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1. Posted by Gilly09 (Budding Member 37 posts) 7y

hi there....

Just wondering if anyone has had recent (the past 4months) experience of trying to fing work on a WHM visa in Australia. Iv got a few friends out there at the minute saying its getting much better now and the STA guy was just out there last month checking things out and assures me theres nothing to worry about -just want to hear from some like minded backpackers etc?! Heading of in November tho it will be Dec before I arrive in Sydney....

oh yeah - one other thing - arriving on Sydney on Xmas Eve - is this really stupid or does it really matter??

2. Posted by MikeAllen (Full Member 129 posts) 7y

Quoting Gilly09

hi there....

Just wondering if anyone has had recent (the past 4months) experience of trying to fing work on a WHM visa in Australia. Iv got a few friends out there at the minute saying its getting much better now and the STA guy was just out there last month checking things out and assures me theres nothing to worry about -just want to hear from some like minded backpackers etc?! Heading of in November tho it will be Dec before I arrive in Sydney....

oh yeah - one other thing - arriving on Sydney on Xmas Eve - is this really stupid or does it really matter??

Hey Gilly, im also heading over to aus this year. Am arriving in cairns september then 23rd of dec for sydney, there are a few of us camping at LaneCove we all meet on TP and have never met each other before. Camp sites are booked and its roughly gonna cost $110 from the 23rd until the 2nd to stay there. check out this http://www.travellerspoint.com/forum.cfm?thread=61886 if your up for camping out over Xmas and NY and meeting new people get involved.

:)

Oh and i think there will be plenty of work in aus..

Mike

3. Posted by Gilly09 (Budding Member 37 posts) 7y

Cool idea - will run that by the better half :-)

I noticed DoA saying ther were no jobs and it was impossible to get work - kinda freaked me out a little! agh!!! :)

4. Posted by MikeAllen (Full Member 129 posts) 7y

Quoting Gilly09

Cool idea - will run that by the better half :-)

I noticed DoA saying ther were no jobs and it was impossible to get work - kinda freaked me out a little! agh!!! :)

Yeah we'll im gonna arriving with my girlfriend on the 23rd and there are about 9 others coming aswell over a 4-5 day period. Be cool to meet up with people on a similar level over there. Check out these sites for jobs.

http://www.pickingjobs.com/search.php?job_location=Australasia

http://jobsearch.gov.au/harvesttrail/map.aspx

I personally think you'll be fine for work mate, also if you like working outside look into doing some labouring down under its well paid and i bet you'll meet some cool interesting local lads onsite.

Mike

5. Posted by DoA (Budding Member 84 posts) 7y

Quoting Gilly09

hi there....

Just wondering if anyone has had recent (the past 4months) experience of trying to fing work on a WHM visa in Australia. Iv got a few friends out there at the minute saying its getting much better now and the STA guy was just out there last month checking things out and assures me theres nothing to worry about -just want to hear from some like minded backpackers etc?! Heading of in November tho it will be Dec before I arrive in Sydney....

oh yeah - one other thing - arriving on Sydney on Xmas Eve - is this really stupid or does it really matter??

If you're not bothered abouty where you go in Oz then you'll be fine as you can organise fruit picking then get a cheap internal flight & go to the job.

I guarantee you'll be on at least a month finding work in Sydney but it may ease up by next year (I doubt it though).

Prebook your acommodation in Sydney as evertywhere is full come Xmas / NYE - it also basically doubles in price :)