently live in the United States. [more inside]
posted by emd3737 on Dec 4, 2009 - 13 answers

Are there any storytelling shows in Adelaide or Melbourne?

Are there storytelling/live reading shows in Adelaide or Melbourne, similar to The Moth in NYC/LA? [more inside]
posted by chinese_fashion on Nov 13, 2009 - 4 answers

Keeping Busy

Keep us busy in Melbourne. What to do for a few days in Victoria's Capital? [more inside]
posted by sycophant on Sep 13, 2009 - 22 answers

Will Wonderful Weekends Wither Without Wheels?

Tent-phobic city-dweller seeks weekend getaway suggestions which do not require a car to reach. [more inside]
posted by LongDrive on Aug 21, 2009 - 4 answers

Sydney and Melbourne with a baby?

Sydney and Melbourne with a 10-month-old in September. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by k8t on Aug 5, 2009 - 20 answers

New to contracting in Australia and need some payroll/tax advice!

New to contracting, and new to Australia. Can someone please help me find a company to sort out my insurances and payroll (and the 'living away from home allowance' -- or recommend an accountant if I need one? [more inside]
posted by Flying Squirrel on Aug 5, 2009 - 9 answers

Ordering a return ticket Melbourne to Los Angeles with V Australia; can I travel to LA and cancel the return flight for a refund?

I'm going to be flying one way from Melbourne, Australia to Los Angeles with V Australia. It's cheaper to book a return ticket than a one way ticket. Can I cancel the return flight and get a refund? [more inside]
posted by Eastgate on Jul 28, 2009 - 5 answers

How has droughts in Australia (Brisbane, Melbourne) impacted perceptions of climate change?

How have landscapes transformed by drought in Australia (esp. Brisbane or Melbourne) impacted people's perceptions of climate change? [more inside]
posted by GIMG on Jul 7, 2009 - 11 answers

Melbourne, Monash and U. Melbourne?

Please tell me about Melbourne, Monash and U. Melbourne. [more inside]
posted by signal on Jun 26, 2009 - 19 answers

What are your favourite things to do in both the Byron Bay and Melbourne areas?

What are your favourite things to do in both the Byron Bay and Melbourne areas? [more inside]
posted by Flying Squirrel on May 28, 2009 - 11 answers

Help me get the cheapest flights to New York from Australia

TravelFilter: Will the current cheap flights between Australia and New York remain into 2010? And what times of the year are considered off-peak travel to NYC? [more inside]
posted by crossoverman on Apr 28, 2009 - 3 answers

I need a crash course in finding good prices in Melbourne.

What shops should I go to in Melbourne, Australia, to buy inexpensive necessities (clothes, shoes, groceries, linens, electronics)? [more inside]
posted by mosessis on Apr 27, 2009 - 10 answers

Where to go in Australia and for how long?

I'm visiting Australia for 10 days / 9 nights, flying in and out of Sydney. How would you divide your time amongst the various cities? 3 nights each in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane?
posted by smackfu on Apr 3, 2009 - 15 answers

Melbourne to Brisbane: inland by camper

We’re hoping to rent a camper van in Melbourne (approx April 13), drop it off in Brisbane a week later. Any advice? [more inside]
posted by bookley on Mar 25, 2009 - 10 answers

Can I get a tax deduction from building a website for a charity?

Building a website for a charity in Australia. Can I get any tax deductions from this? Does it make a difference if I charge them or if I do it for free? [more inside]
posted by Eastgate on Jan 9, 2009 - 11 answers

Can I get a tax deduction from donating clothing in Australia?

I'm living in Melbourne, Australia, and I have a whole lot of unwanted clothing (some unworn or barely worn) that I want to donate to an op shop. Am I able to get any tax deduction for this?
posted by Eastgate on Dec 25, 2008 - 1 answer

How to Buy a Flat in Australia

I'm currently looking to buy my first small flat in Melbourne, Australia and having no luck. Apart from the big two online sources, are there any other sources to see what's on the market, or to find places before they get listed? [more inside]
posted by LongDrive on Dec 3, 2008 - 2 answers

Your New Best Friend

Have you seen my people? They must be in Melbourne somewhere... [more inside]
posted by xz on Nov 16, 2008 - 5 answers

Dietitians down under?

Can anyone help me find the best dietitian in Melbourne, Australia? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 8, 2008 - 2 answers

What's a good, cheap hotel in Melbourne, Australia?

Looking for a cheap place to stay for a week in Melbourne, the cheapest that meets these criteria: (1) Hotel is 30 minutes or less from the CBD by public transport; (2) I can get a two-person room with its own shower; (3) I will not get stabbed or robbed there. [more inside]
posted by No-sword on Aug 29, 2008 - 8 answers

What are the cool areas to live in Melbourne?

Need advice from people in Melbourne, or familiar with it about where to live. [more inside]
posted by Silentgoldfish on Apr 3, 2008 - 21 answers

Where to stay in Melbourne?

Where to stay in Melbourne, Australia? Need lodging for 5 nights in mid-April. Looking at hostels, but there are so many options and neighborhoods to choose from! [more inside]
posted by adamk on Mar 9, 2008 - 10 answers

Can you help me and my family plan a roadtrip in Australia?

My family and I will be in Australia from March 14th, 2008 to the 26th. We'll be staying in Sydney for most of the trip (friends' apartment) but we also want to take a leisurely road trip to Melbourne. Do you have any recommendations what to do in Sydney, Melbourne and during the roadtrip? [more inside]
posted by Kattullus on Dec 29, 2007 - 18 answers

Where in Melbourne can I hire projectors?

From where in Melbourne, Australia can I borrow projectors (+ screens) for one night?
posted by PuGZ on Aug 25, 2007 - 2 answers

Changes ahead in Australian tertiary education?

One of the two big universities in Melbourne, Australia have radically changed their philosophy on education to be more in line with that of the US and Europe. Where should I go? [more inside]
posted by PuGZ on May 27, 2007 - 6 answers

Don't let me miss the boomerang exhibition!

Help me not miss anything on my "once in a lifetime" trip through southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand! [more inside]
posted by antifuse on Mar 28, 2007 - 25 answers

Things to do with kids in Mekbourne

In Melbourne this weekend with my almost 12 year old daughter, staying in Carlton. What things are fun and don't require a car?
posted by i_am_joe's_spleen on Mar 7, 2007 - 14 answers

How do I watch NFL games downunder?

Where can I watch NFL games in Melbourne, Australia? [more inside]
posted by mikeybidness on Aug 19, 2006 - 4 answers

Wedding for breakfast?

Where can we have a breakfast wedding & reception in Melbourne, Australia? [more inside]
posted by cwhitfcd on Aug 18, 2006 - 2 answers

What to do in Melbourne?

Dear TravelFilter, I've got a day or two in Melbourne, Australia to kill - I'm into photography, modernist art and the like, and I want to take in the MCG tour. I have no private transport and don't want to stray to far from the city. What should I do ?
posted by oliyoung on Oct 5, 2005 - 7 answers

6 Weeks in Melbourne

AustraliaFilter: I am heading down under to Melbourne for 6 weeks (including Xmas and New Year's). Any suggestions for places to go, things to do? (slightly more inside). [more inside]
posted by costas on Nov 11, 2004 - 10 answers

Where to go watchmaker's cases near Melbourne Australia

Does anybody know where to get watchmaker's cases in Australia (preferably Melbourne)?
posted by jedro on Nov 10, 2004 - 0 answers

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