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Work in Australia...need advice please

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1. Posted by Justine123 (Budding Member, 11 posts) 25 May '11 02:28

I'm planning on going to Australia on a working holiday visa I will be going on my own and it will be my first time traveling.
I want to know how easy it is to get work. I'm a little worried I will struggle and have to come home when my funds run out.
I was also thinking of doing fruit picking then I can stay 2 years if I wanted to is farm work hard to get?
Any advice will be much appreciated and also any other backpacking info would be great too

2. Posted by Es87 (Budding Member, 7 posts) 25 May '11 04:26

I don't know how difficult it is to get farm jobs someone else might be able to answer your question. However in terms of it being a struggle getting work, it really depends where you are thinking of staying. Places like Darwin, Sydney Melbourne it should be quite easy (Darwin is great for backpackers too there are a lot of them and easygoing vibe).

3. Posted by Cyberia (Travel Guru, 1747 posts) 25 May '11 04:36

Lots of other people with the same idea of getting work there including unskilled migrants in the country. Unless you have a particular skill needed, I would not count of finding work in Australia, and if you do, it will be hard work for little pay.

Youth unemployment in Australia is at a nine year high, and they will be looking at similar jobs to you.

4. Posted by Justine123 (Budding Member, 11 posts) 25 May '11 04:58

Es87 I was planning to travel up the east coast and try to do my 3 months farm work on the way so I can earn travel money as I go and also work towards my 2nd year visa. Then I think I want to live in Sydney for the rest of my time there. I don't have any skills but would be happy to anything as long as I could afford to live.

Cyberia you've scared me a little now is really that bad?

5. Posted by Es87 (Budding Member, 7 posts) 25 May '11 05:12

Cyberia has a good point. Un-employment is pretty much the case for many Australians at the moment. Skilled or unskilled. But as I said before, in big cities you will be fine! Probably hospitality is your best bet :) My friends who moved to Melbourne from the UK had no troubles at all finding work in bars so I assume it would be much the same in Sydney. Someone else might have a good idea about farm work but I do hear of foreigners doing that. :)

6. Posted by Justine123 (Budding Member, 11 posts) 25 May '11 05:59

Ok well thanks for the help think I might just go for it can always get a flight home if it comes to that

7. Posted by photomcmillan (Budding Member, 9 posts) 25 May '11 20:39

If you need employment i have contact which hire's a lot of backpackers,
Its sales based job minimal hours in Sydney or Newcastle,
Average pay $850p/w but last week i made $1600

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