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1. Posted by Martin792 (Budding Member 34 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

Hey im thinking of booking a place with them in late january, has anyone got any previous experience with them?thanks

2. Posted by carlsr (Budding Member 20 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

Hey Martin

I got sent an info pack from ozintro it seems quite good! But just like u id like sum feedback on them. what has been others experiences wif them

3. Posted by Jabels (Budding Member 12 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

im booked with them in august so far they have been very helpfull always respond quickly to emails. i can tel you more once i have done it youl have to wait a few months though

4. Posted by alex.a. (Budding Member 19 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

i'm all booked in with them for september. as someone else said, they're very helpful and always respond quickly to e-mails or helpfully on the phone. they helped me decide that i didn't want to use my 12 month working visa on this 3 month trip, if i ever wanted to go back and work, which was good.

they also offered to help with sorting travel insurance too (but i already had mine arranged)

i chose them as a mate of mine went with them last year and said it was all very smooth and painless. she only booked a month in advance whereas i have booked 7 months early!

they're gonna take care of little things like meeting you at the airport and taking you across to the hostel and stuff.

i'm so excited!!

5. Posted by LusciousLu (Budding Member 72 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

OK...if you really do not have the guts to go to a country where they speak the same language, eat the same food and have cities the same size as home, good transport not to mention driving on the same side of the road and so it but...

if you want to stay in one of the most disgusting hostels in Sydney sharing a 16 bed dorm!!! with loads of pissed up UK and Irish kids away from home for the first time without a clue up all night looking for drugs and then going round the city on a trip which doesnt exactly orientate you and have not entirely helpful talks and get stuff set up for you that you can quite easily do yourself AND FOR FREE go ahead.

You can seriously do all the setting up of a bank account, Medicare, Tax File Number from home even, but once you are here, it takes a day out of your schedule. The trips you go on with Oz Intro are fine but you will save money if you do them all yourself and stay somewhere other than Coogee. Coogee is like home from wont meet any Aussies or experience Sydney, just pissed up English folk having fights every night at the uber bars there.

If you do go on Oz INtro just make sure you leave Coogee once you have been there for a bit or else you will go back home with all your friends asking how was Sydney...and you will reply I dont know I never left Coogee!

Sydney is huge and lovely and Coogee is not the be all and end all of places to be,. Its miles from the city, the beach is nice but thats about it. mate had the worst experience of her life with them. Unless you are young and it YOURSELF!!!

6. Posted by mojorob (Moderator 1047 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

Quoting LusciousLu

Unless you are young and it YOURSELF!!!

I would kinda go along with this. However, if people really need a helping start I would suggest considering something like the Travellers Contact Point Starter Pack.

It's AU$275 (rather than GB£379 (or £449 if getting WHV through them)), and only includes the basics you may need to help start your experience - Airport Pick Up; 2 Nights Accommodation; 12 Months Mail Holding; Information on how to obtain TFN, Medicare & Bank Account.

You will meet people in youth hostels - and a good hostel for WHV people is the YHA in Glebe. I used this approach when I went on a WHV in Australia, and found it good as it wasn't too much but was enough to get me started. (I'm now a Permanent Resident of Australia!)

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