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1. Posted by ADL226 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 5y

Im just now starting my reseach and trying find out how to make all my dreams come true! Any advice or guidance would be sooooo appreciated.

Im graduating college this May, as a nurse in America and really have no money. Im getting a job and will need about a year or so to be able to save up money and also secure my position as a nurse here in the US.

Anyways, its always been my dream to backpack through Australia (ever since I was in 2nd grade!!) and possibly even move there. But Im pretty naive when it comes to trying to figure all this out. I would love some input from ANYONE who has advise on how to start making this happen. Ive looked into the Working and Holiday Visa for Americans. Strange though, I get two different response to it. Either 100 people get it a year or 200,000 people do.....I Dont Know. That would work for me, but dont really know how to budget my trip or what kind of cost to excpect with or without the working visa. Also what happens if I dont get it?!?!?

Again it'll be over a year before I can actually even try and make this happen but anyone who has any direction for me or advise I would sooooo love to hear it!!

Thank you sooo much! And hope to meet some of you in the future along the path OF happy destiny!!


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3. Posted by Cyberia (Travel Guru 1818 posts) 5y

Any reasonable part time jobs in Australia are either taken up by locals or long ago by people who have them each year. Most are poorly paid hard labour, like fruit picking and such. You might try and get a temp nursing job in Australia (they will then sponsor you) and try to see some of it with day and weekend trips to help you decide about a longer back packing trip.

Like America, Australia is fairly expensive so you will need lots of money. Unlike America, Australia though also very big is only sparsely populated and mostly around the coasts. Also parts can get very hot certain times of the year when you do not want to out walking in the sun.

4. Posted by musicmad_23 (Budding Member 13 posts) 5y

Like the last post stated there is a lack in jobs in Australia. Many locals struggle to find jobs let alone travelers.

It is really great over here and thats the main problem, while there are a lot of great sight seeing opertunities they are generally spread out over a great distance. So a big pont to figure out is where you would like to land and how you plan to move from place to place. I would suggest train for a lot of places or bus. however over a distance these can become quickly expensive.