I found a lot of great info on here when I was goin through the visa process.
Stopped postin for a while because people were fallin' out all the time but have been visiting the site again recently.
If anyone's interested here's our 4 week update.
175 Visa granted 1/8/08. Sold house and landed on 16/1/09. Got OAA in Seacliff, looked beatiful. Got to house all on me own while Meet and Greet guy ferried Mrs and kids to house. I'm sittin on the pavement with 7 cases straight off the plane, knackered etc.
Lady walks past "are you moving in here?"
lady " well you want to be careful if you've got kids because the nextdoor neighbours a paedophile"
lady "oh yeah, currently being investigated blah blah blah"
WELCOME TO AUSTRALIA eh!
Meet & Greet turns up with mrs and bambinos. I politely asked him to find us a hotel immediately. Sacked the OAA obviously and ended up in a hotel in brighton for our first night.
The meet and greet volunteer was absolutely fantastic. Didnt know hardly anywhere in Adelaide as he lived in Victor Harbour but was a true gentleman.
Luckily had bought a phone card at Melbourne airport, so managed to telephone the OAA and inform them. Didnt expect any further accom. I know how lucky we were to get the Seacliff one. Everyone upset, jetlagged and in a complete mess. Oaa lady then informed us that they had a sudden spare house in Paradise if we wanted it. Get there for 5:00 and you can have the keys! What a great country.
Realise its a long post, and only covers the firs 10 hours! but things quitened down after that. will post further if anyones interested. Cheers, Dave and family.