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Heading to Perth the end of October, any tips and pointers

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1. Posted by (Budding Member 3 posts) 3y

So yeah, heading to Perth on the 26th October. Super excited!
Looking for any information really that people think will be of any use. Banks (do you need a tax file number?), accommodation, honestly anything ha
Hopefully finding work won't be too difficult as I'm a mechanic and apparently they're quite sought after (fingers crossed!!)
Also if other people are gonna be about, get in touch. Would be good to know some people for when I get there

Thank you :)

[ Edit: Edited on 18-Aug-2013, at 06:44 by ]

2. Posted by becky_lunnx (Budding Member 5 posts) 3y

Hi :)

I booked a starter pack thing through STA which includes the first 2 nights accommodation, reimburses the taxi price from airport to the hostel, sorts banks out, a SIM and tried to help out with jobs/CV's if needed, but don't really know much more that that so god knows what will actually happen!

I'm not heading out to Perth until late January so you'll be the organised one by then and i'll be in the position you are now! Haha, so any help when you get there will be useful to me! Haha.

If you're still going to be around Perth then it'd be good to actually know someone when i get there, especially someone who's in the same position as me! :)


3. Posted by KellieBarnes (Travel Guru 813 posts) 3y

Check out Sander's post about TFN and setting up bank accounts. You should also check out the work section of the Australia guide for job search sites and an explanation of tax and claiming your super.
Good luck with your research!

[ Edit: Edited on 18-Aug-2013, at 21:05 by KellieBarnes ]

4. Posted by (Budding Member 3 posts) 3y

hey Rebecca

You chicken! going through an agent! I thought I'd be brave and try to organise it myself! I've been cheating a bit though, my mate arrived back home a couple of months ago so I've been asking him about everything I need to do

Hopefully I'll be settled in the then! As long as I can find work and stuff. I'll post now and then with progress and stuff I think could benefit other people :) if you want add me on fb I've got it linked to my profile on here

hey Kellie

Thank you for the links, I'd already seen Sander's post, but I Had no idea about the super so that made for an interesting read! Hopefully I won't arrive back home completely broke! but it's always nice to get a tax and pensions rebate ;) it's like a little welcome home bonus haha

5. Posted by C.Hearn91 (Budding Member 32 posts) 3y


I fly out to Perth on the 23rd of October!
Would be good to know people out there around the same time.. my FB is on my profile if anyone wants to chat about OZ!


6. Posted by KellieBarnes (Travel Guru 813 posts) 3y

Haha Lee, I like it! It may be expensive in Australia but the pay is good and you get sent home with cash!