Thanks guys. I'm definitely open to all options thats for sure and have time to consider while I save. I mentioned Bankstown because I live on the Northern beaches and it is by far and away the closest however if cheaper options and more actual flight time can be had from Camden or the Oaks then I'd be a fool not to go and pay everyone a visit. I'll check Dave's out but has anyone any recommendation for Camden out of Curtis or Airborne Aviation? Is Camden fairly busy as well? Just wondering whether the benefits are worth the extra drive time.
I'l defnitely have a look at RPL + cross country, as this seems to fit what I want out my license but I thought that it would essentially be the same as a PPL anyway - if this is cheaper then I'll got that way for sure.
While I save I will try and self study as much theory as I can without the practicle experience balancing this out.
Much research to be done but good that I have some time while I'm saving so I can make an informed choice.
Thanks guys and looking forward to some serious lurking through these forums.