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1. Posted by nic1990 (Budding Member 30 posts) 23w

Hi Folks :)

I am planning on doing a whv starting in Sydney in December and will be looking for work quite quickly. Just wanting to get an idea of how much money other people are taking? worried that I don't take enough or if I don't find a job quick enough :( how long will my money last.

Any comments appreciated
Nicola

2. Posted by Wanders (Budding Member 41 posts) 23w

i'd say per day you're looking at...
hostel $20 per night in a dorm
food £20 per day
Then you're gonna probably want to sightsee, have a beer, catch a bus etc so perhaps another $40 a day for having fun :)
If you want to buy a car i reckon you need at least $3000 for something worthwhile but then you'll blow more money on fuel driving around haha.

I'm only going with $3000 total after paying for my first three acomodation so will need work straight after the three weeks

3. Posted by nic1990 (Budding Member 30 posts) 23w

Thanks for the reply.

I was thinking around £4000, I was also thinking about going through ultimate oz as I am travelling myself but of course worried that it's going to eat into my savings quite a bit.

Have you travelled before? should it be quite easy to meet other travellers quickly.

I suppose I am just worried that after the long flight I will be sad, excited & really nervous and just don't know how I will cope with not knowing anyone when I arrive.

4. Posted by Wanders (Budding Member 41 posts) 23w

£4000 is pretty good :)
Yes i've done australia and new zealand a few times now, on my own and with people, its ok to be nervous and unsure, i fly out tomorrow and even though i've already done it all before i still get nervous haha, just take it easy the first two weeks while you get over the jetlag and then you'll be fine, you won't have no problems meeting people if you're staying in hostels, everyone is in the same boat and tend to look out for each other.

You've got plenty of time to do all the research as well :) if you need any help with anything just say

5. Posted by nic1990 (Budding Member 30 posts) 23w

Amazing I am excited for you :)

Thanks so much for the comments, definitely helps.

Have a great time :)

6. Posted by Wanders (Budding Member 41 posts) 23w

Thanks Nic :) and no worries.

7. Posted by LouiseLouiseee (Budding Member 96 posts) 23w

Hey I'm arriving Sydney early hours on 7th September hope to meet some great people, keep in touch (:

8. Posted by em_squeak (Budding Member 16 posts) 23w

Hey I feel exactly the same about the first week. Going in my own and looking I to doing UltimateOz. Im taking about £2000-3000 and really nervous about being on my own. Flying 15th August, landing 17th would be good to meet up with some people too :) Emily x

9. Posted by LouiseLouiseee (Budding Member 96 posts) 23w

I'm in Sidney doing ozintro for a week from the 8th September anyone up for meeting after the week would be brilliant x

10. Posted by Spleenus (Budding Member 4 posts) 23w

I'm almost absolutely dreading the first week, but I remember feeling the same about University and it ended up being absolutely amazing within the first half hour of my parents leaving. So I'm guessing I'm worrying about nothing.

Taking around the same ballpark figure as you guys, and I leave on the 18th June!!