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1. Posted by staceykp (Budding Member 10 posts) 2y

Hi everyone

Im Stacey & im 22, im looking to travel to Australia around October time, is there anyone else heading out there about that time?

I will be travelling from Manchester (hopefully) with me being for sheffield, to go to sydney for xmas and new year and then after move on, not sure where to, would like to see as much of australia as i can.

Ive looked at Ultimate oz? anyone else seen this? any good? or anyone up for it too? Im hoping to do it to meet people, and so i wont be on my own haha

Let me no if your interested or if you have any info for me

Hopefully someone is in the same boat as me, Please get in touch

Stace xx

2. Posted by FOXPRESIDENT (Full Member 97 posts) 2y

Hi Stacey! I'm from Sheffield!

Live over at Aston! Not sure my dates yet, but likely to be last week in October and will be stopping in Sydney until the New Year.

Also thinking Manchester but got to wait on my house completing and getting my Visa through before I can plan anything!

Looking at doing OZ Intro when I get there!

I'm matt, im 30.

3. Posted by staceykp (Budding Member 10 posts) 2y

Hiya Matt,

I dont live too far from aston, just over ulley, if u know where that is.

The dates im looking at, are Sunday 21st October being there for tuesday morning depending on the connecting flight etc. Or some time around then.

Yes ive emailed OZ Intro and there sending me a some info so i can look into it abit better.

Are you travelling alone too?

Stace x

4. Posted by Charlief (Budding Member 11 posts) 2y

Hi,

I'm Charlie, 26, from South London/Surrey.

I'm getting to Sydney on 24th October, so I will probably be doing Oz Experience on the Mon 29th October.

I don't know anyone else out in Sydney until my friend arrives on Dec 15th and don't really know where to start!? You both thinking of working, or just travelling?

Charlie xx

5. Posted by staceykp (Budding Member 10 posts) 2y

hiya charlie,

ohhh so we will be getting to sydney around the same time then.

i have no idea where to start too, need to do research. Im wanting to travel and work. Hopefully do 6 weeks work then 2 weeks touring the place, thats for each place i visit.

i think i will be doing the oz intro but not 100% yet :)

whats ur plan? are u wanting to work or just travel?

stace xx

6. Posted by FOXPRESIDENT (Full Member 97 posts) 2y

Quoting staceykp

Hiya Matt,

I dont live too far from aston, just over ulley, if u know where that is.

The dates im looking at, are Sunday 21st October being there for tuesday morning depending on the connecting flight etc. Or some time around then.

Yes ive emailed OZ Intro and there sending me a some info so i can look into it abit better.

Are you travelling alone too?

Stace x

Hey!

Yes I know ulley well where it is at least, not far from me just a stones throw.

Nice one on the dates, if everything goes ok the 20th will be my leaving party - got to make sure I get that sorted!

I do think the Oz intro looks good ? Do you have your visa sorted? I am going through application process, I had to have a medical exam earlier this week. I am hoping and praying it goes ok.

Yup, will be travelling alone I think at the moment.

I think I might try and get on that Monday's OZ Intro which starts mon 29th oct, but i don't know for defo yet depends on a lot of things.

7. Posted by staceykp (Budding Member 10 posts) 2y

Actually live so near to each other.

Im thinking of having my leaving party a week before cant be travelling hungover :/ haha!

Yes Oz intro is my fave at the minute, so if i do decide to do one think it will be that one.

Im applying for a visa hopefully this weekend :) didnt no we have to have a medical tho? feeling a little bit stupid now.

Yes well i was dead set on going to oz on the 21st but ive been reading alot of stuff and it sounds really expensive and pretty hard to get a job there (in sydney)... if u are on about getting a job there, so im debating if to maybe do farm work for a month then onto sydney in november least then i no the job situations sorta and will have worked adn got abit of money behind me. oh its so hard making these choices. But 100% sure im in sydney for xmas and new year :)

8. Posted by FOXPRESIDENT (Full Member 97 posts) 2y

Quoting staceykp

Actually live so near to each other.

Im thinking of having my leaving party a week before cant be travelling hungover :/ haha!

Yes Oz intro is my fave at the minute, so if i do decide to do one think it will be that one.

Im applying for a visa hopefully this weekend :) didnt no we have to have a medical tho? feeling a little bit stupid now.

Yes well i was dead set on going to oz on the 21st but ive been reading alot of stuff and it sounds really expensive and pretty hard to get a job there (in sydney)... if u are on about getting a job there, so im debating if to maybe do farm work for a month then onto sydney in november least then i no the job situations sorta and will have worked adn got abit of money behind me. oh its so hard making these choices. But 100% sure im in sydney for xmas and new year :)

The medical is only because i have a medical condition, epilepsy, nothing major but they have to tick the T's and Dot T's or whatever it is.

I had to pay 160 pounds for my medical, hope they realise how serious i am about doing it but they could always turn down my Visa (hope not as I am selling house to do this!)

I thought about getting in and doing Sydney first as i have family there anyway, but getting in early to Sydney and trying to get job first is probably better than getting in late November.

Might look at my dates actually.

yea OZ Intro defo looking at it, i have heard different things but might be the best option.

I am hoping to do Bondi Beach on Xmas Day or at least a beach :p

Where you thinking of going afterwards? I'm on Facebook if you wanna add me.

PM me for details - leave it to you.

Matt

Charlie - same applies be great to get to know more people!

9. Posted by Charlief (Budding Member 11 posts) 2y

Eugh, just typed out a reply and it logged me out

Looking at the Ultimate Oz and OzIntro, what are the differences? UltimateOz seems to include the bar licence and help finding a houseshare afterwards, but can't see much difference otherwise? Too much info for me!

I've read that as it gets closer to Xmas, the jobs are harder to find as there are more people around/doing the same thing, so probably best to get to Sydney as early as possible.

Good luck with the medical Matt! Fingers crossed for you!

STA travel do a Base accommodation pass to get either 7 or 10 nights i think it is, for a discounted rate. Might be worth looking into....I'll be getting to Syd on the Wed but not doing an arrival package til the Mon so reckon it's worth a go.

I'm looking at working for upto a year in Aus, anywhere and everywhere though. I'd like to be in Sydney til end of Jan give or take, and then East Coast, Fiji island hopping and Thailand will be somewhere along the way. No real set plans though...just see how things go/who I meet/what others plans are etc. What are you both thinking of doing?

Charlie xx

10. Posted by staceykp (Budding Member 10 posts) 2y

Matt - Bondi Beach is deffo on th cards for me for xmas! Heard so many good things about it for xmas :)

Im thinking of just travelling anywhere in aussie, im hoping some other travellers will tell me wheres good etc then get it sorted. Im hoping to do farm work for 3 months (well on a certain farm thats in the selection) that let u have another years travelling visa, so then i can take as long as i like seeing it all.
Would really like to do thailand or fiji after aussie tho if ive got the money :)

Charlie - Yes im deffo doing oz intro or ultimate oz just cant decide which one at the moment, both look pretty decent tho and similar.

And i was thinking the exact same about going early just to sydney to secure a job sorta thing, because so many people are going in november.

I will look into the STA travel look pretty decent deal. And ye the flights ive been looking at i will get there for the tues as u come the day after.

Im hoping to work in aussie for a good year too, but like ive said to matt im going to try and get a 2nd year visa thingy too. Im hoping to maybe move on somewhere else in jan too probs middle tho i think, depends how im getting on in sydney. Im want to do thailand or fiji like u after hopefully :) i want to make plans but i know how easy they might change so im not setting stone on everything at the minute.

Stace xx