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1. Posted by alix77 (Budding Member 15 posts) 1y

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) 1y

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) 1y

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) 1y

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) 1y

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 74 posts) 1y

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) 1y

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) 1y

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) 1y

Luke - where are you starting first?

10. Posted by luke.gleaden (Budding Member 5 posts) 1y

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