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Complete Residents' Guide - Sydney

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Hi all,

I did post this info before but there are quite a few new people on the forum so I thought I'd do it again and embellish on the facts a bit more.

We bought a book from Exclusive Books called The Complete Residents' Guide to Sydney - it cost R234.00 and well worth every cent!

It is extremely comprehensive. I've listed the contents below so that you can get an idea of what it covers.

GENERAL INFO

- Sydney Overview

- Economy

- Facts & Figures (population, etc)

- Environment (climate, etc)

- Culture & Lifestyle

- Entering Australia (visa's, etc)

- Essential Info (emergency, health, travel insurance, embassies, etc)

- Places to Stay (hotels, campsites, etc)

- Getting Around

- Money

- Media & Communications

- Annual Events

RESIDENTS

- Overview (before you arrive, when you arrive, essential documents, etc)

- Documents (entry visa, health insurance, residence visa, labour card, ID card)

- Certificates & Licences (drivers, birth & registration, marriage, death)

- Work (hours, recruitment agencies, voluntary/charity work, employment contracts, labour law, etc)

- Financial & Legal Affairs (bank accs, tax, crime)

- Houseing (renting, real estate, leases, buying, morgages, real estate law, accommodation options)

- Residential Areas (all areas)

- Setting up Home (moving services, furnishing, tailors, insurance, domestic help, babysitting, pets)

- Utilities & Services (elec, H2O, sewerage, gas, recycling, tel, internet, ratio, tv, satellite tv/radio, etc)

- Health (general, insurance companies, donor cards, smoking, hospitals, maternity, etc, etc, etc)

- Education (nursery/pre-school, primary/secondary, university, special needs, etc)

- Transportation (driving in Sydney, veh leasing/buying, finance, rego, traffic fines/offences, breakdowns, accidents, repairs, etc)

EXPLORING

- Exploring

- Sydney Checklist

- Overview Map

- Museums, Heritage & Culture

- Parks & Beaches

- Other Attractions

- Tours & Sightseeing

- Weekend Breaks

ACTIVITIES

- Sports & Activities

- Spectator Sports

- Sports & Leisure Facilities

- Well-Being

SHOPPING

- Shopping (general info)

- What & Where to Buy

- Places to Shop

GOING OUT

- Going Out (general info)

- Restaurants

- Cafes & Coffee Shops

- Bars

- Pubs

- Nightclubs

- Gay & Lesbian

- Parties at Home

- Entertainment (casinos, cinemas, caberet, concerts, etc)

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Mara

I have pinned this one under Sydney, it should not disappear again now!

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stephans

Hi, I have just been to exclusive books and they do not have this book. Do you by any chance know who the author is?

Thanks a lot

Stephan

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lucinda1985
Hi, I have just been to exclusive books and they do not have this book. Do you by any chance know who the author is?

Thanks a lot

Stephan

Hi, Stephan.

Check on the website www.loot.co.za (I buy all my books there and they deliver)

Hope this is the right book :ilikeit:

Product detail

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Imprint: Explorer Group

Series: Residents' Guide

Release date: April 2007

Authors: Explorer Publishing

Dimensions: 210 x 150 x 21mm (L x W x H)

Format: Paperback • Sheet map

Pages: 350

ISBN-13: 978-976-8182-90-6

Categories: Travel & holiday guides

LSN: 976-8182-90-3

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blondiejhb

Hi all,

I did post this info before but there are quite a few new people on the forum so I thought I'd do it again and embellish on the facts a bit more.

We bought a book from Exclusive Books called The Complete Residents' Guide to Sydney - it cost R234.00 and well worth every cent!

It is extremely comprehensive. I've listed the contents below so that you can get an idea of what it covers.

GENERAL INFO

- Sydney Overview

- Economy

- Facts & Figures (population, etc)

- Environment (climate, etc)

- Culture & Lifestyle

- Entering Australia (visa's, etc)

- Essential Info (emergency, health, travel insurance, embassies, etc)

- Places to Stay (hotels, campsites, etc)

- Getting Around

- Money

- Media & Communications

- Annual Events

RESIDENTS

- Overview (before you arrive, when you arrive, essential documents, etc)

- Documents (entry visa, health insurance, residence visa, labour card, ID card)

- Certificates & Licences (drivers, birth & registration, marriage, death)

- Work (hours, recruitment agencies, voluntary/charity work, employment contracts, labour law, etc)

- Financial & Legal Affairs (bank accs, tax, crime)

- Houseing (renting, real estate, leases, buying, morgages, real estate law, accommodation options)

- Residential Areas (all areas)

- Setting up Home (moving services, furnishing, tailors, insurance, domestic help, babysitting, pets)

- Utilities & Services (elec, H2O, sewerage, gas, recycling, tel, internet, ratio, tv, satellite tv/radio, etc)

- Health (general, insurance companies, donor cards, smoking, hospitals, maternity, etc, etc, etc)

- Education (nursery/pre-school, primary/secondary, university, special needs, etc)

- Transportation (driving in Sydney, veh leasing/buying, finance, rego, traffic fines/offences, breakdowns, accidents, repairs, etc)

EXPLORING

- Exploring

- Sydney Checklist

- Overview Map

- Museums, Heritage & Culture

- Parks & Beaches

- Other Attractions

- Tours & Sightseeing

- Weekend Breaks

ACTIVITIES

- Sports & Activities

- Spectator Sports

- Sports & Leisure Facilities

- Well-Being

SHOPPING

- Shopping (general info)

- What & Where to Buy

- Places to Shop

GOING OUT

- Going Out (general info)

- Restaurants

- Cafes & Coffee Shops

- Bars

- Pubs

- Nightclubs

- Gay & Lesbian

- Parties at Home

- Entertainment (casinos, cinemas, caberet, concerts, etc)

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blondiejhb

Hi there

I have been looking at buying this book (still availible on kalahari.net for about R275), what I wanted to know is do you think it is still worthwile buying it as there is no later version that 2007. I don't think the same applies as to SA where all the road names and areas have changed :whome: , but I don't want to buy an outdated book. This book sounds fantastic, but do you know of any ones that are more recent that are perhaps better to buy.

I apologise if the grammar aint so great, but it has been a very long day. :yawn::sleep1:

Thank you for all of the invaluable advise given throughout this forum. :ilikeit:

Regards

Blondiejhb

(Soon to be in my beautiful Sydney)

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Deezo

Hi

 

Any new info on this?

An updated book or website we could get all the same info perhaps?

 

Thanks :) 

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