hi all im off to oz july 5th for around 6 months and looking to work as much as possible does anyone think it will be difficult on this budget £1700 pound i wish to travel from sydney to perth in the mean time your experience and help in this matter willl be much apreciated
you will be pritty safe with that budget for a while, it depends on how much work you do really, but £1700 won't last you 6 mnths without working
At the current exchange rate £1700 = $4,049.80aus, certainly not enough to stay here in Oz for 6 months and not work. But if your careful and don't splash out a few days of work a week should see you though.
Probably last you 3-4 months if you only buy essentials and don't go on the pi$$ evry night
That's how long it could theoretically last. I'd say no more than 2 and a bit - up to a maximum of 3 - months realistically, particularly due to transport. (You can either buy a cheap(er) pass in advance, but have spent a huge wad of money on it, or pay as you go, but thus spend a lot more.)
Then again, once you reach your last $500, it's amazing how cheaply you can really live and how far you can stretch that... :P
If you want to make the money go a bit further - check out the University student notice boards in each city - renting a room for a month or two will certainly be cheaper than hostels and until the weather fines up a bit (well east coast at least) you probably wouldn't want to camp - not that it's cold... just constantly raining.
Also - sounds silly, but in most of the major cities - the Hare Krishnas have a building in the center of town where they provide a free evening meal. All you have to do in return is listen to a 15-20minute sermon on their religion. But the food is all vegitarian, healthy and rather tasty... hey what traveller on a budget would say no to a free feed??