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Why do I have three electricity meters? And how to choose a provider?

I just moved into a new house (in Sydney). We have three old fashioned looking electricity meters in the meter box. Why are there three? [more inside]
posted by lollusc on Jun 17, 2014 - 8 answers

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

What should I be looking for in a work relocation package to Australia?

Asking on behalf of a friend: May be transferred from the US to Australia shortly. What should I be looking for in a relocation package? Special snowflake details inside that may affect your answer! I have been transferred around the US a lot and thus know how to assess a relocation package when it's from point A to point B in the US - and, most importantly, I know when it's not enough and I need to hold out for more. I've never been transferred overseas and the only thing I know right now is that a relo package like the ones I get in the States would probably be insufficient. What should I be looking for? [more inside]
posted by under_petticoat_rule on Dec 18, 2013 - 14 answers

Need Pens in Sydney - Help (Wedding Invite Disaster Version)

Where can I buy pens in Sydney, and/or who has a wide variety of pens (gel pens, paint pens, that sort of thing)? I am working on my sister's wedding invitations and am rather pressed for time... I am especially interested in the Sakura Souffle pens, if you know of anyone who carries them. [more inside]
posted by jrobin276 on Dec 1, 2013 - 3 answers

What do I need to know about teaching in Sydney, Australia?

Will I even be able to get a job there?? [more inside]
posted by figaro on Sep 29, 2013 - 7 answers

Where to stay in Sydney, Australia?

I'm going to Sydney for a weekend and I'm looking for your recommendations of reasonably cheap accommodation - either cheapish hotels or hostels. I'm not looking for anywhere with a party vibe, but I'm open to suggestions apart from that. Ta!
posted by EatMyHat on Aug 17, 2013 - 11 answers

What might I expect to hatch from these?

Cleaning my balcony yesterday, I overturned a bench to find these small eggs attached by a fine, stiff filament (or if not egg sacs, what, fungus maybe?). I'd like to know what will be issuing from them. I'm in Sydney, Australia.
posted by unliteral on Jun 10, 2013 - 2 answers

Help me find a similar beer in Sydney

I visited New Zealand recently (thanks AskMe for all the help with the itinerary), and happened to try a beer there - Mac's Great White Cloudy Wheat Beer. It seems that it is only available in New Zealand. Is there anything else that might replicate the taste? [more inside]
posted by vidur on Mar 25, 2013 - 8 answers

Name that film! Post-apocalyptic 80s Sydney

I am seeking the name of a film, set in post-apocalyptic Sydney (Australia). I could have sworn it had Cassandra Harris in it, but IMDB disagrees. It was filmed and was set in in the early- to mid-80s, and had a bunch of people running around trying to escape the nuclear fallout that hit the Opera House and ended up in the northern beaches. The film wasn't necessarily good, but it resonated. Can you name the film? Thanks!
posted by goo on Feb 9, 2013 - 7 answers

Sydney to LA/Chicago with a layover in... China or Korea?

Why do all (or at least, the vast majority) of flights between Sydney and the U.S. this July/August have layovers in China or Korea? How can I best go about finding a budget ticket that takes a more direct route? [more inside]
posted by jrobin276 on Jan 7, 2013 - 15 answers

The House of Possums

Please identify this tree (3 photo imgur album) growing in my backyard in Sydney, Australia. [more inside]
posted by vidur on Oct 24, 2012 - 21 answers

Affordable Geeky/Funny T-shirts in Sydney

Where can I buy t-shirts like this in Sydney? [more inside]
posted by vidur on Sep 12, 2012 - 4 answers

Awesome Sweet Red Wines?

Do you know some awesome sweet red wines available in Sydney (Australia)? [more inside]
posted by vidur on Jun 13, 2012 - 10 answers

Help me take advantage of a last-minute invitation to Sydney

I just got invited to spend a week or so with some friends in Sydney, Australia (yay!). But the flight is going to be long and painful enough that I'd like to go for longer, and probably get a little ways out of Sydney. But I do not want to drive. Is the following feasible, doable without driving, and reasonable for an older (60ish) woman on her own? [more inside]
posted by still_wears_a_hat on Feb 16, 2012 - 11 answers

Lost my clothes in translation

Cheap clothing in Sydney? [more inside]
posted by zvs on Jan 23, 2012 - 7 answers

I get the Oi Oi Oi, but not much else

[AustraliaFilter and CricketFilter] What are the Aussie cricket fans chanting in the SCG stands? [more inside]
posted by vidur on Jan 5, 2012 - 7 answers

HAL-lite for Mom

What netbook should I buy for my mother who has very limited experience with computers? [more inside]
posted by vidur on Dec 21, 2011 - 33 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

Furniture Shopping in Bali and Shipping to Sydney

How to go about buying furniture in Bali (Indonesia) and getting it to Sydney (Australia)? [more inside]
posted by vidur on Nov 6, 2011 - 5 answers

Trouble with the car insurance claim process

Got a really weird call from a car insurance company after a minor accident. How does the car insurance system work in Australia? [more inside]
posted by vidur on Sep 27, 2011 - 10 answers

Where can I get thirty kilos of chopped onions in Sydney?

I need about twenty five to thirty kilos of chopped onions for a very large barbecue. Is there anywhere in Sydney where someone will sell me large amounts of chopped onion?
posted by Fiasco da Gama on Aug 31, 2011 - 27 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

Places around Sydney for Day Trips

[SydneyFilter] The Easter holidays are upon us, and we aren't going anywhere. Right now, it seems likely that we'd only be able to do day trips (same day return, no overnight stays) to places around Sydney. Where should we go? [more inside]
posted by vidur on Apr 17, 2011 - 16 answers

Sort of specific fun in Sydney

Sydney (AU) MeFites, I need some specific must-see suggestions. [more inside]
posted by ryanshepard on Apr 4, 2011 - 12 answers

Good, healthy, takeaway food in Haymarket in Sydney

Help me find a relatively cheap, relatively healthy takeaway alternative to greasy fried chicken or chain pizza to feed to groups of volunteers in Haymarket in Sydney. [more inside]
posted by Fiasco da Gama on Jan 18, 2011 - 9 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

Affordable Art in Sydney?

[SydneysiderFilter] Where can one buy affordable art for home decoration in Sydney? [more inside]
posted by vidur on Oct 27, 2010 - 6 answers

How can I learn to paint?

I want to learn to paint. My job doesn't leave me any time to attend art classes on any kind of schedule. What should I do? [more inside]
posted by vidur on Aug 24, 2010 - 11 answers

Is Sydney's future in the finance sector?

Is Sydney's future in finance? If so, will there be a significant demand for more skyscrapers/offices with large floorplates than are already available or being built, to meet the needs of this growing sector? [more inside]
posted by carnival of animals on Aug 19, 2010 - 2 answers

All my time in Sydney, or break it up?

It's my first time visiting Australia, and I have a week to spend. Should I spend it all in Sydney, or is it worth visiting another city / location as well? [more inside]
posted by armage on Jul 29, 2010 - 23 answers

How to go about buying a used car in Sydney?

I need help in figuring out how to go about buying a used car in Australia. [more inside]
posted by vidur on May 30, 2010 - 12 answers

Who stocks ice hockey gear in Sydney?

I need an ice hockey stick and helmet. I'm in Canberra and want to drive up to Sydney to get the gear, but I don't want to be driving all over town looking for it. Which ice rink pro shops and/or skate stores stock ice hockey gear in Sydney? [more inside]
posted by d-no on Mar 6, 2010 - 3 answers

Finding work in Sydney via temp agencies

What are some good temp agencies in Sydney? [more inside]
posted by tandemrepeat on Jan 20, 2010 - 1 answer

Whatever happened to Duty-Free shops in Australia?

Whatever happened to Duty-Free shops in Sydney? [more inside]
posted by AmbroseChapel on Nov 29, 2009 - 12 answers

What are the Sydney Apartment Piano Anti-Noise Law

I am a piano student will be renting an apartment on my own soon. I was wondering what are the anti-noise laws in Australia (Sydney) regarding practicing musical instrument at home. [more inside]
posted by neworder7 on Aug 22, 2009 - 16 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

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

Welcome to Sydney, Avaniceday.

I might be moving to Sydney. What should I think about when planning? [more inside]
posted by jacalata on Sep 18, 2008 - 9 answers

Short-term accomodation in Adelaide or Sydney?

Where should I look for relatively inexpensive short-term accommodation in either Adelaide or Sydney? [more inside]
posted by PuGZ on Apr 30, 2008 - 2 answers

Surfing Sydney

Going to University of Sydney...need to surf....bondi? [more inside]
posted by Black_Umbrella on Feb 8, 2008 - 14 answers

Sydney Hostels & Apartment

Sydney questions: Which Sydney hostel should i stay at for international orientation week at University of Sydney? [more inside]
posted by Black_Umbrella on Jan 25, 2008 - 4 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

Best German Classes in Sydney?

Best place to learn German in Sydney, Australia? [more inside]
posted by gttommy on Dec 9, 2007 - 3 answers

moving to Sydney with kids

My husband has just been offered a job in Sydney, Australia. We have two sons, 6 and 9. We currently live in the US. While we are extremely excited about moving, we know nothing about Australia. Ive read the travel books, but am trying to find out about schools, housing, etc. we should be moving in late June. Any info would be great. Thanks in advance!
posted by BaugusC on Apr 6, 2007 - 21 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

Help me cross Australia in March

Driving across Australia, totally excellent, or totally awful? [more inside]
posted by jessamyn on Dec 3, 2006 - 38 answers

What to know about moving to Sydney Australia

What should I know to plan a move from US to Australia? What should I take and what should I leave behind? What else should I know about moving to Australia? Where can I get more information? [more inside]
posted by wanderlust_babe on Oct 7, 2006 - 16 answers

One Night in Sydney

We will be spending 24 hrs in Sydney at the end of a 3 week tour round Oz & NZ. Any one have any tips on a nice relaxing hotel? [more inside]
posted by jontyjago on Dec 5, 2005 - 4 answers

Whatmovieisthisfilter

What Australian movie is this? [more inside]
posted by borkingchikapa on Jun 28, 2005 - 3 answers

Visiting Sydney, & looking for things to do

I'm headed to Sydney all next week for business, and I'm bringing my 5-months-pregnant wife with me... The problem: we don't know anything about Australia. We're staying at a very nice hotel in the Rocks and won't have a car. With that in mind, can you recommend some things to do? Also, are there any decent online equivalents to the U.S. alt-weekly papers, with current concert, event, and dining recommendations?
posted by waxpancake on Jan 28, 2004 - 25 answers

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