Even though I haven't posted too much I have to say the advice I have got off this forum has proved invaluable. We landed in Melbourne 2 weeks ago, now living in Elwood. My soon to be wife is an Aussie but it's been tough with the defacto visa, looking back it was a long process but totally worth it.
If any of you fancy a beer, drop me a line. For the rest of you, good luck.