I've been living in the uk for the last six months on a working holiday makers visa, I want to buy the eurail select pass but it is not available to uk residents. Do i count as a uk resident? When i leave for the europe part of my holiday i will no longer be a uk resident as i am going back to australia straight after, so when i am using my rail pass i wont be a uk resident.... what am i allowed and not allowed to do here?!?!
If you've been living in the UK for the last 6 months then you're entitled to buy an interrail pass. The terms and conditions are -
If a resident of a country other than those mentioned above has been staying in Europe for longer than 6 months (i.e. proven by a holiday visa for staying longer than 6 months in a European country) he/she is to be treated as "permanently living in Europe", thus entitled to buying an InterRail Pass.
What you want is the Interrail pass, the cheaper version of Eurail pass and is only available to European residents.
Quoting InterRail FAQ
Who can buy an InterRail Pass?
You can buy an InterRail Pass if you are a European resident. You are considered to be a European resident if you have been staying in Europe for more than 6 months on the first day of validity of your InterRail Pass.
Your Passport, travel ID or residency card should show this. Train staff will check your ID for confirmation, so we recommend that you bring this on your trip. The number of the passport or ID card that you carry on your trip, should be identical to the one that you use when booking (the number will be printed on your pass).
I guess as long as you've not left Europe in the past 6 months, you should be able to buy the InterRail pass.