Yeah, salary expectations can be a lot higher before you get here, I thought I'd be earning $90k-$120 based of research using Seek (but was a total waste of time as not a real reflection). As I have mentioned before, we recently took on an experienced .Net developer at around the $45k mark. Almost all our developers are earning around $50k (some earn a little more due to having specific support they have to cover - note that no actual support or overtime is paid).
In the pre-budget review, they referred to targeting high income earners giving the figure as $85k or more. Just shows you where the salaries really are (and that $85k is for Australia, with SA on far less salaries).