We have just had our first aussie phone bill at just $1.29 :D
For those of you worried about keeping in touch with family and friends when you are over here there are some great phone cards about. We picked one up for $30 (approx £12) when we got the phone connected and have used this to call back frequently since getting here. We get 5500 mins to UK which last for 3 months for that $30. We also use it to call friends in Spain :D
You just dial a contact number (which does not even show on your phone bill) then enter a pin and the phone number and away you go.
The one we have picked up is a TP Time card which is new and only charges one flat rate no matter what time of day you use it. If it is of interest to anyone more info here - http://www.telpacific.com.au/phonecard_tptime_about.asp