Thanks for the quick responses everyone!
I've ordered some film from The Lighthouse in Bondi so just waiting for that to arrive.
I've been interested in digital photography (don't shoot me!) for a few years now and definitely learnt what I did by playing. That's the thing with digital though - it doesn't cost you lots to play!
I'll keep reading up but knowing me, I'll give up on the websites and books, get out the camera and roam the streets for days playing around. I dread to think what my first roll will turn out like!