Omg congratulations!!My husband's 309 visa got approved! It took around 5 months, we're happily surprised.
Thank you all the contributors here and sharing their experience. The process is quite administratively straining but having read this forum along with other materials, it really made a difference and it is possible to file the application successfully without an agent (provided you do have strong evidence to demonstrate a genuine and continuous relationship, I reckon)
would you mind sharing your timeline?