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Sam and Anna's Oz Adventure!!

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1. Posted by Samthemule (Budding Member 2 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!


My girlfriend and I are planning to go to Australia on a working holiday visa in 2009. Probably Nov/Dec time. We plan to start in Melbourne and find jobs and accomodation straight away. Ideally we would like to work for a few months, travel around for a while and move on to another city. I was thinking we could repeat this 4 or 5 times through the year we plan to be in oz.

Has this way of travelling worked for anyone else? Is it possible to find this many jobs in one year?

After our year is up we would like to move on to asia for a couple of months.

Does this plan sound like a good one or should we just give up now?!?!?;)

2. Posted by Bettinamc (Budding Member 21 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

If you are Melbourne in the first week of November it is Spring Carnival time. The Melbourne racing scene is unbelievable. Melbourne Cup is the first Tuesday of November ie 04/11/08.

3. Posted by Samthemule (Budding Member 2 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

I've been chatting with the missus and we've decided to change our plans slightly, instead of moving from place to place for a year we want to settle somewhere for the first 6-9 months of our trip. Will we be able to live and work somewhere for that long and be able to save money?

Ultimately, our plan is to use the money we save to fund the rest of our trip.

Where do people reccomend living? We like the sound of melbourne personally, but we have heard good things about some other places!

We both really appreciate any help people could give us!

4. Posted by hey_monkee (Respected Member 430 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

I lived in melbourne for a few months last year and loved it. It seemed like an easy enough place to find work in - probably not in your usual fields, but sales/promotions was an easy sector to find work in. Melbourne isn't the cheapest place you could live in Aussie though...but if you find a flat share with a couple of others, and share the costs out you should be able to save some cash for the rest of your trip. I had a room in a flat in the Kensington/Newmarket area (which of course you won't know now, but once you get to Melbourne its something to keep in mind ;)). Public transport in Melbourne is great, the trains and trams can get you to pretty much anywhere you might need to go. I also recommend the Greenhouse backpackers for when you first arrive there. Its a great place, awesome location, I spent 6 weeks there and thats where I found people to share a flat with. Any other Melbourne related questions, feel free to PM me :)