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1. Posted by Theslickman1 (Budding Member, 11 posts) 29 Apr '13 03:57

Hi people,

I’m flying to Oz on the 14th July, landing in Brisbane. Lucky enough I will be staying with family first and as I’m aware they live just outside the city.

I was planning on getting a job and staying in or around Brisbane until the weather gets a little warmer towards the end of the year. Maybe look at heading down to Sydney and then on to Melbourne.

Any one going to be doing the same/similar thing?

James

2. Posted by EChis (Budding Member, 5 posts) 29 Apr '13 04:01

Hey
I got to Brisbane at the beginning of April and am also staying with family. I was thinking of doing exactly the same thing as you, getting work until it gets a bit warmer then travelling around!

Ellie

3. Posted by Theslickman1 (Budding Member, 11 posts) 29 Apr '13 04:36

Hey!

Sounds good, im not even sure where abouts they live just going to get my cuz to pick me up from the airport!

what's the work situation like, i def need to get a job before i can move on. If there wasnt too much about i was thinking of going to perth.

def want to be in sydney for the new year and i hear that places get booked up quickly so might have to look into that sooner rather than later. i also saw there is a big festival on the week after i land in Brisbane so might check that out. its called splendor in the grass i think.

James

4. Posted by EChis (Budding Member, 5 posts) 29 Apr '13 06:13

Ahh i see im living in a place called teneriffe its quite close to brisbane CBD to be honest.

Mm I have literally starting looking today but i think the wprk depends on what kind of thing you want to do. I rekon bar work will be easy to get but you need to have a RSA certificate to work wth alcohol. I'm looking into admin jobs to be honest so i can try and keep my weekends free at least until I move on anyway.

Sydney will be amazing at new year but like you said i can definitely imagine it to get booked up really fast...probably more expensive too!!

Really that sounds good i'll check it out Brisbane stays quite warm as well apparently so would be good to go to a festival!!

Ellie

5. Posted by Theslickman1 (Budding Member, 11 posts) 29 Apr '13 06:55

i just had a quick look and it seems like your fairly close to the city which is handy!

so many mixed reviews at the moment for work, some people saying its easy and some not so much. i work in recruitment which i understand is fairly good out there at the mo which is a plus but i would prefer to work outside :)

yeah i think with sydney ill look at getting that booked as soon as i start working, but havent decided how to get there, just looking driving would be pretty cool.

i wont know anybody really when i get there so will be good to get out and about. have you been out much is there much nightlife at all.

yeah the festival looks good i think mumford and sons are playing and also i have an email address as there is a potential to work there i think!

do you have fb/twitter?

james

6. Posted by JamesC51 (Budding Member, 52 posts) 29 Apr '13 11:14

Hi guys, I land in Brisbane on the 29th June and staying in Bunk Backpackers for a few nights before I figure out if I'm going to travel or find a job first. Plan is pretty much the same as your's, head down to Sydney for NY and then stay in Melbourne for a few months after that.

Myself and another girl from this forum are definitely looking at tickets for Splendour in the Grass, it's expensive but should be well worth it! If you decide to go would definitely be good to meet up, tickets are released on Wednesday night UK time and I hear they sell quick so should look into it soon if you're thinking about going. James :)

7. Posted by Theslickman1 (Budding Member, 11 posts) 29 Apr '13 13:48

how you doing pal!

yeah i'm still waiting for my cuz to come back on his address so i know exactly where in Brisbane ill be! i'm thinking ill hang around and get some work and have a couple of months off in the summer or maybe get a seasonal job..:S

i have a couple of mates in Melbourne so ill will get there at some point!

yeah i've just noticed that you have to pay for camping on top of the ticket price, they have that tied up in a nice bow!

are you travelling elsewhere before you get to Oz?

add me on fb/twitter if you have it!

james

8. Posted by JamesC51 (Budding Member, 52 posts) 29 Apr '13 14:16

Alright mate! Sounds good, I will need to get a job around Brisbane or possibly move up to Cairns to keep me going until the summer also. Melbourne is meant to be the place to be from what I've heard, a mate of mine was there for 6 months and said it was awesome for jobs, nightlife etc.

Ha yeah I know :(, I'm still going to go I think. Been saving up and planning this for so long that I want to do as much as I can over there! I will be in Bali in June and then flying to Brisbane from there, how about you? New Zealand after Oz definitely on the list too. I'll try find you mate, James.

9. Posted by EChis (Budding Member, 5 posts) 29 Apr '13 16:57

Yeah IM on IM pretty sure there is a link on my profile on this. And IM up for doing most things might as well as whilst I am here!!!
I'll be honest haven't been out loads but the pubs seem good over here
X

10. Posted by Theslickman1 (Budding Member, 11 posts) 30 Apr '13 02:21

ah yeah found it :)

sounds good i wasnt planning on going mad until i had a job, otherwise i can see myself running out of cash in a couple of weeks!

just cant wait to get out there now and i shouldnt have to wait long this year is flying past at the mo!

ill pop you a message nearer the time be good meet..:)

x J