AussieVacationFilter: I'm a young guy in Los Angeles seriously considering a solo trip to Australia. The Qantas Aussie AirPass seems like an amazing way to build a great trip without breaking the bank. However, with the level of freedom the AirPass would give me, I want to make sure I'm using my time and multiple cities wisely. Any advice and itinerary recommendations you'd be willing to make would be greatly appreciated! [more inside]
Best place to learn German in Sydney, Australia? [more inside]
Please shower me with tips on how to get the best airfare deal between San Francisco and Melbourne, Australia, over New Year's! [more inside]
What are some good (preferably experience-based) birthday gifts for a 21-year-old Australian programming geek who thinks he's Danish? [more inside]
What was the harp-like instrument I saw Billy Connolly play? [more inside]
Can you give me a guide to the upcoming Australian federal elections? Please highlight with a broad arrow the close races, the bell weather
districts constituencies, the handicapping, the pundits' best prognostications, and which web sites and times to watch real time results in the Dominions beyond the Seas?
I'm moving to Adelaide for three months. Where can I get some furniture, and what shouldn't I miss? [more inside]
I'm looking for some plain (single colour, something basic, no logos -- I'll be sewing my own patch onto them) baseball cap style hats that are made in Australia. Bonds tell me they don't make them and, off hand, I don't know any other Australian clothing brands that manufacture locally. Does anyone know an Australian label for baseball caps that actually makes them in Australia? [more inside]
Best bank in Australia? Online features are key. [more inside]
Why is my Magellan Promark 3 GPS receiver picking up a correction signal from WAAS in northern Australia? [more inside]
What's the cheapest way to fly from NYC to Australia next summer? [more inside]
Please recommend your favorite Australian book(s) of the last five years. [more inside]
I am in the early stages of planning a trip from England to Australia and am looking at driving from Sydney to Perth via Alice Springs in March/April 2008. I have visited 40 USA States so am no stranger to driving thousands of miles. I normally simply use a hire car but feel that Australia would probably require at least a 4WD. A Motorhome is always a possibility but would rather stay in Motels. I see that between Perth and Uluru there are settlements named Northam, Merredin, Southern Cross, Kalgoorlie, Leonora, Laverton, Warakurna and Kaltukatjara. Anyone know if these settlements have Motels or Hotels? [more inside]
AussieExpatFilter: What items (probably foodstuffs) are: - essentially English - unavailable in Australia and could be given to a UK expat in Aus? [more inside]
Why are Australian hire cars quotes GST exclusive? [more inside]
Has President Bush ever been greeted anywhere outside the US by cheering crowds? [more inside]
Registering for the GST in Australia for a small consulting job; do we have to? What if we don't? [more inside]
How do I move my life from Perth, Western Australia, to Middle-of-Nowhere, QLD with a cat and my sanity intact? [more inside]
From where in Melbourne, Australia can I borrow projectors (+ screens) for one night?
Help me plan 5 weeks in Australia. [more inside]
Has anyone here moved to Australia from New Zealand? We're in the process of getting quotes from moving companies and it would be great to get some recommendations (or warnings) from others who have done the same thing recently. Cheers :)
What are some great (and not so great) Australian inventions? [more inside]
Any recommended online computer hardware shops who are based in Asia and are willing to ship to Australia?
Hello All! I'm under the impression that computer hardware is quite cheap in Asia compared to here in Australia. My question is: are there any good online retailers, who are based online, based in Asia, willing to ship to Australia and accepts Paypal? Good prices a must! Thanks everyone.
I am looking for advice on forming a direct relationship with my landlord. [more inside]
Has anybody already done the work of configuring GnuCash for an Australian small business? If so, what's involved in electronic submission of a BAS, and is there an easy way to transfer records to an accountant who thinks QuickBooks is the Only Thing? No more inside.
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]
Where does my educational experience fit into my future? [more inside]
Planning a motorcycle ride up the east coast of Australia - advice needed! [more inside]
What's the best mail-order digital photo printing service for Australians at the moment? [more inside]
How can I, a college student, get more mail? [more inside]
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!
Can anybody suggest a cheap online bookstore for Australians? [more inside]
Help me not miss anything on my "once in a lifetime" trip through southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand! [more inside]
In Melbourne this weekend with my almost 12 year old daughter, staying in Carlton. What things are fun and don't require a car?
Is being a transsexual a guaranteed denial for an Australian security clearance? I'm a 15-year post-op MtF. [more inside]
I keep hearing this song when I'm out and about in Australia. What is it? Humming included. [more inside]
Australian customs- does anyone have any experience bringing a wooden drum with an animal skin into Australia? [more inside]
Australian visa and extended stay issue. [more inside]
I want to find a job in Australia or new Zealand. But I'm Canadian, in Canada. How do I do it? [more inside]
Buying a wedding present for friends living in Melbourne, Australia. I'm here in the U.S. What online retailers should I be using to shop? [more inside]
I work in a company that seemingly doesn't believe in pay rises. Does Australian law allow this? [more inside]
I want to buy a new car - specifically, a Volkswagen Multivan (called a Caravelle in the UK). I've seen lots of good advice for people in the USA but some of it's not applicable here, especially the stuff about finding out how much the dealer pays. How can I find this stuff out?
Hi, I am working in Australia for the next month, before going home to the UK, and then most likely moving out to Australia again in a few months for good. I would like to buy a Wii and get going on Zelda, but am struggling to find out if it will work back in the UK and with UK games. So far I know that: 1) Australia runs on similar voltage to UK, so no issues there 2) Australia and the UK are both PAL, so no issues there No-one over here seems to know anything about this - are the two countries in different 'Wii regions' (they are different for DVDs). Thanks Chris
Driving across Australia, totally excellent, or totally awful? [more inside]
Easy Question, Tough Answer... Move to Australia or Stay in the States? [more inside]
Here in the far-flung reaches of the English-speaking world, we're constantly being told our local language is being taken over by "American Slang". But does it go the other way? Are there any British / Australian / New Zealand or wherever phrases and words that have become commonly used by people in North America recently? Do Brooklynites ever exclaim "Crikey!" or "Bloody Hell!"?
Get me off this hemisphere! Help me find cheap(er) flights out of Australia to Europe. Price are reasonable until taxes come into play (+25%). Is there a way around this? Help me beat the taxes and get a better deal! [more inside]