Hey Steph, good to hear from u!
AHPRA definitely was a pain getting sorted, they literally want blood lol. Have u got all your visa sorted etc as they want cxr + medical/hep etc done too for nurses (or they did for me anyway?!) AHPRA probably took 3-4 months in total and think the only reason it got sorted in the end was to shut me up, so keep ringing/emailing and generally hassling them and im sure they'll speed it up, just to get rid of u too
I land in Sydney on 28th Jan (only a couple of weeks left eeeeekkk!) so not 100% sure if i'll still be there in march as would have liked to have moved on by then, prob to melbourne... really depends on what the work situation is tho, as speaking to agencies the majority of work available seems to be in Sydney, or rural so we'll see!
Defo keep in touch and u never know, we may well get a chance to meet up for a few beers or something... are u on facebook? x