Hi all, posted a few months ago as we were not sure if visa would go through, well it has ! I now have a sub class 100 permanent residency visa. My question today (one of many to follow) is what is winter really like in Oz as we going to be coming over in March/April, have read posts on other forums saying it's worse than UK! Seem to be a bit confused on this one, temperatures dont seem to drop to -10+oC like we getting over here now and I bet it sure isn't a damp cold that get into your bones, the reason I ask this is that the wife goes into shut down mode from September to May over here and is always really cold and won't go outside the house, I know that the houses are really bad for insulation over there but is this offset by a short warmer winter than the UK so would this be a problem and is it affordable to heat a house all winter with the new carbon tax that has been implimented over there? Any views glady recieved!