To bring the thread back on track, I finally found the time to do the extension visa at home rather than in Thailand.
The good points about doing it at your local Thai Embassy back home is that it is cheaper, here it cost $55 aud (1320 baht) as supposed to 1900 baht in Thailand. Of course my local Thai Embassy is a 5 minute drive away.
The bad points, I had to provide a bank statement showing at least 20.000 baht in the account, you have to let them know of your work situation and employer, you have to show confirmed hotel bookings. In my opinion, I know a lot of bums go to Thailand but I think its a bit too much for a 60 day visa when there are certain countries like Brazil who get an automatic 90 day visa.
Obviously they are not confirming my place of work but I still think its a bit too much, I mean its Thailand FFS, not Monaco !
It also takes 3 business days, they have my passport now and I'll have to go back and pick it up where as in Thailand, its done on the day.
For any Australians out there wanting to do it, here's the website.
So I will now have a 60 day visa with the option to extend for a further 30 more days in Thailand for another 1900 baht, making it a 90 day visa.