Skip Navigation

Leave job and go on a WHV?!

Travel Forums General Talk Leave job and go on a WHV?!

Page

Last Post

1. Posted by Chelle13 (Budding Member, 50 posts) 20 Sep '13 09:50

Hi guys!

So I'm going to Australia in January for a month of travelling! But.. I'm now seriously contemplating getting a WHV, leaving my job and just going for it! Should I? Big step! Undecided!

2. Posted by Tiff20 (Budding Member, 32 posts) 20 Sep '13 10:06

Hey

I was in the same boat as you. At first I was going to go for six months to oz but now I've decided to go for a year on a whv. And I'll be leaving my job as well. I just thought its a once in a lifetime trip and I didn't want to get to the end of the six months and which I had stayed longer.

It's a big decision but I think you should go for the whv. Hope this helps!!

Tiff x

3. Posted by bex76 (Moderator, 3600 posts) 20 Sep '13 10:21

I think you should get the whv, and you could also consider getting one for NZ too.

4. Posted by DanEvans22 (Budding Member, 63 posts) 20 Sep '13 13:01

Maybe go travelling for a month, and if you like it apply for a WHV? Not sure whether you can do it when you're already in-country, but might be worth checking out. By the way, I'm going in Jan too, not long to go now!

5. Posted by Chelle13 (Budding Member, 50 posts) 21 Sep '13 02:40

Tiff20, glad to hear I'm not the only one! You have a good point. I'm afraid if I don't go, two years down the line I'll still be in the same job and have done nothing exciting. So yeah I'd probably regret it if I didn't do it :/ When you leaving?

Bex76, I didn't even consider New Zealand!

DanEvans22, I was thinking about doing that at first but I realised I'd have to come back after the month to hand in my notice. It would just save a lot of hassle to leave my job and get the WHV. I just need the balls to do it! Are you going on a WHV? Where you headed first?

6. Posted by DanEvans22 (Budding Member, 63 posts) 21 Sep '13 06:11

Yep I'm going on a WHV. I can see why your worried but I'd say if you really want to do it just go ahead and do it, it'll be a great experience if nothing else! First stop for me is Sydney, how about you? What are your plans?

7. Posted by Chelle13 (Budding Member, 50 posts) 21 Sep '13 06:38

Yeah I really think I'll regret it if I don't! Lovely, when you heading over? I'm heading to Melbourne first, going to head up the east coast then, but no definite plans really! :)

8. Posted by Tiff20 (Budding Member, 32 posts) 21 Sep '13 11:41

I'm heading over in April. Really wish I was going earlier but I need to have a few more months of saving first!!!! I'll be starting of in Sydney too.

9. Posted by Chelle13 (Budding Member, 50 posts) 22 Sep '13 06:04

I know I'm very impatient, I'm leaving in January with the bare minimum to keep me going!

10. Posted by DanEvans22 (Budding Member, 63 posts) 22 Sep '13 12:21

I'm heading over on the 4th of January, it's starting to feel close now!