I think you should check today for your visa because i get mine as soon as i applied
I didn't book accomodation for the moment because i was thinking about doing an UltimateOz starter package. Wich includes activities for one week, accomodation, and administratives stuffs.
For the moment i didn't book because it's kind of expensive but at the same time it helps you to meet a lot of people and ejoying Sydney the first week without thinking of everything. All is sorted for you. So i think it worth the money.
After they can also help you to find a job and a flatshare.
What do you think about that?
I have to make my decision