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Melbourne 28th August

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1. Posted by boileddogs (Budding Member 7 posts) 5y

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Hi there
Me and my mate are travelling from Manchester to Melbourne in just under a week!
Was wondering if anyones in a similar position/has any plans??
At the moment we have no p.o.a at all!

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


I'm leaving from Manchester on the 13th sept going to Melbourne. How long are u planning on staying? have you got a WHV?

Jenny :)

3. Posted by Nicole24 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 5y


I am looking at booking a flight to Melbourne in October/November. I have not booked anything yet as I am researching what to do when I get there and how much money I should bring. The plan is I will find a job quite quickly. I'm guessing if you are going in a week you have already looked into this and can maybe recommend some sites. I will be travelling alone for the first time so I am a bit clueless. Also if it's not cheeky to ask how much money would be safe to arrive with considering I would hope to get work in the first few weeks?

Any advice you can give me would be greatly appreciated!:)

Have a great time!


4. Posted by boileddogs (Budding Member 7 posts) 5y

Hii, yes we have working visas but no idea how long we're gonna stay out there for. The plan is to stay out at least 6 months-a year! What about you? Where are you going first?
I can't really recommend any sites for work as i've heard the best way to get a job is to look when you're actually there and speak to people.
I'm hoping to take a £1000 but i recommend more probably, it's just I'm rubbish at saving!

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

Hi Dave
Yeah hoping to stay at least a year and if i want to stay longer i'm gonna do 3 months of friut picking etc to extend my visa to 2 years.
Going to Melbourne first for a few weeks then hoping to get a bit of work in maybe Adelaide!

Hi Nicola
I haven't looked on any sites for jobs just going to go out and look when i'm there and i might join a recruitment agency. Not sure about money will you be staying with anyone when you get there or are you going to find accomadation once you get there?

6. Posted by littlenicola (Budding Member 6 posts) 5y

Ah all of your plans sound awesome!

Im planning to go to aussie but not untill next year now!
Im also a first time traveller which will be really exciting but im so scared hehe!!
Life looks so much more relaxed/simple in australia!
ahh cant wait!

Just out of interest how much did you all pay for your flights from the uk - aussie?



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

Hi Nicola

Mine was about £500 i think one way with emirates i booked it with sta travel they have a lot of good offers there really good for people going traveling :)

I can't wait to go now just over 2 weeks to go!!

8. Posted by boileddogs (Budding Member 7 posts) 5y

Hi Jenny,
That sounds exactly like what I/we want to do! Melbournes pretty cold at the moment, particularly at night! So thinking of moving north for a bit in attempt to chase the warmer climate. We're currently in St Kilda, gonna go look at job opportunities tomorrow. Are you on facebook? it's harder to keep up with this place!

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

Hi yeah i went to melbourne in septemeber a few years ago and i remember it was cold and rainy some day hope it starts to warm up soon :)

Yeah my name is jennifer dent and i have the same profile pic as i do on here

10. Posted by littlenicola (Budding Member 6 posts) 5y

Hey jenny, wow £500 is pretty good compared to some prices!!

Bet you cant wait now!! not long to go!

Are you going with someone or going solo? :)

Are you going to facebook or blog on here as you go along? Would be awesome to see what you get up to and see the progress!! If so i would love to add you as im thinking of going out there next year for 1-2 years!!