you don't need any 'big companies' helping you!!
there are plenty of hostels, opening an account is soooooooo easy!!!
I have come from NZ to OZ and it soooooooooo easy!!!!
if your looking for accom look into gumtree.......Sydney is pretty pricey though.
same as looking for jobs gumtree will help u out and u save a shit load of money!!!
please be careful when looking into these companies saying they will help u out, you spend a shit load of money and realise how easy it is to do yourself!!! and not to mention CHEAP
Bank: Westpac...all you need is your passport and just let them know u r here for a working holiday!
Accom, Jobs: Gumtree
there are plenty of hostels!
do more research!!! I wasted money using working holiday programs
Thanks for your post!! I was swaying more towards the idea of doing it myself anyways.
I will have a look at Gumtree though, didnt think about that one!.
Hahah, thanks again for your "Warning Post"
another good job website i used was www.seek.com.au i managed to get a few jobs off there and one paid me to travel around Oz building exhibition stands which was cool .
I stayed in base hostel in sydney that was awesome lots going on and its right in the city, opposite the underground station just a short work from darling harbour.
http://www.visitoz.org/ I also used this company to find agricultural work on a cattle station one of the best experiences of my life . I booked it in oz though and it cost me $500 AUD. I heard it was more expensive around £700 if you booked it from the uk and the only extra thing you get is a night or 2 in rainbow beach. Maybe worth looking into .
hope this helps and enjoy your trip