Firstly, I wanted to say that I got some great tips on this site before moving to Canberra recently so thanks.
We have recently moved to Amaroo (renting) and I’m trying to decide where to buy a house later in the year to settle down with the family.
I’ve been doing a lot of research on AllHomes [...]
I bet someone out there knows the answer to this! Now that the public service seems to outsource scribing for APS interviews, how much do agencies actually charge per hour for the scribes they send out? I know the scribe is paid around $50/hour for interview attendence and drafting up the reports, but how much [...]
We’re not from Canberra but have lived here a couple of years now. We’re considering buying a house/townhouse/apartment and looking for a little extra local knowledge: we gather that the building regulations and building laws may have been reformed in 2004? (We may have this wrong).
Leaving aside Fluffies and low-EER old buildings, does the 2004 change in regulations mean we should be [...]
Okay, hive mind. I know Easter fare such as hot cross buns have been on supermarket shelves since about Boxing Day, but can anyone shed light on where one might avail oneself of a supply of gluten free hot cross buns? Preferably north side, but willing to travel to make a little astromonkey happy.
Hello, have you lived here for a while? Can you give me, a newcomer to the area, any opinions about which electricity company offers the cheapest rates? The place I am moving into has electric wall heaters as the only heating option for the approaching chilly winter. I’m just trying to get an idea of how [...]
UK working visa holder here. Just wanting some advice on getting my RSA, I saw some websites that offer them very quickly and relatively cheap. Can anyone confirm if this is a legit way to acquire the RSA or can anyone point me in the right direction. CIT’s website states that to get an RSA [...]
Does anyone have any suggestions for finding a pet-friendly rental in Canberra?
I’ve been scouring allhomes and Domain but so many listings say either ‘no pets considered’ or, if not specified, a follow up call to the estate agent confirms that no pets are allowed.
Are there any agents who are known for advertising pet-friendly properties? [...]
I’m currently seeing someone but I have an issue with some medication he wants to put me on and I would like a second opinion. If anyone knows of a psychiatrist who has good people skills and a professional demeanour, could you please advise.
(I have previously had a bad experience with a psychiatrist who was [...]
I’d be grateful for recommendations of tradespersons for an issue we have in our kitchen.
Our dishwasher had a leak for a few weeks before we had it repaired. Now we think the flooring underneath must have some mould damage because there’s a very strong musty smell.
What kind of tradie do i need? A flooring person [...]
Is it a painful planning process to add a shower and possibly a toilet to a garage? I’ve had a look at the planning.act.gov.au web page but it really isn’t clear. I would assume there must be some sort of planning process though before a plumber can tie into the sewer/stormwater?
Any advice would be [...]
We have been long suffering and attempting to find a solution to our extremely poor internet access in inner Canberra.
We have been able to identify the root of our problem. A supernode on our street identified by the TransACT/iinet techo as being “stuffed” and needs a serious upgrade or (simple) replacement. The normal quick fix of [...]
With Valentines Day fast approaching, florists have begun to massively inflate the prices of their products, anticipating the surge in demand on the 12th, 13th and 14th of February.
For those romantics out there who aren’t able to afford a $100 bouquet of a dozen roses, are there any cheaper florists around North Canberra or Civic?
Hi guys, I wanted a few opinions. My elderly neighbours have been collecting (I use this term loosely) wasps for some years now. They are paper wasps and not the European ones, thank goodness.
We have talked to them about it and even offered to remove the nests for them (at our expense if need be). [...]
Recently, I had some black leather shoes repaired. In addition to rebuilding the heel they also dyed parts of the leather that had worn away (eg the back of the shoe).
Soon after collecting the shoes I noticed a strong soapy smell coming from the areas that had been dyed black.
After a quick search on the [...]
Children who walk or ride to school should know the road rules that apply when they cross a road. They should also know to what extent they can trust drivers to act according to those road rules.
Picture the following situation:
* a child is riding to school along a footpath, and continues straight ahead to cross [...]
In short, I’m sick of a real estate agent managing my property. Each month I pay them to do practically nothing except take the tenants money, take their cut and other expenses and put the little money remaining in my account.
I had to move in with my carer as I am too unwell to take [...]
Hi all. I’m wondering if anyone has some positive results from a relationship psychologist or counsellor in Canberra?
My partner and I are trying to work through some infidelity and trust issues, but I don’t know which would be the best option to turn to.
I would also rather see someone sooner rather than later. I appreciate [...]
I read a couple of old (2008, 2010) posts on termites, where several commenters stressed the importance of getting a termite expert to inspect (as opposed to cowboy operators ).
Can anyone provide me with a recommendation for a service they’ve used in the last year or two? We use Canberra Pest Control [...]
I have a terrible experience with my previous orthodontist ten years ago.
Finally, courage comes to me and I am ready for treatments of my jaw misalignment again. Can anyone share your experience or recommend a orthodontist + jaw surgeon to me? Also, which private health insurer would you recommend for such treatment?
Many thanks and nice day!
I recently received a parking fine for not displaying a valid ticket at the car park at New Acton. I was parked in a New Acton (private) car park spot, not an ACT Government spot. The middle of the road has free two-hour ACT Government parking, while the part of the road adjacent to the [...]
I’m looking for suggestions for a quality tradesman to renovate my kitchen, bathrooms and laundry. I also want to install floating timber floors throughout, repaint and install a new wardrobe.
I tried John from Purr-fect Bathrooms as suggested in other posts but unfortunately he doesn’t work in NSW.
I have found that there is no more personally or professionally challenging period than the switch to becoming a mother. Almost all women I know under 40 entered the workforce with the expectation that they would have a career their whole life. The median (average) age of mothers at the time of their first child [...]