Well I've read everyone else's posts and I'm still thinking 'Where do I start?!'
We've been here 18 months now and are starting to feel much more settled (a bit too settled sometimes - now it's 'winter' it's easy to get home from work and just slump in front of the tv!). The first year was quite hard - my nan passed away less than a month after we arrived, we missed 3 big weddings and the birth of my niece, but we're still here and don't regret the move at all. Being able to chat to family and friends on skype makes it a lot easier - not only can you see them, you can talk for as long as you want because it's free! Obviously it's not the same as being in the same room, but sometimes that's not a bad thing ;0)
My o/h already had a job when we arrived and I started temping (which led to my current job) after about 3 months. My commute to work is much longer than in the UK, but sometimes I see dolphins from the train window which makes it all worthwhile. If ever I'm feeling a little low a drive along the beach front or down to Garden Island to spot dolphins reminds me why I moved and makes everything ok. The sun obviously helps a lot too!
This will be our second winter here and I'm waiting to see if I feel the cold more now I've acclimatised - my Aussie friends still laugh at the fact I haven't used the heating once since we've been here! The aircon is another matter altogether, couldn't live without it during the summer.
We found it quite easy to secure a rental property and we're still renting now (we weren't able to sell our house in the UK and it's been a bit of a nightmare). We haven't unpacked all our boxes yet, but we do have a massive bbq which is a necessity when you live in Oz!
If I could go back in time I think I'd've brought more stuff over (it really adds up having to buy everything again, even if you go second hand for some things. Also, it really took me a while to find clothes shops I liked and in my opinion most things are a lot more expensive.)
We haven't completely ruled out going back one day, but generally we're both a lot happier than we were in England.