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251. Posted by Zozzle27 (Budding Member 23 posts) 6y

Hi Ryan, welcome to the thread! There are a lot of us in the same boat as you (myself included), i've been putting it off for ages but decided that at 27 I need to do it otherwise I never will! I plan to go at the beginning of September until next summer but will also be applying for a WHV for 12 months, I don't see any reason why you shouldn't get it.

I plan to start in Sydney with a company called oz intro which basically sets you up with accommodation, orientation etc for your first week - then I plan to go on to see Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, Broome, Darwin, Cairns and finally Brisbane if I have enough time!

I'm still trying to work out when to hand my notice in then I can really start planning and sorting out travel arrangements. As you can see there are loads of people who are doing the same on here!

Zo

252. Posted by Jess47 (Budding Member 40 posts) 6y

Hey Ryan,

Welcome to the thread!

If you apply for the visa online you can receive a confirmation by email within hours so that's the easy part!

I'm also heading to Perth to start with too. You'll get differing opinions on the place, most common seem to be that you can get bored quickly there - a lot of people head to Melbourne / Syndey and work their way round. I personally prefer to start off in Perth as (a) I have a friend there and (b) figure it'll be less daunting than heading into Sydney where I know no-one. Although, pretty sure you can make friends quickly on those Oz Intro dealies but I'm too stuck in my ways and prefer to go it alone and do it my way.

I don't think there's any right or wrong way to do it, just mainly what's right for you. I'd only say watch when you choose to go to some places as you don't want to catch the crap weather the whole way round!

I'm heading out beginning of September so maybe catch you round in Perth!

253. Posted by rduff1983 (Budding Member 23 posts) 6y

Thanks Zozzle and Jess, appreciate the responses. defo going to be posting more so any help will be greatly appreciated :)

254. Posted by rduff1983 (Budding Member 23 posts) 6y

oh- is £155 an average price for a 12 month working visa???

255. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4808 posts) 6y

Quoting rduff1983

oh- is £155 an average price for a 12 month working visa???

No, that's £20 more than you need to pay, since the fee on the official department of immigration website is (AUD) $230, which their currency converter says is £135. (Don't get the visa through any third party; the official website is the cheapest and easiest option.)

[ Edit: Edited on 02-Jun-2010, at 11:37 by Sander ]

256. Posted by Keraldo (Budding Member 8 posts) 6y

i paid £120 for a whv from visa first!

257. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4808 posts) 6y

Quoting Keraldo

i paid £120 for a whv from visa first!

That must have been a while ago (before april 1st), when either the fees were still a lot lower, or the official currency conversion was (I'm not certain what changed; just see that the fees were updated on that date).
Currently visafirst lists the WHV at £175.

[ Edit: Edited on 02-Jun-2010, at 11:54 by Sander ]

258. Posted by rduff1983 (Budding Member 23 posts) 6y

Quoting Sander

Quoting rduff1983

oh- is £155 an average price for a 12 month working visa???

No, that's £20 more than you need to pay, since the fee on the official department of immigration website is (AUD) $230, which their currency converter says is £135. (Don't get the visa through any third party; the official website is the cheapest and easiest option.)

Thanx sander

259. Posted by Zozzle27 (Budding Member 23 posts) 6y

Hi all just to let you know i've booked on Oz Intro starting 13th September, they've sorted out my WHV too so i'm starting to get the ball in motion now!

260. Posted by miss_c (Budding Member 15 posts) 6y

hey peeps!
so, updates.... got our flights booked!!! woooo hooo!!!
we've also booked nye accomm...
now just looking for christmas.
any suggestions people??

now what do I do next??!

suppose gotta start making plans for nov 2nd till 4th jan....
and then what does the future hold.... eek!!!
xx

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