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51. Posted by Jenhux (Budding Member 38 posts) 3y

Hey Bex, I'm thinking of doing the same. I fly into Brisbane September 30th, was

52. Posted by Jenhux (Budding Member 38 posts) 3y

Hey Bex, I'm thinking of doing the same. I fly into Brisbane on September 30th. Was thinking of heading down to Byron Bay then working my way up the east coast to Cairns from there....also going it solo!

I'll probs have to stop and work for a few days here and there, but that should be easy enough as i can join a childcare agency and get day care work as when i need to!


[ Edit: Edited on 06-Apr-2013, at 17:30 by Jenhux ]

53. Posted by bex_1990 (Budding Member 25 posts) 3y

where are you flying from? ive not booked my flights yet! thats good im hoping to pick up bar work in the early stages of travelling!

54. Posted by benny1314 (Budding Member 109 posts) 3y

Hi Bex,

I've heard it's difficult to get bar work in Aus as you need a certain qualification through the Aus government!.. That's what I wanted to do!

55. Posted by Fee_90 (Budding Member 13 posts) 3y

Hi guys sorry to gate-crash! I'm coming out to Aus in October on my own too. Just back from a month over there as a holiday and loved it, so going back. Planning doing the Harvest trail and getting a 2nd year visa.

Would be great to get to know people before I went out!

56. Posted by chelseauk7 (Budding Member 19 posts) 3y

hey fee thats what i plan to do it some stage too so i can apply for 2nd year visa, where you planning on going 1st?

and ben im sure its called an RSA (right to serve alcohol) you can apply to do it, should look it up before you go, I cant remember exactly but thats what im hoping to do in first few weeks when I arrive :)

57. Posted by Jenhux (Budding Member 38 posts) 3y

I'm going to Malaysia and Thailand before hand for 3 weeks so im flying out from Malaysia!

Yeah, you need an RSA (i think it means Responsible sale/service of alcohol!) if you plan on doing bar work, but from what ive heard they are relatively easy to get :) Reckon i'll get one as well just incase i decide i want a break form the childcare thing....which is pretty likely!

Where are you all from!?

58. Posted by kmwain (Budding Member 77 posts) 3y

hey all...

I'm just starting to look to head out in Sept/ Oct time but looking to head out with others in the same position!!

Also need advice on money and where to start :)

59. Posted by Fee_90 (Budding Member 13 posts) 3y

Hi Chelsea, I'm planning on landing in Brisbane as I have family friends there, so would like to start the harvest work near there (just incase it sucks). I've read some good and some bad reviews about farm work, getting scared to take the plunge!
What about you?

kmwain, I've read you need to show you've got enough money in your bank account to support yourself, but figures vary.

I think getting an RSA is a good shout, just to have at least. They were providing them at a hostel I stayed in, in Melbourne so they seem pretty simple to get. :)

60. Posted by rosieemma (Budding Member 2 posts) 3y

Hey guys.
Ive just booked my flight to Sydney for October. Im TOO excited, but scared as also going alone and have zero plans. Im oping to meet some decent people out there to chill with!

My facebook is if anyone wants to keep/get in touch!