I am planning my trip for late 2008 and i want to do a working holiday in aus for as long as i can minimum of 12months and possibly extend it. As i want to be working as i travel around i was wondering how much would be a good amount to take to get me started out there?
Anyone with any idea would be really helpful :D also anyone planning on going out there late 08 get in touch :D to have some traveling buddies would be cool.
Peace and hippyishness
My own personal opinion is that you should at least have your return ticket - open or booked.
Then I would suggest you have approx $5,000 AUS as an emergency fund for the times you are travelling and no work available.
You can actually work your way around Aus, seeing all sorts of outback and way out places, as long as you are willing to do anything. It is a great way to meet the REAL Aussies whilst not sticking totally to the "booze cruise".
It really depends on what you want to see and what work you are willing to do. You have a year + so you have time to experience all of Aus in - as we call it - A Cooks Tour! Stop, start, experience and decide if you want to come back later on.
Let me know if I can assist you in anyway.
Hope you have fun in planning your trip - that is the best part in ways.......... BUT always remember......... when you get here TALK to people in every place you get to. Ask them questions on what to do and places to see. You will see places many others don't see because they are not willing to go of the beaten track. You will meet many many people who are willing to show you the REAL Aus as well.
cheers for the reply.. 5000 seems do able. :D i'm gonna buy a camper van or something so i really can get off the beaten track. I'm going on my own so i think talking to the locals is going to be a must. I'm going to get out on my own for a while and see what it is really like to live in Australia. now is the time to knuckle down and start saving :S :D
I've been in Perth for 3 weeks and set my self a $100 a day budget and thats working just fine (£43ish). Some days I spend more (trips/nights out) but other days less so it balances out quite well. My flights around Oz and home again are paid for. Hope that helps?!