I'm going to Asia for a month first in October and will be heading to Perth at the end of Nov I think. The plan is then to head over to Melbourne around Christmas time for the Boxing day test and then up the East coast. Yourself? I'm applying at the end of the month, its supposed to be fairly painless. Have you got yours?
Sounds like you have a good plan, I'm still early stages if what to do but I keep changing my month of travel but it will be either Perth or Sydney!
Can you apply for a second year visa do you know if we apply before our birthday? Because if I go say in October but my 30th is in June and apply for the visa in march could I get a second year visa?
Im not sure to be honest but I guess we can as its just an extension of the Visa, but even so I guess aslong as you apply before it should be Ok.....
I started travelling on RTW trip when I was 26 - it was fine as long as you're laidback enough to put up with the younger ones out in the bad world for the first time!
Age didn't matter - enthusiasm for what you were doing and where you were going is all that counts!