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1. Posted by Jemmadash (Budding Member 11 posts) 5y

Hey Guys,

i have posted a thread before as i was going to oz in november and i got some good advice but i'm now going the 16th september!! So excited!! Just wondering if anyone is heading out the same time as i don't have any travel buddies!

Thanks Jemma x

2. Posted by c.bear (Budding Member 23 posts) 5y

Hey Jemma,
I'm heading out on the 27th of September :)

are you planning on staying in Melbourne?
Charlotte x

3. Posted by Jemmadash (Budding Member 11 posts) 5y

Hi Charlotte,

Well i have my hostel booked for the first 2 weeks there, so just going to see what happens! I definatley want to see as much of oz as possible but i've heard Melbourne is one of the best places! What are your plans?

Jemma x

4. Posted by c.bear (Budding Member 23 posts) 5y

Hiya :)

I'm landing in Brisbane on the 28th, and have no idea for how long for etc, but I then want to go to Cairns, and then using a Greyhound hop on/off pass head to Melbourne, because thats where I fly home from. I'll be in Aus for 9 months in total!

Do you have any plans? :)

Charlotte x

5. Posted by Jemmadash (Budding Member 11 posts) 5y


OMG, well i really don't have specific plans like you!!! Eeek!
I'm just going straight to Melbourne , going to arrive on the 18th september and staying at the base in st kilda. It's meant to be one of the best hostels! I'm on a working holiday visa, so i plan on working, just picking up jobs as i go! I'm a beauty therapist but i will do bar work or whatever i can do! I really want to go to sydney for new year but haven't got it planned. My visa's for a year and i have no idea how long i will be there!

You on a holiday visa?

Jemma x

6. Posted by c.bear (Budding Member 23 posts) 5y

Ooohh two people have told me St Kilda is really nice! :)

Well I have them plans but if I can't find work out there they're not going to happen lol! Do you know anything about the work situation there? I'm the same, I don't mind what work I get, but everyone's telling me different things so I don't know how easy its going to be! So now i'm starting to panic about my money situation eeek

I haven't even though about NYE, it hasn't even crossed my mind which is worrying me lol!

Yeah I have my working holiday visa :)

Charlotte x

7. Posted by Jemmadash (Budding Member 11 posts) 5y

Yeah it looks really nice :)

I'm a bit clueless about the job situation, i've done my c.v and refrences but i've heard that it's pretty easy to get work! I know there are agencies that you can join that can get you work for clubs and things like that! I was told it is only tough to get a job around xmas and new years cause it's such a busy time! I know that alot of hostels are booked up really early for new year so i'm worried i'lll have nowhere to stay!

It's hard to plan ahead when you don't know what will happen when you get out there i guess!

Jemma x

8. Posted by cattyb (Budding Member 22 posts) 5y

Hey Jemma.
Im going out to Melbourne 5 weeka tomorrow, not like im counting! :) Im staying at st kilda for the first three nights and will go from there. Planning to get a job pretty musch first thing and im wanting to stay in melbourne for a while before i travel. Arrive in melbourne on the 26th of september so just a week after you! Im hoping going just before Oz summer getting a job will be pretty easy.

9. Posted by Jemmadash (Budding Member 11 posts) 5y

Hi Catherine,

oh thats good you are staying at st kilda aswell :) I'm the same want to get a job asap! Yeah i think it's a good time to go, really looking forward to the summer there! How long are you traveling for?


10. Posted by Jenny29 (Budding Member 16 posts) 5y

Hi all,

I get to melbourne on the 15th of sept staying with family for the first week or so while i get a job etc sorted. I'm not sure how long to stay for i'm still not sure if i should do 3 months fruit picking so i can extend my visa and stay 2 years? How long are you all staying for?

Jenny :)