When you first arrive in Australia, housing and buying a property is usually quite high on peoples lists and the whole business can be quite daunting. We found a fantastic Mortgage advisor, who literally held our hand through the whole process of lending and laterly builidng a property. He always came to see us, at our convenience, at our home and is really nice guy and is not tied to a specific bank/product. We had a disaster of a handover (due to our builder - but thats a different story) and he literally spent a morning on the phone first to our builders and secondly to the bank, bending over backwards to sort things out for us.
I cannot recommend him highly enough, he came recommended to us when we arrived and I think that it would only be fair to pass on this recommendation.
His name is Andrew Thompson from the Loan Arranger (quite a few of our friends have used him too now) and his number is 0402269314.
I must add too he arranged a mortgage for some friends of ours who hadn't yet arrived in Australia so that they were able to buy land and start the building process before arriving.