Hi I've just arrived in Melbourne couple of days ago, my first time doing anything like this and am here on my own on a wyv. I would advise not too do a starter package as its a rip off. It's so easy to sort out bank n tax file number. The hardest bit will be meeting people but as long as you put yourself out there n talk to everyone your be fine.
I sorted out a bank before I came n transferred the money over before I got to Oz, just had to prove my identity when I was here. Tax file number I applied yesterday online Australian government website just answer a few questions n they send it to you. Sim card just go into any phone shop. Not sure how long I'll be sticking around in Melbourne depends if I get job here. Don't worry will be an amazing experience
Exact same situation as you. Looking to head out this year, I have been thinking of starting with Oz Intro as they seem quite good and the reviews are positive.
I am looking for someone to start off with too as its quite scary thinking about going myself.
When are you thinking of going?
im also looking for a companion free to head out whevnever i have the visa got just while nervous about heading on my own..
I dont have my visa just yet, looking to send off for it in the next 2-3 weeks and looking at booking my flights on pay day 24th April. Iv looked more into it now and think going aug-sep time will be best as i will be able to save up more to fund me.
(i have a friend who went in january and hasnt been able to find work so is coming home) im wanting to save as much as i can so i dont get stuck in that situation!
feel free to message me and share your plans! im hoping to start planning something more set in stone in the next 2-3 weeks before i book the flights (as im after a flight buddy too!!) x
Hey there, I'm 23 and from Limerick and in the same situation. Hoping to apply for visa the end of the month and go to Aus around middle of Aug. At the moment I'm thinking of heading for Melbourne and seeing how I get on there.. wouldnt mind looking for some kind of work straight away to keep me going for a bit and then do some travelling but I really have no idea other than that. just want to go cos most of my friends have already left ireland and I just think its time for me to up and go on my own and take the chance! now or never like. its nice to see that there are others like yourself taking the plunge too. Let me know your plans x
I dont have anything set in stone just yet but i intent to find a travel buddy before booking anything!
im just really excited about planning the whole thing and would love to find someone i can share all the experiences with