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Travelling to Aus in October 2014

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1. Posted by lauren.mason.5 (Budding Member 4 posts) 2y


Im new to this site so i will indroduce myself my name is lauren from South East London (Kent) and i am 23. I would like to go travelling in October. My aim is to work on a farm for three months to be able to apply for the second year visa want to get that out of the way asap, as i would like to stay out there for as long as possible. I am currently researching where is best to do this as certain postcodes apply for the second year visa. So far i have sent off for a new passport so i have 10 years on it. Im currently going on on my own, its something i have always wanted to do but never got round to doing!! dont want to leave it too long as it will never happen. im currently saving and researching as i go along. would be nice to know if anyone is going in octobe and if anyone how any great adivce??

2. Posted by Jodi_0405 (Budding Member 52 posts) 2y

Hey Lauren,

I am also going to be travelling to Australia on my own, I will be landing in sydney on 29th September after 2 months travelling around asia :-)
My vague plan is to land in sydney find Accommodation for 2 weeks so i can get my barings and then will be looking to get work so i can also qualify for my 2nd whv. Dont really wanna stay in sydney to long as i have been told it is quite expensive specially the closer it gets to christmas.
Dont really have any great advice as i am just hoping to figure it out when i get there but feel free to add me on fb and am happy to keep in contact incase you do have any questions or what someone in aus to talk to or meet up with when you get there :-)

Jodi x

3. Posted by lauren.mason.5 (Budding Member 4 posts) 2y


Wow Asia aswell!! where are you from? I dont know if its best to travel to Aderlaide first as there whole state verifys for a second year visa then after i have done three months then choose an area i would like to stay in. There all ideas atm. i have sent you a private message of my facebook :D Im looking at going around 15th October onwards. im looking at flights atm, obv i will sort my Visa out first before booking everything else!!! :)


4. Posted by Jodi_0405 (Budding Member 52 posts) 2y

Hi :-)

lol yeh am really looking forward to asia should def be an expereince. I am from Hemel hempstead in hertfordshire, heard of it?
i am hoping i will meet people in asia or in the first 2 weeks of being in aus that will help me decide on where i want to go.
Flight centre if definatly worth looking at they did me a really good deal and STA travel is also usually quite good :-) To be fair i booked everything and then only a month or so ago applied fo rmy visa online took 3 hours to be granted so as long as you have no convictions i dont see why there would be any problems :-)
Is there anywhere you really wanna see when you are there?
Will you just be travelling round australia or you thinking of going else where?? I will hopefully be heading over to New zealand after my year in aus.
Awesome will try find you on FB :-)

Jodi x

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


Yes i have heard of it :) I looked on STA webiste but will check the other one out too (thanks) Golden Coast, surfers paradise, Sydney.. I would like to visit them places they look great!! i want to mainly stay in one area and settle..

what about you? yes i was thinking that too but depends how much i can save out of being in aus!! as i want to do 2 years. :)

Speak more on FB if you want as we are friends on there now :D


6. Posted by robson_3788 (Budding Member 55 posts) 2y

Also kind of going alone (friends want to stay in Sydney from Nov till after new year, I want to start in Brisbane). All I know is I want to do Sydney for new year and Melbourne for the tennis. After that possibly drive up the coast back to Brisbane.

Need some advice and people with similar plans!

7. Posted by Tom161191 (Budding Member 124 posts) 2y

Alright guys I'm heading out in feb just wondering how much you are all taking roughly ?


8. Posted by Jodi_0405 (Budding Member 52 posts) 2y

Hi Tom,

I am hopefully going to have 6k after 2 months in asia, but i will be looking for work after the first few months that i get to aus to keep the funds topped up :-)
As far as i know if you are entering aus on a working holiday visa you will need at least 5k in your account but they dont always check :-)

Hope this helps


9. Posted by Tom161191 (Budding Member 124 posts) 2y

Hey Jodie Is that 6k English or aus ?

10. Posted by Jodi_0405 (Budding Member 52 posts) 2y

oh sorry that in english money so 10,939.44 australian dollars