At the risk of tooting my own horn, I run a discussion forum community called Yanks Down Under. Many of us have gone through the process of migrating to Oz on partner visas (prospective spouse, spouse, interdependent). Maybe we can help? You're more than welcome to stop by and join!
Australian migration agents are hard to come by outside Australia, but most can work with you wherever you are in the world. If you're in need of professional advice (and broke to boot), you could try the Immigration Rights and Advice Centre in Sydney. Here's their website:
On June 17th, 2010 10:21 am (UTC), (Anonymous) commented:
Hi, my name is John, I am an Australian (NSW) lawyer and my firm specialises in Australian and U. S. immigration law. Our firm handled many Australian Spouse Visa cases.
I am in Sydney now.
If you need help, you can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 01161-2-9411-2286.