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    Which council to choose if you live in 2 councils ?

    Use the council that matches the residential address you've put on the application.
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    Question about Form 1195 filling

    Yes it's a passport photo. The post office should be able to confirm it will meet your requirements.
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    Question about Form 1195 filling

    I had my photo taken at the post office (same format as passport photo). If you feel reassured, take the dimensions of the required photo with you and ask them to confirm they will take a photo of that size.
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    Sydney - where to live?

    Are you in Aus or the UK at the moment? Very hard to analyse "vibe" without checking out various areas first. Are you looking to secure a rental immediately or you have hotel/holiday accommodation to start with?
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    Sydney - where to live?

    Hi, lots of suburbs will work for you! Anywhere on the North Shore (look on map from Milson's Point up to Hornsby and East/West to Mosman, Balmoral Beach, Neutral Bay, Greenwich, ) - close to work for your husband, won't be much further to the CIty for you to commute and airport not too bad either (1hr-ish on train depending on exact location and connection speed!). Around 30 mins drive to Northern Beaches for surfing. Northern Beaches. Ticks all boxes but will be longer for the airport and no trains, only buses to North Sydney and the City. Somewhere like Caringbah or Cronulla. Makes North Sydney into a longer journey (change trains at Redfern / Central / Town Hall) but close to beaches and airport. Plenty of cafe life. The only issue I see for you, is getting a 3-bed for $800pw or less (with plentiful parking and outdoor space). Check Domain.com.au or realestate.com.au for prices/slap in the face (I say this lightheartedly!) EDIT: there are of course plenty of other places that you can look into that would match your criteria: Eastern Suburbs (Bondi, other beach suburbs, Paddington, Alexandria) or Inner West (Balmain, Rozelle, Newtown, Marrickville etc).
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    Citizenship Application (by conferral) Checklist

    You can order a certified copy from the General Register Office (GRO). I used this for my visa application(s) and citizenship application. Can't remember the cost but wasn't much in GBP.
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    What is traditional British food?

    There's a Cromer in Sydney (kind of between Frenches Forest and the Northern Beaches) but I don't think it has a pier
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    What is traditional British food?

    Grab an Eccles cake if you see one in a local bakery, and have a good chunk of crumbly cheese with it
  9. Don't think I've ever had a problem with it: https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/citizenship/what-does-it-mean
  10. @Lauraloz to be honest I can't remember! I let my partner deal with most of it, and it was four years ago now. I suspect if Seven Seas offered insurance as part of the deal, we would have taken that. I certainly don't remember trying to find our own provider. Will see if I can dig out some info.
  11. Tallawong :) Haven't tried the metro yet, but I have no cause to be heading in that direction for anything in particular. Will probably use it for Macquarie Centre at some point! A lot of my colleagues are now using it, when before then had to come 'the long way' on the train or do a double shuffle on the buses. Certainly seems to be very popular whenever I am passing through Chatswood station!
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    Can't locate SP40 form in immi website?

    Looks like it's part of the immi portal - see discussion on another forum below: https://www.australiaforum.com/visas-immigration/286311-form-40sp-online-version.html I applied via the post, so printed out the form, but perhaps given it's an inbuilt part of the online process, it's no longer a standalone form.
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    Can't locate SP40 form in immi website?

    Weird! Are you applying online? Usually there are helpful links in the portal somewhere. I just looked on the Dept of Home Affairs form library, and there's nothing there either...
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    Can't locate SP40 form in immi website?

    using google it's here: https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/form-listing/forms/40.pdf
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    What is Traditional Aussie Fare?

    It's still there @Toots - the Australian (menu: https://australianheritagehotel.com/eats/)