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1. Posted by lauren2125 (Budding Member 9 posts) 6y

Hi :)

My name's Lauren, I'm 22 from London and am moving out to Sydney for a year to be a nanny in March. I'm going alone and although i have a few friends out there i'm really nervous and would LOVE to hear from anyone around my age who is heading out there at the same time.

Is anyone else going to be there at the same time that fancies meeting up? xxx

2. Posted by elley (Budding Member 20 posts) 6y

Hi Lauren

Im heading to sydney in march also, getting really excited now, im also going on my own, have you booked anything yet?


3. Posted by mathewpope (Budding Member 9 posts) 6y

hi guys

im heading out to melbourn early march alone too, i dont have any plans apart from have a good time be good to hear from any one thats in the same boat as me

hopfully speak soon


4. Posted by missy.mag (Budding Member 2 posts) 6y

Hi, I am 23 from the US arriving in Sydney on Feb 23...Lauren - where did you find the nanny job? I was thinking about nannying for a little while as well since its a great way to save on living expenses. I am going on this journey alone as well so would love to meet up.

5. Posted by lauren2125 (Budding Member 9 posts) 6y


Elley - yes i've booked my flights and sorted my Visa and I start my nannying job on April 1st so i'm taking 2 weeks to catch up with friends and be a bit of a tourist :) Have your sorted your trip yet? where are you staying?

Missy - I would love to meet up, we should get as many people together as possible and make it a bit of a social drink :) i registered with a load of agencies. The ones i found to be the best were Nanny Australia, New Au-Pair and Australia Au Pair. I'm also planning to work in a bar round the corner from where i'm living (in Willoughby) so that i meet lots of people :).


6. Posted by Scotty87 (Budding Member 27 posts) 6y

Hey Lauren :)

I'm 23 and from Cambridge! I'm heading out to Sydney alone as well, I arrive April 11th :) Have you sorted where you are staying? Hostel or apartment? I'm staying in the Wake Up hostel to start with but its pricey so I don't want to stay there for too long!

I booked one of them Australian Travel experts who sorted everything out for me and supply me with 12 months of job offers anywhere in Australia! So if I need money at any point I can get a job pretty sharpish!

I'm getting pretty nervous cause although I don't arrive in OZ till April I've got 2 months in America before, so I start travelling in just under 3 weeks!

Anyway, hopefully speak soon :)


7. Posted by elley (Budding Member 20 posts) 6y

hey Lauren

Ye got my visa sorted and booking flights this week , Have you got insurance yet? its so hard to know what type of cover to get.Havent booked a hostel or anyting but looking up a few on hostel world. Im getting very excited now and tryn to find out some info about sydney.

How has your planning bein goin?


8. Posted by lauren2125 (Budding Member 9 posts) 6y

Hi Elley,

I'm getting so excited now - i actually have the time out sydney guide permanently by my bed and i'm constantly skyping my boyfriend who lives out there so i just want to be there now! I am actually covered by the family i'm staying with which is really great. have you picked up a time out guide to sydney? their hostel guides seem pretty good so you should take a look. how come you decided to head out to Sydney? x

9. Posted by lauren2125 (Budding Member 9 posts) 6y

Hi Scott,

That's so exciting that you leave so soon - i'm so anxious to get going! where abouts in America are you heading?

I'm actually going to be a live in nanny in Sydney so all bills and food etc is sorted which is great plus its a much nicer house than i could have afforded so :)! That's great that the company sorted everything for you and i hear really good things about Wake up!

Where else are you thinking of heading in Oz?


10. Posted by Scotty87 (Budding Member 27 posts) 6y

I am really excited but extremely nervous now! I'm going to New York, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and then Vancouver to visit some family! 15 hour flight from Vancouver to Sydney with a stop over at Fiji.

That sounds really good, will you be just staying in Willoughby? Or you hoping to do the nanny job all over?
The Wake Up does sound and look really good so I'm pleased to be staying there to settle me in.

Well I do want to travel around OZ and see as much as I can but I haven't got any plans as such, I want to be in Sydney for the first month or 2 and then I'm going to do my 3 months WWOOF work to entitle me to the 2nd year visa so I dont know where that will be.

All these floods that are happening over there are not good news hopefully they will clear up sharpish!! I hear they are heading South of Brisbane now which is heading towards Sydney :(