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11. Posted by Laura-NT (Budding Member 17 posts) 5y

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 330 posts) 5y

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) 5y

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) 5y

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) 5y

Kane.. Where abouts you hoping to go?

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

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 330 posts) 5y

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) 5y

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) 5y

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) 5y

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