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41. Posted by Finn552 (Budding Member 11 posts) 4y

Hey Elle,

Haven't as of yet, sorting all the prep out! Will have to quit my Job which is pretty gutting but it should be worth it! I'm popping into STA Travel this week, friend of a friend works there so hopefully he can shed a bit more light on what would suit me best! I'm going to Zante in June and then its my 19th so I better start to save save save! How much are you guys going to take out btw, because some people said pay off the flights and hostel then wing it for a two weeks on a 1K then get a job, others said take 2-3K, but they didnt want jobs :/. I've just had the OzIntro brochure through, are you or Jo doing anything like that or the STA equivalent?


42. Posted by Elle11 (Budding Member 49 posts) 4y

Joanne there's even more people posting today that they are going the same time as us. I've friended a few people on here so that we can arrang eour bondi beach xmas day meet up with everyone nearer the time.

It'll be really worth it Finn! STA is where I booked mine, here in Southampton. They were great. Freaky! I'm going to Zante in July!! For the WHV they like you to have $5000AUD which is roughly 3000GBP. But that is flexible. I know people who travelled to Perth 2 weeks ago who took just over 2000GBP and they were fine, and met people who took even less. It's not so much about what you'll need yourself but what you will need to be allowed in the country. From what I gather they dont check everyones funds. But better to be on the safe side than not be allowed in the country and be deported lol.

I'm not doing anything like the Oz Intro thing. They offer a similar thing through STA but I'm doing it myself. However through STA I have paid the 25quid for them to sort out my taxfile number and 25quid for my AUS bank account. Makes it quicker and easier to get paid out there and means you dont get emergency taxed when working in oz.

Hope that's been helpful.

Elle xo

43. Posted by Joanne1991 (Budding Member 55 posts) 4y

There is loads posting now isnt there.... making me feel 10 times better coz i know loads of others are doing it solo aswell! Bet everyone will be up for Bondi xmas day :D

I go malia end of june :O all got these hols first!
Il be taking at least £3000 wouldnt really want to go with anythin less than that!

Thats what im like but now that ive been speaking to a few people on here im not bothered about doing the ozintro, If i wouldnt have got talking to anyone then i would of considered it but happy to just go out there now & be able to meet yous :)

Jo x

44. Posted by Elle11 (Budding Member 49 posts) 4y

My friends move out to Malia next week to work for the summer season. They went last year and loved it!

Yeh def taking at least 3k. you'll need a fair bit to put down a deposit on a flat and stuff so will need that money to help us get set up. All though having 3k in my account and going into heathrow wih Gucci shops... god help me! lol

Elle xo

45. Posted by Joanne1991 (Budding Member 55 posts) 4y

All my friends have been & loved it so have to attend ;) last 2 weeks of partyin before the hardcore savin kicks in haha

We will just have to be careful with what we spend until we get set up & find jobs dont want to be runnin low on funds ha
Limits have to be set especially before we arrive :(

Jo x

46. Posted by Finn552 (Budding Member 11 posts) 4y

Hey! Thanks, is very helpfuk think I'm just gunna up sticks for sure! Been thinking about it alot and I only live once so **** it I'm 99.9% Sure! 3K < Better not keep going out after Zante! Yeah I reckon I can get 2500k By then and my friend whos been said none of them had their accounts checked, but its better safe than sorry! I'm just gunna book flights in august, then pay off 2 weeks of accomodation in september and then save as much as I can really! If everyones looking for a place to rent out there, and need a few people, I'll be up for getting a place to rent! Which flights have you guys booked and from where? Cheap ones are airlines where you probably have to stand up haha!

My twitter is FinHay1 btw!

Finn x

47. Posted by Joanne1991 (Budding Member 55 posts) 4y

Your the same as me finn.... have to do it while we can!!
Are you starting in sydney too? Ive priced a flight for 2nd December from heathrow & its 658 return so not too bad. Im hoping to get a place to rent aswell soon as were settled & have met a few people so we could all have a look n see :)

Il follow you :)

Jo x

48. Posted by Finn552 (Budding Member 11 posts) 4y

Hey Jo :)

You know it! How long you planning to go out for? Yeah I want to start in Sydney and then where ever the wind blows me from there! That's good! Who's that flight with!? Snap, pretty much exactly the same, you have any particular hostel in mind, I don't want to book one and its utterly s***! You at Uni or just working?

Finn x

49. Posted by Elle11 (Budding Member 49 posts) 4y

Jo hun that sounds just like the flight I was looking at through STA but it was only a 6 month ticket. Make sure you check it out before u book it. Don't want you stranded or having to cut ur trip short.

Elle xo

50. Posted by Finn552 (Budding Member 11 posts) 4y

Are you going to fly through the cheapest flight or virgin airways or british airways?