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1. Posted by kirsty_j (Budding Member 6 posts) 5y

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Hey Guys and Girls,

My friend and I are planning on setting off on a years WHV to Oz at the start of Aug. I have saved around £3500 ( my flights there and back are paid for) and I intend to travel for a month and then settle in Sydney and work for the rest of my years visa. I am not sure if this is enough money and would like some advice!

We would also like some advice on renting/sharing apartments in Sydney and where is the best location to live? I have a job lined in up working for Eail sail at the harbour, so it would need to be around that area.

We are 2 scottish girls who really do not have a clue about any of this stuff so any help would be fantastic!!

Thanks

Kirsty xxx

2. Posted by frankie 75 (Budding Member 28 posts) 5y

Hi Kirsty
dont know about how far budget will go but here are some hints re sydney living. You will find it hard to get a two bedroom appartment for under $450 per week . You ladies may wanr to share a room to cut costs .
here are the two web site the most use in sydney when look for places to rent

http://www.realestate.com.au/cgi-bin/rsearch?a=s&cu=fn-rea&s=nsw&ss=&ag=&t=ren&snf=&interim=1&chk=0&lead=&ty=&searchFormSource=refine+search&tb=&u=BALMAIN&is=&pme=any&pxe=700&minbed=&maxbed=2&cat=&m=&p=10

http://www.domain.com.au/?mode=rent

happy hunting

3. Posted by Pinny (Budding Member 18 posts) 5y

Hi Kirsty,

I reckon 3500GBP will give you a great month of travel, plus plenty left over to set up house in Sydney (the exchange rate is very much in your favour!) Real estate is expensive in Sydney, including rentals, but there are always rooms in share houses with students etc. etc., as anywhere. And like the other post said, if you are broke, you could share a room with your friend.

Not sure where Eail (Eastsail? Rushcutters Bay) is, but "the harbour" is a mighty big area, and living too near any part of it can be expensive (everyone wants to live by the harbour!) However, you don't have to go too far inland to find something cheaper. Sounds like a great job you have lined up! Let me know if you need any other advice.

Cheers, Pinny

4. Posted by oops3838 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 5y

Hi Kirsty!

That's awesome that you already have a job lined up before coming! A lot of people around here are struggling a bit. I've been in Sydney for about 2 months now and love it! I think there are many places in the area that are good to live in. I love Surry Hills - so close to the city and it has such a good atmosphere - shops/cafes/bar galore! If you want to know more, drop me a line via my blog and we'll chat. Happy planning!!!!

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