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1. Posted by alix77 (Budding Member, 15 posts) 2 Jan '13 03:15

Hey there!

All I have planned so far is my flight out beginning of June and 7 days accommodation in Sydney. Still need to get my visa and insurance so any tips on that will be gratefully received (prices, best cover, etc.). What I really want to know is:

How easy is it to find accommodation and what kind of rent would I be looking at?

Likewise, jobs. Do I find somewhere to live first or work and how quick can I expect to find one? (I'm not fussy but would ideally love a bar job because I think it will be the funnest way to settle in)

Anyone else going to be around at that time?

Thank you fellow travellers!

2. Posted by Jean-Lila Hale (Budding Member, 18 posts) 2 Jan '13 03:36

Hey,

Might be able to help a little here ...

i lived in Sydney for 7 months about 2 years ago and should be in oz about june Time

I was lucky enough to have a flat paid for me during this time but many people i met was in hostels ... i would recommend arranging a hostel first as when you get to Sydney there are always people needing flat shares, also visit a place on george street called Travel

Jobs - id go on to the Jobserve website or the normal sites for oz such as Seek.com.au ... mycareer.com.au ... Careerone.com.au

You will need a bank account (depending how long you are staying for) id recommend ANZ.

Just trying to think of more thing s i can tell you help you .....

They always have little flyers atatched to lamp posts with contact nubmers on for flat shares or house shares ect ...

Hope this helped a little.

Thanks,
Jean-Lila

3. Posted by luke.gleaden (Budding Member, 5 posts) 2 Jan '13 04:29

Hi !!

I too am going June 19th is my flight date. I also am planning on doing a hostel for 2 weeks then looking into sharing a flat/apartment.

A bit of advice I have gotten said jobwise, take a few printed CV's out with you as when you're walking around it's easy and helpful to hand them out.

Insurance I don't plan on soting till a week before and i've heard just typing Travel Insurance into google brings up lots of cheap ones, also Post Office is good. Should be about £130 for a year.

Hope that helps :)

Luke

4. Posted by Jean-Lila Hale (Budding Member, 18 posts) 2 Jan '13 08:44

Yep ... Defo a good idea about the CV's, when i was there you just walk into the Agencies and tehy will try and help.

Thanks,

5. Posted by alix77 (Budding Member, 15 posts) 2 Jan '13 08:58

Thank you so much for all the advice! I have 7 days accommodation in Sydney which I am hoping will be enough to get myself sorted but I could always find more when I'm there I guess?

Good idea about the CVs and I am defo going to look at those sites before I go. I read somewhere they have a different format for CVs in Aus so will have to google that.

Jean-Lila - are you going back to Sydney? Where you working whilst there?

Luke - Are you too getting a working holiday visa?

Thanks again guys!

6. Posted by kmwain (Budding Member, 73 posts) 3 Jan '13 05:48

Hey All.

I am looking to travel in June 2013.

So far I have nothing planned, so am looking for advice and possible travelling buddies!! :)

Hope you can all help....

7. Posted by luke.gleaden (Budding Member, 5 posts) 3 Jan '13 06:03

Hii !!
Yeah I've already got a work travel visa. Had it sorted for months haha ! Flights booked already. All I need is my accommodation. Thinking of booking 2 weeks in advance.
Also a good bit of advice with hostels I've been given is once or twice a week book into a nice B&B or hotel for a good nights sleep and shower.

Think I might have to google the CV being different so if you find anything please post it as it would be helpful :)

Luke

8. Posted by alix77 (Budding Member, 15 posts) 7 Jan '13 01:27

Very organised Luke!

Quoting kmwain

Hey All.

I am looking to travel in June 2013.

So far I have nothing planned, so am looking for advice and possible travelling buddies!! :)

Hope you can all help....

Hi - when are you thinking of going?

9. Posted by alix77 (Budding Member, 15 posts) 7 Jan '13 01:28

Luke - where are you starting first?

10. Posted by luke.gleaden (Budding Member, 5 posts) 7 Jan '13 01:54

Hi,
Starting in Sydney. Then just gonna kinda go with the flow.