As for setting up a bank account, I'm gonna do that in Australia as I'm pretty sure you need a fixed address (Australian) to open an account
Only kinda. You can tell the bank to not send you any bank statements, so the only address they need is one to send your debit card to, for which you can use your hostel's address. Banks are rather used to backpackers in Australia.
Some banks even offer the possibility to open a bank account before you arrive in Australia, but you'll still need to walk into one of their branches with your passport after arriving before you can actually use that bank account, so there's not much benefit in doing so.
[ Edit: Edited on 16-Aug-2013, at 05:51 by Sander ]
Eekkkk getting excited can you guys recommend any good hostels in Sydney ? I don't even know how much money ill need :/ ill hopefully have 3-4000 euro t take with me ?! Will that be enough I do intend on working after a few weeks but wana see some of the Gold Coast? Anyone with me ? Ha
Hi, I am also taking the plunge 2nd of Jan, I have my flight to Singapore so far, just waiting to get the next part depending on my decision.
I was going with someone but looks like she might not be coming anymore, so am looking for a travel companion. I'm 27, and English. Sci-fi
Oh brill lizziemary add me on Facebook I'm ciara power ucd! N we can discuss this further I'm thinking of Sydney and doing oz intro for the week u shud look that upto looks good fun and ways to meet people
My girlfriend and I are heading to Melbourne early Feb, flights booked and hostel for first 2 weeks!
We are planning on working up the east coast, seeing sights as well as doing agricultural work at some point! We are thinking of going up the coast in a campervan if we can rent, or get one cheap!
Does anyone have similar plans? Be great to hear from like minded people, at the moment I work in food retail and she is a carer! Any info. on similar jobs in Oz would be great
Hey, I'm not sure what's going on just yet with my friend, I think she might end up coming, I just don't know, but I'd she does we will be starting in port campell Victoria, but if not I'm up for whatever else my adventure might bring, safety in numbers, lol.
I dont know whether to book any hostels in advance what are your plans?
How long is everyone going for?
Well, I really have no idea. I've made this decision not as a long holiday, but as a life change. I don't have any interest in wanting to give myself to a life of expectations. I really just want to wear fairy wings and live in a tree and one day have fairy babies. I want to find the place in the world where I belong. So if anyone wants to come and run around and frolick till their hearts content, through beautiful flowers and trees spreading glitter as we go, let me know x
Hi I am headed out a few days after, start of February. I am going to start in Sydney and I am going to rent a car and drive up the east coat upto the reef. It's going to be a blast! like you say safety in numbers if you want to add me on Facebook send your details so we can all get in touch :D