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1. Posted by Marcus1 (Full Member 129 posts) 9y

Is it diificult to find work in Australia/NZ without a Degree, like office/bar work? If you weren't working how much would a 3-month trip hostelling cost? (pref in €)

Would it be best to start off in Western Australia, if you were thinking of heading to NZ at some point?

How do you get a visa for these places?
Thank You

[ Edit: Edited on Dec 13, 2007, at 6:25 AM by Marcus1 ]

2. Posted by pinkgirlie (Full Member 121 posts) 9y

With regards to budget - 2 of us travelled OZ and NZ on a budget of £65 a day for both of us. That's £32.50 each which works out as about 45 euros. That was a pretty healthy budget too, we had a car and stayed in double rooms. If you're on your own staying in dorms you should manage on less than that.

As for visas, where are you from? In the UK we can be issued with an electronic visa, its easy to apply for and comes up on the computer system when your passport is scanned. You'll have to decide if you plan to work or not tho so u get the right visa.

Hope this helps,

Sarah :)

3. Posted by Marcus1 (Full Member 129 posts) 9y

If you get a working VISA, if you had money going you wouldn't have to be working, it just means you can, right?
I'm Irish so would I have to go to the Embassy or can you get a VISA on arrival?

4. Posted by pinkgirlie (Full Member 121 posts) 9y

As far as I know I don't think they let you on the plane without a visa, so you'd need one before u set off.

If you think you might like to work then I'd get a working visa - you're right you don't have to use but at least if you have it you can.


5. Posted by pinkgirlie (Full Member 121 posts) 9y

Have a look at, they might be able to help or

6. Posted by Neeta (Budding Member 4 posts) 9y


Marcus I'm Irish too and a friend, who is just back from Oz, told me you can now get a 2 year working visa from day one ;). Although I have yet to check how true this is, its worth remembering if like me you are unsure how long you wanna stay!

About the no degree thing, don't be worrying! It doesn't look lke anyone goes to further their career. Apparently though you need to do a "How to pull a pint" course when you get there. Sounds like a fec*in safe pass for the bars!!

That's pretty much all the info I've discovered so far....hope it helps When you plan on leaving anyway?


Does your forty five yo yo per day include acccomodation? Thanks

7. Posted by huishan (Full Member 96 posts) 9y

hey there.

if you are seeing yourself going over to nz as part of your trip, in my opinion, i would say you either land in melbourne/sydney first.

if i were you, i wouldnt start off in perth, considering that you want to get a job. i dont know if you want to get a job right from the start of your travels or you will be getting a job only after you travelled for a while. i'll assume that you wanna get a job right from the start. :) sorry if im wrong.

perth will be harder to get jobs, considering that its pretty much ''isolated'' ( sorry cant find another word better than that ) its not really a city place. melbourne will be better than perth and sydney better than melbourne. i was in melbourne and i heard from the hostel mates that its not tough getting a job around in melbourne. but not doubts oppourtunities will be better in sydney. :)

as for budget wise, i have not much comments, as it really depends on what kind of traveller you are. :) have fun.

8. Posted by pinkgirlie (Full Member 121 posts) 9y

Hi Neeta,

Yes that included accommodation, car rental, food etc. That was the average I spent on the whole trip - some days we did an activity like rafting and spent a lot more, other days we camped and did sight seeing so spent less. But on average 45 euro each per day covered it


9. Posted by Neeta (Budding Member 4 posts) 9y

Cheers Sarah:)