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1. Posted by jamscunny (Budding Member 17 posts) 8y

now then all. new to this site so be gentle :D

in feb Im going travelling to SE asia..doing thailand, cambodia, vietnam, laos, into melasia. looking at doing the first 4 countries in about 3 months so some propper touristy stuff then going to get to some islands in either thailand or melasia and kick back for a few months slowly making my way thru indonesia down to OZ/ all this i plan on taking me 4-5 months depending how fast or slow i crash thru places.

For the past 4 months iv saved up £5k and mostly been thinking about saving cash rather than planning anything out...so time for me to dig deep and pay for flights, visas etc. I plan on working in oz for a year and was wondering how much it will cost me to apply and the best online website to apply for a working visa. i dont want to just pump my bank details about.

cheers people :)

2. Posted by Degolasse (Travel Guru 823 posts) 8y

For the Australian visa I just applied straight though Australian Immigration website. Took me about half hour to fill out the online form and a couple hours to get conformation back that it was approved. I assume its the same for Brits.

Edit - yup, just checked the Australian Immigration website and all the applications are there. I can't imagine why you would search further for another website.

[ Edit: Edited on Oct 1, 2008, at 3:37 PM by Degolasse ]

3. Posted by jameshmltn (Budding Member 5 posts) 8y

Apply on: https://www.ecom.immi.gov.au/visas/applyNow.do?form=WHM thats the offical site Degolasse was talking about. I applied and was confirmed less than an hour later!

Then when you get to oz you wana go to https://iar.ato.gov.au/iarweb/default.aspx?pid=4&sid=1&outcome=1 to get your tax number otherwise you cant get paid! Obviously you also need an australian bank account, still not sure which im going to go with but theres about 100 threads on which ones are the best on here!

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