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Old Jun 2nd 2005, 1:34 pm
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You've stumbled across a joke with history between me and pandya. But thanks for grading it anyway

I'll rate more of your posts in future

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Totally confused me now...

Oh, well - Pandya has asked for help from us before, and we're more than happy to help him with anything we can.
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Totally confused me now...

Oh, well - Pandya has asked for help from us before, and we're more than happy to help him with anything we can.
Just a shame he chose a gay icon as his avatar. I preferred his old avatar,

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Just a shame he chose a gay icon as his avatar. I preferred his old avatar,

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LOL - never noticed, as I don't come here often (usually the Lounge)


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Hi there, I live an hour from Melbourne now, but have spent some years living there before. Some of my opinions:
Mornington/Frankston - too far from city if you like the shopping/night life/or just want to work in the city. There is a fair crime rate in Frankston, but the coastal area there is a nice place to visit on a warm weekend.
CANTERBURY - Close to trains, little expensive for housing, clean, some nice tree-lined streets. Not too far to commute to city.
BURWOOD/ Ivanhoe - Nothing exciting there, could probably find some reasonably priced places but you will have to commute by tram or bus (slow)
Flemington - can walk/short tram ride to city, some busy roads there so will have to find a good street.

Depending on your age and needs, you can find cheap shared housing through noticeboards at the universities (see RMIT or Melbourne University). The unis may also have some good contacts for 'foreigners'. Expect a room for $80-$120 with 3-4 others not far from the city in places like Carlton, Brunswick, Fitzroy. <http://131.170.43.250:1080/listinter.html> There is usually a 'bond' where you pay 4 weeks upfront to cover possible damage etc - you will get this back when you leave if you're good!

Going through real estate agents may be difficult as you don't have any local references or rental history. Enough money though and they might not care!

Feel free to ask any questions!
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Originally Posted by jaswebpics
Hi there, I live an hour from Melbourne now, but have spent some years living there before. Some of my opinions:
Mornington/Frankston - too far from city if you like the shopping/night life/or just want to work in the city. There is a fair crime rate in Frankston, but the coastal area there is a nice place to visit on a warm weekend.
CANTERBURY - Close to trains, little expensive for housing, clean, some nice tree-lined streets. Not too far to commute to city.
BURWOOD/ Ivanhoe - Nothing exciting there, could probably find some reasonably priced places but you will have to commute by tram or bus (slow)
Flemington - can walk/short tram ride to city, some busy roads there so will have to find a good street.

Depending on your age and needs, you can find cheap shared housing through noticeboards at the universities (see RMIT or Melbourne University). The unis may also have some good contacts for 'foreigners'. Expect a room for $80-$120 with 3-4 others not far from the city in places like Carlton, Brunswick, Fitzroy. <http://131.170.43.250:1080/listinter.html> There is usually a 'bond' where you pay 4 weeks upfront to cover possible damage etc - you will get this back when you leave if you're good!

Going through real estate agents may be difficult as you don't have any local references or rental history. Enough money though and they might not care!

Feel free to ask any questions!


Thank you for sharing that with US,

What do you think anout Preston Or Cuborg?

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What do you think about Preston or Coburg?
Well I was born in Coburg, so it can't be all bad! Again, it should be pretty affordable suburbia and would have plenty of cheap 'student' accomodation or low-midrange houses. Not that far out and you have trains and trams to get around. Plenty of major roads out that way and you're starting to get closer to the airport too, so some places could be a bit noisy. There is a large contingent of turkish, greek and lebanese in the area. Crime level is probably about average, but the further west you go, the worse it gets.
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When are you coming to Aus, and do you have a place to stay for a short time when you arrive? In a couple of weeks, you should be able to find somewhere with some footwork and effort.
Sorry, did not ans your previous question...
I am not sure, where to stay for short when I arrive.... Still looking out for details on web. I think best idea is to finalize on couple of location and then book hotel/ suite or apts around that place. This will help me to hunt down good rental places....
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Just a shame he chose a gay icon as his avatar. I preferred his old avatar,

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Whatever you say JTL... He is a man who is Master of universe... Anyways couple of things:
I lost my old avtar with that old company.
And other thing... dont hijack my threads .. We will have enough time to ramble over he-man....
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Well I was born in Coburg, so it can't be all bad! Again, it should be pretty affordable suburbia and would have plenty of cheap 'student' accomodation or low-midrange houses. Not that far out and you have trains and trams to get around. Plenty of major roads out that way and you're starting to get closer to the airport too, so some places could be a bit noisy. There is a large contingent of turkish, greek and lebanese in the area. Crime level is probably about average, but the further west you go, the worse it gets.

Thanks for the info,

I had checked Preston & coburg and i see what you are saying.
have not decided yet.

Trip starts Saturday, wish me luck.

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Thanks for the info,

I had checked Preston & coburg and i see what you are saying.
have not decided yet.

Trip starts Saturday, wish me luck.

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Originally Posted by jaswebpics
Depending on your age and needs, you can find cheap shared housing through noticeboards at the universities (see RMIT or Melbourne University). The unis may also have some good contacts for 'foreigners'. Expect a room for $80-$120 with 3-4 others not far from the city in places like Carlton, Brunswick, Fitzroy. <http://131.170.43.250:1080/listinter.html> There is usually a 'bond' where you pay 4 weeks upfront to cover possible damage etc - you will get this back when you leave if you're good!

Going through real estate agents may be difficult as you don't have any local references or rental history. Enough money though and they might not care!

Feel free to ask any questions!
Thanks Jaswebpics for the comment on RMIT or Melbourne University, I was not aware of those...

As I will be immigrating does my local rental history still prove useful. Since it wont be of Australia? I can ask for some rental history (for precaution) that should not be a problem.
Moreover, I know some in QLD for a year now. If it fine for him to give refernce it will be good I will ask him. But, is it ok to give his reference in Melb? Do owner accept this since the person is in QLD?

Yest to visit the link: http://131.170.43.250:1080/listinter.htm Its aint loading
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Sorry, did not ans your previous question...
I am not sure, where to stay for short when I arrive.... Still looking out for details on web. I think best idea is to finalize on couple of location and then book hotel/ suite or apts around that place. This will help me to hunt down good rental places....
Thanks for the reply & concern...
If you're travelling light, you could stay in a backpacker's hotel in central Melbourne. They are a lot cheaper, a good way of meeting some people, and they have noticeboards with accomodation, temp jobs etc....
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Yes your UK history will be good and the personal ref in QLD too, no dramas there I don't think.

That page link, try from here:
http://131.170.43.250:1080/accrmit.html
Then search all accomodation...
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Originally Posted by fireeater
If you're travelling light, you could stay in a backpacker's hotel in central Melbourne. They are a lot cheaper, a good way of meeting some people, and they have noticeboards with accomodation, temp jobs etc....
Thats what I was upto searching on the net for Hostel or B&B. I will be light just 30 kg in total ..
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Originally Posted by jaswebpics
Yes your UK history will be good and the personal ref in QLD too, no dramas there I don't think.

That page link, try from here:
http://131.170.43.250:1080/accrmit.html
Then search all accomodation...
Hey Jas thanks for the the info. The link is very good.
But how do I log in??? I am not allowed to register even.. It displays the list of properties, but I do I contact the owner or the person who posted the ad..
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