I'm Michael. I'm travelling to Australia this month and thought I'd sign up to this forum to get chatting to others who are either already out there, or planning to travel later this year! I'll be travelling alone from Birmingham, UK on a working holiday visa and will be landing in Melbourne on May 25th.
Currently considering staying in Nomads - as I've heard it's got a reputation for being a bit of a party hostel (and I don't plan on getting too much sleep during my first week!). Very open minded as to what's happening after that - though I think I'll be travelling up to Darwin for the world cup - with a view to getting a job.
Would be nice to speak to anybody that's either A) Already out there in Aus B) Planning to travel later this year C) Has already been and has some great advice / stories to share. It'd be fantastic to hear from anybody else travelling to Melbourne / flying from Heathrow May 22nd (as you'll be on my flight!).
That's about it for now - take care!