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Australia in May... Anyone else doing it?

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1. Posted by Antsf88 (Budding Member 15 posts) 4y

Am 25year old guy from Glasgow, up for a good laugh and a good night out and clinging onto my youth as most of my mates are settling down. Looking to go to Australia meet new people and just have a good time.
I've been planning on going to Australia travelling for a while now, and last year I got my visa and planned on going early this year, but few mates have pulled out and now I'm having one last stab at going, this time by myself. my visa expires if I don't enter Australia by the end of may so really needing to get my finger out!

Originally I planned on going to Sydney, but as all my plans are effectively starting from scratch again I've decided to go wherever is going to be busiest!

Anyone in similar situation let me know, could definitely do with some company as don't fancy spending a day on my own never mind a year.


2. Posted by Stefm86 (Budding Member 66 posts) 4y


I'm heading out to Sydney in May. Flight booked for 10th, staying in a hostel for a few nights and then seeing where I end up after that. Also going alone but most people do so I'm sure we won't have a problem meeting people. Do you have any idea where your starting off at first??


3. Posted by Antsf88 (Budding Member 15 posts) 4y

I really like the look of sydney but am hearing a lot of people saying that at that time of year sydney doesnt have the jobs i'm looking for!! Definitely want to be in sydney for the summer tho.... do u have jobs lines up or anything get?
Yeah i hear hostels are undoubtedly the best places for meeting people... hoping i'm not the exception, dont want to get there and struggle to meet

4. Posted by Stefm86 (Budding Member 66 posts) 4y

I have been in touch with an agency and they have said I will find work easily. What kind of work are you wanting to do?

5. Posted by Antsf88 (Budding Member 15 posts) 4y

I have a mate in Sydney who said there is plenty of jobs in stuff like IT and marketing but tbh I don't fancy working in an office when I get there, so was hoping to working either in bars or just doing labouring jobs. My friend said that bar jobs are hard to get cos everyone wants them due to the social aspect, but he did say. There's so labouring jobs....although I've heard a few people on here say that these jobs are dependant on the season in Sydney and are more in demand in Brisbane and Perth... Not sure what to do!
What sort if jobs had u been looking at?
Have u gone with any of the start up companies like Oz intro or are you starting forms scratch??

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7. Posted by Dtinney (Budding Member 11 posts) 3y

I'm leaving UK for Sydney may 25th. Booked a weeks accommodation.
Planning to work for about 6 weeks solid, pop over to Fiji for 2/3 weeks then come back to Oz, do my 3 months fruit picking (to get my second year visa) and by that time, all the money I've saved up, will use to have a bit of fun!

8. Posted by RichElliott (Budding Member 8 posts) 3y

Hey Ant and co.

Hope you well, I am already in Oz been here for about 4 days and it is awesome. In Perth at the moment ,but heading over to the east side round about May, will probably explore Sydney for a bit and then backpacking up The Great Ocean Road. I am also traveling alone so any company will be welcome, even just for a couple of days and then part ways.