Getting Hot! Hot! Hot!

Phew! What a scorcher. Yesterday saw the hottest day in Perth for nearly two years with the mercury hitting 42.9C . By 5am, the temperature at Champion Lakes near Armadale were already 30.4C – warmer than in Marble Bar, which is Australia’s hottest town and only 20.6C at that time. […]

Free Holiday Down Under Anyone?

Here at Getting Down Under HQ we frequently get emailed by various folks and organisations that are looking for our help in promoting their products and services to the many visitors and subscribers who visit our site. As many of these services aren’t particularly appropriate (or simply smell like a […]

Getting Down Under Turns one

Bugger, I’ve just been checking through our Archive and I’ve just realised that last Wednesday the 17th January, Gettingdownunder turned one! :D Since making the first post way back then, quite a lot of stuff has happened in my life. I guess the biggest and most obvious change is the […]

Time to go…

OK, the time has come to move to the other side of the world. This will probably be my last time online for a while, we say goodbye to our house tomorrow for the last time and check ourselves into a swish hotel for the night in Manchester. We then […]

A New Beginning Down Under

Australia, according to the 2005 IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook, is the best place in the world to live in! That is probably why the application for migration to Australia annually is extremely competitive as many people dream of starting a new life down under. There are numerous factors attracting people […]

House is still on the Market

Well, its been nearly a month now since the house first went on the Market I’ve been reading some horror stories posted in our forums about folks who have spent months and months before they managed to sell their house. The thing that concerns me the most I guess is […]

All About Perth – Perths transport system

Perths Transport System Perth is served by Perth Airport in the city’s east for domestic and international flights and Jandakot Airport in the city’s southern suburbs for light aviation. Perth has a road network with three freeways, nine metropolitan highways and no toll roads. Perth metropolitan public transport, including trains, […]