Hi Guys Just a short note, our site appears to be a little broken at the moment so we are looking to fix it as soon as we can. In the meantime, the format of our site will be a little ‘average’. Apologies for any inconvenience caused. We’ll look to get the issues addressed as […]
Hi Guys. Please let me take this opportunity to wish you all the very best for the new year! At time of typing, 2013 has nearly come to an end and by Australian Migration standards, 2013 has I think, been a relatively quiet year. We’ve had three changes in Australian Immigration ministers in the last […]
Hello out there and best wishes for 2013 everyone! Our regular visitors will have noticed it’s been a very quiet time here at GDU. Christmas is always a quiet time for Australian Immigration and on the flip side it’s been a very busy time in Mark-ville so apologies for the lack of updates. Christmas was […]
Hi Guys, I’ve been meaning to make this service available for a while but it’s taken me a little time to identify an appropriate Australian Immigration Company with whom we could partner with to offer this serice. I’m pleased to confirm that we have chosen to partner with National Visa’s and in conjunction with National […]
Hi guys, well it’s been a while since we’ve played with the look of our site so today I’m delighted to formally announced the release of our new design. I was aiming for a clean and uncluttered look which make browsing our articles easier and I’m pretty pleased with the results. I’m quite liking the new look […]
So we’ve had issues with our host (again) so we’ve moved (again). I really hope this is the last time we need to move for a very long time and would like to take this opportunity to thank our regular visitors for their patience whilst we looked to get this sorted. Hopefully this will be […]
Hi All. Just a short note to explain the recent outage experienced at Getting Down Under recently. Unfortunately and for reasons still to be understood, GDU became a victim of a Denial-Of-Service (DOS) attack which ultimately caused our site to go offline and then remain offline for the past three days. When we became aware […]
Hi Guys, well, it’s been a while since we were plagued with site issues however we had our account temporarily suspended today by our hosting provider as our traffic was causing a number of spikes which risked impacting some of their other customers. We have since made an attempt to optimise GDU a little bit […]
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Hi Guys, So a few of you (OK, probably a few thousand of you) may have noticed that GDU was offline for a few days earlier this week. I got an email from a GDU visitor earlier in the week asking me if there was anything wrong with the site as she was not able to […]
Here at Getting Down Under HQ we’ve focused our efforts on publishing news and articles specific to what’s going on in the world of Australian Immigration right now. The thing is, there isn’t ALWAYS something going on (of interest to our readers anyway). This means that the pages of our site don’t update as often […]
Hi all, well for our more regular visitors, you may have noticed that the availability of Getting Down Under has been very off and on of late. Since January 2006, Getting Down Under has been hosted on it’s own server located in (of all places) Texas! As technology has evolved we’ve found ourselves becoming a […]
Hey Everyone We’ve recently updated some software on the server that hosts Getting Down Under and this has caused some significant issues with out forums. Let me take this opportunity to apologise for the downtime. We are trouble shooting the issue with our host and VBulletin (the guys who make the software we use for […]
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Since launching Getting Down Under in January 2006, our site has evolved from my own personal Blog, tracking the move of my own family down under to more of an online Australian Immigration Magazine providing the latest Australian immigration news, reviews and of course, the odd joke! Since these early days the internet has continued […]
Getting down under has been around for a number of years now and during this time we we’ve written quite a large number of articles. I know that it’s a given that you need to speak a decent level of English to migrate to Australia, the IELTS tests see to that, however I’m also mindful […]
It’s been a while since I played around with the look of our site and as I have a little time on my hands (with the lead up to Christmas) I thought it was about time for a change. As time has gone by Getting Down Under has developed from just a personal Blog to […]
Way back in March 2006 I mulled over whether or not a forum would be a useful addition to our site. Back in the day, Getting Down Under was a relitively new site. We only had a handful of visitors a day (less than 20) but I still wanted to create a place on the […]