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Forum: Australia
Feb 2nd 2014, 2:40 am
Replies: 9
Views: 878
Posted By Wombatz

Re: Good Removalists in Melbourne?

Just moved 10 minutes down the road with Amax Removals, they were very efficient and on time etc. We only got them to do the heavy stuff and moved the small stuff ourselves. Minimum charge is 2...
Forum: Australia
Oct 26th 2013, 1:58 am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,879
Posted By Wombatz

Re: Renting sans job

Same here in Melbourne, had no jobs when we ponged back 6 months ago, and we got the first house we applied for, despite also having 2 cats.

Had to provide a bank statement showing that we are...
Sep 17th 2013, 3:53 am
Replies: 13
Views: 3,330
Posted By Wombatz

Re: Seven years of rural Australia

Great to hear your update Jo. As we came to Australia in 2006 with a sponsored RSMS as well (although to outback Qld) I was following your story at the time (my forum name was different back then but...
Forum: Australia
Aug 19th 2013, 12:26 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 2,396
Posted By Wombatz

Re: GP relocating from uk to Melbourne - yarra glen area

You could also have a look along the Lilydale train line. Here the link to the whole network:
http://metrotrains.com.au/pdfs/Train%20Network%20Map_PTV_A1.pdf

Depends really where you want to...
Forum: Australia
Aug 18th 2013, 1:16 am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,799
Posted By Wombatz

Re: AQIS costs for inspecting

We paid also (in June) $550 for quarantine inspection charges for a 20 foot container (nothing had to be treated luckily, was worth all the cleaning and scrubbing beforehand) plus $572 for port...
Aug 1st 2013, 1:35 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 3,756
Posted By Wombatz

Re: 3weeks in NSW

Great update, very comprehensive. Got to agree with most things, especially the cold houses and we love the wildlife, too

Wish we'd had a holiday to start with, fantastic idea :thumbup:

All the...
Jul 28th 2013, 9:03 am
Replies: 19
Views: 11,373
Posted By Wombatz

Re: Update: First month living in Broken Hill

Great update, we lived in the outback in Queensland during our first two years and loved the community spirit there too, plus the RFDS attended any emergencies etc. as well.

All the best for the...
Forum: The Barbie
Jul 24th 2013, 12:36 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 1,478
Posted By Wombatz

Re: Who loves to look around houses??

I love looking around houses , I basically live on realestate.com.au ;)

Congratulations, house looks cosy and nice gardens, too. :thumbsup:
Hope everything goes well with the move and you can...
Jul 14th 2013, 3:18 am
Replies: 24
Views: 2,911
Posted By Wombatz

Re: 3 Months in :)

Know what you mean, we actually feel like we've never left (were only away for 10 months thinking the grass is greener on the other side but it wasn't), got jobs with same employers etc., and love it...
Jul 14th 2013, 1:31 am
Replies: 24
Views: 2,911
Posted By Wombatz

Re: 3 Months in :)

Great update, thanks for sharing. I've followed your story for a while as we only arrived two weeks after you, although we've lived here before for six years.

Fingers crossed that you'll find a...
Jul 5th 2013, 1:44 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1,516
Posted By Wombatz

Re: 7 years 6 months later.....

Great update,thanks for sharing, good to hear that you like it in Victoria :thumbup:
Forum: Australia
Jun 22nd 2013, 4:39 am
Replies: 19
Views: 3,419
Posted By Wombatz

Re: Ping Pom Support

Hi C

Know where you are coming from, having ping ponged ourselves. Left Oz a year ago, spent time with our families back "home", but missed Australia too much, as we've been here for six years and...
Forum: Australia
May 29th 2013, 7:47 am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,847
Posted By Wombatz

Re: posting clothes

Just did same thing about a month ago, we even included some kitchen utensils, calendars and other stuff on top of some clothes and got it delivered within 10 days without any hassles, they hadn't...
May 18th 2013, 9:06 am
Replies: 11
Views: 971
Posted By Wombatz

Re: Applying For Jobs From Outside Australia

Not sure about Software Engineers, but OH is a Civil Engineer and has sent various applications to companies and agencies from overseas, usually with no replies or with rejection. Came here about 4...
Forum: Australia
May 18th 2013, 8:13 am
Replies: 18
Views: 1,575
Posted By Wombatz

Re: Moving Pets Abroad & Accomodation

We've taken our two cats with us as well, they actually came out of quarantine today and enjoy racing around the house !

We haven't had a problem at all finding a house to rent, and friends of...
Forum: Australia
Apr 19th 2013, 9:01 pm
Replies: 97
Views: 11,882
Posted By Wombatz

Re: Oz Forex - Losing the Faith

Only great experiences with Ozfores, used them twice this year and twice last year. Very helpful customer service and only two days for money to show on the "other side" :thumbup:

Rates were...
Feb 21st 2013, 7:46 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,560
Posted By Wombatz

Re: Visa granted!!

Congrats !!!!!!

Well done :-)
Feb 15th 2013, 9:47 pm
Replies: 117
Views: 16,000
Posted By Wombatz

Re: Be careful what you wish for...

Our story is very similar, came back 'home' from Australia after 6 years, couldn't wait to be back. Had lots of reasons to come back, mainly to be close to our parents & siblings. OH didn't want to...
Forum: Australia
Jan 9th 2013, 3:18 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,123
Posted By Wombatz

Re: Want to move back to OZ

Hi Angie

We are in a similar situation, moved back mid 2012 due to father-in-law's ill health (he is also better now) and to be with family. Found it hard to settle back in after six years in Oz,...
Forum: Australia
Dec 15th 2012, 8:06 pm
Replies: 75
Views: 7,478
Posted By Wombatz

Re: do i need to change my accent to get a job in australia

Just to reassure you even more, I love the Scottish accent, I always tell my husband if I ever leave him it will be for a Scot ;)
Forum: Australia
Dec 11th 2012, 12:41 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 581
Posted By Wombatz

Re: Ponging back - private health insurance question

Thanks so much, I didn't know that. You made my day! :thumbsup:
Forum: Australia
Dec 11th 2012, 12:35 pm
Replies: 6,964
Views: 514,877
Posted By Wombatz

Re: What's the Temperature & Weather like where you are now?

Yeah, don't like the humidity either, lived 2 years in Townsville, that was enough.
Maybe just send some warmth our way, that'll do, thanks :thumbup:
Forum: Australia
Dec 10th 2012, 4:23 pm
Replies: 6,964
Views: 514,877
Posted By Wombatz

Re: What's the Temperature & Weather like where you are now?

Snowing and -5 degrees Celsius in Southern Germany at the moment.

Winter wonderland, too cold for me, missing the warmth and the sun :-(
Dec 10th 2012, 3:36 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 4,127
Posted By Wombatz

Re: I admit it....

I also can relate to how you feel. We have made the big move back from Oz (to Germany) nearly six months ago and we feel still not "at home" , despite having our families (parents , siblings) closer...
Forum: Australia
Dec 10th 2012, 3:23 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 581
Posted By Wombatz

Ponging back - private health insurance question

We have left Australia at the end of June to go "home" again and spend time with the families only to find that we don't fit in here anymore, hate the winters and miss our friends and lifestyle. A...
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