Im In a dead end agricultural job 19 (20 in January) and never take life seriously! looking to travel May/June to sydney find a job and enjoy life.. never done it before... anyone interested.. would be grateful for any tips. =) Also what sort of money i'd need for visa and whilst im there (beer).
[ Edit: Edited on 10-Dec-2010, at 06:47 by Scrotty ]
i feel your pain ! working non stop just so u can have a few drinks at the weekend ! we got it the wrong way round in this place!
im doing the same as you going sydney oneway flight end of march !
no expert but just bit of info i picked up on the way
whv will cost ya around 140 get it from the aus immagration website dont go through any companys that will double the cost
form takes 15 mins to fill out then get a pretty quick mine took 4hrs sum take 20 min
june time your going into the winter just to let u know
depends on what u wana do there to how much money u neeed exchange rate is crap n if u like to drink and smoke then your in shit creek booze prices are getting pretty high to the point expats are bringing spirts in there suitcase !
but i have no idea what its like to work out there or find a job ,but im pretty sure if u have a legit trade with all your papers then can see it being to hard
hope this helps
I live in Sydney, it's a great spot - pretty expensive though. Not sure how good a guide on costs I can give you, but here goes:
Rent in a shared house will cost you a minimum of $200 a month - ABSOLUTE MINIMUM, expect to pay closer to $400. This will not include gas, water, electricity etc.
A case (24) of local beers wil set you back $35-$45
Food is great, fresh and fairly cheap from supermarkets etc. A meal at Maccas will set you back about $8, cheap asian about $15 and other restaurants going up from there.
A ten ride bus ticket will cost you between $10 and $40 - depending on how far your trips will be.
If you're working in a low skilled job, you should expect to be earning between $15 and $20 an hour - so you'll have to work a lot to cover the rent/beer money.
With these costs you can expect
ALEXMAC offered some good advice.
Stick to the basics. Food from supermarkets is always the way to go, and you can get away with spending anywhere between $40 - $60 / week depending on your appetite!
A night out at various clubs can cost quite a bit if you attack it without much thought. It's not uncommon to pay cover charge to get into some clubs, costing somewhere between $10 - $20.
For your beer try and shop at the bigger alcohol stores, such as BWS and First Choice, they usually have specials on a handful of beers at any one time.
[ Edit: Edited on 12-Dec-2010, at 15:58 by explore01 ]