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1. Posted by littleangie (Budding Member, 90 posts) 30 Nov '11 04:20

Hi I'm 22 from England going to Australia in March forn a year, I have got the working years visa but haven't brought my tickets yet. Planning on starting in melbourne and making my way up the East Coast. I'm pretty sociably and like a good night life. Anyone doing anything simular and want to meet up?

Angela

2. Posted by Keatsy11 (Budding Member, 19 posts) 30 Nov '11 12:46

Hello....yeah in the same boat as you really, i have my working holiday visa but i have not bought my tickets yet. I was thinking about breaking the outward journey up and having a holiday in thailand as i was there in April and in march it would be great.

Are you thinking of working in Melbourne for abit before making your way up the east coast?

by the way i am easy going, love a beer and worked in greece and france for many seasons before stupidly returning to the UK!

Keatsy.

3. Posted by littleangie (Budding Member, 90 posts) 30 Nov '11 13:59

Hi, I was going to go to thailand on the way but have been warned off by friends as I haven't had much experince of travelling. I'm hoping to go on the way back.

I've been working in corfu the last 6 months, same not enjoying being home can't wait to leave!!

I'm hoping to work in Melbourne, was thinking about buying a camper van n driving round the east coat. Just an idea

4. Posted by Cam1993 (Budding Member, 7 posts) 2 Dec '11 10:18

hi im going to thailand in febuary then onto oz in march, i fly to sydney though, i would definatly visit thailand on your way, ive got freinds who went on there way to oz and cant wait to go back.

5. Posted by littleangie (Budding Member, 90 posts) 2 Dec '11 11:01

oh really, I have heard good things about thailand just nervous about going there first.

How long are you going to australia for?

6. Posted by Scottabb1989 (Budding Member, 6 posts) 3 Dec '11 02:02

Hi, I too am going to Oz in March and also going it alone. I was thinking of going to Thailand first but some people have suggested it is beeter to go Oz first & then Thailand on the way back. I have my visa but have not booked my flight yet therefore I need some advice from someone who knows what is the best option, like how long to go for, ect.
Hiring an Campervan sounds like an amazing idea! Bring on Oz 2012!

7. Posted by sebcollins (Budding Member, 21 posts) 3 Dec '11 09:43

Hey ..... Im flying into SEA at the end of this month and then to Aus in July. I have a flight and no WHV !!

I booked my flights through a company called "STA travel" -extremely helpful / efficient. they have plenty of offices around the UK. How long did your visa process take, from applying to granting ?

Sebastian

8. Posted by Sander (Moderator, 4275 posts) 3 Dec '11 09:51

Quoting sebcollins

How long did your visa process take, from applying to granting ?

If you apply at the official website of the Australia Department of Immigration, your WHV will almost always be granted within a few minutes to an hour. Sometimes (when they experience heavy load or do random spot checking ?) it can take a few days, but never more than a week.

9. Posted by sebcollins (Budding Member, 21 posts) 3 Dec '11 09:53

Cheers Sander, I wont worry for a while yet then !!

10. Posted by littleangie (Budding Member, 90 posts) 3 Dec '11 10:12

mine took a couple of days, only coz they had to check some information.
Glad to hear STA travels are good planning on using them for my flights