As I noted in the post, oh ages back, I like to read and research. I’ve been finding more up to date web pages and sources of information for Canberra to keep my need for knowledge suitably sated.
This page from the British government/Foreign & Common Wealth office had some good pointers: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/living-in-australia
They also have this useful info on driving in Australia and the relevant legislation there: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/australia/safety-and-security (I’m going to need to get a new licence… argh!)
Also, because I love a bit of sales pitch and pretty pictures I found this website pretty handy (and given that I’d since lost the link I’d carefully emailed to myself (how?!) it’s probably a good idea that I put it here) http://www.canberrayourfuture.com.au/portal/living/