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1. Posted by katy_leeds (First Time Poster 1 posts) 8y

Hi Im 18 and travelling to sydney in april on a Working Visa, I was going to go work for my current company but their messing about a bit.

I'm only a young un haha and a little bit worried on where to live where to work where to go the usual, if anyone can help me and give me some advice it would be appreciated.

I was going to et a hotel for a few days and then get a house share is this the best thing to do ???

Also temp admin jobs?? which websited shall i look at ??

mainly is it easy to meet new people

Has anyone had any experience in fruit picking??

Thanks in advance

Katy xxx

2. Posted by adzytaylor (Budding Member 11 posts) 8y

hi

goin in november and all this is new to me to.....i to wanna know wot fruit picking is like cause gotta do it for 3 months to get my 2nd WHV

i guess its boring but its what you make it that counts.......im a painter and decorater by trade and i
aint looking forward to picking fruit all day long.......................................................................................

3. Posted by LusciousLu (Budding Member 72 posts) 8y

Hostel not hotel me lovely. You will have a much better time mixing with folk in a hostel but read all the reviews on hostelworld.com and other ones to find party hostels or will end up like I did in a v comfy but utterly soulless and lonely joint on George!

I am sat here right now at Travellers at Work office on George St having just been on a Introduction to Work session and fruit picking was described as a total mare but if you need the cash do it.

WWOOFnig is by far the best option to get the extension on the Visa. Its work for free but it beautiful not very hard work and close to the coast mainly. SOme fruit picking can be fruitful ;) (sorry!) but the work is mainly by tub not the hour and very very hard work. WWOOFing...waterfalls, wildlife, 4-6 hours of fence mending/vegetable sowing/carpentry etc and you still can get the visa extension from it. And the 3 months work doesnt have to be in one full 3 month stint as long as you get receipts on the work you do you will be good.

www.taw.com.au can get you started with everything you need, it looks like you can pay for membership on arrival and you will get your CV listed and first dibs on jobs etc and they can sort out the bar training etc. They are just one of hundreds of companies around in Syd but as i am sitting here it seems like a good set up.

Get a mailing address sorted before you arrive if you can and your tax file number as well so you can work immediately on arrival. I need to wait a full month til it arrives now! And I have been here for nearly 2 weeks and yet start work this Thursday (pre-arranged from UK)

Could give you all so much more info but my t'internet time is running out.

PM me and I will try and pass on more knowlegde from my experience so far.