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Should I buy a mobile phone in Mexico?

Can I buy a mobile phone in Mexico and use it in Australia? [more inside]
posted by Admira on Dec 1, 2009 - 3 answers

Identify this iron stove

Identify this iron stove. Australia, probably 1970s. [more inside]
posted by zamboni on Nov 30, 2009 - 3 answers

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

Relocating to Brisbane, Aus.

I have been shortlisted for a job in Brisbane, Aus. Obviously I am thrilled and would like to know a little about Brisbane. (Yes, Google is my friend). I would like to know from any Aussies or someone who has been in the same "boat". I have multiple questions, which branch into.... [more inside]
posted by fox_terrier_guy on Nov 24, 2009 - 14 answers

I'm in need of a (new) hobby!

How do I go about getting back into hobbies, or finding new ones (suggest some)? [more inside]
posted by cofie on Nov 24, 2009 - 15 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

Is cancer treatment better in the US?

Looking to help a Canberra, Australia acquaintance recently diagnosed with estrogen-receptor-negative breast cancer, and wondering whether they would receive better treatment from the US. No politics, please. [more inside]
posted by Estragon on Nov 11, 2009 - 6 answers

Mobile Me in Melbourne?

I'm a Kiwi who travels to Australia (usually Melbourne twice a year for a week or so). I'm currently using a Telecom NZ Nokia e71 phone. If I use data roaming it will cost me $8 NZ per megabyte. [more inside]
posted by chairish on Nov 6, 2009 - 1 answer

How do I get US-address-only items delivered to Australia?

Can anyone please recommend a reputable mail-forwarding service for someone living in Australia who wants to buy from US-only stores? [more inside]
posted by katala on Oct 31, 2009 - 6 answers

Romantic Melbourne things to do?

Aussie Hive Mind: What are some some incredibly romantic things to do from say 10am to 3pm in Melbourne in late November, early December? [more inside]
posted by burhan on Oct 27, 2009 - 17 answers

What's the real story behind this "dragnet" of Tasmania?

Was there some sort of giant 19th century human dragnet across Tasmania? What was the deal with it, exactly? [more inside]
posted by Dee Xtrovert on Oct 20, 2009 - 7 answers

Recommend me a book about the Dreamtime!

I'd like to read a book about the Dreamtime of the Australians. I was kind of thinking about reading Chatwin, but these comments have made a little wary; I don't particularly want to read about another outsider's spiritual journey, and I don't want a New Agey attempt-at-universal-religion haphazardly mixed in with basic anthropological records. Can you recommend a solid book about Dreamtime?
posted by Greg Nog on Oct 19, 2009 - 10 answers

Buying a house on a busy road

I have been trying to buy a house in the inner-west in Sydney, Australia for several months. Contrary to what's going on in the rest of the world, Oz houses are effing crazy high and have jumped between $20-$100k (esp in my area) in the past year. I have found a good house for a price I can do - but it's on a fairly busy road. Would you want to go to there? [more inside]
posted by mooza on Oct 13, 2009 - 20 answers

Making the move: Australia --> New Zealand

What's involved in moving from Australia to New Zealand? [more inside]
posted by simplesharps on Oct 11, 2009 - 8 answers

Shipping a caravan

What difficulties/expenses should I expect in shipping a caravan from the US to Melbourne Australia? [more inside]
posted by newpotato on Oct 9, 2009 - 2 answers

What was that Aussie kidnapping movie?

An independent film from Australia about a kidnapping? [more inside]
posted by mikoroshi on Oct 8, 2009 - 3 answers

Advice before I fly the coop for a year?

I (26/male) am leaving Los Angeles in January for at least one year of backpacking solo around Australia, NZ, SE Asia, and possibly some other places! Other than enjoying my remaining time before I leave (going to favorite restaurants, hanging with friends, etc.), what pre-trip activities should I be thinking about, and what preparations should I be making (especially while I have good insurance)? What do you wish someone had told you before you left for a trip of this length and scope? [more inside]
posted by adamk on Oct 7, 2009 - 11 answers

Reuniting with a headmaster for an expensive school in Australia named Ron..

I'm looking for a forgotten chat-friend from over 10 years ago. All I remember is that his first name is Ron, and he was a headmaster at a school in eastern Australia, got to drive a Aston Martin as a work benefit, and once took a group of students to visit America in the Seattle area. He gave me some advice that I later took up, and would like to tell him how much of a difference (good) it's made. [more inside]
posted by Quarter Pincher on Oct 7, 2009 - 13 answers

Been there, did that, got the degree, now what?

I've nearly finished my degree. Help me work out my future. [more inside]
posted by b33j on Sep 28, 2009 - 5 answers

Australia Post Alternatives?

Small business looking for Alternative to Australia Post for international shipping. Does one exist? [more inside]
posted by LongDrive on Sep 28, 2009 - 4 answers

Australia travel tips…

I’m travelling to Australia in October. My first stop is Sydney and from there I’m going on a trip to Adelaide, Alice Springs, and Uluru with friends. After that, we head back to Sydney and I’ve got an 11 day gap with absolutely no plans. [more inside]
posted by emd3737 on Sep 18, 2009 - 5 answers

Where in Australia should I go next?

Where in Australia should I go next? [more inside]
posted by Flying Squirrel on Sep 17, 2009 - 9 answers

3G USB for US and Australia?

Which 3G USB key/stick thingy should my Mom buy if she wants to be able to use it in Australia and the US? She'll probably want a prepaid solution in both countries rather than a plan.
posted by obiwanwasabi on Sep 14, 2009 - 7 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

Australian wine recommendation

Looking for wine recommendations to showcase good Australian wines. [more inside]
posted by tandemrepeat on Sep 10, 2009 - 10 answers

Reasons to (not) move to Canberra?

[AustraliaFilter] Possibly moving to Canberra: All arguments for or against are wanted. [more inside]
posted by 8k on Sep 6, 2009 - 33 answers

Financial info divorce/kids in AU

Australian Family Law filter. Spouse maintenance, child support,divorce financials? [more inside]
posted by cerebrum on Aug 31, 2009 - 2 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

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

Luckily, I'm not a Finance major

How do I fund studies in Australia when I'm not an Australian citizen? [more inside]
posted by lwb on Aug 10, 2009 - 12 answers

super duper annuation

We are completely new to superannuation and need to make decisions pretty soon and definitely need some help. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 6, 2009 - 8 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

Australian Rules Football Uniforms

When did the uniforms for the scoring judges in Australian Rules Football change? [more inside]
posted by mr_crash_davis mark II: Jazz Odyssey on Jul 13, 2009 - 8 answers

Shipping a rifle and knives from Australia to USA. Any tips?

Moving from Melbourne, Australia to Nevada, USA. Need to ship a rifle and some knives to collect when I get there. Any advice? [more inside]
posted by Eastgate on Jul 13, 2009 - 10 answers

What to put in a care package to Australia, from America?

My Australian friend sent me a lovely package of Australian goods (Marmite, Vegemite, Aero, Tim Tams, Jaffa, Violet Crumble, Chokito...), and I'd like to reciprocate. But I'm clueless as to what American things are rarities in Australia. Any suggestions of what I can send? FWIW, my friend is in Newcastle, I'm in Los Angeles.
posted by Xere on Jul 11, 2009 - 60 answers

Pausing my life for a year

I'm a twenty-something American guy who has been considering an extended trip to Australia, ever since I visited for a few weeks in 2008. Last night I decided to be bold and finally applied for a Work and Holiday Visa (Subclass 462). I woke up and found the visa approval email in my inbox. Talk about fast! Excellent... so now what? How do I pause my established life and go on an adventure? How do I let people know, especially at work? I have a fair amount of stuff tying me down at home, but I think I need to leave in a few months or it's never going to happen. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 11, 2009 - 6 answers

200 lashes

What books (fiction, non-fiction) should I read to find out more about the early colonial history of Australia? [more inside]
posted by KokuRyu on Jul 11, 2009 - 17 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

What novelty bits can I put in a going away card?

What funny little novelty items could I put in a going away pack for my girlfriend who is going to Australia for the summer? [more inside]
posted by lukeo05 on Jul 7, 2009 - 12 answers

flip flops that don't flop!

Sandalfilter: Australian shoe, looks like a flip flop, but with strap farther back and a peg for between big toe and middle. Named something like yogi shoe. Any bells?
posted by mrstrotsky on Jun 30, 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

Audi Ur-Quattro Down Under?

Was the Audi Ur-Quattro ever sold in Australia? If not, is anybody importing them today?
posted by obiwanwasabi on Jun 25, 2009 - 6 answers

The universal mateship code

Anyone who has been to Australia or talked to any Australian males (sometimes females) will know they frequently call people they have never met before or even people they're angry with: "mate". What other expressions of universal male bonding are used in other countries?
posted by vizsla on Jun 18, 2009 - 35 answers

Made in Australia?

How can I sell a fairly small number of t-shirts and/or stickers in Australia? [more inside]
posted by Stylus Happenstance on Jun 12, 2009 - 3 answers

Australian Vacation: Round Two

AustraliaFilter: The hive mind helped me plan a very enjoyable trip to Australia in April 2008. I had such a good time I'd like to return this October/November for another few weeks and try some new places. Suggestions/advice please! [more inside]
posted by adamk on May 29, 2009 - 11 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

Leaving Australia. Can I take superannuation with me?

I'm an Australian citizen leaving Australia permanently. Can I withdraw anything from my superannuation? [more inside]
posted by Eastgate on May 14, 2009 - 7 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

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