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11. Posted by Laura-NT (Budding Member 17 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

No flight isn't booked yet.. Still not 100% sure on date.. Definitely end of July though. Just need to do so much research!

12. Posted by Steve79 (Respected Member 335 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

Yes I set up an Oz bank account, went with Commonweath Bank, was pretty straightforward, just went into the bank with my passport and proof of address (if you are staying in a hostel I am sure you can use their address) and got it sorted.

Was lucky enough not to have any medical emergencies whilst I was away, but I am pretty certain that UK residents qualify for medical treatment in Oz under the NHS.

13. Posted by Laura-NT (Budding Member 17 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

Thank you. And what did you do for a mobile phone? Are sim cards expensive? I have an iPhone

14. Posted by Kane_92 (Budding Member 35 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

Hey, im travelling to sydney on sept 24th got my 12 month working visa, hoping to stay there for 6 months then move on! first time time travelling alone too so pretty nervous!
Kane :)

15. Posted by Laura-NT (Budding Member 17 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

Kane.. Where abouts you hoping to go?

16. Posted by Kane_92 (Budding Member 35 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

Hi Laura,
Planning on 6 months in sydney and working there, then hopefully head over to perth after that but im not going to plan ahead after the 6 months just see what happens when i get out there! cant wait!! What sort of job you looking for over there?

17. Posted by Steve79 (Respected Member 335 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

I went with Vodafone PAYG over there and just bought the cheapest handset I could find - the handset was about £30 and then I topped up about £15 a month I think.

18. Posted by Laura-NT (Budding Member 17 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

Kane- hoping to do bar work, just to get some money.. Really wanna work in the ski lodge at some point too!

Steve- yeah I'm just gonna take my phone and buy a sim out there.. Did a lot
Of the places have WI-FI?

19. Posted by Kane_92 (Budding Member 35 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

Cool, ill either be doing that or trying to get a job in insurance like what im doing now. Where you planning on living?

20. Posted by Laura-NT (Budding Member 17 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

Think I'm starting off in a hostel in manly... Right on the beach, even though it'll be freezing this time of year. Really wanna go Thailand, so gotta get a lot of money for that