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      Australia Oct 17, 2016 at 11:16 PM

      Hi all,

      Here's my problem.
      I applied on the 2nd of October for an eVisitor visa class 651 to Australia, after have spent a year there through a WHV (which expired the 28th of September).
      I've been waiting over two weeks so far for a process which seems smouth and quick.. I'd like to know if there is any way to accelerate it cause it started to be way more expensive than expected.
      Indeed I had to buy a flight back to Cairns when I left there on the 25th of September. This flight was on the 14th of October so I've already pushed it away once to this 21st. Moreover being now in Indonesia, my visa here will expired soon and I would have to pay to extend it if I still don't receive any answer..
      I've email few times the office in charge of the application, asked if there were any issues or unexpected delays, no answers.
      I've called the department in Hobart and have been told that they can't help me.
      I've check heaps of website and posts without finding any real solution for this problem..
      I would be so grateful if anyone can help me out with this and give me a solution. For example a successful way to contact them, a try to apply for an other evistor visa, anything actually.
      I start to be really worried and frustrated about that, and don't want to have to extend my stay in Indonesia or have to pay more to change my flight.

      Thanks guys !

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      Australia Oct 13, 2016 at 2:31 PM

      any recommendations for travel insurance for a trip (30 days) to australia?

    • Great Barrier Reef - base location

      Cairns Oct 18, 2016 at 1:50 AM

      Hi - I'm travelling to Cairns for 5 days in the last week of December. This is the last leg of my holiday in Australia and we will be returning to London from Cairns. We are family of 3 with a 11 year old. We are interested in snorkelling and scuba diving in the outer reef and may be some watersports. Not keen on rainforest etc. I'm struggling to find a good base for the GBR exploration. Do I stay in Cairns and take one of the tours (will make it easier flight-wise) or do I stay in one of the beach resorts? Budget isn't a big consideration and a luxury option would be just fine. Many thanks for your help.

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      Australia Oct 18, 2016 at 4:05 PM

      where would we obtain an opal card for our travels in australia can you use it state to state and what is the cost many thanks

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      Great Barrier Reef

      State of Queensland Oct 1, 2016 at 7:59 AM

      I am very interested in snorkeling (not scuba diving) the Great Barrier Reef. So far, I know the better time of the year would be between May and October. Does anyone know, specifically, when the best month to visit is? I'm concerned if there is any particular time when it's more dangerous such as more sharks are in the area because the water temperature changes. Thanks for your help!

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      New Years Eve Hotel/Home/AirBnB viewing vantage point recommendations

      Sydney Sep 28, 2016 at 9:22 PM

      I'll be with 4 other American adults the week prior to and a few days after New Years in Sydney and there primarily for the New Years celebration.

      We are most interested in ideas for viewing the fireworks---preferably from a balcony of a high rise hotel, condominium or home. I would be happy to spend the week outside the CBD or Sydney proper except for New Years Eve where I would not mind splurging on a prime viewing accomodation for one or two nights.

      Any suggestions outside the ordinary would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

    • Where to eat

      by KarenF40 Online Now Jun 6, 2016 at 12:20 AM


                I will be travelling to Ballarat soon. I am a basic eater (schnitzel, chips and gravy), I also have a severe allergy

      to garlic (which is why I stick to basic foods). Can anyone suggest some places to eat?

      Regards Karen

      1 Answer Jun 6, 2016 at 10:15 AM
    • train ,bus and taxi fare from ballarat to melbourne...

      by bijendra.yd Online Now Jan 2, 2013 at 6:49 AM

      Hi to everyone!!!
      Can anyone tell me the fare rate and student discount about the traveling from ballarat to melbourne.


      2 Answers Jan 2, 2013 at 7:24 AM
    • new year celebration

      by gfisher Online Now Jun 17, 2008 at 10:47 PM

      what is happening in ballarat on new years blood on the southern cross open on new years eve.

    • who know's the tel or mailbox of Ballarat Quest Mews Hotel

      by lanshine Online Now Aug 1, 2007 at 11:25 AM

      hey, anyone knows the tel.NO. or the mailbox?
      or anyone knows sth. about Ballarat Quest Mews Hotel.
      i want to know the facilities in their kitchen in the two-bedroom apartment. are microwave and fridge all things they provide? other cooker? boiled water? or anything like this.
      if you have any information to tell, please mail me by, or just leave your message here.
      a millian thanks!

      3 Answers Aug 2, 2007 at 2:28 AM
    • need recommendation of hotels near University of Ballarat

      by lanshine Online Now Aug 1, 2007 at 11:18 AM

      can anybody give me some advice about the accommodation around University. we are a 16 people group, are going to attend a training programme in the University in Mt. Helen campus. by the way, we are all from China mainland, and are arriving in 14th. August. hopefully the rates of the hotel would be reasonable.
      if you got any information for me, would you please mail me to or just reply here. thank you so much.

    • timetable for trains to Ballarat

      by formelaine Online Now Jul 6, 2007 at 1:32 AM

      I would like to know the timetables for trains from Melbourne to Ballarat and return and do they run on weekends

      2 Answers Jul 13, 2007 at 3:34 PM
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      worlds first statue/monument to william Wallace

      by lillibets Online Now Feb 9, 2006 at 11:03 PM

      Hi Ballarat i am searching for aphoto and details o f the worlds first commemoration to this Scots hero and heard you have the first monument to him .Does any one know its history, who decided to do build it and when?

      1 Answer Feb 13, 2006 at 12:37 AM
    • convenient transport within the city

      by sgindia Online Now Nov 8, 2005 at 12:29 AM

      I'm coming to Ballarat to study. Can anyone give me an idea of how convenient it is to get around the city by bus, how safe , how costly it is and whether the buses are regular and timely. I'm trying to decide between staying on campus (mt helen) or in off campus acco . I like solitude but I'd also want to be able to travel into town easily, especially on weekends. Any thoughts would be appreciated! Thanks.

      9 Answers Nov 9, 2005 at 8:58 PM
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      Good Pubs

      by OZebomate Online Now Oct 29, 2005 at 10:14 PM

      Can anyone who has been out in ballarat give me some good nightlife tips, perhaps where to go on a normal saturday night. Any recomendations would be much appreciated,

      1 Answer Nov 8, 2005 at 5:49 PM
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      by OZebomate Online Now Oct 29, 2005 at 10:10 PM

      Why doesnt anyone post questions on Ballarat or 'the rat'? It is actually quite a fascinating town with many fascinating things to see.

      3 Answers Oct 30, 2005 at 6:00 PM