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11. Posted by Christine77 (Budding Member 5 posts) 3y


I'm leaving from ireland aswell. Any advice for who to book your flights with. Im hoping to go in august but have no flights booked yet so would need to get a move on.

Are you planning to travel as well as work.?


12. Posted by MikeCl (Budding Member 5 posts) 3y

hi everyone
nice to see everyone is excited and of course as nevous as me about travelling to oz, im looking to travel somewhere between the middle of may to june on a WHV, thinking of starting in melbs or sydney and then after that who knows, im travelling alone and would be good to meet up with u guys if we are around the same place at the same time, was debating to maybe do one of the east coast tours or just get to a hostel and take it from there? any suggestions would be welcome
thanks mike :)

13. Posted by PandaWalsh (Budding Member 22 posts) 3y

Hi Christine

Im heading around then too, i booked the visa with USIT so i think im just gonna book the flights with them too for convenience sake.

Im either gonna start in Cairns, get the regional work out of the way and head to Sydney for NYE or start in Sydney and stay and work there till Jan and then head up the east all depends where the cheapest flights are going to :)

What are your plans??


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15. Posted by paddymcp1990 (Budding Member 8 posts) 3y

Hi Andrew

I'm looking at possibly getting a visa with usit. I'm only in the early stages of planning but I want things to move pretty quickly

I like your plan of going to Cairns and doing some regional work and then hitting Sydney for New Years. I haven't even looked at flights yet though. How much money do you reckon you'll need for going there? Going by your plan that is...

Thanks :)

16. Posted by Jodiejo91 (Budding Member 14 posts) 3y

Heyyy I'm Jodie in 21 and also from Ireland in flyin to oz on the 1st of may round when are you flying? ;)

17. Posted by PandaWalsh (Budding Member 22 posts) 3y

Hi Paddy!!

Once u have your visa booked it'll be granted within the week (mine took 2 days) :) So its up to you then when you actually want to leave. USIT also sort out an aussie bank a/c, tax file number and sim card. Oh and travell insurence so there pretty much a one stop shop...

Flight wise i havnt book mine either but im gonna get a return one for the simple reason is cheaper than buying2 one way tickets and itll save me the bother of having to worry about having enough money to get home...

Money wise im just gonna be taken the required AUS$5000 that should be enough to get me through the 1st month and a bit anyway while im looking for a job :)

Just have to build up the courage to book the flights and sell my car now :O

18. Posted by Jodiejo91 (Budding Member 14 posts) 3y

Heyy I'm also from Ireland im 21 and I'm travelling to oz on the 1st of may I'm also travelling alone and am very nervous lol

19. Posted by Christine77 (Budding Member 5 posts) 3y

Hi Andrew

Thanks, I already booked mine there last week. I booked my visa with sta so just booked flights with them to in the end, was pretty handy. Sounds like you have it all worked out :P are you heading on your own?

Im not sure what my plans are yet. I have a friend over in brisbane so going there for first and probably work for a whole. Going in July now. Can't wait any longer. I'd be away tomorrow only I have to wait for my graduation. Sooo good having a date to look forward to though so get it booked :)


20. Posted by PandaWalsh (Budding Member 22 posts) 3y

Hi Christine

Its sounds that way but it could all go to pot once i get there uno? Was lookin at flights yesterday and there €760 return to either melbs or brisbane so ill be goin to either of those places...Yeah im heading over on my own aright :) all my mates arnt in a position to head away due to college/girlfriends etc...

I'd be gone yesterday if i had the chance but i need to sort out funds and tie up a few loose ends (sell the car and finish work etc) i dono weather im excited or nurvous at this stage tbh...

Are you heading over on ur own too?? :)