Note that I'm a Sydneysider who's only spent a day in
Melbourne. Basically because of what we refer to as the 'Australia Tax', whereby prices are often inflated well above the additional cost of import, virtually everything
will be relatively more expensive, but your having access to savings in pounds which are usually 2:1 to the aussie dollar most times means you're comparatively rich. Also, all your media runs on exactly the same formats -- yay PAL and region 2/4 interchangability.
Many thanks for the information, I'd seen a couple of the links already but it's always nice to have more. I certainly will be trying to get as much in the shipping container before I set off!
I'm in Melbourne. Neck deep in work ATM but contact me when you arrive.
Thanks Catodon, I'll be arriving late on the 18th, with I'm guessing sketchy access to the internet for a bit, but if you're free and fancy a game of, well anything, sometime then I'm up for it! I'll PM you when I hit the southern 'sphere.