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Planning my move to OZ! :D

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1. Posted by zoemcquaid (First Time Poster 1 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!


I have just made the decision to move to Australia at some point next year on a WHV for a year and I am definitely planning to put in the work so that I can extend for a second year. Fortunately my twin sister has decided to also do this, so we will be travelling together.

The reason for doing it next year is so that I can save as much money as possible to bring with me, allowing for enough travel and seeing the country before I start working.

I am trying to put together some kind of itinerary, but so far I am not doing very well.

Does anyone have any suggestions as to where to go first?

I was thinking maybe land in Sydney and stay for a few days, before heading down to The Gold Coast, seeing the Great Barrier Reef, Brisbane ... any other suggestions? Or does anyone know a better route?

I also don't know where to settle, I mean I currently work in an office in London so I don't really want to go to Australia just to work in an office again. Bar work would suit me fine as long as I am meeting new people and earning some money to help me on my travels!!

I know this is really vague but I have never done anything like this before, so any help and suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you!

Zoe xx

2. Posted by Eamie (Budding Member 20 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

Hi Zoe,

When next year are you thinking of going? Im hoping to go in Sept and travel in Asia for a few months with another girl i met on here and then be in sydney for Christmas. The girl im going with flys back after christmas :( so I'm looking for some people to travel with after that. Your so lucky your twin sister is going with you! I have a twin sister too and would love it if she was coming with me.

Your plan sounds exactly like mine. I have two friends in Sydney one works in a TV channel and found no issue getting a job, iv another friend in Darwin who runs a hostel and his brother runs a restaurant and you can work in those places to pay for your stay so dont worry about that end of things alot of places are like that.
If you want to chat some more you can get me on Facebook, my name is Eamie, im the only Eamie you will get and its the same picture :)

3. Posted by Jordan.1985 (Budding Member 62 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

Hi Zoe I'm Jordan I'm off to Oz in 3 weeks starting in Melbourne and making my way up the east coast also with a work visa collecting work if and when I required. Maybe we could meet up along the way for a coffee ?