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1. Posted by john1895 (Budding Member 7 posts) 2y

Hi all, Im 27 yr old male going to oz start of september 2012, i am going alone flying to perth. i have never done anything like this before so worried is a massive understatement! im currently in the process of selling everything in my house so am literally giving up everything to do this trip, hoping to do two years after 3months of regional work is done hence perth first( more work there apparently). just joined this to see if theres anyone going same sort of time for travel buddy or just drinks and chat when there. any advice and recomendations are more than welcome! :)

2. Posted by eldotman (Budding Member 16 posts) 2y

Hi. Ive got similar plans. I'm flying into perth early August and plan on doin my work for 2nd visa while I'm there. Then fling to Sydney November time until the new year and then up the easy coast to cairns. Have youu booked any arrival packages? I'm looking at the Perth ultimate oz package, mainly because they deal with our bank account and tax number
Elliot 23

3. Posted by john1895 (Budding Member 7 posts) 2y

hi thanks for reply. not booked any arrival package, seems to be easy enough to sort out and cheaper than using the packages. that sounds a good plan, think alot of people heading sydney way for xmas new year! i plan on staying couple of months in perth area then want to see the "real" oz sp plan to buy a camper/large car and do the whole camping/travel/work plan around the south coast then up the east (of course try and party along the way!), sounds a bit crazy and have no idea if its even possible but always up for a challenge! haha u booked flights yet?

john.

4. Posted by eldotman (Budding Member 16 posts) 2y

Yeh flights on 3rd August. Was originally heading to Sydney in October but decided to go earlier and get my 2nd visa and still get to Sydney for Xmas. Hope to do the same really, meet some people and ideally get a campervan and do the epic journey to Cairns. Keeping my plans open though and going to go with the flow. Have you looked into work yet?

5. Posted by john1895 (Budding Member 7 posts) 2y

yeh best not to stick to a plan im guessing! cool, not long now then! im a decorator by trade which is on the skills shortage list so can always do that if i get desperate, prefer to do something different to what i do here! where u flying from? i hope to be there 1st of september so maybe u will still be in perth at that point. ive heard if you work away from the cities then threres more work and easier to save(less to spend money on ect)

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

Quoting john1895

Hi all, Im 27 yr old male going to oz start of september 2012, i am going alone flying to perth. i have never done anything like this before so worried is a massive understatement! im currently in the process of selling everything in my house so am literally giving up everything to do this trip, hoping to do two years after 3months of regional work is done hence perth first( more work there apparently). just joined this to see if theres anyone going same sort of time for travel buddy or just drinks and chat when there. any advice and recomendations are more than welcome! :)

Hi John

You are doing exactly thing as im doing more or less, I am in the process of selling my house and all my belongings - like everything!!! i am waiting for my visa to be confirmed hopefully not long. I have just hit 30 so needing to do this now! Looking at travelling around the end of October, 1 year visa with a view to extending to two years as soon as I am in by doing some of the regional work.

But i'm heading into Sydney! Defo cannot wait .

7. Posted by SeanieD (Budding Member 11 posts) 2y

Well lads what's the craic.

That sounds like a grand plan there John, I'm heading out September hitting Perth, I know guys out there and all but I'm goin solo, so am up for a bit of an ol adventure. :-)

Campervan sounds the business too, for the journey to the other side. That's a lotta distance :-). I wanna end up in Brisbane eventually, after Sydney of course :-D.

Are ya nervous, the adrenaline flys through me when I think of it.lol

What sorta dough you thinkin of bringin also. I was thinkin 4 g? Can anyone else comment on if that's a good starting figure tnx.

8. Posted by john1895 (Budding Member 7 posts) 2y

Glad to hear theres someone else selling up and doing it! thinking i do it now or not at all! the thought of leaving it all behind tho is awesome! :) cant wait to get out there now, visa applied then it will be booking flight!!!!

SeanieD campervan is defo the way im thinking, proper cheap to stay at national parks and stuff, love the idea of a huge roadtrip round Oz!

Am slightly nervous but will be fine sitting on that plane!!! im looking at 4k aswell, should be plenty if working along the way!

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

Yes, get in lads. Roll on September, and just for the record, I'm heading with a 50 ltr backpack.lol :-D

10. Posted by unabuna88 (Budding Member 29 posts) 2y

Hey! I'm heading to Perth solo August 15th let me know if ye want to meet up at any point!