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1. Posted by 02sarahk (Budding Member 6 posts) 4y

Hi im 21 and have a working holiday visa for oz and am flying out on my own in a few weeks, tbh have no idea where to start and will be making it all up as I go along but wondering if anyone has considered either ozIntro or sta travels equivalent to get sorted with bank details and such when you arrive in Sydney!? and if it is worth going for one of those package things?


2. Posted by KellieBarnes (Travel Guru 813 posts) 4y

Hi Sarah,
The general consensus is that you don't need a package company to do something which you can do for free. See this thread for more details on setting up a bank account and Tax File Number.
As for the intro part, others may have more experience on this but you can always check out what travellers have said in the past.
Enjoy! You're coming at the right time of year

3. Posted by FOXPRESIDENT (Full Member 98 posts) 4y

Hi Sarah

I leave for oz in 13 days, can't wait! Countdown is on.

I have selected to go on Ultimate Oz tour, same as oz intro but different company different things to do.

We have a week of planned events all throughout the week as well setting everything up - infact, I should be getting an e-mail next week with my details on for my account and my phone number as well.

I was quite nervous and not sure whether or not to do it but i've already made about 5 facebook friends from people that are doing my tour and we've been messaging and that's before we have even took off! Looking forward to it but I am sure I will be posting on here!

4. Posted by 02sarahk (Budding Member 6 posts) 4y

Hey guys,

Ah I'm so unorganised I don't even know where to start! I am torn between options but I think it would be so much easier to go with one of these packages but I think I have left it too late to book onto one. How long ago did you book with ultimateOz?

the countdown is definitely on I leave in 20 days, excited much!

5. Posted by FOXPRESIDENT (Full Member 98 posts) 4y

You should be able to book onto the ultimatel oz what date do you arrive.? you should be ok if you get booking I'm on 29th Oct one booked two weeks ago.

6. Posted by GraceCH (Budding Member 10 posts) 4y

Hi All,

Thought I'd get involved with this thread too... Sarahk you sound just like me, feeling very disorganised right now!

I fly out on 11th November so a little after you guys but am considering booking one of these starter things too just don't know where to start! Has anyone heard what the STA travel one is like?