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  1. nic1171

    how to open bank account

    Hi Tina I used NAB initially. I set it up from UK and transferred money with money corp prior to going over, prior to arriving I arranged an appt so about day 2 of getting here I went to my nominated NAB and they had Eftpos cards waiting for us!
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    Where Did You Stay When You First Arrived

    I too like Beddy stayed at Ashmore Palms holiday village. I pre booked 4 weeks and so although once here I secured a rental within about 10 days I stayed the full time at Ashmore whilst I waited for furniture to be delivered. It was a lovely 2 bed portacabin style home, big enough for me and my 16 year old. It also allowed us to to use this address for medicare, driving licences, my nursing reg and a reference for renting!
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    UK Passport Renewal Update

    Im well impressed, from posting sons passport for renewal, from Oz, was 3 weeks!
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    When my son had earache I had to pay full amount, nearly died at price! For repeats I think there may be a cap on what you pay, there is for the elderly so maybe something similar? Each drug is priced differently unless you have a medicare assistance card for earning under a certain threshold
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    Dominos Pizza

    I think pizza hut n domino pizzas here taste like burnt cardboard, no idea why, just like the birds eye fish fingers, they are rank too. We used to have a gorgeous gourmet pizza place near me and though pricey I was willing to pay but it closed down
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    Can I take my whitegoods?

    Brought my fridge n washer and gad no problems. As others have said make sure dry and secure the drum. I also covered the back of my fridge with bubble wrap to protect the elements or whatever those pipes are! I also stored stuff inside the fridge and washer as I too had a move cube so used every bit of available space!
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    .......would you dare to go hairy.....?

    I wax, thread, shave or trim depending on the mood! But must admit if I could guarantee getting rid if it all other than on my head n eyebrows I would!
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    .......would you dare to go hairy.....?

    Just nearly choked on my wine reading that but I have to agree for once with you PC (and Im female!)
  9. I changed my UK license to my brothers address
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    ID for AHPRA

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    Childhood Immunisation Register

    Ask your local practice nurse to ring Immunisations and they can be added that way
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    cost of living OZ vs UK?

    To OP, I work as a clinical nurse in QLD so on about $82000, sole earner, have a 17yr old and I manage just fine, huge house n pool in lovely area, eat out once a month, take out weekly, weekends away every 3-4 month and still have disposable income. Go for it!
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    Is there anyone at Centrelink??

    Yep I drove their a few times only to be frog marched to one of their computers or phones! Make sure your ipad is charged so you can play candy crush while you wait!!
  14. From what ive read I thought to claim points for a degree it had to be closely related to the occupation your applying under and have it assessed by the relevant authority. However thats just my humble impression!
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    Weather and daylight hours on the Gold Coast

    No dark mornings like the UK! Its maybe about 5ish when the sun comes up in winter, certainly when I get up at 530 its light. Its just gorgeous, no SAD here I think! As Cal said though it is chilly on an evening and through night till the sun comes up again. I had to invest in a couple of portable radiators and had extra duvets on beds. However never needed more than a cardy or light jumper for walking to work. Its just perfect I love the weather here on The Goldie!