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Hmmmm – Site Issues

By |March 20th, 2014|Site Stuff|

Hi Guys Just a short note, our site appears to be a little broken at the moment so we are [...]

Happy New Year 2014

By |December 31st, 2013|Featured, Site Stuff|

Hi Guys. Please let me take this opportunity to wish you all the very best for the new year! :yahoo: [...]

Tap, tap, tap – Is this thing still on?

By |February 8th, 2013|Blog, Site Stuff|

Hello out there and best wishes for 2013 everyone! Our regular visitors will have noticed it’s been a very quiet time here at GDU. Christmas is always a quiet time for Australian Immigration and on the flip side it’s been a very busy time in Mark-ville so apologies for the lack of updates. Christmas was HOT (approx. 40 degrees) and split across two days. We had a traditional English Christmas on Christmas day with a Turkey and all the trimmings. Then on boxing day we flipped over to the other side of the world and enjoyed a good old Aussie Christmas with a delicious mix of barbequed prawns, snags (sausages) steaks and other meats (with a hint of salad on the side). 2013 may well see some changes here at Getting Down Under. We have a lot of information but the more we write the more difficult some of this information is to find so we’ll be looking at a complete overhaul (and redesign) of the site in the first half of this year. I have a few ideas, I just need to work out how to change my scribbles into reality so watch this space. […]

Australian Visa Free Online Assessment Tool

By |January 16th, 2012|Featured, Site Stuff|

Hi Guys, I’ve been meaning to make this service available for a while but it’s taken me a little time to identify an appropriate Australian Immigration Company with whom we could partner with to offer this serice. I’m pleased to confirm that we have chosen to partner with National Visa’s and in conjunction with National Visa’s we are now able to offer all Getting Down Under visitors a FREE Austraian Visa assessment tool to see if you’d qualify for a visa to move down under.  The FREE Australian Visa online assessment tool is designed to instantly determine if you may be eligible to apply for a visa to Australia. […]

Fresh New Look For Getting Down Under

By |December 7th, 2011|Featured, Site Stuff|

Hi guys, well it's been a while since we've played with the look of our site so today I'm delighted [...]

Server move complete

By |December 2nd, 2011|Site Stuff|

So we've had issues with our host (again) so we've moved (again). I really hope this is the last time [...]

Latest Site Outages

By |June 13th, 2011|Site Stuff|

Hi All. Just a short note to explain the recent outage experienced at Getting Down Under recently. Unfortunately and for reasons still to be understood, GDU became a victim of a Denial-Of-Service (DOS) attack which ultimately caused our site to go offline and then remain offline for the past three days. When we became aware of the matter, we contacted our host who spent some time trying to unsuccessfully rectify the problem resulting in the only alternative being to change to a new server environment. […]

A few site issues today

By |November 26th, 2010|Site Stuff|

Hi Guys, well, it’s been a while since we were plagued with site issues however we had our account temporarily suspended today by our hosting provider as our traffic was causing a number of spikes which risked impacting some of their other customers. We have since made an attempt to optimise GDU a little bit more which will hopefully reduce the chances of something like this happening again. Let me take this opportunity to apologize for any inconvenience caused by the down time, hopefully it will not happen again. […]

Domain Name Expiry and General Rubbishness!

By |September 25th, 2010|Blog, Site Stuff|

Hi Guys, So a few of you (OK, probably a few thousand of you) may have noticed that GDU was offline for a few days earlier this week. I got an email from  a GDU visitor earlier in the week asking me if there was anything wrong with the site as she was not able to access the site (although bizarly her husband could access the site from the United States). I checked the site, saw that we were still chugging along and wrote myself a note to respond at the weekend. Over the next couple of days I got a couple more emails from folks struggling to access our site and when I checked again, logging into I got a nice page full of ads!!! […]

Submit an Article to Getting Down Under

By |January 15th, 2010|Site Stuff|

Here at Getting Down Under HQ we’ve focused our efforts on publishing news and articles specific to what’s going on in the world of Australian Immigration right now. The thing is, there isn’t ALWAYS something going on (of interest to our readers anyway). This means that the pages of our site don’t update as often as we’d like them to and if you are one of the many folks who visit our site every day, it’s not going to be particularly exciting for you either! :) With this in mind, we have decided to introduce a number of articles written by guest authors. These Articles are focused on educating our Getting Down under readers on the process of migrating to Australia and we’ll look to publish a new article every day for at least the next couple of weeks. If the articles prove to be a popular introduction then we’ll look to source some more. […]