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1. Posted by Danhanger (Budding Member, 16 posts) 24 Feb '13 14:20

Hi all!
I have decided to travel to Australia in September. I was originally going to be going with a friend for a few months just travelling round and coming home but as she has bailed it looks I'm going to be going alone but considering staying longer and working out there too!
The idea of going alone does seem really daunting but was wondering if anyone else was going alone the same time either just travelling or workin too?
I live in Lincolnshire and would love a travel buddy!

2. Posted by Choley555 (Budding Member, 53 posts) 25 Feb '13 01:23

Hey I'm landing 6th September...I live in Nottingham x

3. Posted by Danhanger (Budding Member, 16 posts) 25 Feb '13 02:13

Hey! Are you travelling alone? And what's your plans once you are out there?

4. Posted by rich1_2_3 (Budding Member, 32 posts) 25 Feb '13 02:32

where you going mate? im going on my own, i land in perth may 3rd, planning on travelling and working around the whole of oz :)

5. Posted by Danhanger (Budding Member, 16 posts) 25 Feb '13 02:38

hi mate! Well i dont have any plans so much at the minute but to be honest im thinking the sam thing, and want to travel and work around the whole of OZ! Have money ready to book my flight just trying to organize when i am going to go!

6. Posted by Choley555 (Budding Member, 53 posts) 25 Feb '13 03:00

Im going to stay in Sydney for new years eve... So I'll be there around four months then move to Melbourne u think. I'm a mental health nurse so ill have no problem getting a job. You should get same plane as me! I'll be bisrding at bangkok.
U will have an amazing time, x

7. Posted by Danhanger (Budding Member, 16 posts) 25 Feb '13 03:08

yea i would probably want to be there for new years! Do you think you would work alot of the time or do some travelling as well? guessing you are going to Bangkok before then?

Been nervous at the thought of going alone but think it will be worth it once im out there!

8. Posted by rich1_2_3 (Budding Member, 32 posts) 25 Feb '13 03:17

youll be fine mate, from what i gather theres alot of people in the same boat... ideally i would like to be around sydney for nye... so im planning ideally on landing and doing western oz, travelling down the west coast, across the south coast and up the east coast...
no plans set in stone, might try and get my 3months work done aswell so i can get a 2nd yr visa.. i fly from heathrow to amsterdam, have 1 night there, then amsterdam to guanzhou in china and have a whole day there, then china to perth landing may 3rd,..
proper excited about this, its going to be amazing :D

9. Posted by Danhanger (Budding Member, 16 posts) 25 Feb '13 03:42

yea one of my main plans is to be there for new years! Have no idea what work i would do out there but im sure i could find something! Thinking i need to decide when im definitely going to go before i apply or my visa! That does sound amazing! Were they just part of your flight over to OZ then to just break it up a bit?

10. Posted by rich1_2_3 (Budding Member, 32 posts) 25 Feb '13 03:58

yeah its gunna b wicked mate... little tip.... when ur visa gets granted, i.e if it got granted today... u have a year from that date to enter the country, and your year in australia starts the day you land, ive had my visa 3months now so jus a matter of time.. im flying one way and my flight only cost 520quid.. thinking its because it has 2 stops on the way :)
look into what you have to do to get a 2nd yr visa aswell in case u want to have 2 yrs as im def gunna try and get my 2nd yr visa whilst in oz as more time to travel