I am sure everyone creates their own list of things to 'tick-off' before they depart for their travels. I have created the following list as i leave in 1 month and was wondering if i may have missed something off.....
• Visa's (including Working Holiday Visa's)
• Travel Insurance
• Cancel Mobile Phone
• Cancel Bills, Direct Debits and Standing orders etc
• Organise finances - New bank cards, credit cards and overseas account if needed.
• Purchase bag and equipment
• Book accommodation
• Pack home furniture and arrange removal van
• Photocopy and scan documents
• Create Blogg etc
• Update CV
Is there anything i have missed? I have been told i can use my brother-in-laws car in OZ, Do i need to apply for an international drivers licence?
[ Edit: Edited on May 29, 2008, at 1:48 AM by jadeverell ]
the only things I would add is to make sure your bank lifts any restrictions on your credit/debit cards. Before we left we called and our bank Nationwide added it to their system to not reject any payments.We haven't had any problems so far!
The other thing is to do a practice packing session for you and your girlfriend, put the backpacks on a walk around the block twice...if you struggle you have too much stuff!
Bet you are excited now...good luck with the packing up and removal van!
I don't believe you need International Driver's license since you're headed to another English speaking country, but better check with AU website to be sure. Those licenses are primarily just a way for a second country/different language to read a translation of your original one. Are you moving furniture down under? Must cost a pretty penny!!!
Are you coming from the UK? If so, you can leave those woolies behind. They don't wear too much else down there besides shorts. Be sure to practice your Aussie slang!
This is the info i've read:
As a visitor, you may drive in Australia on a valid UK driving licence, which covers the class of vehicle you use. You must carry your licence when driving, in addition to a valid passport. An international driving permit is not sufficient and must be accompanied by a separate valid driving licence. There is an on-the-spot fine for not having your licence with you. You should also ensure that you are adequately covered for insurance purposes, including if you borrow a car from a friend or relative.
This is a quote from: http://www.fco.gov.uk/en/travelling-and-living-overseas/travel-advice-by-country/asia-oceania/australia