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RTW - working visa problem

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1. Posted by george1979 (Full Member 101 posts) 9y

Hi,
just looking for a wee bit of advice re Oz Working visa. I am planning to leave on a RTW trip in the spring. i am planning to go for 12 months but was thinking of getting my working visa for Oz and staying there for 5-6 months while working to save cash. My question is this: is it worth getting working visa and only using it for 4-5 months since i cannot get it again? Seems like a waste but I was thinking i can always get one for NZ if i want to go back and work in that part of the world. Any advice/ experiences of your own would be helpful. Thanks.

2. Posted by Degolasse (Travel Guru 823 posts) 9y

Well, its like this. Your profile says you are 27, so are you really going to get back to Oz in the next three years before you are no longer eligable for a working visa? If you are sure that you are going to get there and work later on, then save it. But if aren't planning on returning in the next 3 years, then use it while you can get it. If you are planning on working for 4 months in Australia this trip then it would defienlty be worth it.

3. Posted by george1979 (Full Member 101 posts) 9y

Thanks mate i think you are right- i forgot you can only get it when you are under 30 and i may not get the chance to do it again b4 i am too old. decision made - off we go!