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Forum: Australia
Oct 14th 2005, 10:30 am
Replies: 46
Views: 2,794
Posted By RockHopper

Re: Moved to Aus without ever visiting?

Hi

We moved over here without ever visiting, although we have moved around a fair bit before being ex forces. If you know you can do without the closeness of your relatives and are flexible in...
Forum: Australia
Sep 29th 2005, 12:37 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 379
Posted By RockHopper

Re: Canberra advice..

Hi

We live in Jerrabomberra, it's a great place and handy for travelling all around Canberra. It's about 15 mins from Woden and an easy drive to get there.

Regards

Steve
Forum: Australia
Sep 29th 2005, 12:33 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 1,887
Posted By RockHopper

Re: ..and this ends my duties with BE.

Scutter

Well we made it over here, been here 4 months now and living in Jerrabomberra. Glad to hear you have settled. All the best

Steve.
Forum: Australia
Jul 14th 2005, 12:18 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 1,844
Posted By RockHopper

Re: update from Canberra

Hi Everyone, Rockhopper returns to the forum.

It's been just over 2 months since posting on this forum, as we left sunny UK (not so sunny then) for Australia on 12 May 05. A lot has happened in...
Forum: Australia
May 2nd 2005, 9:52 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 409
Posted By RockHopper

Re: Military pensions

Hi Taff n Mand

I am in the same position as yourself, 26 years in the RAF, but moving to Canberra to work for the Oz Defence Dept (in a weeks time). I believe that if you keep your pension in the...
Forum: Australia
Apr 27th 2005, 8:59 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 1,844
Posted By RockHopper

Re: update from Canberra

I am sure we will all survive the bugs, everyone else seems too. Good luck on the sale of your house and maybe see you in Canberra. Only 2 weeks till we leave, it still doesn’t seem real!
Forum: Australia
Apr 22nd 2005, 7:06 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 1,844
Posted By RockHopper

Re: update from Canberra

Great post Steve, try to keep hold of that sun until we arrive. I don't mind the frosty mornings, it's the rain I don't like. Sounds like they have things sorted on the road system, I know that if we...
Forum: Australia
Apr 20th 2005, 6:22 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 1,247
Posted By RockHopper

Re: Baggage Blues continued

Hi

I have an email from Singapore Airlines stating that if you have an unstamped PR Visa you are entitled to 40Kg of luggage. If in doubt or worried go to the singapore web site:...
Forum: Australia
Apr 20th 2005, 1:14 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 460
Posted By RockHopper

Re: Australian Local Government Employment Requirements

Having obtained employment in the Defence Department but only because of a Citizenship waiver and having recently seen a Canberra Jobs paper I would say that you would either need Citizenship or some...
Forum: Australia
Apr 13th 2005, 9:14 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 866
Posted By RockHopper

Re: Crown Removals

We have picked Crown, they were not the most expensive but seemed to offer the best service and when I told them that PSS were £450 less, I managed to get them to drop their price by nearly £300....
Forum: Australia
Apr 6th 2005, 1:13 pm
Replies: 130
Views: 7,239
Posted By RockHopper

Re: Canberra - good,bad or indifferent?

For all those folk's heading towards Canberra I thought you may find this of interest:

http://www.virtualcanberra.gov.au

Well we only have a few more weeks left in the UK, we fly on the 12 May...
Forum: Australia
Mar 31st 2005, 12:53 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 1,943
Posted By RockHopper

Re: house viewings over easter

We were in the process of negotiation and yes even though the chain was only short it still managed to collapse, back to stage one, no viewings on the horizon yet, only 6 weeks till we fly. :eek: I’m...
Forum: Australia
Mar 29th 2005, 9:36 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 1,943
Posted By RockHopper

Re: house viewings over easter

Hi All

We had 1 viewing on Saturday; well it was a second viewing. They then put in an initial offer 6k under our asking price, we declined, they then added 2K so we have taken 2 days to think...
Forum: Australia
Mar 28th 2005, 11:28 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 1,830
Posted By RockHopper

Re: cost of shipping etc?

We are moving from Swindon to Canberra, the quotes we have had seem to be in the region of £3800 to £4300 for a sole use 20ft container. The Cuft is between 620 and 700, remember that they charge for...
Forum: Australia
Mar 24th 2005, 8:24 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 651
Posted By RockHopper

Re: Anyone going off to Canberra?

G'day Steve

Glad to hear you made it Canberra OK. What are your first impressions of the place, is it as you expected? Well we are planning on being in Canberra around the 17 May 05 and really...
Forum: Australia
Mar 22nd 2005, 10:15 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 329
Posted By RockHopper

Re: so who's to canberra now then?

Leigh

Count us in, Brenda, Steve arriving in Canberra around 16 May 05, Daughter to follow 1 Jul 05.
Forum: Australia
Mar 22nd 2005, 9:34 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 403
Posted By RockHopper

Re: Help ! Just bought 2 cars in Oz - not moving till May

Take a look at Redbook
http://www.redbook.com.au/vehiclesearch/default.asp
It does not sound as if you are getting ripped off.
Forum: Australia
Mar 21st 2005, 11:39 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 443
Posted By RockHopper

Re: Got it!!!!!!

Sorry no, I am going to be working within the department of defence at HMAS Harman.

Regards
Forum: Australia
Mar 21st 2005, 11:36 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 414
Posted By RockHopper

Re: Canberra Bound!! We hope!

Hi SamJam

If you do a search on Canberra you will find a few threads, although Canberra is not by the coast I am sure you will find it a great place to brink up your family, there is alot to see...
Forum: Australia
Mar 21st 2005, 11:26 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 443
Posted By RockHopper

Re: Got it!!!!!!

Great news, more people heading to Canberra. I have been sponsored and will be heading out in May 05, the sponsorship process was as follows: the paperwork went in from the employer to DIMIA Canberra...
Forum: Australia
Mar 21st 2005, 1:40 am
Replies: 13
Views: 651
Posted By RockHopper

Re: Anyone going off to Canberra?

Leigh

Glad to hear it’s still sunny. It’s finally sinking in that we are about to move, but with still so much to organise. As I will be working at the Harman Naval Base between Queanbeyan and...
Forum: Australia
Mar 21st 2005, 12:11 am
Replies: 13
Views: 651
Posted By RockHopper

Re: Anyone going off to Canberra?

Hi Scutter

You still living and working in Canberra, have you not had any luck on the job front in Sydney? Not long now till we come across, should be in Canberra by the third week in May 05....
Forum: Australia
Mar 20th 2005, 6:37 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 695
Posted By RockHopper

Re: one way flights

Below is the price quoted from Singapore Airlines if you were travelling for example 12 May 05, If you leave it to the last minute you pay more, the sooner you book the better the fare.

Total...
Forum: Australia
Mar 18th 2005, 11:56 am
Replies: 13
Views: 651
Posted By RockHopper

Re: Anyone going off to Canberra?

Hi
I am off to Canberra in May 05. There are at least 3 others heading that way within the next few months. I think Canberra will be whatever you make of it, it is ideally situated for travelling to...
Forum: Australia
Mar 9th 2005, 2:00 pm
Replies: 130
Views: 7,239
Posted By RockHopper

Re: Canberra - good,bad or indifferent?

Jim

Sorry, forgot to say thanks on the pictures, rush hour looks good. Still I am used to 2 hour journey to work at present and before that it took 50 mins. Think I can handle 20 - 25 minutes to...
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