This is my first post here. I have been reading through previous posts which I found very helpful. I am going, hopefully for 12 months on a WHV, on my own. I'm from Ireland and looking forward to it a lot, although I can't help but feel very anxious also as I am a natural worrier.
Hostels? - I am worried about my initial choice of hostel (wise up I hear you say) as I have never stayed in a hostel before and would be worried about security of posessions etc. The more I read reviews the more confused I am as reviews are such a mixed bag. Can anyone recommend a hostel in Perth? after getting more confused I was going to choose the Billabong hostel.
Work? - I am hoping to secure work a.s.a.p. I plan on applying for my tax file number the day I arrive online. Can I use my hostel address? I will check jobs boards, ask around, bring my CV to send/handout, check ads in windows etc. Does anyone know how difficult it is to find work? Is it just a case of how hard you look? I will consider any kind of work but would prefer something possibly sociable e.g bar work. I would do office based work, cleaning, retail, fruit picking etc
Bank? - Can anyone recommend a bank? I was wondering which is best for using other ATM's and I would like an account for EFT's from and to the UK with e-banking. I was looking at the National Bank of Austrlia for everyday banking.
Sim/Mobile? - I see I can buy a vodafone sim card on ebay.co.uk for £15. Is this worthwhile or a rip off? Does anyone know how I can go about getting a sim card in Australia and if so what is the best value for money?
I know folks that I'm asking a lot but any help or advice would be greatly appreciated. If anyone else will be going to Perth at this time you are welcome to get in touch.