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1. Posted by LewisT (Budding Member 4 posts) 2y

Hi everyone, new to this

My name lewis, 22 from Bedfordshire

I'm Travelling Australia on a WHV starting June , flying into Brisbane , hopefully get up to the top of Queensland and make my back down the coast for New Years in Sydney

Any one in the same boat let me know . Would be great to meet people and make some great friends to share the experience with :)

[ Edit: Edited on 07-May-2014, at 12:23 by LewisT ]

2. Posted by Yasmin Taylor (Budding Member 18 posts) 2y

Hey I'm Yasmin
Traveling to Oz in June too by myself and also got a WHV! Booked a few nights in Sydney to start off with but really not done much planning looking to travel around.
What's your plans are you looking at working or traveling about? Have you done anything like this before?
It's coming round so quick!

3. Posted by LewisT (Budding Member 4 posts) 2y

Hi Yasmin ,

Haven't made any plans , just a couple of nights booked in surfers paradise , think I'd like to travel around a bit first , find somewhere I'd like to work . How about you?

Haven't done anything like this before , been wanting to for so long , you?

I know , got so much to do but literally can not wait to get out there !!

4. Posted by Yasmin Taylor (Budding Member 18 posts) 2y

Sounds good I've definitely got to check that out! I really didn't know much about the different places so thought head to a big city got 3 nights in Wake Up hostel which looked pretty good then no plans from then on. Would like to look for work and get as much saved so can just go off visiting everywhere after once I learn more about it all! Hope it's quiet easy to get jobs!
Me either never even flown on my own before so pretty nervous! But soo excited to get out of here too!!
You going solo too?

5. Posted by LewisT (Budding Member 4 posts) 2y

Yer I'm going solo as well

You've just made me realise I have never flown alone also haha.
We've picked a good flight to do it on

Ahh cool , your plans sound really good ,

Do u know where you are going to look for work ?

6. Posted by Yasmin Taylor (Budding Member 18 posts) 2y

Haha I know! I'm just hoping the plane is full of people in the same boat who want to chat!
I'm hoping there's some bar jobs going, Sydney seems pretty lively so I'll take a look around there if it doesn't work out can always move on, best thing about having no plans! But I don't mind any work really, what about you? Do you know much about the job situation out there?

7. Posted by LewisT (Budding Member 4 posts) 2y

Haha yer I hope there's someone to talk to on the flight as well , would defiantly make it go faster

Yer I'm going to do my RSA training so I can do some bar work at first on the east coast hopefully ,

Yer I've heard good things about work out there , my friend is out there at the moment and gave me this app to download called seek which have new jobs going up everyday :)

8. Posted by Yasmin Taylor (Budding Member 18 posts) 2y

Oh cool Whats thats training for? Do you have to have it to work in a bar?

Sounds good definitely going to be downloading that :)

9. Posted by RyanHill23 (Budding Member 5 posts) 2y


I'm travelling alone also. Get to Sydney on 29th September, thinking of staying there till just after NY! Then I'll probably do 3 months farm work (to get 2nd year visa). Then just hoping to travel about really!

10. Posted by KellieBarnes (Travel Guru 813 posts) 2y

Quoting Yasmin Taylor

Oh cool Whats thats training for? Do you have to have it to work in a bar?

Yep, a quick Google of RSA NSW should bring up this link for you: (I have presumed you're interested in working in Sydney).

In any case, the Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) accreditation is a mandatory requirement and differs between states. You can read more here: Hospitality Institute of Australasia

P.S. You can also check out Seek online through If you don't have any luck there, check out the other job sites listed in the guide

[ Edit: Edited on 08-May-2014, at 20:37 by KellieBarnes ]