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1. Posted by katsa (Budding Member, 4 posts) 10 Dec '12 15:18

katsa has indicated that this thread is about Western Australia

hi my name is katsa and i will be travelling around australia for work.
I am 26 years old a female and i want to work my way around. I will be going solo and i want to at least have my dog with me in case things go wrong.
What are my chances of finding work even just for room and board with a dog in tow?
Where can i look for work? Or at least find it?

[ Edit: Edited on 10-Dec-2012, at 15:19 by katsa ]

2. Posted by CheersT (Travel Guru, 1342 posts) 10 Dec '12 16:10

No one can answer your question when you give no clue as to your nationality or from which country you're importing your dog.

Are you aware your dog is facing a minimum of 30 days in quarantine and a fees will likely be $1,300+ AUD just to get him/her into the country?

http://www.daff.gov.au/aqis/cat-dogs/application

Good luck.

Cheers,
Terry

3. Posted by katsa (Budding Member, 4 posts) 10 Dec '12 16:20

Im 7th generation Australian and my dog is from here too.

4. Posted by CheersT (Travel Guru, 1342 posts) 10 Dec '12 17:56

Then why ask these questions on a travel forum, Katsa? Aren't you aware of the job market in your own country? Can't you research job openings in the places you're interested in visiting by checking the classified sections on-line in the applicable city/regional newspapers and whatever other on-line resources there are in Australia?

Sorry, but since you're a native Australian I don't understand how anyone here can advise you better than you can yourself... you don't even mention your education, job skills or trades, etc. so that another fellow Australian poster might be able to give advice...

Good luck with your research.

Cheers,
Terry

5. Posted by katsa (Budding Member, 4 posts) 10 Dec '12 18:39

The job market for jobs and backpacking jobs are both different. Jobs go to immigrants so i want to travel Australia with my dog and work for nothing but accomodation and food because in a few years time this will be the only way menial workers will get paid. I may as well travel doing it problem is where do you find backpacking jobs that allow you your dog.
By the way i am not native the aboriginals are.

[ Edit: Edited on 10-Dec-2012, at 18:41 by katsa ]

6. Posted by bitbythebug (Budding Member, 9 posts) 10 Dec '12 18:54

I worked and travelled around WA and NT alone as well, although, when you're in the backpacker and hostels scene you're always meeting others so if you have an open personality, you generally always have travel buddies when you want them.

Like Terry said, I'd agree that most backpackers wouldn't have much information about traveling with a dog but as for jobs, at least in Perth, there are quite a few job agencies geared towards placing backpackers. I used one called Aussie Jobs I think. I also got work through craigslist postings. If you're interested in just working for room and board, then you should check out WWOOFing. You pay about 40 bucks I think then you get a booklet full of mostly farms (all organic I think) and such that take in workers for food and accommodation.

Good luck and enjoy!
may

7. Posted by KellieBarnes (Admin, 455 posts) 10 Dec '12 22:31

Why don't you go WWOOFing (no pun intended)? It sounds like it would suit your desired travel style.

You can check out more info through: http://www.travellerspoint.com/wwoof/

Good luck! :)

8. Posted by Cool Paul (Travel Guru, 607 posts) 11 Dec '12 08:36

If you go by car just be very mindful of the heat, for your dog's sake. and always carry a lot of water.

9. Posted by SamSalmon (Respected Member, 622 posts) 12 Dec '12 18:28

Quoting katsa

Jobs go to immigrants so i want to travel Australia with my dog and work for nothing but accomodation and food because in a few years time this will be the only way menial workers will get paid..

I can't remember when I read such nonsense here ever.

10. Posted by CheersT (Travel Guru, 1342 posts) 12 Dec '12 19:33

Ditto.

Cheers,
Terry