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Travelling to Oz Oct/Nov 2010,anyone want to meet up before?

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1. Posted by miss_c (Budding Member 15 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

Hi peeps,

The flights are booked and heading out on 2nd Nov!! Eek!
The count down is on.

Wondered if any other travellers fancied meeting up before heading out, esp if travelling on your own?
Or even just chat on here/email etc.

I'm going out with my mate, but I think it'd be really good to hear what other people are planning, any tips and if you know a couple of people when you're out there I'm sure it's bound to help!
Contacts, it's all about contacts!

We plan on travelling down the coast, starting from Cairns then heading for Sydney for NYE, which we have booked thank god as I'm sure it's now chocka/expensive.

We were thinking of getting a licence so can work in bars etc, has anyone else read up about this at all?
Wonder if there will be many of those types of jobs around, have read conflicting things about work really...
hoping there will be some out there... somewhere!

Look forward to hearing from anyone :)


2. Posted by OzBug (First Time Poster 1 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

I'm planning on arriving in Cairns on my own sometime towards the end of October and beginning of November. My plan is to find work in Cairns for a few months though so I can apply for my 2nd working holiday visa and then head down the east coast! Unfortunately means I'll miss being in Sydney for NYE but hopefully the year after I'll be able to do it! :)

I'd like to do some bar work too. You can do the required training in most cities from what I've read and it's done within the day. I think if you look hard enough you'll find work..always the case I think!


3. Posted by lizzie86 (Budding Member 15 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

I will be in Sydney from mid nov until after NYE. where have u booked to stay for NYE?

4. Posted by miss_c (Budding Member 15 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

Hi Jamie,
I think we're hoping to do the licence as soon as we get to Cairns, then at least as we travel along we'll be prepared should we need to start working earlier than anticipated.... Let's hope not tho!
I suppose until you're out there doing it you just don't know what's going to happen!
So are you going to do the fruit picking so you can stay another year?

Lizzie86 - yeh we've booked up I think YHA Railway Square... but it was hard to find a decent place and that was about 3 weeks ago now. Have you booked anything yet?

5. Posted by lizzie86 (Budding Member 15 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

Yea i have booked 14nights over xmas and ny at Wake up Sydney!! Had to get in there fast as everywhere was getting booked up very quickly. Im very excited now :-)

6. Posted by Lewwy (Budding Member 56 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

Me, my girlfriend and a mate will be leaving for Australia (with a cheeky detour to Thailand) on the 10/10/10 (believe it or not, at 10pm; however, travelling with BA, so who knows!).

I am also counting down the days, even made a little counter on the side of my travel blog ( to prove it :P

We actually can't wait.

Where are you guys from? Ages? etc?

My name is Lewis, I'm a 21 year old web designer from Essex.
Who's next?

7. Posted by Ozminda (Budding Member 7 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

I'm Jess and I am travelling alone to Oz, but haven't booked anything yet! I have the money but just haven't sorted anything else out haha!

I am from Notts, where are you from? X

8. Posted by Mr.N (Budding Member 10 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

If you are looking at Bar Work as a possibility, a small and easy thing to know ( if you don't already of course ) .

Different states have different rules and codes of conduct for Alcohol.

The certificate gained in Queensland won't be able to be used in Northern Terroritory, New South Wales, Victoria, Southern Australia and Western Australia.

I think the 6 states ( 7 if you count the ACT as well ) all have a certificate unique to that state.

Enjoy your travels!

9. Posted by BigGEEE (Budding Member 4 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

Hey Guys and Gals.....

I travel out to sydney October 5th im there for a month before i travel up the coast to brisbane to play abit of footy (rugby league) if anyone wants to meet up for a bbq on the beach and a few drinks msg me im going alone kind of scary but by the looks of it alot of people are doing the same. looking forward to meeting some great people. Anyone got any tips to share?? please help haha

Ahhhhhh October CANT come quick enough

Garry 24 from Doncaster UK

You can add me on facey if ya like Garry Ellery

Peace x

10. Posted by miss_c (Budding Member 15 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!


It's getting soooo exciting....
no of days left till we go - 119!!! left at work - 76!! Whoop whoop!

We're both from Bedford and 29, sooo old in comparison, eek!

Thanks Mr N for the tip on the bar licence, we'll have to look into that one.

Soooo many things to sort out, luggage, insurance, clothes, money, bank account, mobile etc etc, where we're going to go, work... good lord!

right, best get planning... or maybe back to work just for the moment!