We finally got our 176 visa granted yesterday after 18 months!! We still can't quite believe it and things seem very real now! Our medicals were only received in Sydney on Monday so the visa was granted within 24 hours!
We've booked flights to validate the visa in September and will spend two weeks staying with friends and having a good look around Adelaide and the place we will be calling home in the not too distant future - nervous but VERY excited!!
Good luck to everyone who is awaiting their visas - the feeling when you get that email is well worth the wait!