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the feasibility of renting in melbourne or sydney?

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11. Posted by cheezmo (Budding Member 14 posts) 9y

awesome! thanks for the help everyone, share-housing sounds perfect for me. i really appreciate the input, feel free to give more :)

12. Posted by bennyevo (Budding Member 9 posts) 9y

If looking for house-share and also to furnish the room u move into I highly recommend checking out www.gumtree.com.au - go to the Melbourne pages... theres always someone leaving who needs to sell everything in their apartment, so u can pick up everything u'll need for cheap! and most of it is usually less than a year old anyway!

Jobs r pretty easy to come by in Melbourne, provided u dont mind workin hard! check out www.seek.com.au as this is by far the biggest website at the moment... i'd even suggest applying to a few positions before arriving, so that way u get a head start on the process! theres always heaps of jobs in about sept/oct - with the lead up to xmas huge for retail work! job market is pretty flat b/w late Dec early Jan with everyone hungover...

minimum wage is reasonable here - enough to live comfortably off anyway - depending what ur doing! its pretty crazy actually, as u can even make decent coin stacking shelves at a supermarket ($15/hr+ casual rate)... bar work is long hard hours but pays pretty well (often $20/hr) as is hotel work! hospitality is def ur best bet for work, as being on a work holiday visa restricts ur prospects (ur only allowed to b with any one employer for 3 months!), also getting holidays or even relocating cities is much easier if u can pull a beer!

drop me a line if u wanna know more, as Im Melbourne born-and-bred...

have fun, its a wicked place!:)

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14. Posted by cheezmo (Budding Member 14 posts) 9y

awesome thanks, i've checked out gumtree and it looks promising. i LOVE that high minimum wage you guys have, damn I wish we had that here :P

15. Posted by hels82 (Full Member 96 posts) 9y

Just a point about what Bennyevo said-you can now work in one place for 6 months-they changed the rules late last year!!!
Hels

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