Your conviction should not be a problem, Just be honest with them. I am not living In Brisbane, I have lived on Bribie Island about an hour from Brisbane. But I currently live miles from anywhere LOL. I am 4 hours from Brisbane. cal will be in a better situation to help with info on Brisbane. What you have to remember is Brisbane is a very big city and its impossible to tell you what its like because it is a big diverse area. Depending where you work will really determine what type of area you can live in.
You will find that there are hospitals in all major towns and cities and depending where you find work will govern what areas you can consider for accommodation.
Do not apologize for asking questions, that is what these forums are for. and if we cannot help, we may know someone who can .
Agents fees will vary depending on what they have to do for you and what visa you are applying for, you can contact a couple of agents and get a quote, make sure the agent is reputable, we have had members who have lost money with some poorer agents. make sure they are registered with the Australian immigration service.
Last edited: Dec 31, 2010