Hi!! Just joined this website and wanted say that I will be arriving in Sydney on Nov.10. I have a work visa but no idea where I will work, live etc.. If anyone is going to be there or already is and has any advice. I am traveling alone so any help I could get would be greatly appreciated.
I will also be in Fiji for a week prior(Nov. 3-10), so if anyone else is going to be there....holla at me.
I am arriving on November 16, I don't have much advice to offer though, we are in the same boat and nobody is answering my thread either.. lol.
Find yourself a good hostel.
Open a bank account.
Get your tax file number.
And Medicare Card.
And an Australian mobile number.
Join some of the backpacker recruitment agencies.
Get the Saturday paper for share accommodation ads.
And most importantly, don't forget to relax and have a good time!
If you want specific info on anything just drop me a line.
Dear Katie.Me too will be in Sydney but do not know where i will be working and how.Keep in touch.Regards Dimphian PEREIRA.
Yeah Katie agree with ozintro .
The most important things are
Place to stay http://www.yha.com.au/
I found http://www.indysbackpackers.com.au/ a great place to stay in Bonid . Tell them irishdownunder.net sent you .
Get a Phone Any of the major store like http://www.allphones.com.au/ or http://www.dicksmith.com.au/cgi-bin/dse.storefront
who sell phones from
or just a sim card if your mobile has been unlocked before you leave home .
Taxfile number http://www.ato.gov.au/youth/content.asp?doc=/content/40939.htmso you can work .
And look up a few worksites like http://www.worldwideworkers.com/
Any thing else just drop me an email .