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1. Posted by stephthompson5 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 4y

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Hey,

Im lookin to travel to Australia around this time next year! Anyone else goin around then? Not sure where to start off, was thinkin Melbourne or Perth as these seem like lively enough places, and seem cheaper than Sydney!

Also, the working holiday visa..does the year start as soon as its granted?

Any tips or advice would be much appreciated!!

Thanks, Steph

2. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4811 posts) 4y

The year starts when you enter Australia, which must be within a year of when the visa is granted.

3. Posted by InSydeTravel (Budding Member 3 posts) 4y

I'd also recommend Brisbane but dont skip Sydney either I've got a good guide to Sydney over at -snip-. I'm also putting together guides to Brisbane and Perth as well.

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4. Posted by JessBeth (Budding Member 3 posts) 4y

I just moved here from the US, I'm on the Gold Coast and living in a suburb called Southport, I'm 5 min from the beach and 10 min from Surfers Paradise. Getting here and through customs was easy. I'd never been here before and am staying for a year. If you plan your trip where you can spend a month or so in each town that would be cheaper than staying in Hostels. There's a website here called Gumtree.com.au where people post rooms for rent etc.

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