What is it like to live in Far North Queensland? What little things to people do to adapt to the weather? What do people think about? NOT looking for tourist information. [more inside]
I'm thinking about going on an exchange program, and am not sure how I should rank my choices. Should I spend January to June in Brisbane, Australia or Amsterdam? [more inside]
Going to University of Sydney...need to surf....bondi? [more inside]
Can anyone reccomend good books, or documentaries, about Australia (history, culture, politics) written by people from outside Australia? [more inside]
I have $2000AUD to spend on Exchage-Traded Funds and I can't decide what to go for. [more inside]
I want to travel to Brisbane from Melbourne via the Newell Highway. I have done thisn drive many times before, but non stop. I have a young family now and would like to break the trip up. [more inside]
Sydney questions: Which Sydney hostel should i stay at for international orientation week at University of Sydney? [more inside]
I'm going to Western Australia and am trying to decide whether to find a hotel in Perth, or in nearby Fremantle. I want to be close to the best restaurants and sightseeing spots and am looking for an area with some charm and character. Which is the better place to stay? Any tips on cool places to see, eat, etc.?
I love Velvet Garden and have been stalking LJ sales communities for bargains. Where else can I find cheap but good thrift/second hand shopping sites online? (Doesn't have to be clothes.) [more inside]
Are Rivers' boat shoes any good? [more inside]
I live in a semi-rural area and am incredibly frustrated with my area's landline phone provider. The provider has a monopoly in the area and delays fixing constant faults for many weeks. I want to go completely Skype, wireless and mobile. What are my options? [more inside]
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]
A chilli rabbit recipe from a 'Hemphills Herbs and Spices' book. [more inside]
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]