I posted on this forum in October 2009 before things ground to a halt for us! But have always followed the other posts whilst waiting for things to move for us again. Well, we got our case officer on 1st February, had medicals on 18th February and we are expecting our police checks back any day now!
As our house hasn't sold, it looks like we will be doing a validation trip later in the year and staying with friends in both the north and southern suburbs, that way we will be able to have a good look round all areas and have a better idea of where we can base ourselves when we make the move.
So the questions begin...
Will we be able to obtain our oz driving licenses even though we're not making the permanent move just yet?
Can we sort our tax file numbers and medicare?
Which banks have branches which are based in the north and the south for easy access?
Is there anything else which we would be able to do whilst on a validation trip which will save us time when we eventually get there?
It's just me and hubby and although we will be staying with friends we would love to meet new people too - anyone fancy a beer!!
Any other advise and tips?