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Forum: Australia
Feb 28th 2010, 1:35 am
Replies: 34
Views: 2,386
Posted By Melchels

Re: Formalities during the first Validation

I had to really fight to get the levy removed, they only did it by me backdating payments t 12 months from when I first entered Aus on the visa.

Another important thing...if you have kids, they...
Forum: Australia
Feb 27th 2010, 8:36 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 2,386
Posted By Melchels

Re: Formalities during the first Validation

I am quoting from personal experience! I too was under the impression it was when you actually moved and started living in Aus, I found out to my cost when I was hit with the levy:ohmy:

I was only...
Forum: Australia
Feb 27th 2010, 5:27 am
Replies: 34
Views: 2,386
Posted By Melchels

Re: Formalities during the first Validation

Just remember that when you validate, the 12 month grace period for private health insurance starts! If you do not organise PH within 12 months, you will be hit for an additional levy depending on...
Forum: Australia
Feb 21st 2010, 9:37 am
Replies: 9
Views: 922
Posted By Melchels

Re: Shipping company recommendations

+1 for PSS, used them and they were great.
Forum: Australia
Jun 28th 2009, 9:17 am
Replies: 30
Views: 1,908
Posted By Melchels

Used cars in Aus

OK, I see loads of cars with high Kms, would it be fair to suggest that the mileage means less in Aus than that for a car with an equivilent number of miles in the UK?

I am always amazed at how...
Forum: Australia
Jun 28th 2009, 9:00 am
Replies: 15
Views: 7,843
Posted By Melchels

Re: Melbourne (Mulgrave) area? Where to live?

Try Forest Hill, Vermont South or Burwood East. Nice areas that are overspills from Blackburn/Box Hill.
Forum: Australia
May 31st 2008, 11:27 am
Replies: 17
Views: 1,315
Posted By Melchels

Re: Medicare - Reccie/Validation trip?

word of warning! I did a validation trip, did not register for Medicare, when I moved over they took my validation trip as the eligible date! so it was only 12 months from the validation trip arrival...
Forum: Australia
Feb 13th 2008, 9:56 am
Replies: 23
Views: 1,675
Posted By Melchels

Re: Help I'm Considering Melbourne

Hi Slingshot,

Have a look at Vermont, Forest Hill, Mitcham and Nunawading. These are in north of the Glen Waverley area and near a good trainline (Belgrave/Lilydale). There are also good schools...
Forum: Australia
Oct 18th 2007, 9:56 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 565
Posted By Melchels

Re: How difficult is it to find a long term (6 months +) rental in Melbourne?

We arrived in Melbourne 2 years ago in December, so were faced with a similar predicament. We booked into an apartment for a week and started looking at rentals the day we arrived. We found a place,...
Forum: Australia
Sep 8th 2007, 12:29 am
Replies: 12
Views: 933
Posted By Melchels

Is it legal?

DOes anyone know if I can legally change a tap washer in Victoria? Apparently it is illegal in some states!
Forum: Australia
Jun 9th 2007, 11:06 pm
Replies: 45
Views: 2,565
Posted By Melchels

Re: Speed Cameras

Couldn't be in Victoria, surely they couldn't wait that long to get their hands on some more revenue!
Forum: Australia
May 28th 2007, 12:52 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 1,923
Posted By Melchels

Re: Guys - Do you give your Train seat to women who are standing up?

I must admit that I usually stand unless the train is fairly empty, I think that I don't really need a seat, since it is only a 30 min journey, my pregnant wife, was never given a seat by a man,...
Forum: Australia
May 13th 2007, 6:05 am
Replies: 18
Views: 1,017
Posted By Melchels

Re: pc advise

[QUOTE=arkon;4769798]My current reccomendations are for this:-

Intel Core 2 Duo E6600
Asus Commando Motherboard or GA-965P-DS3 or 4
2GB DDR2 667 Ram (800 too expensive at the mo)
Asus or Gig...
Forum: Australia
May 11th 2007, 10:10 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 2,692
Posted By Melchels

Re: Just got a qoute from PSS...

We used PSS and they were fantastic, no hidden charges, totally professional, only a bowl had a chip in it, can't complain!
Forum: Australia
Mar 19th 2007, 11:22 am
Replies: 2
Views: 439
Posted By Melchels

Re: House renovation

I note that you are in Box Hill, a good place is Middys, on the Maroondah Highway, in Blackburn, pink coloured building on the left as you head away from the city.

If you are looking for quality...
Forum: Australia
Feb 15th 2007, 7:08 am
Replies: 20
Views: 1,406
Posted By Melchels

Re: Is my employer allowed to do this??

Not 100% sure but I believe that the law is that your employer must provide a payment summary (issued at the end of a tax year or when leaving) and not a payslip.
Forum: Australia
Jan 8th 2007, 9:39 am
Replies: 21
Views: 1,388
Posted By Melchels

Re: Kitchens

We decided to keep the daggy cupboards for a while because we got a shock at the cost of decent appliances! About 40% more than in UK for a good Oven & Hob (sorry, cooktop in aussie). I wouldn't go...
Forum: Australia
Dec 15th 2006, 9:50 pm
Replies: 47
Views: 4,564
Posted By Melchels

Re: Why Shopping in Oz isn't fun.

Now that would be funny, imagine at the checkout when the till attendant scans every item you say, 'is that your best price? how much for cash, I will give you 5 cents less!' I think that is...
Forum: Australia
Nov 3rd 2006, 8:12 am
Replies: 103
Views: 4,265
Posted By Melchels

Re: Why are Oz made cars shite ?....Is there a decent one in existence

How can anyone from UK possibly moan about Aussie cars! The UK car industry.....what car industry!

Now when we did have a British car manufacturer they came up with:

Austin Allegro
Austin Maxi...
Forum: Australia
Oct 19th 2006, 8:28 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,528
Posted By Melchels

Re: Any intl removals recommendations?

We used PSS and could not fault them, helpful and good value.
Forum: Australia
Oct 3rd 2006, 11:12 am
Replies: 32
Views: 1,775
Posted By Melchels

Re: Best value when buying a car in Oz

$17,000 for a 92 Magna...saw you coming! :scared:
Forum: Australia
Sep 20th 2006, 12:06 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 520
Posted By Melchels

Re: Mobile phone deals - link attached

It allows you 20min of international calls and you are still left with a load of credit! I have only used all mine in a month once!
Forum: Australia
Sep 19th 2006, 8:35 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 520
Posted By Melchels

Re: Mobile phone deals - link attached

If you are just arriving, you may not be able to get a contract phone! The Vodafone prepay cap is a good alternative, $49 and you get $230 worth (it lasts a month!)
Forum: Australia
Sep 19th 2006, 8:33 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 944
Posted By Melchels

Re: Comparing weather in Melbourne with South England

Not really coparable, we live in Melbourne and lived in London previously. The winter is milder (some nice warm days) and the summer is very hot (40 degrees for a few days last year!) and it is quite...
Forum: Australia
Sep 18th 2006, 8:25 am
Replies: 18
Views: 3,594
Posted By Melchels

Re: PSS Removals

PSS were great with our move, outstanding and I would recomend them to anyone who is shipping their posessions!
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