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1. Posted by hells-bells (Budding Member 18 posts) 4y


i am looking at traveling to australia sept/oct time for 6-12 months
i need to get things sorted and book my flights and visa but just dont know whats best to book 1st or what company is best.
I must of looked at 100 websites!!!!

any advice or any1 heading out the same time?!!!

many thanks
Helen xx :)

2. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4890 posts) 4y

For the visa (I'm assuming a working holiday visa), you only need to look at the official website of the department of immigration. Everyone else is a third party and would have to go through the same, making you pay extra in the process.
The WHV tends to be approved in a few hours (a week at most), and you have a year after the date of approval to fly to Australia, so you can get it pretty much anytime.

3. Posted by chelle323 (Budding Member 70 posts) 4y


as sander said above the best way is to get the visa through the offical website as this is less expensive and alot safer too.

Regarding flights, i would suggest checking the website one by one because you can get better deals by doing this. But also a lot of my friends travelled with STA travel, as they often match other peoples quotes for flights anyway. But if your not picky on the day that you travel that can also help getting the flight cheaper.

anyway hope that helps

Chelle x

4. Posted by staceykp (Budding Member 10 posts) 4y

Hello Helen,

Im hoping to be out in aussie by october, i have too looked at loads of website

I cant decide if to do the intro programs or just do it by myself, because a few people have mentioend them being rip offs.

How long are you thinking of staying out in sydney for?

Stace xx

5. Posted by JennyChavez (Inactive 6 posts) 4y

There are many place that you can visit around the place and gained new experiences.

6. Posted by Charlief (Budding Member 11 posts) 4y


I've just booked my one way flight to NZ and then over to Sydney from end of October to work (I've already had my visa approved).

I've looked at lots of different websites/packages etc and it seems Ultimate Oz works out the best, moneywise and meeting people/activities. They help you find a job and houseshare too which not many others do.

I don't know how long it takes to find a job/room etc though. Any advice would be welcome?


7. Posted by hells-bells (Budding Member 18 posts) 4y

stace i know i got lots of booklets in the post some are absolute rip offs!!!
i am hoping to get out to sydney in oct and not decided weather to stay there til xmas or travel and then come back for ny to sydney.
what about u?!!!

Charlie i am also thinking ultimate oz or oz experience need to look in to them abit more i think!!

when u goin & how long for?!!

helen x

8. Posted by Charlief (Budding Member 11 posts) 4y

They both look quite similar in what they offer so can't really decide. I don't really know how long I'm going for but potentially working for the whole 12 months til next October then do east coast, Fiji, Thailand etc.
I'm leaving heathrow on wed 3rd October, going to nz for 3 weeks with kiwi experience, and then over to Sydney from about the 24th October....

Charlie xx

9. Posted by staceykp (Budding Member 10 posts) 4y

Helen - Im deffo doing xmas and ny in sydney heard so many good things about it :) I think im going on 21st of oct the sunday get there tuesday, maybe be ultimate oz or oz intro or maybe just try doing it all on my own :/ scary stuff haha. Try get a job, then enjoy xmas and ny there and move on around mid jan. no idea where yet, just hoping i get advice of other traveller of wheres good at that time of the year etc. Have u looked at what dates ur going ?? orrrrr u still not sure?
Stace xx

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