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As far as I'm aware, none. Obviously I can't prove a negative, but I lived in Melbourne 2010-2013 and became quite familiar with the Japanese community and the facilities available. The Japanese community is quite small (~5,000 people), most of that essentially transient (students & working holidays), and the small expat population is shrinking now ...


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If you don't book a shuttle prior to arriving at Cairns Airport, by law there is only one company (Sun Palm Transport) that is licensed to take walk up bookings. Hence why the other shuttle bus companies require you to book in advance. Booking in advance can mean you maybe able to save a little money on the transfer rate. It pays to do a little research ...


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For travel weather, I like to use weatherspark.com. Here is a link for the average weather in Melbourne: http://weatherspark.com/averages/34069/Melbourne-Victoria-Australia The average temperatures and rainfall, taken from that page, are shown below.


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It's currently summer. Seasons in Australia are the opposite of the northern hemisphere, so if it's winter in the northern hemisphere, it's summer here. I lived in Melbourne last year, and even when it is summer (and it gets really, really hot) cool changes can come through fast, and temperatures can drop. Bring summer clothes, but you'd be mistaken to not ...


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No, the Go Card is not valid in Cairns. As you quote yourself, the Go Card is only valid for transport in areas managed by TransLink in South East Queensland, and as detailed by TransLink these are roughly bounded by the Sunshine and Gold Coasts.


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As I'm now in Cairns, just back from a liveaboard, the answer is - it depends! Specifically, it depends on the kind of trip you want If you're after a short trip (just a few days), to one of the nearby bits of reef, and/or you want to do your Open Water qualification, then you can wait. There are quite a few boats aimed at beginners, running short-ish ...


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Some countries have a general presumption that you departed before you visa expires, so it's not a problem unless you are found in the country after the expiration date. Assuming you departed by a commercial carrier, immigration gets passenger lists from the airline/ cruise company and can match up arrivals with departures that way. If, for some reason, it ...


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From the Australian Customs site: We no longer stamp Australian passports as a matter of course but should you require evidence of travel you may ask one of our officers to do so. So no need to be concerned, it won't be a problem in the future. They do record it electronically.



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