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Sherbetdip23 last won the day on February 9 2012

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    Genesis Estate, Coomera?

    Hi Jill Genesis is 5 mins down the road from where we are (Coomera Waters) I asked about on behalf of a friend what it was like and the couple of people I asked said they liked it! Carla
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    Hi - Can anyone recommend a good hairdresser in or near Coomera Waters please :-) Thank you
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    Going to sit for a while!

    Hi there Pen - wow - there' a change of plan then! :-( It sounds as though your heart's not really in it now which is a shame as it's amazing out here :-) The rate was even lower when we came 6 months ago and we just didn't even think for one minute that we wouldn't go because of the rate being low. I think we were just very pleased to have got the visa and sold our house and be in a position to be able to move. It's only natural to have last minute panics about coming but what you need to do is decide whether or not it is simply last minte panic or whether or not you really want to come. We have been out here 6 months now and we haven't changed our money up yet. But saying that we probably will soon as the housing market out here is good for buyers at the moment on the Gold Coast. Good luck with whatever you decide xxx
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    Which part of the UK did you come from?

    Fareham, Hampshire to Gold Coast :-)
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    Private Health Cover

    Hi We have now been out here for four months and have just started to think about private health cover, especially now as my youngest has to be referred to an ENT Specialist and I have been told that it could take a couple of years to get an appointment! Can anybody recommend a good but not too expensive Health Policy please. There is me, hubby and two daughters aged 8 and 10. Also - do they cover ongoing conditions? Thanks Carla
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    Medical Referral

    OMG - that's terrible! I just called the Doc and told him and wanted a public hosp referral so he is going to do that. I then spoke to the receptionist and she said it could be a couple of years for ENT specialist! My daughter keeps getting dizzy spells and headaches so I want to get it sorted asap so it looks as though I will have to go the private route. We are looking into taking out private healthcare but I don' suppose it will cover this now will it? Hope your MIL gets sorted quickly.
  7. Hellooooo! No, not yet! Waiting for the crowds to die down :-) Is it any good?
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    Medical Referral

    Hi Jo - thanks for that! I will give them a call. So much to learn!
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    Medical Referral

    Oh no - that's not good is it!
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    Medical Referral

    Hi I took my 8 year old daughter to the Docs a couple of days ago and he referred her to an ENT specialist. I have now received the confirmation letter of the date she will be seen. The thing that concerns me is that it is saying that there is an initial consultation fee which will cost $240 and around $70 can be claimed back from medicare. I didn't think that you had to pay to see a specialist if you were referred by your Doc?? My friend who has recently seen a specialist hasn't paid a penny? Just wondering what the protocol is here please.
  11. Hi - Yes, our started just after the Easter hols and have settled in really well. I don't think it really makes much difference whether they start mid year or at the start of the year really as it's not as if they will be studying the same things at the same level in Oz as they will be in the UK. Good luck!
  12. Hiya We moved out to the Gold Coast in March this year. We have two girls aged 10 and almost 9 :-) and we live in Coomera Waters. If you have any quesions or fancy meeting up when you get out here just yell :-)
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    Gold Coast Primary schools and family suburbs

    Hiya Sorry for the delay in getting back to you - thing have been a little hectic the past few days :-) If you type on Coomera Rivers State School catchement area into google it will give you a link for a map. If you have any more Qs on Coomera Waters or schols just yell - hopefully won't be quite as busy :-)
  14. Hi Hazel Sorry to hear about you and your parnet :-( Whereabouts are you? Are you actually right in Brisbane? I am in Coomera Waters so may be a bit far if you are right in Brissie. Carla
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    Gold Coast Primary schools and family suburbs

    Hi there The school is very popular and growing rapidy due to it's success. There's around 500 in the school at the moment. We love Coomera Waters - it's a little set back from eveything else but lovely and quiet and a very safe area for children. It has a small private sandy beach and park for little ones and also a tavern/resturant, bottle shop and corner shop - everything you could need really! :-) When are you thinking of coming out? DO you have young children? We have two girls aged 8 and 10. The love it here - and the school! Coomera Waters is expensive - we are paying $750 a week for a 4 bed house - it is quite a big house and has a pool. You can get cheaper but you get what you pay for :-) Carla