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1. Posted by Shelleyccfc (First Time Poster, 1 posts) 19 Sep '12 10:35

Hi Guys

So I've never posted on anything like this before so hopefully I don't sound too dorky! I'm going to be 25 next month and finally decided to start planning a year in Oz like I've wanted too forever! I'm going to be travelling out there by myself and just looking for advice and ideally to make some contacts too :-) Going to head for Sydney first but will definitely be looking to spend time in Melb, Perth etc and work along the way.
I'm known for being fairly spontaneous which means I'm not going to be able to make the Aussie Summer due to needing to get the all important funds together so at this point I'm looking at flights around April.

Any suggestions or advice would be great.. do people recommend doing Oz intro? Seems to crop up a lot I've noticed!

Shelley :-) x

2. Posted by Stefm86 (Budding Member, 66 posts) 20 Sep '12 05:16

Hi Shelley,

When do you plan to leave for Oz?? Im heading out to Perth first in Jan, prob stay there for a few months while I work then head onto other places. A few people I know have said not to b other with Oz intro as its very easy to make friends etc on your own without having to pay out anymore money.

Stef x

3. Posted by Carrielouise123 (Budding Member, 32 posts) 20 Sep '12 05:18

Hi Shelly

I am going to sydney march 2013 and i am planning on working in sydney for a while then travellin up the east coast.

But no doubt my plans will change once i am over there.

When are you thinking of going and do u have any plans when u get out there.

Carrie

4. Posted by Pezz (Budding Member, 9 posts) 13 Nov '12 21:22

Hey going to start travelling in march to oz, it's exciting but really nerve wrecking haha! Flying into cairns then going to work my way around, any of you have any tips or advice or are we all in the same boat?

5. Posted by Charlief (Budding Member, 11 posts) 14 Nov '12 02:40

Hi.

Was looking on here about Thailand and noticed this forum. I went to New Zealand for three weeks in October and I'm now in Sydney. I was unsure about oz intro/ultimate oz too because it seemed so expensive.

I'm so glad I didn't do it. You can apply for a bank account online before you come, get a SIM card walking into a phone shop, Medicare card at so many local branches and tax file number takes 10 mins online. It took me an afternoon to arrange it all.

In terms of friends, I met someone on the RSA course (needed for working in any bar) and then from there have made lots of friends (who also landed me with a job) and am having a great time.

It's nerve racking thinking about doing it on your own, but with group like this and everyone being friendly, you'll have no problem at all

Charlie x

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7. Posted by Pezz (Budding Member, 9 posts) 14 Nov '12 06:00

Cheers Charlie hope all goes well for you!

8. Posted by Abdi21 (Budding Member, 3 posts) 4 Feb '13 18:54

Hi guys,
I'm going to Australia in march on a WHV. I'm flying from Birmingham on 1st march and flying via Dubai and going to start my oz adventure in Sydney.
I'm 21 and travelling on my own, starting to get nervous about it now lol but very excited as well.
My plan is to work a few months in each major city and hopefully go to NZ at some point too.

Abdi

9. Posted by SuzyBamboozy (Budding Member, 47 posts) 5 Feb '13 01:45

Hi I am doing the same thing, I'm flying out towards the end of the year for there summer and going from there, so far my only plans are Adelaide for the first month and a half until xmas then to Sydney for new year! After that I'm going to see what happens and not overly plan anything.
I looked into oz intro but I've heard the same that any hostel will help with all those things and you meet people in hostels and courses etc so it seems a bit of a waste of money so i've decided against it x

10. Posted by Chris L (Budding Member, 11 posts) 5 Feb '13 10:16

Hey I am also flying to Sydney from birmingham, I will be flying on 27th Feb - landing in Sydney on 28th Feb, its getting so close now but I plan to stay in Sydney and work for a few weeks then travel North and basically travel my way around the country.

Chris