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1. Posted by JohnnyR1988 (Budding Member 17 posts) 4y

Hello everyone how is it going

First time post & traveller, finally got my visa/flights and starting accomodation sorted for my year out to oz something i have thought about for a while now finally plucked up the courage to go for it i quit my job in august and fly out to perth in september although they dont know that yet lol. I am just bored with my job and the scottish weather now and need a change so what better than the other side of the planet. if anyone else is heading out that way around then or just fancy a chat send me a message.


2. Posted by jwilko (Budding Member 18 posts) 4y

Hey John,

Are you doing any type of intro program? (Like Ozintro for example) or are you just 'going with the flow'?

Im looking at going over at the start of next year!


3. Posted by JohnnyR1988 (Budding Member 17 posts) 4y

Hello joshua

I had a look at a few sites but i decided to just start out doing my own thing and see how it goes, something different outside my comfort zone you know, have you decided on a place to start or just checking everything out first.

4. Posted by KatrinaBridget (Budding Member 5 posts) 4y


My place don't know it yet either but I'm heading out to Sydney in October :) Looking to stay there until just after New Year because Christmas and New Year sounds amazing in Sydney!!
After that the only plan is see as many places as I can before I have to come back to reality.

Would be great to get to know people and meet up when we're there

Kat x

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

Hi everyone, I'm also in Sydney over Christmas and New year.

Where are you planning on going John?

Elle xo

6. Posted by bass1981 (Budding Member 5 posts) 4y

hello people

i am also thinking of quitting my job too and to leave this this place they call sunny london lol for some sun and fun does anybody know where is the best place to get work in oz as i have no plans i was just gonna go with the flow ? but i do wanna work


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

From speaking to different people who are travelling in oz or who have been previously the place people say is easiest to find work is Perth. The other options are Sydney and Melbourne.

Elle xo

8. Posted by JohnnyR1988 (Budding Member 17 posts) 4y

Hello Elle

I only have a rough plan of what to do this now i fly out to perth first, plan on staying there until december head over to sydney for christmas/new year i've read about a few partys on the beach on this site which sound fun, then after new year travel up the east coast. i plan to just take it as it comes when i am on my travels you never know what opportunities are in the future.

What about you do you have alot planned or just wing it?


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

Im in Sydney over xmas and new years. Bondi Beach on christmas day is apparently the place to be lol.

I havent planned anything out I'm just going to Sydney and seeing where the wind takes me really. I do want to venture up to Cairns to go scuba diving but not sure if I'd do that just as like a little trip or if I'd go there for a few months.

Elle xo

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

Hey John,

Im heading out in December startin in Sydney.... All excited for the partys they look amazing haha
Thats the only plan ive made up to now is to be in sydney til after the new year then going to see where my travels take me ;) Want to go to Melbourne and Brisbane at some point just going to go with the flow though. Hopefully be able to find work so can travel and see as much as possible.

Jo x