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1. Posted by CharCherry (Budding Member 8 posts) 4y

Hello there

I have just been granted my Working Holiday visa - although I thought it would take ages, so I don't really have any plans!

I was hoping to find some people who would be in Melbourne in January/Feb to travel around with, I'm going out on my own and meeting my best friend who will be leaving Auz at the end of Jan, so I was hoping to meet some people in the same area.

Does anyone know if you should have a job before you go or wait and get one when your out there?

What do you think I should do first when I get there?

Looking forward to meeting yall and hearing all about your plans!

Charlie x

2. Posted by chris421 (Budding Member 14 posts) 4y

I'm flying into Melbourne on the 24th of January. I plan on staying there until the end of February and then making my way to Sydney (hopefully via Canberra).

I'll be on my own as well, and I'm sure it'll be easy to meet other people in the same boat at hostels and such.

I'm assuming it'd be pretty hard to line up a job from overseas but if you can do it, by all means go for it.

When I get there I'm going straight to the bank to get everything sorted out. Then to the liquor store.

3. Posted by CharCherry (Budding Member 8 posts) 4y

Ha that sounds like a great plan!

4. Posted by Emma56 (Budding Member 9 posts) 4y

Get a job when ur out here it's so much easier and there is heaps of jobs in oz! Good luck:)

5. Posted by LucyLoo1 (Budding Member 14 posts) 4y

Yea it's probably easier to find a job once your there :)

6. Posted by RUNNER4LIFE (Inactive 7 posts) 3y

It is always a better idea to have something lined up BEFORE you go. If you go there without the proper credentials the Australian Government may BAN you for life.

7. Posted by KellieBarnes (Admin 813 posts) 3y

Ok that sounds like scaremongering

8. Posted by hyperfam (First Time Poster 1 posts) 3y

Don't worry about meeting people, that will come what ever you decide to do, easy to get a job in the hospitality industry, depends on your budget what you want to do, Melbourne is known for shopping and eateries, good luck

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


Melbourne is a great place..and melbourne or sydney the best place to find work because everyone wants to head up north in the winter as it is hotter up there.

about making friends i wouldnt worry to much. i travelled with a friend at first and found it harder to make friends because people could see of us. whereas when i did the great ocean road by myself i made lots of new friends. so to some extent think travelling by yourself is the best way!

i am hoping to travel back to australia for my second year visa there may/june time ...just have to wait for visa to get accepted .. fingers crossed!



10. Posted by laurawickers (Budding Member 11 posts) 3y


Im planning on going to oz in jan/ feb next year and am planning on working whilst out there!

I'd love to meet up as Im a first time, solo traveller too! exciting but scary! :0)