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11. Posted by kevr83 (Budding Member 4 posts) 7y

hi luke i am heading there in august i get there on the 30th i am also going on my own. i am flyin in to sydney what bout u?

12. Posted by jadeverell (Respected Member 255 posts) 7y

What i would suggest is going into a hostel for a week or so, use the internet to search Gumtree (or similar) for a house/flat share in your preferred area making sure that the house/flat share has a decent internet connection so that when you move in, you can spend the days bashing out your CV to all the recruitment agencies such as or It took me about 2-3 weeks to find work in Sydney CBD last year, so dont expect to find something straight away.
However, as it is going into winter here, there might be more vacancies compared to 3 months ago....

Good Luck.


13. Posted by saarafin (Budding Member 11 posts) 7y


my friend and i are planning on travlin to oz in the late august as well. we'd probably fly to sydney first and then head to north (darwin) via alice springs and then start coming south again on the east cost.. i've just been considering the climate since it's the beginning of wet season in darwin and it the northern queensland around october and i've heard the weather is really irritating at that time,as all the humidity is building where are u guys( who arrive in august) going to head first and what kind of a route have you planned? thanks!!

14. Posted by kevr83 (Budding Member 4 posts) 7y

hi saarafin i am getting in on th 30th of august am planning on spendin a month in sydney then headin up to cairns. wana b bc in sydney for newyear though coz meant to be boss

15. Posted by DanUK2009 (Budding Member 35 posts) 7y

Hey I'm going in April, only got three weeks left until I go, going for a year and I'm planning on taking £4000-£5000 with me does that seem ok? I'm staying with family friends to begin with because I am going on my own, anyone going to Brisbane?

[ Edit: Edited on 23-Mar-2009, at 13:53 by DanUK2009 ]

16. Posted by saarafin (Budding Member 11 posts) 7y

hi danUK, i think that amaunt of money sounds pretty rasonable.. that's something i've planned to take with me as well.. in this one travel company that organizes working holidays, they say that you should have about 5000 AUSdollars when u arrive..

17. Posted by dandub (Budding Member 4 posts) 7y

im going by myself in july, starting in melbourne, ill be taking around £7000 with me. not looking for work for a month or so after i do some relaxing/partying! :)

18. Posted by xnicolaaax (Budding Member 5 posts) 7y


im only planning on going for 3 months, but i am intending to take about £3000 even though i have my flights booked and paid for. but im not planning on working there and want to travel as much as possible. i also really want to go to new zealand so thats why im taking so much.

it all depends on how quick you get a job, what you are planning on doing over there etc

luke- i will be in sydney from mid sept, doing that ozintro thing

cant wait :) seems so far away!!


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