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  1. Rented from Avis at Perth airport for convenience on arrival. No problems recommending them but they are expensive. Our Holden station wagon was not available so we were upgraded to a big Nissan 4x4 which was great for all the luggage. Swapped out to Bayswater car rental who run a fleet of new Toyota Corollas at a much lower cost than Avis and are quite close to the airport. Their spin is that getting a taxi from the airport to their place is still going to save you money compared to renting from a major at the airport. They do satnav too for $5 a day but I don't think they do child seats (we already had a hire arranged for ours separately) Only "issue" is that they will charge the insurance excess to your card at the start of the hire and refund it when you drop it off so there good be a currency gain / loss as a result, but if a Corolla is big enough for your needs then definitely give them a shout.
  2. we bought some tickets today for dream world on offer to members of racq, 50 dollars per person, for a 2 day pass, the second day can be taken within 14 days of the first visit, and can be used to go from park to park, also an hour early entry, anyone been there, will post tomorrow to let you know how it was, i think the tickets have to be bought by 8th august, but can be used up to 31st august.
  3. Circumstances have conspired to make me offer my well-running car for really cheap: leaving Australia soon, Roadworthy certificate requirements came up with a number of minor repairs that I don't have time for, and the rego runs out June 1st 2015. Between $750 and $1000 of repairs needed: *wiper blade rubber replacement *front windscreen replacement ($180 because it's a common type) *2 new tyres (other 2 have good thread left) *reglue steeringwheel rubber *Replace some worn out parts like lower engine mounts (easily accessible from bottom of car) *Muffler+central exhaust part replacement The latter bit is about half the repair cost, so if you can source the part cheaply (like a wrecker or have the part made - I have details for this) that decreases the cost significantly. $1000 MAX is the rough estimate from the mechanic today. The engine is completely fine, which was to be expected as I had it checked and repaired 4000 km ago when I replaced the headgasket, oil pressure sensor and timing belt. So after the repairs you're sure to have a solid car which won't need any major maintenance for quite awhile at a really good price. It's an immensely practical and economical car, if not the most sexy. What I love about this car is the spaciousness: a compact car that fits into small parking spots and has a tiny turning circle, yet has oodles of space inside: plenty of headroom despite me being 6 foot 3; I can transport a fridge on its side with the seats folded forward; and two people can sleep on the surface formed when the seats are folded backwards, with spare room for gear (SEE photos). The 1.5 litre engine means you won't win streetraces, but it's definitely the most economical car available in this price range. I drive anywhere between 450 and 550 kilometres on a full tank, which costs about $50. The exterior has some minor cosmetic issues; there's some scrapes from parking maneuvres, and a rear panel has a nick from when I backed into a trailer. Nothing I would worry about at least. The interior is in excellent condition; 3 non-smoker previous owners. Also: * PHILIPS high quality head unit with CD/USB/MP3/Bluetooth handsfree * Front Pioneer 5 1/4" aftermarket speakers (great sound actually) * 15" alloy wheels * Tinted windows * Radiator replaced by previous owner slightly over a year ago * Rego is a NSW rego, which runs out June 1st, so nicely timed to re-register in VIC. Phoning is preferred: 0490 499 323
  4. I have just reduced the price of my Ford Fiesta by $1k as I need to sell it urgently (I am heading overseas in a couple of weeks). This has been a reliable, safe (4 star ANCAP rating) and extremely fuel efficient car. It is great for zipping around town in and is comfortable on longer trips too. It is in great condition and has been well looked after by myself and the previous owners. This car has the following features: - Manual - Only 80800 km - A/C - Power steering - Generous boot space and back seat for a small car - Seats 5 people - Driver & passenger airbags - Great condition inside and out - Rego until March 2015 - Being sold with RWC Feel free to contact me if you have questions or want to arrange a viewing. I'm based in Richmond, Melbourne.
  5. sgoxon

    Cheap flights back to UK

    Been in Oz a year now and by and large, we (wife and 3 children) are all loving it. We are missing family and friends a lot and this is exacerbated by my Mum having been diagnosed with a heart condition and my brother-in-law having a serious and un-treatable brain tumour. Sometimes, you feel a long, long way away. Hence looking at the cheapest way of getting back to the UK for us and our 3 kids for a visit. Can anyone recommend who to approach for cost effective tickets to get us back? Can't be doing with long stopovers, too many changes - kids are young enough to be told what to do, but old enough to be very grumpy!
  6. Been lurking on here for about a year now so reckon it's about time I started posting lol Been missing TV from home so igned up to Brit TV the past 4 months & find them really good. Free 25 minute preview from here: UK TV Abroad 50+ Sky channels on iPad, iPhone & PC & you can access all these services at the one time for the flat fee of a tenner so reckon it's a really good deal. Curious to check out any alternatives so I can change to another provider of a similar (even cheaper, if poss - i'm a scabby sort lol) service if anyone has any better suggestions worth mentioning? Any replies greatly appreciated. & hi to all! :smile:
  7. We are in Mandurah WA selling our 8 seater Toyota Tarago. It is a really useful car for when visitors come! great condition 121000 miles 5 months rego contact for pics
  8. OK, so we've been here almost 2 years now and need to sort out cheap calls back to the UK. We skype one set of parents which works great but the other parents are not quite so 21st century and have a REALLY annoying habit of phoning us every Sunday evening just as we are trying to get the kids to bed :arghh: So, we're looking for recommendations companies that do cheap calls to the UK so we can call them at a time that suits us. Help to save our sanity!! :goofy:
  9. Guest


    My Husband and I would like to move to Australia, we have 3 children ranging from 14yrs old to 1yr. My Husband is a qualified electrician and I am a magazine editor, we are currently both self-employed. Realistically I can continue to be the editor of my magazine for 6-12 months from overseas, therefore my income can still continue during that time. I am puzzled as to the best way to come over to Australia, my Husband would be the one that could get us the points - Is it best for him to get a job before we go? How do we go about looking for a job for him? I understand that he would be an electricians mate until he got an Electricians Licence in OZ. Does anyone know if I would be allowed to continue running my business in the UK whilst gradually setting up the same business in OZ? I have read so many different sites, all giving me slightly different advice, so now I am confused. I would love to hear from anyone who can give us some advice, in particular a sparky who has a similar family set up as ours and how they made the move. Thanks. :smile:
  10. Hiya--seen the Wise miser ad(for flights) and had been led there thru another website as well.Anyone has any experience with them? They seem to advertise verrrry low rates so just wondering if anyone has actually used them.
  11. Looking at the mining regions of Queensland it's clear that more and more Brits (and now Poles) are being invited in on 457 visas to do jobs on rock bottom wages. There seem to be a body of Brits around on $45-50k believing that is enough to support a family and finding they have to take the cheapest (grotty) accommodation and face an uphill financial struggle. I guess it's a result of the poor economic situation in the UK and a long held British belief that Australia is a dream destination. Once here the underpaid Brit can struggle to get out if the situation as his visa is dependent on the company. Wages for locals seem to be considerably higher as they won't live in mining towns (very expensive) or FIFO for minimum wage. They also have a far better grasp of the cost of living and the exorbitant price of big compulsory items like cars etc Anyone have any comments? Is it a case of buyer beware and the immigrant should do their research first?
  12. Guest

    Cheap flights?

    So this thread is for anyone with tips on finding cheap flights. Here's mine: It's cheaper to fly on Friday the 13th (Apparently) because of the bad luck etc etc Tuesdays are supposed to be a cheap day to fly not sure why this is but it's what I've heard and found when searching for holidays. Please share yours so we can all benefit
  13. Hi everyone I have a day home from work and I have been looking at properties and daydreaming. Came across Macleay & Island Russell Island in Brisbane and the Rentals are so so cheap and what a beautiful place. Sorry to be so pessimistic but whats wrong with them there must be at that price! :wideeyed:
  14. my stepdaughter is moving back to the UK in a couple of weeks :sad: and needs to sell her car ASAP. Sadly she has had a lot of time wasters and very dodgy calls from other sites. Its a great little car, fab first time car, very reliable, she has been all over Brisbane, the Gold and Sunshine Coasts with it and it has never let her down. DAIHATSU SIRION (1999) MANUAL 5 DOOR HATCHBACK CENTRAL LOCKING AIR CON, ROADWORTHY CERT REGO TILL JULY 198,500KM CHAMPAGNE/SILVER IN COLOUR $3000 ONO
  15. Guest

    Dog walking - Sydney

    Hi. My name is Martyna. I'm 16. I love pets especially dogs. I need money. If someone need cheap dog walker please let me know. I'm sorry for my english but i've live in Australia only 1 year. Sydney( Bankstown,Canterbury somewhere around there.. +City) Pls. PM me if you would like some information. :smile::smile:
  16. Hi all I've always been a bit of a bargain hunter when it comes to cars in the UK, and have always found it relatively easy to get a good car for not a lot of money here. For instance I currently have a year 2000 golf gti, with all the toys, which I bought for £900. I've been looking at the used car market on gumtree for instance, in the central coast area, and well, I'm so disappointed. I wont be coming over with much money at all, and my immediate priority wil be trying to find a cheap but reasonablly nice car, so i can get to work straight away. I'd probably have about $2500 to spend on one. Can anyone guide me on this, I really dont want an 80s car! cheers
  17. Guest

    Daewoo $1,990 Adelaide

    If you are looking for a cheap reliable car, I have a Daewoo Cielo GL 1996, Silver, 4 Cyl 1.5l 5-Speed Manual Hatchback, 169,000 kms, Power Steering, Regassed A/C, Reconditioned Brakes, New Master Cylinder 28/10/2011, Good Run-Around, Spacious Boot, Economical, 9 Months Rego available, great first car... was $2,990 now REDUCED TO $1,990 for quick sale (leaving for UK shortly) cheers, londongirl
  18. Troy&Kim

    cheap Car insurance

    Hi PIO, Could anyone give me so good car insurance companies to use, or a good insurance search. cheers, Troy
  19. Hi all Does anyone know of a reasonably priced hotel in the northern suburb area of Sydney. It must be in easy reach of the CBD and also accessible to Castle Hill/Baulkham Hills. We have to validate our Visa by October so was thinking of a Holiday in August. Whilst there I wanted to have a look around the Castle Hill area hence my need to be in the north. I don't want a really expensive hotel as I need to save as much money as possible for when we move permanently. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks Lisa :biggrin: OH Carpenter
  20. AndyW

    Cheap flights?

    We are looking at flying on or around 20th October to Brisbane from Manchester. Anyone know of any special offer,deals at the moment? Cheers Andy
  21. The Pom Queen

    Cheap Flights Gold Coast to Perth

    Jetstar are doing their Friday Frenzy, sorry I'm late publishing it as it's only between 4pm and 8pm. http://www.jetstar.com/au/en/special...renzy_20110930
  22. The Pom Queen

    Cheap Flights Darwin to Bali $119

    Jetstar are doing their Friday Frenzy, sorry I'm late publishing it as it's only between 4pm and 8pm. http://www.jetstar.com/au/en/special...renzy_20110930
  23. The Pom Queen

    Cheap Flights Adelaide to Sydney $59

    Jetstar are doing their Friday Frenzy, sorry I'm late publishing it as it's only between 4pm and 8pm. http://www.jetstar.com/au/en/special...renzy_20110930
  24. The Pom Queen

    Cheap Flights Darwin to Melbourne $99

    Jetstar are doing their Friday Frenzy, sorry I'm late publishing it as it's only between 4pm and 8pm. http://www.jetstar.com/au/en/special...renzy_20110930
  25. The Pom Queen

    Cheap flights Melbourne to Gold Coast $59

    Jetstar are doing their Friday Frenzy, sorry I'm late publishing it as it's only between 4pm and 8pm. http://www.jetstar.com/au/en/special-offers?utm_source=jetmail&utm_medium=email&utm_content=FridayFareFrenzyText&utm_campaign=friday_fare_frenzy_20110930