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1. Posted by Gooner_Ali (Budding Member 73 posts) 5y

Hi everyone

Im planning on going to Oz on my own in Jan 2012 on a 12 month works Visa. And planning to start in Sydney and working my way up the east coast to Cairns.

My question is regarding buying a Working 12 month Visa, Do I need a Credit card to pay for this, or can I use a Debit card to pay for it. The reason i ask is that i don't currently have a credit card. And when I was applying for my Working 12 month Visa it had Visa, mastercard, ameican express etc as an option, so does this mean I can use Visa debit?

Also Im thinking of applying to do Ultimate Oz package, was wondering what are people's thoughts on this are, if anyone reccomends it, or should i just plan everything myself and save the money for other things?

look forard to hearing your thoughts

Regards

Aled

2. Posted by Katylou (Budding Member 65 posts) 5y

Hey I payed for visa on debit card n am booking ultimate oz next week cos ebery1 says it's really good. Get to meet people n find your feet.

Katy x

3. Posted by Gooner_Ali (Budding Member 73 posts) 5y

Cheers Katy

Thats great news, I shall book my Visa tomorrow then!

Yeah that's what I thought on Ultimate Oz, All the reviews I have seen have been a positive one so must be good!

When you heading out there? Have you got plans on what you going to do, or you just going with the flow?

Aled

4. Posted by Katylou (Budding Member 65 posts) 5y

Hey

Am jus Guna go with the flow. I get to Sydney on the 30th November should be good am so excited.

What's your plans

Katy

5. Posted by Gooner_Ali (Budding Member 73 posts) 5y

Ah cool

You going out on your own or with a mate?

Ye im thinking of starting in Sydney also but January next year, trying to save as much mony as I can, How much you taking? im still debating on whether to do Ultimate Oz or not.

Im thinking of going with the flow, but will definetley want to head up the east coast to see magnetic island and the Whitsundays.

Aled

6. Posted by Katylou (Budding Member 65 posts) 5y

Hey I am going alone but been talkin to a girl on here who's on dame flight as me. I wana go cairns n whitsundays. Not sure how much taking yet as everytime I try save I have to pay for something lol. My friend is in Perth at min n she took 2000 n she says that was ok cos found work straight away. Am Guna be on a budget so have to get work. Am going with ultimate oz looks fun for first week.

Katy

7. Posted by Kane_92 (Budding Member 35 posts) 5y

Hey, im travelling to sydney in september got my flights booked for 24th going for the full year. Just wondering what the ultimate oz package is that your talking about?
Thanks
Kane

8. Posted by Katylou (Budding Member 65 posts) 5y

Yeh am booking it on Thursday looks good 7days at wake up and activities during the week.

Katy

9. Posted by Gooner_Ali (Budding Member 73 posts) 5y

Hi both K's

Kate
I know what you mean with the saving, theres always something creeps up like, car insurance, MOT etc, even when your trying to stay in on weekends..ha

As Im not going till January im hoping i can save a bit, and get another job on the weekends to help a bit!

Ye that's my reckoning, look for work straight away as there is no guarantee you'll be able to get a job quickly, so the quicker i look the better the chance. (Thats my theory anyway)

Ye im still undecided, Ozintro or ultimate Oz, or even sort it out myself, Ive see that Ozintro have changed their Hostel to a nicer place, so im tempted by that again.

Kane

You planning on going up the east coast then in the year, or you doing a full circle around Oz?
THe UltimateOz is a company that sorts things out for your first week, like your accommodation, Help in job finding and activities throughout the week. Google it and you'll find it, they work under Travellers Contact point. there are others who do similar things like Ozintro, just depends if you want to spend that much money.

Aled

10. Posted by Kane_92 (Budding Member 35 posts) 5y

Quoting Gooner_Ali

Hi both K's

Kate
I know what you mean with the saving, theres always something creeps up like, car insurance, MOT etc, even when your trying to stay in on weekends..ha

As Im not going till January im hoping i can save a bit, and get another job on the weekends to help a bit!

Ye that's my reckoning, look for work straight away as there is no guarantee you'll be able to get a job quickly, so the quicker i look the better the chance. (Thats my theory anyway)

Ye im still undecided, Ozintro or ultimate Oz, or even sort it out myself, Ive see that Ozintro have changed their Hostel to a nicer place, so im tempted by that again.

Kane

You planning on going up the east coast then in the year, or you doing a full circle around Oz?
THe UltimateOz is a company that sorts things out for your first week, like your accommodation, Help in job finding and activities throughout the week. Google it and you'll find it, they work under Travellers Contact point. there are others who do similar things like Ozintro, just depends if you want to spend that much money.

Aled

HI Aled,
Im planning on staying in sydney for 6 months working, then decide what to do after those six months end, if i like it i may end up staying there longer. The ultimate oz sounds great i will probs do that, it will help me meet new people which will be cool, bit daunting going out there alone!