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Australia Oct 2015 Solo Traveller (aaaahhhh!!!!)

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11. Posted by carloz25 (Budding Member 15 posts) 1y

I will be landing in Cairns 10 October, I'm only only on a holiday but will be in Sydney towards end of October.

I did the WHV years ago, what type of work are you looking for?

12. Posted by SophB (Budding Member 8 posts) 1y

Yeah I know I wondered whether to do it on my own or with a company but I thought I would be more restricted going with a group. I know that's the main thing I am worried about is going out on my own and like not meeting anyone but I know I am probs worried about nothing.... Not too sure what king of work I would be looking for. I know I need to fit in some farm work if I want to apply for another visa but in between hopefully some bar work or something!!

I met a guy last night from Melbourne and he said you are better looking for work and things on your own rather than through a company has anyone been told the same advice?

13. Posted by carloz25 (Budding Member 15 posts) 1y

Hey SophB

I think you will have more chance of getting work if you try both avenues.
by all means register with an agency but try bars etc yourself too.
I will be in Sydney for a week at end of October, don't worry about meeting people, you will have no problem.


14. Posted by Louis1 (Budding Member 5 posts) 1y


I'm doing the same pretty much but going out mid September ish not exactly sure on date etc, but I'm looking to do some farm work but only looking to stay in Sydney for like a month or two then the plan is to buy a jeep and head off to Perth way.

I know this threads pretty old dunno if anyone will see it but if anyone has any more advice on where to go and what to do that would be good


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16. Posted by sophiehbh (Budding Member 26 posts) 1y

Hey guys, I'm also going to Sydney mid September on a WHV not too sure what my plan is but want to see as much as possible! I've booked a week with ultimate oz when I arrive just so I don't need to think about things when first arriving and have heard it is really fun and everyone is in the same boat! Then looking to rent an apartment. Woudl definitely be good to meet others who are travelling out there at the same time!!

17. Posted by Lauren2820 (Budding Member 14 posts) 1y

Hi I have booked with ultimate that's starts on the 7th sept and will be staying in wake up which I've heard is quite good I was going to go and do it all alone but I thnk having my first week sorted will make me feel better. I have no set plans after that apart from to maybe find an apartment and a job or travel who knows! Would be good to meet others out there doing the same!

18. Posted by sophiehbh (Budding Member 26 posts) 1y

Lauren I'm doing the same thing but the week after you! Hah. How long are you going to be in Sydney?

19. Posted by Jess_sib (Budding Member 33 posts) 1y

I am also travelling to Sydney in Sept!
Never travelled alone before, totally up for the challenge.
I have been advised not to use those start up companies as they charge a lot of money for what they actually do.
If you do your research before you go you shouldn't need them, (Medicare, bank accs, SIM cards, etc!)

Only 159 days to go :')

Jess, 23, Yorkshire

20. Posted by Lauren2820 (Budding Member 14 posts) 1y

Haha Sophie I will most likely see you around then! I dont know I would like to stay in Sydney for a while maybe get a job. But no set plans. I am so scared travelling on my own but hopefully will soon make friends as everyone is in the same boat!

Jess I also heard the same that you can do it all on your own, but I think having the first week organised is less stressful as being in a new place on your own is pretty scary, for me anyway. I am very excited though.