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arriving in Sydney 20/1/09

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1. Posted by MFnice (Budding Member 12 posts) 8y

Hey, I will be arriving in Sydney on 20th January from the States and just wanted some ideas of work recommendations. I will definitely be doing casual work, have been leaning more toward bartending as I have plenty of experience here in the States. I was also curious as to how many people work in resorts/hotels. Is that something that a lot of people do? Do they offer free room and board when you work there? Any bars that are reccomended that are fun with a good work enviornment? I don't plan on living in the city, probably one of the many beach towns, but I am open to any suggestions. Also, if you are going to be in Sydney the same time, let me know. I would love to meet great people who I can go and enjoy a beer or two with!


2. Posted by ujkle (Budding Member 42 posts) 8y

If you want to do Bartending work you'll need to get your Responsible Service of Alcohol Certificate thingy (RSA). There's a list of recognised providers here. It's just a six hour course with an open book test at the end, though.

3. Posted by MFnice (Budding Member 12 posts) 8y

Yea, I have heard that. It's like AUS$60? I am going to sign up for that as soon as I get there. Thanks for the insight. Do you know anything about the hotel thing?

4. Posted by stag (Budding Member 31 posts) 8y

Good luck! I will be doing the same in April/May time, do let us know what you plan on doing, were your staying and all the rest...pop it in a blog!

5. Posted by MFnice (Budding Member 12 posts) 8y

Thanks, I will be doing a blog, probably from this site. I will keep you updated. Let me know when you are arriving. By that time I should be pretty well acclamented. Good luck with you trip!

6. Posted by lavenlaar (Budding Member 46 posts) 8y

Some of the biggest and better Bars in Sydney are;


also the likes of

Fringe Bar, Water Bar, MPB, Jackson's on George (pretty sure many tourists been here), cheers
hope this helps


7. Posted by aussie101 (Budding Member 6 posts) 8y

mates thers a better way to get a living without having to be around drunk swaggies all day plus the usual kiwis always plunder down in the o' mate your better off working in the australia zoo they pay better and for a future job you will have a good recomendation on your meive actually worked in the australia zoo before and now im a travel guid for three states of australia so basically im a true bush-man.nice talking.

cheers,from aussie

8. Posted by ujkle (Budding Member 42 posts) 8y

It's like AUS$60?

Something like that? Although a friend of mine did hers a couple of years ago and it was a bit more. I'd say less than $100 though, it just depends where you go. The other legal thing sometimes required is the RSG (Responsible Gambling Certificate?) which you'll need if you have to work with Pokies/Slot Machines.

I'm not really an expert, but a lot of the hotels/pubs in my area advertise the old fashioned way via signs in the window, so it might be worth having a trawl around where you live and seeing what's available.